The Original Crew
In from the start and still going strong, Tom is the one constant in the equation.
Still loving the music and very happy to be a part of the worldwide desi music community.
Tom has received multiple nominations in the Punjabi Music awards as best recordist, with clients in India, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Australia, Afghanistan, and of course UK.
Whether its an unknown singer new to the game, or a stadium artist like Diljit Dosangh, Jasmine Sandlas or Jazzy B, for Tom the process is the same every time. Make it the best it can be!
Paul signed on in mid 1990 and certainly hit the ground running. Being an accomplished guitarist and keyboard player meant he was an instant hit with our clients. They knew those skills would be instrumental in turning their initial ideas into finished masters. Paul made substantial input with guitars and keys on his work with Bally Sagoo. In particular on the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan album “Magic Touch”, during which Bally was able to take a backseat and let Paul do his thing. He also formed a formidable production team with Amajit Sidhu creating many hit albums.
Jim joined the Planet team early in 1990, looking for a fixed workplace after many successful years on the road with the band King. We gave him a crash course in engineering and programming and pretty soon he was ready for sessions.
Jim was very popular with our clients and did some amazing work with Bally sagoo, Shinda and many others.
If one song could sum up Jim’s artistry and musicianship it would be “Dildarian” by Amrinder Gill. A super hit song with its Spanish feel and killer Jim guitar work.
Daz joined later after graduating from The Depot engineering course run by Micky Roberts, also from the band King.
He slotted in straight away, with his knowledge and easy going approach. Before long he was in the thick of it, working long hours with many of our clients, particularly Sukshinder Shinda, B21 and Bally Jagpal.
Infact Daz and Bally would work til the early hours, night after night, pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground with a cutting edge sound and use of samples. This was technically very demanding work, which Daz took in his stride, converting Bally’s raw ideas into actual sound.