Managing Director – Recording Artist – Social Entrepreneur

London born art rock artist, musician, producer and social entrepreneur Grice Peters studied at Croydon Art College and is the founder of Sound Gallery (2000), Sound Gallery CIC (2007) and hungersleep productions (2010). 

In 2008, he established and built Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix. Grice’s innovative approach to sound production and his talent for songwriting have attracted interest from professional musicians in the industry which have resulted in successful releases and collaborations with high profile artists.

Grice 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 3 albums under the moniquer of GRICE and is part of the production team at Forward Studios in Rome.

Maria Kamba Peters (MEd.)

Education & Marketing manager – Company Secretary

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 School of Education at the University of Exeter where she also worked as a research assistant 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 as a Psychology lecturer Maria was employed by Sound Gallery. She currently co-ordinates Sound Gallery’s music technology courses and youth projects and is in charge of administration, finances, marketing and fundraising.

Maria is also artist relations and promotions manager at hungersleep records and is also as a creative contributor and spoken word artist.

Duncan Chave

Recording & Mixing Engineer – 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). 

He has worked with live and recorded music at the National Theatre, London. 

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, and even helped build the studio! His experience has been a great asset as the organisation grows. 

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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