About John

John Dinning is a Dumfries & Galloway based sound engineer with over 10 years experience in live events as well as recording and post production.

John at Eden Festival Main Stage sound desk

After graduating from the School of Audio Engineering in Glasgow John gained valuable experience in America, most notably at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia. Whilst here John had the privilege of working with illustrious engineers and producers such as Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith) and Joe Tarsia (The Jacksons, The O’Jays) and award winning artists such as P!nk and John Legend.

Upon returning to Scotland, John began to work with Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association, running music workshops on the popular Music Bus and operating sound at large events such as the Christmas Lights switch on events (estimated audiences of 4000+ each time) and the visit of Her Majesty The Queen to open the Plainstanes in 2010.

John’s extensive experience and versatility means he is comfortable with all styles of music, and his live sound experience has included tours with bands from Jamaica and Senegal. Closer to home John has worked at numerous venues and events across Scotland and has had many key roles including Chief Sound Engineer for the main stage at Eden Festival and the second stage at Knockengorroch.
John Dinning Sound Engineer Mixing In Our Town Dumfries

John’s friendly, personal approach and determined work ethic has helped him build relationships with musicians and bands of all ages and experience, many of whom have gone on to record EPs and albums with John and/or personally request for him to operate sound at their events.

In between gigs and recording sessions, John has also been able to continue offering music making workshops for children and young people all across Dumfries & Galloway.