Stories From A Music Producer

Re-mix

"I had my song "Stray Bird" re-mixed an mastered by Stuart Epps. He also changed a couple of things on the percussion, guitar and vocal The result was a much more powerful and balanced mix of the song. So thank you for your work and kind comments on the song."

thanks a mil!

"Hey Mr. Epps. I didn't think you would review it that fast lol. Your review is in agreement with another I received from Mr. Morgan Cryar. I am currently in the re-write process. I am not in the U.K. but would love to learn more about your studio. I am a HUGE Robbie...

Great working with you!!

"Stuart re-mixed our song "The Ballad of Jamie Tucker" and the results were very positive. The overall production quality was greatly enhanced and we are very satisfied with the end product. Stuart was timely in his responses and turned the song around very quickly....

From “Good” To “Legendary

"When trying to get to the top of your game in the music business, you have to roll the dice. I did in my hiring of Stuart, and there aren't enough positive words in the dictionary to describe his abilities. The track I sent him was solid, but to get a publishing...

5-Stars / Top Shelf

"This man is an industry luminary for a reason. His response time is unbeatable and what he brought to the project in terms of musical resources, creativity, and technical acumen blew away my expectations. I'll never forget the moment I heard the first time I heard...

Fabulous Job, Thank You Stuart !!

“Upon submitting a song for consideration, Stuart gave a very quick response and an encouraging critique, despite the rather bare bones nature of my recording. He basically took my song demo and, after a brief discussion of the sound I envisaged, realized the full...

Wonderful experience!

"After submitting my song 'Long Time Coming' to this musicxray opportunity, Mr. Epps invited me to come and record a demo of it at his studio in Cookham. He was extremely professional, generous and encouraging. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and was thrilled...

Musical genius

"If you want someone who loves music, and who knows how to find the very best in your work, it's Stu. We conversed through email, and he re-mixed, polished, and produced my song "Come back to me". He took a good song and turned it into something phenomenal! I could...

Candid

"I really felt like Mr Epps stopped every thing and listened to my song. He has a genuine honesty and gave me valuable feedback. He seems very busy and it's nice he is able to do this kind of thing. Send a polished demo if you can, if it's off pitch it gets his last...

Outstanding Review on Production

"Mr Epps was very forward on his opinion of the 3 songs I submitted to him. Although the music album that I've published is the final product the way I wanted it to be, I would recommend anyone who wishes to get some studio help from Stuart Epps. I will take his...

thank you for your time

"I'm grateful to Musicxray for creating this bridge across the internet and really appreciate Mr. Epps time on this matter. I received a very quick response with an honest critique of one of my songs. You have to follow your instincts in life and music but sometimes...

Great, Informative, Positive Review

"Stuart provided a long informative review of a song I submitted to his free dropbox within a few days. His follow up email to my response was received later that day despite being swarmed with productions he was doing. Stuart explained what he liked about the song,...

Great Review

"Stuarts obviously knows his stuff he had this to say about my song (Night Light) "A great track here, has some good sounds good use of guitar funk rock and hip hop. Has been produced well and is a good mix..." I take everything with a light heart I am just doing what...

Top End Opinion – Get It !

"This one is a no-brainer ; You can get Stuart Epps opinion, for the submission fee alone ! This is a top professional willing to give a listen to your work and tell you the truth. Amazingly promptly too. Just GREAT !"

Super Experience

"To put it bluntly, Stuart quite simply made sh*t shine. He took my very rough demo of a serviceable song and turned into a professional sounding track. I am so proud to have Stuarts name on it. My friends and family who know the song well were saying things like...

Responded promptly with kind remarks..

"I appreciate the fact that a seasoned and successful professional who has dealt with many big names in his time would take the time to stop for a little nobody like me and respond quickly and with encouragement..thank you :-)"

awesome guy

"What a great man to take time out of his day to listen to some unsung music. I really appreciate the fact that he took care to listen to our music and critique it briefly. Thank you Stuart! - Ian / INDEPENDENCE DRIVE"

Production and Mixing

"I recently had the opportunity to have Stuart Epps re-mix, produce, and master my song The Pursuit. Wow! He was extremely professional and worked exceptionally quick. The quality of his work was great. It is worth submitting to get his expertise and insight in a...

