For over four decades, John Wood has had an extensive, varied and successful career as a Recording Engineer and Producer. After starting his career at Decca’s West Hampstead Studios he left to set up Levys’ Sound Studio’s custom stereo mastering facility, at that time only one of two in London. Mastering for many leading independent labels the next few years also led to a variety of session work recording a wide variety of music genres. In 1965 with Geoff Frost, who was also at Levys’ he founded Sound Techniques. For the next 11 years their Chelsea studio became the venue for many classic recordings. Artists he worked with there included Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Julie Collins, John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle.
By 1970 in addition to managing studio operations and recording at Chelsea and working on product design and manufacture, John was regularly recording in the United States and becoming more involved in production. Over the next few years he was fortunate to produce several influential classic albums now widely regarded as these artists’ paramount recordings.
John continued to work as an engineer/producer in a freelance capacity internationally. Over the next few years he was fortunate to have UK chart successes as well as recording some notable albums.