About James Hawkins
James is an accomplished musician and music producer, working from his professional recording studio in Kingston upon Thames, London.
James has an eclectic portfolio that demonstrates his musical creativity, skill and versatility. His traditional training enables him to take on music projects ranging from large scale ensembles, though to bands and singer-songwriters.
James’ passion is to work on new songs and arrangements, particularly with singer-songwriters and bands in alternative pop and folk genres, though he is equally at home working with small orchestral ensembles and choirs.
Similarly, James has great experience working with brands and media companies, producing music for campaigns, working closely with ITV (Britain’s Got Talent, The Royal Variety Performance), BBC (Zoe Ball Breakfast Show Radio 2, BBC Music Day and BBC News), Channel 5 and ESPN (Disney).
Clients value his professionalism, competence and leadership abilities. He always aims to elevate people’s work, with sensitivity, artistic integrity and attention to detail. He prides himself on getting the best possible sound at every stage of music production, from performance, recording to mixing.
James is a multi-instrumentalist, a lover of jazz and music theory (don’t get him started on Bach Chorales… unless you really want to).
Primarily a pianist and keyboard player, he also plays bass guitar, drums and sings vocals. He’s a specialist in vocal performance coaching.
The recording studio was professionally built in 2012 as James’ boutique recording studio, and refurbished in 2021 in a first stage of planned expansion, with a multitude of enhancements, and which has given a friendly welcome to many artists, songwriters and musicians over the years.