Exeter Sound Studios

Working at Exeter Sound Studios

When dealing with your music, we strengthen and enhance that which exists already. We listen, take time with pre production, and make sure that we don’t pull the trigger on tracking sessions until the band is 100% comfy and ready. We then take the time required to ensure that no creative stone is left unturned and that all artistic exploration has been validated. The process is music and art first with solid organization that drives to completion steadily.

Thomas McKay

Thomas McKay is a producer, writer,  multi-instrumentalist and tracking engineer. With a career that has included being signed in London UK to R.C.A Records, Tommyboy Records N.Y.C. Warner Chappell N.Y.C and B.M.G. Canada, Thomas is platinum awarded and Juno Nominated.  His love of playing instruments can be heard on a number of the recordings he works on.  Be it bass (his first instrument) guitar or synth, Thomas spends all day – every day tracking overdubs and songwriting at E.S.S.

Having charted #1’s, top 10’s, 20’s and 40’s with his own bands he has the experience and ears to make a record
that leads with originality and is appealing to labels.

The Sound

The E.S.S. sound is the sound of the artist propelled
into their future.
The E.S.S. sound doesn’t follow
The E.S.S. sound is who you are
The E.S.S. sound is timeless
The E.S.S. sound can be aggressive, abstract, pastoral, destructive, seductive, rhythmic, wild and
provocative. It defies pigeon holing and changes it’s mind if that makes for better recordings.

What E.S.S. Artists say

“The greatest producers know how to find the best and showcase that.  Thom McKay finds the deepest and most honest part of an artist and creates a universe around those qualities that allow them to flourish and shine.  With Thom there’s no settling.  He demands of himself that which he expects of his artists;  to constantly be growing, evolving, and striving for greatness” Ben Spivak - Magic - RCA Records

“I’ve known Thomas McKay as a band mate and producer for over 20 years. He’s one of the most naturally gifted musicians I’ve ever worked with, and has some of the best ears in the business. As a vocalist, I’m always amazed by Tom’s uncanny ability to put me at ease in the vocal booth, while getting exactly the sound, tone and performance the song requires; he is by far my first choice of producer when it comes to my vocals. To top it all off, Tom is one of the best and kindest people I know.” Tara Slone - Joydrop - Tommyboy Records

“Tom is not only a phenomenal bass player and musician, but his infectious energy and boundless devotion to his craft and to reaching and capturing great artistic moments, and to attaining unique sonic results, are truly an inspiration to me and others who have had the pleasure of working with him.” Rosemary Fairweather - Universal Records

“Every time Tom and I work together, we find ways to inspire each other to write the best song possible, and for me, this is all you could ask for from a producer. I trust Tom whole heartedly with my music and always look forward to creating together.” Michaela May - Independant

Let's Make
Music!