Nick Taylor has been working in various UK and London studios for 19 years, residing at Air-Edel since 2004.
Arriving in London in 1998, he worked part time as a composer for TV adverts and shorts and during this time he was offered work assisting at a small studio in London Bridge. He then went on to work at Wessex studios in Highbury, and then as a freelancer at the Strongroom and the Roundhouse. His client list is varied, reflecting work within film score, video games, jazz, rock, and pop. Nick is highly experienced in working with all kinds of line ups, from full orchestra to jazz trios and everything in between.
Nick has worked with world-renowned composers Patrick Doyle and Dario Marianelli among others. Nick recorded and mixed Gary Yershon’s Oscar-nominated score for Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’ and recent feature ‘Peterloo’, Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death on the Nile’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ with Patrick Doyle, and the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Virunga’ with Patrick Jonsson. In 2016, Nick recorded and mixed the Ricky Gervais hit comedy film ‘David Brent: Life On the Road’ with musician and songwriter Andy Burrows –they collaborated again in 2019 – 2022 for Netflix series ‘After Life’.
Other recent highlights of Nick’s credits as a record and mix engineer include the Amelia Warner’s score for ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Stanley Tucci directed ‘Final Portrait’ scored by Evan Laurie, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘Mary Shelley’, Mike Newell’s ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Alexandra Harwood, and Richard Loncraine’s ‘Finding Your Feet’ by Michael J McEvoy, and Yeong Wook Jo’s BAFTA-nominated score for BBC One series ‘The Little Drummer Girl’.
Further television work includes recording the brass section for BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for the 2020 and 2021 series.
On the Rock and Pop front Nick has worked with many artists including Graham Coxon, The Script, and Emeli Sandé, for whom he recorded much of the number 1 album ‘Our Version of Events’. He regularly works closely with various arrangers, including Rosie Danvers (Wired Strings) with whom he has recorded string arrangements for many contemporary artists including Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Adele, Madonna, Raleigh Ritchie, Little Mix, Paloma Faith, Leona Lewis, Birdy, Pink, Fun, Tinie Tempah, Dave, Sam Fender, Madness, Stormzy, Michael Kiwanuka, Sigma, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bastille, Tom Grennan, and Professor Green, among many others.
Nick also recorded the drummers Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Roger Taylor (Queen) at the legendary ‘Headley Grange’ on a project for the sample library company Spitfire Audio.
As well as Air-Edel, Nick works regularly in all the main London recording studios including Air Lyndhurst, Abbey Road, Rak, and British Grove.