Dave Hook lectures in a range of subjects including Recording Studio Theory and Practice, Music Technology, Mastering Techniques, Music Production, and Pro Tools at undergraduate and masters level. He is an Avid Certified Instructor and a certified Pro Tools Expert. A freelance engineer and producer, he has engineering, mixing, and production credits for recording artists across a wide range of genres including jazz, rock and pop, hip-hop and electronica.
As a member of hip-hop band, Stanley Odd, he has received a number of accolades including being shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year 2013 and winning the Nordoff Robbins Big Apple Award at the Scottish Music Awards 2013. The band has also toured extensively, performing at renowned events and venues such as T in the Park, Lake of Stars Festival (Malawi) and The Bowery Ballroom (New York).
As a lyricist, Dave is often commissioned to write pieces commenting on society and culture; recent works include Princes on the Pavement for The Empire Café regarding Scotland’s relationship with the slave trade, The Man With Many Names chronicling the life of Nelson Mandela for Aye Write! Book Festival, and The Friendly Games for BBC Radio 5 Live concerning the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.