Gracieland Recording Studio UK

001 - Control Room 002 - 9098 Console 003 - Machine Room 004 - Live Room 005 - Control Room

Welcome To Gracieland

Gracieland is the latest incarnation of a recording studio first established in 1989.
It was built by Lisa Stansfield and her collaborators Ian Devaney & Andy Morris and was used in the making of Lisa's debut album "Affection".
In time for Lisa's second album "Real Love" the equipment had been upgraded with the inclusion of an Amek Mozart console loaded with Rupert Neve modules.
The album was recorded and mixed entirely at Gracieland.

It was the sound of the Amek board that generated interest in the Amek 9098 that has since become the centerpiece of the studio.
Now in its twentieth year Gracieland is established as a successful commercial recording studio.

We provide top quality recording services to bands, solo artists, songwriters and spoken word artists alike. We offer:

  • Rupert Neve / Amek 9098 console (one of only seven in the world) /
    Pro Tools / Logic Pro
  • Analogue & Digital Recording
  • Experienced engineer / producer with a wealth of knowledge in all fields
  • Single use of the whole of studio - 24 hr lock-outs
  • Acoustically designed live and control room by ESS Acoustics
  • Extensive range of outboard equipment / sample libraries
  • State of the art equipment, including trialing new and innovative designs
  • Vintage mics, guitars, amps, keys & synths
  • Relaxed and chilled atmosphere to help create world class recordings
  • Demos to full albums
  • One song to be added on our MySpace playlist
  • Mastering
  • WiFi
  • Safe and secure on drive parking with electric gates, set in delightful gardens

Situated only 30 minutes from the heart of Manchester on the outskirts of Rochdale, our extensive accommodation comprises luxurious artists lounge, fully fitted kitchen, luxury bathroom and shower, with a private driveway for parking all set within mature, fully tended gardens.

The intimacy of Gracieland, the people and above all the technical ability we can provide, will set us apart from many a contender for years to come.

Back Door Music Project

We have agreed to be first prize for the Backdoor Music Projects Battle of the Bands competition…

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Chanteuses

Also on our vintage Neumann microphones were chanteuses Jill Allsworth, a fabulous solo artist with a soaring voice…

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Leroy & Faro

Rappers Leroy & Faro came in to add vocals to their forthcoming album and were awesome…

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Get On Up, Get On Down

Francesca is a name synonymous with dance music, so it’s hardly surprising that she turned up in July with her usual entourage of eclectic and chintzy personnel [which included me] to record and mix a single…

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And the Beat Goes On

Songwriter and producer Neil Simms made an appearance in June, and was working on tracks for his protegee band Ambasini

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Mancunian Way

Teen pop band Mancunian Way cut a couple of tracks in June…

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Tyro

Tyro! - A great pop band whose attitude and playing made for two fabulous weekends, recorded five tracks in all…

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We're Lost In Music

Local band Finelines www.wearefinelines.co.uk were in during May and put together two excellent tracks with a ‘big’ production sound…

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Tape Archiving

On the tape archiving side, we have completed the whole back catalogue of Marilla Ness, which is a large back catalogue I can tell you…

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Caro Snatch

PHEW! I’m only part way through this and I’m shaking with excitement! I’d better get a move on before I hyperventilate and collapse!

The lovely Caro Snatch has paid us several visits this year, with her last session culminating in the mixing of her wondrous epic, Mammoth

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Bugs In Ember

Bugs In Ember - a Chorlton-based four piece visited to record a selection of self-penned songs…

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Crash Incorporated

CRASH Incorporated is a Manchester-based production company who are currently working on a number of tracks…

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Tyndale Thomas

Tyndale Thomas is synonymous with choirs, so it was hardly surprising to see him in the studio…

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Turn The Beat Around

First on the list is The Sticks, a local band whose line-up includes Poppy - their female lead singer, are young, energetic and passionate about what they do…

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All Aboard For Gracieland - Hitsville UK!

What a year we’ve had so far, with bands and solo artistes alike pounding on our doors to avail themselves of the astounding AMEK/NEVE 9098 console and a studio which is celebrating its 20th Birthday! …

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