WELCOME TO HOME BREWED RECORDINGS
I set up the studio in 2015 specifically to help young and less experienced singers and songwriters build their confidence, learn and develop their talents and basically have fun and enjoy making music.
Many young singers already have a vocal coach, many perform in school and/or music theatre productions but so few understand what a recording studio can actually offer over and above the recording itself.
I totally understand just how daunting and scary a traditional recording studio can sound for a newcomer. Hopefully every testimonial below and elsewhere on my website will confirm that that is not the case with me. There is never any time pressure. We'll chat, laugh and get to know each other. I'll go through what we're going to do and explain why, in simple terms, so everyone feels relaxed and at home before we start. I try to not only get you the best recording we can but also help you understand and get involved in what happens after you've sung which is such a big part of the process.
Further down the line we could also look at using the studio to develop your own style approaching cover songs, possibly help you write your own songs if that was something you'd like to try.
This experience can also make the perfect present. Either a surprise Gift Voucher for the young singer or come in and make a CD / Music Video to give to relatives on their special occasion. Guaranteed to bring 'Happy Tears' to even the toughest parent or grandparent's eyes.
For the more ambitious young singers a Social Media presence is really important today and we can help with that, again if this was something you wanted.
So to sum up, I welcome singers of all ages and experience, which you'll see as you skip through the Portfolios. I always do my utmost to offer the same level of help, support and advice to everyone. And of course, and really important to me, for everyone to leave thinking they had learnt something new and above all “Really Had A Great Time.”
"We cannot recommend Home Brewed Recordings enough. It’s a fantastic opportunity for up and coming singers and anyone with a passion for singing. Kevin is the nicest person you could ever meet, he makes you feel at ease straight away. My daughter Jolie has recorded a few times with him and always has the best time there. The end results are always fantastic and videos go straight on to her social media. This is a great opportunity to record at a very reasonable cost."
My daughter Charley Jones has been going to Kevin’s studio for about 4 years. I think Charley was 10 when she first visited!! From the minute she walked in she loved it. The studio is fantastic and has such a warm feeling, so welcoming. When Charley is there it’s about getting work done but with a huge element of fun too. Kevin’s is a master at what he does and the results are always so amazing - Charley’s is spoilt with Oasis drinks and Bonbons biscuits – lol. Kevin helps with any music needs Charley has. He sorts out all of her backing tracks ensuring they are in the right key, shortening or lengthening them to suit. I wouldn’t know what we’d do without his help! We can’t wait until next time ... hopefully sooner rather than later!
“If you're like me and you love singing then I would highly recommend Kevin at Home Brewed Recordings. You are made to feel at home and relaxed as you receive such a warm welcome. Not only has Kevin produced many lovely recordings and music videos with me, he has also written brilliant backing tracks and helped me with original songs too.”
"Nataya really enjoys recording with Kevin. It’s so relaxed and friendly and we love the recordings and videos. I would totally recommend paying him a visit. Also he is excellent value for the money."
"Visited Kevin for the first time back in November 2019. Kevin instantly put us and ease on our arrival. So friendly, down to earth and very welcoming. He also makes a cracking cup of tea. He is very encouraging of his singers and really boosts their confidence. He gives the children great opportunities to be played on the radio and nothing is too much trouble and has happily helped us out on so many occasions. We have been very pleased with the tracks we have produced with Kevin hence why we have been back many times since. Would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in recording any tracks."
"We have known Kevin for about 3 years now and when we go to his home studio he is always very welcoming and kind and makes Maisy feel so at ease and confident when she is recording. He’s very passionate about what he does and displays this to all who have recorded with him. I would highly recommend Kevin as he’s a pleasure to work with. x"
"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"
"Thank you Kevin for all your patience, advice and support for Caitlin. She has improved so much since she started working with you. We are already looking forward to our next visit!"
"Amazing! Such a relaxed atmosphere and so much fun to record with. 10/10."
"Amazing experience! Kevin is super kind, patient and very talented at what he does. If you love singing this is a must!"
"Izobelle absolutely loved her first time in a recording studio today. Thank you for making it such a relaxed and fun experience. We will defiantly be returning. xx"
"Wow what an experience. Leah loved her first time in a recording studio. I would highly recommend Home Brewed Recordings. A lovely relaxed atmosphere and Kevin quickly put Leah right at ease. Thank you. It was like she had been doing it for years, wasn’t nervous at all. We will definitely be returning."
"My daughter Olivia had such an amazing time recording her 1st CD. Such a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Kevin is the perfect host. He is kind, helpful and patient and explains the process of the recording and makes sure you have recorded the perfect song. Such a fantastic experience. We will definitely come back again. Thank you so much Kevin.xx"
"Kevin was absolutely brilliant. He did an amazing job with Molly for her first recording experience and quickly calmed her nerves. Even with her throat infection she ploughed through. Great video and recording and lots of fun too. Already booked to go back. Highly recommend to anyone looking to book this experience. xx"
"We bought my daughter a gift voucher with Kevin for Christmas and honestly it was the best thing we could have given her. Eva came up and recorded her first ever song and we were totally blown away. Kevin was so welcoming and relaxed. Eva just enjoyed the whole experience and as parents we were reduced to tears hearing her sing! We can’t wait to get back - very soon. Kevin’s been really supportive since the recording too! Fantastic. x"
"I couldn't recommend Home Brewed Recordings highly enough. My daughter loves being here and not just to record. Kev, Bev and family are so lovely and welcoming and Kevin puts you at ease instantly and makes the whole experience fun as well as showing you how it all works. This is a great opportunity to record a song for any age and any ability at a very reasonable cost."
WHAT'S GOING ON
- April 21, 2020
HI, I'M KEVIN
I set up HBR in 2015 after years in a "proper" job as Head Of IT at Brains Brewery. I was 14 when I put my first band together and have basically played and recorded since then. I guess it's time for me to share some of that experience.
I am fully DBS (CRB) Accredited.