Meet The Team

Tony Saunders

Tony Saunders
Tony Saunders

Director Co-Founder, Bass Tutor, Project Manager

Tony has been a musician for the past 26 years and has toured all over the world. Tony has worked on various projects such as MELT, STUTTER, and now more recently Bradford Punk bands The Negatives.

Tony brings to the company his vast experience in working in product and retail development, project management and general management.  He has worked in a management capacity for big names such as Project Khan, Seabrook Crisps & Taylors Timber.

Tony has qualifications in Youth Work. He also has experience in Human Resources through Citation.

Fully DBS checked


John Bolton

John Bolton - Drum Tutor at SORM Studios Bradford
John Bolton – Drum Tutor at SORM Studios Bradford

Director, Co-Founder, Drum Tutor, Youth & Community Development Manager.

John has been a drummer & percussionist for over 31 years, and has a background in Jazz, jazz fusion and classic rock. John has worked on many projects over the years from doing session work across the region to band projects such as the cellar Rats, Dead Futures, and more recently, Bradford Punk band The Negatives.

John is a qualified Youth & Community Development Worker and brings 12 years in youth work and has worked on detached and outreach projects in Texas USA, and most areas across our region.

John brings his experience in working with some of the most hard to reach young people john also hold qualifications in drum & alcohol counselling, homeless advise and learning disabilities awards frame work.

Fully DBS checked

Michelle Bolton

Director, Finance/HR.12593972_10153534064893585_8678198146149023116_o

Michelle has 26 years experience of working with adults with learning disabilities. She has Qualifications in this area Diploma in health & social care, NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care. She advises the directors John, Tony & the staff team on all aspects in this area, including organising relevent training, safeguarding & linking in with other professionals in this field.

Michelle has been a unison union rep & completed completed all the relevent training in this area so she is able to advise on employment matters. Michelle oversees almost every aspect of the business to ensure that everything is kept in check & running efficiently. Generally she is needed to ensure the financial stability of the company always finding ways to help the company grow and progress.

Fully DBS checked.

Michelle Saunders

Non Exect Director of Learning Disabilities. 


Michelle has 20 years experience in supporting people with learning disabilities. She helps people reach their full potential. Michelle is working with Life Ways, Affinity Trust, Bradford and Leeds Adult Services, Supported Lives, Children’s Services and Mental Health teams to provide excellent service for everyone at SORM.

Michelle is qualified in Health and Social Care (Level 2 and 3). Michelle is also qualified in LDAF (Learning Disabilities Awards Framework. She is an emergency first aider and has qualifications in Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and Safeguarding.

Jonathan Chatziliadis

Studio Assistant. Drums and Guitar Teacher.1888733_672394042798951_2068752743_n

Originally from Athens, Greece, Jonathan moved to the UK in 2010 to study Music. Jonathan is currently studying for his Higher National Diploma in Music, which he will complete this year. Studies include Theory, Performance, Technology, and history of music. This allows Jonathan to the technical side of drums and guitar, as well as the context in which it should be performed. Jonathan started working at the studio as a volunteer and was given the job of Drums and Guitar teacher. He also works as the studio assistant, making sure everything runs smoothly.

Jonathan plays drums in the band Francis, which are a rock band based in the UK, signed to Sorm Records.

Fully DBS checked

Andrew Illingworth

Music Engineer/Producer, Group Mentor.12030542_10156206093390607_4848801826044893210_o

Andrew graduated from University of Huddersfield with a 1st Degree in Music Technology and Popular Music. Since then he successfully run a commercial online record label. Andrew is currently working as a freelance music producer, writing music for Universal Music Publishing, Dynamic Music and Sentric Music to name a few. His music has been used by Sky Sports, ITV, BBC and many other commercial broadcasters around the world. At Sorm Studios, Andrew works as the sound engineer and music producer for the bands and artists. He is also a group mentor for the National Citizen Service students.

Fully DBS checked



John Khan


SoundShack @ SORM Studios


John released his 1st collaboration track back in 92 with a tune featuring the vocal talents of Karin Minott (Rhythm takes control, Unique 3 on Virgin AVL Records.90) called “Take me Iʼm Yours” on indie (MOM 001 white) then continued releasing collaboration tracks with Enzo Anneccini (Glamarous Hooligan) Chris Dawkins aka Earl TuTu & Patrick Cargill (Unique3) under the names of Momentum, Escape and Strongpoint with a few small signings to labels such as Miracle Records, Third eye Music & the Funklabs.

Currently in production with DJ Spen & Quantize recordings working on some hot cookies for 2018 and some brand new forthcoming heat is making this an exciting year so far for the Earl TuTu & John khan project. Gracing the decks from the MOS in London, Miami WMC to Amsterdam ADE John has also supported the likes of Tracy Hamlin, Darryl DʼBonneau playing exclusive show sets and performances and currently runs a night called “Soundshack” serving the locals a healthy selection of exclusive deep & soulful house music is his home town of Bradford UK.

John is signed to the following labels  –

Soundshack, Quantize Recordings, DMH Recordings, King Street Roomcontrol Records, Expansion Records, PurpleMusic, HSR Italy, Soulful Evolution UTSREC, Soulplate Rec Phunky Rabbit Dejavoo, StereoCity, In The Zone, WTTW, Deep Nota.

John is also a voting member of the Washington DC Chapter of the Grammys, and is currently part of Liam Payne’s writing and production team.


Fully DBS checked


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Rebecca Sykes

Youth Arts Worker



Rebecca is a visual and multi-media artist, qualified in Fine Art and Youth and Community Development. She has delivered a wide range of diverse projects with young people and community groups for the past 20 years and specializes in murals, film-making, performance, visual arts and arts development projects.

Rebecca is the founder and director of Void Arts Ltd, an independent youth arts organisation and works in partnership with many Bradford organisations, including Youth Services, schools and charities.

Rebecca also has experience in music; singing, performing and song writing in her own band, as well as creating band visuals and projections for her own performances, as well as for other musicians.