Portfolio

Below is a portfolio of selection of the recordings made or mixed at The Dining Room Studio.

Hank Foreman - Cold Out of the Sun

Hank Foremann

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Hank’s debut EP “Keep on Dreaming” was tracked the the Dining Room Studio over a number of sessions spanning a couple of months. This is a reference mix produced at the end of the tracking sessions. The EP is currently available via iTunes or on digitally and on CD direct from Hank.

 

Guitarist and songwriter with a tea obsession and a clone of Hugh Grant…apparently! With an unaffected warmth and contemplative approach to life he is charm personified and as one reviewer said ” To dislike him is unthinkable”. The skittering finger-picking , mellow vocal style and catchy tunes will stay with you and leave you with a foot that literally can’t stop tapping. 3 Parts soft rocker 3 parts folk fantasist, 3 part blues boy and 1 part Hugh Grant, Hank Foreman is one to watch.

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Marylebone Jelly - Something Got Me Started

Marylebone Jelly

Marylebone Jelly

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This cover song was tracked live, then some parts overdubbed before adding vocal takes. The track was then mixed and mastered here in the studio.

 

Marylebone Jelly is an experienced five-piece live band with a repertoire that covers the best and classic hits from the last five decades. The band provides an excellent, friendly service from your initial enquiry right through to the end of your event. They pride themselves on working to an exceptionally high standard as musicians and with their professional attitude, they guarantee an enjoyable event for all.

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Andrea & James - 48 Mile Smile

DeFrenchy Duo

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The instrumental parts for this track were recorded at another studio. Andrea’s vocals were tracked here at the Dining Room Studio and some minor little piano embellishments were added to the choruses. The track was then mixed and mastered here in the studio.

 

Andrea and James form the DeFrenchy Duo. James is a well known and respected guitarist from the south coast of Kent and Andrea is  a  talented gigging and session vocalist from the Medway area. Both Andrea and James are accomplished songwriters.

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Tamala Baldwin - Finally

Tamala Baldwin

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Tamala’s track had already been recorded at a New York studio and Tamala was looking to take the track elsewhere to be mixed. The track was mixed whilst communicating progress and discussing direction with Tamala by email. Finally (no pun intended), the track was mastered for radio air-play here in the studio.

 

Tamala Baldwin is intuitively infectious with boundless energy! Ever since she was a mini-Tammy, she knew she wanted to entertain. . At the age of 9 she watched the popular musical Mama, I Want To Sing and fell in love with the story and the performance of the leading actress. She became a fan of the production and often sang the songs featured in it to the top of her lungs. Seeing a potential and great will from her little daughter, Tamala’s mom brought her to a singing teacher who quickly channeled her talent to useful traits. She went on to study classical music at Julliard School of Music for the flute and attended the Professional Performing Arts School, which launched the beginning of her career.

Tamala is also a skilled writer/lyricist/composer and is currently writing original works for her and other artists.

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Burn

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This track was recorded at the Dining Room Studio as part of a showcase EP for a local singer/songwriter. The artist came to the studio with a basic scratch track created in Steinberg Sequel with complete lyric and vocal melody written. We developed the track musically and then recorded the new parts along with the artist’s vocals in a style that matched the theme of lyric. The track was released on the artist’s debut showcase EP on iTunes.

Mathew Woodhams - Fairy Tale Audiobooks

Mathew Woodhams

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I’ve used Dining Room Studio to record spoken word for my Fairy Tale Audiobooks for my Design Project in BA (hons) Visual Arts to show the professionalism and the effectiveness of the audiobook packaging.

 

Mathew is a student at Canterbury College and Graphic Designer of 1323 Design.

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