SOUND / Recording & Production

remotely interested

April 2020. Finally got round to doing the podcast thing I've been putting off for years.... funny that...

Episode 1 with Gavin L. Sutherland of Other Lands (not pictured) is out now.


SOUND / Music Production

Movers International

'When I first heard this amazing album, I felt like I'd been waiting all my life for it' - Irvine Welsh on 'Stranger Things Have Happened.' M.I release on Paradise Palms Records and Ramrock and are part of the Out of the Ordinary supergroup.

TUTORING / Youth Work

Heavy Sound

As Lead Music Practitioner with Heavy Sound, Gavin works with groups who face barriers to learning & inclusion, primarily young people who've experienced trauma. H.S help people reengage through projects using hip-hop, rapping & DJ’ing.

SOUND / Recording, Mixing & Mastering


Gavin spent several years working closely with Sanna on their debut album.  Recorded live in their rehearsal room the album was lovingly and gently mixed and mastered by Gavin before being taken to Precise Mastering to be cut.

SOUND / Sound Design

Remembering Those

Gavin was asked to design the sound for 'Remembering Those' by Duncan Kidd which was performed at Edinburgh Castle on 15th November 2018 at a Veterans First Point & A Sense of Belonging event to mark the Centenary of Armistice day.

EVENTS / MIDI & Sound Tech

The Lammermuir Festival 2018

Gavin was asked to provide MIDI and sound support for the Red Note Ensemble's performance at The Lammermuir Festival.

SOUND / Live Sound

Jacqui Dankworth

Gavin was asked to provide live sound engineering services for Jacqui Dankworth and acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood's UK tour when it stopped off in Edinburgh this August.

EVENTS / Youth Work

Meadows Festival 2018

Gavin provided support for the young people performing, sound engineering and stage managing the Futures Stage at The Meadows Festival.

SOUND / Audio Recording

the western revue

Artlink hired Gavin to digitise these two fascinating records. The Revue became a tradition in the 1960s. Performers included nurses, junior doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, porters and anyone else who could be persuaded to join in.

EVENTS / Production Management

Wide Days 2018

Gavin returned to Wide Days this year to oversee the live production and the recording of this award winning event which continues to go from strength to strength. In 2014 it was named Best Networking Event at the Yearly Music Convention Awards and was also nominated for Best Convention Venue in 2016.

SOUND / Editing

Kirsten Newell

Gavin was asked to help out award winning Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher, Kirsten Newell, with some music for her latest performance.

SOUND / Sound Design

Dr Korczak’s Example

To mark the beginning of Scotland’s “Year of Young People” (2018) and World Holocaust Memorial Day, NHS Lothian and Strange Town Theatre Company presented a performance of “Dr Korczak’s Example” by David Greig with sound by Gavin Fort.

SOUND / Radio Production

Rock Art

Visually impaired Arts Access users found out more about prehistoric rock art this summer, with a hands-on visit to explore the collection at the National Museum of Scotland, followed by a field trip to discover ancient cup and ring marks on Tormain Hill outside Ratho. Sound artist Gavin Fort made a recording of the trip.

SOUND / Radio Production

Dead Ends

Dead Ends is a radio drama series developed and produced by Strange Town, working with Gavin Fort, and a team of young writers and actors. Series 1 is currently being aired on Radio Summerhall and series 2 is in the pipeline.

SOUND / Music Production

Main Ingredient

Gavin produces music as part of the Main Ingredient outfit. Recent work includes soundtracking indie computer game Blackbox and several EPs available on Bandcamp

Tutoring / Sound Courses


Gavin teaches 'Sound Recording and Editing for Artists & Filmmakers' at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh. He has also delivered bespoke training for Stirling University, Baillie Gifford and the N.H.S. He has been invited to lecture at the SAE Institute and has worked as a tutor for University of Edinburgh supervising post­graduate students.

EVENTS / Tech Management

Wide Days 2017

Gavin has been involved in Wide Days since it was launched in 2010. 2017 saw the biggest production yet and Gavin was hired to manage all the technical aspects of Scotland’s only music-business convention. In 2014 it was named Best Networking Event at the Yearly Music Convention Awards and was also nominated for Best Convention Venue in 2016.

Tutoring / Youth Work

Urban Word

Urban Word is a youth based music workshop working with a range people between 12 and 25 years of age, teaching lyric writing, recording, DJ-ing and performance.

EVENTS / Event Production

Edinburgh Youth Music Festival

In 2015 Gavin was commissioned to plan and deliver the inaugural YMF. He worked with range of partners and stakeholders to develop a suite of workshops, opportunities for showcasing work and a platform for profiling and promoting youth music opportunities in the city. He also mentored and managed a team of young apprentices.

SOUND / Radio Production

Pleasance Podcast

The ‘Pleasance Comedy Podcast’ brings live stand up and interviews and features to the ears of over 250,000 listeners every year

SOUND / Project Management

Verden Demo Project

Gavin ran the highly successful demo project for young bands and artists at Verden Studios for several years until the studio's closure in 2015. The project helped launch the careers of bands such as The Spook School and Jamie & Shoony.

SOUND / Music Production

Gin Goblins - What Lies Beyond

Gavin worked as an engineer with the Damned's Rat Scabies on this album by Edinburgh Punk legends Gin Goblins

SOUND / Location recording

The Dying Eye

Gavin worked as a boom operator and sound recordist on the 2013 feature film The Dying Eye.

SOUND / Music Production

Bombskare - A Fistful Of Dynamite

Gavin recorded and co-produced Bomskare's debut album. The album won Punk Recording of the Year at The Scottish New Music Awards 2011.

SOUND / Voiceover

Flow Hospitality Training

Using the latest technology, Flow delivers a continuously evolving learning and development solution tailored to the hospitality and tourism sector, providing accredited, certificated training throughout the industry.