Record Producer and Musician
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Ian Tilley, record producer and musician, has produced and co-produced albums for many of the biggest names in the Classical-crossover genre, including Gold and Platinum selling artists, Hayley Westenra, Aled Jones and Libera. Many of these albums have received BRIT nominations and have enjoyed success at the top of the classical charts. Ian works with most of the major labels including Universal, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and EMI.
As well as being a classically trained pianist and singer, Ian is also a composer and arranger, writing and arranging for many of the artists he produces. Ian is part of a well-established writing team who have recently joined EMI’s elite publishing roster, following the success of their original material for crossover artists.
Although Ian is well known for his work in the crossover arena, he works with artists in the mainstream world too. His most recent work has been with Cerys Matthews for her 2009 - 2014 releases. Ian has always had a passion for great songs with a classic ‘band sound’. He has been in many bands himself over the years and has a big catalogue of his own material.
Ian has also become well known for his live work as Musical Director for artists such as Hayley Westenra and Aled Jones. He spent four years travelling the world with Hayley and fellow Kiwi Fiona Pears. They played everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the famous Joe’s pub in NYC. Ian is currently a member of Fiona Pears’ NZ band, playing piano and keys and touring New Zealand extensively.
Over the years Ian has worked as a recording engineer on numerous productions for CD release, TV and radio, so is very much hands on in the studio. Since producing records, Ian has joined forces with the fantastic engineer, Steve Lowe, who he has worked with on and off for the last twenty years. Between them they have over forty years experience in the studio environment, which proves invaluable during every session.