Featured Artists

The Abbey Road Institute recording workshops

Equipped with the original multi track tape files from Simple Mind’s iconic album New Gold Dream, Peter presented 2 workshops at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.

Subject – Recording and mixing drums for a rock production.

Over 35 years experience in the music business has provided Peter with a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the recording and mixing process. The workshops concentrated on Peter’s tried and tested recording and mixing techniques, including information on setting up the studio, microphone selection and placement, drums and cymbal choice, heads and tuning, equalization, dynamics processing and mixing effects.

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Gilbert O’Sullivan

‘Latin Ala G’ – Union Square / BMG

Gilbert O’Sullivan topped the UK and US singles charts in the 70’s, becoming the biggest-selling solo artist in the world. Today, he continues to be regarded as one of the world’s finest songwriters, his songs covered by artists from across the musical spectrum, including Morrissey, Neil Diamond, Diana Krall and Michael Bublé.

Recorded in Madrid, with a cast of exemplary Spanish musicians, the album stems from O’Sullivan’s love of Latin music from the early 60’s, when Brazilian artists such as Astrud Gilberto and Sergio Mendes began to gain worldwide popularity.

Peter Walsh with Gilbert O’Sullivan – Cata Studio July 2014. Photo – Ivan Valdes

Musician credits

Ray O’Sullivan – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Alfonso Pérez – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Pedro Barceló – Drums
Luis Dulzaides – Percussion
José Antonio Ramos – Bass Guitar
Josep Salvador – Nylon acoustic Guitar
Ovideo López – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Borja Montenegro – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Rubén Rebolleda – Accordion
Geoff Whitehorn – Electric Guitar on ‘Hell No’
Peter Walsh – Celeste, Electric piano, additional background vocals.
Ayala–Guest Vocalist on ‘I Guess I’ll Always Love you’
Ayala and Ben Cork – Background vocals
Clinton Outten – Background vocal on ‘That’s The Kind Of Love I Need’
Helen Marie O’Sullivan – Additional background vocals on ‘Singapore’

Musical Director – Alfonso Pérez
Strings arranged by Nick Ingman, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Andrés Suárez

Mi Pequeña Historia – Sony Spain

Reached #2 on the national Spanish Top 100 Album Chart
Produced by Alfonso Perez – Co produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh.

Recorded in Madrid, Spain, January 2015, mixed and mastered in Düsseldorf, Germany the album features
Alfonzo Pérez acoustic grand piano, Andrés Litwin drums, Luismi Baladrón bass, Jan Ozveren electric/acoustic guitar, Marino Saiz violin,

For more info on Andrés Suárez please go to

www.andressuarez.es

Here are some recent press clips

www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/musica/2015/04/14/andres-suarez-numero-1-itunes-doy-media-noche/00031429019240574268928.htm

www.teinteresa.es/musica/Andres-Suarez-numero-iTunes-media_1_1339076273.html

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The International Swingers

Question – ‘What do the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Generation X and Supernaut have in common?’
Answer – The most amazing band – The International Swingers!

The International Swingers are a rock and roll group, based in LA

- ‘four of the most intoxicating individuals ever to share a stage’

Clem Burke- Blondie/Eurythmics
Glen Matlock-Sex Pistols/Rich Kids/Iggy Pop/ The Faces
James Stevenson- Generation X/The Alarm/Gene Loves Jezebel
Gary Twinn- Supernaut/Twenty Flight Rockers.

Produced by the band and Tommy Dietrick at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 and SkyLab in Los Angeles, California.

Mixed by Peter Walsh

The album is currently available to all the Swingers fans who joined the band’s Pledge Music campaign.

Look for an official iTunes / LP / CD release later this year too.

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Gilbert O’Sullivan

‘Latin Ala G’ – Union Square / BMG

Gilbert O’Sullivan topped the UK and US singles charts in the 70’s, becoming the biggest-selling solo artist in the world. Today, he continues to be regarded as one of the world’s finest songwriters, his songs covered by artists from across the musical spectrum, including Morrissey, Neil Diamond, Diana Krall and Michael Bublé.

Recorded in Madrid, with a cast of exemplary Spanish musicians, the album stems from O’Sullivan’s love of Latin music from the early 60’s, when Brazilian artists such as Astrud Gilberto and Sergio Mendes began to gain worldwide popularity.

