Nick Tauber and Jack Ruston

Interview with George Shilling

George Shilling and his video crew tracked down legendary producer Nick Tauber and his co producer Jack Ruston at their private studio in South London. We hope that you enjoy this video that covers everything from Thin Lizzy to the current day. Nick and Jack were so interesting that we took very little out so it runs for just under an hour.

Nick Tauber has produced hit records from some of the world's greatest rock bands, Thin Lizzy, Def Leppard, Marillion, Slaughter And The Dogs, UFO and Stiff Little Fingers, as well as having smash hits in the charts with top pop acts like Toyah and Bloodstone. Having a career spanningfrom the late seventies to the present day Nick has earned a reputation as one of the industry's most respected producers.

Jack Ruston is a producer, recording engineer and mixer. His career began in L.A. playing guitar in Robert Vaughn's award winning band Dead River Angels. That experience provided the opportunity to record in some of the world's finest studios, and preferring that to the life of a touring musician, he became obsessed with recording bands rather than playing in them. This background allows him to approach engineering from a musicians perspective, and he brings his skills as a player to many of his projects. Clients include Kubb, Reuben, Engerica, Tom McRae, Mozez and Deborah Bonham.

Special thanks to George Shilling for asking the questions!

Contact Nick Tauber via his FaceBook Page

Jack's website

You can browse some of our photos taken at their studio in our gallery.

Albums produced by Nick Tauber

Thin Lizzy, Shades of a Blue Orphanage
Thin Lizzy, Vagabonds of the Western World
Slaughter & The Dogs, Do It Dog Style
Thin Lizzy, The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans
Girl, Sheer Greed
Toyah, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!
Toyah, Anthem
Stiff Little Fingers, Now Then...
Bernie Tormé, Turn Out the Lights
Toyah, Warrior Rock: Toyah on Tour
Toyah, Love Is the Law
Marillion, Script for a Jester's Tear
Marillion, Fugazi
Spear of Destiny, One Eyed Jacks
The Armoury Show, "Castles in Spain" (single)
Girlschool, Running Wild
UFO, Misdemeanor
Cock Sparrer, True Grit
Venom, Calm Before the Storm
The Band of Holy Joy, Manic, Magic, Majestic
Venom, Prime Evil
Venom, Tear Your Soul Apart
The Band of Holy Joy, Positively Spooked