"Apart from being a bona fide genius as a performer, John is also a first-rate recording engineer. A lot of reviewers and other musicians have gone out of their way to note the sonic qualities of our “Songs in Borrowed Time” CD that John engineered. For example, Brett Lambert at Kitchen Mastering thought the recording of the drums in particular was exceptional. Apart from having his technical act together, John also really works hard to get the sound the band is looking for—he really listens!"
Mike Babyak, Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter of Triple Fret
"Urban Soil has had the pleasure of working with Bongo John Studio several times. In both audio recording, production and performance as well as video producing and directing. Whatever approach you prefer in the studio, 100% multi tracked, live or anywhere in between, Bongo John Studio can handle it and make your recordings shine. When people ask us about studios in the area we always say 'You need to talk to Bongo'."
Eric Chesson, Lead Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter of Urban Soil
"John does more than make music. He challenges himself to formalize his approach and share it with others while he explores and experiments with new ways to create art."
Alexandru Panait, Roguemark Film & Photography - Raleigh Video Production
"Working with Bongo John is a personalized experience. His attention to detail and his desire to meet the needs of the artist are apparent. He's always willing to listen to samples of other recordings to get a feel for the production and sound I'm aiming for. He's so easy to talk to and is very helpful when I need to bounce ideas back and forth. He made my dream of producing an album become reality!"
Cammie Ward, Singer/Pianist/Songwriter
"Bongo made us feel right at home in the studio and went the extra mile to ensure we captured the sound we wanted. Bongo is also a fantastic musician himself and contributed percussion and keys on a couple of tracks. His knowledge of sound and recording/mixing software are top notch. His rates are also very competitive and he doesn't waste any time during the recording or mixing process. Working with Bongo was a true pleasure."
Maverick Raber, Bassist/Co-Song Writer of Thick Modine
"'Bongo John' is a master at his craft, or crafts I should say. A stellar drummer/percussionist, sound engineer, composer, songwriter... The list goes on. Bongo is the consummate professional with a work ethic that is rare in today's industry."
Jason Adamo, Acoustic/Electric Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter
"If you need any recording done in the Raleigh area i would highly suggest Bongo John. He is reasonable and can mix better than anyone I’ve worked with including Nashville engineers. His ears are platinum and he is very pleasant to work with."
JoJo Hammond Singer/Songwriter
"Bongo John is a totally dedicated performing artist, composer, and recording engineer. One needs look no further than the numerous videos he is continuously releasing to determine the passion he has for many musical endeavors. Bongo is considered one of our region’s elite drummers. His percussion work is also very highly regarded. Bongo John is both an accomplished musician and a professional technician in the musical arts."
Mark Winston Guitarist/Web Designer
"Bongo John has the rare gift of not only being able to hear absolutely everything in a recording, but has the necessary technical skills of making corrections and adjustments to the audio waveforms in order to make the absolute best final product. He is all about true quality; he will never rush a delivery for the sake of expediency. Yet he always delivers on time as promised. He has the knowledge and tools to ensure that every track is clean, pure, and every note and syllable are not only heard but balanced perfectly. Few people have these skills. Bongo does."
"Bongo John is one of the best recording engineers and musicians I have had the pleasure of knowing. He has done a great job engineering 3 of my CD's. Bongo has an amazing ear for music and most importantly is super intuitive. He can really feel out the music and add that professional sounding touch you've always wanted to hear when listening to a recording. He is also a great guy and very easy to get along with and will go above and beyond to make your music sound the best it can. He is also an amazing drummer and multi-instrumentalist and a true pro. I'm honored to have worked with Bongo John!"
Jordan Okrend, Acoustic/Electric Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter
"I have been involved in the music industry for over 40 years on all phases from management to venue owner! Over the past 10 years I have hired Bongo John to perform for numerous live events as a Live performer. Bongo John is much much more than that I have also used to to do Video & Recording projects for artist that I manage . Bongo John resorts to detail and is a true professional on all levels of the industry. I highly recommend Bongo John & Bongo John Studios for your next video or audio project!"
"Uncle John" Moyer
UNCLE JOHN'S BANDS AGENCY
Management - Artist Representation - Booking Agent - Talent Buyer - Radio Show Producer/Host
Uncle John's Bands Agency Site