Woodpecker Acoustics


The People at Woodpecker Acoustics

Woodpecker Acoustics is run by Richard Cluley, whose experience is rich and varied including working with:
Adrian Snell  Berisfords Brass Band Better Place Band Billy Eckstine
Brazen Brooke Benton Buddy Greco  
Carl Brent Children's Christian Crusade       
Don Lusher         
Free at Last Halle Orchestra  Huddersfield Choral Society Iona Community
King Singers Llangollen International Eisteddfod MAYC London Weekend Merseysippi Jazz Band
Melanie Poole
Nantwich Tudor Consort  National Youth Jazz Orchestra Rosemary Clooney
Pandas Can't Dance  Pat Griffiths
Salt Sarah Vaughan Sonic Tapestry Stated Quo
Talking Drums Tin Griffin    
Versatile Concert Orchestra      
and at events and locations including:
  • Albert Hall
  • Barbican
  • Llangollen International Eisteddfod
  • Keep Music Live Festival, Railway Hotel, Nantwich
  • Welsh National Eisteddfod
  • York Mystery Play
  • various musicals performed in Hanley and Burslem
Richard first became acquainted with the performing arts while playing the French Horn (with the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, touring to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Brussels, etc. and playing as Principal Horn on their first vinyl album).

Later he played the acoustic guitar (folk and classical) as well as playing the B♭ Bombardon and Bass guitar in Cornfield Perambulation - a North Staffordshire Ceildh band.

Shortly after this Richard started doing live recording and sound reinforcement for others and set up Live Sounds, eventually leaving his original career as a teacher to pursue Sound Engineering full time. In addition to handling the sound at numerous events as the main enginer with Live Sounds, he was also retained by other organisations (including MAYC, Iona Community, Wigwam Acoustics) to handle sound or recording for them.

More recently Richard has built up this current venture, Woodpecker Acoustics, to cater for the needs of a variety of organisations like amateur operatic groups and choirs in addition to the more obvious gig requirements of bands. He is particularly keen on assisting young and new bands and groups in their bid to get started
Woodpecker Acoustics only use the best :
db audiotechnik      DigiCo   Shure   AKG Sennheiser   Rode Microphones   iZotope