posted by Cptn
Kolo during the Melting Pot studio sessions, at Malcolm Toft’s Newton Abbot studio, the Music Mill
South Devon music maestro Malcolm Toft, who worked with the People’s Republic of South Devon on the Melting Pot studio sessions, has been awarded a visiting professorship in music technology by Leeds College of Music.
Tofty (as we didn’t call him) is one of those legends from a by-gone age of the giants of music, and he would regale us with tales of Elton John, or how Queen would rehearse on his kit after hours. He recorded David Bowie’s A Space Oddity, three of T-Rex’s albums, James Taylor’s first album, as well as work with Joe Cocker, Mary Hopkins and Hey Jude (by the Beatles).
The PRSD hooked up with him at his Music Mill Studios, in Newton Abbot, for the Melting Pot Studio sessions – a collaboration between Spectral Workshop, the Melting Pot and ourselves – to record and film Obedenietbone, NUMB, Kolo, David Sanders and Idiom, all of whom are bubbling just beneath the big time.
Talking about the Leeds College of Music, Prof Toft (as he will now be known) said: “I’m really chuffed. They bought three of my recording consoles. They named a recording studio after me and invited me to open it and then this happened. It’s a really nice gesture.”
Find out more about Malcolm and the Music Mill Studio, and stay tooned to the People’s Republic of South Devon.