Peter Walsh with Gilbert O’Sullivan – Cata Studio July 2014. Photo – Ivan Valdes

Musician credits

Ray O’Sullivan – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Alfonso Pérez – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Pedro Barceló – Drums
Luis Dulzaides – Percussion
José Antonio Ramos – Bass Guitar
Josep Salvador – Nylon acoustic Guitar
Ovideo López – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Borja Montenegro – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Rubén Rebolleda – Accordion
Geoff Whitehorn – Electric Guitar on ‘Hell No’
Peter Walsh – Celeste, Electric piano, additional background vocals.
Ayala–Guest Vocalist on ‘I Guess I’ll Always Love you’
Ayala and Ben Cork – Background vocals
Clinton Outten – Background vocal on ‘That’s The Kind Of Love I Need’
Helen Marie O’Sullivan – Additional background vocals on ‘Singapore’

Musical Director – Alfonso Pérez
Strings arranged by Nick Ingman, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Andrés Suárez

‘Te Doy Media Noche’ – Sony Spain

The first single from the new Andrés Suárez album, reached #1 on the Spanish iTunes chart.
Produced by Alfonso Perez – Co produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh. the album will be released by Sony Spain in June.

Recorded in Madrid, Spain, January 2015, mixed and mastered in Düsseldorf, Germany the album features
Alfonzo Pérez acoustic grand piano, Andrés Litwin drums, Luismi Baladrón bass, Jan Ozveren electric/acoustic guitar, Marino Saiz violin,

For more info on Andrés Suárez please go to

www.andressuarez.es

Here are some recent press clips

www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/musica/2015/04/14/andres-suarez-numero-1-itunes-doy-media-noche/00031429019240574268928.htm

www.teinteresa.es/musica/Andres-Suarez-numero-iTunes-media_1_1339076273.html

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Scott Walker & Sunn O)))

‘Soused’ – 4AD

Recorded early in 2014 by Peter Walsh, the album ‘Soused’ features Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson, and Tos Nieuwenhuizen. Produced by Scott Walker and Peter Walsh, the album was released on Oct 22nd 2014.

‘Soused’ entered the UK Album Chart at #30, and reached #3 in the UK Independent Album Chart
NME record of the week – Rolling Stone 5* review.

For trailer and more information follow the link:

www.scott-o.com/

Press quotes:

“Soused is surprisingly melodic, Sunn O))) provide a menacing but rich backdrop to Walker’s distinctive baritone.” The Guardian *****

“A distinctly perverse pleasure.” Q ****

“The most accessible Scott Walker album since Tilt, perhaps even longer.” Uncut (8/10)

“Rich in imagination and surprisingly accessible.” The Observer

“At once jarringly astringent yet melodiously memorable.” The Independent – Album of the Week ****

“A powerful mix of dramatic, slow-moving sounds and Walker’s melodies and narratives” MOJO ****

“An endlessly compelling work, the match between singular solo artist and the pivotal group every bit as thrilling as you’d expect.” FACT ****

“Soused moves from the monumental to the intimate: a retrograde zoom from the apocalyptic desert, the broad river, to the room, the body, the mind. In doing so it’s a compelling and highly listenable work.”
The Quietus

“The greatest experience of your life.” Vice (10/10)

“This is Sunn O))) at their most playful, and Scott at his most enjoyable.” The Line Of Best Fit (10/10)

“An exemplar of contemporary boundary-pushing art to be consumed slowly and patiently.”
Under The Radar (8.5/10)

“An uneasy, intuitive, idiosyncratic masterpiece.” Clash (8/10)

“Cleverly pitched, constantly engaging, and finally, triumphant.” NME (8/10)

New York Times article

www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/arts/music/soused-scott-walkers-unusual-new-album-with-sunn-o-.html?_r=1

The Quietus article

www.thequietus.com/articles/16411-scott-walker-interview-sunn-o-soused

Track listing

Soused (CD/digital):
01 Brando
02 Herod 2014
03 Bull
04 Fetish
05 Lullaby

Soused (LP):
A1 Brando
A2 Bull
B1 Herod 2014
C1 Fetish
C2 Lullaby
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Meg ‘n Jez

The Meg ‘n Jez album ‘Follow It Down’ – released 30/05/14 on Drumming Monkey Records

Produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh

Available as CD, Vinyl LP, or download.

For further information and links to preview or buy a copy go to:

www.megnjez.de/followitdown/

Find out more about MEG ‘N JEZ and how they performed as special guest on the TOTEN HOSEN ‘Der Krach der Republik Tour’ 2013, in front of an estimated audience of 250000 people in 8 weeks!
Go to the MEG ‘N JEZ website for info on upcoming shows and to view the EPK of ‘Follow It Down’

www.megnjez.de/index.php/news

Stern Magazine described the album as ‘Singer  Songwriter Summer feeling’ with 4 stars

Rolling Stone gave it 3 stars and wrote ‘ The duo have talent..refreshingly unpretentious’.

Toten Hosen announced the release on their website commenting ‘alles klingt wie aus einem Guss und hat einen ganz besonderen Sound.’

