2-Bus Productions is the creative & technical coming together of Award winning Engineer / Producer / Mixer – Mike Spink & the uber talented Producer / Engineer / Mixer – Dave Boothroyd.
With over 20 years of recording & music industry experience - Mike's impressive engineering credits include recording back to back UK No.1 albums with both Jake Bugg's & The 1975's eponymous debut albums (BPI - Platinum & Double Platinum) – Other notable credits include - The Gaslight Anthem (Get Hurt – Album – UK & US No.4), James (La Petite Mort – Album), The View (Cheeky For A Reason - Album) Amber Run (5AM – Album) OMD, All Mankind, Lewis Watson etc etc – For many years Mike was the 'go-to' recording engineer for 'Uber Producer' Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Ben Howard, Walk The Moon etc etc) - Mike has also worked in the studio with artists such as Wolf Alice, Circawaves, The Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Russell & many more....
Dave, director of 6dB Studios Ltd (www.6dbstudios.com), also has years and years of invaluable experience - having played and toured extensively as a professional drummer graduating to engineer, producer and mixer under the experienced ear & eye of Ben Hammond (Blink182, Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Lawson etc). Dave has worked with a long list of established and upcoming talent including: Don Broco, Blackbeards Tea Party, Boy Jumps Ship, Greywind, Slam Dunk Festival, Romesh Dodangoda, Traits, Fair Do’s, Natal Drums / Marshall Amplification, CJ Wildheart, Blink 182, The Bastard Sons, Violet Contours, Stay Free and many more…
"Working with Mike and Dave was nothing short of mega. From the first conversation with them we knew that working together was going to be a seamless, wholeheartedly fun experience resulting in a sonically perfect end product. They put us all at ease and had great insight and conversation as well as incredible expertise. They really captured a snapshot of where we are at as a band and brought that to life, adding another good few percent to enhance the song."
"We worked collaboratively with Mike and Dave on our most recent project and what an absolute pleasure it was. Both Mike and Dave's production and songwriting knowledge is second to none in our experience, as a band we learnt so much in a short space of time and we had a great time recording our latest single. They are both great guys to work with and create a relaxed yet experimental/creative atmosphere in the studio, in turn getting the best out of each musician and ensuring all ideas are explored. We’d recommend working with Dave and Mike in any given opportunity and we’ll definitely be recording with them again. Utilising Mike’s pre-production and creative vision, as well as Dave’s keen ear for mixing, makes a really positive and creative work environment!"
"Mike is a brilliant talent, over the many years we have worked together he has consistently delivered fantastic results. His methods of driving the technology in the studio always come from a very artistic, musical place which leads to much more exciting music!!"- Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Jake Bugg, Foals, 21 Pilots, Ben Howard, 2 Door Cinema Club, Wolf Alice, Hozier , Walk The Moon, etc
TOM TAYLOR - WIDE EYED BOY
“Mike is a great guy to work with. He did a lot of pre production work with us before we went into the studio. All parts and arrangements were nailed meaning we had a lot of time to spend in the studio really experimenting and capturing the best sounds possible”
RICH BEESTON - ALL MANKIND
"Mike has got an amazing ability to take a song from good to great. We worked with Mike on our album 'Simple Desire', and he helped refine our songwriting and bring out the best in each of us as performers. We also brought Mike in to mix some additional tracks for us at a later stage, as his ears are second-to-none – he gave our tracks an amazing depth and energy we weren't expecting. Mike has worked on some of the biggest albums of recent years, and if you ever get the privilege of having him mix for you, you should jump at it with both feet."