Matt Lovell

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Matt Lovell
Origin Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation(s) Audio engineer, brewer
Years active 1994–present

Matt Lovell is an Australian audio engineer, record producer and mixer. He has won three ARIA Music Awards for Engineer of the Year: in 2005 for his work on The Mess Hall's' Notes from a Ceiling, in 2006 for Black Fingernails, Red Wine by Eskimo Joe, and in 2008 for his work on Shihad's Beautiful Machine. Lovell was the CEO and co-owner of Lovell's Lager, a brewery.

Biography[edit]

Matt Lovell worked as an assistant audio engineer on silverchair's debut album, Frogstomp, from December 1994, which was released in March of the following year.[1][2] He has produced work for Something for Kate, The Mess Hall, Tom Morgan and Shihad. As well as producing, he has also worked with Ammonia, Midnight Oil, Eskimo Joe, Grinspoon, Silverchair,[1] the Whitlams, INXS, Spiderbait, the Presets, One Dollar Short, the Sleepy Jackson, and Cold Chisel.[2][3][4]

Lovell has received three ARIA Music Awards for Engineer of the Year: in 2005 for his work on The Mess Hall's' Notes from a Ceiling, in 2006 for Black Fingernails, Red Wine by Eskimo Joe, and in 2008 for his work on Shihad's Beautiful Machine.[5][6] In 2011 he was nominated for Engineer of the Year for his work on Eskimo Joe's Ghosts of the Past.[6] He has worked with other record producers: Andrew Farriss, Tony Cohen, Kevin Shirley and Nick Launay.[7]

In 2006 Lovell was appointed as a mentor in the Qantas 'Spirit of Youth Awards'.[8] Lovell has mixed Jed Kurzel's soundtrack for the 2011 feature film, Snowtown.[9]

Outside of his music career, Lowell was the founder and CEO of Lowell's Lager a beer brewery based in Sydney since 2005.[10][11][12] Roger Grierson (of the Thought Criminals) recommended it, "It's on tap at the Annandale. Excellent. If you're at the Annandale, buy some."[12] Back of the Ferry's website reviewer described the beer "there is something just not right with this beer (to my taste). The first swallow is inoffensive, but there is an aftertaste that is reminiscent of stale beer lines that I couldn’t get over. It really was a struggle to get the last drop down."[11] Chris Joannou of Silverchair became his partner in the brewery,[13][14] but by February 2014 the business was "currently on hold."[15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Apter, Jeff (2006). A New Tomorrow: The Silverchair Story. Random House Australia. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-74166-483-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Matt Lovell – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Matt Lovell". AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Matt Lovell Credits". ArtistDirect.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Winners by Award – Engineer of the Year". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Matt Lovell at the ARIA Music Awards:
    • Search Results 'Matt Lovell': "Search Results for 'Matt Lovell'". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
    • 2004 winners and nominees: "Winners by Year 2004". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
    • 2005 winners and nominees: "Winners by Year 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
    • 2006 winners and nominees: "Winners by Year 2006". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 12 December 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
    • 2008 winners and nominees: "Winners by Year 2008". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 13 August 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
    • 2011 winners and nominees: "Winners by Year 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Matt Lovell". Big Smoke Management. 2002. Retrieved 2006-06-03. 
  8. ^ "The Qantas SOYA awards launched for 2006". Art Right Now 2. Discovery Media. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Snowtown" (PDF). Madman Entertainment. 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Stewart, Andy. "Recording Eskimo Joe" (PDF). Audio Technology (49). Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Can't Love Lovells". Back of the Ferry. 8 February 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  12. ^ a b The Barman (12 January 2006). "The Barman talks to Roger Grierson of the Thought Criminals". I-94 Bar. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  13. ^ McCabe. "Silverchair's Chirs Joannou drinks Lovells Lager at awards". Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Lovell's Lager Launch". Silverchair - News Archive. Retrieved 17 November 2016 – via Silverchair Official Website. 
  15. ^ Wilson, Rosemarie (7 February 2014). "Chris Joannou's latest venture – cafe, restaurant bar The Edwards". Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 November 2016.