Kevin Metcalfe
Background information
Born UK
Occupation Record engineer
Years active 1970s-present
Associated acts David Bowie
Duran Duran
Mick Ronson
The Who
Music Engineer

Kevin Metcalfe is a British record engineer, whose work has included The Wedding Album by Duran Duran.


Born in Yorkshire in the North East of England, Kevin moved to London when he was 20, and began his long career in the music business after seeing an ad for a record engineer with RCA Records. He was at RCA for two years, working on many no.1 singles, including Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and John Denver's "Annie's Song". During this time he also cut albums such as Pin Ups and Diamond Dogs by David Bowie, and Slaughter On 12th Avenue by Mick Ronson.

He left RCA to join Delane Lea/CTS Studios where he became a favourite for the era's leading figures of reggae, working with producers such as Bunny Lee, Gussie Clarke, King Tubby and Lee' Scratch' Perry, and albums for Dennis Brown and Dr Alimantado. During this period in the late 1970s Kevin also worked on albums such as The Who's Who Are You? and the Electric Light Orchestra's Out of The Blue.

From here, Kevin moved on to Utopia Studios, followed by Virgin Records. At Utopia he mastered a vast range of music, including Spandau Ballet, Roger Waters, Heatwave, Lindisfarne, Judy Tzuke, Paul McCartney, Ultravox, The Clash, The Police, Yello, UB40 and Duran Duran.

In 1997 Kevin co-founded The Soundmasters International in London and has worked there since, attracting a wide variety of artists.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • Cured - Steve Hackett (1981)
  • A Kind of Magic - Queen (1986)
  • Running In The Family - Level 42 (1987)
  • The Wedding Album - Duran Duran (1993)
  • Brother Sister - The Brand New Heavies (1994)
  • Made In Heaven - Queen (1995)
  • Table For One - Passenger (2007)