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Billy Bush is a multi-Grammy nominated American record producer, audio engineer and mixer known for his work with Garbage, The Naked and Famous, Neon Trees, Julia Stone, Fink, Foster the People, Muse, Natasha Bedingfield, Jake Bugg, Ilse DeLange, and The Boxer Rebellion. He lives in Los Angeles and works from his studio “Red Razor Sounds” in Atwater Village.
In 1995, Bush was hired by Garbage to help reconcile the band’s technology needs with their live performance for their first concert tour. Initially a guitar technician, he was promoted to production manager and live engineer. He remained with the group and performed audio engineering duties on each of their subsequent albums working closely with Butch Vig. He later worked on records alongside Vig including Beck, Alanis Morissette, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Ash. In 2010, Bush married Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson. He is currently represented by Global Positioning Services management.
Bush is known for his extensive work with multi-platinum rock band Garbage. In addition to producing, engineering and mixing records for Garbage, Bush joins the band on tour to help reconcile their technological needs with their live performance. The result has pushed the boundaries of, and blurred the lines between live performance and recorded music.
As a mixer, Bush’s credits include Angus & Julia Stones self-titled album (American/Republic), Jake Bugg’s Shangri La(Virgin/Mercury), The Naked & Famous’s Passive Me, Aggressive You(Fiction), Snow Patrol’s single “In The End” from Fallen Empires(Polydor), and Neon Trees’ Picture Show, including the hit single “Everybody Talks”. He also engineered and mixed The Naked and Famous’s song “Following Morning” appearing on The Dallas Buyers Club soundtrack. Also an accomplished producer, Bush produced, engineered, and mixed both Fink’s Perfect Darkness(Ninja Tune) and Hard Believer(Ninja Tune), and The Boxer Rebellion’s Promises(Absentee), and Ocean By Ocean(Absentee). He produced and mixed L7’s comeback singles “I Came Back To Bitch” and “Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago”.
Bush continues to be an instrumental right hand to Butch Vig, engineering, mixing and contributing additional production to Garbage’s 2016 album, Strange Little Birds, as well as engineering and mixing Silversun Pickups’ Widow’s Weeds (New Machine Recordings). Bush produced, engineered and mixed Slothrust’s album The Pact(Dangerbird), and became the go-to mixer for producer Linda Perry, including work with Willa Amai, Billy Raffoul, and Dolly Parton. Most recently, he engineered Paul McCartney’s album Egypt Station.
Last updated on March 27, 2021