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!
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.
We hope you’re all having an amazing July.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Nadine’s new Live Cover, recorded and filmed at Grand Chapel Studios last month – A beautiful version of Coldplay’s “Magic”.
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.
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…
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.
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.