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Booth’s acoustic guitar on Sunscreem track? Really?

Is that really David The Recording Booth playing acoustic guitar for 90s dance-music-pioneers Sunscreem? What is this madness? A bunch of years ago in deepest, darkest Essex I did some acoustic guitar sessions for a couple of nearby musician/producers. They'd seen me playing guitar with AloneMe at a local festival and liked my style,...
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Working in Louis de Bernieres’ world…

[caption id="attachment_651" align="alignright" width="270"]Louis de Bernieres, author, poet, musician Louis de Bernieres, author, poet, musician[/caption] I've been working with the splendid, multi-talented chap that is Louis de Bernieres for a few months. Yes, most people know him as the author of Captain...
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Awesome recording studio in Suffolk

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll tell you my little tale of documenting my humble music at the most amazing recording studio in Suffolk.

Elephant in the Room at recording studio in SuffolkWhether you have a recording studio in...
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There are mugs, and then there are mugs…

mugs This is the current operational selection of mugs at the Booth household. I can hear the question now... "Why have you shared a picture of your mugs with us, David?" Well, it's an 'individual' thing. A 'not the same' thing. A 'gloiously not conforming to a template' thing (unless...
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As Mission Statements go…

As I get older, I appreciate more and more how lucky I am to have a talent for music. As I type, I’m just a couple of weeks off turning 42. I’ve been involved in actively learning, performing, making, writing, being immersed in music since I was a kid, growing up in a house full...
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Back Home

After a thoroughly enjoyable couple of years based ten minutes drive away, I've moved my recording studio back to my home village (Debenham in Suffolk, UK, as you ask). Specifically, back to the grounds of my home. Why? Well, ten minutes commute wasn't killing me and the rent on the commercial unit wasn't extortionate... but actually,...
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My secret weapon(s)

What follows is not me spouting off about how great I am. Go with me for a minute and I’ll get to the point…
I’m 40 years of age and I’ve been actively playing music of one sort or another since the age of 4. So, using my finely-tuned mathematical...
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Happily backwards, a bit…

I’ve been driving past the old bakery shop window in Earl Soham a lot since I moved The Recording Booth to the village in March. In recent weeks there have been various old items filling up the window and the room within, with notes on the window saying things like ‘please collect me’...

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Planets in a row…

I haven’t been so excited about the postman knocking on the door for a long, long time. He’s a friendly enough chap, although I think he may be some sort of prototype post-droid as he always has white wires coming out of his ears and only seems to have a vocabulary of about...

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