John Holbrook started his career in London as an apprentice at I.B.C. Studios, London (a leading independent studio in the late 60's), where he was responsible for the disc mastering of several classic albums of the period including "Tommy" (The Who) and "Electric Ladyland" (Jimi Hendrix). After a stint with EMS (early English manufacturer of analog synthesizers), John was brought to the U.S. by Albert Grossman to work for the newly-established Bearsville Studios in Woodstock NY, where his engineering credits included Todd Rundgren and the Isley Brothers.
He went on to produce/engineer projects for the in-house Bearsville label, including two solo albums. During that time he was responsible for the acoustic design for Bearsville Studio 'A', which became one of the premier rock recording rooms in the world. Since that time, he has composed music for TV and commercials, and acted as designer/consultant for several new recording facilities (including The Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck NY). He continues to engineer, mix, and produce on a freelance basis, notably Platinum albums for work with Natalie Merchant, Brian Setzer and Elton John.
Recent mix clients include Fountains Of Wayne, Mike Gordon (Phish) and James Iha.
Holbrook has received 5 Grammy Awards (Engineering/Mixing) for recordings by The Brian Setzer Orchestra and B.B.King and has multiple US Platinum & Gold Albums for work with The Isley Brothers, Natalie Merchant, & The Brian Setzer Orchestra.