"I produced my debut single 'dar es salaam' with Rich at Wise Tree Studios. Here, I just had a beat that I wanted to play with and because Wise Tree has some great instruments and a super laid back atmosphere it was just really easy to feel inspired and run with ideas. This was really refreshing because in most of my studio experience I've always been on a very tight schedule to execute songs and rarely ever actually just worked with the melodies and sounds with someone so creative and invested. The result was a great song that has been featured on dozens of huge Spotify playlists and always gets complimented on for having a really vibey production and atmosphere."
small dogs, artist, New York (US)
"I’ve been working with Rich for a number of years now, we play together in the composer collective We Are Children (We Make Sound) and I love his approach. Always so considered, thoughtful and professional. He brings so much more than I think of to every project. Beautiful playing, but great recording and technological ideas too, and then always that extra special magic of giving it time, artistry and care.
He definitely doesn’t live in a box, or at least not one that he’s not prepared to completely re-think in response to collaboration.
Having to move to online work recently because of Covid-19 he’s been quick and professional, and super considerate in this new landscape."
Audrey Riley, String Arranger (Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins), London (UK)
"Rich has been a trusted friend to the band throughout the recording process and beyond. We were made feel entirely at home in Wise Tree Studios, provided with copious amounts of tea and treats, welcome advice and recommendations, and we were seriously impressed by Rich's technical skill and understanding of our sound- he felt like one of the band."
Siubhán Macauley, musician, Liverpool (UK)
'Working with Rich Bond at Wise Tree Studios is always hugely creative and productive. I've produced two tracks here with Rich. The first I intended to just re-record some vocals (as he has a great selection of mics), however Rich has such a unique ear for textures and atmospheres, we ended up trying some ideas, mixing some things differently and the songs grew far beyond what I could have ever imagined achieving with them. They're really my favourite tracks that I've ever made and I can't wait to release them. The feedback I've received on the mixing and production has been incredible as well.'
George Barnett, Songwriter, London (UK)
"Rich [from Wise Tree Studios] was an absolute pleasure to work with. His skills as a musician and sound engineer really helped us get the end result we were looking for. Rich has a real passion for creating music, and he can provide both engineering expertise or more of a production role - whatever you need! As a band still trying to find our sound, Rich's input was just what we needed. Thanks Rich!"
Harry Moore, Gift Horse, Liverpool (UK)
"After meeting Rich at a concert which we both played, he presented me with the opportunity to work with him on one of my songs. At that point, I knew very little about the recording process but I feel that I have learnt a lot from Rich! It has been inspiring to work with him and see the process through which my song was transformed from a few chords and words written on paper, to incorporate it into my performances and finally into the beautiful track that Rich has produced. His approach to the whole process has served as a useful guide for me in my subsequent project; recording my first album. Beginning by discussing our musical influences and how we might translate them into the song was a visual and transparent way of projecting our ideas. Moreover it was an opportunity to learn about a number of groups and artists that I previously did not know! Rich was meticulous and professional throughout and, with his ability both as a producer and musician, was able to transform my vision into reality. I am absolutely delighted with the final result, and even more so to have gained a dear friend in the process. Thank you ever so much for everything Rich!"
Ruth Elspeth, Songwriter, Liverpool (UK) /Buenos Aires (AR)
"Rich is an incredibly sensitive, talented and accomplished musician. I have had the pleasure of writing and performing with him over a number of years. He always knows just the right sound or part to add to my songs to truly bring them to life. He is flexible, tactful and passionate about making great music"
Georgia Harris, professional musician, Liverpool (UK)