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
Below you will find some testimonials and recording experience stories from existing and previous clients of EQ Studios.
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!
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.
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.
Keep it real John!
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!
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.
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.
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!)
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
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.
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.
As a client of EQ studios over the last 10 years, John has never failed to impress me with his ability to produce a professional product in a realistic time-frame.