ABOUT LAUREL SOUND
Laurel Sound is a recording studio based in Walkern, a rural Hertfordshire village located 30 miles north of London. This characterful brick building served in years gone by as our village hall. It is owned and run by me, producer / musician / writer Philip Taylor. I began in this business as a touring session musician, but my true passion has always been for creating new music.
Since we came here in 2001, the studio has naturally evolved from my personal writing and production space into a resource used by a growing list of diverse artists, either well known or aspiring (see list). The vibe is homely, relaxing, and creative. Because of the unique feel and look of the studio it regularly attracts other uses, for example as a location for YouTube live sessions, interviews and online product demos. Over the years I have accumulated a collection of interesting equipment, vintage amps, plug-ins, microphones and a great array of guitar effect pedals.
As a musician, writer and producer I am geared towards being very much part of what is going on in the studio, but am very happy to hire it 'dry' too. See the 'What we can offer' page. Rates are all negotiable....every project is different.