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My name is Gareth James, and I’m a sound engineer/music producer, web designer/web developer, and digital content strategist from Hitchin, Hertfordshire. I offer an array of technical and creative services, all executed to a very high standard, and with a personal and friendly touch to boot.

I’m always excited to work with new people and businesses, so if you’ve got a project that you’d like some help with, I'd love to hear from you.

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Latest work

  • Screenshot of Countrywide Careers website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Countrywide
    Industry: Property
    Web Development for Countrywide
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  • Screenshot of Exquisite Car Cleaning Products' website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Exquisite Car Cleaning Products
    Industry: Cleaning Products
    Web Development for Exquisite Car Cleaning Products
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  • Image of Betaboy.
    Title: Good Girl
    Artist: Betaboy
    Genre: Indie Pop
    Music Production for Betaboy
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  • Image of Matt Hodge.
    Title: Morning Dance
    Artist: Matt Hodge
    Genre: Jazz Fusion
    Music Production for Matt Hodge
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  • Image of Big Deazy.
    Title: 13th Victim
    Artist: Big Deazy
    Genre: Indie Rock
    Music Production for Big Deazy
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  • Screenshot of work carried out for Top Sports Coaching.
    Commission: Digital Strategy
    Client: Top Sports Coaching
    Industry: Sports and Fitness
    Digital Strategy for Top Sports Coaching
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  • Screenshot of work carried out for Take Me Home James.
    Commission: Digital Strategy
    Client: Take Me Home James
    Industry: Private Hire
    Digital Strategy for Take Me Home James
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  • Screenshot of work carried out for SoundARC.
    Commission: Digital Strategy
    Client: SoundARC
    Industry: Sound Recording
    Digital Strategy for SoundARC
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  • Screenshot of Top Sports Coaching's website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Top Sports Coaching
    Industry: Sports and Fitness
    Web Development for Top Sports Coaching
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  • Screenshot of The Music Centre's website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: The Music Centre
    Industry: Musical Instrument Retail
    Web Development for The Music Centre
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  • Screenshot of Take Me Home James' website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Take Me Home James
    Industry: Private Hire
    Web Development for Take Me Home James
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  • Screenshot of SoundARC's website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: SoundARC
    Industry: Sound Recording
    Web Development for SoundARC
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  • Screenshot of Robin Campbell's website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Robin Campbell
    Industry: Music and Entertainment
    Web Development for Robin Campbell
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  • Screenshot of Gill Tembo's website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Gill Tembo
    Industry: Publishing
    Web Development for Gill Tembo
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  • Screenshot of Celtic Krystal's website.
    Commission: Web Development
    Client: Celtic Krystal
    Industry: Music and Entertainment
    Web Development for Celtic Krystal
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  • Image of Jermaine RD.
    Title: Profanity
    Artist: Jermaine RD
    Genre: Urban
    Music Production for Jermaine RD
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  • Image of Kevin Hall
    Title: Play Away The Pain
    Artist: Kevin Hall
    Genre: Easy Listening
    Music Production for Kevin Hall
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  • Image of Tom Crick.
    Title: Penny
    Artist: Tom Crick
    Genre: Acoustic
    Music Production for Tom Crick
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  • Image of The Ben Drake Collective
    Title: Look At What The World's Become
    Artist: The Ben Drake Collective
    Genre: Light Rock
    Music Production for The Ben Drake Collective
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  • Image of Vice Versa.
    Title: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Artist: Vice Versa
    Genre: Psychedelic Soul
    Music Production for Vice Versa
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Who Has Freakyleaf Worked With?

Here's just a few of the brands Freakyleaf has had the pleasure of working with.

  • Bairstow Eves logo
  • Carlson Rezidor logo
  • Countrywide logo
  • Hamptons International logo
  • Hetheringtons logo
  • Mastercard logo
  • Park Inn logo
  • Park Plaza logo
  • Radisson logo
  • Sainsbury's Bank logo
  • Taylors logo
  • Yodel logo

What’s New At Freakyleaf HQ?

  • ‘Heads’ album cover by Snack Cube

    Today sees the release of SnackCube’s debut album ‘Heads’, mixed by yours truly at Freakyleaf HQ. Featuring 8 tracks of genre-spanning electronica, SnackCube’s unique story telling prowess makes for an intriguing and compelling musical adventure. So who is SnackCube? From the man himself: I’m James, a man who is approaching middle age with all the elegance and grace of a burning Ferris wheel. I make music without respect for genre, with a focus on progression and evolution. My recent work has explored the language of instrumental dance music and how that can be used to communicate narrative and imagery in ...

  • ‘Heads’ album cover by Snack Cube

    I’m very excited about this one – I was very honoured to be asked to mix Snack Cube’s debut album, and even more excited now I’ve heard the tracks mastered! I spent a good amount of time towards the end of 2018 with Snack Cube at Freakyleaf HQ working on a sound for his tracks that satisfied both my needs for clarity and precision and his needs for a ‘homegrown’ and ‘organic’ vibe; we both collectively agreed that that what we came up with between us ticked all the boxes. The completed mixes were then passed over to Katie Tavini, ...

  • Studio setup at Freakyleaf Studios

    It’s been a long time coming but I can finally let the cat out of the bag (or should that be the tracks out of my computer?) – my debut album “The Boy That Did Not Exist” has made it through the mix stage and is now ready for mastering. Although having started recording in 1999 (yup – a whole twenty years ago) it wasn’t until last year that I really started to make a concerted effort to tie up all the loose ends. I then spent considerable time re-recording all vocals, bouncing tracks to tape and back into my ...

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Latest From The Blog

CSS Tags With Outlined Borders

I’ve just updated my online web development CV and made use of a tag-based system to display the various roles I took on for each of the projects. I was after a very specific look, whereby tags are both shaded (filled) and outlined. Screenshot of my online web development CV, demonstrating the use of CSS tags. A quick scan online didn’t produce any immediate solutions, so I decided to roll my own. The usual method of drawing complex shapes using CSS relies on pseudo elements. There’s a great post on CSS Tricks that details the many shapes that can be ...

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