JOE CHICCARELLI

PRODUCER | ENGINEER | MIXER

Joe Chiccarelli is a ten-time Grammy Award winning record producer, engineer and mixer known for is work with artists such as: The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes, Young The Giant, NeedToBreathe, Spoon, U2, The Killers, My Morning Jacket, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz and The Raconteurs.

Biography

Originally from Boston, MA, Chiccarelli got his start playing bass in local bands. In the 1980’s, he moved to Los Angeles and began working at the famed Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. It was there he had his first big break engineering Frank Zappa’s gold certified album Sheik Yerbouti (Polygram Records). Chiccarelli went on to produce, engineer and mix an impressive list of albums throughout the ’80s and ’90s for artists including American Music Club, Hole, Cracker, Tori Amos, Bon Jovi, Elton John, and Oingo Biongo.

 

His busy and successful career continued through the 2000’s, earning him a total of 12 Grammy Award nominations on various projects, including Producer of the Year. He is responsible for album sales of well over 30 million units. Throughout the 2010’s Chiccarelli produced, engineered and mixed, including The Raconteurs’ Grammy winning Consolers of the Lonely (Third Man), The White Stripes’ Grammy winning Icky Thump (Third Man), as well as Minus The Bear’s Omni (Dangerbird), The Strokes’ Angles (RCA), Jason Mraz’s Love Is A Four Letter Word (Atlantic), Boy & Bear’s 4X ARIA Award Winning “Moonfire” (Universal) and Spoon’s They Want My Soul (Loma Vista).

 

In addition to his work with major North American and European artists, Chiccarelli is highly regarded in the Latin music industry; he has been nominated for 7 Latin Grammy Awards for his work with Juanes, Ely Guerra, Julieta Venegas, Bajofondo and Cafe Tacuba.

 

His work branches out into the jazz world as well working with artists such as Kurt Elling, Pink Martini, Gato Barbieri, Arturo Sandoval and Jamie Cullum. He has also served as a Music Supervisor and Producer on various Film and TV Projects such the “Gun” Series for Robert Altman, and films like “Suicide Kings”,  “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and even “Rocky V”.

 

Chiccarelli travels extensively but is based in Los Angeles and works from his studio at Sunset Sound Recorders. He recently produced Morrissey’s forthcoming covers album California Son (BMG), The Wonder Years’ Sister Cities (Hopeless) which entered the Billboard Charts at #5, Cherry Glazer’s Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian), Jamie Lawson’s Happy Accidents (WMG UK) and Broken Social Scene’s Hug Of Thunder (Universal).

Selected Discography

ARTIST

ALBUM

CREDITS

ARTIST

Nigh Riots

ALBUM

Love Gloom (Sumerian)

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

Broken Social Scene

ALBUM

Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

Morrisey

ALBUM

Low in High School (BMG)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

Needtobreathe

ALBUM

Rivers EP (Atlantic)

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

Spoon

ALBUM

They Want My Soul (Lloma Vista)

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

Jason Mraz

ALBUM

Love is A Four Letter Word (Atlantic)
Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

The Strokes

ALBUM

Angles (RCA)

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

The Raconteurs

ALBUM

Consolers of The Lonely (Third Man Records)
Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

CREDITS

P, E

ARTIST

My Morning Jacket

ALBUM

Evil Urges (ATO)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

Young the Giant

ALBUM

Young the Giant (Atlantic)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

The White Stripes

ALBUM

Icky Thump (Third Man Records)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

The Shins

ALBUM

Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)

CREDITS

P, E, M

*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer

Featured Audio

1. The White Stripes "Icky Thump" (Third Man Records) - E, M

4:15

2. Morrissey "Spent the Day in Bed" (BMG) - P, E, M

3:31

3. Broken Social Scene "Hug of Thunder" (Arts & Crafts) - P, E

4:55

4. Night Riots "Breaking Free" (Sumerian) - P, E, M

4:03

5. Boy & Bear "Milk and Sticks" (Universal) - P

4:44

6. Jamie Lawson "A Little Mercy" (Warner Bros. UK) - P, E

4:08

7. Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up" (Atlantic) - P, E

4:00

8. My Morning Jacket "Evil Urges" (ATO) - P, E, M

5:12

9. Needtobreathe "Difference Maker" (Atlantic) - P, E

5:42

10. Spoon "Do You" (Headz/ Republic) - P, E

3:33

11. The Shins "Phantom Limb" (Sub Pop) - P, E, M

4:48

12. The Strokes "Under Cover of Darkness" (RCA) - P, E

3:56

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