Mike Cave

Loft Mastering

The Loft

Musician turned mixer/producer Mike Cave got his start playing guitar, keyboards & drums in a variety of bands on the Liverpool circuit from the age of 13, and by 15 he was engineering sessions for his own bands and others in the area.

Mike went on to study Music Theory at the London College of Music, but his real education was finding his band The Sunlites in a major record deal with Mercury, allowing him to spend two years in the studio with the big guns – Jeremy Wheatley, Mike Neilsen, Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.

A six year in-house engineer stint at Liverpoolʼs legendary Parr Street Studios followed, working alongside heavyweights such as Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy, Gomez), Jeremy Wheatley (Space, Sugababes, Mel C), and Brendan Lynch (Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast).

Mike then went freelance and opened his own world class studios The Loft in a large converted Manhattan-style loft in the centre of Liverpool. He’s built a strong reputation as a mixer/producer, with artists as diverse as Professor Green, The Coral, Elvis Costello, Noisettes, Tinchy Stryder, James Vincent McMorrow, John Martyn, Yuksek, Bob Dylan, Rufus Wainwright, Digitalism, The Charlatans, The Zutons, and Echo & The Bunnymen making use of his production, mixing & mastering expertise and earning him a string of top ten albums & singles and numerous multi-platinum, gold & silver sales awards (see below).

Mike’s talent and experience working on both sides of the desk give him a unique understanding of how to deliver quality records on time and on budget with a magic touch that brings artists’ ideas to life.

MIKE’S RECORD SALES AWARDS

James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning (LP) – Believe [GOLD]

Lisa Lois – Smoke (LP) – Sony [DOUBLE PLATINUM]

The Charlatans – Up At The Lake (LP) – Island [GOLD]

Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love (LP) – Interscope [GOLD]

Bodyrockers – Bodyrockers (LP) – Mercury [SILVER]

MIKE’S TOP TEN ALBUMS & SINGLES

James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning (LP) – Believe [NO1 ALBUM]

Lisa Lois – Smoke (LP) – Sony [NO1 ALBUM + 2 x NO1 SINGLES]

The Charlatans – Up At The Lake (LP) – Island [No1 ALBUM]

Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love (LP) – Interscope [No3 ALBUM + No8 SINGLE]

100% – Just Can’t Wait “Saturday” (Single) – CR2 [No1 SINGLE]

DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST – PROJECT – CONTRIBUTION – LABEL     

2012

Riton And Meleka – Inside My Head (Single) – Mix/Mastered – Red Bull

Noisettes – Contact (LP) – Add Prod/Add-Rec/Mix – Absolute/Mono-Ra-Rama

I Am A Camera – Factory Boys(Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Columbia

Rochelle – You vs Me (LP) – Add Prod/Mix – Sony

Tiro Lark – Hollywood (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Two Dogs

ALB – I Beg For The Summer (EP) – Mastered – Peugeot/Universal

Miyavi vs Yuksek – Day 1 (Single) – Mastered – EMI

John Martyn – Heaven And Earth (LP) – Rec – Absolute

2011

Tinchy Stryder – Oh No (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Island

Sandy Denny/Gilmore – Don’t Stop Singing (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mast – Island

Yuksek – Living On The Edge Of Time (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fiction

James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Believe

Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love (LP) – Mix – Interscope

Enrique Iglesias – Heartbeat (Single) – Mix – Polydor

Delta Maid – Spend A Little Time (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Future

Think About Life – Havin’ My Baby (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Opak

Bob Dylan/Various – Chimes Of Freedom (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec – Fontana

Delta Maid – Thats The Way It Is (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Future

September – Me And My Microphone (Single) - Mix/Mastered – AATW

Thea Gilmore – John Wesley Harding (LP) - Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Delta Maid – Without You (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Future

2010

ROX – Memoirs (LP) – Mix/Mastered – Rough Trade

Thea Gilmore – Murphy’s Heart (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Bicycle Thieves – Stop To Start (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Loog

Lisa Lois – Smoke (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Sony

John Martyn – On The Cobbles (LP) – Rec – Independiente

Thea Gilmore – Strange Communion (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Thea Gilmore – Recorded Delivery (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Isolated Atoms – Tell Me What I Want (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Weekender

2009

The Zutons – Tower Of Strength (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – EMI

Thea Gilmore – You Spin Me (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – EMI

Alana Levandoski – Lions & Werewolves (LP) – Mastered – Blue Lily

Icicle Works – The Lost Tapes (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

Joan Baez – Day After Tomorrow (LP) – Rec – Proper

Elvis Costello – Don’t Throw Your Love Away (Single) - Mastered – EMI

Thea Gilmore – Come Up (Single) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Vib Gyor – We Are Not An Island (LP) – Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Universal

2008

Thea Gilmore – Liejacker (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Various – Liverpool Number Ones Project (LP) - Prod/Mix/Mastered – EMI

Brian Houston – Sugar Queen (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – BHS

Ian McNabb – Philharmonic Live (LP) – Rec/Mix/Mastered – Universal

Joan Coffey – Struggles & Lulls (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – CD Baby

Sandy Thom – Rainbird (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

Katy Lied – Late Arrival (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

2007

The Charlatans – Forever (LP) – Rec/Add Prod – Island

Yousef – Underwater Solo (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Ministry

The Open – Remember (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

The Open – Get Away (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

The Open – Drown (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

The Open – Brown Paper (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

Ian McNabb – Before All Of This – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

2006

Alfa 9 – Then We Begin (LP) – Prod/Rec/Mix – Blow Up

Thea Gilmore – Loft Music (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Martin Harley Band – Drum Rolls (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – MHB

Yousef – My Own Best (Single) – Co-Write/Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Circus

2005

The Charlatans – Up At The Lake (LP) – Add-Prod/Rec – Universal

Bodyrockers – Bodyrockers (LP) – Add-Prod/Rec – Mercury

Ian McNabb – Gentleman Adventurer (LP) – Rec/Mix – Universal

Echo And The Bunnymen – Slideling (LP) – Rec/Mix – Echo

Thea Gilmore – Avalanche (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix – Hungry Dog

Thea Gilmore – Cover Me (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Uncut

2004

The Coral – Calendars & Clocks (EP) – Rec – Deltasonic/Sony

The Coral – Oldest Path (EP) – Rec – Deltasonic/Sony

100% – Just Can’t Wait “Saturday” (Single) – Co-Write/Prod/Mix  - CR2

The Rain Band – The Rain Band (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

The Rain Band – The World Is Ours (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

The Rain Band – Knee Deep And Down (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

The Rain Band – Art Of Mass Destruction (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

Big Yoga Muffin – My Idea Of Fun (Single) – Rec – Echo

Medusa’s Spite – Life in 2001 (EP) – Add-Prod/Mix – Baby

2003

Cracatilla – What Do I Know (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix – Honey

Cracatilla – You’ve Got It All (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix – Honey

3rd Dan – Guess I Wanted More (EP) – Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Honey

Armani – Milan Fashion Show (5.1) – Write/Prod/Mix – Armani

Futurebound – Red Lights (EP) – Co-Write/Prod/Rec/Mix – Infrared

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