By day he produces the soothing sounds of choirs and chamber orchestras.

But by night he turns in to a completely different animal, thrashing out the riffs for grunge rockers Animated.

Guitarist, Robert Sutherland, leads somewhat of a double life.

The Huddersfield University music graduate is forging out a career for himself as a freelance producer for the more high-brow ensemble, including Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, Sheffield Oratorio Chorus and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

But tonight his other core skills will come to the fore as his rock four-piece hit the stage at The Zetland to play their self-titled debut album in full.

Robert, who also recorded and mixed his band’s own album, said he had always been interested in rock music but had developed his production skills at university.

He said: “It started when I was at college at Highfields, the studio facilities are fantastic.

“I went there just wanting to learn about the guitar and put a band together, but by the end I really wanted to know more about the studio and see what I could do.

“Then university pushed me towards location recording.

“I ended up recording choirs and orchestras and I'm trying to tailor my career towards recording orchestral and choir music.

“I've got my guitarist side where I want to have a great time and go on stage with my friends and then I've got my freelance music career.

“Bands are great but it won't pay the rent!”

Robert said there had been positive vibes around town and in the industry from their past year’s worth of gigging after they were given their debut show by Mikey Baird at The Parish.

And he said he “couldn’t wait” to finally get the record out after more than two years of hard work.

“We started to gig a lot round Huddersfield and it was going really well and people wanted to hear our music, but I realised we didn't have anything recorded.

“I went back into uni and recorded the album as my final project.

“Me and the singer are massively influenced by 90s grunge music.

“Kurt Cobain for me was a big influence, along with Jimmy Hendrix and Jimmy Page.

“We've tried to mix the old rock sound with a bit of 90s grunge and make tracks to fit into 2013.

“It's very raw and stripped back – it's just a four-piece with no effects or anything.”

Robert said their brief career had sparked interest from a small label but they had decided to go it alone and had already lined up some exciting projects for 2014.

He added: “As soon as the album comes out I'm going to be looking to push us a lot further then.

“We've been practising like mad making sure we're ready for our big launch and we’ve got a slot at East End Live festival and we're trying to get on to some summer festivals.

“It's been such a long process to finish this album as I’ve been learning how to record and mix.

“We're just making sure we're getting on our feet while we get the album out as it's totally self-funded.

“Things are looking fantastic at the moment – I can't wait to get it out and see what people think.”

Tonight’s performance of the full album will be a preview for fans as the official album launch party is not until January 4.

The gig at The Zetland will feature special guests Modern Day Dukes.