Follow the link to see more

www.dietotenhosen.de/news/debuet-album-follow-it-down-von-megn-jez-ab-sofort-erhaeltlich

and here on 1LIVE

www.einslive.de/musik/heimatkult/2014/06/megn_jez_kw23.jsp?fb_action_ids=10202310311462704&fb_action_types=og.recommends

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Kreidler

2014 sees the 20th anniversary of German electronic pioneers Kreidler.
This exclusive limited edition white vinyl 12″ was released on Record Store Day containing 2 songs mixed by Peter Walsh
‘Snowblind’ and ‘Escaped’

The new album “ABC” (recorded in Tbilisi, Georgia) was released on April 19th

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Meg ‘n Jez

The debut single, ‘By Myself’, released 11/04/14 on Drumming Monkey Records

Produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh

To preview ‘By Myself’ and to order the upcoming album ‘Follow It Down’ follow the link:

www.itunes.apple.com/es/album/follow-it-down/id858602720?l=en

Find out more about MEG ‘N JEZ and how they performed as guest on the TOTEN HOSEN ‘Der Krach der Republik Tour’ 2013, in front of an estimated audience of 250000 people in 8 weeks!

Go to the MEG ‘N JEZ website for more info about their April tour and to view the stunning EPK for the upcoming album release
‘Follow It Down’

www.megnjez.de/index.php/home

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James Stevenson

The long awaited and critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ is out now

Produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh – Co produced by Mark Taylor.

….Featuring Mark Taylor, Chris Bell, Peter Bugg Rizzo, Glen Matlock, Barriemore Barlow, Geoff Dugmore, Steve Norman, Craig Adams, Igor Marjanovic, Maggi Ronson, Elizabeth Westwood, Tracie Hunter, Dennis Ilett, Steve Norman, Glen Matlock, Peter Walsh

Debut album from the multi talented guitarist who has rocked with many famous names over the years…
Kim Wilde, Chelsea, Generation X, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Cult, and more recently The Alarm, Glen Matlock and the Philistines, International Swingers and Scott Walker%0

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Belonoga

To preview this album please follow the link below:

www.itunes.apple.com/de/album/through-the-eyes-of-the-sun/id808786598

Gergana Dimitrova, a.k.a. BELONOGA, is best known as one of the magnificent singers from ‘Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares’ and ‘Eva Quartet’.

Produced by Dimitar Panev – Recorded by Alex Nushev – Mixed by Peter Walsh –

Belonoga’s deep knowledge of Bulgarian folklore and her encounters with the ancient musical cultures of Australian Aborigines and African Pygmies over the years have led to a combination of musical ideas provoked by the primordial and structured by the melodious. Thus, an extraordinary new music, extremely rich in emotions, came into being – a dialogue between the archaic culture of the Aborigines and Pygmies and the melodies of Bulgarian songs.

The foundation of her work – the human voice – sought the direct connection between them in a new musical world. Belonoga has created a whole musical universe.

A key role in the project was also played by Alex Nushev, who helped Belonoga to realize her ideas over years of studio work. The rest of the participants include Kostadin Genchev – one of the best Bulgarian kaval players and founder and director of the groups Bulgara and Wild River; Violeta Petkova – gadulka (rebec); Dimitar Tishev – accordion; Dimitar Hristov – tambura (pandore); and Greek multi-instrumentalist Vangelis Karipis – percussion. Special guests in the project were the magnificent Armenian singer and musician Hayg Yazdzhian (percussion, voice) and jazz doyen Anatoly Vapirov (saxophone). The project was mixed by Alex Nushev and Peter Walsh (who also worked on ‘The Arch,’ as well as with Peter Gabriel, Pulp, Stevie Wonder, and others).

label: www.elen-music-label.com

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Eva Quartet / Hector Zazou

The Arch is the last album I mixed for my dear friend Hector.
We shared some great times together.
We made some beautiful music together.
We worked in some fantastic locations
….and we drank some wonderful wine together..

Hector sadly passed away before completing this mammoth project.
I hope that I have mixed it as he would have wanted..

Merci Hector!!

Featuring special guests

Laurie Anderson (USA); Sofia String Quartet (Bulgaria); Bollywood
String Orchestra (India); Roberto Cechetto (Italy); Cecilia Chailly (Italy);
Kaushiki Charkaborty (India); David Coulter (UK); Diego Amador (Spain);
Diva Reka Band (Bulgaria); Antoni Donchev (Bulgaria); Robert Fripp (UK);
Bill Frisell (USA); Djiavan Gasparian (Armenia); Andrea Guzzoletti (Italy);
Mehdi Haddab (Algeria); Dimiter Hristov (Bulgaria); Kostadin Kostadinov
(Bulgaria); Radosvet Kukudov (Bulgaria); Zoltan Lantos (Hungary);
Nils Petter Molvær (Norway); Carlos Nunez (Spain); Dobri Paliev (Bulgaria);
Stoyan Pavlov (Bulgaria); Violeta Petkova (Bulgaria); Renaud Pion (France);
Minna Raskinen (Finland); Bill Rieflin (USA); Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan);
Stefano Saletti (Italy); Daniel Spassov (Bulgaria);
Janne Strömstedt (Sweden) etc.

