Richard Knight



Mr Richard John Knight

Home Address:
Flat 3
10 Chatham Grove
M20 1HS



2001 - 2003: Leeds College of Music
BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology
Pass with Merit majority.

2000 - 2001: Halifax New College
AS Level ICT, Computing and General Studies B - C

1998 - 2000: Crossley Heath Grammar School, Halifax
9 GCSE's with grades B - C

Audio Employment History:
This is a summary of my employment involving sound. More details and references are available upon request.

2002 - 2007: Live Sound Engineering
Technical setup & live engineering in the Leeds/Halifax areas (most recent first):

'Ben Rushton Project'; Ridings School, Halifax - sound and lighting for theatrical performance
'Battle of the Bands'; Square Chapel, Halifax
'Bradfest' Music Festival, Halifax; Chief sound engineer
Various other musical/theatrical productions; Square Chapel, Halifax
Various live gigs (Leeds area, various venues)

2002 - 2008: Sound Recording
Summary of extensive credits for music recording, production and mastering. (most recent first)
Most credits are for recordings and productions in my own recording studio.

'Widow's Peak'; Album
'Miscreants'; EP
'Dave Hattersley'; Album
'Bombshell Blueprint'; EP
'Sour Bass'; EP
'Non Specfic Ensemble'; Album and EP
'John Dorr'; 2 EPs
'Penknife Lovelife'; 2 EPs
'The Dave Bakewell Plot'; Album
'Riverbank Morning Circus'; EP
'Rastrick Choir'; Live recording
'Kai'; Album, Additional drum parts
'Mixenden Crusaders'; (2 occasions) Marching band
'Modern Theory'; EP
'Erins Third Incident'; EP
'Natures Mission'; EP

Employment History:

2007-2008: Various administration/IT work via Office Team, Manchester

2007: Various administration/IT based work via Kelly Services, Manchester

2006-2007: HBOS headquarters via Kelly Services, Halifax
Several departments, mainly customer care/complaints:

2006: Datalinx, Halifax
Data Input and processing – varied media including audio typing.

2005: HBOS headquarters via Kelly Services, Halifax
Payment/processing department.

2001 - 2004: Datalinx, Halifax
(Various dates and periods of work due to education)
Data collection and processing.

I have also occasionally worked freelance in the area of computer maintainence, supporting home users with queries and problems (Halifax area).


2006: Leeds Student Radio
Production, sound design and DJing

2002 - 2007: Square Chapel Theatre, Halifax
Various sound and lighting technicalities

2003 JR Theatre, York
Sound engineering


Through my various employment and personal pursuits, I have built up a range of valuable skills which are applicable to technical and creative environments.

I consider myself to have a powerful sense of intuition with new situations, technologies and equipment, which I have found to be extremely desirable when an immediate transition to new environment, working method or setup is required.

Previous experience running my own recording studio in Halifax has provided me with a number of skills relevant to freelance and self-motivated employment, such as management/organisation and client liason.

The often pressured work of engineering/recording has provided me with the abilities to stay calm in such situations and logically troubleshoot any inevitable problems that may arise, working within a team or on my own.


Personal Interests:
I have a passion for most things music related and enjoy writing/performing music, DJing, collecting music and dancing. My tastes are very diverse, however I am particularly interested in experimental computer music and cutting edge technologies within accessible music. Aside from using computers for music, I play other instruments, from a recordable to a proficient standard.

Cycling is one of my main passions as well as music. Recent forays into electronics have also rewarded me with satisfaction.