Following a great few years as drummer in The Steve Gibbons band In 1979 Bob Lamb recorded probably the most successful album ever produced in Birmingham, Signing Off by UB40. He was in his basement flat in Cambridge Rd Moseley at the time.
As word of his production prowess spread many musicians flocked to his door and the flat couldn’t cope.
In 1981 Bob saw the old cricket bat factory in Highbury Rd for sale and developed it into a state of the art studio with his own flat above.
Duran Duran, Stephen Duffy and many other artists used it to rehearse and record. Later, Ocean Colour Scene prepared their breakthrough Moseley Shoals album here.
Bob wound down his activities recently, the last album recorded here being Ruby Turner’s wonderful ‘I’m Travelling On’.
At a chance meeting in Moseley in the summer of 2010, Bob and John Mostyn realised that John’s desire to run a studio for a while chimed serendipitously with Bob’s dream to do some world wide traveling. A plan was hatched, a deal was struck and John took over the studio in November 2010. Bob is by the 3rd palm tree to the left somewhere.