If you are thinking of having a music video done I would highly
recommend Tim Kent for his dedication, skill and his commitment
to standards of excellence.
It was many years ago when I first attempted
to record some of my songs. The result was not at all pleasant.
It was thus with some trepidation that after so much time had elapsed,
I decided to try again. I phoned Tim, having come across his web-site
purely by chance, and arranged to meet and sort out dates to undergo
the torture of hearing myself wail and plunk. Tim was very easy
to talk to and said to me, "You're going to be a nightmare
to record"....so my mind was put at ease straightaway! Fortunately
the recording sessions were made very enjoyable, relatively painless
and conducted in a positive and purposeful atmosphere. I didn't
make as many mistakes as I'd feared, Tim was patient, supportive
and encouraging. When we had completed the tracks he said, "You
weren't the nightmare I had envisaged." We had fun, got the
work done and the result is one I'm extremely pleased with. I'd
certainly recommend Tim to anyone thinking of recording their music,
they'll be in good hands.
Steve Flack......June 2008
Tim is a great person to record with.
I had never made a CD before, but I was immediately put at ease
by Tim's friendly manner, and from then on the whole process was
relaxed, a whole lot of fun and, of course, highly professional.
Tim brought the songs alive with his creative input and I am so
pleased with and proud of the result. I am also extremely grateful
for Tim's help with the design and photography for the finished
product. The whole process has really been an immense pleasure.
I would highly recommend working with Tim to anyone who is thinking
of making a CD. Thanks Tim.
Ben Hockliffe......September 2005
"Just wanted to say how delighted
I am with "Heartstrings". I came to you with a bunch of
songs, some arrangements and some ideas about how I wanted them
to sound. The process of producing the CD has been a throughly enjoyable
one of interaction, collaboration and the occasional creative -
but always friendly - conflict! Your ideas have added so much to
so many of the songs. Usually you have developed the arrangement
out of a rough concept or feel I had in mind, but sometimes you
have brought an entirely different sound that I never could have
anticipated. I am proud of the result and can thoroughly recommend
your laid-back but very professional and musical approach to producing
Andy Payne...July 2005
"Just perfect for putting the finishing
touch to your CD".
Terry Lees...December 2004
The gentlemen of the Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir
had been singing for 25 years when they decided that the time was
right to make their first CD to mark their anniversary. One of the
choir members had come across Tim Kent when he made a CD for the
Patcham Silver Band, and so Tim was asked to help the choir with
its great recording venture.
Marshalling 30 singers, a grand piano, a harp, a row
of microphones and a box of electronic tricks, Tim carried out the
task professionally, promptly and with great good humour. The whole
thing was recorded within a day and the CDs arrived a few weeks
later in time for Christmas. Brilliant. Many thanks, Tim
Robert Nicholls for the Brighton Welsh Male
Voice Choir......February 2004
Both Mark and I are delighted that the
recording captured the atmosphere of an excellent gig on the night.
We are also pleased with Tim's work on the cover and appreciative
of his efforts in organising the whole package; copywright, art
work etc. I would recommend his work to other artists seeking to
have their work put onto CD.
Kevin Barber (and Mark Taylor)............August 2003
"I am one of the extremely satisfied
customers of Tim Kent (Hat Records).
His on-site digital recordings, design and production facilities
are second to none. He enhanced my singing and harmonica playing
beyond my expectations.
Tim is so relaxed when recording that it puts you completely at
ease and gets the very best out of you.
I recommend Tim as a gentleman of trusted responsibility."
Noel Dumbrell............May 2003
Just a note to say thanks very much for recording & producing
my CD 'Never be the same'. As you know, I have been overwhelmed
by the response to it. This positive reaction is not just for the
music, I believe, but also for the quality of the recording and
it's presentation. As a songwriter, I had a vision in my head of
what I would like the songs to sound like at the end of the day.