Produced by Hector Zazou & Dimiter Panev
Mixed by Peter Walsh

Review in Songlines magazine

The sonic world of this album is stunningly beautiful…… A wonderful, endlessly absorbing masterpiece

www.songlines.co.uk/topoftheworld/top-of-the-world.php

Interview with Dimiter Panev in The Vagabond magazine

www.vagabond-bg.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2083&catid=#.USeKz6XD008

Elen Music – Info on Eva Quartet

www.elen-music.com/art009en.php

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Presuntos Implicados

Recorded live in Mexico City  at the Plaza Condesa in May 2013, this double cd /dvd features special guests Leonel Garcia, Santiago Cruz, Sandoval, and Tommy Torres.

Co produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh for Warner Music Mexico

Follow the link below to watch the video of the first single released Nov 19th 2013

‘Nunca Es Para Siempre’

www.video.mx.msn.com/watch/video/nunca-es-para-siempre-presuntos-implicados/64s1dqco?src=FLPl%253ainfo%253atitleBar%255elink%253auuids&from=es-MX”

For more info on La Noche 2 and Presuntos Implicados follow the link:

www.facebook.com/PRESUNTOS?hc_location=stream

Peter was also involved in the mixing of the top selling live CD La Noche (1), originally released in 1995

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Andrés Suárez

Madrid 24th April 2013. Andrés Suárez enters the Spanish charts at #5 with the album – ‘Moraima’.
Co produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh for EMI Music, this is the first live album by the artist from Ferrol, and represents the leading edge of a new generation of singer songwriters in Spain.

Andrés Suárez ha entrado hoy directamente al nº 5 de la lista de los álbumes más vendidos en España con Moraima. Es el primer disco grabado en directo del artista de Ferrol y el gran debut en listas de este cantautor revelación, que representa y lidera a una nueva generación de cantantes y compositores españoles que emerge con fuerza, con aliento creativo y una indiscutible calidad en músicas y textos.

www.andressuarez.es/andres-suarez-revolucion-y-sorpresa-en-el-mundo-de-la-musica-con-su-album-moraima-top-5-en-ventas/”>

Recorded at Madrid’s Cata Studios by Peter Walsh in December 2012, Andrés Suárez is supported by an 11 piece band, directed by Alfonso Pérez on acoustic grand piano.

The album is co produced by Alfonso Pérez & Peter Walsh… a collaboration which has already seen major success with artists such as Miguel Bosé (Sereno) and Najwa (El Ùltima Primate)

The band line up is
Alfonzo Pérez acoustic grand piano, Andrés Litwin drums, Luismi Baladrón bass, Jan Ozveren electric/acoustic guitar, José Barragán electric/acoustic guitar, Luis Dulzaides percussion, Marino Saiz violin, Iván Martin viola, Josep Trescolí Sanz cello, Carlos Martín trombone, and Oscar Cordero flugel horn.

For more info on Andrés Suárez please go to

www.andressuarez.es

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Scott Walker

Scott began writing new material around 2009 – whilst also scoring the ROH 2’s Duet For One Voice ballet – recording it sporadically over the following three years. The end result is Bish Bosch, a tauter but more colourful experience than The Drift, with greater emphasis on processed, abrasive guitars, digital keyboards and thick silences.

Aided again by co-producer Peter Walsh and joined by a regular core of musicians, Ian Thomas (drums), Hugh Burns (guitar), James Stevenson (guitar), Alasdair Malloy (percussion) and John Giblin (bass). Musical director Mark Warman also played a prominent role, both as conductor and keyboardist, while guests include trumpeter Guy Barker and pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, who worked on three of Scott’s mid-seventies LPs. For tracks ‘SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)’, ‘Dimple’ and ‘Corps de Blah’, Scott drafted in an orchestra, recording them in The Hall at Air Studios last November. For the cover art, Scott worked closely with painter Ben Farquharson and designer Philip Laslett.

A more comprehensive guide on what to expect from the album can be found at bishbosch.com

Bish Bosch is released on December 3rd / 4th on Double Vinyl LP, CD and download.

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch 
Catalogue number: CAD 3220

4AD Web site – www.4ad.com/artists/scottwalker

WORLD PREMIERE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, VIVID FESTIVAL

24 May – 10 June 2013

www.vividsydney.com/events/bish-bosch-ambisymphonic/”

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Simple Minds

5X5 Live features five songs from each of the band’s first five albums plus bonus tracks, as the band played slightly differing sets in different cities.
The tour saw the band playing sets that included songs from the albums:
Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84), all of which were released in a prolific period from 1979 to 1982.