JAMES | George Shilling


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George Shilling is a renowned record producer with over 30 years experience. After a brief spell at the Royal College of Music, he landed a job at Livingston Studios under the watchful eye of legendary engineer Jerry Boys. George hit the big time as the recording engineer on The Only Way Is Up by Yazz, then co-produced I’m Free by The Soup Dragons.
Other credits include Texas, Primal Scream, Blur, Ocean Colour Scene, Mike Oldfield, Johnny Hallyday, Mary J. Blige, Steve Winwood, Porcupine Tree, Teenage Fanclub and Frank Turner and he has collaborated with producers John Leckie, Gil Norton and Mark Hollis.

He has worked in studios in China, Japan, Colombia, New York and all round Europe. He now works mainly from his own studio (currently located in gorgeous South Devon) but in recent years has run sessions at Abbey Road, Real World and Sawmills.

George is also a very experienced writer and has published hundreds of gear and software reviews in the pro-audio press, and written articles for Sonnox and Waves’ websites. He has gleaned many techniques and philosophies from his interviews with other producers for RecordProduction.com and Resolution Magazine including Pete Waterman and Tony Visconti.

George is an accomplished cellist, arranger and composer, and received extensive media coverage when he arranged and performed cello parts for Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. George has delivered guest lectures, masterclasses and workshops at a raft of UK universities.


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