Paul Madden is our recording wizard – a professional musician and studio owner for three decades, there isn’t much that Paul doesn’t know about gear, techniques and how to get a great performance out of musicians. Again, his CV is pretty scary.
Long-time musician, record producer/engineer & studio facilities owner. Paul’s career started in the mid-1970s as the ASM at Caesar’s Palace where at 14 he was mixing the sound for world class artist including the Four Tops, The Stylistics, The Three Degree’s, The Drifters and Andy Williams. Parallel to this, he was undertaking drum lessons with the great drum teacher Max Abrams.
By the age of 19 he’d crossed over onto the stage as the drummer in the original London production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre. At 22 he spent 18 months in the orchestra for the original production of “Cats” at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane. During these years he was also associated with a number of bands and recording artists, including recording with “Dancezone” for EMI, The “World” for Electra Records “Julia Downs” DJM Records. He also spent an extended period in power pop band the “Exciters” & played on many recording dates/sessions.
1983 saw the formation of Paul’s first recording facility “Madhouse Recorders” after which followed a move into Central London with the formation of The Smokehouse Studios. Many years and over 200 records, countless film scores & TV themes later, he’s still at it and back behind the drum-kit with NWOBHM rockers High Treason.
Paul’s eclectic credit list includes recordings for: The Jones Girls, Lulu/Bobby Womack, Jah Wobble, Transglobal Underground, Natasha Atlas, The White Stripes, Jack Bruce, Robin Trower, Peggy Seegar, Sarah-Jane Morris, David Gray, Gary Numan, The Stranglers, John Wetton, David Knopfler and Pete Brown (to name but a few!) He has also recorded albums with many well-known producers including Gerry Bron, Gus Dudgeon and Robin Millar. Finally he has film, TV and theatre music experience with artists including John Cameron, Joby Talbot, John Barry, Don Black, Daniel Pemberton, Monty Norman, The LPO & the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra.