Ted Niceley

Producer/Musician/Bass Guitar/

I love to work with people who have great songs and want to take them to the next level. I've produced records for artists from all over the U.S / U.K/ and France, with well over 200,000,000 streams and gold and platinum sales. But that's not the important part.

With over 30 years of playing bass in and recording in the Razz and Tommy Keene and producing records for Fugazi/Tommy Keene/ Girls Against Boys/ Jawbox/ Tripping Daisy/ Shudder to Think, Ruth Ruth, Stanford Prison Experiment and many others in the United States , and on the other side of the Atlantic producing French alt stars Noir Désir, Gâtechien,The Hyènes , Dirty Hands, and Irelands "Future Kings of Spain"and others, I've learned that performance and focus make good songs great songs and artists I've worked with like those above seem to agree.

My productions tend to be lean but not minimal, even if there are numerous guitar tracks, etc.
I help artists to achieve tight and dynamic performances that feel , and are) natural, no matter what genre of music is.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

AllMusic verified credits for Ted Niceley
  • Backbone Party
  • Tommy Keene
  • Tommy Keene
  • Gâtechien
  • Black Market Baby
  • Goodness
  • Tommy Keene
  • Future Kings of Spain
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Laura Dawn
  • The New Rising Sons
  • The New Rising Sons
  • Goodness
  • Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Shudder to Think
  • Carrie
  • Cinnamon
  • Tripping Daisy
  • Noir Désir
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Fire Party
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Mind Science of the Mind
  • Frente!
  • Frente!
  • Frente!
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Girls Against Boys
  • The Meatmen
  • Grither
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Tripping Daisy
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Ruth Ruth
  • Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Noir Désir
  • Trampoline
  • Trampoline
  • Jawbox
  • Shudder to Think
  • Shudder to Think
  • Jawbox
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Mother May I
  • Monsterland
  • Fugazi
  • Tommy Keene
  • Tommy Keene
  • The Buck Pets
  • Girls Against Boys
  • The High-Back Chairs
  • Dead Milkmen
  • Dead Milkmen
  • Dead Milkmen
  • Noir Désir
  • Noir Désir
  • Dirty Hands
  • The High-Back Chairs
  • Fugazi
  • Fugazi
  • Tommy Keene
  • Tommy Keene
  • Tommy Keene
  • Noir Désir
  • Noir Désir
  • Mother May I

Interview with Ted Niceley

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: Too many to name here but I'm looking forward to discussing inspiration with you!

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: Production,Remix/Additional production.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I'm proud of just about everything that has my name as producer or coproducer or remix / additional production on it.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: Getting used to not wearing a mask.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Carl Glanville. We've been working together off and on since 1996 and he is my engineer of choice. Very versatile.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: A combination of both is the best but at the moment we"re in the box with great converters and a fair amount of "real" outboard , knobs, switches and all!

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: You'll be amazed at how good you really are.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: Helping artists get the most out of their songs and performances.

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: That bells and whistle"s are more important than the performance.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: What have you've seen or heard lately that you've enjoyed, like? What made you want to work with me?

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Be open to ideas and consider everything.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: I actually recorded ( as a musician) on a tropical island! Sunscreen. A guitar tech. A sense of humour.

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I started off playing bass professionally in bands in 1972. I took a lot of interest in the recording end of thing's starting with my first group, watched the engineers, read magazines like Recording Engineer and Producer" and applied the knowledge I picked up to projects I was working on. When I was playing bass with Tommy Keene we co produced our first independent ep and it received 4 stars from Rolling Stone magazine. I was playing in a group that first was signed to an independent then a major label and was produced and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, William (Bill) Wittman, Geoff Emerick, T-Bone Burnett, and others. I went pro as a producer in 1991.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Pop rock in general.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Getting the best out of the artist(s).

GenresSounds Like
  • Jawbox
  • Fugazi
  • Noir Désir
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