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Barbara is married to Jon Hiseman, world-renowned drummer, producer, and now videographer. You can find out more about them both - and about the many albums and, more recently, videos they have recorded together and separately - at Temple Music's website:  http://www.temple-music.com.

Temple Music Studio is one of the few medium-scale studios left in the UK where a large rock band, jazz group or classical ensemble can record 'in the round'.  The studio operates state-of-the-art 24-bit, 192k digital recording and mastering equipment, coupled to a large recording space with superb acoustics and more than 32 simultaneous microphone feeds from the floor.  The Temple Music studio can be found at http://www.temple-music-studio.com.

The singer Ana Gracey is Jon and Barbara's daughter.  Her website is http://www.ana-gracey.co.uk.

The best place to purchase Barbara & Jon's albums is Amazon.

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Barbara wrote and performed the haunting theme to ITV's A Touch Of Frost - starring David Jason as the eponymous grumpy detective.  Barbara was also responsible for the incidental music for the first 23 episodes.  This music was recorded and mastered at Temple Music Studio.

Jon has always been an early adopter of new technology and started recording digitally as soon as the capability existed.  He started using Digidesign's Pro Tools system in 1996 and has continuously upgraded his studio ever since.  All of Barbara's albums since the mid 1990s have been recorded using Pro Tools.  Barbara also relies heavily on Sibelius and Logic as composing tools and - as you'd expect - Temple Music is a large-scale Apple Macintosh user.

Barbara was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the late 1990s.  You can find out more about PD and help those working to cure it, by visiting Parkinsons UK and The Cure Parkinsons Trust.