Below you will find some testimonials and recording experience stories from existing and previous clients of EQ Studios.

 

Brian Dee - Pianist, Musical Director, Composer

Each time I embark on a project with John he seems to get to the very essence of the music right from the outset. His skill and musicianship coupled with a great sense of humour eases the way to what is invariably a better than expected result. An example of the quality of John's work can be heard on the title track from our most recent collaboration (with singer and lyricist Val Wiseman), 'Keeping The Flame Alive' www.brontelegacy.com

Nigel Thorne - Music Agent, Manager

In my capacity as a music agent and manager, I have had the great pleasure of observing John's patience, dedication and sheer professionalism on a number of different projects in recent years. John is much more than an experienced technician at the controls, he adds a tremendous amount to any musical setting as a direct result of his knowledge and creativity as a musician / composer himself. Whether you are an aspiring singer/songwriter who may be looking for guidance in putting together a demo or a serious professional looking for attention to detail, EQ Studios will definitely provide a quality service. John is an all round top man!

David Stark - SongLink International

I've known John for over 20 years, and have always been pleased to recommend his excellent facility and superb abilities as a songwriter-friendly producer. I'm delighted that so many SongLink subscribers have heeded my advice over the years and have gone to EQ for the highest standard of demos, production and, perhaps most importantly, John's insight for knowing what works and what doesn't. And of course he's a brilliant one-man band!

Buki Mosaku - Results Oriented Sales Coach

I am pleased to say that over the last 9 years John Hamilton's superb studio engineering and recording skills have been instrumental in providing me and in turn thousands of my clients with the highest quality audio recordings. This has helped me grow my business and provided valuable learning tools for  some of the most successful organisations in the world. Many of my clients compliment me on the quality of my audio recordings and I owe this all to John Hamilton. For someone with such great expertise John is extremely modest and always a pleasure to work with. If you want high standards of professionalism, enthusiastic support on your project, candid yet sensitive feedback and  integrity EQ studios should be your first choice.

Geoff Hollis - Songwriter

I’ve worked with John for many years and we've become good friends. I always really enjoy going to EQ to record. John has a great musical understanding, and i always feel very relaxed and at home in his studio. He is an excellent guitarist and keyboard player, and his engineering skills are truly first rate. The only downside is that John supports Rangers!!

Clare Harding - Civil Servant, Songwriter

The way John works his magic never ceases to amaze me.  All I can provide is the melody and lyric – I don’t play an instrument, can’t write my music down and wouldn’t inflict my singing on an unsuspecting public – but after a few hours with John, his expertise and musicianship, I come out with a demo that sounds as good as at least half the stuff I hear on the radio.  And demos that get results too – shortlisted and highly commended in various UK and US songwriting contests, and in a range of categories – pop, country, jazz, etc.  One of these days, when I get a life, I might actually find the time to get some commercial interest in them too.

Juliet Lawson

EQ has become a second home to me over the past seven years. It started as a humble demo, and I am now recording CD number 2.  John's input, advice, enthusiasm, sensitivity and sheer skill, both technical and musical, makes recording a hugely enjoyable experience...occasional differences of opinion are aired and voted on with noble humour and only passing disharmony...I am just so grateful for that original introduction.  I have never met anybody who captures the spirit of the musician, or in my case the composer, so swiftly and dare I say intelligently! Oh, and conversation during the tea breaks is good too...

Abigail (Singer, Songwriter)

I am amazed how John plays all the instruments to create the music that makes my songs sound so good. I’ll definitely be coming back to EQ Studios to make the next CD.

James Reader, Musical Director

John, thank you for the kind attention throughout the recording process; the band demo-recordings achieved from our live sessions at EQ are continuing to (and justifiably!) impress potential clients.

Mike Maclachlan (Songwriter)

I had bummed around a few studios who produced mediocre work at best. There was always something wrong and no one seemed to really care until I met John Hamilton and EQ Studios. My songs may not be the best that have ever been written but EQ Studios makes them sound the best!

Keep it real John!

Mike Redway (Singer, Songwriter, Publisher)

I had the pleasure of recording 3 albums and several singles with John's help at EQ Studios. Most of which - I'm pleased to say - have had lots of airplay.

If you need to work with someone who can generate the ideal atmosphere and expertise for making your songs / music, sound better than you imagined, then John's your man!

Rasheed Ogunlaru (Speaker, Singer, Songwriter, Coach)

I can't speak highly enough about John Hamilton. He makes the recording process inspiring, fun and enlightening. He has re-enthused me about the music-making process (after some years) and has the intuitive gift to capture and create the exact mood I envision for music.

