TESTIMONIALS...... FROM EXCEEDINGLY SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

 

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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.
Adrian Palmer......May 2011

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 a CD."
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

 

"Dear Tim,
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 mention.
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 musicians.
Kind regards,
Martin."
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 2000

"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."
Morris.......................January 2000

"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 HAPPY."
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.

"TIM HAS RECORDED AND PRODUCED CDS OF LIVE MUSIC AT THE SIX BELLS AND WHITE HORSE CLUBS. TO DO THIS HE INSPIRED AND COAXED PERFORMERS TO GIVE THEIR BEST, AND THEN CAPTURED THE LIVE AMBIENCE WITH FINE SOUND QUALITY. THE FINISHED CDS WERE PRESENTED USING TIM'S PHOTOGRAPHY AT A PRICE WE PREVIOUSLY HADN'T BELIEVED POSSIBLE AND WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BUY MORE THAN WE WANTED EITHER......A WONDERFUL AND COMPLETE SERVICE !"
Dave Dyke......Folk Club Organiser......February 1999
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