"Should some Mogul with
An Articful of Roubles, say
Choose a Studio and Musician.....
I'd say "Book a chopper to
Colliers Wood and get me
I've been recording and producing music since the late eighties (I started very young) and was fortunate enough to have had the experience of working with tape before working in a computer based enviroment.
I love old gear and I also love the convenience and speed of the digital realm.
Producing has been a very natural progression for me and it allows me to work on a more macro level of expression. I enjoy playing "God" with sounds and can never imagine myself not wanting to do what I do.
Quite a lot of the projects I've produced have involved me playing (always by request!...sometimes quite extensively) on the recordings :-) I'm also very comfortable directing and supervising sessions which don't include me as a performer:-) I enjoy creating a performance scenario which puts performers at ease whilst stretching them (ever so gently) at the same time.
In 2007 I produced Lisa Knapp's album 'Wild and Undaunted' (Ear to the Ground Records) . The album was Mojo Folk Album of the year (2007) and was nominated for BBC2 Folk Awards as well as being No1 HMV Choice.
Recent projects have saw me working in a production role with great artists such as Paul Heaton (Beautiful South, Housemartins), Christy Moore, Le Chéile, Justin Currie (Del Amitri), Alasdair Roberts, Naomi Bedford, J Eoin
"Gerry Diver is a one stop shop - not only can he get you a rich and atmospheric sound but he can play most instruments under the sun, so you can have that service on tap too...Gerry also has infinate patience and is a gem to work with...."
It has been a pleasure to work with Gerry in every way. Efficient, low stress progress. Pleasant environment........oh, and Gerry is not only an expert with the technology, he also understands the music. In our case his input, as a producer and contributing musician, was a vital component of an album with which we are very happy indeed. Thanks a million."
"The best I've ever worked with. Brings a unique combination of soul, vision and artistry to any project..."
Eoin Quiery (Burning Wheel)
" I arrived at The Tunehouse with a bunch of songs, a voice, a guitar and a piano. Gerry's production, arrangements and playing (on about 6 different instruments) turned this raw material into a very professional product that has received quite a number of really great reviews. I couldn't be more satisfied."