A real guy that listened and has ears!

"Truly a pleasure to have interaction with a seasoned professional that still has a desire to add to the musical landscape. He loved our tune and sound... I hope to travel to England and work with him asap! Why aren't there more people like Mr. Epps who care?"

Thanks so much Mr Epps

"Wow,,thanks for the positive feedback on our submission. We enjoy hearing what industry pros say about our material.Helps us "find a balance" for musical direction for some of the tunes. It was recorded on a Tascam 2488Neo,approx,,10 to 15 trks per tune,but possibly...

Thank you for a quick response

Mr. Epps i am grateful for your time and honest professional knowledge of music. and i agree with you i am not a musician, but a songwriter. the song is beautiful and the vocals, but production is not up to part that's something that has to be re-done. Thank again and...

Thanks

"A great professional willing to help and encourage emerging artists with valuable advice. a large opportunities"

Stuart Epps Made My Song

"I'm pleased to relate the success of my production experience with Stuart Epps' production services. The complimentary critique I received was so intuitive to the spirit of the song I immediately signed on to have him bring the song up to the production level...

A Great Working Experience!

"I have 7 songs that Stuart and have worked on. I record most all of the parts on my pocket sized 4 track mini studio and then send the tracks via internet to Stuart. He takes these very humble sounding tracks and gets them sounding very professional. I have recieved...

Spot on…

"Great , articulate comments. Not blowing smoke up someone's er hum..just a straight forward professional set of ears to give you a sense of perspective - good or bad. Which frankly we all need this in order to improve ad make great music."

Great feedback

"Very fair, great critique, & I got the message incredibly quickly. The notes on my track could lead to an even sounder production quality. I am a newbie Producer, so this was invaluable advice. Thanks!"

A True Professional

"Stuart Epps was efficient and quick to respond to my initial enquiry. In dealing with Stuart, his correspondence was always positive and direct whilst offering me clear direction of where my music could be improved. I decided to take the opportunity to have Stuart...

Extremely happy with Stu!

"He had great feedback about how to improve my track, and it was obvious to me he took additional time to make it right, even calling me from England to discuss when there was a small misunderstanding. EXCELLENT and highly-recommended!"

Gracious and very helpful

"Stuart was very kind to listen to my song and gave some great suggestions on how the production can be improved. The Fleetwood Mac reference was definitely welcome too...I'm a big fan of their sound. Will definitely consider working with him in the near future."

Great to work with

"Stuart got back to me quickly and communicated throughout the process. This guy knows what he is doing - and I could not be happier with the result. If you are looking for a great analysis and outcome for your tracks - you cannot go wrong here"

Prompt, Courteous & Professional

"Stuart delivers professional advice and commentary on your material! He even went as far as communicating via personal email with me and listened to a few more songs than he was required to... that being said, I appreciate his cordial nature in this day in age where...

What a Privilege

"To get feed back from a guy who has a pedigree like Stuart, is truly a privilege and a tremendous opportunity. He was prompt, honest and very insightful. Worth every penny."

Perfect Mix, Easy and Fun to Work With

"Holy Moly - sounds like an AC/DC track now! This is really amazing Stu! I have other songs that I've been wanting to cut but I had lost my motivation. This experience has brought back the energy indeed! You put the sound right where I thought it should be but wasn't...

Amazing Opportunity

"Stuart is obviously the Real Deal & he listened to my music & knew straight away what was missing in my mix & that alone has given me the added confidence to trust my gut instincts because what he suggested was exactly what I felt was necessary despite...

How I Became A Record Producer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebs3S5XAFIA TRANSCRIPT0:04[Music] hi my name is tony millward and welcome to the rockface podcast0:10this week i had the pleasure to meet a man who's been in the music industry since 1967. when at the age of 15 he0:17joined dj and music...

