Hello. My name is Gareth Patch and welcome to the semi-echo website, the home for all my freelance sound and music work. Take a look around the site, listen to the audio examples and see how I can help you with sound, music and tuition.
I have been involved in sound and music in one form or another for over twenty-five years, performing in bands, writing and recording music and soundtrack, as well as live sound operation. I have written and recorded music and sound design for educational apps, mastered for local record labels prior to national release and radio airplay, along with mix engineering and producing talented musicians. I am also now a staff writer for the music website MakingMusic.com and a house engineer for The Smokehouse venue. I spent eight years teaching as a Lecturer in Sound Technology in Further and Higher Education, while continuing with my own projects and freelance work. I play a variety of instruments for various bands (currently These Are End Times, Blacktop Harrison and The Failure Men) and have performed across the UK and in the USA. Personal highlights have been Latitude Festival (UK), The Garage, The Borderline & The Troubadour (London) and Ziggy’s Music Box (Chattanooga, TN).
I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Music, which includes a Foundation Degree in Popular Music at Distinction level. I also have a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory. I consider myself to be open to ideas as well as being creative, patient and positive, relaxed but happy to work to deadlines.
“Gareth at Semi-Echo absolutely nailed it with us …I’d recommend him to any group of all sizes playing in the area. ” Dave Phillips (Dire Straits UK)
“The album sounds absolutely phenomenal as a piece of work…” Jason Whittaker (Antigen Records)
“…an incredibly creative and enjoyable experience…a recording that we are all super proud of, the final mix has blown us all away.” Gus Campbell (Hunt For Titans)
“…he made every gig sound absolutely perfect and cracked many amazing jokes along the way! What a legend!” Dead Rat Orchestra (after 2018 tour)
“…our best live sound to date!” Rick Baylor (The Brackish Edge)
“Thank you so much for your support, professionalism and flexibility…superb work…” Karl Lockwood (Festival Organiser)