You made it possible to live up to, and in many cases, exceed these
expectations. So thanks again for your ideas, musicianship, technical
ability, patience, graphics and anything else I've forgotten to
I've done more expensive recordings in the studio before, with less
than half of the result. This, I believe, is sometimes due to a
commercial desire to get money changing hands quickly - occasionally
with little regard for the music. In stark contrast with this approach,
you were prepared to take your time, and carefully consider the
output from each session in an objective way. I felt that you were
an equal partner and genuine stakeholder in the project at all times.
Indeed, I feel that your enthusiasm and sense of pride in the finished
product shines through in the music.
Thanks also for your encouragement generally - making a CD on a
realistic budget in an accessible way, has inspired me to write
even more. I will be pleased to recommend you to all of my fellow
Martin Jeremiah ............ April 2001
"WE CONTACTED TIM KENT IN APRIL
2000 TRYING TO FIND A PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT YET AFFORDABLE WAY
OF MAKING OUR FIRST CD. TIM DIDN'T LET US DOWN. BY JUNE, HE HAD
GUIDED US THROUGH THE WHOLE RECORDING PROCESS, INVOLVED US IN PRODUCTION
AND MASTERING, DEALT WITH M.C.P.S. FOR US, DESIGNED THE SLEEVE AND
DELIVERED OUR FIRST 60 CDs. HIS ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGH THE WHOLE
PROCESS WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND HIS SUPPORT SINCE VERY VALUABLE.
WE HAVE NEEDED URGENT DELIVERIES OF FURTHER CDs AND WE KNOW WE CAN
RELY ON HIM. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR FINISHED PRODUCT AND WISH
ANYONE ELSE WHO RECORDS WITH HIM AS MUCH SUCCESS AS WE HAVE ENJOYED."
Tony Petty and Lesley Massey "Capella".........September
"I WOULD RECOMMEND TIM TO ANYONE,
LIKE MYSELF, WANTING TO MAKE THEIR FIRST RECORDING. HE MADE EVERY
POSSIBLE EFFORT TO MAKE SURE I DID MY BEST. THERE WAS NO TIME PRESSURE
AND TIM EVEN OFFERED TO RE-RECORD SOME SONGS I HAD DOUBTS ABOUT.
AT EVERY STAGE - EVEN DOWN TO MY PERSONAL WHIMS ABOUT THE ARTWORK
FOR THE COVER - TIM WAS SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING. HIS SERVICE
IS A BARGAIN AT THE PRICE!"
Andy Payne...........April 2000
"A CALM AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL APPROACH CREATED AN ATMOSPHERE
THAT ALLOWED PERFORMERS UNFAMILIAR WITH RECORDING SESSIONS TO RELAX
AND ENJOY THEMSELVES. THE RESULT WAS A CD THAT REFLECTED A TYPICAL
CLUB EVENING, PERFECTLY COMPLIMENTED BY THE EXCELLENT PACKAGING
DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY TIM."
Clive Bennett......for Seaford Folk Club.......January 2000
"TIM PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT, GOOD-VALUE
SERVICE WHICH I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND. HE TAKES GOOD CARE OF EVERYTHING
SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONCENTRATE ON YOUR MUSIC."
"A QUALITY PACKAGE FROM BEGINNING
TO END. SYMPATHETIC APPROACH AND EXCELLENT ARTWORK......IT WAS FUN
Denise & Stuart Savage......October 1999.
"TIM REALLY SMOOTHS THE WAY. HIS
RELAXED MANNER MADE RECORDING AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. HIS PATIENCE
AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL HAVE RESULTED IN A CD WITH WHICH I AM TOTALLY
Maria Cunningham......May 1999.
"A VERY PROFESSIONAL RECORDING IN
A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. QUITE PAINLESS. TIM ARRIVED AND SET UP HIS
EQUIPMENT WHILE ALL WE DID WAS ENJOY OURSELVES WITH OUR MUSIC. THE
PLAYBACK SOUNDED SO GOOD THAT WE HAD DIFFICULTY BELIEVING THAT THE
SOUND WAS REALLY OURS !"
Roy Nash & Noel Dumbrell......March 1999.