Starting as an Electronic Engineer at Pye TVT in Cambridge, Simon joined the legendary Olympic Studios when he discovered audio mixers. Moving to Whitehouse Studios in the early 80ís he worked with Duran Duran, Kiss and John Miles and recorded albums for Justin Hayward and Mond Cowie.
A spell as a freelancer saw Simon working all over London at Red Bus, Olympic and Whitfield Street before a trip to Livingston on the day Dave Bascombe left to record Songs from the big chair for Tears for Fears. 5 years and 4 studios later he joined Audio Kintics before being tempted back into studio life by Andy Hilton.
This lead to his eventual appointment as General Manager of Hilton Sound, the start of h2o and Totally Brilliant Software (both still alive and well) and the sale of the hire company to Dreamhire. H2o being the recording consultancy provided location recording services for Radiohead, the design and build of their flight cased recording studio and the use for the recording of OK Computer at Jane Seymours house near Bath and the design and installation of Mark Owens studio in the Lake District.
He was asked to consult on the installation at Sphere Studios and has been here ever since and is in charge of bookings and the day to day co-ordination of all things Sphere along with the odd spell as an engineer, tech and telephone man.
Crystal joins the team from another major studio via an 18 month break where she was working in film along side Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton. She is Simons right hand woman also ensuring smooth day to day operations.
Franc is Chief Engineer at Sphere with over ten years of experience working along side producers such as Glyn Johns, Andy Wright, Nigel Wright, Chris Kimsey, 10 times Grammy winner Kevin Bond, Ross Cullum, Youth, Biff Stannard and Graham Stack amongst others. His Engineering credits include, Mika, Tesseract, Westlife, Il Divo, Queen, NIN, Nadine Coyle, The View, Duran Duran, Gary Moore, New Model Army, Ronan Keating, The Streets and Rachel Stevens.
Franc is also available for sessions outside Sphere. To book Franc for a session contact Simon or Crystal at Sphere.
Ronan is our Irish wonder senior assistant, constantly working on his studio tan. You'll be in good hands in his company…. just keep him away from rings…
Greg is the newest member of our Engineering staff. Since joining Sphere he has worked with some of the top names in the industry including: Chris Potter, Glyn Johns, Nigel Wright, Andy Wright, The Chakras, The Feeling, The Plea, The Rifles, Wilson Minds, The Overtones, One Direction, Alex Burke, Kanyu Tree, Mike Posner, Bill Bailey, Imelda May, Natty, Steps, Andrew Cole, Mick Hucknall, Phantom of the Opera, Midsomer Murders. Greg brings a great vibe and sense of humour to every session as well as an ever increasing knowledge of all things Sphere.
Nick joins us as Technical manager and has a Zen like quality to his demeanour. He brings the experience and calm to any project of a person far beyond his years, ensuring everything is kept working when you need it to rock. He can move things with the power of his mind.