Dixie Chooks

"Moira and I had the most wonderful time recording our Dixie Chooks debut album 'Layers' with Stephen at Northcote Studio. A lively and creative atmosphere, Stephen offers his own extraordinarily fine musicianship, proffers ideas without being intrusive, and has the perfect level of pedantry and attention to detail necessary to arrive at a fine finished product. In short, he's got very good ears and awfully good taste!! 

We're going back for more with our next album 'Free Range'. Wouldn't think of recording with anyone else!"


Brent Parlane

"I have recorded Demos, and recorded a complete album at Northcote Studio with Stephen. He is a joy to work with,an incredibly creative and brilliant musician. His attention to detail is amazing and his objective view of the big picture is very helpful. I shall return!"

Yoland Ingley II

"In 2017 I worked with Stephen Blackburn in his Northcote Studio to produce my album This Dangerous Age. Steve worked with me creatively, patiently and with methodical detail. The album was partly recorded at Northcote Studio but wholly mixed and mastered by Steve who always provided a warm and relaxed approach with good advice. He has a keen ear and a masterful ability to work with any artist in any style and get the very best from them (always coupled with a great sense of humour) these qualities undoubtedly contributed to the success of This Dangerous Age. 


Additionally Steve also made a considerable musical contribution to the album with piano and backing vocals. He is a talented musician in his own right and this adds to his expertise. Listeners have consistently commented on the warmth and presence of the recording. 


I would be very happy to recommend Northcote Studio to any musician for all their recording, mixing and mastering requirements." 

Ten stars.

Yolanda Ingley II