Engineers/Producers

Miles Walker

Miles Walker is a Grammy award-winning engineer with countless hits and multi-platinum records sold worldwide. With an extensive musical pedigree including attending North Carolina School of the Arts as a high school student and later attending the world-renown Berklee College of Music, Miles graduated from Berklee Magna Cum Laude in 2003. It was there at Berklee that Miles’ final career path would be solidified. “I figured I wanted to make music every day of my life…and as long as musicians were going to make music they are going to need someone to help them record it.”
Miles emerged from Berklee and made his way to Nashville where he cut his teeth making records on Music Row. His next move to follow his true calling down the pop path, landed him in the hub of R&B, hip-hop and pop music, Atlanta, Georgia. There he received a coveted assistant engineer position at the famed Patchwerk Studios and had the privilege to work with industry giants, Usher, Bryan Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Young Jeezy, David Banner, and found a mentor in Grammy winning engineer Leslie Brathwaite. But one Atlanta resident in particular took great note of Miles, and soon Usher contracted him as a staff engineer for his Ush Records imprint. There he tracked his first hit single, “Get It Shawty,” by Lloyd as well as worked on many other records for Usher and his artists.
His hard work at Ush Records caught the attention of the extremely prominent producer, Sean Garrett, who tapped Miles to be his personal engineer. With Garrett, Miles garnered his first number one hit “Break Up” by Mario. Continuing his reign with Garrett throughout the late 2000’s, he engineered the number one hit single by Beyonce, “Diva,” as well as multiple smashes by the Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Amerie, and Jesse McCartney. (Bio & Discography)

 

 

Tom Tapley

Hailing from the great state of Alabama, producer/engineer Tom Tapley grew up in an artistic family where music was his creative outlet and the influence that would shape his life and career. Tom’s interest in engineering began in his teens and grew from the desire to achieve a better recording for his band. He built a 4-track studio in the barn where his father made knives and began sniffing out the mechanics of recording. His interest peaked in 2002 and upon graduation from college Tom left Montgomery and headed east. Wanting to remain true to his southern roots, Tom emerged in the music capital of the south, Atlanta, Georgia. Upon arrival in Atlanta, Tom acquired a job as house engineer at an R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop studio called Silent Sound. Here he sharpened his engineering chops recording music with artists like Destiny’s Child, T.I., The Counting Crows and Elton John.

With aspirations in a different genre of music, Tom had to satisfy his rock ‘n’ roll appetite. This hunger landed him on the doorstep of one of the most famous rock studios in the South, Southern Tracks. In 2004 he was hired to be chief engineer, but quickly proved himself an indispensible cohort of Nick DiDia and world famous, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-award winning producer Brendan O’Brien. Tom had the privilege of becoming part of O’Brien’s elite team and for the next five years engineered records for Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Incubus, Augustana, Trey Anastasio, Audioslave, Train, Velvet Revolver, The Offspring, The Wallflowers, Billy Talent, The Bravery, and Mastodon. (Bio & Discography)

 

 

 

 

Graham Marsh

Graham Marsh
Graham Marsh is a producer, mixer, writer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist with two Grammy awards and numerous Grammy nominations. He has quickly blazed a prominent trail in the music business working with many superstars along the way.

Graham got his start in Atlanta working at Jermaine Dupri’s Southside Studios. Under the preeminent light of So So Def Recordings Graham would have the privilege to work with musical dignitaries like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nelly and Bryan Michael Cox.

It was at Southside where Graham would meet Dallas Austin’s engineer/programmer, Rick Sheppard, who quickly hired Graham to work at Dallas’ renowned DARP Studios. During his time at DARP Graham assisted Dallas and Rick engineering hits for Natalie Cole, George Clinton, Joss Stone, The Sugababes and Lionel Richie.
With the talent and passion that emanated from these records, it was no surprise that Graham became in heavy demand as an engineer. Over the next several years Graham engineered, produced and lent his multi-instrumentalist talents to an impressive list of megastars including Rick Ross, Common, Estelle, Nas, Kelis, The Constellations, Plies, Ciara, Amerie, Juvenile, Ludacris, Asher Roth, Leona Lewis, Novel, Fantasia, Travie McCoy, Kid Cudi, Chase and Status, The Teddybears and Bruno Mars.

