(c’85-present) The location of choice for the Manic Street Preachers, The Who and Paul Weller, who now owns the studio and recorded “22 Dreams” and many other releases there.
In ’89 local band Phone the Pope recorded their second EP cassette at Black Barn, with Robin Black producing the 3 songs: “Don’t You Love It”, “Sugar Daddy”, and “Chills”. Weller bought Black Barn Studio’s in 1996 after Virgin sold The Manor Studios Oxford, where he recorded both Wild Wood and Stanley Road. It also serves as his office and is the location for Solid Bond Productions.
It was also in ’96 that Roy ‘Jonn Ross’ Villaniz – guitarist, bassist and vocalist with local duo Azizi – appeared on Jive Nation’s album “Under African Skies”, which was recorded at Black Barn.
Ultimately, this studio, has recorded over 230 singles, EPs and Albums (and is still active) by After Hours, Angel Dust, PP Arnold, Bad Company, Barricada, Steve Brookes, Camouflage, Roger Chapman and The Shortlist, Chrome Molly, Steve Cradock, Simon Cummings, Cutting Crew, Rhoda Dakar, Disturbing Guests, Kyle Falconer, Family Go Town, Bruce Foxton & Russel Hastings, Albert Hammond, Michael Horovitz, Miles Kane, Jethro Tull, Les Wampas, Andy Lewis & Wesley Doyle, Lionsheart, Manic Street Preachers, Mollie Marriott, John Martyn, Mega City Four, Ocean Colour Scene, Old Town Souls, Paco Ortega E Isabel Montera, New Jordal Swingers, Gary Numan, Procol Harum, Quatro Scott & Powell/QSP, Redwood, Ride, Frank Ryan, SAS Band, Side Bou Said, Skeletal Family, Snowy White and The White Flames, Stone Foundation, Matt Taylor, Tetes Raides, The Dylans, The Charlatans, The Moons, The Rifles, The Rutles, The Songbook Collective, The Spitfires, The Wondertoys, Therapy?, UFO, Antonio Vega, Paul Weller, Val Wiseman & The L.S.T.B. Orchestra