Robbie Nelson

‘Never give up’ - sound engineer Robbie Nelson from Rak Studios tell us how he went from studio tea boy to Grammy winner with musical hero Beck.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 3 Mar 2015
  • min read
Robbie Nelson’s career path offers hope for all wannabe studio hands, engineers and producers.

He started out as a tea boy before gradually gravitating up the career ladder to be a much sought after engineer.

His career has dramatically exploded over the course of 2015, winning two Grammy Awards earlier in the year for his work on Beck’s 2014 Morning Phase album. The record received the gongs for best album and best engineered non-classical albums at the event.

It looks like Robbie will need to invest in a bigger mantelpiece if he’s to continue at this rate, as no sooner was he back from LA but he was at the MPG Awards picking up the prize for Breakthrough Engineer of the Year.

We quizzed Robbie at the event on how he found working with his musical hero Beck.