Record producer Greg Haver video interview with George Shilling
Greg Haver has gained praise for his warm productions and lush arrangements. Watch our exclusive video interview to find out more about why Melenie C and the Manic Street Preachers have been working with him on their recent albums.
Greg is a talented producer with a background in engineering, drumming and programming who initially built up a reputation within the Welsh music community for his diverse production skills and innovative arrangements with artists such as Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Lost Prophets and Bullet For My Valentine.
Continuing his long standing relationship with the Manic Street Preachers, Greg produced their album "Lifeblood" including the number 2 singles "The Love of Richard Nixon" and "Empty Souls". He also worked on earlier top ten records for the band including "There by the Grace of God" and "You Stole the Sun From My Heart". He produced songs from the "Know your Enemy" album and toured with them as a percussionist on their 2002/3 "Greatest Hits" tour. He has recently produced tracks for the Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield solo albums.
He produced the "Beautiful Intentions" album for Melanie C including the top ten UK single "Next Best Superstar". He produced several top 40 singles for INME, including "Faster The Chase" and "So You Know" along with additional production on the "White Butterfly" album. He also remixed The Cosmic Rough Riders hit "The Pain Inside".
Greg has produced sessions for many and varied artists over several genres these include: Salvage, Big Linda, The Hot Puppies, Breed 77, Bullet For My Valentine, Lost Prophets, Skindread, People In Planes, Midasuno, Dopamine, 60ft Dolls, Stuart Cable, The Afternoons, Puscha, Big Leaves, Richard Parfitt, Sal, Kennedy Soundtrack, Tetra Splendour, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Zabrinski, Topper, Texas Radio Band, El Goodo, MC Mabon, Marvin, Amy Wadge, Derrero, Budapest, The Relatives, Salvage, Bluesky Research, Kyro, A Silent Film, Little Fish, Mclusky, Another Story, Buffalo 77, The Martini Henry Rifles, Tribes of the City, The Lucky, Aynsley Lister, Watershed/Leave The Capital and Small Victories/Tommy and the Chauffeur.
He recorded tracks for the Catatonia "International Velvet" album and with Super Furry Animals on the "Outspaced" and "Mwng" albums including the single "Ysbeidiau Heulog". He recorded and mixed the soundtrack for the 2001 Marc Evans BAFTA winning film "Beautiful Mistake" with the Velvet Underground's John Cale. He has produced music for several plays by poet Patrick Jones with James Dean Bradfield along with Patrick's album "Commemoration and Amnesia". He produced and co-wrote the song "The Ten Commandments Of Bart" from the Simpsons' "Yellow" album with Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
recent years Greg has recorded extensively overseas
including work in New Zealand and Australia producing
major label artists such as The Feelers' multi-platinum
album "Playground Battle", Carly Binding's
"So Radiate" album and "The Mad
Love" by 48 May. Also tracks for The Checks,
Pluto, Goodnight Nurse, Goldenhorse, Tourist and
Greg has spoken about his production history, techniques and knowledge of the music industry at the Resonate Seminar in Auckland, by:Larm in Norway, the Baltic Music Conference in Riga, was on the producer panel at In The City 2004 and has done seminars for the Music Producers Guild in the UK. He is a music advisor to the Arts Council of Wales and has won several Welsh Music Awards for his production work and services to the Music Industry.
Special thanks to Scott Mathews for the kind use of his music and to James Towler and Stevie Winwood for the kind use of their studio as a location and to George Shilling for asking the questions. Many thanks to Greg for giving his time and to Zen at Resolution Magazine for helping tie things up.
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