26th January 2012
Stephen Fitzmaurice Rocks Out
Stephen Fitzmaurice is another leading UK producer that has purchased The Rocks for his London studio.
"The Rocks have become my monitor of choice when I want to focus on the mid range details, and it will in the end be these details that will give the record it's life ..."
Steven Fitzmaurice is a Grammy Award-winning mixer and producer based in London, UK. His credits include albums for Craig David, Depeche Mode, Kate Nash, Seal, and U2.
Born in Ireland, Fitzmaurice moved to London in 1987 to carve out a career in music. He began working at Sarm Studios under the watchful eye of mixer Julian Mendelsohn and producer Trevor Horn, leaving in 1992 for The Hit Factory in New York City where he worked on records by Eric Clapton and Jodeci and recorded the as-yet undiscovered Timbaland. Fitzmaurice went freelance in New York and soon started to mix all of Trevor Horn's records. These included Seal's second album, for which he received his first Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Recording. The following year, Fitzmaurice won his first Grammy when "Kiss from a Rose", which he mixed, picked up the award for Record of the Year. He has gone on to work with a diverse array of artists includingBrett Anderson, Ian Brown, Depeche Mode, The Frames, Gemma Hayes, Jai, Kylie Minogue, Kate Nash, Tina Turner, U2 and Wendy & Lisa.
Projects in 2009 and 2010 included Paloma Faith debut album "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful", Filthy Dukes "Nonsense in the Dark", Professor Green singles "I Need You Tonight" and "Just Be Good to Me", and Olly Murs' number-one single "Please Don't Let Me Go", as well as tracks with Cage the Elephant, Taio Cruz, Groove Armada, Hard-Fi, Daniel Merriweather and Metronomy.
Recent work includes producing and mixing songs for Sting - 25 Years - The Definitive Collection, the debut album for harpist Lucinda Belle, mixing the debut albums for both Joe Janiak and Primary One, and mixing tracks for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The King Blues, Kuran and the Wolfnotes, Lemar, Lisa Mitchell and Professor Green.