Haydn Bendall, an independent producer/engineer and former chief engineer at Abbey Road Studios, is the fifth confirmed guest for next week's PSNPresents event.
At Abbey Road Bendall – now based at Strongroom in east London – produced or engineered albums by Alan Parsons, XTC, Massive Attack, Camel and Kate Bush, producing five of Bush's albums throughout the '80s and early '90s, including her 1985 magnum opus Hounds ofLove. He also worked on film soundtracks including The Long Good Friday and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning The Last Emperor.
Since 1991, when he left Abbey Road, Bendall has worked with Josh Groban, Dido, Michael Bublé, Shakira, James Blunt and, most recently, Strictly Come Dancing musical director Dave Arch.
Focusrite (which also sponsored March's inaugural event) and Roland Pro A/V will sponsor the event (see Roland confirms sponsorship for November’s PSNPresents).
Other confirmed guests for the evening, which will take place at 7pm on 4 November at the luxury Soho Hotel at 4 Richmond Mews, include legendary producer Flood, live sound veterans Becky Pell (see Flood and Becky Pell are latest guests for Focusrite-sponsored PSNPresents 2) and Roger Lindsay and The Apprentice composer Dru Masters (see Dru Masters, Roger Lindsay (and free bar) confirmed for second PSNPresents).
More guests will announced in the run-up to the event.
The first PSNPresents, sponsored by Avid and Focusrite, took place on 12 March. It kicked off with Q&A by industry personality and former Pro Sound News Europe editor Phil Ward with guests Steve Zissler (Royal Opera House), Jonathan Suffolk (National Theatre) and Scott Talbott and Andy Tapley (BBC Studios and Post Production) before PSNEurope editor Dave Robinson took to the stage for a live panel with ‘fourth member of Portishead’ and Adele, Air and Florence + the Machine engineer Dave McDonald, Charles ‘Chicky’ Reeves (Grace Jones, Prince), Massive Attack’s Robb Allan and Deaf Havana FOH Ben Hammond (see Rapturous reception for inaugural PSNPresents).
A playlist of videos from PSNPresents I can be viewed below or on the PSNEurope YouTube channel.
A variety of other sponsorship packages are available for the event. Contact PSNEurope ad manager Ryan O’Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or account manager Rian Zoll-Khan (email@example.com) for more information.