”Peter was the producer of what many believe to be our finest album – New Gold Dream. That is saying something considering the list of album producers we have worked with, including Jimmy Iovine, John Leckie, Keith Forsey, Steve Lillywhite, Trevor Horn. I still find it hard to believe that Pete was only 21 years old when he produced that record. The guy youngest in the room, the rest of us were 22! The Simple Minds story owes so much to Peter Walsh in particular.” Jim Kerr
”Pete is a very gifted producer and mix engineer. I have worked with him both in the studio and in live mode. He is wonderful at conjuring and defining mood – which is very clear in the landmark work he has done with Scott Walker, Simple Minds and myself amongst others. He is able to see the big picture and at the same time, focus in on the smallest detail. I have always found him to be a positive influence and a pleasure to work with, conscientious and committed with a good sense of humour.” Peter Gabriel
”Pete’s a very stabilising presence in the studio and that’s essential, as we’ve faced many challenging problems together over the years. We still make each other laugh, though and, of course, he’s a fantastic engineer.” Scott Walker
”Working with Peter on the production of my album (‘Latin Ala G’) was a joy. As well as his knowledge and expertise on the technical side, his input when laying down backing tracks, over-dubs, and not least vocals, was crucial – especially for the result we achieved on completion!” Gilbert O’ Sullivan
Multi award winning record producer, recording engineer and mixer Peter Walsh has been the man behind the console for a mountain of hit records encompassing many different musical styles from around the world.
Peter learnt his craft at London’s Utopia Studios, engineering for a wide variety of artists including Stevie Wonder, Donovan, Heatwave, Spandau Ballet, Shalamar, and the Boomtown Rats.
Moving into production, Peter turned freelance in 1981 and so started a long list of hit records which continues to this day.
From punk to pop, electronic or folk, latin, indie rock, Peter has been at the very top of an ever changing music industry for 4 decades. His early work with artists such as Heaven 17, Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel, Alphaville, and Scott Walker is still regarded as iconic and has influenced musicians and music fans alike.
In addition to his role as producer and engineer in the studio, Peter has been the man of choice for countless projects in the live performance arena. As well as producing, recording and mixing over 12 award winning, multi platinum selling live CDs and DVDs, Peter has enjoyed touring with Amnesty International, Peter Gabriel (Secret World Live), and has worked with Scott Walker as Sound Producer at The Royal Opera House, The Barbican Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and at the Festival Hall in London.
Peter has witnessed first hand the rapid technological revolution within the recording industry. A fond lover of analog recording, he is equally comfortable working in the digital domain and is a very proficient Pro Tools engineer. Vastly experienced as a mixing engineer in both conventional stereo, 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos, Peter often works from his studio in London, “e2immersive”.
Selected awards and accolades
- Latin Grammy nomination as audio engineer and mixer – Alejandro Sanz – Sanz, in the category “Album of the Year” 2023.
- Co-producer, engineer, and mixer of the Ivor Novello award winning Daniel Blumberg film score The World to Come, in the category “Best Original Film Score” 2022.
- Latin Grammy award as producer and audio engineer – Miguel Bosé – Sereno, in the category “Best Male Pop Vocal Album” 2002.
- Latin Grammy nomination as producer and audio engineer – Miguel Bosé – Sereno, in the category “Best Album” 2002
- Audio producer and engineer of the Grammy Award winning – Peter Gabriel – Secret World Live, in the category “Best Long Format Music Video” 1995.
- Premio Della Critica – Musica & Dischi – Cristina Dona – La Quinta Stagione, in the category “Best Italian Pop Rock Album” 2007.