JAMES | Phil Harding


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Phil Harding joined the music industry at the Marquee Studios in 1973, engineering for the likes of The Clash, Killing Joke, Toyah and Matt Bianco by the late 1970s.

In the 1980s, Phil mixed for Stock, Aitken & Waterman tracks such as You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive followed by records for Mel & Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue.
In the 1990s, Phil set up his own facility at The Strongroom with Ian Curnow. Further hits followed with productions for East 17 (including Stay Another Day), Deuce, Boyzone, 911 and Let Loose.

Recent projects include the book PWL from the Factory Floor (2010, Cherry Red Books) and mixing Sir Cliff Richard’s 2011 album Soulicious. Harding has recently worked for Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Tina Charles, Samantha Fox, Belinda Carlisle and Curiosity with his new production team PJS Productions.

He is currently Co-Vice Chair of JAMES along with Dennis Weinreich and was the Chairman of the Music Producers Guild. Phil completed his doctorate in Music Production at Leeds Beckett University, April 2017.

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