About Moolah Rouge

MOOLAH ROUGE has a fresh and passionate approach to music production. 

At MOOLAH ROUGE we specialise in getting the best out of our artists and pride ourselves on getting the music right. We believe it is imperative that the artist can relax and focus on creating their best music, so we make sure we completely understand the artist’s goal from the onset and adapt our approach accordingly. We can produce albums, small projects & unusual one offs, music for film or anything that is an interesting noise. We are based between Manchester and the Highlands of Scotland although we work anywhere that suits our clients/artists. We have a keen interest in developing highly talented new acts with their own individual style and interesting songwriting. There are so many exciting ways to create music - we believe the production process should inspire, be fun and sound fantastic.

The McLeod Brothers

The McLeod Brothers

The McLeod Brothers (Colin & Norman) established the name at the turn of the century and embarked on their journey by opening Moolah Rouge Studios. The studios grew in popularity and became the most popular creative facility around Manchester working closely with clients such as Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot, Doves, Jah Wobble, Everything Everything, Happy Mondays, Ting Tings, Johnny Marr, Peter Hook, Cherry Ghost and many more. The studio closed in 2012.

Moolah Rouge studios had a unique vibe and a set up which enabled artists to record albums, develop new material, pre-production & tour rehearsals, recording TV/film soundtracks from concept to end product. The diversity of projects and expertise gained from running this stunning commercial production studio for over twelve years has given the McLeod Brothers an unrivaled experience and attitude to music production.

It has been a privilege to be involved in the making of and performing such a range of incredible music - this is a fundamental part of our drive and passion that we bring to new projects.

Studio Projects

  • Badly Drawn Boy: 3 studio albums, One Plus One is One, Born In The UK,  plus Fattest Man In Britain & Being Flynn film soundtrack
  • Doves: Black & White Town plus acoustic iTunes EP
  • Jah Wobble: Chinese Dub
  • I Am Kloot: 3 studio albums, recording & production
  • I Am Kloot play Moolah Rouge - production & mixing
  • Shaun Ryder: Unkle Dysfunctional & Solo album
  • Lowline: Album
  • Happy Mondays: Unkle Dysfunctional album
  • Cherry Ghost: False Alarm
  • Peter Hook: Three Bass project
  • Jane Weaver: 2 albums
  • Starsailor: Demos
  • Homelife: Album
  • Sisters of Transistors: Album
  • Bigfinn: 3 albums
  • The Travelling Band: Album
  • Cinematic Orchestra: Drums for debut album
  • Cribbs & Johnny Marr: Demos


The McLeod Brothers have recorded and performed with a host of interesting acts including:

  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • I Am Kloot
  • John Ainsworth
  • Happy Mondays
  • Cherry Ghost
  • Bigfinn
  • Jane Weaver
  • Skin
  • Bigfinn
  • Thea Gilmore
  • Oceansize