Cameo Classics was founded in 1973 by David Kent-Watson who had built Indigo Sound Studios in Manchester with Bob Auger in the previous year. David and Bob had worked as sound engineers with BBC TV in London and Granada TV in Manchester. Cameo Classics centred on recording unfairly neglected classical music on location, whereas the 24-track Indigo Sound Studios entertained the likes of Marc Bolan, Sad Café, Bay City Rollers to name just a few and produced commercials for Manchester's new Piccadilly Radio.
Cameo Classics' first classical recording however, "Music for Violin and Piano", was recorded at Indigo Sound Studios with Bob Auger engineering the sessions. This recording, restored by Klassic Haus in the USA, featuring Michael Davis, leader of the Hallé Orchestra on violin and Hallé pianist Rayson Whalley, is the first of the list of Nimbus Cameo Classics releases for February 2014, as CC9001CD.
Cameo Classics now concentrates on recording the works of neglected British and Jewish German composers. To date, the label has premiered 108 compositions and new recordings are always in the pipeline.