In 1980, Phil Nicolo and his brother Joe founded Studio 4, a recording studio in Philadelphia. Individually and together as the Butcher Bros., they quickly established themselves as a force in all genres of music production, from rock to R&B, mainstream to cutting edge. Phil Nicolo has attained the most coveted form of success in the music business; he has succeeded in every music genre he has tackled. His early rock credits include the Hooters, Nighthawks and Willie Nile. At the same time, he was creating music with Kriss Kross, Teddy Pendergrass and Taj Mahal. Mixes of Billy Joel’s River of Dreams, the Rolling Stone’s Love Is Strong, Aerosmith’s Falling In Love and James Taylor’s A Little More Time are all Nicolo’s work. He also co-produced and mixed Sting’s When We Danced and re-mixed Message In A Bottle for the Police.