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Kris Heath:  After becoming fascinated with music and music technology in school, Kris built a well-equipped home studio, volunteered as a sound engineer at various local theatres and eventually went on to study Sound Technology at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Whilst studying he started applying his techie skillset towards producing electronic music and for a time after graduating performed at clubs around the North of England. These days he’s more into alternative and folk music, spending his free time writing songs, brushing up on his keyboard and vocal skills, and recording in his home studio. And obsessing over Game of Thrones.

Richard Leadbitter:  Richard’s strong background in live events (theatre, music and conference) has resulted in a comprehensive practical knowledge of sound and lighting technology.  After gaining a BSc degree in Creative Music and Sound Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University, he specialised in sound reinforcement and live engineering, spending 6 years as a Technical Manager in the performing arts and AV hire sectors.  A passionate and active musician, Richard is an accomplished guitarist and spends much of his time off writing, performing, recording and producing his own music.

Matthew Johnstone:  Originally from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Matthew’s love for music stems from his time spent training as an actor in Alan Ayckbourn’s own round theatre.  Often shunning the lime light for the live room, Matthew spent the vast majority of his college years in a dimly-lit studio tinkering with an old analogue mixer and persevering with a less than state of the art condenser microphone.  In 2004 he travelled to Leeds to study Creative Music and Sound Technology at Leeds Met, where he quickly gained himself a reputation as a versatile session musician and producer.  Since then he’s turned his hand to classical guitar, banjo, base, and piano, and is happy to hop between genres at the drop of a hat.  Whilst his eclectic music collection ranges from Baroque to Blue Grass, Matthew will always hold dear his first love…Black Metal.