About me


I've been involved in music for most of my life and making records professionally for the last 20 years. I've had the pleasure to work with some of the worlds finet musicians from arround the world, including Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, Oumou Sangare, Fatoumata Diawara, Ali Farke Toure, Afel Bocoum, Shakira, Dinosau, Polar Bear, and many more.

I'm also the guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer of Isaac Birituro and The Rail Abandon: a collaboration between master gyil (xylophone) player Isaac Birituro and the Rail Abandon, including Raph Clarkson and Yuval Wetzler.



My first love is production, taking music form it's raw form and turning it into a fully fledged album.




From my acoustically treated mix room in Leeds I enjoy bringing the final unifying touches to an album... or wherever you send me to.


I specialise in recording performaces and people, from studios around the world to location recordings in churchs, houses and live performances.

Some Critical Aclaim

Sonny Johns