Dr Phil Harding started at Marquee Studios, London, engineering for acts such as The Clash, Killing Joke, Toyah and Matt Bianco. During the 1980s, Phil was chief mix engineer for Stock Aitken Waterman (PWL Studios), working with acts such as Dead or Alive, Mel & Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue. In the 1990s, Phil and Ian Curnow ran P&E Music Studios from The Strongroom Studio complex, producing hits for East 17 (including ‘Stay Another Day’), Deuce, Boyzone and 911. Phil’s first book, PWL from the Factory Floor (Cherry Red Books, 2010), was followed by his PJS Music productions for Holly Johnson, Samantha Fox, Belinda Carlisle, Curiosity and Mel & Kim. He completed his Ph.D. in music production at Leeds Beckett University in April 2017. Phil’s new book, Pop Music Production, was published by Routledge in July 2019.
Contact: Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK.