Elgar House, Rufford, Tamworth, B79 7UT, U.K.
Geoffrey Poulton, Audio Engineer/Producer
As any competent instrumentalist is aware, good equipment is only a starting point. The ability to produce a good sound and render a musical performance go beyond the instrument on which it is played. Experience, a good ear, and knowing what it is you’re listening for in the first instance, play vitally important roles, and so it is with recording.
With knowledge and experience the element of chance is removed.
He has an extensive musical experience covering over fifty years of professional playing, working alongside some of the country's most respected instrumentalists and performing across a broad range of styles and genres, from big band jazz and dance orchestra, to symphony orchestra, theatre and solo recitals. Working in numerous orchestras and ensembles in concert halls, recording studios, theatres, nightclubs, hotels, ballrooms and cathedrals.
Numbered among these are:-
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Million-Airs Big Band and Million-Airs Concert Orchestra (formed from the original Syd Lawrence Orchestra) - Mantovani Orchestra - Manchester Sinfonia - Atarah ben Tovim - Tower & Empress Ballroom Orchestras, Blackpool - Tony Hatch Orchestra - All-Stars Big Band - English Philharmonic Orchestra, along with invitations from the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, BBC Northern Radio Orchestra (formerly NDO), and a wide variety of freelance orchestras and ensembles.
Performing regularly in recording studios, theatres, both provincial and London’s West End, and most of the major concert halls and theatres throughout the U.K., too numerous to list completely, they include:-
Royal Albert Hall, London - Birmingham Town Hall - NAEC, Kenilworth - Usher Hall, Edinburgh – Pavilion, New Brighton - Brighton Pavilion - City Hall, Newcastle - Fairfield Hall (Phoenix Hall), Croyden - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Guildhall, Southampton - Opera House, Buxton - Stowe School - City Hall, Hull - Corn Exchange, Bedford - Central Methodist Church, Preston - De Montfort Hall, Leicester - Norbreck Castle Ballroom, Blackpool - Cotham Bowl, Redcar - Leeds Town Hall – Civic Hall, Woverhampton - Hove Town Hall - Tower & Empress Ballrooms, Blackpool - Norbury Theatre, Droitwich - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool - Town Hall, Royal Sutton Coldfield - NEC LG Arena & Hilton Metropole NEC, Birmingham - Dudley Town Hall - Park Hall Ballroom, Wormelow - Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne - Grand Hotel, Birmingham - Stourbridge Town Hall - RAF Bassingbourn - Guild Hall, Preston - Free Trade Hall, Manchester - King George’s Hall & Windsor Hall - Blackburn - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai - Albert Halls, Stirling - Civic Hall, Solihull - Colston Hall, Bristol - Town Hall, Kidderminster - Winter Gardens, Bournemouth - St. David’s Hall, Cardiff – along with many others, and theatres ranging from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Palace Theatre, London and other West End theatres, to Winter Gardens Pavilion Ballroom, Weston-super-Mare - Empire Theatre, Liverpool - Royal Hall Theatre, Harrogate - Central Theatre, Chatham - Winter Gardens Theatre, Morecambe - Jollees Nightclub, Longton, Stoke on Trent - The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham - Night Out Theatre Restaurant, Birmingham - Futurist Theatre, Scarborough - Forum Theatre, Billingham - Palace Theatre, Manchester - Palace Theatre, Redditch - Theatre Royal, Glasgow - Oxford Playhouse, Oxford - Swan Theatre, Worcester - Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury - Festival Theatre, Malvern, and numerous other provincial theatres throughout the U.K.
He has toured Belgium, Germany, working in the Rep. of Ireland and N. Ireland, the Middle-East and New York, and performed before royalty.
In addition to recordings for both B.B.C. and commercial studios, he has toured extensively as a backing musician, working with concert, stage, film & T.V. artists - included amongst these are:-
Sacha Distell - The Drifters - Sheila Ferguson & The Three Degrees - Sir Bruce Forsyth - Patti Boulaye - June Allyson - ‘Peanuts’ Hucko (Glenn Miller Orchestra) - Jackie Trent - Peter Gordeno - Connie Francis - Don Lusher - Roger De Courcey - Tony Hatch - Dickie Henderson - Brenda Scott - Anne Shelton - Eve Boswell - Kenny Baker - Paul Daniels - Barry North - Bill Maynard - Faith Brown - Freddie Starr - Des O’Connor - Russ Abbot - Roy Castle etc., etc.
Early in his career, he was asked by Ernest Tomlinson to work as an arranger for him, and some of his time since has been spent in writing music for musical theatre. As a composer, he has written for orchestra, brass band and voices.
So, if what you are looking for is a quality recording with the element of chance removed, contact HARLEQUIN RECORDING, and find out how the best need not be expensive and why HARLEQUIN RECORDING is the company other recording companies choose to trust.