We are a family run business and each specialise in our own areas of expertise.
14/03/51 – 21/07/20
Originally from Manchester, Roger moved to Macclesfield in 1978 to join local band Orphan as bass guitarist. Whilst working as a software developer for Barclays Bank, his real ambition was to build his own recording studio. With a very keen interest and knowledge of both creative and technical aspects of music production, his desire was soon fullfilled. The studio opened its doors in 1983, and has continued to thrive ever since. His earliest production credits include ‘The Bride Wore Red’ by Pet Hate, almost all recordings by the infamous Macc Lads, and the 1988 gold selling album ‘The Joe Longthorne Songbook’. After 35 fruitful and productive years, Roger was forced to retire in 2019 due to ill health, handing over the reigns to Charlotte & Wesley who have actively embraced the ever changing relationship between modern music and IT. Roger very sadly passed away in July 2020, but his legacy lives on at The Cottage and he will always be with us in spirit.
A professional vocalist and songwriter for over twenty years, Charlotte started making music at the tender age of 14. At 18 she left college with a diploma in IT, but always knew that music would be her vocation in life. She first set foot in the studio in 1994 and quickly expanded her knowledge of music programming, songwriting and production techniques. In 1998 she had her first international release with ‘Sureshot’ by Daytona, and in 2005 reached number 1 in the UK dance charts with the Love To Infinity single ‘Finally’. Since then, Charlotte’s voice has been heard on many top 40 records. She has recorded for Loleatta Holloway, Faith Hill, Danni Minogue, 7th Heaven, Bassmonkeys, Soda Club and many more! She also privately coaches other aspiring singers on a one to one basis.
Having been brought up in a musical enviroment, Wes’s involvement in the business was inevitable! Picking up the guitar and playing piano, he wrote his first song when he was just 4 years old! Following in his father’s footsteps, he soon developed music programming, engineering and production skills. He had his first commercial release in 1998 with the dance single ‘Red Hot Lover’ by Queeg. After leaving school Wes turned his hands to IT, including web design and development, very quickly becoming a sought after freelancer. Subsequently he has worked in the studio with various bands, as well as on his own solo projects. His vast knowledge, experience and professionalism has brought added value to the expansion of the business.