Born 5th July 1981, Paul is a self-confessed Beatles fanatic. Brought into a musical family with his father, Martin, himself an avid guitarist and vocalist, Paul was always going to be close to music. Paul started playing musical instruments in his early youth. Martin used to have a small studio in a small corner of his Ratley home where Paul cut his teeth playing the drums and guitar with some of his friends.
Paul’s debut solo album, “My Story Ending”, came out in early April 2009 and is enjoying great success with the release of his latest single, Catapult
In the meantime, if you want to check out any of Paul’s work, check out his Myspace site.
Monday Comedy Club - Tattershall Castle
Christian Knowles runs a uniquely styled comedy show on a boat permanently moored by Embankment tube on the North Embankment of the Thames. Chilli Inc. Studios resident engineer, Sean Kelsey, has helped Christian capture the quality and essence of the shows by recording the stand-up comedians and producing small samples of the material used for advertising the shows comedy.
Andrew Cross Photographs Film Events - Artist/Trainspotter
Andrew is a well-known artist who mainly works with trains/rail transport in photography and film. Andrew continues to use us for our technical skills and our friendly open approach to projects.
Carl Palmer - Drummer/Musician
Renowned drummer with the original 70’s progressive rock band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, not to mention Asia and The Carl Palmer Band, Carl provided the jaw-dropping solo’s that comprised the artistic montage of solo’s that was commissioned by Andrew Cross for his exhibition at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham (July 2010).
Described as the "Jewish Cat Stevens" and the "Thinking Man's James Blunt", Dean is probably best known as bassist, vocalist and one of the principal songwriters with Australian bands O.B. City and 9 1/2 Incas, and as 'The Rabbi' in the politically-incorrect musical collective known as Asylum Nation, which toured around the UK for two years from 2004. Since his earliest performances as a busker, playing everywhere from Adelaide (his hometown in Australia) to Tokyo, Dean has been enamored with the singer-songwriters of the late-60s/early-70s, and this influence has manifested itself in the songs that he has contributed to every project that he has been involved in during a musical career spanning more years than you can count on two hands (say no more...).
Several years living and performing in Japan (as well as three highly successful Japanese tours with 9 1/2 Incas in 1999-2001) has given Dean's songs a unique flavour, the result of blending elements of 1970s Japanese folk-pop with alternative and progressive rock genres and creating a style that is familiar and yet difficult to define. After moving to London in 2004, Dean has been further influenced by his surroundings, and, after appearing as singer, musician and songwriter on six albums with various bands, is currently working on his first solo project. In addition to his solo work, Dean also appears regularly as the lead singer with London funk rock band Reality Cheques and is part of the musical force behind Shabbat Resouled, a highly successful Friday night service held regularly at Finchley Progressive Synagogue in North London.
In 2008 Dean returned to the streets for the first time in ten years with a ten-day stint of busking at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was invited to perform for the Jewish community in Zurich, Switzerland.
One of his bands, Reality Cheques, has been touring and gigging strongly in and around the South East of England and headlined in an Australian Bushfire Benefit gig at the Purple Turtle in Camden (29th March 09).
Some of Deans work can be viewed on his Myspace site and Reality Cheques and 9 1/2 Incas sites.
A Film Estonia
Aina Jarvin is one of AFE’s top producers. Aina used our studios to record all of the dialogue for her animated short, “How to be a Grown-up”. We hope to be working again with Aina and AFE in the very near future.
Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing organization. Chilli Inc. Studios, in collaboration with A’Court Williams graphic design, helped produce an educational DVD on Effective Cross Cultural Communication. On location at Accenture’s offices in Fenchurch Street, London, we recorded Kris ‘One Take’ Wadia delivering his message. We then took the audio back to the studios for mastering before being incorporated into the DVD.
Royal Opera House
Sean spent over 7 months in the company of some of the best engineers in live theatre sound. Working with the team of resident engineers at ROH on some of the most prestigious productions, Sean was involved in all aspects of sound production ranging from wheeling out 180kg speakers to mic’ing up Opera singers.
“Without doubt, one of the most exciting jobs I’ve worked on. The ROH engineers provide a level of professionalism not seen in professional theatre sound.”
Sean Kelsey Jan 2008
Highflyer TV Production
Highflyer produce some of the best televised horse racing coverage for the UK. Racing UK (Sky 423), TurfTV (betting shops) and Channel 4 Racing (Channel 4) are the three flag-ship shows produced by Highflyer for the horse racing fraternity. Our engineers are involved with the live broadcast sound and vision mixing based at Teddington Studios.
Sue is a talented British actress and Voice Over artist who has appeared in numerous British television and radio productions (Miss Marie Lloyd, East Enders, Green Wing, VO for Florence in the Magic Roundabout, Watership Down, Moody Margaret in Horrid Henry...). Sue is a regular Radio 4 contributor, delivering her own unique style.
With only a few raw audio files and a bucket full of ideas, Sue came to the studio with a rough script for a radio play. With our experienced studio staff we were able to understand what Sue was trying to achieve and, within a couple of sessions, had all of the recorded material needed to edit together a 10 minute pilot radio play.
Click here to listen to a sample
City of Westminster College
Our resident engineer, Sean Kelsey, assisted Joseph Clancy (senior lecturer in Sound Engineering at City of Westminster College and head engineer at the Cockpit Theatre, Paddington) putting on a Nick Drake tribute evening on May 9th 2009, at the Cockpit Theatre. The evening was an extravaganza of tribute acts encompassing some of the best Nick Drake tributes in the country! Artists such as: Jack Savoretti, Stuart Anthony & Harvey Lord, Gabby Young & Stephen Ellis (Revere), James Edge, Helena C Carta and Stuart Masters graced the theatre with their English folk music.
The evening was a complete success although it did throw up a few technical challenges of its own. Sometimes, work throws you lemons, and this occasion we made margaritas, not lemonade! Nothing like live sound to sharpen the reactions and provide priceless experience.