Studio News

Harun Miah, Liberal Democrats, South Asian music, CMP Studios, recording studio, Eastbourne, Sussex
On Monday, Langney ward councillor Md. Harun Miah has his first recording session – ever! During an all-day block recording session that lasted eight hours, he performed a series of traditional Indian songs. Throughout the session, Harun played the harmonium and was joined by his friend (who played the tabla), and by […]

Harun Miah’s 4th 20th 1st!

Simon Webster, Haleshla, Morocco, recording studio, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex
CMP Studios has had the pleasure of welcoming back Simon Webster (one half of Moroccan-duo Haleshla) to our tucked-away premises this afternoon! The multi-percussionist, music teacher, music therapist and journalist is currently back in the UK for a flying visit – and thought he’d pop into the studio for another […]

Round 2 for Haleshla’s Simon Webster!

Leah Hallinon, flute, Eastbourne Music & Arts Festival, CMP prizes, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  One of this year’s Eastbourne Music & Arts Festival winners had a fantastic (free) recording session at CMP today, which she’d been awarded as part of her Festival prize. Moira House Girls School student Leah Hallinon has been playing the flute for the past two years, and has already taken […]

Flute-playing Festival winner wows studio!

Whokilledthegoat?, metal, band, recording, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, East Sussex
An experimental hardcore metal band named Whokilledthegoat? recorded their debut single ‘Tether’ at CMP Studios recently! And the Sussex four-piece band had such fun recording it that they intend to put in some more recording hours at the studio over the coming months – next up on their agenda is to record an EP. […]

Whokilledthegoat? record debut single

REAL Learning Week, Causeway School, CMP Studios, recording studio, Eastbourne, Sussex
CMP’s senior sound engineer & producer Tom and head sound engineer Glen were both busy on Tuesday this week, giving a guided Talk ‘n’ Tour session to four different groups of Causeway School students. The Talk ‘n’ Tour session was in fact the second time our studio has played host to Causeway’s […]

Causeway visit CMP for 2nd year in a row!

Live Room, recording, rehearsing, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex
For the past couple of months, students from local school St Mary’s have been making full use of our facilities – by having a go at rehearsing and recording in our bespoke Live Room! The students were divided into three groups, and each group got to experience a 3-hour rehearsal session […]

Students work their magic at the studio!

Luca, classical guitar, filming, music video, recording studio, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex
  On Saturday morning, the CMP team got their GoPros out to film Eastbourne resident Luca as he strummed his way through three classical guitar pieces. The pieces in question were as follows: Scarlatti – Sonata Kp. 80 Matteo Carcassi – XIII Manuel M. Ponce – VI Luca, who recently […]

Fingers crossed for ‘Flexible’ Luca!

Last Orders, rock 'n' roll band, '60s music, '70s music, recording, Eastbourne, Sussex, CMP Studios
Local rock band Last Orders had their first recording session at CMP Studios a couple of Sundays back. The five-piece band (consisting of one vocalist, two guitarists, a bassist, and a drummer who also plays the keyboard) have been together for three years now and play at various venues across Sussex. Which is not […]

Anybody for Last Orders?!

Sarah Doherty, singer, tenor, Bourne Chorus, Eastbourne, recording, CMP Studios
Today the studio had the pleasure of listening to local singer Sarah Doherty singing seven quality songs! Sarah’s partner Martin treated her to a CMP Gift Voucher for Christmas, which entitled Sarah to a two-hour recording session. Eastbourne-based Sarah works in the aviation industry – at Gatwick airport no less! And […]

Sarah takes off to CMP!

We’ve been seeing a fair bit of multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter Robin Romei of late. The solo artist has been paying quite a few visits to the studio, in order to make full use of CMP’s Album Package. This is the package that enables customers to spend up to 40 hours at the studio, recording an album of […]

The ‘Robin Romei’ Album

Murder At The Carnival, hard rock, CMP Studios
On Wednesday, hard rock band Murder At The Carnival had their first ever recording session at CMP! Since their fans are already familiar with the polished, heavily-produced version of their music, this time MATC wanted to put out the live version of their tracks instead. So the originals band from Hastings decided that […]

Murder At The Carnival’s 16 track record-a-thon!

Bailey Constable, stage show star
Buxted resident Bailey had his first ever recording & filming session at CMP yesterday! The 13-year-old student, who currently attends Beechwood Sacred Heart School on a music scholarship, will soon be taking a LAMDA Grade 6 exam in acting – an impressive feat given his age. In addition to his love of acting, Bailey is also a keen singer and has the […]

Bailey’s star turn at CMP

What a year it’s been: we’ve had everything from theatre workshops to opera singers, by way of our usual round of rock stars and acoustic singer-songwriters! At the start of the year, we said ‘Hello!’ to the Vee 8s, a Brighton-based rock ‘n’ roll band that spent 3 days recording […]

CMP’s highlights of 2014!

