What do the diverse artists Peter Gabriel, Godsmack, Kid Rock, Mudvayne, Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria, Silverchair, Staind and Tool all have in common? Â 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, â€œI prefer to work on music that has a strong identity and shows elements of originality, so genre isnâ€™t really important. Â Iâ€™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.â€ And heâ€™s done it all with a tremendous amount of success with his albums having sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Davidâ€™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 heâ€™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, â€œAll of our writing processes have always been usually someone writing a songâ€¦and then everyone coming in and orchestrating what to do around itâ€¦he kind of helped us write songs together as a bandâ€ (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.