“We love going to see Kev at Home Brewed Recordings. He’s such a genuine guy and a pleasure to be with.” Dianne Morgan.
Kevin himself is a very experienced musician and has helped Ellie get ready to sing on the circuit. His advice, patience and lovely nature always makes it an absolute pleasure. Nothing is too much trouble
and I often message Kevin for help with backing tracks, song choices and many, many other questions.” Sarah McGuire.
“Home Brewed Recordings is a very good place to go especially if you’re recording your very own song. This is a very fun experience. I’ve done this myself, twice, with Kevin, and I can tell you his work is exceptional
when it comes out.” Megan Sutherland.
“Kevin does so much more than just record your song. He’s become an amazing friend and a great mentor. Kevin is absolutely wonderful with the young people. He gives them so much time and attention.
He always helps out with backing tracks, singing and songwriting techniques which is absolutely amazing when they are starting off in this industry.
We absolutely love spending time at Home Brewed Recording.” Caitlin Mae & Helen (mum).
“Kevin’s a true professional. He’s got this laid back, easy going, welcoming nature and nothing is too much trouble for him. His recordings and music videos are excellent and we always have a load of fun. So whether you’re a professional or budding singer songwriter or just someone who’d like to give it a go I would strongly recommend Home Brewed Recordings in Cardiff.” Sophie Marie Adams.
“Ellie’s been going to Home Brewed Recordings for over a year now and it’s definitely her favourite place to be. Not only do you come away with a lovely CD with your recording but Kevin takes you through
the whole process of how a recording studio works and you have an input on how you would like your song to sound when it comes to the mixing part. ” Sarah McGuire (Ellie’s mum).
“I really recommend any child, or really all ages, going to visit Kevin. He helps so much in getting the performer out of them and growing their confidence. Thanks Kevin for all you do” Alison Williams.
“I love recording with Kevin and he’s made my confidence grow a lot and I can’t wait to go up and see him again.” Caitlin Williams.
“If you’re like me and you like to sing, I highly recommend Kevin at Home Brewed Recordings. You are made to feel at home and relaxed as you receive such a warm welcome.” Amelia Evans.
“Kevin is helping my daughter progress for a WDO comp in June. He’s a lovely down to earth guy helping to record her solo song. Nothing is too much trouble.” Sharlene Solomon.
Loved my first experience in the studio. Kevin instantly made me feel comfortable and at home. I’m really pleased with the outcome of the CD would definitely recommend Kevin to anyone who would like to have an experience in a recording studio. Will deffo be going back.” Kellymarie Bettridge
“Absolutely amazing! Instantly made me feel right at home, & explained everything that was happening in detail so I understood what was going on at all times. The entire experience was a perfect mixture; laid back & fun, with extremely professional results! As soon as I left I already started planning my return!.” Tara Giles.
“Had a great morning at Home Brewed Recordings. My children thoroughly enjoyed recording and I am so pleased with the end results. Thank you Kevin.” Steve Lloyd.
“The first time I went to see Kevin at Home Brewed Recordings was with my son who had lost his confidence. Kevin is such a patient easy going person that puts singers at ease. My son recently visited Kevin to record part of a track as he was doing a collab with another artist. I would definitely recommend Home Brewed Recordings. The talent that goes to Home Brewed Recording is amazing.” Karen ‘Kaz’ Cowdrey.
“Best place and best time ever with Kevin. Such a welcoming place and friendly atmosphere and perfect for children and adults alike. Kevin really makes you feel at home. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon xx” Zoe Hawkins.
“All of us had an amazing time. Kevin was brilliant with the girls, Lizzy loved her first ever recording session and can’t wait to come again. A wonderful calm way to get the kids to learn and nurture their talent. Thanks Kevin we’ll be back x” Dawn North Oct 2017.
“Think Ffion loved her first recording session lol. We all really enjoyed but I think it’s going to be hard work, but fun, sorting her album lol” Matthew Price.
