The Lovely People behind echotown studio

Echotown Studio Vintage Recording Studio – Nick Capaldi

Nick Capaldi | Studio Owner

Nick is a singer/songwriter who understands the importance of a good studio when creating projects. He oversaw every aspect of the build of Echotown Studio, ensuring no vital detail was compromised.

Having Echotown Studio be purpose built from a musician’s perspective with insight from top acousticians and engineers, means that it is a world-class recording experience coupled with the understanding of what it takes to create the perfect project.

Echotown Studio Vintage Recording Studio – Grace Capaldi

Grace Capaldi | Studio Manager

Grace oversees the day-to-day management of the studio, from dealing with bookings to PR to general organisation for a smooth studio experience. She is a full-time wheelchair user and keeps on top of how the studio is evolving in relation to inclusivity.

Grace often does talks on music panels highlighting the importance of accessibility in the music industry.

Echotown Studio Vintage Recording Studio – Gareth Matthews

GARETH MATTHEWS | Chief Engineer

Gareth is our resident engineer at Echotown Studio.  We always receive amazing feedback from clients not only for the fantastic sound achieved, but for the great atmosphere that exists while working with him. He is a treasure to the Echotown Studio family.

His credits include several multi-platinum selling artists and producers, including Frank Turner, Example, Sandi Thom, Alexander O Neal, Alice Merton to name a few.

Before joining Echotown Studio he worked in several world-class studios including, Prairie Sun Recording California, Miloco Studios, London and Deep Recording Studios, London.

Echotown Studio Vintage Recording Studio – Amy McGowan

Amy McGowan | HR and live events co-ordinator

Amy puts her energy and experience into the background running of the studio and record label. She co-ordinates live events the studio hosts, from transport to catering and is on-hand throughout, overseeing clients satisfaction and dealing with any issues, should they arise.


Gwyn Mathias spent more hours than there is in a day in meticulously designing how the studio would be put together. He is our go-to guy for any maintenance or studio queries. He is an indispensable font of knowledge. 

Jim Lassen is behind the ‘spaghetti’ veins of the studio. His work is not only well thought out and practical but also extremely neat. Jim was an SSL employee in the 80s before going freelance which led to wiring studios belonging to such artists as Peter Gabriel, Paul Weller, Steve Winwood.

George Gilbert restored our SSL 6000E to bring it back to its former glory. He was also an SSL employee in the 80s. He now travels around keeping these old desks maintained. As well as our SSL, George also looked after Kate Bush’s desk so we knew we were in good hands.

Tom Stanford aided us with the computer and digital side of things, his knowledge knew no bounds. He was instrumental in setting everything up to work with the digital audio workstations. Tom spent days testing the functionality of the studio, ironing out any creases before he engineered out first ever session.

» Visit Tom’s website

Jason Dasent is a visually impaired producer musician and accessibility in music consultant. Jason helped us to choose the right purchases to aid our studio in being inclusive for all. These include screen readers, Komplete Kontrol keyboards, Avid hardware and other digital packages.

Jason introduced us to Drake Music who are a national arts charity specialising in using music technology to break down disabling barriers to make music. They also helped us by sharing their experiences and challenges in accessing other studios. We implemented various improvements in our new build to ensure anyone visiting Echotown Studio would not encounter the same restrictions.

» Visit Jason’s website

» Visit Drake Music website

Studio booking

To enquire about booking the studio, please contact us with details of your project so we can provide a bespoke quote.