Engineer l Producer l Musician l Composer
George has an outstanding musical ability as well as a huge wealth
of engineering experience. His fantastic ear and perfect pitch have
their roots in a musical upbringing. Both parents sang opera - his
father a well-known principal at Sadlers Wells and ENO. George studied
'cello and piano at the Royal College of Music. He also plays guitar
and bass, and has a large collection of keyboards. At home he has
an analogue 24 track studio crammed full of vintage goodies, along
with a ProTools setup. After the musical training, George received
an engineering training from Jerry Boys (ex-Abbey Road) and many
world-class producers and engineers who passed through Livingston
Studios. He quickly achieved chart success with Coldcut, engineering
the huge Number 1 gold smash 'The Only Way Is Up' by Yazz at the
age of 21. Other hits quickly followed with James Brown, Lisa Stansfield
and The Soup Dragons, whose massive worldwide Top 5 hit 'I'm Free'
and the No.1 album 'The Lovegod' George produced and engineered.
He has engineered for luminary producers such as John Leckie, Brendan
Lynch and Mike Hedges. Albums by Five Thirty and Airhead
In recent years
George has worked with Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, and has engineered
both Bernard Butler's solo albums. In addition, remixes have been
engineered for Blur, Gabrielle and New Radicals. "I love capturing
and mixing live band performances in the studio, and equally I love
getting a programmed track really kicking… I like to work fast!"
says George. George has a 24 track analogue studio at home for pre-production
and small projects of his own. At home he records with ProTools
and also programs with Digital Performer, Cubase, Reason and Logic
Audio. However, he is at heart a collector of toys: "I have
loads of old junk - FX Pedals, electric pianos, percussion etc.
I love a carboot sale, and will always bring home some vintage vinyl.
I still practise the 'cello and piano when I can, and love a good
jam session on guitar, bass or keyboards with a couple of friends."
Member of Music Producers Guild, George writes, regularly reviewing
equipment and doing interviews for Resolution, Studio Sound and
The Mix. He writes manuals and also conducts video interviews for
Record Production . George has also designed and maintained his
own web site (see link in contacts) since 1995. In recent years Shilling has had enormous success with
artistes such as Bernard Butler, whose 'Stay' reached Number 12
in the UK, Teenage Fanclub - George recorded and mixed 'Ain't That
Enough', their highest charting single and Primal Scream, whose
'Kowalski' reached Number 8 after George mixed it! George has also
engineered a number of remixes such as Gabrielle's 'Rise', New Radicals'
'Mother' and The Corrs' 'Lifting Me', and glance at the Credit List
to see the names of Blur and Texas, for example. Recently he has
worked with Nicole Appleton, new project Exile Inside, French recording
legend Johnny Hallyday, and the Opera Babes at Number 1 in Classical
Chart and No.24 in the pop charts.
Shilling Studio and at Abbey Road
recently openned doors of his private studio to artists and projects.
"It's not quite Abbey Road, but it's got Pro Tools HD Accel,
a great separate drum room, lots of instruments and outboard etc.
You may download gear list from George.Shilling.com
Accommodation is available locally and food is available on the
premises "my wife is a professional studio caterer with years
of experience in many London studios and most recently as Radiohead's
private chef," adds Shilling
"I've recently been working with Latvian rockers Detlef, London
band The Medicine, and co-wrote a song on a French top 3 (Universal
Music) album by Nolwenn Leroy which has sold more than 250,000 in
France alone since December!"
Oh and of course I've got a Myspace.com
George can also be found at:
Sundae Club - No.1 on http://www.TuneTribe.com
Web site: George Shilling
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