Set in a beautiful daylit warehouse in the heart of Lark Lane, The Motor Museum is the leading Liverpool Recording Studio.
Our goal is simple.
Provide a world class recording studio to inspire our clients,
Foster collaboration between artist and producer to realise the most exciting new music.
For over the three decades The Motor Museum has shaped the careers of some of the UK’s hottest artists including The 1975, Bring Me The Horizon, Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg.
Mediterranean architecture features three dramatic live spaces, a Solid State Logic Duality 48 console, and a mouthwatering selection of rare and vintage equipment.
Tropical foliage and natural daylight deliver a vibrant backdrop that defines The Motor Museum as Liverpool's most iconic recording studio.
Our Lark Lane location puts the best of Liverpool's bars, restaurants and the beautiful Sefton Park right on our doorstep.
Its also got the backline to match; vintage drums from Ludwig and Tama, a collection of iconic synths including an original Moog Minimoog, and a desirable selection of boutique guitar amps come together to form a unique, inspiring and wonderfully creative recording studio – welcome to The Motor Museum Liverpool.
Al has made his name with acts such as Bring Me The Horizon and The Sherlock’s as well as developing a whole of host of new talented upstarts. Recent artists produced and mixed by Al include STONE, Blanket and The Reytons.
Al’s production on The Sherlocks album ‘People Like Me & You’ achieved a UK #4 chart position, and other work earning Platinum, Gold and Silver awards worldwide.
Al is available for Production, Mix, and Writing sessions and is represented by Pip Newby at Friends Vs Music.
After graduating Lipa in 2020 his longtime relationship with The Mysterines led him to contribute to their debut album ‘Reeling’ earning him his first top ten album credit. He quickly capitalised on this early success gaining credits on records for The Luka State, The Zutons and The Sherlocks.
Ben’s strengths lie in how he supports artists through the creative process; his gentle personality nurtures creativity in those around him, and he is a master of guiding sessions to being wonderfully productive events. He cares deeply about the music he is entrusted with, and is an advocate of ‘doing things right’ when it comes to applying recording techniques.
Ben is comfortable on a variety of genres spanning Guitar to Pop, and has a special interest in recording live and capturing performances. He is also an exciting co-writer!
An outstanding drummer (Al says one of the best in the north west!) Sam had already spent many hours behind the kit in our live rooms and understands The Motor Museum culture perfectly. Friendly, meticulous and highly professional, Sam ensures the studio runs like clockwork. He’s a great people person and a friend to everybody, and is hugely passionate about delivering the ultimate recording experience.
Drawing on his experience as a recording artist, Sam brings valuable insight that he uses to help us do what we do in the best possible way. He is constantly analysing the studio’s output and searching for ways to not only achieve, but surpass our goals.
Sam looks after day to day operations, technical projects, social media and client liaison. He’s the drummer-extraordinaire in Paint Me In Colour, Pleasure Island and Esme Bridie, and an avid fan of Formula One!
Recording is our bread and butter, and we think we’re pretty good at it. We see recording as an art form, and our engineering team are dedicated to the perfect application of it. We specialise in both live recording and overdubbing, and we’ve developed workflows that harness the power of the studio and put creativity at the forefront. Whether loud band or an intimate acoustic, our recording services are focused on capturing amazing music in the most authentic way possible.
If recording is our bread and butter, then production is our fine dining. Taking all our knowledge of recording and supercharging it with our imagination and a little bit of magic, our productions are what define The Motor Museum. From Al Groves’ raucous, larger-than-life sonic spectacles to Ben Harpers’ rootsy and organic ear-worms, our roster represents some of the most talented music producers in Liverpool.
We’ve produced emerging artists at the beginning of their journey right through to established household names spanning a range of genres. But no matter the project, at the core of our commissions is our passion to showcase expression, individuality, identity and great songwriting to create records that mean something remarkable to our artists and their audience.
Some of the most acclaimed records of the last decades have been mixed at The Motor Museum. Whether it’s the incredible sounding control room or our Solid State Logic Duality console, mixing makes up a large part of our work. Our engineers are experts in balancing sound and creating beautiful sonic landscapes, and Al Groves brings his unique high-impact style to bring a mix to life. The magic of what we do can be applied to songs recorded elsewhere too, and all our mixes include instrumentals as standard.
We don’t do anything else, because we’re specialists at what we do;
Solid State Logic Duality Delta SE 48
ProTools HDX1 (PT2019), Intel MacPro 7.1 w/ 28in & 50out
Burl B2 Bomber ADC
Genelec 8351B x 2
Genelec W317A x 2
Hear Technologies Hearback Headphone Mixers (x4)
Beyer DT100/150/770 (x8)
Cartec EQP-1A (x2)
Neve 1073 (x3)
Ridge Farm Gas Cooker DI
Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2
Tritone Fethead (x2)
DBX 160X (x2)
Empirical Labs ES-8 Distressor (x2)
Retro Sta-Level Gold
Urei 1176 Silverface (x2)
SPL Transient Designer 2
Little Labs Redcloud 8ch Attenuator
AKG BX20 Spring Reverb
Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
Chandler Industries Tube Driver
Korg Kaoss Pad
Solid State Logic Fusion
TC Electronic FireworX
WEM Watkins Copicat
AKG C414 B-ULS (x1)
Beyerdynamic TG D71
Flea U47 Vintage
Neumann KM84 (x2)
Neumann TLM193 (x2)
Realistic PZM (x 2)
AEA R88 mkII (stereo)
Coles 4038 (x2)
Sennheiser MD421 (x4)
Shure Beta 52A
Shure SM57 (x5)
Shure SM57 Transformerless
Yamaha Subkick (x2)
Ampeg 8×10 Cab
Badcat Cub IIIR
Custom 2×12 Cab (G12H30 + Vintage 30)
Dr Z Maz 18NR
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555x (coming soon)
Orange 4×12 Cab (EV12L + G12H30)
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb
Mesa Boogie Rectifier Oversized 4×12 Cab
Fender Rhodes MK2 Stage
Octave The Cat
Studio Electronics SE1-X
Challen Upright Piano
FX Pedals/DI’s/Signal Tools
Boss CE-2 Chorus
Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
Ceriatone Klon Centaur
EQD Disaster Transport Sr
Electro-Harmonix The Worm
Hudson Broadcast 24v
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Lovepedal 4 Knob Blackface Deluxe
Sansamp Bass Driver DI
Zvex Super Hard-on
Zvex Wah Probe
BSS Audio Active DI (x2)
EMO Passive DI
Little Labs STD (x2)
Ludwig Super Classic 1968
22×14 12×8 16×16
Premier Silver Jubilee 1975 24×14 14×10
Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite
24×16, 14×12, 16×16, 18×16
KD Customs Vented 14×5 Snare
Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum 14×5
Pearl Free Floating Brass Snare Drum 14 x 6.5
Pearl Sensitone Steel Snare Drum 14 x 6.5
Worldmax Brass Snare Drum 14 x 5
The Motor Museum is home to Al Groves, a platinum selling record producer and mixer whose credits include Bring Me The Horizon, The Sherlocks and STONE.Find Out More