HATCD051 “BRANDY HOLE COPSE by BEN HOCKLIFFE September 2005

Ben Hockliffe is a Sussex singer / songwriter / guitarist who came to me with a pocketful of raw songs which I recorded and then spent 4 weeks postmastering them until we were both delighted with the end result. To date this remains my favourite cd which I have produced! Please give it a listen … Read more HATCD051 “BRANDY HOLE COPSE by BEN HOCKLIFFE September 2005

HATCD050 “HEARTSTRINGS” by ANDY PAYNE June 2005

Andy Payne’s second CD with me. This time Andy has singers to help him with harmony and backing vocals and me adding production sounds to his songs. Net result is a happy CD full of variety and originality of which I am extremely proud!ANDY PAYNE…6 and 12 string Takamini guitars, mandolin, harmonica and vocalsBEVERLEY LAKE…harmony … Read more HATCD050 “HEARTSTRINGS” by ANDY PAYNE June 2005

HATCD049 “IN CONCERT” by THE CLASS BRASS BIG BAND May 2005

Another CD for Musical Director Richard Baker and his new venture The (Brighton-based) Class Brass Big Band. I recorded this CD a special concert at The Hounsom Memorial Church, Neville Avenue, Hove on Saturday 23 April 2005.Just for the record the stars of this CD are:Piano…JAMES BUCKHAMPercussion…OLLIE WATSONTuba…JACK ADLER-McKEANSaxophones and Clarinets…LISA BAKER / CLAIRE ELLIS … Read more HATCD049 “IN CONCERT” by THE CLASS BRASS BIG BAND May 2005

HATCD048 “ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN” by TERRY LEES November 2004

Terry Lees, Sussex-based guitarist asked me to record him and help him with producing a CD of which this is the result. I spent masses of time postmastering and the net result is what you hear. I never really got much credit for my work on this CD from Terry…but that’s life! The cover photo … Read more HATCD048 “ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN” by TERRY LEES November 2004

HATCD046 “HARVEYS BEST” by HARVEYS BOYS August 2004

Harveys Boys are me and my chum Barry Turner. We both share a passion for real ale especially our local Sussex Best Bitter “Harveys Best” and, with permission from Miles Jenner, head brewer at Harveys Brewery, Lewes, East Sussex, we called ourselves Harveys Boys and made this our first CD based around this wonderful beer … Read more HATCD046 “HARVEYS BEST” by HARVEYS BOYS August 2004

HATCD045 “NOBODY’S FOOL” by MARTIN JEREMIAH…June 2004

Martin Jeremiah’s 4th CD with me…still churning out those self-penned songs…he’s a machine! Artists on this CD are:MARTIN JEREMIAH = Vocals / Guitar / Co-ProductionVICKI CARRINGTON = Harmony Vocals / Percussion / Front and Back CD DesignELLEN BATESON = Harmony Vocals / Bass GuitarPETE O’CONNELL = DrumsDAVE THOMPSON = Lead GuitarTIM KENT = Keyboards / … Read more HATCD045 “NOBODY’S FOOL” by MARTIN JEREMIAH…June 2004

HATCD044 “SPECIAL EDITION 25TH ANNIVERSARY” by BRIGHTON WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR…December 2003

The Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir had heard about my growing Hat Records Empire and rang me up and asked if I could make a CD for them…this was a new challenge which I eagerly relished. I bought a new set of special Condenser microphones and on the planned morning set off for a church … Read more HATCD044 “SPECIAL EDITION 25TH ANNIVERSARY” by BRIGHTON WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR…December 2003

HATCD043 “DARK STAR” by MARTIN JEREMIAH June 2003

Martin Jeremiah’s 3rd CD with me at the co-production helm. More lovely self-penned songs to talk about. Here’s the line-up:MARTIN JEREMIAH—Vocals / Guitars / Co-ProductionELLEN BATESON—Harmony Vox / Bass Guitar / Recorder / WhistleTIM KENT—Keyboards / effects / C0-Production / Mastering / PicsVICKI CARRINGTON— Harmony Vox / Bongos / Front Cover DesignPETE O’CONNELL—Drums

HATCD042 “LIVE AT THE OPEN HOUSE, BRIGHTON” by KEVIN BARBER & MARK TAYLOR June 2003

Kevin Barber and Mark Taylor, Brighton-based entertainers, guitarists and singers (and now songwriters too) did a gig at The Open House pub (formerley The Springfield) in Brighton. I was doing the sound for this gig and recorded it “live”….this is the lovely result. Kevin and Mark’s special guest was Don Watts (as seen in the … Read more HATCD042 “LIVE AT THE OPEN HOUSE, BRIGHTON” by KEVIN BARBER & MARK TAYLOR June 2003

HATCD021 “GOD SAVE IRAQ” By TIM KENT March 2003

A song of conscience and hope So I’m sitting right here airing my song and thinking that this crazy world has gone wrong;I’m wondering why we’ve reached the point when all our feelings and anger we vent. I’m feeling guilt, it isn’t right watching those armies joined in the fight;part of me says ‘I don’t … Read more HATCD021 “GOD SAVE IRAQ” By TIM KENT March 2003