Nick Harris – Managing Director/ Senior Sound Engineer
Nick joined Tamborine Productions in 2001, helping to build the company’s impressive reputation before taking joint ownership in 2010. Since working at Tamborine, Nick and the team have been awarded a Royal Television Society Craft Award for their work on the ITV animated comedy “HeadCases”. Nick has also worked on various BAFTA nominated productions including the soundtrack composition for the critically acclaimed film AKA. Nick is renowned for his work in the kids and animation industry, however, he continues to work with an eclectic client roster including the likes of Disney, ITV, BBC, Nickelodeon, Hat Trick and the Weinstein Brothers to name a few.
Nick’s interest in music and sound began at an early age as a violin player with youth orchestras. He went on to play guitar and bass in various bands, before graduating with a diploma from the London School of Audio Engineering in 1996. Nick started working for CTS Studios at its former Wembley site. During this time he was involved in recording and mixing for adverts, TV programmes, and feature films such as The Man In The Iron Mask, The Cider House Rules and Billy Elliott. He went on to work for Metropolis Studios, including working on projects for U2, Atomic Kitten and All Saints.
Nick is highly regarded within the industry for his dedication, passion, talent and professional ethics. When asked about his vision for the future, he says “I want to continue to build on the success of Tamborine, whilst maintaining the friendly, dynamic and personable culture that our clients know and love.”
Out of the office, you can find Nick at a rugby match, performing with his band, or spending time with his son Ben.
Roger Kelly – Business Director
Rogerʼs passion for sound has influenced every aspect of his life. Since becoming a choral scholar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Roger went on to be a singer, songwriter and recording artist in eight different bands, varying from an 11-piece jazz funk band, to an a capella band, and an acoustic covers band.
In contrast, Roger is also an astute businessman who formed the consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm ʻCDM UKʼ in 2001, a franchise of a noise and vibration control company in Belgium. His skills are vast and wide covering management, marketing, sales, product development and web design. However, at the core of the business is his expertise in acoustics, sound insulation and vibration assessment. Rogerʼs various professional affiliations includes membership at The Institute of Acoustics. He is also Chairman of the Building Acoustics Group at the Institute of Acoustics, and a Chartered Engineer.
Roger joined the Tamborine team in early 2010, taking joint ownership with long-term friend and collaborator Nick Harris. His unique combination of creative and business talent makes him the perfect addition.
Between running a successful business, songwriting and performing, Roger also enjoys travel, sports and the theatre.
John Sutherland – Recording Engineer
John began his career in sound with a bachelors degree in Music at Kingston University. After a brief interlude in the retail industry, he joined Tamborine Productions in 2005 as an audio assistant where he instantly found a home to channel his talent, interests and creative energy.
During his time at Tamborine, John has quickly worked his way up the career ladder. He has worked on a number of RTS, BAFTA and British Animation Award winning productions. His credits include Disney’s Jungle Junction, CBeebies Big and Small, and BKN’s Zorro, Jungle Book and Alice in Wonderland.
John’s easy-going nature makes him a perfect fit for Tamborine’s friendly but dynamic work culture. When asked about what he likes about working at Tamborine, he says “I love being a part of such a fun and vibrant company. I’ve learnt so much from Nick and really want to be a part of Tamborine as it continues to grow and diversify”.
Out of hours, John can be found at an Arsenal FC game (he is a season ticket holder), or indulging in his interests in food, travel, shopping and amateur dramatics.
Andrew West – Recording Engineer
Friendly, positive, and ambitious team-player Andrew “Westy” West is the newest engineer of Tamborine. After receiving a Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Institute in London, Westy went on to produce, edit and mix albums for various up and coming bands including the hotly-tipped Welsh band The Blims.
Westy now assists the Tamborine team with recording, editing and mixing for the companyʼs diverse client roster. Projects have included a recording session for a radio play starring Dom Joly, recording and editing a voice-over for a new kidsʼ animation pilot episode, track-laying sound effects and mixing for the latest Coco-Pops TV advert, and mixing music for an international dance theatre soundtrack.
Westy is an avid rugby fan, surfer, snow-boarder, cinema-goer and guitar player. He also holds curry eating dear to his heart.
Rebecca Kidd – Office Manager
Rebecca AKA “The Kidd” is the latest addition to the Team. The baby of the bunch, she has recently graduated from The University of Central Lancashire in 2011, with a First Class Degree in Music Theatre. After broadening her mind at Uni, she is now following a real interest in other areas of the arts industry, particularly Broadcast Production. At weekends Bionic Becky emerges, leading children’s scientific parties and continuing her love of event organization and performance.
You will find Rebecca on Reception full of cheer and most probably covered in post it notes! Always ready to place a decent cuppa in your hand too!
When out of the office, Rebecca’s time is usually filled up with trips to the Theatre and Cinema to feed her passion. Not forgetting fitness classes, travelling and socializing with friends over a tasty meal.