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SSR Success Story - Dave Clews, Freelance Audio Engineer

Dave Clews

Freelance Audio Engineer

Music Production & Sound Engineering


Dave joined SSR in 1987, a really exciting period for the music scene in Manchester. He enrolled onto the Sound Recording and Associated Arts diploma course (now Audio Engineering Techniques & Technology) and has flourished ever since.

Since leaving SSR all those years ago, Dave has gone on to become a successful freelance engineer and has been involved in industry work for just over 20 years. He has worked with some of the world’s top recording artists, including two albums with Kylie Minogue, George Michael’s Older album, and albums by Tina Turner and Tom Jones. Most recently he has been involved in projects by Estelle and Alesha Dixon.

Dave kindly took the time to give an insight into how SSR has helped him become the talented engineer he is today as well as praising SSR’s Venture down south.

Dave Clews:
“The thoroughness of SSR’s coursework, ranging from how compressors work to how to mike up a drum kit, combined with extremely worthwhile practical exercises throughout the year, stood me in extraordinarily good stead during the early stages of my career, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank SSR sincerely for providing me with the foundation to take my first steps into an industry that’s regarded as notoriously tough to break into. The new London facility looks like an incredibly exciting venture, and I wish them every success with it.”

We are immensely proud of Dave and his overwhelming achievements and wish him the best of luck for the rest of his career.