MUSIC WITH VALUES
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Welcome! My name is Chris G Wilkinson and I'm a record producer/mixer, and just like you... I have a mission.
Every artist has a purpose and mission and any piece of work they create will reflect that. The artists I work with typically fall into these categories: Roots music, singer-songwriter, Americana and Christian music.
But let's talk about categories... I've found that artists with purpose and mission have a tough time fitting into categories unless they sacrifice a piece of themselves in order to fit in that box. I don't subscribe to that. When we make pure music... Our passions and beliefs can't simply be "turned on" or "turned off". Our music is us, it's full of passion, and there is no box big enough for it.
So where do we fit in?
You don't have to. I help artists navigate through the creative process in a natural way where authenticity isn't sacrificed yet the songs are still a perfect fit for their intended audience. Your record will not leave you wondering in doubt if it's "the right thing". When it's right... We will all feel it.
No matter where you are in the world, we can make your record. I pull together a unique cast of musicians for your project and make the online-collaboration process organic and personable. Of course, if you are in the UK then it's easy for us to work face to face.
For further listening check out my Spotify playlist, which includes a few more favorites of mine.
I developed my craft in Nashville, TN where I eventually held the role of Chief Engineer at House of Blues Studios. I then continued working in Nashville as a freelance engineer and mixer for several years. My recordings have reached #1 on Billboard charts in the USA, Canada, and Australia. I recently relocated to my native Sheffield, England where I continue to work with artists from all over remotely while developing my presence in the UK as a producer, mixer, and engineer.
"I have been working with Christopher Wilkinson for over 7 years in my capacity as an artist, record producer and instrumentalist. I truly love working with him...He has great instincts and ears. He knows how to create and maintain a wonderful, creative, unique environment on every project he works on.
His positivity, intelligence and musicality have made him one of my favorite people to work with—and a great friend as well."
"As an artist making any record can be extremely vulnerable so it’s important to work with people who will encourage you to bring out your best. Chris is definitely blessed with this gift! He brought so much more to the project that I even expected, and given what I already knew of him my expectations were high!"
“When I record, I’m looking to capture an honest piece of music. For me the best way to do this is to record live with a great group of players that can all compliment each other. I record 2 or 3 passes, using a decisive approach, choose the best one and move on. The only way this is possible is to work with gifted people. Chris is one of the finest engineers I’ve had the pleasure of working with in Nashville. His attention to detail and ability to move quickly in a fast-paced production is as good as it gets. Better still he is a pleasure to work with.”
2018 Dove Award Winner - Urban Worship Album of The Year - Tasha Cobbs Leonard - Heart. Passion. Pursuit - Credit: Mixing
2017 Juno Award Nomination - Blues Album of The Year - Colin Linden - Rich In Love - Credit: Engineer
2016 GRAMMY Nominated - Best Folk Album - Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn - Credit: Additional Engineering
2016 Dove Award Winner - Pop/Contemporary Album of The Year - TobyMac - This Is Not A Test - Credit: Additional Engineering
2015 Maple Blues Award Winner - Recording Of The Year - JW Jones - High Temperature - Credit: Engineer
2015 GRAMMY Winner - Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - For King & Country "Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong." - Credit: Engineer
2015 GRAMMY Nominated - Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Mercy Me "Welcome To The New" - Credit: Engineer
2015 Dove Award Winner - Pop/Contemporary Album of The Year - For King & Country - Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. - Credit: Engineer
Additional Notable Clients
T Bone Burnett, Buddy Miller, Colin Linden, Don Was, Nathan Chapman, David Garcia, Ben Glover, Jim Lauderdale, Trombone Shorty, Allison Moorer, Lady Antebellum, Rhiannon Giddens, Striking Matches, The Secret Sisters,
Punch Brothers, Carlene Carter, Elizabeth Cooke, For King & Country, Mercy Me, Colton Dixon, TobyMac,
Richie Furay, Da Mafia 6, Lindi Ortega, Colin James, Imelda May
Further Discography - click here