Christmas decorations, Vee 8s, Sussex band, rock 'n' roll band, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex
Last Saturday, the Vee 8s booked CMP’s Live Room out for the entire day, in order to record two Christmas tunes! The two Yuletide songs they recorded are: ‘Tinsel Time’ and ‘Xmas Bells’. Two appropriately ‘Xmassy’ song titles, we think you’ll agree! The Sussex-based rock ‘n’ roll band wanted to record these […]

The Vee 8s get all Xmassy!

James' Theremini, Moog Theremin, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, sound art, electronic instruments
James, one of CMP’s dedicated sound engineers, is the proud owner of a Moog Theremini! The Theremini is an updated version of the classic Moog Etherwave Theremin. This clever little device produces eerie sounds that provide the perfect accompaniment to any piece of music. For those of you who don’t […]

James’ Theremini

We are pleased to announce that the Southern Blues Kings have released a brand new video on YouTube (see below)! The Eastbourne-based band – who specialise in Chicago & West Coast style jump, jive and swing blues music – used CMP’s bespoke Live Room as the setting for their new ‘Caldonia’ video. The […]

Southern Blues Kings – ‘Caldonia’!

Owen Donovan & The Mockingbirds, folk band, Eastbourne, CMP Studios
  Eastbourne-based acoustic pop folk band Owen Donovan & The Mockingbirds have been making full use of CMP Studios throughout 2014, having purchased our bespoke Album Package (which gives customers 5 whole days of recording – or 40 hours in total). The Sussex band, fronted by the talented singer-songwriter and […]

Owen Donovan & The Mockingbirds

Paul Bentinck, in character, actor, showreel, voicereel, voiceover, samples, excerpts, CMP Studios
Actor, singer and director Paul Bentinck has been making a fair number of trips across to Eastbourne recently, to make full use of CMP Studios’ services. The ‘Pennies from Heaven Revisited’ star has been recording a series of voicereels and video showreels to go on his promotional website (which is currently under […]

Voicereels & Showreels Galore!

John Vincent, charity, Cancer Research, singer, CMP Studios
On Wednesday, Sussex-based singer John Vincent paid a visit to our studio, to record his brand new single ‘Alone’. The charity singer’s latest track has Rachmanism as its central theme, which is a term used to describe the exploitation and intimidation of tenants by rogue landlords. The term was inspired […]

John Vincent records ‘Alone’

Murgatroyd, covers, rock band, Sussex, CMP Studios
Last Saturday, the Sussex-based classic rock band Murgatroyd had their first ever Live Recording session at CMP! The 4-piece band, who specialise in covers with a rock edge, hail from various parts of Mid & East Sussex (from Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Horam, and Brighton respectively). Having recently celebrated their […]

Murgatroyd enjoy first session at CMP!

Phil Jordan, singer-songwriter, Brighton, Sussex
On Sunday, the studio became the venue for an extensive filming session: as Sussex-based solo artist Phil Jordan needed to film a grand total of four music videos – back to back! Each video features Phil playing on the piano in soft candlelight, which really adds to the intimate atmosphere conjured up by […]

Music video Sunday!

live room, CMP Studios, Sussex
On Wednesday, a twenty-strong group of sixth-formers from ESAM popped down to our tucked-away premises for a Talk & Tour session with two of our sound engineers! Dividing into two smaller groups, Group 1 were guided by head sound engineer Tom and Group 2 by assistant sound engineer Glen. Each group […]

Academy of Music gets CMP Talk ‘n’ Tour!

Stuart Evans, singer-songwriter, guitarist, Treatment of Choice
Local singer-songwriter & guitarist Stuart Evans had two back-to-back 3-hour Live Recording sessions at the studio yesterday! For his first session, he performed as a solo artist (just guitar and vocals) and recorded three special covers and two original tracks: River or the Stone – co-written by Stuart and Mike Willis (from the […]

Stuart Evans goes back-to-back at CMP!

Children With Cancer Fund, CMP Studios, Christmas album
It must be that time of year again: last Sunday, a large group of children arrived at CMP to record a special one-off Christmas album! The children, who are all involved with local charity Children With Cancer Fund (CWCF), chose to include the following songs on their festive recording: Jingle Bells […]

CWCF to raise funds with Xmas album

Harry Court, Under Ground Theatre, CMP Studios
Harry Court had a very successful gig at Eastbourne’s Under Ground Theatre last month! The gig, which took place on Tuesday 26th August, was in fact his first ever performance at the beneath-the-library venue. And given that this was a gig on Harry’s home turf, it wasn’t too surprising that […]

Harry Court & Freddie Calls @ Under Ground Theatre

Lawrence Gillians, opera, Glyndebourne, CMP Studios
Another one of our customers recently took advantage of our £99 special offer on the CMP Live Recording Package, in order to record a variety of unique covers. 16-year-old Lawrence, who currently attends Lewes Old Grammar School, may have a love for rock music but he also has a keen […]

Lawrence channels Frank Sinatra!