Gary Bromham

Gary Bromham

I am a composer, artist, music producer and mix engineer. Also a researcher and published author who recently completed a PhD in computer science, specifically in music and timbre perception, at Queen Mary University London.


I began my career as a Fairlight CMI programmer and a tape op at Trident Recording Studios in London. I subsequently began my songwriting and music production career in Iceland. During this time, I co-produced the 1988 Icelandic Eurovision entry, made an album with jazz-funk band Mezzoforte, and worked with progressive artist, Bjork.


Whilst collaborating with Andrew Ridgeley of Wham on his solo album, I was also fortunate enough to work with his former music partner, George Michael, on some of his album Listen Without Prejudice. As a result of my collaboration with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley I was offered my first publishing contract with Warner Chappell Music in 1990.
This proved to be a great success.


I have written with many varied and successful artists and songwriters including Sheryl Crow, Bow Wow Wow, The Tubes, Robbie Neville, Eddie Money and The Fixx to name but a few, spending time working in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles.
Later collaborations include Editors, Graham Coxon from Blur, The Maccabees, Lulu, Delta Goodrem and again Sheryl Crow on her single 'Soak up the Sun'.
I was also signed to EMI Records in 1996 as a recording artist in the band The Big Blue. We released two singles and achieved moderate success.
I recently worked on the late Big Big Train singer David Longdon's album 'Door One', a long-time close friend and music collaborator.


I have just completed a PhD at Queen Mary University London where I have been researching the role of vintage and retro aesthetics in music production and how some of these features are used in intelligent music production systems. I have numerous publications in this ever-expanding field. I have also just co-edited and co-authored the forthcoming Routledge book
'The Soul of Sonics', on Distortion in Music Production.


I am currently recording as an artist under the name Echo Ray.

Gary Bromham
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