21st July, 2009: I've been awarded a Visiting Professorship at Leeds College of Music for "having shown distinction in an area of professional practice and having developed an international profile in the field of music production". I wonder if I'll get to wear one of those gowns and a mortar board....?
11th February, 2010: At the annual Awards event of the Music Producer's Guild (UK) I was presented with the award for Recording Engineer of the Year, and another one for Best Live Album - "Astral Weeks, Live at the Hollywood Bowl" by Van Morrison. I am truly honoured!
There are press coverage reports for the whole event, which celebrated the work of many of the UK's producers and engineers, on the MPG website.
8th April, 2010: Almost finished two new tracks for Ariel Archer. All the recording and Pro Tools work is done - they just need the magic of the mix. Should be done by mid-May.
22nd April, 2010: Mixing the new album for Lloyd Cole - his first with a real band for ages - and great musicians they are too - great feel, spontaneity and good arrangements.
10th, May, 2010: In Florida, recording 4 new songs with Sparkydog & Friends in their home studio - great weather! Cycling 10-15 miles a day on my rented bike...
1st June, 2010: Back from Florida, editing and mixing 4 new Sparkydog songs in my studio in West London - should be finished by mid-July.
20th August, 2010: Mixing Paul Carrack's new album at AIR Lyndhurst studio 2 - a great mix room.
3rd Oct, 2010: I appeared on a Producer Panel at the Hotpress Music Show in Dublin, with Steve Lillywhite and Julie Feeney. Read the Hotpress review here - I was mis-quoted, but hey....
12 Nov 2010: Flying to Florida for the 3rd recording session with Sparkydog & Friends at their Magic Leap Studios
25 May, 2011: Produced a new EP for Phil Odgers, singer from punk/roots band, The Men They Couldn't Hang
15 Jun, 2011: The new album by Florida-based band, Sparkydog & Friends is now complete - mixed, edited and mastered (by Dennis Blackham at Skye Mastering)
5 July, 2011: Flying off to Australia for masterclasses at Brisbane's QUT and a general exploration of the music industry down under - also visiting New Zealand
11 Aug, 2011: Back form OZ/NZ - met so many good people there, including my new manager, Cath Haridy
Sept 2012: Finished production work on the new album for Phil Odgers, singer from the UK punk/roots band, The Men They Couldn't Hang, released on March 11th, 2013.
Mar 2013: Producing the 2nd album by Sebastopol - we've already recorded the basic tracks for the first 5 songs at London's Snap! Studios. Now editing and recording overdubs; guitars and vocals at my studio in West London.
Jan 2013: 2nd album by Sebastopol - we've finished recording the first 5 songs. Now preparing the rest of the album - rehearsing next week.
Feb 2014: 2nd album by Sebastopol - continuing rehearsals for the next recordings.
Nov 2016: 2nd album by Sebastopol - well it seems that I’ve not been updating my news page very much recently - over the past 2 years we’ve been recording, editing and mixing the 2nd album, and it’s now virtually complete! There are 11 tracks - all great new songs. Stay tuned for news of its release.
22 March 2017: Manuel Göttsching performs E2-E4 + The Ash Ra Tempel Experience
featuring Ariel Pink, Oren Ambarchi & Shags Chamberlain
Apr 1 2021: Steve Lamacq plays ‘The Crack’ album by The Ruts on BBC 6 Music!