Elton John Early Years – Madison Square Gardens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKgl4vx9uE Elton John Early Years - Madison Square Gardens 1974 This really is a fascinating "behind the scene" story from Stuart that really gives you a feel for what it was like to be at Madison Square Garden for the 1974 Elton John...

Rock Music Producer Stuart Epps

Rock Music Producer Stuart Epps I kind of like the look of this oil painting of myself, it seems to be a trend currently and well, I jumped on the bandwagon, why not? Currently busy on some very exciting rock music production projects that I'll update you about in due...

Remote Mixing An Eddie Kramer Mix Was Intimidating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLfdz1XYZEM Hi there Stewart Epps here welcome to Stu's Tubes. And uh going to be doing these videos from time to time let you know what's going on in my world here. Um just a little bit of a background what I've been doing for many...

Where Is The Next Led Zeppelin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BWqe8Da6s Hi there Stewart Epps here talking to you from my recording studio here in Cookham Berkshire. Cookham is where we recorded, Elton John and Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, Paul Rogers, Twisted Sister, Chris Rea, all sorts of great...

Claggers – Chumley’s Laughing Gear

Article as appears in Shindig! magazine. Claggers - Chumley's Laughing Gear Claggers - Chumley's Laughing Gear(DJM, UK, 1971) What happens when studio professionals team up in their spare time to write, play, engineer and produce their own album? You get everything -...

Rock Star Stories From The Studio

By Linda Serck Stuart Epps is a man with a 40-year career in studio engineering and production. With his own studio now set up in Cookham, he shares some of his many rock star stories from the past. "I'm sure they thought there that I had a lookalike agency. "I...

Stuart Epps College Interview

Looking back at influential producers in Pop music history over the past 40 years, there is one name that cannot be overlooked ,Stuart Epps. Starting out as an errand boy at Dick James Music, he worked his way into becoming one of the most important producers in the...

English Rock Drummers Kenney Jones And Zak Starkey

English Rock Drummers Kenney Jones And Zak Starkey with Record Producer Stuart Epps and Sshh Left to right: Sharna Liguz (Sshh), Kenney Jones, Stuart Epps, Zak Starkey Working with the 2 best English rock drummers on a song called "Tin Soldier" by the small faces with...

Stuart Epps Starts Recording With Rebecca Ferguson

Record Producer Stuart Epps & Rebecca Ferguson Record Producer Stuart Epps Start work with Rebecca Ferguson. Stuart Says : "One of the best female singers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Also superb songwriter. Very quick and totally professional". Rebecca's...

Stuart Epps Record Producer Upcoming Interview

"Just wrapped interview straight from the UK with world renowned record producer Stuart Epps. He is the founder of Epps Records known for working with Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Barry White and much more... Full interview will be aired on Wednesday, December 22, 2021...

Win A Mix & Master Session By Me!

Legendary Record Producer Stuart Epps will select one (1) ReverbNation act to have their single professionally mixed and mastered. The track will receive additional promotion on the new Epps Music Production website. About Stuart Epps Stuart Epps has worked with...

Cambridge Radio Station

On Wednesday the 19th of May I was a featured guest on Cambridge radio station at 7:30pm, talking with Tim Williett as one of my recently produced records is in at number 5 in their new Unsigned Chart. The Unsigned Chart is designed to give music artists from...

Stuart Epps – Forty Years of Golden Ears

Acclaimed record producer and studio engineer recalls how an aspiring young composer named Reg Dwight crushed his dreams of being a songwriter in seconds. Paul Watson is ready with the Kleenex. After what Epps describes as “a mad beginning in life” developing a...

Sound On Sound Magazine, 1994

 Chris Rea and engineer Stuart Epps talk to MARK CUNNINGHAM about the making of Espresso Logic, life at The Mill studios and their approach to recording Rea's work. The huge posters of Grand Prix scenes and model racing car ornaments displayed around the...