Meet the team
JIM PETERS (GRICE)
Studio Manager // Recording Artist // Producer
Musician, singer-songwriter, producer and social entrepreneur Grice Peters was born in Wimbledon and studied at Croydon Art College in London. He founded Sound Gallery in 2000 with support from the Elmgrant Trust (Lord Young). He is Creative Director and founder of social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC (2007) and manager of Sound Gallery Studios (2008).
Over the past 20 years GRICE has recorded and produced albums and singles for a number of artists and bands including ‘Icarus Girl’ debut album by folk singer-songwriter Siobhan McCrudden.
He has worked closely as an engineer and producer with saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft (Pink Floyd, Vangelis/Blade Runner, Duffy) on a number of projects including ‘Santiago’ and the single ‘Forgiveness’ a tribute to singer Gerry Rafferty (Baker Street) performed with award winning choir Tenebrae.
GRICE has released 4 albums on his label hungersleep records and has received highly positive reviews on music magazines (The Musician, PROG, iOPages) & airplay in the UK & worldwide.
His debut album ‘Propeller’ was shortlisted in the MPG Awards Best Album Category and has rewarded him with critical acclaim in progressive art-rock circles.
He is also part of the freelance producers team at Forward Studios in Rome.
GRICE is due to release his 5th studio album in Autumn 2022.
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), B J Cole and more.
Grice has supported electronic pioneer and keyboardist Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, Japan) and has contributed to Richard’s 2017 studio album Planets + Persona. He has shared the stage with Steve Hogarth (Marillion) in an exclusive live performance at the IB Expo (Sweden).
Grice has also been interviewed as special guest by Tom Robinson on his Saturday Night Show (BBC Radio 6 Music), BBC Introducing (Sarah Gosling), BBC Radio Devon (John Govier, Vic Morgan) and SoundArt Radio.
He has recently collaborated with Italian keyboardist and musician Stefano Panunzi on his album ‘Beyond the Illusion.’
YOUTH PROJECTS & EVENTS
As a social entrepreneur and 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 at Exeter Phoenix (Phoenixsounds). As an organiser and host 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 creative, educational and networking opportunities for musicians, producers and bands in Exeter and the wider area.
FILM & TV credits
Grice has had his music featured on a number of TV documentaries and films including ‘William and Kate: A Royal Engagement’ (BBC2 & BBC Worldwide), Black Diamond films (Free Spirit, Extreme Sports), MTV, Sky and the film ‘MICA’ by Ismael Ferroukhi (IFI French Film Festival 2021). His short film ‘one thousand birds symphony ‘ was premiered at the Bloom Festival as part of mental health awareness week.
Croydon Art College trained GRICE also designs his own album artwork, imagery and short films to promote his music.
Grice is a member of the MU, PRS, MCPS, RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and RSBP!
Recording engineer // Producer // Sound designer // Music Technology tutor
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 many 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 Eigenharp and keyboards.
COURSEs & TRAINING
Duncan also delivers Sound Gallery’s Music Technology, Music Production Courses & Training (Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton, Reason).
He also delivers recording studio experiences and music technology sessions for young people as part of Sound Gallery’s Work Experience programme (SiMPTI) for 15-18 year olds, Focus5#project (15-18 years) and Positive People programme (25+).
MARIA K. PETERS (MEd.)
Administrator // Education & Marketing manager // Company Secretary //
Artist promotion & PR at hungersleep records
Admin & funding
Maria manages the studio bookings, liaises with clients and co-ordinates the studio booking schedule and diary.
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.
Latest successes include securing grants from UK Youth, the Emergency Response Fund (ACE), The Culture Recovery Fund (Arts Council England, DCMS) and more.
education & marketing
Maria co-ordinates Sound Gallery’s social media posts, campaigns & newsletters.
She also contributes to 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 detail and love for books, make her an experienced proof-reader and contributes to Sound Gallery’s quality control procedure in audiobook recording and production.
Maria writes press releases and promotes hungersleep records artists GRICE and Siobhan McCrudden on social media, radio stations, music magazines, online blogs and music reviewers, including PROG magazine, The Musician, 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 degree in Applied Linguistics (University of Exeter).
Publications: ʻThe State of the Arts in 5 Secondary Schoolsʼ research project, (Malcom Ross & Maria Kamba), University of Exeter, School of Education.
She has also founded and taught several Greek Language courses for adults 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.
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 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.
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.
Nick is a member of Sound Gallery’ freelancers team and he delivers music industry advice sessions as part of our training programme for the general public and sessions for young people as part of our SiMPTI work experience programme and other music enrichment programmes (RAPS, RAPTORS) taking place remotely or face-face in the studio.
His sessions and seminars offer invaluable advice and equip participants with knowledge and useful tips about building and sustaining a career as a professional musician and cover topics such as how to set up your own record label, how to pitch your music to the industry, copyright, airplay, publishing and more
Film-maker // Photographer
FILMING & VIDEO PRODUCTION
Dan has extensive experience in video production and filming and provides consistent professional and flexible filming services as a freelance member of our team, including 4K digital video on DVD, music videos, showreels, teaser videos or web ready files.
Dan has always had a keen interest in telling stories through film and In 2012 he completed a BA Hons in TV Production, He then set up Wiseman Productions Video. From being embedded with the Exeter City football team on their centenary tour of Brazil, from which he produced his first full length documentary, to shooting with the likes of Jimmy White, Michael Caines and Bruce Dickinson, producing stand out music videos for the likes of veteran British Hip-Hop artist Carpetface, reggae producer Kouatchou and locally renowned band N.U.M.B, add to that long standing media co-ordinator roles for Exeter Respect and Off Grid festivals and it’s clear Dan has a wide pool of experience to draw from and can always be found with either a 4K camera in hand, or hunched over his edit sweet relishing the edit process.
With gimbals, wired camera systems, a full lighting set up and drones at his disposal, Dan can produce high end content in the studio and beyond.”
TESTIMONIALS & CLIENTS
“We are exceptionally pleased with the videos. The superb level of editing we got in the final videos was phenomenal.” drummer at Sound Gallery Studios
“Dan showed to be flexible to our needs and put in the time and effort needed to make our final video a huge success with a high quality end product.” – Exeter City Community Trust
“Dan was flexible, patient & we were able to communicate easily with one another arranging the best time to shoot. His camera work & editing captured what were about as a company & we were really happy with the results.” – Bude Surf Experience
Wiseman Productions worked with us at Off Grid Festivals 2016 & 2017. Dan was a pleasure to work with and provided us some high quality content for use in promoting our events. We look forward to working with him again.” Dan Hurring – Off Grid Festival/Another World Productions LTD