Duncan McArthur (Schoolteacher, Composer)

EQ have produced many musicals of mine for school productions. The arrangements of the songs are contemporary and original, and give the children that 'WOW' factor kasino when they hear them for the first time. The result is that the show is 'cool' and you're on a winner.

Ben Francis (Songwriter, Director)

I have been working with EQ Studios for thirteen years and in that time have recorded over 30 songs with them.  John's ability to help with arrangements and playing was the main reason I (and several of my friends) kept using EQ above other studios.  His professionalism and skill is matched by his excellent sense of humour making the sessions not only very productive, but also great fun.  I am proud to recommend EQ Studios to all and sundry - and more so to call him a friend (despite him never being able to polish my t@$ds into chart topping successes!)

Annie Houseago - Tin Pan Annie Music

John at EQ Studios is one of the most patient, talented, and knoledgable prducers I have ever met(and I've dealt with quite a few!).My 12 year old son Harry and I spent 2 very long ,intense and wonderfully enjoyable days last summer recording Harry's first single "Wonders of the World"(Hear it on myspace.com/Harry Houseago)Even though Harry is only 12 ,John respected all of his ideas, let him record and re-record all the bits over and over  and seemed to intuitively know what Harry was after.He explained everything clearly, suggested ideas and the final result is amazing helping Harry get through to the London Finals of "Live and Unsigned". Thankyou so much John. We will NEVER forget the magical experience we had with you. We'll be back!!!!!

Dave Whittle - Singer, Songwriter, Appalling Poet

Mad Jock McJock
Puts his head on the block
To do his best for your songs
To give you the chance
For your career to enhance
And win yourself plenty of gongs

There's a cafe next door
A guitar on the floor
And two on the wall for good measure
He's a whizz on the keys
Plays with consummate ease
And his smile to behold is a treasure

So let's all join the craze
In giving John praise
EQ really is what it seems
He's a fellow musician
An able technician
And helps you fulfil your dreams

Wes Cardy & Jan Mellon

From the first time we worked with John, over ten years ago, our sessions have never been less than inspiring and productive. Creative juices flow freely (along with the banter and coffee) and it is always a joy to bounce ideas about with him.  For an experience to bring out the best in your music, in a relaxed yet professional environment, EQ Studios is the place for you. (That’s a tenner you owe us, John!)

Gavin Sparks & Kay Shelley

We have used John's studio on many occasions. He is always professional, always supportive, and always fun. The facilities are excellent and his versatility in providing live backing, including vocals, is legendary. An extremely talented musician and a great friend.

Phil Ryan - Storm Productions

We have used EQ Studios as our primary recording centre for the past five years. If you want a creative and efficient studio with a talented engineer and all round one man music machine stop looking now. As well as our company website my personal music website features many productions from EQ. A good price for great music. Job done!

Rita Bailey (Director, RJB Consulting & Development)

John is a real professional, he provided excellent recording facilities, guidance around my recordings and produced professional audio CDs for a new growth area in my consultancy. I definitely intend to work with John again, and highly recommend him.

Sheila Elliott (Life Coach)

I have known John for over two years now and in that time I have found his services to be exceptionally professional and  sound. John goes the extra mile to assist me in achieving professionalism in my  audio products and I will not hesitate to recommend him at any time.

Callum Hendry

EQ Studios have done a full production of a lyric sheet of mine: "You're An Angel Made In Heaven", also supplied a backing track with it, which I sung over. This song version went on to become a number one hit on the Hitzone chart on www.theindustryresource.com, early August 2006. I have copied and pasted the chart position into my Blog on www.myspace.com/callumhendry

Brian Shaw (Singer, Songwriter)

I have been a client of John Hamilton for over 15 years, so it goes without saying that I am a satisfied customer. Creating music in a studio setting can be a very exciting experience; it can also be quite stressful, especially for the beginner. I have found John to be professional and understanding. I have recorded more songs at E.Q. Studios than I can remember and been lucky enough to get a PRS cheque from time to time, I have no hesitation in recommending John Hamilton & E.Q.Studios.

John Wayre (Songwriter)

EQ Studios have produced six songs for me in the past eighteen months. I took John’s advice and submitted them to Crucial Music and Pump Audio. Crucial signed three songs and Pump took one. John at EQ not only does great demos, he tries to help you place the songs – assistance which for me, with my lack of music industry contacts, is (sorry) crucial!