What do the diverse artists Peter Gabriel, Godsmack, Kid Rock, Mudvayne, Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria, Silverchair, Staind and Tool all have in common? Each has had the privilege of having albums produced or mixed by 3 time Grammy Award winning Producer/Mixer David Bottrill.
When asked what genre of artists he focuses on, Bottrill stated, “I prefer to work on music that has a strong identity and shows elements of originality, so genre isn’t really important. I’ve done lots of different styles of music over the history of my career which has shown me many different ways of approaching creation and composition.” And he’s done it all with a tremendous amount of success with his albums having sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
David’s ability to work within a variety of genres has given him a real insight into how to get the most out of the artists he’s working with, regardless of their style. Fair to Midland guitarist Cliff Campbell once cited Bottrill as a large influence on his writing style, saying that as a band, “All of our writing processes have always been usually someone writing a song…and then everyone coming in and orchestrating what to do around it…he kind of helped us write songs together as a band” (Netwavzradio.com).
David spent 20 years living in the UK, but now lives in Toronto, Canada. He travels for much of the year and has worked in studios all over the world.