This is our archive Ken Alladyce interview shot at Hook End Manor Studios with George Shilling asking the questions. Ken Allardyce is widely known as one of LA’s outstanding engineers and mixers. Ken has recorded numerous chart-topping popular bands like Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day and Weezer in the recent years.
Ken Allerdyce earned his solid background first at Schnee Studios then at Ocean Way in Los Angeles where he worked with legendary producers/artists like: Glyn Johns, Arif Mardin, Jim Steinman, Nile Rodgers, Pat Leonard, Richard Perry, Lenny Waronker, Michael Beinhorn, and Marcus Miller.
Credits include: Fleetwood Mac (“Time” album), Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham “Twisted” from the movie Twister; Kara’s Flowers, “The Fourth World;” Johnny Halliday (live in Las Vegas) ; Rod Stewart (tracks and strings) on “Faith of the Heart” with Guy Roche for the movie “Patch Adams”; Supertramp’s “It was the Best of Times” recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London ’97. He recorded Green Day’s “Nimrod” cd in ’97 and Goo Goo Dolls “Dizzy Up The Girl” cd in ’98.As a musician, Ken played guitar in London bands (Chris de Burgh among others) before his friends in Supertramp wooed him to work for them as they embarked on a world tour in the late 70’s. Ken ended up in sunny California where for the next ten years he brought his technical expertise during two live shows for Supertramp, Eric Clapton, Yes and Gary Newman.
Ken’s engineering career began when he worked with Roger Hodgson on his two solo albums. Recent Credits include: Ken recorded Goo Goo Doll’s current release on Warner Bros., “Gutterflower” produced by Rob Covallo and Goo Goo Dolls, debuted at #4 in The Billboard 200, last week of April 2002. Ken recorded Green Day’s “Nimrod,” and “Warning” cd’s for Reprise and engineered Weezer’s “Weezer 2001 (Green)” cd for Interscope with producer Ric Ocasek. He recorded debut artists Tsar on Hollywood Records & recorded and mixed Curt Close’s cd for Warner France.He recently helped his friend producer Eric Valentine on some tracks for Good Charlotte’s new album on Epic/Sony. Ken was recently in the studio producing the legendary band, Yardbirds and mixing and producing several tracks for singer/songwriter Zoe Scott’s debut on Zues Records.