OUR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS
Many and various, and growing all the time including...
This is Tom Falle's solo project after Teddy split up. We worked on his single Reunion which got some great reviews. Tom was recently voted by GQ magazine as the most likely future star
Clarence King and the Regents
Clarence King and the Regents - an 8-piece London-based mash-up of soul, ska, funk and rock originals
The Fool's Moon
Prog rock, all the way from Lowestoft. Fast, furious and very original! Their 1st album completely recorded at the Barn Studio; released in June 2021
Helen has completed recording her 2nd album with us. It is simply sublime. Should be released soon.
Bob's 2nd solo album, Snapshot (like his first album Call Me Stupid) features all original songs. Supporting musicians include Max Middleton (ex-Jeff Beck Band), Jeff Allen (ex-Van Morrison) and Jesse Quin (Keane).
Brilliant classical flautist - Clare is the principal flautist with the Cunard Cruise line
Jan Jinkerson Duo
Classy East Anglian duo featuring Jan Jickerson on vocals and John Parker on guitar playing some great jazz standards
A "Back to the 60s" project with originals songs from Neil and Stupid Music's Bob Kidby recorded on the best analogue and digital equipment. Look out for the album Long lost hits of the 60s - Volume 3 . What could be better!
The wonderful and much missed John Parker recorded a range of songs with us - some with his blues band, some solo songs and some with his friend, piano player Max Middleton
We recorded Clare's 3rd album Where Are You Now? which was released in February 2020.
This is what she said about the record:
"What an exciting time it is for me at the moment. I can now reveal that my new album was produced and mixed by the world famous Richard Flack who is Robbie Williams' producer. It was co-produced, and engineered, by the wonderful Bob Kidby in his stunning studio and mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios in London. What a lucky, lucky girl I am. "
And listen to Clare's single Where Are You Now which was released in February 2020 via the link below:
Also check out Clare's PR New Outlaw PR company specialising in getting music played on the radio and featured in the press:
We are also working with Ant Shiels aka Glove Compartment from Cambridgeshire - a number of songs recorded and more to follow. This includes the fantastic Christmas is ruined ! which was released on 7 December 2020.
The Nicholas Bewes Trio
The legendary Snowy White with his legendary friends Max Middelton, Kuma Harada and Jeff Allen - recorded two songs as part of his Released album; we also recorded keyboards for Snowy's recent release, The Situation
Completely original and fabulous eclectic band from East Anglia.
We worked with the Vagaband to record their 4th album; this included working with them on the song that accompanied the 2021 census campaign. The link below is to campaign:
And this is the link to one of the tracks:
Also on Future Radio (Norwich) Steve Arlene Show on 14 february 2021, the band were interviewed and they name checked our very own Bob Kidby as studio supremo
We also recorded keyboards and provided production help on several tracks of their 3rd album, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Saxman Tim's's first solo album, When the Mood Takes, released in August 2021 and entirely produced at the Barn Studio. All the sax you could wish for!
East Angles Brass Band
Northern soul meets East Anglia in a nine piece soul band playing some soul classics
We welcomed German indie rock band, Kalon with producer, Richard Flack to record 8 tracks for a forthcoming release. This is what they said:
"We feel happy, exhausted, blessed and full of gratefulness for these intense last couple of weeks. We really appreciate this opportunity we’ve been given to and can’t wait to bring it all on stage and on your speakers! A massive shoutout to our producers @richflack and the man Bob Kidby who have done an amazing job! You guys are the best! We’d also like to thank everyone else who’s been involved in these last weeks for capturing the good and the bad moments ( even though we hardly had one), for supporting us with all the bits and pieces around the recording and most of all the amazing time we had! Love x KALON"
The Soft Tone Needles
We have recorded a number of cool soul tunes with this exhilarating 8-piece horn and percussion collective from East Anglia
Teddy - Hoxton's finest - cutting edge sythn pop/alt rock
Excellent instrumental prog-rock outfit from Norwich who are working with us to overdub keyboards and do some reamping. This album will be released this year following their successful Sum of Erda album.
The Makeshifts - Canvey Island style rhythm 'n' blues
A folksinging, song-writing supremo who has been playing the folk clubs of Sussex and Normandy for many years - we have recorded his full folk club set
We have recorded a number of Lewis's original songs - really interesting stuff
Ex-BBC Singer, Nicholas Bewes recorded a unique set of Rudyard Kipling poems set to music.
The John Whitehead Trio with Jan Jinkerson
We have recorded six tracks with these jazz maestros from Norfolk, now mixed and ready to go
And our friends
And these are the wonderful people who help us in and with the studio :
Richard Flack - producer
Niall Holden - Van Damme Cables
Adam Pierce and Les Mommsen - Karno Sound (Sony mics)
Pete and Matt Wandless - Sound Network (DPA mics)
Bill Puplett - luthier extraordinaire
Tony Oakes - caretaker
Colin Lodge - buildings
Jesse Quin - producer and bass player
Dave Jackson - drummer
Arthur Le Baleur - drummer
Dave Battiscombe - bass player
Greg Cook - piano/organ
Nigel Scott - ears