BIO

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 London Symphony Orchestra, Hozier, Lord Huron and Alanis Morissette. He’s worked in the studio with Alan Meyerson (Inception, Dark Knight Trilogy), Rob Kirwan (PJ Harvey, U2), Michael Farrow (Carol, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri), and Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Madonna)  and toured with Smashing Pumpkins.

He was an engineer on Lord Huron’s critically-acclaimed records, Vide Noir, Lonesome Dreams, and Strange Trails, including the RIAA Platinum-certified single ‘The Night We Met’. 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 Churchill Fellowship, Ben was at Abbey Road Studios in London with Mark Mothersbaugh for Thor: Ragnarok, with Henry Jackman at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage in Los Angeles for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and with Carter Burwell at Sear Sound in New York for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Read Ben’s Churchill Fellowship report here

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Discography

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

Hozier - Nina Cried Power EP (+E)

Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement  (+E)

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

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

Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg (AE)

Dear Lemon Trees - Gravity (+P/E/M)

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

Operator Please - Gloves (+P/+E)

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

Mark Seymour - Westgate (+E)

me & you - Chasing Trails (P/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)

We Are The West - Trilogy (E/M)

Dukes of Windsor - The Others (E)

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)

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

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

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

Scott Spark - Muscle Memory (P/E/M)

Temposhark - Winter's Coming (M)

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)

Hozier - Shrike (+E)

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

me & you - Chasing Trails (E/M)

Heath Cullen - From Father to Son (+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)

Video

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

Joel Taylor perorming ‘Fast Car at NRG Studios, Los Angeles in 2016. Engineered by BT.

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

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

Savannah Jo Lack performing ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ at East West Studios, 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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