Managing Director

Grice Peters is the founder of Sound Gallery (2000) and Sound Gallery CIC (2007). In 2008, he established and built Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix. During the past 20 years, he has devised and delivered a number of cross-platform projects and music industry events, including the Analogue to Digital Music Expo, Phoenixsounds, SiMPTI, C.O.B.R.A (City of Bristol Rising Artists), E.R.A (Exeter Rising Artists), The Virtual Vincenzo project, State of the Arts and more. He has released 5 albums under the moniquer of GRICE which he has released on his label hungersleep records and is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts.

Maria Kamba Peters (MEd.)

Company Secretary

Maria studied Psychology, Education and Pedagogy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has set up and taught courses on Modern Greek for adult learners and taught A-Level Psychology at Exeter College. In 2002, she became full time lecturer at City of Bristol College and co-ordinated COBRA (City of Bristol Rising Artists). She has a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics (University of Exeter) and she was a research assistant to professor Malcom Ross on the ‘State of The Arts’ project at the School of Education at the University of Exeter which was published under both their names in 1998.  Since 2010, she has been Sound Gallery’s education and marketing manager, administrator, fundraising officer and work experience co-ordinator.

Duncan Chave

Technical Director

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 delivers Sound Gallery’s music technology courses and is involved in Sound Gallery’s SiMPTI work experience and Access to SiMPTI programme as part of the #Focus5 Project. He also plays live (Eigenharp) and uses Ableton Live, loops and programming with art rock artist GRICE.

Aleksis Gailans

Vice Chair & Treasurer

Aleksis has been part of Sound Gallery since its beginnings as a not for profit organisation and is in charge IT and Web Development. He has helped put on shows around the country for musicians, advised on business, finance and technology. Aleksis comes from an events background and is a professional lighting designer. He has worked on various West End shows, tours, concerts and large-scale live events including awards ceremonies, concerts, roadshows and conferences. Over the last few years he has lit events with renowned artists such as Emeli Sande, Shirley Bassey, JLS and Rudimental and worked for clients such as the BBC, ITV, Nokia, MTV and GSK. 

Alexander Marchant

Director of Youth Engagement

Talented musician, sound engineer and producer, Alex has been involved in running recording studio sessions, delivering music enrichment programmes and co-ordinating volunteers as part of the Vinvolved programme and the Analogue to Digital Music Expo. Alex has been involved with the studio from a very early age and he is Sound Gallery’s youngest Director. He has a talent for live sound and is an accomplished recording engineer. From an early age, Alexander has worked in Exeter as a live sound engineer in local music venues (The Hub) and has also been part of music groups and bands. He is currently residing in London writing, performing, recording and producing his own material.

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