Meet Us

Contact us by phone, email or online.

In reception we have a dedicated lounge area where you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee or take a short while to relax in front of the TV or with a game of Wii tennis and snack upon drinks and treats from our tuck shop. Spares can be purchased from our Pro Shop. There is a comfortable area just outside the lounge area if you fancy a bit of fresh air or need to smoke of a cigarette or two.

The Parking on site can accommodate even tour buses and is subject to availability, however when we’re full we can also recommend some sweet spots close by.

Stephen Gilchrist, Founder and Director


Stephen is a drummer, music educator, Rockschool examiner and founder of the Brixton Hill Music Rooms. He has been, and still is, a professional drummer of some erhmmghhm years standing and has toured the world (and elsewhere) with the likes of Graham Coxon, The Damned, Charlotte Hatherley, Boney M, Republica & Queen Adreena. He also writes and produces music and tries to play bass for the band Hot Sauce Pony as well as doing his “solo” project Stephen EvEns.

Stephen is responsible for the running and management of your favourite rehearsal establishment. He has built these rooms so musicians can have a place to rehearse and create at a price that’s right with a supportive team on hand, equipment that always works well and is completely free of the smell of wildcat piss.

He likes cooking, fancy cats, naughty dogs and he used to ride his bike a bit (but has been a bit lazy of recent)

Weapon of Choice: Drums

Nick Howiantz, Studio Manager & Recording Engineer

Nick is chief engineer and second in command at Brixton Hill Studios. He is an experienced engineer who’s worked with the likes of Gong & The Cravats and is seen reshaping music in his on unique way with Ham Legion & WTVR.  He was also the lead singer in the legendary Little Trophy

A native of Glastonbury, Nick has come to London via Brighton.  A little known fact about Nick is that he is a restaurant grade cook who, if you are very lucky, will whip you up a Indonesian Chicken Curry, a Singaporean Laksa Soup or a Roti Jon.  He’s renewed commitment to veganism was a sad day for us all.

Weapon of Choice: Bass

Jen Macro, Studio Team Member

Jen plays keys/guitar/sings with My Bloody Valentine, Graham Coxon and Chris T-T. She’s also done music shiz in the past with Charlotte Hatherley, Robyn Hitchcock and The Broken Family Band.

She’s lived in Brixton from 2006 (and upgraded to Seven Sister in 2016) where she also helps out at OneCat recording studio which is run by her musical partner Jon Clayton, with whom she writes (Hurtling/Something Beginning With L/Blusher/film scores).

Jen can teach guitar and likes wine. 

Weapon of choice: Guitar

Alessio Costa, Studio Team Member & Recording Engineer

Graduated in 2017 with a 1st class degrees in music production at BIMM London, Alessio has produced neo/soul band Becky & the Soul Fools, blues/pop trio Eugenio, blues/rock Danny Lanham and engineered for From the Cave and, recently, for Bronsky Beat.  Alessio is also trained for post production work and is adept at dialogue editing for voice overs.

He used to play guitar for Blowfunkle, before university took over his entire life but will soon put the band back together, in a “mission from god” Blues Brothers style.
He likes Neve preamps, sound design and Star Wars memes.

Weapon of choice: Protools

Caroline Gilchrist,  Accounts & Community Liaison Officer

Caroline sings, plays piano and writes music. She takes care of our accounts and the dreaded VAT and makes sure the books balance.  Caroline also makes sure that the studio is doing it’s part for our local community forging links with charities such as School Ground Sounds and Girls Rock London.  She is a native of Pershore in Worcestershire but spent 15 years living in Segovia near Madrid in Spain where she did voiceover work and session singing. Caroline carries a masters degree in Linguistics and is a fluent Spanish speaker.  She is the lead singer for Brixton avant hard band Hot Sauce Pony.

Weapon Of Choice: Voice

Alex Whitmore, Studio Team Member

Alex is a musician with a growing passion for engineering, both in the studio and for gigs in places with beer soaked floors.

Born and raised in South London, Alex is more adventurous with his musical exploits than his choice of location. He can often be found standing in the corner of a grotty little venue watching the engineer behind the desk instead of the band onstage! Alex is also a classically trained trumpet player who is constantly trying to motivate himself to start playing again after his 9 month long summer break!

Weapon of choice: A seized up Trumpet and an XLR cable

Rudy, Studio Dog & Dinner Enthusiast

Rudy is a black labrador and furriest member of the BXHS team…which is quite an achievement in itself. His job at the studio is to wag his tail furiously at customers and relieve you of any dinner that may have become surplus to requirements.

Born in the back of a car he left home two months later and moved in with his best pals Stephen and Caroline. He enjoys being a twit, destroying chew toys and having a good old stink.

Weapon of choice: Stink!

With thanks to:

Rick Willett (Web Designer)
Chris Cutting (Art & Design)