“I started in Hamilton, Canada in a studio called Grant Avenue Studios which was run by Bob and Daniel Lanois, Daniel more famously known for U2. This was before he was well known. I was assisting and making tea for Brian Eno. I was the tea boy on the ambient series of records back in 1983/84.
"I then started working for Peter Gabriel and stayed for 11 years working at Real World in Box. I spent a lot of time learning the craft of recording with Peter. He’d call me up late at night and say, ‘I’ve got Billy Cobham here, come set up the drum kit!’ It was both frantic and painstaking. It was a great gift to work on music that I would never have been exposed to before.“