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 emerging 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 talent. Their collective experience spans many fields from recording, production, mixing, mastering, sound design and live sound to album releases, events management, artist promotion, education and marketing.
Jim GRICE Peters
Recording Artist - Singer/Songwriter - Arranger - Producer
London born social entrepreneur and founder of Sound Gallery CIC and several projects and initiatives including The Analogue to Digital Music Expo, SiMPTI work experience programme, PhoenixSounds live music showcase, COBRA and ERA music enrichment programmes for young people in Bristol and Exeter. He has worked as an assistant lecturer at City of Bristol College and has organised a number of music industry events and performances, including The State of the Arts event, New Works for Lost Voices performance and the Analogue to Digital Music Expo. In 2000 Grice set up Sound Gallery as a not for profit organisation and in 2007 he founded Sound Gallery CIC as a social enterprise. In 2008 he established Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix and succeeded in securing a 3-year grant for as part of the Vinvolved Youth Volunteering project. In 2010, GRICE established hungersleep records, an independent art rock label, which releases his own music as well as musicians and singer-songwriters from his close 'musical family'.
GRICE has released two acclaimed albums (Propeller and Alexandrine) and has recorded and produced a number of solo artists and bands. His innovative approach to sound production and manipulation and his talent for songwriting have attracted interest from professional musicians in the industry which have resulted in successful releases and collaborations. His debut album Propeller (2012) features the late saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft (Pink Floyd, Gerry Rafferty) and was shortlisted in the UK album of the year category at the MPG Awards. In 2015, he released his second album Alexandrine which features Richard Barbieri (Japan, Rain Tree Crow, Porcupine Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan), BJ Cole and Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin). Both albums received highly positive reviews (The Musician, PROG magazine, iOPages) and airplay in the UK (BBC 6 Music/Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing) and worldwide and had tracks included in the PROG magazine CD covermount. His Refractions EP features remixes of GRICE's tracks by Richard Barbieri, Beloved Aunt and Clogmill. His latest release The Grey of Granite Stone EP was released in 2017. GRICE performs live as a solo artist and with guesting musicians. He has recently completed a short UK tour with Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) and is currently recording his 3rd album, due to be released in 2019. He has also written soundtracks for TV documentaries and short films: Black Diamond films, BBC (William & Kate: A Royal Engagement), MTV, Sky.
Recording - Mixing & Mastering Engineer - Sound Design
Recording engineer, sound designer and Sound Gallery's Technical Director, Duncan has extensive experience of working with musicians, composers and arrangers as well as delivering music technology courses and tuition on a number of DAWs (Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Reason). 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 to recording bands, singer-songwriters, choirs and solo artists including Joss Stone, Slowdive, GRICE, Sound of the Sirens, Wildwood Kin, Rev Hammer, Steve Howe (Asia/YES), Motman and more. Duncan also records audio for voiceovers, spoken word and audiobooks, for advertising agencies, TV, radio, films, TV, radio, theatre productions and art installations, most notably Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), 'Far from the Madding Crowd' (Fox Searchlight), CBBC (Who let the dogs out feat. Rik Mayall), Tony Hawks, John Nettles, Art Malik, BBC The One Show, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, National Geographic, Channel 4 (Embarrassing Bodies), Theatre Alibi, Documental Theatre and more. See full list of CLIENTS here.
Duncan delivers Sound Gallery's music technology courses including Creative Music Technology, Ableton Live, Electronic Music Production and delivers workshops and training sessions for PhonicFM, SWMS, Exeter College Music Academy and is involved in Sound Gallery's SiMPTI work experience and Access to SiMPTI programmes.
He also plays live (Eigenharp) and uses Ableton Live, loops and programming with art rock artist GRICE.
Maria Kamba Peters (MEd. in Education)
Education & Marketing manager
Maria started her music journey in Athens, where she studied piano, music theory and harmony up to grade 6. After finishing a BEd. degree in Psychology, Education and Pedagogy at the University of Athens, she came to the UK where she completed an MEd. in Education at the School of Education at the University of Exeter. She worked as a research assistant at the School of Education at Exeter University under the wing of professor Malcolm Ross on the State of The Arts project which was published under both their names in 1998.
Following a 12 year career in Further Education teaching Greek and Psychology at Exeter College and Bristol College, Maria was employed by Sound Gallery as programme co-ordinator fort their Youth Volunteering programme. She currently co-ordinates Sound Gallery's music technology courses and SiMPTI work experience programmes and is in charge of administration, finances, marketing and fundraising.
Maria is also part of the hungersleep records as part of the marketing team and as a creative contributor and musician. She also offers consultation services and advice sessions on social media for the modern musician, event management, marketing, educational programmes and music related projects for young people for youth organisations and educational establishments (Exeter College, The Academy of Music & Sound, St Peter's school and more).
Record label owner - Legal services - 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.
Devon Tristan Gaskell
Recording & Mixing Engineer - Guitar player
Tristan has over 10 years experience ranging from live performance on the professional club and theatre circuit, session and assistant engineer work in top studios, technical and backline responsibilities on high level tours, event promotion, contemporary composition, and more. Over the last 3 years, he has developed diverse levels of studio experience, ranging from; session work, assisting engineering, full recording and mix engineering, mastering, and both chief and assistant production roles, including songwriting and arranging responsibilities. His primary DAW workstation is Logic Pro X and has also experience with Pro Tools.