Seminar: Joe Chester

Joe Chester

Wednesday November 19th 2.00pm
Computer Science Auditorium (CSG-01)

Joe Chester cut his teeth recording to 2-inch tape in Dublin’s legendary Sun Studios in the mid to late 1990’s and was responsible for many of the key recordings of Dublin’s then thriving underground alternative rock scene. Many of these recordings by bands like Sunbear, Sack, Future Kings of Spain and Nina Hynes have since attained something of a cult status.
In this seminar Joe will talk about his work as a music producer, engineer and artist in Ireland. The format will follow an informal conversational approach allowing audience interaction throughout.

http://joechester.com
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Joe Chester
Joe Chester cut his teeth recording to 2-inch tape in Dublin’s legendary Sun Studios in the mid to late 1990’s and was responsible for many of the key recordings of Dublin’s then thriving underground alternative rock scene. Many of these recordings by bands like Sunbear, Sack, Future Kings of Spain and Nina Hynes have since attained something of a cult status. However, always more than an engineer/producer, Joe also played guitar and keyboards and sang on his sessions and eventually embarked on a parallel career as a member of much-loved Irish group tenspeedracer, touring worldwide and producing their recordings at Jerry Boys’ Livingston Studios in London and at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, latterly in conjunction with UK producer, Darren Allison (who worked on My Bloody Valentines’s Loveless and Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualised, two of Joe’s all-time favourite albums).
Upon leaving the band in 2004, Joe launched a solo career, releasing four highly acclaimed solo albums to date. All the while, Joe continued to produce records for other artists, honing his own very particular sound and approach in the studio, combining an old school organic sensibility with an ear for pop melodies and harmony that is second to none, building up a client list that is a veritable who’s who of Ireland’s rock and pop scene, including Gemma Hayes, Mundy, and Shane McGowan. His signature sound has been generating more and more demand lately, Joe’s recordings achieving multi platinum status with The Coronas (Heroes or Ghosts) , recently hitting the number 1 spot in Germany and earning platinum status with Ryan Sheridan (The Day You Live Forever) and steering folk legend Finbar Furey to his first Number 1 since 1987 (The Last Great Love Song).