Joe Davison

Joe Davison is Auburn Jam Music’s resident sound-wizard. What makes Auburn Jam Music special is that Joe is able to combine his expertise as a producer and engineer with his extensive experience as a professional musician. So you can be rest assured that he will take as much love and care over the musicality of your project as he will the technicality.

Services: Producer, Arranger, Composer, Pianist/Keys Player, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer
Instruments: Piano, Synths, Bass, French Horn, Percussion, Programming

About:

Joe started learning the piano aged 4, and has been musically directing and playing with singers, bands, choirs and theatre productions since the age of 14. He has played keys for many bands spanning pop, rock, jazz, folk, gospel and musical theatre, at venues ranging from tiny back rooms in pubs, through festivals including Kendall Calling and Lost Evenings, right up to The Royal Albert Hall and The O2 Arena. Joe plays keys for Leddra Chapman and was lucky enough to perform with her live on the late, great Terry Wogan’s BBC Radio 2 show. He is the keys player and producer for Felix Hagan & The Family who have provided tour support to Frank Turner and The Arkells. Joe regularly MDs concerts and album launches at London venues including The Matcham Room at the Hippodrome, Live at Zedel, The Actor’s Church and Pizza Express Live.

Joe also plays French Horn, bass, percussion, is a whizz at programming, and he has always been a geek! He built his first computer at the age of 12, and graduated from the University of Warwick in 2006 with a BSc(Hons) in Maths which he tailored to his interests by writing a paper on the mathematics of piano tuning. In addition to this he left university with Musical Director credits in 14 theatre productions, six years of Sound-On-Sound Magazine back-issues, and a Special Award for Dedication & Commitment to the University of Warwick Music Centre after playing with and conducting orchestras and bands under the tuition of renowned conductor Paul McGrath (who you may know from the BBC series Maestro) .

After University Joe decided to bring harmony to his inner-geek and outer-muso in the form of music production. He began working as Studio Manager and Producer for Cherry Pie Studios, whilst simultaneously freelancing as Musical Director for several professional productions at Theatre Royal Windsor (Bill Kenwright Productions), and an arranger and transcriber for publishers Music Sales LTD and Boosey & Hawkes, writing sheet music and vocals selections for various artists including Leona Lewis, Adele, Kylie Minogue, Alphabeat, Oasis and Gnarls Barkley.

After three years of freelancing in these various musical areas, Joe and Nikki decided to combine their skills and set up Auburn Jam Music in 2009. Joe’s composition, arranging, orchestrating and music production work now spans TV, advertising, film, theatre and live entertainment scores for clients including BBC, Warner Music, BMW and England Rugby, as well as many albums for bands, singers, songwriters and new musical theatre cast recordings.

Take a look around the website for plenty of info and examples.