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The team

John Merriman

Director of Crown Lane, John is a music producer with over 10 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 (Audio Engineering and Percussion focus) 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 have 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, is Chair of Merton Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of trustees for Morden Baptist Church.

Bill Sherrington

Bill has worked at Crown Lane since 2008,  recording, editing and producing client projects. He is also our in-house mastering engineer and does an exceptional job!

He has a keen ear for music and pays great attention to getting the best sound from both instruments and singers. He is particularly focused on guitar and bass tone due to his personal experience playing and recording with these instruments.

Bill has been playing guitar, bass and singing in bands and studios since the 70s! This has included festival, TV and radio work. He is experienced in session playing on client projects at Crown Lane too.

Prior to working at Crown Lane and in addition to regularly gigging with a variety of bands, Bill worked in the IT industry for 20 years followed by work teaching adults IT as well as Maths and English at Kings College London and South Thames College.

Outside of the studio, Bill plays in covers band ‘Coast’ as guitarist and vocalist, he is keenly involved in fundraising for Crown Lane’s chosen charity, Zimkids.

Chrissy Stonebridge

Chrissy is our Studio Manager, with a background in Marketing, PR and Business Development. Chrissy is here to ensure the studio runs efficiently and works alongside the team at Metronome on music events and promotions.

She runs the studio office, taking care of bookings, payments and communications.  Chrissy also enjoys promoting the various community and charity events that Crown Lane is involved in.

If you need to make a booking, would like to come and visit the studio or find out how we can help you engage with music and the local community – Chrissy’s the woman for you…

Outside the studio, Chrissy is mum of two, loves a good film, curling up with a good book or getting muddy in the garden.

Jordan Kyte

Jordan is our creative – managing our social media platforms and helping us shape future plans. He also assists with our recording projects – an all-round go getter who keeps us on our toes!

Outside the studio Jordan runs a social media talent agency, working closely with social media influencers and brands.  He is a singer/songwriter and is looking forward to recording his own music at Crown Lane. He’s our rising star!