In 2012, I was nominated on the MPG’s shortlist as International "Producer of The Year", at The Music Producers Guild Awards, London, England. I was also nominated that same year as "International Recording Engineer of the Year", 2013. I was the only Irish producer/engineer to be nominated at these international awards that year.
The Work of David Foster - Presented by Brian Sheil
It was an absolute honor to be invited back to my old education institution Pulse College, as a Guest Lecturer, this week to present an in-depth history and critical music analysis on The Work of David Foster, a 16-time Grammy Award winning Songwriter & Producer, to the 1st year students studying on the BA Hons. Music Production course in association with Griffith College. I spoke with them for over 3 years hours on David’s work, the early years, the synths, the hits, including the production & mixing work of his long-term collaborator, Humberto Gatica, and David’s developing team into the Noughties period
Harvard Business School
Delighted to have been accepted onto and complete a Certificate in Leadership from Harvard Business School online. I decided to apply for the course during the first Lockdown and very happy I did. It was a fantastic course, had world-class mentors & fellow students on it, and forced you into responding via video link to real life scenarios if you were the CEO. I’ll never stop asking questions, being curious or obsessed with excellence with people in Leadership positions
Blast From The Popular Past
A project by Brian Sheil
Blast From The Popular Past is a project and thesis I undertook in my final year of my BA Hons. Degree in Music Production. It is based upon two renowned producers of this era, David Foster & Humberto Gatica where I took myself back to 1987 and produced and recorded an original song with the recording limitations that presented themselves back then. Here is a small documentary I made about it.
More information: BlastFromThePopularPast.com
I currently work, and have been for over 12 years, at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre as their Senior General Theatre Technician & In-House Sound and Recording Engineer
Sound Engineering and Music Technology
The course is designed and delivered by experienced working professionals, Pulse is at the forefront of professional industry training courses. The college is recognised internationally for its world-class facilities, the standard of its training programmes, and quality of its graduates.
First Class Honours
Bachelor of Arts – Music Production Degree
Presenter & Producer
For two years, I presented and produced my own radio show on RTE Pulse, which aired occasionally on RTE 2fm.The show was called Brian Sheil On A Thursday.You can listen back to some of my shows here.Listen Here
Founder & Radio Presenter
Klubb FM was founded and created originally by Brian Sheil when he was just 15 years old. At that age, he believed streaming would be the future of how audio was going to be consumed whether it be music or radio, but never capitalised on it because of how young he was. The station was on and off as Brian went to study at University (Brian re-built Klubb FM from scratch with producing all imaging content and devising it’s own station sound for one of his Final Year Projects/Thesis at Uni) while carving out a career in the music business. Now in his late 20’s, Brian has launched a fully licensed worldwide internet radio operation, playing the biggest hits in the world and hosting some of the top DJs across the world every week on the station. Brian always wanted to have an internet station that was one of the best sounding, and that could rival any FM station from the actual sound of the stream to the team he has assembled around him to execute the delivery of a worldwide service. Massive thanks goes to Brian’s team who are: The technical genius and patience of, Matthew Troughear (Website & Technical), former VP of Imaging at iHeartMedia & the Voice of LA’s #1 Hit Music Station, KIIS FM, Kelly Doherty (now the Voice of Klubb
The World of Sound
In 2008, at 18 years of age, the first music article I ever wrote was for Pro Sound News Europe. It was entitled Are We Losing the Art of Recording? The article was subsequently published in Peter K. Burkowitz book. Peter was the former Vice President of Polygram and was also the developer of the REDD recording and mixing desk. The World of Sound is published by Schiele & Schoen (no relation, lol).
Hundreds of aged recording heroes would certainly join me in stating that this bright young guy deserves the first Oscar for rediscovering a lost truth that had been common sense in my generation. With a few words he brings to the point what the key dilemma is in our business these days: Recording is not in the Bytes and mouse clicks; as it wasn't in the wax-cutter or tape-recorder former times
I read the column that the 18-year-old wrote, and I was going to drop a note to the magazine to say how absolutely right he was.