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Gareth Henderson

Hampshire Recording Studio Engineer and Producer

Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson, has been involved in the music scene for over 25 years and it’s far more of a passion than a career.

Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson's dream became a reality in 2010 when he opened River Studios, one of the largest recording studios in the UK. River Studios is designed specifically to accommodate both vocal clients and bands, with 2 main live rooms, 2 amp cupboards as well as a spacious control room, and 3 other rehearsal rooms tied to the studio which enables a full orchestra to be recorded live.

Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson has been a professional singer since the tender age of 15 and has sung in many of the local bands that have graced the Southampton music scene over the years. Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson is now one of the very few Certified Speech Level Singing Instructors in the UK.  As a producer/engineer, both in the studio and in live recordings, Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson has worked with people like Yazz, Alesha Dixon, soul legend Omar, Corinne Bailey Rae and has recently worked on Birdy’s debut album including her original track 'Without a Word'.

Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson - Birdy

Gareth Henderson

Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson worked alongside past Open Mic UK winner, Birdy, recording her album and the single Shelter in River Studios. The recordings were sent to Warner and they signed Birdy. Birdy has now had two top 30 UK hits with the Bon Iver cover “Skinny Love” and The XX cover “Shelter”.

River Studios is also the new home for his long established vocal school, Southern School of Popular Singing, of which Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson is still the principal voice coach.  Vocal clients have included a number of TV personalities looking to improve their voices, X Factor finalists 4Tune, songwriter and one half of the garage duo Artful Dodger Mark Hill himself, chart topping artist Yazz (The Only Way Is Up) and Les Miserablés lead vocalist Peter Saul, not forgetting current client, Open Mic UK’s very own Birdy.

For Open Mic UK contestants, there will be an opportunity to win studio days in the Hampshire recording studio as a prize at the Hampshire Regional Finals!

Don’t miss your chance to win studio time at Hampshire’s leading recording studio River Studios with Open Mic UK! You can enter Open Mic UK now!

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