Located in the far North West corner of Guelph is the brand new, sparkly, one of a kind, state of the art, holy of all holies… Royal City Studios! We were asked to come out and take a tour and this place does NOT let down. Jim Duffield, owner and operator (and saxophonist for Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra) had a dream to bring a big city quality facility to The City of Music (soon enough) and the impressive renovations are almost completed.
This space is multi-faceted, in that you can rehearse in different sizes of studios for proportional prices, the smaller being only $5/person per hour. You can also record with their specially built studio and you can bring in your own audio tech, OR choose from 4 different levels of audio engineers to suit your needs at relative prices!
Not only that, but there’s a huge, 180 capacity Music Hall that you can throw shows in, P.A. included, and Royal City Studios can bring in beer vendors from their neighbours, Wellington Brewery or perhaps Rhythm & Brews from KW!
That’s a triple threat in your face!
But wait, there’s more!
A lounge with snacks/drinks for musicians to congregate and session musicians to hang out. We saw and got to meet a just a few of these cool cats during our visit. This made Bryan say, “Even if your business wanted to lay down a jingle. This place would be quick and easy.” Just check out this super informative Musician Blog..
They also have a massive parking lot, bus stop right next to them, sell replaceable (and forgettable) sticks, picks, strings, reeds, etc.
This place has it all and promoters should take advantage.
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