“Had such a lovely time, Kevin put me straight at ease (as I am a very nervous singer). I felt so comfortable recording for my first time! Definitely coming back for more. Thank you so much.” Faith Foster.
“Had a wonderful first experience of watching Faith Foster recording. Kevin you are such a gentleman, Faith was relaxed straight away. Thank-you to both you and your wife for the lovely welcome . Can’t wait for the next time. Very worth the 200 mile round trip xx” Ruth Barclay.
“GRACIE recorded a track at HBR today and loved every minute. HBR producer Kevin, is totally chilled but professional and an all round top dude. If you’re considering whether to try recording your own song or a cover, I highly recommend you give Kevin a call. We’ll be back soon Kev – and thanks again ” Sera Yorwerth.
“Thank you Kevin & family for such a lovely welcome but also an amazing experience. Such a laid back and comfortable atmosphere you forget you are in a recording studio!! My daughter Ellie and I learnt so much more than we expected about what goes into recording a CD and we are both already looking forward to coming back again soon. Making a new best friend was a bonus so thank you Kevin 😉 See you soon.” Sarah McGuire ‘Brimble’.
“Wow what an evening at Home Brewed Recording Studio with my daughter Emily-Kate . Kevin was fantastic. Straight away he made myself and Emily Kate feel at home, and explained the whole process of what he was doing throughout the recording. Emily-Kate thoroughly enjoyed it and the finished product was fantastic. The sound was superb and crystal clear. As a singer myself I have heard many recordings by various studios and Kevin’s was spot on. He even put a photo of EK on the cd which was a lovely touch. Thanks again Kevin, I’m sure we will be visiting again :)” Laura Robinson.
“Such a great studio and producer! Really friendly, professional and knows his stuff!” Natasha Gordon.
“My first experience was better than expected. A very relaxed atmosphere and you are made very welcome and nothing is to much trouble. Being a seasoned veteran in the music industry I was delighted to learn more from Kevin and he has been extremely helpful and encouraging in the various projects we are working on. For someone new coming into the business this place is the Holy Grail in music terms. Get in there you can learn so much in a short time just by just going there” David Gareth Thomas.
“From the moment I stepped through the door, Kevin made me feel so at ease. He saw my strengths and also helped me work through my insecurities. Thank you so much and I can’t recommend Home Brewed Recordings enough. Whether a first timer in the studio or seasoned performer.” Sarah Taylor.
“When we arrived my initial thought was WOW I loved the design and feel of the studio we chatted and laughed a lot …Kevin was really cool and we set to work, well say work it was so much fun I had a brilliant time …singing is my life and stage is what I’m used to, so the studio was giving me a different approach, a new experience – I loved it!! Just want to say I was in total awe of the work Kevin was doing after the recording was done. As I did my own backing vocals too I was amazed and so impressed to see how he put it all together. Would just like to take this opportunity to say myself & my mum Sally loved working with Kevin & his studio was fantastic. The result was amazing he also sent me the CD and a video which is now on my CJ#borntosing. FB page. Can’t wait to go back and record more stuff! ” Love CJ & my mum Sally xx.
“My Dad and I attended Kevin’s studio having talks about making my first CD. This all started in January 2017, we go every two weeks and since starting my covers CD, we have now moved to doing originals with Kevin’s support writing the music for my backing tracks. From the minute I met Kevin, I was made to feel comfortable and the studio is set out to make sure you have a good time. When I leave, I am already looking forward to returning. Hard to explain how wonderful the experiences I have going there. I would recommend, everyone to go and see for yourself how professional and friendly Kevin is. Thank you for all your support to date and going forward. ” – Kaci James.
“Both my daughter Trinity and myself were very nervous as we had never been to a recording studio before, but within minutes of arriving we were both made to feel so relaxed. Thank You Kevin. It is fascinating to sit and watch what you do and the finished product is unbelievably good, you also have the patience of a saint where everything has to be done to perfection. ” – Trinity and Elaine (mum).
“From the first moment you arrive Kevin makes you feel like you’re family. An absolutely wonderful session with Phoebe who is just dying to go back asap. ” – Pheobe and Julie (mum).
