Grice Peters: Studio manager – Recording artist – Producer – Social Entrepreneur
London born singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and social entrepreneur Grice Peters is Sound Gallery’s Creative Director and founder. After several years of organising live music showcases and multi-media events in Exeter, he established and built Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix in 2008.
Grice has set up many innovative youth projects and initiatives and has recorded and produced albums for several solo artists and bands, including ‘Icarus Girl’ by Siobhan McCrudden which has received rave reviews for its production and string arrangements on national radio and press.
His innovative approach to sound production and his talent for songwriting have attracted interest from music industry professional which have resulted in successful collaborations with high-profile artists including Raphael Ravenscroft (Pink Floyd, Vangelis/Blade Runner), Richard Barbieri (Japan, P-Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan), Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin), B J Cole and more.
He has released 5 solo albums under the monicker GRICE on his label hungersleep records and has received highly positive reviews on music magazines (The Musician, PROG) and airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music, The Tom Robinson Show, BBC Introducing and worldwide. Grice has also written soundtracks for TV documentaries and films: Black Diamond films, BBC, MTV, Sky, ‘MICA’ by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Film Francophone d’Angoulême) and more.
Duncan Chave: Recording, & Mastering Engineer – Sound Designer
Duncan has extensive experience of recording and producing musicians and bands ranging from established bands and artists (Slowdive, Steve Howe, Joss Stone, Raphael Ravenscroft, Guinneth Herbert) to emerging bands and singer-songwriters.
He also works closely with record labels, music publishers, directors, actors, screenwriters, composers, arrangers and musicians to produce music and sound for performance using cutting edge hardware and software technology, including keyboard programming for the preparation of sampled sounds and writing music for film, tv and new media.
Duncan has several years of experience in mixing and mastering music of all genres and styles including using 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) and string quartets.
Duncan also delivers Sound Gallery’s Training programme, he plays Eigenharp and uses Ableton Live as part of the art rock artist GRICE.
Maria Kamba Peters: Education & Marketing manager
Following a 12 year career in Further Education teaching Greek and Psychology at Exeter College and City of Bristol College, Athenian-born, Maria became Sound Gallery’s education and marketing manager and co-ordinator of training programmes and work experience within the organisation.
She is in charge of studio bookings, finances, marketing, social media and fundraising and liaises with educational programmes and youth organisations to raise awareness of Sound Gallery’s social agenda and to enrol young people in our youth projects.
Maria is also artist relations and promotions manager at hungersleep records, she is a creative contributor to album releases and spoken word artist.
She has a Masters in Applied Linguistics and has worked as a research assistant with Professor Malcolm Ross at the University of Exeter on the ‘State of The Arts’ project which was published under both their names in 1997.
Nick Tarbitt: CEO and c o-founder of Integrity Records / Integrity Publishing
Nick 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 for Sound Gallery’s training programme. he also works closely with Sound Gallery’s in-house record label hungersleep records and artists Siobhan McCrudden and GRICE.
Integrity Records Ltd is 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.
In 2015 Nick Tarbitt partnered with Grammy-winning producer Trevor Gibson to found Integrity Publishing Ltd. which has now 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