Art is about capturing the magic, more than perfecting the sound.
The artist often had a vision they were so busy trying to achieve that they missed the destination.
It is our mistakes that make us human, that endeared us to people, that we have to leave in.
I relate to musicians best. The business comes second.
I am a lifer.
I can mix and master at home, helping keep the costs down .
My ears are open!
Contact me to discuss.
Lil and Ollie. Confessional. was mixed and mastered at home .
S.O.L. Collective. Reveries . mixed at home.
Antonio Forcione. Sketches of Africa. mixed at home.
Thirsty. Nomad mixed and mastered at home
Chris Kimsey has worked in the recording industry for 45 years and is a renowned Producer and recording engineer who has worked with over a hundred artists in those years. He started his career at Olympic Studios under the impressive tutorage of Keith Grant, Jimmy Miller and Glyn Johns.
Within his first few years he had worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin, Spooky Tooth, Mott The Hoople and B. B. King.
The role of an engineer is very much a facilitator aiding the artist to fulfil their potential; this may be using the studio equipment, suggesting arrangements or knowing other artists who could embellish the sound. There is nothing Chris enjoys more than recording a band in a studio setting as if in a live environment. With his unique tenure at the top of the studio game, Chris has an impressive CV.
His discography has an uncanny way of name dropping some of music’s best over the last four decades. Musicians do not have difficulty in repeat booking Chris’s talents.
Chris first stepped up to the producer role in 1974 with Bill Wyman. Since then he has received production credits with The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Terry Reid, Betty Wright, Jimmy Cliff, Joan Jett, INXS, Peter Tosh, The Chieftains, The Gipsy Kings, Kiki Dee, The Proclaimers, Marillion, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cult, Ash, Deacon Blue, Johnny Hallyday, Duran Duran, Soul Asylum, Killing Joke, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, David Knopfler, Bird, Ronnie Wood and many others.
If you were to add up the millions of records Chris has helped to sell, these would include Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive, the great Paris trilogy by The Rolling Stones of Some Girls, Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You and ELP’s Brain Salad Surgery. Just those albums alone would account for over 35 million copies.
As well as his production and engineering credits Chris is also a Mixer and Mastering Engineer..
He loves recording and producing records,
Lil and Ollie
Noah Francis Johnson