Who We Are...
Our friendly, approachable team work tirelessly to ensure our clients are the happiest in the business. We take great pride in what we do here. Everyone, including the management and runners have hands-on, audio production experience - whilst most people are musical too. So everyone brings something to the audio-table, so to speak.
Founder & Head of Studios
Seb comes from a musical family and grew up playing violin at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied as a nipper. Rather unoriginally he decided that making Drum & Bass was far cooler so ditched all that and studied sound engineering at the London School of Music. It was there he fell in love with Sound Design, then moved on to work at various Soho post houses and recording studios before setting up SNK, with his business partner Kayvan, in 2005.
Hands on as an engineer for about 10 years he ran sessions for the worlds biggest brands and worked with many famous faces. These days Seb tends to focus on working with the wider team - making sure everyone's happy - the studios are all working brilliantly and spending money on equipment we probably don't need!
Mainly to keep his grandmother happy, he still occasionally plays the violin.
Business Development Manager
Sam was once described as 'the best audio producer' in London, and we agree! His input guaranteed that projects run like clockwork and at the end of the day, we have very, very happy clients.
And if there is ever anything that he can't answer (which is rare) he'll know someone who can!
These days, Sam is spending an increasing amount of time meeting, greeting and shouting from the rooftops about how wonderful SNK Studios is! His history with the business and background as an Audio Producer put him in the unique position to understand exactly what clients need and help them to get the best out of their time at the Studios.
Sam graduated with a degree in Creative Sound and Electronic Music from Cambridge Ruskin in 2005. His passion for music helped secure his career in the recording industry and within a few months he was managing sessions at Soho Recording Studios, for artists including Paul McCartney, JLS and One Direction to name just a few. He joined the SNK family in 2009 and never looked back!
Dan manages the busy studio schedule, supporting our clients through every step of the production process. Bringing a wealth of experience with him - Dan spent 7 years as Operations Manager for Transmedia Link, followed by 6 years at Production Company SOH as their Studio Coordinator. He joined SNK back in July 2014 and has never looked back!
Outside of work, Dan is an accomplished drummer having drummed his way across the continent! Unfortunately he is also Hull City fan, but we can't all be perfect…
Senior Producer & Head of ADR
Jack joined SNK in 2016 having worked as a Sound Designer at 5A Studios in Soho. He helps to run the facility here - producing projects for some of our biggest clients and bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table.
He also has extensive experience co-ordinating ADR sessions for drama’s and feature films and has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.
Jack is a keen swimmer who in his teens was a national qualifier - and at one point ranked 2nd fastest in the country for 50m Breaststroke!
Audio Producer & Bookings coordinator
Working alongside the Bookings and Production team, Jess helps to co-ordinate the day to day running of the facility - doing a sterling job of supporting clients and projects from initial enquiry to final mix and delivery.
A lady of many talents, when Jess isn't practicing the piano or flying off to glamorous destinations she can be found putting her editing skills to good use – having gained a BA in Film & Television from Brunel University.
Ella gained her Masters in Sound Design for Film & Television from Bournemouth University, then promptly joined the SNK Studios team as a dubbing engineer in September 2018. Ella worked successfully on several high profile shows, then about a year later she decided that her love for admin and spreadsheets simply wasn't satiated as an engineer! Therefore, September 2019 saw Ella move into the Production department to work with the Bookings team and support our client's projects throughout their lifecycle here at SNK. Her engineering background gives Ella a detailed understanding when communicating with sound designers and clients alike, so she brings a unique perspective to the role.
In her spare time Ella can be found at the back of various orchestras and bands building sheds... sorry, playing percussion!
Rob joined SNK Studios in February 2014 having previously worked as In-house engineer at Music4 LTD in Soho. Rob has mixed countless TV ads for the likes of Next, Carlsberg and Finish, film trailers for hit movies Rio, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Gulliver's Travels and promos for Five, BSkyB, Discovery and long form work including CBeebies series Sarah & Duck.
Rob has a musical background having studied Acoustics with Music at Southampton University. In his spare time he enjoys producing music and laying floor boards!
Having previously studied in both Paris and New York, Ben has been working as an audio post engineer in various studios as well as freelance for the past 6 years.
As an award-nominated ADR mixer, Ben has run hundreds of ADR sessions at SNK for the likes of Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, The Walking Dead, Jack Ryan and more. He has also extensive experience sound designing, editing and mixing audio for ads and trailers for cinema, radio and TV.
As a true audiophile, if Ben hears a sound he likes in a film or TV show he can't help himself from pausing and rewinding. That is what makes him fantastic at his job, but not such a great person to binge watch a series with!
See Ben's IMDB page here
Al spent a year at SNK as an intern during 2014-15 before going back to uni to complete his degree in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) at the University of Surrey. We were delighted that he decided to return to SNK as a fully fledged engineer and music composer after graduating. He's an invaluable member of the team and clients love working with him. He's produced the audio for literally hundreds of radio and TV ads, recorded ADR for top global TV shows and features - and composed original music for campaigns including Mitsubishi, James Villas and many others.
Al might look unwell, but don't worry - he's just been working on his studio tan - all part of the job! A youth spent in HMV has left him with a fairly expansive CD collection. He also had a minor hit in Brazil with a Daft Punk / Eye of the Tiger mash-up!