““Hi Kevin, thank you so much for today, it was great, so relaxed yet informative and definitely fun. I bet you can guess what we listened to on the way home. Cersha is delighted with her CD and she sounds amazing. She has definitely caught the recording bug so I am sure there will be more to come.” – Suzanne Quigley (mum).
“Leah had an absolute ball today, so did her brother who’s telling everyone it’s the best day he’s ever had. You made us feel so welcome, it was FAB. Leah cannot wait to come again. We’re so lucky to have met such lovely people through The Welsh Factor. Thank you so, so much. – Leah Parry.
“I really enjoyed my recent visit to the Studio. Kevin has lots of patience and also encouraged me to try new songs which I really enjoyed. The recording we made was excellent and I cant wait to go back for regular recording sessions to record my first complete CD. – Clara Greening.
“Morgan Loved her first session in the studio with Kevin whom she met whilst auditioning for the Welsh Factor. As soon as we entered the studio Kevin made us feel feel at home with his friendly welcoming approach. The first session was a like a tutorial recording session which was very interesting! After just a couple of hours Morgan ended up with a CD recording and a video that was received the same evening. Great Service! She cannot wait to get back to the studio. Thank you Kev! – Bethan Stoddart (mum).
“When I first met Kevin he mentioned his recording studio to me. I was really excited as recording a few songs is something I have always wanted to do. When I arrived I was amazed at the equipment and professionalism from Kevin & the Studio. Kevin is very encouraging, honest and always gives constructive criticism and will do his utmost to ensure you enjoy each recording session. He has challenged me to sing songs I wouldn’t have even considered & they have been very successful. Three months later and I am recording my very own CD which I am enjoying so much & would love to just keep singing & singing & recording more CD’s. I would highly recommend Home Brewed Recordings for any person who is looking to further their career in music. Thank you Kev, we have developed a great friendship & I look forward to more recording. – Lisa Allen.
“A fantastic afternoon, Kevin was brilliant at explaining the whole recording process and I am so thrilled with the finished video and recordings. I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is thinking about going along – TO GO! You will have a great time. I will certainly be back soon ” – Patrick Sheppard.
“When I went down the studio I was extremely nervous as it was my first time at a studio, but as soon as I got there I felt welcomed and comfortable. As well as it being very professional, it was also a load of fun and well worth the money! I would recommend Kevin’s studio to anyone, you can go anywhere for a recording, but the amount of work, effort and time that Kevin puts into each song is difficult to find elsewhere! will defiantly be going there for future recordings!!” – Kaylene Cawkwell.
“It all started about three years ago. I was a bag of nerves having never been in a studio or even really played my songs to anyone before. Thankfully it wasn’t long before I felt totally at ease in Kevin’s company and I quickly realised what a talented musician he was as well as a skilled producer. What started as a nervous encounter has resulted in three CDs, now into our fourth and a great friendship.” – Lee Blackmore.
When I went over to Kevin’s studio I didn’t know what to expect and felt nervous. I didn’t know what I was going to sing. Kevin and Bev were very friendly and helpful. It wasn’t long before I felt relaxed and then we had a mess about with two songs which we ended up recording. The best thing is we had lots of fun! I am looking forward to going to the studio again and recording some more songs.” – Leah Seren
“I went to Kevin’s recording studio to record my GCSE Music composition. Having a love for music, recording with Kevin was perfect, as it was a very relaxed environment and I was able to add harmonies and
many other special effects which I couldn’t have done by myself at school. I would recommend him unreservedly and I am looking forward to my next visit.” – Lowri Morgan
”Thoroughly enjoyable and productive recording session with Kevin Roche at Home Brewed Recordings. We were talking about me doing some recording and I suggested Kevin write a song that might suit me. So typically he and his son Ben Roche wrote two. Ben did a great job on the melodies and backing vox and Kev played all instruments, arrangements and produced the track. Knowing Kevin I expected a good song but nothing like this. Thanks both,” – Dave Bowen
”Great place to record. Kevin Roche and Ben will do everything possible to make your time at Home Brewed Recordings a productive but totally relaxed experience. Thanks guys”- Chris James .
