Producer / Engineer and multi-instrumentalist Brett Taylor has been producing records for over 3 decades.
In the 1980s, BT moved to Melbourne to what was the hub of everything happening in the Australian music industry at the time. Freelancing at Melbourne’s Timbertop, Metropolis (formerly AAV) and 001 (formerly Power Plant) studios, working with a broad variety of artists and genres. Moving on to an in-house engineering gig at Lifesaver Studios (now The Base), cutting 1⁄4” tape into far too many pieces, trailblazing early hard disk recording systems (Pro Tools & Doremi DAWN) and learning how to make a radio ads work in under 30 seconds. At night, he produced bands...
Avalon, Russel Morris, Mistaken Identity, I’ll Take Manhattan and Michael Fowler are some of the artists BT worked with at that time. Then another in-house gig at 001 Studios (formerly Melbourne’s Power Plant Studios), heading up a small team and working with Merryl Bainbridge, Peter Andre, Felt, Barb Waters & the Rough Diamonds and Magic Roundabout.
Following a stint in Sydney freelancing at Paradise Studios, Alberts Studios and later Trackdown, BT returned to Melbourne. Working from Sing Sing and various residential studios with regulars Roy Bontay, 2120, Scott Stone, Lindsay Buckland and Louisa John-Krol.
Back in Adelaide in 2001 and based at Mixmasters Productions, BT engineered the soundtrack for the Rolf De Heer film Tracker and for the next 8 years produced, recorded, mixed, and/or mastered projects for John Schumann, Special Patrol, Liam Gerner, Catherine Lambert, The Yearlings, Jim Hermel, Peter Combe, The Borderers, Jeff Lang, Kerri Overbeeke, Curio, The Nervous Investors, Scissor Pretty, James Gary, E-Type Jazz, Janet Seidel, Marlene Richards, Snap 2 Zero, Dexter Jones, Luke Ashby & the Lonely Crowd, Tommy Gun, Jet O’Rourke, Junior, The Craving Daisies, 45 Sheriff, Fender, Sonia Buckley, Sunroom, Robert Price, Philip Walsh, The Phobias and many others.
Recent artists including Gallie, Verity Skye, Louisa John-Krol, The Brenton Foster Band, Galleon, Lindsay Buckland, Hills & Trains, Myles Mayo and swing artist Greg Meyer.
BT has received SAMIA nominations for Studio Engineer / Producer and Technician, and 3 nominations for Album of the Year.