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 .
Next week (24th March 2014) sees the launch of the latest Live Music videos filmed here at the Chapel by the University of Hertfordshire, with support from sE Electronics. They feature sessions from Raxstar & Dream Warriors, Nadine, Mandeville, Cardinal Jack, Stolen Horse, James Delarre & Saul Rose, the Aylwin String Quartet, Jacket, Tread & Marine.
They are all so fabulous…we can’t wait to show you! Watch this space and our Live Sessions page from next Monday.
Grand Chapel Studios is a unique private recording and filming environment, situated in Central Bedfordshire, 35 miles outside London and close to the M1 corridor. If you would like to visit, or just come in for a chat about a project, please feel free to contact us.
RECORDING Originally built with flattering acoustics in mind, we like to think that the possibilities here are almost endless. Our hardwood floors and 22ft High Live Room give the Grand Chapel a beautiful ambience with reverberance up to 2 seconds. Isolation can be achieved using either our 2×2 Esmondo Isolation Booth or our custom built Amp Isolation Chamber.
GEAR Please contact us for our complete gear list. A few details… we’re especially proud of our EMT 160 Plate Reverb, Edward. Our Studio Monitoring is via Quest H-208s, Yamaha NS-10Ms and AKG LSM50s with other Quested, Yamaha and Genelec monitors in Studio 2, our edit suite.
Our new collaboration with Crooked House Films comes to fruition this month. Take a sneak peek at our trailer for the forthcoming releases this summer!
We’ve been lucky enough to welcome some hugely talented musicians through the door, and for a list of visiting recording Artists and ‘backstage’ snaps from their video sessions please see our ‘Recent Artists‘ page
May and June hold more antics and very interesting projects for Grand Chapel Studios, with more creative film work and recording going on. Watch this space for more news. We hope this first year continues as it has started.