”Kevin Roche, an Amazing guy Amazing talent Amazing quality. Just laid down two vocal takes and left with Kevin to mix and master. Over the moon with finished track”- Kofi Hopkins-Taylor .
”I really enjoyed recording with Kevin in the studio, Home Brewed Recordings, as it gave a very warm welcome and was such a relaxed environment. Being new to all of this I was a little nervous, thankfully Kevin was very patient with me and I appreciated that. I hope to return to record more songs very soon.”- Ann Marie Lee .
“I have been recording at Home Brewed Recordings studio for many years. Working on various projects which include a soundtrack for a children’s book Kevin had written to writing tracks for other artists as well as recording our own songs. What I like about Kevin’s studio is the relaxed, professional atmosphere and the main thing, obviously, the quality of his and Karl’s mixes. The end product is what it’s all about. That’s why I’m always up for another session.” – Leighton Jones.
”Having seen but never been into a traditional recording studio I was, to say the least, a little apprehensive. I needn’t of worried as this home based studio was totally relaxing. Kevin immediately put me at ease and we discussed what I was expecting from the recordings and what Kevin felt we could achieve. We had great fun recording some jingles for my show on hospital radio and also a song I used to sing when I was in a group back in the mid sixties. Kevin explained everything he was doing as we went through the recordings, the mixing then mastering stages. The results were far better than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend Kevin and HBR. He gets what you’re after and coaches you through the experience. In addition the coffee just keeps on coming. Looking forward to my next visit.”- Paul Whitfield Hospital Radio DJ.
”Had a fantastic experience recording a few covers with Kevin. A very relaxed atmosphere in the studio and Kevin was very easy to work with and thorough in making sure we both were happy with the outcome! Thank you, the tracks sound great!” www.facebook.com/hollywilsonvocalist – Holly Wilson.
”Just had first session recording with Kevin from Home Brewed Recording. Kev has a wealth of knowledge and he used this to work with us to make for a very personal recording experience. This time we recorded as a two piece, just vocals and guitar but will be back very soon to record as a whole band. What a totally relaxed studio with a great vibe. Not the usual high pressure get 50 tracks down in an hour session!!!” – Al & Justin (Blue is Black).
“Working with Kevin was a joy for a number of reasons. Firstly he is a producer who really gets inside what type of sound you are looking for and, being an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he can assist in playing a number of different parts and has even painstakingly taken a bass line from being a hummed riff to recording…he just gets it! Secondly and more importantly he simply loves music and is not afraid to offer a different approach or suggest a different take to enhance the recording.” – Paul Harvey.
“Working with Kevin is just brilliant – I feel so at ease and Kevin’s enthusiasm, ideas and passion for music are so inspiring. In addition Karl’s ability to take what I thought was the finished product and add his ‘magic’ completes the overall experience.” – Charlotte Bonney.
“Working with Kevin is a relaxed affair. Homely surrounds create a calm and mellow vibe which allows the artist to just do what he/she does best. Kevin’s musical background and skills as an engineer allows him to work quickly and efficiently creating really good results.” – Chris Kelly.
“Recording at Kevin’s was my first time in a studio. Great quality equipment and the sound crystal clear. I was surprised by what goes on after the initial tracks were recorded. The mysteries of mixing and mastering! By the way the tea and coffee flows and before you know it you are totally relaxed and into it. Great fun, I’ll be back and I totally recommend you give it a go.” – Jeff Adams.
“I’ve known Kevin for a long time. He made many backing tracks for me, back in the day, some of which I still use. So I wasn’t at all surprised to discover that his recording skills, supported by his son Karl, continued along those original professional lines. You can’t help but feeling at home in their presence. Kevin has a uniquely calm and reassuring way of getting you to try different things. Before you know it you’ve hit that note or successfully changed the way you’ve always approached a problematic middle eight. A great experience.” – Gary Dee.