David Tolan

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Room 261 

Newton Building

Current positions



I am a music producer, writer, recording engineer, session musician & educator with over 25 years of experience in the music business, working alongside many inspirational artists such as: -The Charlatans. Tori Amos, Johnny Marr, Denise Johnson, Primal Scream, Tears for Fears, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and many, many more.

I have achieved success in the UK national charts and many UK and US alternative and independent charts also. I was awarded by the British Phonograph Industry (BPI) in 2001 for achieving platinum level sales for the Ministry of Sound label.

Alongside my teaching post at the University I am actively engaged in producing music and running my own recording studio in Manchester - Hope Mill Recording Studios.



Audio Production


Advanced Audio Production

Studio Production

Qualifications and Memberships

2 x Platinum awarded producer and writer by the British Phonographic Industry.

Cert Ed in Further, Higher & Adult Education


Member of:-

  • Music Producers Guild
  • Performing Rights Society
  • Mechanical Copyright Protection Society