Matt Lawrence is a GRAMMY Award-winning, producer, engineer and mixer who has already worked with some of the biggest acts on the planet. It was his work on Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’, the fastest selling record of the year in both the UK and the US, that earned him a Grammy. Debuting at number one on both sides of the Atlantic, it has since gone triple platinum in the UK and has sold over 2.5 million copies in the US alone.
His other credits include Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding, Bat For Lashes, Black Eyed Peas, Foals, Laura Marling, Kodaline, You Me At Six, Macy Gray, Magnetic Man, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande, Sugababes, Beverley Knight, Katherine Jenkins, Keane, One Direction, Kylie, Eric Clapton, Shirley Bassey, Joan Armatrading, George Michael, The Who, The White Stripes, The Vaccines, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Groove Armada, to name a few.
Matt has over 20 years’ experience in making records. Starting out at Van Morrison’s residential studio in Bath, he worked on no less than seven of his studio albums, as well as with other artists such as Annie Lenox, Paul Weller and Stereophonics. A move to London’s legendry Metropolis Studios saw him rise through the ranks to become Chief Engineer where he went on to work with some of the biggest acts in the world such as U2, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Joe Cocker and Garbage, as well as more leftfield acts such as Bjork, DJ Shadow, Goldie and Jeff Beck.
Honing his skills working alongside such a variety of high calibre producers and mixers has given Matt an almost unrivalled education and experience in making records. Names such as Sir George Martin, Gus Dudgeon, Marius DeVries, Butch Vig, Steve Osborne, Ben Hillier, Guy Sigsworth, Alan Moulder, Gary Langan, Nellee Hooper, Michael Kamen, Bill Price, Norman Cook, Mark Ronson, Justin Timberlake, Timberland and Will.i.am have all had a direct influence on his career.
Although Matt’s work has already contributed to millions of record sales worldwide, he also enjoys working with new and up and coming artists from an early stage in their careers.
Matt shares a studio with internationally acclaimed producer/mixer Dave Bascombe where they work separately and together on projects. The room is suitable for mixing, overdubs, and additional production and enjoys the facilities and support from the Battersea Park Studios complex.
Orchestral and Classical
At home in the most demanding of recording environments, Matt has engineered string and orchestral sessions for artists such as Magnetic Man, Super Furry Animals, Foals, Groove Armada, Moloko, Duran Duran, Mark Ronson and Sugababes. He has considerable experience recording and mixing sections ranging from 4 – 40 players.
Live Concert Mixing for DVD, TV Web & New Media
Matt has also worked on numerous DVD projects, mixing for artists such as Robbie Williams, The White Stripes, Interpol, Scissor Sisters and Snow Patrol. He also produced and mixed the Live 8 concert series. Already ten times platinum they are the biggest selling music DVDs of all time.
Film and Surround
Matt has considerable experience in recording and mixing many film scores and has been involved in music projects for TV and advertising with campaigns including The UEFA Cup, British Airways and Nike.