Formed in 2001, Likely Story is the creation of skilled charting record producer, engineer, and song writer Jonathan Campbell.
Jonathan currently runs Likely Story, is a founding member of NZAMP (New Zealand Association of Music Producers) was a founding co-director for Intonation (a music production company that was nominated for ‘Best New Start-up’ in the Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards 2006), and was a co-director and founder for successful record label One World Entertainment which saw artist song licensing enjoy multi platinum record sales. Jonathan was also instrumental in setting up the local Steinberg New Zealand Users Group for support, information, and regular meetings regarding Steinberg products.
With over 14 years experience in the industry and a strong background in music, he understands both the technical as well as artistic merits of a recording. He has produced artists from a wide variety of musical genres in New Zealand, USA, and Canada.
After graduating with top marks at the internationally recognized School of Audio Engineering, Jonathan went straight into employment working on mainstream charting material with a renouned producer. Since then he has worked on multiple records which have had top ten chart placements, gold and platinum sales, #1 charting album, multiple songs which have achieved number one for national main-stream radio play, and mixed the first New Zealand song to enter the top 40 singles charts on digital downloads alone!
A composer and writer in his own right, his songs have also featured on multi-platinum selling compilations as well as gaining the attention of major label executives which lead to the signing of artist Haylee Fisher to Warner Music. Jonathan’s production work with Dane Rumble has spent weeks on the top 40 charts, generated gold and platinum selling singles, as well as produced a #1 selling album. Dane Rumble and the album The Experiment were nominated for a total of 6 awards at the NZ Music Awards 2010 which were album of the year, single of the year, best pop album, best male solo artist (winner), breakthrough artist of the year, and the people’s choice award. Jonathan also produced and mixed the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2010 Most Performed Work in New Zealand (most played on radio and television in New Zealand). Jonathan’s recent mix work for Adeaze saw a sweep at the 2012 Pacific Music Awards with Best Pacific Urban Artist, Best Pacific Group, and Best Pacific Song, as well as a nomination for best Urban/Hip Hop album at the New Zealand Music Awards 2012.
As well as music, Jonathan is well versed in the post production field and has done post production audio on top selling DVD’s, television programs, advertisements, and feature length films. Jonathan has also done additional design for the popular sound effects database software BaseHead (http://www.baseheadinc.com). BaseHead featured in a Euphonix MC (http://www.euphonix.com) controller video.
Between all of this Jonathan also finds the time to beta test and provides input for some of the industry’s top pro-audio developers including Steinberg, Avid, Yamaha, Waves, Sonnox, Euphonix, Antares, Lexicon, Rupert Neve Designs, Kush Audio, Metric Halo, Sonalksis, Eiosis, FXPansion, Virtual Katy, URS, Serato, Slate Digital, and others.
Andrew is a musician from the UK, who has spent the last six years working in New Zealand. Andrew has an extensive background in music, including an honours degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music, as well as Grade 8 vocals and music theory from the London College of Music.
He has performed all over the world and in 2004/2006 Andrew was talent spotted by Sting to work with him as part of his Sacred Love tour performing lead and backing vocals. Andrew has performed for Richard Branson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Robert Kennedy Jr, Sir Jeffrey Archer, the NZ All Blacks team and many more. Andrew is also an established writer and artist with his debut single ‘She Waits’ reaching #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
Chris Holmes is a talented engineer and producer who has worked with the likes of Katy Perry and Korn. Currently the head engineer at Vancouver’s Greenhouse Studios, Chris is an asset to any project.