The birth of Mill Farm recording studio and events venue, The Omelette Club, represents the latest addition to the recent refurbishment of Mill Farm undertaken by owners, Mark and Anne. As successful entrepreneurs and passionate musicians they are keen to share their love of music and establish an inspiring and welcoming local 'home' for creative individuals to utilise and enjoy with equal measure.
Mark’s passion for music has taken him from the day he picked up his first guitar at school and learnt The House of the Rising Sun! A hippy at heart and true fan of Arlo Guthrie and Alice! Mark’s dream has been to create an environment for musicians, young and old, whether starting out or recording their next project, in order to develop their skills and progress with their music. Mark plays several instruments, but guitar is first love - which can be seen by the vast guitar collection which is hanging around the studio. He loves playing with his band and jamming in the studio with his friends.
As the lead singer of the band, Anne has worked in radio presenting her own music shows. Anne has sung with the London Bach Choir and also plays piano and harmonica. Mark and Anne’s passion for music and business drive have fundamentally shaped the Mill Farm ethos as a home for creativity and hub for the musical community.
Studio Producer, Tom, has an extensive production and engineering background, from having released his own work on Mercury Records to being Zane Lowe’s record of the week. An experienced producer, he has worked with Tom Dalgety, who produced bands such as the Pixies and Royal Blood.
Alongside production and engineering talent, Tom is a highly accomplished musician and plays guitar in folk-rock band, Sorry About Shaun. This Dorset/Wiltshire based band have a strong following, playing Larmer Tree Festival in 2019. The band have been touring their latest EP, ‘Summer’, which was recorded here at Mill Farm Studios.
Tom's enthusiasm for music frequently takes him on a technical journey, he can often be found dismantling and rebuilding vintage microphones to create his exacting desired sound. So too for guitars, Tom is a great person to refurbish much-loved guitars, having collected an amazing amount of hard to find parts over time!