Newton (or Sam, as he was known then) first contacted us at the tender age of 14. He knew a few chords and a couple of scales and wanted some guitar lessons! It quickly became apparent that Newton was a very special talent.

After a couple of years intensive work developing Newton’s unique playing style, attention was turned to his song writing skills. One thing inevitably led to another and before long we were organising live shows for Newton on the London showcase circuit and were responsible for managing the young artist’s career.  During this time Newton also gained a place at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) where, alongside his tuition with Bob, he was fortunate enough to study with the late Eric Roche. 

An initial EP was produced, television and radio performances followed. An album was produced by Bob that secured Newton’s international publishing contract and subsequent record deal.

From there Newton has released four albums  ~  three of which reached No.1 in the charts (one exceeding triple platinum sales), several singles, headlined his own UK Tours and played to audiences across the world.

Not bad for a young guy who just wanted to learn how to play a few Green Day songs!

Example Programme Steps

  1. After initial contact the artist sends through a demo of their material
  2. Bob gives an independent, professional overview of the potential
  3. A pre-production meeting is arranged to get to know the artist and to plan the project in more detail
  4. A recording/production schedule is planned (including the post-production strategy for promoting the artist) and a budget agreed
  5. Further pre-production meetings and rehearsals follow to ensure that the artist is totally prepared and comfortable before recording starts
  6. All aspects of the sessions are taken care of by Bob – from booking studio time, engineers and musicians to preparing any musical arrangements required and enabling the artist to deliver a performance that captures the unique essence of who they are.
  7. The artist receives a full set of mixed master tracks and backing tracks ready for the next stage – either marketing and promoting the recordings themselves or approaching established record, publishing or management companies.
  8. Ongoing advice and consultation is offered if needed.