Send-off for Sound Savers studio

Dog Chocolate performing at the farewell show at Sound Savers studio

Music studio Sound Savers put on its final show last weekend, as it marked the end of its six-year run as a recording and gig space.

The Homerton studio, which will continue to function as two rehearsal rooms, will no longer provide recording services or put on shows, due to the departure of engineer Mark Jasper.

Mark, who is moving to Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire to be closer to family, ran Sound Savers with friends Alex Clegg and Henry Withers. As Henry also moved last year, the engineering workload would be too much for Alex to manage alone, especially as he studies full time. Mark said: “We were busier than ever and working on lots of exciting projects, but I guess it’s time for a change.”

Alex will continue to run the rehearsal rooms, while Henry now oversees his own home recording project in Manchester. Similarly, Mark intends to continue mixing and mastering music at home in Mytholmroyd, but hopes to set up a new studio as soon as possible. He is confident that the three friends will work together again in some capacity, and said: “I don’t think I could imagine not being a recording engineer.”

Sound Savers’ ‘goodbye’ gig took place last Saturday at the studio, where Mark, Henry and Alex have put on a number of shows in the past. The gig featured several artists that have recorded and practised at Sound Savers, including Dog Chocolate, Mark’s band Witching Waves, and Wolf Girl.