Justin’s portfolio includes work at Island Records publishing studios for their signed artists, and also for ZTT-signed Lee Griffiths – demoing in Manchester’s Neve-equipped Rosegarden studio before moving onto album recordings at SARM Studios (HookEnd & West). He has been based at various Manchester studios such as Gracielands and Startrack, and notably Revolution Studios where he worked for artists such as Robbie Williams, Jamie Catto (Faithless), Johnny Marr, The Who, Thea Gilmore, Jon Christos, Barclay James Harvest, Kyla Brox and most recently, Peter Hook for the for the mixing of his Freebass album “It’s A Beautiful Life".
His wide variety of musical skills led Justin into producing. Starting off with EPs and singles for local Manchester talent such as Sleepwalker, Bryan Glancy and Buffalo 66, and more recently with newly signed 'Glass", veteran rockers Barclay James Harvest (live double album with The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra), Chris Bannister’s Radio 2 supported new album “Don’t Forget…Forgive”, The Barefoot Doctor (“Om Baby” album) and producing/performing on Allan Leach's debut album "Supplicate" on Reaction Records.
Having gained studio experience long before the advent of computer based recording, Justin quickly moved up to using Studer and Otari 24trk machines. Today, Justin is a fast and efficient user of Pro Tools and Logic software. He has spent 5 years as part of a team creating a unique sample library for Sonivox.com. This has consolidated his vast experience in editing and mixing within ProTools.
Teaming up with production company PP-Music, Justin now creates music for film trailers and TV shows – encompassing orchestral scoring, sound design and a range of program music. His composition skills have also paved the way for side-project "Just." and the debut album "10 Rooms" (see separate page) which sees Justin's work as a music writer for picture in a more personal and performance-based light, showcasing his multi-instrumental skills.
Outside the studio, Justin began with live engineering for Manchester based venues and PA companies. His live work quickly got him a world tour with London Records-signed Marion. This led to experience with both monitors and front of house engineering for bands such as Snow Patrol, Lion Rock (supporting Chemical Brothers), Gold Blade (supporting The Offspring), Buffalo 66 (supporting Ian Brown) and Rialto.
Justin has teaching experience at several schools and colleges and is currently providing a consultancy service for the government scheme "Myplace" - delivering seminars and support to organisations that are setting up new recording studios in youth centres all over the UK. Recently completed is “The Fuse” in Trafford.