UK No.1 album, UK No.1 Single – Sam Smith
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER 2015 – Record of the year, Sam Smith – Stay With Me
MPG AWARDS WINNER 2015 – UK Single Song release, Sam Smith – Stay With Me
BRIT AWARDS NOMINATION 2015 – British Single, Mastercard British Album Of The Year , Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Steve Fitzmaurice is a mix engineer and producer based in London. He started as an assistant at the renowned Sarm studios where he worked his way up to becoming an engineer for, amongst others, Trevor Horn and Julian Mendhelson. After five years in such company and having worked with artists such as Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner and Tasmin Archer Steve decided that it was time for a change. He spent the following two years working in New York, initially at the Hit Factory working on such records as Jodeci’s seminal ‘Diary Of A Mad Band’ and then becoming a freelance engineer.
As an established mixing engineer Steve has gone on to work with a very diverse group of artists who include U2, Depeche Mode, Ian Brown, Kylie Minogue and Craig David (see below for complete discography). Nominated for five grammy awards and winner of two (for his work with Seal and U2), a Brit award for Kate Nash’s ‘Made of Bricks’ debut and a host of chart –topping singles, Steve has enjoyed huge success over the last decade.
Following the success of Sam Smith’s debut album, Steve has since worked on a variety of projects, including Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Rag ’N’ Bone Man and Utada Hikaru. Utada’s first album with Steve was met with critical acclaim, going to number 1 all over Asia and even on the Billboard US World Album chart. In the summer of 2017, Steve again embarked on producing Sam Smith’s second album with Jimmy Napes.
Recording started in May and after weeks of hard work, ‘The Thrill Of It’ was born. The first single (Too Good At Goodbyes), stormed to the top of the charts for an impressive 3 consecutive weeks. The album followed and has gone on to be number 1 all over the world, including a simultaneous number 1 in the UK and USA. Currently based at the Pierce Rooms in Hammersmith, often moving over to Rak Studios for his recording sessions.
Having a keen interest in photography, Steve has found himself increasingly being called on for photo shoots.