Captain Hook worked at York Street as the head engineer after a decade of running Dudley Studios out of Hamilton. In that time he produced gold albums for Goodnight Nurse, and his own band 48May. Bringing an all in one approach from pre production through to mastering, Hook has created albums for Falter, Arms Reach, All Left Out, Vegas Brown, Stardrunk and the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band among others, as well as various singles/E.Ps for Fast Crew, Simple Day, Doppler, Quarter2, My Life Story, Radiator, Stu Strawbridge, Antagonist, and Kimbra, to name a few.
He has worked with many artists in the all important, but often overlooked pre production stages of recording. His extensive history as a working musician, songwriter, and live sound engineer gives him a sixth sense for what makes a song work. During his tenure with 48May he has dealt with and made contacts with all facets of the entertainment industry, from TV to Radio to major labels, and NZonAir. He has also run a massively successful web site, which in today’s webcentric society is often one of the most powerful tools available to artists.
Even though he has had a reputation as a ‘go to’ for pop rock, his tastes spread much further and is capable of, and enjoys a wide range of musical genres