James Waterhouse



A skilled Sound Assistant and Sound Recordist, James is very good at adapting to whatever he has in front of him, and he always goes the extra mile to help. James has worked as a Technical Engineer at the BRIT Awards, while gaining more experience in Outside Broadcast with the BBC, Red TX, the Mixbus and Spiritland.

We’re really pleased to be representing James as he starts out in the world of freelancing and he would be a great asset to your team.


Premiership Football
NEPSportSound Assistant
Atalanta Football
Gravity GallerySportSound Assistant
Film Premiere
Vivid BroadcastEventsSound Assistant
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
Arena TV/
Floating Earth
TheatreSound Assistant
Boxing: Joshua v Usyk

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Vivid BroadcastSportSound Assistant
2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham
Hanger Hill RecordersMusicSound Assistant
The BRIT Awards

2018 & 2019

Floating EarthAwards ShowSound Assistant
National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream
National Theatre/
The Mixbus
TheatreSound Assistant
The Choir: Aylesbury Gareth Malone
Hanger Hill Recorders
for BBC
MusicSound Assistant
Classic BRIT Awards


Floating EarthAwards ShowSound Assistant
BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80's
Floating Earth
for BBC
EventsSound Assistant
Alter Bridge Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Floating EarthMusicSound Assistant
Magic Soul Live at the London Palladium
Floating EarthMusicSound Assistant

Black History, Convoy SNKRS Day & SNKRS App Dazed. Livestream OBs from different TV studios

Vivid BroadcastEventsSound Assistant
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

CD Sound recording

REMTMusicSound Assistant
Wigmore Hall Lunchtime Concert
Wigmore Hall/
MusicSound Supervisor
Fantastic Friends

Six-part series follows James and Oliver Phelps, the mischievous but loveable Weasley twins from the Harry Potter franchise, on a worldwide adventure as they meet spellbinding guests, explore enchanting cities and take on phenomenal challenges. 2 eps.

Dash PicturesFactual EntertainmentSound Recordist
Yamaha Eleven Clarinets
RichieRich Prods
MusicSound Recordist
Just Eat

Promotional content with Munya Chawawa

Just Eat/
Rich Power
CommercialSound Recordist
Love and Other Acts of Violence

Donmar Warehouse

V&ATheatreSound Recordist
Hurst: The First and Only

Interviews with Harry Kane and Ellen White

Matthew Lorenzo ProdsSports DocumentarySound Recordist
London Music Masters
Music Masters/
RichieRich Prods
MusicSound Recordist
Lewis Fitzgerald Live Session
Sony MusicEventsSound Recordist & playback
Patriots: Almeida Theatre
V&ATheatreSound Recordist
Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras

St Martin in the Fields

StagecastMusicGallery Technician

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk


University of Surrey 2015 – 2019
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc with first class honours degree

  • Proficient in computer hardware and software having specified and built audio recording machines for K and A Productions and Delphian Records.
  • Enthusiasm for new computer technology and research.
  • Familiar with shell scripting on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
  • Fluent with Pyramix, SADiE, ProTools and Samplitude.
  • Experience with analogue and digital mixing desks including SSL 9000K, Yamaha DM1000 and Studer Vista.

James offers sound recording on location with a bespoke rig capable of handling 16 channels of mic inputs on the stage or in the studio, connected via 100m fibre to a control room setup – complete with video and talkback feeds. For bigger projects more channels can be provided. The rig features remote controlled preamps and delivers high resolution audio at 192kHz or higher rates up to DXD/DSD at 384kHz/32-bit float. Designed primarily for recording sessions on location in venues such as churches and concert halls. Can tie in to existing MADI or Ravenna infrastructure easily.

A list of kit can be provided by request.

EXPERIENCE: Employment
Feb 2021 -
Self Employed/Freelance Sound Engineer.
Waterhouse Sound
2019 -
Sound Engineer, Mastering Engineer and Digital Editor
K&A Productions Ltd
Editing of recorded material for CD reproduction using edits plotted in the score. Mastering of Naxos releases. Designed the company remote recording rig used to regularly record the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including building the recording computer.
2017 -
Assistant Recording Engineer, Mastering Engineer and Music Editor.
Floating Earth Ltd
Mastering and quality control for all releases on the Signum label. Edited recorded music for CD reproduction using edits plotted in the score. Travelled around the UK and Europe recording music on location. Outside broadcast with Britannia Row, BBC, Red TX, the Mixbus, Spiritland and others.