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Sphere Studios
Background information
Founded 2000
Location Battersea, London
Managing Director Francesco Cameli
Associated acts Duran Duran
Gary Moore
Geri Halliwell
Recording Studios

Sphere Studios is a large modern recording studio in Battersea, London (UK), where Duran Duran have recorded several albums including All You Need Is Now and the bulk of Astronaut.


Launched in 2000 the facility was converted from a photographic studio by Francesco Cameli, and designed by acoustic consultancy Munro Associates. The facility has three control rooms dedicated to tracklaying, stereo audio mixing and 5.1 surround sound mixing, all with full sound-to-picture facilities. There are also six production rooms, a bar, a restaurant and several private lounges within the complex.

A selection of personnel[]


Notable producers and engineers who have worked at Sphere include:

  • Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Killing Joke, Ash, The Chieftains, Soul Asylum, Duran Duran, INXS)
  • Tony Briscoe (Craig David, Beverley Knight)
  • Nick Davis (XTC, Genesis)
  • Glyn Johns (The Beatles, The Steve Miller Band)

Musicians who have worked at Sphere include:

  • Super Furry Animals
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Ronan Keating
  • Duran Duran
  • Razorlight
  • The Boomtown Rats
  • Supergrass
  • Gary Moore
  • David Hallyday
  • Elton John
  • Tony Moore