Our History

Noisebox started life as the brainchild of local musician and sound engineer Steve Lloyd. As one of Manchester's most well-known and loved sound guys, Steve co-owned the Roadhouse as well as a recording studio. 

As anyone who knew Steve will know, Noisebox was a passion. It was as much about keeping the live music scene alive and helping out those involved in it, as it was about making a living. Many Manchester bands have been given a helping hand along the way including Doves and Elbow. Noisebox also had a recording facility and countless Manchester bands laid their first recordings to tape with Steve at the helm.

Steve was also instrumental in getting many of today's finest engineers to where they are. Always willing to give new engineers fresh out of college a chance, many of those who started shadowing with Noisebox or at the Roadhouse have gone on to work with some of the world's biggest bands, including but not limited to Kaiser Chiefs, The Courteeners, Elbow, The Streets, Lily Allen and Doves.

Sadly, in 2014, Steve passed away and it seemed for a time Noisebox would go with him. After a chat and a coffee at Steve's old unit, some of his colleagues decided to carry on the good name and Noisebox Productions was born. 

Today, Noisebox is run by James Clamp and David Powell and in the years since Steve's passing has continued to grow with the work ethic and passion he instilled in them. Although the Roadhouse and Noisebox Studio are no longer around, the PA sales and hire arms of the company is still going from strength to strength.