Managing Director – Studio Producer – Vocal Coach and School Principal.
Gareth Henderson began a lifetime obsession with music as a singer in a band while still at school.
Having had the usual brushes with success (negotiating with, at various times, A & R from Virgin, Chrysalis, WEA and EMI) he realised that his future lay in Production and he left his job in Pro Audio Sales to set up HL Studios whilst drawing on his many years experience as a live singer to also run a successfull vocal coaching business. The school now has 5 coaches.
He’s recorded a number of chart topping artists, either live or in the studio, including soul-jazz star Omar, former Mis-Teeq singer and TV celeb, Alesha Dixon, Dance Music legend Yazz, the uniquely British soul voiced Corinne Bailey Rae and current Fearne Cotton favourite Birdy, who he has worked with since she was 12. He’s also Birdy’s Vocal Coach.
He’s recorded projects for Time Warner video, major merchant banks, Sky TV, BBC One and Warner Music as well as mixing live recordings for Craig David.
He now splits his time between producing sessions in the studio, vocal coaching in our teaching facilities and running the School’s Pop/Rock Choir, “En Masse”.
He made the mammoth decision to move the recording and teaching studios to a much bigger and better facility in 2010 and River Studios was born…..