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 MDing 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. Joe plays for Leddra Chapman and has performed with her live on Terry Wogan’s BBC Radio 2 show. He is the keys player and producer for Felix Hagan & The Family who recently toured the UK supporting Frank Turner. He also plays in and MDs pop/rock worship band Second Mile, who have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The SECC and The O2 Arena. Joe regularly MDs concerts and album launches at London venues including The Matcham Room at the Hippodrome, The Actor’s Church and The Pheasantry (Pizza Express Live).

Joe also plays French Horn, bass, percussion, and is a whizz at programming. 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 shows, 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 and conducting for several 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 for Cherry Pie Studios, whilst simultaneously freelancing as an arranger and transcriber, designing and building professional audio systems for churches, schools and studios, and working on various live sound and visual projects. He taught privately and at performing arts schools, and collaborated with educational organisation Cre8.ed by writing magazine articles and running workshops to resource mainstream educators in incorporating music into other subjects. Joe also worked as Musical Director for several professional productions at Theatre Royal Windsor (Bill Kenwright Productions), The Royal Albert Hall and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also did arranging and transcribing work for 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, as well as producing backing tracks for instrumental books.

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 and production work spans TV, advertising, film, documentary, audio books, theatre and live entertainment scores, as well as many albums for bands, singers and songwriters. Take a look around the website for plenty of info and examples.