Meet the team

Jim Grice Peters

Studio manager, Musician, Recording Artist, Producer, hungersleep productions owner

Maria Peters (MEd.)

Administrator, Education & Marketing manager. Artist promotion at hungersleep records

Duncan Chave

Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Sound Designer, Producer, Music Technology tutor

Nick Tarbitt

CEO and co-founder of Integrity Records / Integrity Publishing


JIM GRICE PETERS

Studio Manager // Recording Artist  // Producer 

London born Grice Peters is Sound Gallery’s Creative Director and founder. He set up Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix in 2008.  Over the past 20 years he has recorded and produced albums for a number of artists and bands. Most notably he has worked closely with legendary saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft on a number of projects (Forgiveness).

ARTIST/PRODUCER

The release of his debut album Propeller was shortlisted in the MPG Awards Best Album Category and has rewarded him with critical acclaim in left field and progressive art rock circles. GRICE has released 5 albums on hungersleep records and has received highly positive reviews on music magazines (The Musician, PROG, iOPages) & airplay in the UK & worldwide. Discography & album releases

Grice has appeared as a special guest on The Tom Robinson Show (BBC Radio 6 Music), BBC Introducing (Sarah Gosling), BBC Radio Devon (John Govier, Vic Morgan) and SoundArt Radio.

Grice has also produced ‘Icarus Girl’ by folk singer-songwriter Siobhan McCrudden which has received rave reviews for its production and string arrangements. 

COLLABORATIONS & performances

His innovative approach to sound production and his talent for songwriting have resulted in successful collaborations with high-profile artists including Raphael Ravenscroft (Pink Floyd, Vangelis/Blade Runner), Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan), Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin), Stefano Panunzi (Beyond the Illusion), B J Cole and more.

GRICE has supported electronic pioneer and keyboardist Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, Japan) and has shared the stage with Steve Hogharth (Marillion) in an exclusive live performance at the IB Expo (Sweden).

He is also a freelance producer at  Forward Studios in Rome.

YOUTH PROJECTS & LIVE MUSIC SHOWCASES

 As an UnLtd award winner he has set up and led a number of music enrichment projects for young people in Bristol and Exeter (ERA, COBRA) and work experience programmes (SiMPTI) and has promoted emerging bands and artists on Phoenixsounds live music events at Exeter Phoenix. As part of the Analogue to Digital Music Expo, GRICE has forged strong links with the music industry and has gathered support and sponsorship for the studio whilst providing educational and networking opportunities for local musicians, producers  and bands in Exeter and the wider area.

FILM & TV credits

Grice has also written soundtracks for TV documentaries and films: Black Diamond films,(Extreme Sports) MTV, Sky, BB2 and BBC Worldwide (William and Kate: a Royal Engagmenet), film ‘MICA’ by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Film Francophone d’Angoulême) and more.

Croydon Art College trained GRICE also designs his own album artwork, imagery and short films/trailers to promote his music. 

Grice is a member of the MU, PRS, MCPS, RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and RSBP! 

DUNCAN CHAVE

Recording engineer // Producer // Sound designer // Music Technology tutor

RECORDING

Duncan has extensive experience of working with bands, producers, session musicians and solo artists ranging from established acts including shoe-gaze legends Slowdive, award-winning signer-songwriter Joss Stone, progressive rock guitarist Steve Howe (Yes/Asia), saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft, jazz singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert and more as well as independent bands, singer-songwriters, rappers and solo artists.

He also records and produces audiobooks, podcasts and documentaries and works closely with TV and Film production companies, broadcasters, record labels, music publishers, radio stations and theatre companies.

mixing & mastering

Duncan has several years of experience in mixing and mastering music of all genres and styles, including multi-track mixing, digital and analogue stem mixing using an extensive array of the latest software and effects plugins.

He also has expertise in recording and mixing acoustic “folk” instruments, eg African (Dakar Audio Club), South American (La Juega), and Drums (including Gamelan and Taiko Drumming), vocal and A cappella singing, early, medieval and ethnic stringed instruments (Lutes, Cittern, Cimbalom, Saz, Kora, Tzouras) and string quartets.

sound design & programming

Duncan also has 18 years experience of working with directors, actors, screenwriters, composers, arrangers and musicians to produce music and sound for performance using cutting edge hardware and software technology. His career includes working at the National Theatre as composer, musician, programmer and sound designer.

Duncan is also a competent user of Ableton Live and Stutter Edit in programming and live performances with Grice and plays the Eigneharp and keyboards.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY COURSEs & TRAINING

Duncan also delivers Sound Gallery’s Music Technology & Music Production Courses & Training (Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton, Reason) and delivers recording studio experiences and music technology sessions for young people as part of Sound Gallery’s  Work Experience programme and Focus5 project.

MARIA K. PETERS (MEd.)

Administrator // Education & Marketing manager // Artist promotion & PR at hungersleep records

Admin & funding

Maria manages the studio bookings, liaises with clients and co-ordinates the booking schedule for the smooth running of the studio.

As Company secretary, she submits Sound Gallery’s annual report to Companies House.

She has a successful record in writing funding bids and applications to the PRSFoundation, Arts Council England and the Big Lottery in support of Sound Gallery’s youth enrichment programmes, and social agenda projects and activities. Her latest successes include securing grants from UK Youth, the Emergency Response Fund (ACE) and The Culture Recovery Fund (Arts Council England, DCMS).

education & marketing

Maria co-ordinates Sound Gallery’s social media posts, marketing campaigns and news letters.

She also contributes in the design and programming of Sound Gallery’s Music Production and Music Technology courses and Simpti work experience programme and she is the main contact for referrals from the Focus5 project.

Her academic background, attention to details and love for books, make her an experienced proof-reader as part of Sound Gallery’s the quality control procedure in audiobook recording and production.

artist promotion 

‘Maria writes press releases and helps promote hungersleep records artists GRICE and Siobhan McCrudden through writing posts on social media, getting airplay on radio stations, sending press releases to music magazines, online blogs and music reviewers, including PROG magazine, The Progressive Aspect, BBC Radio 6 Music, R’n’R Magazine and more.

As a native Greek speaker, she is also a spoken word artist on ‘Alexandrine’ and ‘One Thousand Birds’ albums by GRICE and a small number of film promos and advertising campaigns for independent film-makers and film production companies.

publications & EDUCATION

Maria has a degree in Psychology, Education and Pedagogy ( University of Athens) and a Masters in Applied Linguistics (University of Exeter).

Publications: ʻThe State of the Arts in 5 Secondary Schoolsʼ research project, (Malcom Ross & Maria Kamba)

She has also founded and taught a Greek Language course at Exeter College and has taught A-Level psychology at Exeter College and City of Bristol College for 12 years. She has acted as assistant examiner for AQA exam board and was enrichment officer and co-founder of the City of Bristol Rising Artists programme (C.O.B.R.A) at Bristol College.

NICK TARBITT 
Integrity Records Record label owner – Integrity Publishing Ltd

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. 

INTEGRITY RECORDS

Integrity Records Ltd, 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.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

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.


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