Meet the Sound Gallery Team
Sound Gallery's team has many years experience in the music industry and have recorded and produced countless professional and aspiring solo artists and bands. Our team is passionate about music, they are talented musicians in their own right and they are genuinely interested in unlocking potential and nurturing individual talent. Their collective experience spans many fields from sound design to live sound, recording, mixing, mastering, music industry, careers, promotion, education and marketing.
GRICE: Recording artist - Musician - Producer - Social Entrepreneur
Jim GRICE Peters: Musician, singer-sognwriter, Sound Gallery's Creative Director, founder of hungersleep records and co-founder of Analogue to Digital Music Expo. GRICE has worked on production, pre-production and recording projects within the music industry (Duffy, Raphael Ravenscroft, Veil Cassini, Tenebrae) and has fronted bands since his early days in South London. In 2012 he released his first solo album: Propeller (2012) which was shortlisted in the UK album of the year category at the MPG Awards, followed by Alexandrine (2015) which features Richard Barbieri (Japan, Rain Tree Crow, Porcupine Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan), BJ Cole and Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin). Both albums have been featured on the PROG magazine CD covermounts and have received highly positive reviews
(The Musician, PROG, iOPages) and airplay in the UK (BBC 6 Music) and worldwide. GRICE has also written soundtracks for TV documentaries and extreme sports programmes: Black Diamond films, BBC (William & Kate: A Royal Engagement), MTV, Sky Sports. GRICE performs live as a solo artist and with guesting musicians.
Duncan Chave: Recording engineer - Producer - Sound Designer
Producer, engineer, sound designer and Sound Gallery's Technical Director, Duncan has extensive experience of recording and working with musicians, composers and arrangers as well as delivering music technology courses and tuition on a number of DAWs. Duncan’s experience ranges from keyboard programming and the preparation of sampled sounds for West End musicals, the Royal National Theatre, TV and film music and sound installations to recording and producing numerous bands and singer-songwriters at Sound Gallery studios including Joss Stone, Slowdive and local up and coming vocal duo Sound of the Sirens. Duncan has also worked with a number of actors as part of the film and TV industry and audiobook industry (Far from the Madding Crowd, John Nettles, Rik Mayall, Art Malic). He also plays live, plays Eigenharp and uses Ableton Live, loops and programming with art rock artist GRICE.
Maria Peters - Education & Marketing manager
After finishing a BEd. degree in Psychology, Education and Pedagogy at the University of Athens, Maria came to the UK where she completed an MEd. in Education at the University of Exeter. Following a 12 year career in Further Education teaching Greek and Psychology A-Level, she took responsibility of Sound Gallery's Youth Volunteering programme as programme co-ordinator (2010-2011). She currently co-ordinatess Sound Gallery's educational and SiMPTI work experience programmes and is in charge of administration, finances, marketing and fundraising. She is part of hungersleep productions and record label team and offers consultation services and advice sessions on social media for the modern musician, event management, marketing and creating educational programmes and music related projects for young people.
Nick Tarbitt - INTEGRITY RECORDS // INTEGRITY PUBLISHING
In the early 1990s, Nick Tarbitt set up Integrity Records Ltd, now one of the U.K.'s longest running truly independent record labels and known for finding & nurturing cool new talent. Their releases, spanning various genres from punk to drum & bass via indie-folk and quirky pop, have been heard on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, alongside XFM/Radio X, Q Radio, Amazing Radio and numerous regional stations in the UK and abroad. Many of their artists have played live sessions from the BBC Maida Vale studios for Steve Lamacq, Jo Whiley, Zane Lowe, Mike Davies and the late John Peel.
Nick also has several years’ experience as a media & entertainment lawyer, advising musicians, management companies and record labels on contractual issues, but with a particular interest in assisting new artists, musicians and performers with their early steps in the industry, including their first band agreements, management contracts, recording deals, licensing and publishing agreements.
In 2015 Nick partnered with Grammy-winning producer Trevor Gibson to found Integrity Publishing Ltd, a boutique music publisher with a carefully hand-picked catalogue of the finest international song writing talent and pre-cleared quality production music across multiple genres for commercial use in film, television, advertising & computer games.
Integrity Publishing has music placed across the usual range of syncs, from simple corporate videos for in-house events & trade shows through to internationally distributed independent films and retail commercials for prestige brands such as BMW and CHANEL.