Summer 2015 – #Insession #NewMusic #APickleDownUnder

It’s been a busy spring and summer so far at Grand Chapel Studios. The second series of Infuse: INSESSION at Grand Chapel Studios has been released with a total 20 videos from 10 artists including Tut Tut Child, Natasha North, Tides, Alex Bay, Indi and the Vegas, Tom Dibb, The Ages, The Kingston Inn, Alex Fox and Ben White. The line-up for the next series is looking great already, but you’ll have to wait until October to find out more.

Recording projects recently have included EPs for Mandeville & Tom Dibb, and projects with M a r i n e,  Jazz Morley, Kribbar, Jess Thriston, Abi Murray, Sonic Scream & Harry Phillips… and there are always new toys, best of which is a late 1950s EMT 140 Plate Reverb – and this one has some serious heritage.. A beautiful sound, make sure you ask us about it when you pop in!

Summer is going well, so make sure you keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

After the huge success of Theo Jackson’s gig, we’re also hosting a second evening of live music, this time with Tom Dibb who is preparing for his #APickleDownUnder tour.  Tom is planning to drive his 1989  T25 VW Camper Van all the way from here in the UK through Europe and Asia to Melbourne, gigging all of the way and ending in a big show in Oz.  It’s Free Entry to the event, with very limited places, and donations to the artist are welcome.

You can find out more on our Live page here and we will be adding links to more websites soon. It’ll also be the first chance to hear his new EP.. soon to be available from TomDibb.com .

Tom Dibb #APickleDownUnder Tour 2015

We hope you’re all having an amazing July.

March Madness



This Winter saw ten artists visit us to film and record the next series of INSESSION at Grand Chapel Studios with the University of Hertfordshire. Artists included Tut Tut Child, Natasha North, Tides, Alex Bay and Tom Dibb.
Release dates for videos are May - June 2015.

Theo Jackson Door to Door Tour

On the 28th of March we'll be welcoming Theo Jackson, newly signed to US label Dot Time Records, to start his Door to Door Troubadour Tour with a private gig at the Chapel. The event is free, but it is ticketed due to limited numbers. If you'd be interested in joining us, please email us to apply for a ticket at info@grandchapelstudios.co.uk

We're also very happy to be welcoming back up and coming band M a r i n e who are recording their 3rd EP here this Spring. You can read a review of them playing live on Behind The Scene, and listen and buy their first EP, recorded at Grand Chapel Studios and Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Graeme Hales, on BandCamp

Finally, there are some new additions at the Chapel - we have a new Isolation Booth and floating gallery being built, due for completion in mid-March, so watch this space for some lovely new pics!

This Summer at The Chapel! – Music, Building Work and more Antics

The Window Restoration Continues

The North elevation windows will be completed and fully restored by September. All work is being done by Charles Lee – Building on Reputation who’re doing a great job.

Scaffolding, North Elevation, Grand Chapel

 

 

The Summer has been so busy…we’ve had to dedicate the diary to building work for some weeks… but we have still managed to keep recordings going. Check out Nadine’s latest from the chapel later this summer…

Nadine - Pre-Live Session Massage - One Day A Month

Nadine - Set up for Live Video - One Day A Month

In july our studio ‘boss’ Anneliese judged at 3Music Hertfordshire Young Artists of the Year Awards, hosted at the Weston Auditorium at the University of Hertfordshire. The panel included Producers, Radio Presenters and Record Industry. Our head sound engineer Mikey over saw everything to do with sound backstage. The event was just bursting with talent and the final winner, Jessica Dowding, not only blew the judges away but also won a free recording at the Chapel.

 

3Music Winners - From @3musicherts

 

Come September it’s recording as usual, every day of the week for the foreseeable future, with many interesting projects in the pipeline. If you want to get in touch with us, please have a look at our Contacts Page.