Studio manager – Musician – Producer – 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 owner of hungersleep records (2010).
In 2008, he established and built Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix. As a social entrepreneur he is the driving force behind Sound Gallery’s ethos and passion for high quality services, musical integrity and artistic excellence. He has devised and delivered live music events to showcase and promote emerging artists and bands (PhoenixSounds), mixed media projects (Virtual Vincenzo, New Works for Lost Voices), music industry events (Analogue to Digital Music Expo) and enrichment and training programmes for young people (SiMPTI, C.O.B.R.A (City of Bristol Rising Artists) E.R.A (Exeter Rising Artists).
His 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 such as Raphael Ravenscroft (Pink Floyd, Vangelis/Blade Runner), Richard Barbieri (Japan, P-Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan, Exit North), Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin), B J Cole and more.
Grice has also recorded and produced a number of solo artists and bands in the studio, including Siobhan McCrudden’s debut album ‘Icarus Girl’ which has received rave reviews for its striking melodies and production on national radio and press.
GRICE has released 5 solo albums on his label hungersleep records: Propeller (2012) which was shortlisted in the UK album of the year category at the MPG Awards, Alexandrine (2015), The Grey of Granite Stone (2017), One Thousand Birds (2019), The Absent Forest Trilogy (2020) and ‘one thousand birds symphony’ (2021). His albums have received highly positive reviews and praise on The Musician, PROG magazine, iOPages and airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music (The Tom Robinson Show), BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Devon (John Govier and Sarah Gosling) and worldwide. Grice has also written soundtracks for TV documentaries and films: Black Diamond films, William and Kate: A Royal Engagement (BBC2 and BBC Worldwide), MTV, Sky, ‘MICA’ by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Film Francophone d’Angoulême) and more.
Grice is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer – Sound Designer – Programmer
Recording and mixing engineer, Duncan has extensive experience of recording and producing musicians and bands ranging from high-profile bands and artists (Slowdive, Steve Howe, Joss Stone , Raphael Ravenscroft) to emerging bands, singer-songwriters and solo artists as well as record labels and music publishers (hungersleep records, Integrity Records, Occultation Records, Matador Records and more).
As a composer, sound designer and programmer who specialises in music technology and theatre, Duncan also has 18 years experience of working with directors, screenwriters, actors, composers, arrangers and musicians to produce music and sound for performance using cutting edge hardware and software technology.
His background includes working at the National Theatre as composer, musician, programmer and sound designer, with other work including keyboard programming the preparation of sampled sounds for west end musicals, writing music for film, tv and new media, and sound recording and engineering, including The National Theatre (London) for plays (eg. Macbeth, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, Flight) involving early, medieval and ethnic stringed instruments (Lutes, Cittern, Cimbalom, Saz) and Drums (including Gamelan).
Duncan has several years of experience in mixing and mastering music of all gernes and styles including using acoustic “folk” instruments, eg African (Dakar Audio Club), South American (La Juega), Taiko drumming (Kagemusha Taiko) and vocal (including Albums of vocal and A cappella singing by Helen Chadwick).
Duncan also delivers Sound Gallery’s music technology courses and 1:1 tuition on a number of DAWs (Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Reason) as well as Sound Gallery’s SiMPTI work experience, and Focus5 programme.
He plays Eigenharp and uses Ableton Live, loops and programming when playing live with art rock artist GRICE.
Maria Kamba Peters (MEd.)
Education and Marketing manager
Maria Peters started her music journey in Athens, where she studied piano, music theory and harmony. 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 and Applied Linguistics at the School of Education at the University of Exeter. She has worked at the Foreign Language Centre as an administrator of student enrolments and has worked closely with Professor Malcolm Ross as a research assistant at the School of Education, University of Exeter on the State of The Arts in Five English Secondary Schools project which was published under both their names in 1997.
Following a 12 year career in Further Education teaching Greek and Psychology at Exeter College and City of Bristol College, Maria was employed by Sound Gallery as Youth Volunteering programme co-ordinator to support volunteers in their roles. as part of the Vinvolved project.
She is Sound Gallery’s education and marketing manager and co-ordinates Sound Gallery’s music technology courses and SiMPTI work experience programmes and is in charge of administration, finances, marketing, social media and fundraising.
Maria is artist relations and promotions manager at hungersleep records and is also a creative contributor and spoken word artist. She offers consultation services and advice sessions on social media for the modern musician, event management, marketing, educational programmes and music related projects for youth organisations and educational establishments.
Integrity Records / Integrity Publishing
Co-founder of Integrity Records Ltd, 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, BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 4, alongside Radio X, Q Radio, Amazing Radio, Talk Radio and numerous international stations Many Integrity 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 labels on contractual issues. He has a particular interest in assisting new artists, musicians and performers with their early steps in the industry and has been running music industry advice sessions as part of Sound Gallery’s SiMPTI work experience programme.
In 2015 Nick Tarbitt partnered with Grammy-winning producer Trevor Gibson to found Integrity Publishing Ltd. Integrity Publishing now has music placed across the full range of syncs, including several TV documentaries in multiple European markets, internationally distributed films from America and Europe, multi-platform computer games and retail commercials for prestige brands such as BMW, Citroen and CHANEL and works closely with Sound Gallery’s in-house record label hungersleep records and artists Siobhan McCrudden and GRICE.