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TED CARFRAE (Owner of TCM Music Services)

Ted's introduction to the record industry was back in 1978 as an assistant engineer at the famous CTS Studios in Wembley, London (UK). Ted also served his apprenticeship working at several top studios both in London and Los Angeles including the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London and Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, California. During his time at CTS Studios, Ted was very lucky to spend six months in the mastering room working with legendary mastering engineer, Kevin Metcalf. He taught Ted everything he knows about mastering and to this day, Ted still applies the same mastering principles.

In 1993, Ted founded his own production and mastering company called TCM Music Ltd which became one of the most successful companies of it's kind, having built up a worldwide reputation for quality, excellence and great service.

Over almost 20 years, Ted has also produced various records for Universal, EMI and Sony/Bmg which all have benefited from his artistry and skill as a record producer. He has to date achieved Gold and Platinum Sales Award status and worked with singers as diverse as US Seventies icon David Cassidy, Crooner Engelbert Humperdinck, the great Cilla Black, British Soul Queen Jaki Graham, Classical singer Katherine Jenkins and pop artists, Sheena Easton, Jane McDonald and Liberty X amongst many others. Further to that impressive list, he produced music for successful British television specials namely, 'Star For A Night' and 'Stars Sing The Beatles' for the BBC and 'Abba Mania 2', 'Queen Mania' and 'Madonna Mania' for Granada Television.

In 2007, Ted launched his innovative "online mastering studio" www.tcmmastering.com.

In 2010, Ted re-branded his company as the TCM Music Services in preparation for the launch of a new array of professional music services.

Ted's most recent projects include mastering and restoring recordings by the late Dusty Springfield for Universal/Zone Records [UK]. Producing a new Kiki Dee In Concert DVD and producing the release of Kiki's entire Rocket Records back catalogue on CD and download for EMI [UK] as well as producing a brand new studio album by film superstar Doris Day entitled "My Heart" for Sony (UK) which reached No9 in the UK album charts as well as charting well in the US top 200 albums chart. Ted undertook national UK promotion on behalf of Doris Day along with superstar Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys after Bruce announced on national television news that he wanted to meet Ted and wanted him to promote the album with him.

TCM is constantly evolving and Ted consistently releases new product primarily in the UK and US. Working with US specialist label "Real Gone Records" he has mixed and mastered new, previously unreleased material by big name artists including; Dionne Warwick, Vikki Carr, Mama's and Papas and Rita Coolidge along with UK campaigns to celebrate the careers of two British Institutions, singing superstar Vince Hill who is celebrating his 55th year as a solo recording artist. Ted has remastered all eighteen albums Vince Hill recorded for EMI during the sixties and seventies. They will be released through Warner Music and available worldwide digitally. This unprecedented campaign also includes a brand new CD collection dedicated to the best of Vince Hill's tenure at CBS/Sony plus a very special, career defining retrospective entitled "Legacy". This spring, Warner Music will release a new album to celebrate the 100th Birthday, life and career of World War II Forces Sweetheart, Vera Lynn. "Vera Lynn - Her Greatest At Abbey Road (1960-1974)" is a collection of her most iconic and best recordings all recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. The album includes two brand new songs mixed and mastered by Ted Carfrae especially for this release.

Ted does not only work with big name established artists but he is also working with new up and coming artists including the brilliantly talented Greek pop star "Tareq" who is about to release his new mini album entitled "Indigo" on Undo Records/EMI International.

   

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