Music Production & Songwriting Packages

Our Ethos

We believe in a holistic approach to creating recorded music. When working with a band or music artist, the work begins with an A&R process, working through your material to determine what is strong enough to take to the next stage of pre-production. Pre-production is a term commonly used which means rehearsal periods where Toby works with the act to breakdown, examine and explore each idea to help them reach their full potential as pieces of music.

Often the emphasis is on establishing a clear direction musically and lyrically. Words are important; what you are saying is everything and can make the difference between a good song and a truly great song.

Once the rehearsals are completed, the production moves to a tracking studio – the studio Toby uses is a ‘class A’ residential facility that is set up to accommodate full band recording – where every effort is made to create an atmosphere and production ‘architecture’ that is both fun and fitting for the style of music and approach to the recording, which more often or not is based in ‘Live’ recording style, that Toby calls ‘performance capture’ – this is where he believes the difference lies between ordinary modern recording and recordings that are infused with a ‘human’ approach.

Work on the recording is often exhaustive with multiple takes and overdubs, with special emphasis on the vocal delivery, but this will depend on the style of the music being recorded as one size doesn’t fit all. Once recording is completed, the discussion then moves into ‘who will mix?’ This is an often-overlooked process, but one that can significantly affect the overall outcome of the recordings, so it is something Toby takes very seriously. Within the production pricing below Toby can mix the tracks, but he also has access to some of the worlds very best mix engineers such as Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, Metallica, AC/DC) and Steve Harris (U2, Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs), to name two, so for an additional charge, Toby can co-ordinate with whoever is chosen to bring the mix in to an international standard.

Toby’s approach is always dynamic and aimed at creating a unique experience for each act and so in turn giving the best chance to them to really deliver on the promise.

1-2 Song Production: GBP1500

Package includes:
Initial email-based consultation including selecting the material for production.
One day pre-production rehearsal in a rehearsal facility
Two days recording in a residential studio in Worcestershire
Finished mixes – mixed by Toby and the studio mix engineer.
NB: for additional cost the tracks can be mixed by a third party – please ask!

EP Production (4-5 Songs): GBP4500

Package includes
Initial email based consultation including selecting the material for production.
Two days pre-production rehearsals in a rehearsal facility – any accommodation is in addition to the costs stated here.
Six days recording in a residential studio in Worcestershire.
Two days mix time – mixed by Toby and the studio mix engineer.
NB: for additional cost the tracks can be mixed by a third party – please ask for further details.

Album Production (10-12 Songs): GBP9250

Package includes
Initial email based consultation including selecting the material for production.
Four days pre-production rehearsals in a rehearsal facility – any accommodation is in addition to the costs stated here.
12 days recording in a residential studio in Worcestershire.
Five days mix time – mixed by Toby and the studio mix engineer.
NB: for additional cost the tracks can be mixed by a third party – please ask for further details.

Please note: Accommodation is included for the recording period only. Self catering only (Tesco is very local to the studio) Also, be aware that if your band has more than five members, an additional charge will be levied for the accommodation.

One Day Songwriting Workshop: GBP500

plus Costs and 50% ownership of any material written

Songs are the key to any bands potential successful future and it’s a historically established fact that many acts choose to co-write with others to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives. It only takes one song to launch a band’s career, and in many cases, many successful acts have broken through with the help of other writers such as Bon Jovi – ‘Livin’ on a prayer’, Aerosmith – ‘Dude looks like a lady’ and Kiss – ‘I was made for loving you’
Toby has co-written with many artists both in his time as a member of Little Angels and as a song writer for hire (please refer to the biog section for a full list), now Toby offers you the opportunity to work directly with him on one song, with your band, in a rehearsal setting.

Package includes:
Initial email consultation to discuss ideas and direction
One day (six hours) in a rehearsal facility – this will be near Toby’s place of residence.
‘live’ rehearsal recorded version of any material written.
Finished lyrics (if applicable).

how to sign-up for this service…

Pick the service you want from the list below and click the appropriate ‘book’ button. You’ll be taken to a submission form to fill in, which we’ll review. We’ll be in touch within a few days.

1-2 SONG PRODUCTION PACKAGE: £1,500

4-5 SONG (EP) PRODUCTION PACKAGE: £4,500

10-12 SONG (Album) PRODUCTION PACKAGE: £9,250

ONE DAY SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: £500

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