Kevin Shirley

Record producer interview

A video feature with legendary record producer Kevin Shirley at Metropolis Studios, London.

Kevin Shirley was working at Metropolis Studios, London in August 2007, so we managed to take an hour of his time to talk with him about his work and what makes him so in demand.

The list of people and bands that Kevin has produced is huge and filled with names that you will know well but what struck us was just what a really nice guy he is, very relaxed, confident and works very fast. Kevin is the kind of producer that will have the album mixed a day after the recording has finished.

The video feature covers pet hates such as mastering engineers (!) and we take an in depth look at Kevin's working style and we think that you will like this one!

Just a small selection of the artists that Kevin has worked with: Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Crowes, Slayer, Journey, Rush, Joe Satriani, Bon Jovi etc etc.... A more comprehensive list of his credits are on this page.

kevin shirley, record producer, at Metropolis Studios London

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Kevin Shirley - The Caveman - has been record producer and mixer for many leading artists including Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Europe, Journey and Rush.

Kevin is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and he spent his early years producing and engineering records for many leading South African artists. After moving to Australia in '87 he started working with Australian artists such as The Screaming Jets, Girl Monstar and Cold Chisel. After producing Silverchair's album Frogstomp Kevin Shirley moved to the U.S.A.

Since moving to the 'States Kevin has produced Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Journey, Slayer, Joe Bonamasa, Rush and Iron Maiden.

mixing engineer and record producer Kevin Shirley at the SSL

Special thanks to everyone at Metropolis Studios, George Shilling, Bex and naturally, Kevin Shirley! The print version was published in October 2007's Resolution magazine.

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