Internationally acclaimed music producer, Ken Nelson, has chosen Elevator Recording Studios in Liverpool in which to record his latest musical project.
The producer who is famous for his work with Coldplay, Paulo Nutini and Badly Drawn Boy amongst many others, has chosen the Liverpool City centre studio to produce rising star, Callum Beattie’s first album, whose first single ‘We Are Stars’ was recently released.
The team recorded much of the album at Elevator, one of the North West’s oldest and most established recording studios, which is housed in a grade 2 listed former warehouse, which was set up by musician brothers Tim and Paul Speed back in 1997.
Tim Speed, co-owner of Elevator Recording Studios commented: “We’ve had many great artists and producers work and record here over the last 20 years many of whom have enjoyed commercial and artistic success. Bands such as The Maccabees, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Coral, The Zutons and The Fall have all recorded here and producers such as Jim Abbiss and Markus Dravs have enjoyed working here. To have another great producer like Ken Nelson choose us for this project is very exciting. Its been a great pleasure having both him and Callum in the studio.”
Other artists currently using the studios are legendry 80’s band ‘It’s Immaterial’ who are mixing their first album in 20 years as well as a brand new radical punk band called QueenZee and the Sasstones.
Tim continued: “We have had a diverse range of artists using our facilities here over the years. The studio continues to be an exciting place in which to record. It is a constantly evolving project which moves and changes with new technologies but retains its original relaxed and inspiring environment.”
Tim and Paul Speed also own Elevator in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, a site which helped kick-start the resurgence of the area. Musicians continue to use the grade 2 listed warehouses for band rehearsals and writing sessions, whilst smaller recording studios including Igloo and whitewood also have their home there.
Tim added: “Liverpool has music in its DNA. It’s a musical city and we have been lucky as a studio to have welcomed a diverse range of artists through our two sites. When we launched Elevator in the Baltic, we wanted it to have strong musical leanings and I’m pleased to see that’s still very much the case eight years on.”