Meet The Team

John Budge - Manager

John has been a stalwart of the local music scene since the mid 90s. Having played drums for 20 years, he has been in numerous bands including Coarse, Gekko, Giant Indian, The Mavis Krank, Ranglar Punjab, Rogue Radio, The Scallywags and The Vicious Caberet.

As well as responsible for the day-to-day running of SoundARC, John is also has a hand in organising the annual ArcFest charity gigs in aid of the Garden House Hospice.

Gareth James - Producer

Gareth landed a job at SoundARC in 2002 after completing a BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology, and since then has worked with literally hundreds of bands and artists covering just about any genre imaginable. His love of all things music tech-related stems back to his school days, where he spent countless hours writing and recording music on his Commodore Amiga and 8 track Portastudio.

Alongside producing, he also builds websites (this being one of them!).

For more information visit Gareth's website at

Joe Eftihiou - Producer

Joe is a First Class Music Technology BA (Hons.) graduate and audio engineer/record producer. Joe has recorded and mixed music for bands and solo artists at studios across the country, resulting in an expansive library of projects from many genres of music. He works with musicians closely, ensuring that the music is given the care it deserves and that the desired vision is achieved.

Previous recording clients include - Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters), Focus, Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Harry James (Thunder), Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Ozbourne) and Inglorious.

Liam Knight - Producer

Having graduated from the 'Academy of Contemporary Music', Liam is an audio engineer with extensive knowledge in music performance.

Before joining SoundARC, he spent his time recording demos and original tracks in his home studio. Having explored multiple different genres, he became infatuated with all aspects of music recording and soon realised his passion for the audio world.

Liam has worked with and played in many bands and currently plays bass for 'Into The South'.

Andrew Budge - Live Sound

Andrew has been involved with the local music scene for well over ten years, having played bass with Beretta, Misguided Missiles, and Vanilla Nightmare. He promotes regular gigs in Beds, Herts, and Cambs, and DJs in and around the North Herts area.

For more information visit Andrew's website at

Wilf - Dog

The SoundARC team wouldn't be complete without everyone's favourite pug Wilf. Often seen around the 'ARC doing what dogs do best - sleeping or eating things - he's always available for photo opportunities and/or corporate sponsorship.