Four Phil Harding Videos

 

Part 1

 

 

 

Part 2

 

 

 

Part 3

 

 

 

Part 4

 

 

Phil Harding - Music Producers Video Feature at Strongroom Studios, UK.

 

At last. We are delighted to feature the new 4 part Phil Harding Record Producer Video Interview series. It's been nearly 10 years since our last producer interview with Phil so this time we once again met up at Strongroom Studios in London to chat about Phil's career and to find out more about the behind the scenes antics at PWL. Of course there is far more to Phil than being one of the top guy's at PWL so we also dug deep in to his recording and production career, right from the early days at Marquee Studios to the present day.

 

 

Phil Harding photographs are available to browse here

 

 

music producer phil harding at strongroom recording studios uk

 

Phil has just published his self penned book about life on the factory floor at PWL so we urge you to clicky the link to Phil's website to grab your copy now!!!

 

PHIL HARDING – BIOGRAPHY

KYLE MINOGUE  -  EAST 17  -  RICK ASTLEY  -  CHIC  -  THE JACKSON FIVE  -  THE FOUR TOPS  -  DIANA ROSS  -  PET SHOP BOYS  -  BOYZONE  -  THE CLASH  -  DONNA SUMMER  -  DEPECHE MODE  -  BANANARAMA  -  ERASURE  -  DEAD OR ALIVE  -  CLIFF RICHARD  -  OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN & JOHN TRAVOLTA  -  FIVE STAR  -  THE THREE DEGREES  -  DEBBIE HARRY  -  JIMMY SOMERVILLE  -  SINITTA  -  JIMMY RUFFIN  -  JASON DONOVAN  -  THELMA HOUSTON  -  GARY MOORE  -  T’PAU  -  LET LOOSE  ABC  -  MEL & KIM  -  JESUS JONES  -  LONIE GORDON  -  PETER ANDRE  -  ROXETTE  -  BROTHER BEYOND  -  SAM FOX  -  MATT BIANCO

 

These are just some of the artists Phil has worked with in a career spanning 30 years.

 

Phil Harding started in the music industry aged 16 at the Marquee Studios in 1973.  There he worked with some of the top producers in the world as they recorded the great albums of the day.

 

As Phil’s career progressed, a very hot list of credits soon started to stack up with artists as diverse as The Clash, Killing Joke, Toyah and Matt Bianco, all taking advantage of Phil’s ever-growing reputation as a top engineer.  At the start of the 1980’s, the name of a newly formed production team was added to the list – Stock/Aitken/Waterman.

Phil engineered and mixed their first chart successes (Divine and Hazell Dean) then their breakthrough and first No 1 single, ‘You Spin Me Round’ by Dead or Alive.

 

The hits came almost faster than you could count them – Mel & Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue.  Phil has just started writing a book about his escapades at PWL in the 80’s and is making good headway.

 

By the early 1990’s Phil was regarded as pre-eminent in his field and left PWL to set up his own production facility with Ian Curnow at the Strongroom Studio complex in Shoreditch, London.

 

A further deluge of hits followed but this time with Phil and Ian as producers for: East 17 (including the Christmas No 1 ‘Stay Another Day’), Deuce, Boyzone, 911, Caught in the Act and Let Loose.

 

Phil is undertaking a radio interview tour to promote his single, forthcoming album and to talk about his heady days at PWL.

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Phil is a leading member of the British Music Producer's Guild (MPG).

 

phil harding, record producer, new albim, the story of beginners

 

From the heart and mind of legendary Producer Phil Harding, comes this storming debut album. Teamed once again with lyricist Mila Bogen, the songs are an intricate mixture of rocking, uplifting and reflective music.

Recorded at 7 locations both in the U.K. and U.S.A the album includes virtuoso performances by some of the world’s top session musicians. The result is nothing less than you would expect. A beautifully produced and textured collection of infectious melodies and lyrics that you’ll want to hear again and again.

 

SINGLE; ‘FLAWLESS LAND’ – WBCD004PROMO  -  31.03.08  - ALBUM:  ‘THE STORY OF BEGINNERS’  -  WBCD002  - 28.04.08

DISTRUBUTED BY SHELLSHOCK/PINNACLE

 

 

The following is the archive feature from way back in the year 2000:

 

Top engineer and record producer, Phil Harding, gives a unique insight in to his techniques etc in our video interviews

Phil Harding's Biog


Phil Harding started as a Tape-Op at Marquee Studios, London in 1973 aged 16 years old. Phil was engineering by the age of 19. 

 

Phil HardingHaving engineered for acts as diverse as The Clash through to Dead or Alive - including Toyah, Killing Joke and Matt Bianco. Phil began to earn a reputation as a specialist remixer and in the early eighties teamed up with Stock, Aitken, Waterman at the beginning of their association. In 1984 Phil left the Marquee Studios to be chief engineer at PWL Studios which soon became nicknamed 'The Hit Factory'. 

 

Phil HardingPhil went on the engineer and remix most of the early SAW hits including Princess, Mel and Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley etc etc. Phil formed a production and remix partnership with Ian Curnow at that time and went on the produce and remix hits for Pet Shop Boys, Jesus Jones, Climie Fisher, Donna Summer, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. 

 

In 1992 Phil and Ian set up their own studio at The Strongroom Studio complex in London and under the guidance of manager Tom Watkins produced and wrote many hits for East 17 (including No 1 single 'Stay Another Day') and Deuce. 

 

Phil HardingSince then Phil and Ian have produced and written hits for Boyzone (including No 1 single 'Words'), and 911, also providing all the music for the Channel 4 series 'Boyz Unlimited' in 1999.  Phil has recently been recording tracks with 'Jamie Shaw' - a Decca Records signing, and he is also enjoying a sabbatical from Studio work after 27
years constant work.  

 

Phil is currently Chairman of the MPG (Music Producers Guild Ltd).  See our 'Audio Links'.

 

 

Phil is a leading member of the British Music Producer's Guild (MPG).

 

Phil's early tape 'op days
Phil's PWL story
About Phil's current projects

Phil takes part in MPG event
Phil takes part in a special MPG wecast

 

 

 

 

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