||First there’s my name, which is a conversation in itself. “Peregrine” is actually a very old English name, derived from Latin, meaning a wanderer or stranger. To “peregrinate” means to travel or wander. “Peregrine” is also the name of a powerful, but rather endangered bird of prey. So now you know. |
After completing a BSc in electronics at York University with sponsorship from the BBC's Research and Design department, I joined the BBC full-time and trained as a broadcast engineer in radio, working mainly at Broadcasting House and Maida Vale. Then I moved to the oddly-named Transcription Recording Unit, a little known, but technically savvy part of the BBC where I began to learn the creative side of sound recording and post-production, particularly music. One of my jobs was recording live bands with a huge mobile sound truck. I worked all over the UK and Ireland on dozens of live concert recordings for radio and TV broadcast and several albums, including REM, Oasis, Def Leppard, Radiohead and The Happy Monday' final gig (scary). I went to Italy for the Three Tenors and endured Glastonbury's NME stage three years in a row.
In 1996 I Left the BBC voluntarily and, as a freelancer, diversified into radio production and audio post-production for TV and film. I have mixed hundreds of radio programmes and dubbed many TV documentaries for all the major networks. I have also been responsible for all the audio post-production on 2 feature films and several shorts. In 2005 I received a Sony Award for "The Second Summer of Love", a 2-part series for BBC Radio 2, which I produced.
I have a well-equipped home studio and good relationships with several London studios when I need more space or facilities.