Record Producers

The following reputable Leeds based record producers and engineers are amongst our roster of in house talent for our recording studio


Neil Ferguson – Producer, Engineer, Musician

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After tasting a small measure of success with his power-pop band “The Donkeys” in the late 1970’s, Neil Ferguson founded Woodlands Studio in 1980, re-locating it to Castleford in 1984, subsequently stepping aside from running the studio in 1997 to go freelance as an engineer/producer and musician. He has had great success as a recording engineer, producer and musician for more than 30 years, working with clients that include Chumbawamba,The Wedding Present, The Ukrainians, Terrorvision, New Model Army, Credit To The Nation, Smokie, Chris Norman, Black Lace, John Langford, O’Hooley & Tidow, Yorkshire Television and the BBC.

Neil was a member of the hugely successful Chumbawamba for 13 years until they ceased operations in late 2012, and he in fact recorded all their albums and singles over a 27-year period spanning back to 1985. One of Neil’s recent production jobs, Coope Boyes & Simpson’s “As If…” was nominated for a Radio Two Folk Award for “Best Album” in 2011.

Neil Ferguson is available to bands who need great production and/or an engineer with huge experience and proven track record to work on their recording project.

James Mottershead – Recording & Mix Engineer, Producer – Leeds

record producer leedsJames has been working in some of the norths finest recording studios since 2007, starting out as a runner and working his way up to being a well respected engineer, working with a large variety of bands across a broad number of genres. Although based in Leeds James is regularly working on projects all over the UK as well as working on albums in studios across the channel in France and across the pond in Nashville. James is also a favoured engineer for top producers such as; Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83, Moby) Owen Morris (Oasis, Verve), Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damage Plan) and Charlie Huggel (Florance and the Machine, Ed Sheeran). From this James has worked with artistes including but not limited to: British Sea Power, Gavin Friday, S.C.U.M, Yann Tiersenn, Man Without Country, Skindred, Paul Heaton (Beautiful South) Ginger Wildheart, Marmozets, Pulled Apart By Horses, Lets Away and Feeds



Steve Whitfield – Producer, Engineer –  Leeds

Steve Whitfield

Steve has worked all over Britain, France, Canada and US in Pro Studios. He worked with The Cure for 6 months on their biggest selling album ‘Wish’ – featuring the single ‘Friday I’m In Love’. He has also recently finished producing and engineering Fossil Collective’s debut album for Dirty Hit Records.

Steve has engineered and produced bands including Shed Seven, The Mission, Black Wire, Terrorvision,  Yann Tiersen, Trashcan Sinatras, The Pale Saints, Kava Kava, Jonjo Feather, The Black Bloc, Extra Curricular, Immune, The Scaremongers/Simon Armitage, The Dead Pets, Vib Gyor, Buen Chico, Four Day Hombre, Milloy, Party Club, etc. on various albums and singles.

Also done lots of dance music/electronica & hip hop artists.

Steve has been hired by the following labels, Polydor, Elektra, Geffen, Emi, Fierce Panda, Moon Ska & China Records, Dirty Hit Records.