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BIO

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Ben Tolliday is an Australian sound engineer based in Los Angeles. A string player for over 30 years, he draws inspiration from his classical training in all his production.

Ben has worked on recordings in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand with artists as diverse as Alanis Morissette, London Symphony Orchestra, and Lord Huron. He’s worked in the studio with Alan Meyerson (mix engineer for Hans Zimmer), Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Frou Frou) and toured with Smashing Pumpkins and Lord Huron.

He was an engineer on Lord Huron’s critically-acclaimed records, ‘Lonesome Dreams’, and ‘Strange Trails’, including the RIAA Platinum-certified single ‘The Night We Met’, and the much-anticipated third album ‘Vide Noir’. Ben was score mixing engineer for Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (official selection at Tribeca, Telluride & Art Basel) and was the score recording engineer for Killing Ground (official selection at Sundance).

As part of his 2016 Churchill Fellowship, Ben worked at Abbey Road Studios in London with Mark Mothersbaugh on the score for Thor: Ragnarok, and with Henry Jackman at Sony Studios Los Angeles on the score for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Discography

 

Lord Huron - Vide Noir (VP/+E)Strange Trails (E), Lonesome Dreams (+E)

Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement  (+E)

Smashing Pumpkins - Live US tour recordings Fall 2011 (E)

Dear Lemon Trees - Gravity (+P/E/M)

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict - Original Score (E/M)

Jackie Marshall - Ladies' Luck (P/E/M), Fight 'n Flight (P/E/M)

Heath Cullen - The Still and the Steep (+P/+E/M), a storm was coming... (M/AE)

Basmati Blues - Original Soundtrack and Score (E/M)

Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg (AE)

Macy Gray & Kaz James - Can't Hold Back (AE)

Operator Please - Gloves (+P/+E)

Mark Seymour - Westgate (+E)

We Are The West - Trilogy (E/M)

Boys School - A Friend of Mine (+P/E/M)

Silent Feature Era - This Old Leather Heart (M/AE/AP)

Archer Black - Let It Burn (M)

Dukes of Windsor - The Others (E)

Chris Pickering - Corners +P/E/M, Work of Fiction (+E/M)

Zenda Marie - Ancient (Independent) (P/E/M/MU)

Scott Spark - Muscle Memory (P/E/M)

Temposhark - Winter's Coming (M)

Plastic Palace Alice - The Great Depression (+E/AP)

The Golden Circles - Playground (P/+E/M)

Trinkets - Choose Your Own Adventure  (+P/AE)

P = Producer
+P = Co-Producer
VP = Vocal Production
AP = Additional Production
E = Engineer
+E = Co-Engineer
AE = Additional Engineering
M = Mix Engineer

 

Folk / Acoustic 

Lord Huron - The Night We Met (E)

Dear Lemon Trees - When The Moon Fell In Love With The Sun (+P/E/M)

Heath Cullen - From Father to Son (+P/E/M)

We Are The West - The Trilogy (E/M)

Zenda Marie - In My Dreams (P/E/M)

Film Score

Steven Argila - Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (E/M)

Leah Curtis - Opening title from Killing Ground (E)

Steven Argila - Basmati Blues (E/M)

Pop / Electronic

Alanis Morissette - Madness (+E)

Machine Age - Chivalry (+E/M)

Robot Koch & Savannah Jo Lack feat. Delhia de France - Heart As A River (+E)

R E L - Consciousness (+E/M)

Rock 'n' Roll

Archer Black - Pins (M)

Jackie Marshall & The Black Alles Band - Ugly Man (P/E/M)

Boys School - Waiting on the Day (E/M)

P = Producer
+P = Co-Producer
E = Engineer
+E = Co-Engineer
M = Mix Engineer

Video

Lord Huron performing ‘She Lit a Fire’ on the rooftop of an old shack, Laurel Canyon in 2011. Engineered & mixed by BT.


Fiora & string quartet performing ‘Tornado’ at East West studio 1, Los Angeles in 2016. Engineered & mixed by BT.


Boys School - feat. Brett Farkas, Elizabeth Goodfellow & Jonny Flaugher - performing ‘I Like Your Face’ in a West Hollywood apartment, 2016. Engineered & mixed by BT.


Savannah Jo Lack performing ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ at East West studio 1, Los Angeles in 2016. Engineered & mixed by BT.


Together Pangea performing ‘Sick Shit’ at Oddfellow Hall, Los Angeles in 2012. Engineered & mixed by BT.


Chris Pickering, Luke Sullivan & Dajon Everitt, performing ‘I Just Want to Love’ at The Ark, Brisbane in 2010. Engineered & mixed by BT.

 

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