It was at one of these freelancing gigs where Graham would end upin the studio with Cee Lo Green, igniting the most productive and successful relationship of his career. After forming the production team The Grey Area the hits started flowing creating music at the intersection of black and white, rock and soul, the past and the future. They collaborated on Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple and Cee Lo’s 2010 multi-platinum smash “F**k You” from The Lady Killer. Both of which garnered Graham a Grammy nomination, and one win for Best Urban Alternative Performance for “F**k You.” (Bio & Discography)

 

 

 

Jason Kingsland

Jason Kingsland
Engineer, producer, multi-instrumentalist Jason Kingsland comes from a diverse musical background. Growing up in Texas everything from Led Zeppelin to Al Green to opera to classical could be heard emanating from the speakers of his dad’s Plymouth Voyager. But it would be a gift from his Nashville session player Uncle that would really ignite his passion for music. After receiving the tricked out Yamaha bass that had previously been run over by his uncle’s roommate, Jason immersed himself in learning multiple instruments, including guitar, bass, piano, drums, saxophone and bassoon. Throughout his youth he played in orchestra and a variety of high school bands where his personal demand to more efficiently communicate his band’s needs sparked his interest in engineering.
This interest paved the way for Jason’s profession and led him to college to study music and music technology. During this time he began engineering and producing student bands, running the college’s studios and night interning at Shangrila Studios in Atlanta. With an extensive amount of experience already gained at a young age, Jason obtained a job out of college as chief engineer and manager of Exocet Studios. Here he engineered records for India Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Sevendust, Sugarland, Sheri Jones-Moffett, Priscilla Renea, Marty Kearns, Daniel Moore, Jennifer Holliday, Gramps Morgan and Shawn Mullins. It was at Exocet where a pivotal career introduction would be made to Bill Reynolds from indie sensation Band of Horses. Bill became one of the three most influential people in Jason’s career…”my Uncle John Kingsland showed me to love music, Marty Kearns taught me how to get everyone in the room to love the music, and Bill Reynolds taught me how to communicate my record making in ways so that everyone else loves it.”
It was also during these Exocet years that Jason would garner his first honors. Three Grammy nominations and one win for India Arie’s “Testimony Vol: 2, Love & Politics” and another Grammy nomination in 2009 for Gospel Album of the Year with Sheri Jones-Moffett’s “Renewed.” Jason also had the privilege to engineer the American folk rock wonder Lissie’s “Catching A Tiger,” which has gone gold in multiple countries. (Bio & Discography)

 

 

 

Jack Miele

 

Jack Miele is a Grammy Nominated/Emmy Winning audio engineer/producer/composer and multi-instrumentalist with many credits to his name. Based in New Orleans, he is also the Co-Owner of Fudge Recording Studio as well as guitarist/vocalist for the sensational 80’s act The Molly Ringwalds and critically acclaimed original band The Morning Life.  Jack’s credits include: Producer, Engineer, Composer, Guitarist, Vocalist, Co-Owner Fudge Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA Engineering, Production, Mixing, Guitarist, Percussionist Credits Include— One Republic, Steel Pulse, Rod Stewart, Zac Brown Band, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Alex Clare, The Generationals, Arthur Adams (Jimmy Smith Trio), Better Than Ezra, Ani Difranco, Slightly Stoopid, Diplo and Switch, Rebirth Brass Band, Ritchie McDonald (Lonestar), Amanda Shaw, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (Grammy Nominated), Dr. John, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs), Director David Fincher, Actor/Director Jonathan Frakes, Steven Segal, C.C. Adcock, Trombone Shorty, Honey Island Swamp Band, Tommy Malone (Subdudes), Hot 8 Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Marc Broussard, Stanton Moore (Galactic), Adam Nitti, Anders Osborne Jack has worked on Emmy Winning, Oscar Nominated and Grammy Nominated recordings including—– “Big Thang” Engineer (Emmy Winner for FOX 8 “Best Promotion”), “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” Sound Engineer (Oscar Nominated for “Best Sound Mixing”), “Grande Isle” Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Engineer/Mixer (Grammy Nominated for “Best Regional Roots Album”) As a composer, Jack’s music has been featured on many television shows and commercials as well as jingles including—- TV Shows: “Emancipated” (CMT), Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover” (Travel Channel), “Piece Of Cake” (FOX) –Music Supervisor as well as composer, “Gardening With Dan Gill” (PBS), ESPN, Sundance Channel, and IFC. Commercials & Jingles: The New Orleans Hornets, Clearview Mall, IBT Clothing, Mountain Dew, Blue Deuce Productions, Little Tykes Toys, WOW Wingery, PJ’s Coffee, MECO Water Purification, World Wide Flowers Direct, Carnival Cruise Line as well as many others As an engineer/mixer, Jack has worked on numerous feature films and television shows including—- TV Shows: “Family Guy” (FOX), “Lawman” (A&E), “True Blood” (HBO), “Treme” (HBO) Feature Length Films: “Dirty Politics” (Director Steve Esteb), “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” (Director David Fincher), “Zombie Farm” (Director Ricardo Islas), “30 Beats” (Director Alexis Lloyd), “Killer Joe” (Director William Friedkin), “Lay The Favorite” (Director Stephen Frears) Jack has also appeared in MIX Magazine, LA TV & Film, Guitar World, Offbeat Magazine as well as many other publications. (Bio & Discography)