After another clear out in the cellar I found this copy of Sound Engineer and Producer...april 1989.
The man on the cover is Trevor Taylor who ran Square One Studios in Bury in the late 80s early 90s.
many MCR bands used it as it was a pretty descent studio back then..Inspiral Carpets recorded their Joe EP .808 State did the 90 lp and MC Tunes lp,PJ Proby.
I think the Stone Roses had a hand in buying it off Trevor in the mid 90s when it became the Rose Garden for a short time.
Steve Boyce Buckley was the engineer,And a certain D. Gough was a tape op at one point.

ARTEFACT ADDED ON 31.01.2008 BY
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COMMENTS

Retro SAYS –

Square One opened its doors in November 1984 with a party hosted by Peter Skellern. Trevor Taylor built the studio after his previous studio SMILE, perished due to a fire. Square 1 became a popular venue for both local bands and those with successful careers. Take That recorded some of the TAKE THAT & PARTY album there & Liverpool bands The Christians & Black were also regular clients. The latter gave the studio & engineer Steve Boyce-Buckley several gold discs. SQ 1 housed two studios, both with Salford company AMEK consoles & a programming/pre-production suite, remaining busy up until its closure, due to financial difficulties in 1993. P J Proby did indeed record there with the Manchester based SAVOY records & Damon Gough [Badly Drawn Boy] was an assistant for a few years. The list of clients is too vast to mention though also included the late-Paul Young [Sad Cafe/Mike & The Mechanics]. It re-opened as Rose Garden studios though as to its proprietors I am unsure. The building is currently a dancing class studio though still retains its Square 1 logo at the front. Trevor Taylor now resides in Florida whilst Steve Boyce-Buckley is still active within the industry.

COMMENT ADDED 21.02.2008

Nyquest Ltd SAYS –

I had a part time job in the early 90's for Royal Mail parcels one of my deliveries was Square One.I went in a few times with parcels then Around 93 I had a parcel for The Stone Roses I was a big fan I went in one day & they were jamming they let me hang around for a while. Couldn't believe my luck.Straight after that I enrolled on a course at Spirit Studios studios. That was a turning point for me I'm not an engineer I am a now video director making live music DVD's for labels like Universal & working directly for bands.

COMMENT ADDED 02.07.2012

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Badly Drawn Boy ARTEFACTS (31)
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BADLY DRAWN BOY, SIRCONICAL, ANDY VOTEL, ALFIE, DAKOTA OAK TRIO
CINE CITY, WITHINGTON
POSTER, 2006

PURE_SHAW
BADLY DRAWN BOY, NATHAN BURTON, JACK COOPER
MATT AND PHRED'S JAZZ CLUB
FLYER, 2004

DALE JOWETT
BADLY DRAWN BOY, AIDAN SMITH, TOOLSHED
THE BRIDGEWATER HALL
FLYER, 2003

BSL
DOVES, BADLY DRAWN BOY, UNABOMBERS
CASTLEFIELD ARENA
FLYER, 1999

PURE_SHAW
808 STATE, DOVES, BADLY DRAWN BOY, ALPINESTARS, ANDY VOTEL, PHIL BECKETT
CASTLEFIELD ARENA
OTHER, 2000

1963
BADLY DRAWN BOY, ANDY VOTEL, ALFIE
CINE CITY, WITHINGTON
FLYER, 2000

PURE_SHAW
BADLY DRAWN BOY
THE APOLLO
PHOTOGRAPH, 2005

MAT
BADLY DRAWN BOY
MOORFEST
PHOTOGRAPH, 2005

23KALLISTI
808 STATE, NEW ORDER, DOVES, BADLY DRAWN BOY, DOMINO BONES, STEPHEN FRETWELL, JOHNNY MARR & THE HEALERS, MR SCRUFF
MEN ARENA
TICKET, 2006

GAZ SHAW
BADLY DRAWN BOY
BBC (OXFORD ROAD)
PHOTOGRAPH, 2009

MISSUS_IP
FRANK SIDEBOTTOM, BADLY DRAWN BOY, MARK RADCLIFFE, THE OH BLIMEY BIG BAND
CASTLEFIELD ARENA
PHOTOGRAPH, 2010

OT
BADLY DRAWN BOY, SIRCONICAL, ANDY VOTEL, ALFIE, MUM & DAD, DAKOTA OAK TRIO
BIERKELLER
FLYER, 2004

BSL
DOVES, BADLY DRAWN BOY, TOOLSHED, ANDY VOTEL, UNABOMBERS
CASTLEFIELD ARENA
FLYER, 1999

PURE_SHAW
808 STATE, INSPIRAL CARPETS, THE STONE ROSES, BADLY DRAWN BOY
PRESS ARTICLE, 1989

GRAHAM
BADLY DRAWN BOY, AIDAN SMITH, TOOLSHED
THE BRIDGEWATER HALL
POSTER, 2003

GRAHAM
BADLY DRAWN BOY, ANDY VOTEL
DUKES '92
PHOTOGRAPH, 1999

BINKICKA
BADLY DRAWN BOY
HEATON PARK
TICKET, 2003

TONY/LONGFELLA
DOVES, BADLY DRAWN BOY, JANE WEAVER
THE BOARDWALK
TICKET, 1998

JSZ
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