The Island Team

Joseph Cheek

HEAD ENGINEER & PRODUCER

Joseph took his first steps into audio engineering after more than a decade of writing and performing music, and was immediately hooked. His love for being surrounded by talented, creative people in a studio environment, and collaborating with them to produce sounds that inspire others, drove him to establish Island Studios in 2010.

Joseph has worked across most genres you can name - but specialises in larger-than-life rock, indie and pop productions. He is committed to providing artists with the best possible studio experience along with a product they are stoked with. These were the founding principles of Island Studios and are proudly practiced by the studio team he leads today.

As an accomplished session musician, Joseph can also contribute piano, organ, guitar, bass, percussion and backing vocals to your recordings if required. 

Joseph Cheek, Head Engineer and Producer

Tom Wormald

Tom Wormwald, Assistant Engineer

ASSISTANT ENGINEER

Tom has a love for sound design in all shapes and forms - with experience across music production, mixing, recording and songwriting.

 

Since being gifted a guitar aged 8, Tom’s passion for sound has taken him performing around Adelaide, studying in Melbourne, and working on a variety of projects as an audio engineer in both cities. Most recently, Tom has launched his own solo project under the name Porcelain Eyes.

At Island, Tom combines his diverse knowledge of hardware and plug-in emulations with his musical know-how, to help you get the most out of your production. He's also available to perform session guitar or synth parts, and talk about The Beatles or Tame Impala between takes!

Jack Thomson

SESSION DRUMMER & PERCUSSIONIST
PRODUCTION CONSULTANT

Jack is recognisable as one of Adelaide’s most prolific session drummers. A product of the Jazz school at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, he has contributed to countless recordings and live performances, spanning everything from Latin percussion to progressive rock.

 

As Island Studios’ in-house session drummer, Jack offers more than just his chops on records - he also has extensive drum tech knowledge, and he’s happy to assist artists with technical preparation for drum recording.

 

In addition, Jack’s stylistic range and well-trained ear for music makes him a valuable source of production input, and he supports the Island team with this on a regular basis.

Jack Thomson, Session Drummer

Nick Pipe

Nick Pipe, Business Coordinator

BUSINESS & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Nick has led a double life for many years - working as a versatile communications specialist during business hours, and either making or supporting music the rest of the time. It's here at Island that those two worlds collide!

Operating behind the scenes, Nick helps to share stories about artists we work with, create the events we run, and keep the studio ticking over in general.

He's not limited to desk duty though - as someone who's swung the axe since childhood, Nick is also ready for action as a session guitarist!

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