GRICE Peters (FRSA)
Recording Artist – Arranger – 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 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 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 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 also written soundtracks for TV documentaries and films: Black Diamond films, BBC2 and BBC Worldwide, MTV, Sky and more. 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.
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 and more.
GRICE has released 3 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) and One Thousand Birds (2019). His albums received highly positive reviews (The Musician, PROG magazine, iOPages) and airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Introducing and worldwide.
Recording & Mixing Engineer – Sound Design
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).
Working (as Sound Designer and Composer’s Assistant) with live and recorded music at 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).
Mixing and Mastering music using acoustic “folk” instruments including 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 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.
Maria Kamba Peters (MEd. in Education) Education & Marketing manager
Maria started her music journey in Athens, where she studied piano, music theory and harmony up to grade 6. 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 at the School of Education at the University of Exeter. She worked as a research assistant at the School of Education at Exeter University 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 teaching Greek and Psychology at Exeter College and City of Bristol College, Maria was employed by Sound Gallery as Youth Volunteering programme co-ordinator. She currently co-ordinates Sound Gallery’s music technology courses and SiMPTI work experience programmes and is in charge of administration, finances, marketing and fundraising.
Maria is also part of the hungersleep records as part of the marketing team and as a creative contributor and spoken word artist. She also offers consultation services and advice sessions on social media for the modern musician, event management, marketing, educational programmes and music related projects for young people for youth organisations and educational establishments.