See Al's IMDB page here
Sound Engineer & Dubbing Co-ordinator
Seán graduated in late 2015 from Dundalk Institute of Technology, in Ireland with an Honours Degree in 'Production of Music & Audio'. He then moved to Dublin where he worked at Mutiny Post for about 9 months as Sound Editor and Assistant Engineer. At Mutiny Seán worked on some fantastic animations, tv shows and short films for the likes of Brown Bag Films, Amazon and the BBC. Sean then moved to London where he soon joined the SNK team.
He's currently taking an integral role in developing SNK's foreign dubbing offering, having succesfully mixed and delivered hundreds of hours of programmes and features for world renowned content creators.
Sean has a true passion for anything sound related, in his spare time he likes to produce synthwave & minimal electronic music, explore the city or head out to local gigs.
Sound Engineer & Dubbing Co-ordinator
Gabriel studied sound engineering in Paris and comes from great audio-stock! His mother is a singer and father worked in the cinema business.
After graduating he did multiple internships in different facilities including recording studios, post-production facilities and even a start-up focused on creating a new midi controller!
In 2017 Gabriel moved to London to develop his love for audio post, working as a runner at Evolutions while spending any free-time he did have working on short films and doing other freelance work. SNK are delighted to have scooped up this talented young man in early 2018 and amongst other things, along with Sean and Chris B he is helping develop the busy foreign dubbing department.
In his free time Gabriel produces abstract hip hop music, collects weird electronic instruments and occasionally builds open-source synths (which are not all successful)!
Ollie joined SNK in May 2018 having been a Post Production Engineer at the world famous National Film & Television School. Prior to that he worked in various freelance and assistant audio post roles across radio and film after gaining his degree in Broadcast Audio & Music Tech at University of the West of England.
Ollie's primary focus at SNK will be helping mix the vast amount of international work we deliver to clients around the world.
In his spare time, Ollie can be found firing starter pistols in caves and forests to record the reverb-tail! A few summers ago, Ollie cycled from Bristol to Bordeaux to visit a friend. When he finally arrived, it turned out that his friend had gone on holiday and not told him!
Tom joined the SNK team in February of 2019 having worked as Head Runner and then Transfer Engineer for Grand Central Recording Studios. Having graduated from the The Academy of Contemporary Music with a degree in Creative Music Production and played guitar with the 'Brass, Wind and Fire' Big Band back in Leicestershire, Tom now lives and breathes sound nearly as much as he indulges an unhealthy obsession in the 'mighty Leicester City FC'!
One of his biggest achievements includes composing original music for the likes of Panasonic, The Sun Bingo and E-On. An interesting fact about Tom is that he got a black belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 14, so we will all make sure we stay in his good books!
Chris joined the team back in January of 2019 bringing invaluable experience with him as Head Runner for TV Post Production Studios - and a passion for music and sound technology. Prior to getting stuck into the world of post production Chris achieved a degree in Music & Sound Production Technology at Bournemouth University and in his spare time still enjoys making music in his own home studio, working on indie projects and attending live performances. When he is not in the studio, you can find Chris immersing himself in his love of travel and experiencing new cultures.
HEAD OF MUSIC SUPERVISION & SYNC LICENSING
With 17 years experience in the industry Julian has taken the journey through, vinyl, tape, minidisc (that little thing that never really did go anywhere), CD, through to the world of digital. He has worked at senior levels within record, publishing and management companies in Sync, A&R, Marketing, Management and Music Production. If he were on Death Row, his last ever song would be Marvin Gaye’s ‘Heard it Through the Grape Vine’… he’d kick back, relax and loose himself in the music. His mantra is ‘Where words fail music speaks’, so much so that he has this tattooed down one side of his torso. Don’t ask him to see it though, he’ll never show you.
Julian's team of music supervisors and ex-advertising creatives understand and appreciate the power and influence music has in defining a brand, a piece of footage or a creative vision. They’ll search for the right piece of music, be it commercial or non-commercial and through long standing relationships with rights holders from all over the world, can clear all the necessary rights needed to ensure peace of mind for you. For more information email [email protected] or go to www.snkstudios.co.uk/services/music-production
Runner & Front of House
Our second Jack to join the growing SNK Studios family! He is a recent graduate of the esteemed Tonmeister degree course, with a passion for all things music and audio, he also spent his third year placement at Sky in the dubbing department.
Jack starts his life at SNK (as many have) as part of the front of house team. He'll be ensuring everything runs like clockwork as he helps to set up sessions, meet and greet clients and gets stuck in with the busy day to day running of the facility. Jack will also support some of the transfer and IT requirements. Be sure to say 'hi' next time you're in!
Front of House & Production Assistant
Beccy is the latest addition to our fabulous Front of House team and will be helping run our well oiled and immaculately presented reception area. She will be one of the first friendly faces you see when visiting the studios and will also be working alongside our in-house creative team to assist on audio productions.
Beccy's love of all things audio and sound will certainly come in handy around the studios as she has previous experience shadowing the BBC Production Operations team, she completed a placement at BBC Radio Manchester and spent time volunteering for Reform Radio as a Producer. Beccy recently returned from travelling around Australia and New Zealand, the lucky devil!
Karen's (and my gran's) mantra is, 'If you look after the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves'! When Karen isn't looking at spreadsheets she's lavishing attention on her 2 year old Cockapoo, Yogi. But on a Friday, her favourite companion is a perfectly mixed Cosmo.
Senior Accounts Assistant
Justyna loves to find ways to be more efficient every day and it all starts with getting the figures right. To her, finance is fun and exciting and it wont be long until she's an ACCA qualified accountant. Her childhood dream was to be an astronaut, but the numbers didn't stack up!