About Me


selling The Prophets

selling The Prophets

I’m Damian Counsell. I run two businesses. counsell.com does bioinformatics and Web development, from international hi-tech start-ups like HiFiBiO to local trades firms like Treewise Tree Services. counsell media helps multimedia creators and other clients online and elsewhere with audiovisual content, consulting, music, and training. This site focuses on the music side of things.

As with my geekier work, I try to use open source software whenever possible, including WordPress of course, which is the content management system running this site. As well as the free proprietary DAW, Cakewalk by Bandlab, I use the free audio editor Audacity and the similarly multi-platform video editing package Shotcut.


Currently I sing with The Disco Disciples, a five-piece Birmingham-based disco and soul band.

As well as blogging about this live performance work, I’ll also be posting YouTube video tutorials, mostly about singing.

Music hard- and software

You’ll be able to read gear reviews, recommendations, and tips about here.


I produce multimedia for the Web. I’ll be sharing select examples of that here too.

[Cover photo of The Disco Prophets at The Pitcher & Piano Nottingham by Christopher Frost Photography.]