Such a Purfleet Day

Have been in Purfleet for a couple of days at the National Skills Academy’s new Backstage Centre : a massive purpose built production house for bands to use before they tour…. absolutely astounding in terms of scale.

Had a tour round the Royal Opera House Production facility, too: also, amazing.

Mid way through mixing the Refuge album.. single’s gone to be pressed (vinyl). Another week or two, then done.

I need a heater in the studio !

Oh, yes, and lovely Clive tuned the piano…. he’ll need to come back in a couple of months to raise it a little more, but it sounds lovely.

Backstage at Download

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to do the tech day at Download: the college is a National Skills Academy, and we get to see tech set ups at various Arena gigs round the UK.. this year it’s been Example, Rammstein, Chilli Peppers and the Download festival.

Really interesting, but the piccies probably show it better than I could say.