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About us

About us

  • TEAM

  • HISTORY

  • TRUSTED BY

Team

Whether you're popping in to hire the podcast room, or producing a single, you're likely to meet some of the team, who would love to show you round and make sure you feel at home. 

Recording sessions are mostly undertaken by John or Bill, and you'll definitely have heard from Chrissy when making your booking. As for Jordan, well: I'm not sure there's anything he can't do... 

  • John

  • BILL

  • CHRISSY

  • JORDAN

John Merriman

Director of Crown Lane, John is a music producer with around 20 years hands-on experience recording, mixing and producing music across many genres, specialising in Jazz, Folk, and World. His love of all things sound, has been a life-long passion – he holds an equal love of all things related to music technology, alongside raw musical talent.

John graduated in 2002 from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in Music and a PGCE teaching qualification in music. Alongside always working in music production, he has hosted creative music related training courses in many different countries; from Bulgaria to Zimbabwe, as well as managing UK music tours.

In July 2007 he ceased working as a music teacher at Cheam High School, where he was both Head of Music Technology and a Governor, to pursue his major passion in recording and producing music. He and his wife, Ruth put everything into making Crown Lane the home for musicians that it has become.

Outside of the studio, John is a dad of two boys; one foster daughter and a much disliked foster-cat. He loves running and recently completed a marathon for his favourite charity Zimkids

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