“Richard is fundamentally a musician who looks to find the right vibe and sounds for the artists he works with.  We have recorded a number of times with him and have been really pleased with the results.  I would recommend him to any serious musicians wanting to work in the studio and get results they can be proud of and, more importantly, want to play to others!!!”

5 StarsBrian Potter, Weston-super-mare – July 2014

“I have worked with Rich in a studio and live environment and on every occasion I have been impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. Rich keeps a tidy studio environment which makes it a joy to record in and his approach to recording really helps you achieve the sound you are after on your track. I can’t recommend highly enough for all of your recording/producing needs! Great producer and top musician. What more could you ask for?”

5 StarsRichard Hillyer, Mobile Guitar Tuition, Bristol – May 2014

“I needed someone to record Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a film. Now one would expect this to be done in London or some other easily reached place but nooo, Sir Ranulph suggested Exford in Exmoor (aka the middle of nowhere). Not too many qualified sound recordists there but a Google search turned up Richard and Rooflight Production and frankly, I couldn’t have been better off. Richard embodies the quiet, competent professional, who makes everyone else look good. Recording narration, by the way, is not as easy as it seems, but Richard made it look easy and sound great. Not only that, he also steered me back towards civilization.”

5 StarsLuc Cuyvers, Pofessional Film Maker, Belgium – March 2014

“I had a great experience working with Rooflight Productions to record and produce my EP. Richard was exceptionally hard working throughout my time there and his knowledge of music and production is excellent. Also his creative inputs into the EP have been the icing on the cake and have really transformed the songs from a simple tune into full sounding, well produced records!”

5 StarsHarry Phillips, Singer-songwriter – July 2013

“I’m a professional vocalist, so this wasn’t the first time I’d been in a recording Studio, but it was my first time with this particular company, and I have to say, the quality of the final tracks Richard produced were brilliant. Far more professional than a certain competitor in the same area. Richard also made me feel really relaxed and comfortable before we even began recording, which is really important, especially for those who may not have recorded in a studio before. 
I was also impressed with how Richard listened to everything I wanted during the editing of the tracks (even though I was being reeeeally picky!) and his attention to detail. He also worked very efficiently and quickly – not wasting any time. 
Will definitely be recommending, and most likely to be returning in the future!

5 StarsAbi Amos, Severn Beach – Nov 2012

“We all really enjoyed working with Richard during the recording day thanks to his friendly yet professional service, offered at a very reasonable price. Mixes are of a very high quality and we are extremely satisfied with the end product”

5 StarsJordan Ford – The White Coat Effect – July 2012

“Richard provided an outstanding service for our band. We needed to record our new single earlier this year, which is when our manager introduced us to Richard. We only had one day to record all the tracks for our single, but Richard was extremely patient and pleasant to work with. Not only did he take the time to get the perfect sound for all of our instruments, but he also made suggestions on the production and editing of the song which helped massively. At the end of the day whether you are an acoustic artist or a band looking to record, Rooflight will deliver a professional industry standard recording session. The best part is that Richard is one of the easiest and kindest people to work with, which made our session great fun, and we walked away with exactly what we wanted. We will be going back for more, that’s for sure!”

5 StarsSam Kinsella – Casino Trap – March 2012

“Recording an EP with Rooflight has been a pleasant experience from the very beginning – Richard was very flexible on dates, times, songs and arrangements. On the day he was very welcoming and created a very comfortable environment to work in. After hours of smooth recording, insightful conversations and many cups of tea, I left with a very professionally sounding EP. I am proud to have worked with Richard and look forward to recording with him again!”

Yegor Lanovenko – Badly Named Hotels, April 2012

“I recorded over the period of a month with Rooflight Production and Richard is not only a gentleman, he is also a professional.  He welcomed me into his studio with a smile and a cup of tea, and then we recorded leisurely at my own pace.  Not only was the finished article mixed and mastered impeccably, but it was done hastily and with no administrative fuss! Richard remains a friend to this day, and my experience of recording my debut EP is a fond memory! “

Chris Webb on recording his debut EP, ‘Songs From Bellies of Dragons’

“Recording my demos with Richard at Rooflight Production has been very pleasurable and relaxing for me. Richard’s gentle yet professional disposition makes the recording process very smooth and interactive.  He was very responsive to my ideas and suggestions and I’m confident in his professional ability as a sound engineer.  I was very happy with the production and resulting demo and I’ll definitely be using Rooflight Production again”.

Peter Ihegie, Gospel singer & musician

 “Recording at Rooflight with Richard was a creative, exciting and productive experience. The process was different to going into many studios as it involved production.  Richard is extremely easy to work with at all stages, making you feel relaxed and at home.  What makes Rooflight special is that you are both stimulated artistically and nurtured during the recording process.  I was extremely pleased and satisfied with the final result of my EP from rooflight. The finished songs were far better than I could have previously imagined”.

Sam, Saint and the Ghost – Debut EP production

“Our arts charity asked Rooflight Production to record a CD of our twenty strong world music accapella choir, working on location in collaboration with musicians and singers from other countries”

“Not only did Richard have to record four part harmonies and individual lead vocals, but also bass, Indian Harmonium, Dhol and Dholak drums. We found Richard well prepared equipment wise and his way of working with us was extremely calm, professional, communicative and good humoured and as a result, the final recordings are stunning and exceeded our expectations”

“We have every intention of working with Rooflight again when we record our individual vocal artists and bands”.

Hannah Klewin & Nick Spollin – Choir recording for Gathering Voices

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