Barrie Gledden

Barrie Gledden
Barrie began playing guitar at 14 and is completely self-taught. The guitar became an instant obsession and even though he didn’t take music at school, he still found the time to practice for 9 hours per day!

In his teens he worked in theatre as a 'pit guitarist' and founded the band Brazil who were featured in a BBC Radio 1 live session from Maida Vale.  He then taught popular music at Huddersfield Music College for three years whilst touring with the rock band Old Man Stone (Revolver) performing to festival crowds of 20,000 & pub 'crowds' of 2!

Always having had an interest in the recording & producing process Barrie found himself increasingly behind the desk recording & mixing for Kaiser Chiefs, Corinne Bailey Rae & the wonderful Timmy Mallett in the studio as well as in front of it – he also ended up working as a mix engineer in Nashville.

In 1998, Barrie was introduced to the world of production music & instantly knew it was for him. He loves the freedom it gives him to explore different musical genres, getting the same enjoyment from composing an intense atonal documentary piece as playing kazoo on a silly kids romp.

He has now composed exclusively for Audio Network for 12 years & as of Jan 2013 has recorded over 1100 tracks.

A complete gear head, the last few years have been focused on building and equipping his home studio. With the acoustic space designed by Munro Acoustics (Pinewood/Air) and filled with heritage and esoteric equipment as well as some classic equipment from the legendary Sound City studios in Los Angles, Barrie is now able to provide a unique audio styling to all his recordings.

Living in Wakefied, Yorkshire, Barrie likes western horse riding and is a keen amateur photographer. He also once sat next to Lemmy.

Find out what Barrie thinks about writing for Audio Network and the process behind Music Production in the video below.

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A selection of my tracks