Sunshine Corner Studios has had a makeover in the sound and looks department. New interior design now houses sonic delights including new API pre amps that give the studio a beautiful tone that can be created through great instruments, microphones and of course, great musicians.
Everything is set and ready to go at the push of a button.
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Our band, COW, recorded our 4th album at Sunshine Corner Recording Studios. First and foremost, the homely, friendly atmosphere puts you at ease instantly!
Smiley Barnard is, as the name suggests, a smiling man with enormous talent! Not only do you get a great day's recording without limits, you get, if you want, a professional top draw drummer in Smiley who is all over your songs within a few listens and nail's em every time! Amazing!!
We have completed our 4th album with Smiley and consider him the 4th member, not only a superb drummer but also a great guitar, piano, percussion and arranger/ producer/ engineer. A man who listens to you and drives your enthusiasm to places beyond expectation! We can't speak highly enough of his talent!
If you want the best, put Smiley to the test! You will NOT be disappointed!
- Mark, Maxine and Richie (www.cowmusic.co.uk)
We have an exciting mix of acts coming into the studio in the coming weeks and months .
Cricketing legend and awesome singer songwriter will be in to record his third album. Mike Dobie will be finishing his second and beginning work on a third.
Parade will be one to complete their long awaited album and awesome bands The Gloria’s, Psycho Pomp, Shangri la are in as well as Billy Liberator, Magic Mod, James Walsh, Pete Roythorne.
International guests include Norwegian band Revolt and American singer songwriter Marc Suhani. Add to this the legendary film/TV composer Robin Foster and it all adds up to an exciting and varied year ahead.
'Sunshine Corner Studios... a hidden away gem that, like a precious stone sparkles, and massively embraces a tippermost toppermost vibe, a real working experience. Smiley 'George Martin' Barnard, I had never met before, although his name always praised and blessed by folks who told me we should all work together..... sometime..... Forward 20 yrs and we have truly arrived, and that isn't a crappy ego statement, it reflects the 'Smiley effect', this man is a true professional, with magical power to make a band feel its' worth and push 'em to places we should all visit and embrace. Amazing drum master, producer, engineer, vox , vibes and vocals, .... talent you can't put a price on and why should you, [ not jealous..... much ! ]
We are a band called Cow, and we have been lucky to record with producers with names under their belt such as Weller, Gallagher, Ray Davies, The Who... I kid you not, but Smiley is up there without a doubt with these producers. If you dont believe me or think i'm talking sh*t, check out ya selfs and check out this man and be educated! COW HQ x
'Working with Smiley at Sunshine Corner is always a buzz! He is always so positive and energetic, creating an atmosphere that is both productive and fun. I guess that comes with his years of experience working at a pro level, and whilst some could be snooty and arrogant, Smiley is down to earth and, well, Smiley!! Putting you at ease and making the vibe in the studio stress free and one to be reckoned with! He also makes a cracking cup of tea! Go to the place and experience all that is Sunshine Corner! You will not be disappointed! I'm there next week!'
- John James Newman (Marmelade & BBC1s 'The Voice')
'When I wanted to find the ideal place to record a song I had written for my granddaughter, I had some options but had a feeling Smiley's Sunshine Corner Studios would be the way to go, and WOW what brightness, magic and total professionalism did Smiley bring to the project. Some people have since said it's one of the best pieces of music I have created but that wouldn't be the case I am sure without the inspirational energy of Sunshine Corner Studios.'
- Ivan Chandler (Music Publisher)
'The high level of revolutionary disciple within Thee Faction and the stringent requirements we have of comrades we work with make it very difficult to find studios which will fit our ethos or political mission. We knew Sunshine Corner Studios was perfect the moment we walked in. Comrade Smiley handled the music, the politics and the historical mission with tremendous humour, confidence and comradeship. Thee Faction salute Comrade Smiley and commend his studio to anyone. There is no studio that feels better than Smiley's. Come the Great Day all studios will feel like Sunshine Corner, and all engineers will be like Comrade Smiley. Onward. Unto the Great Day.'
- Babyface (Thee Faction)
'When we came to record our debut album there was one one studio for us, Sunshine Corner Studios in deepest Fleet. With its mixing desk with genuine rock and roll history, top gear with a great choice of amps, guitars and a fantastic array of drums/cymbals, some of the best musical advice there is, and in Smiley a top bloke - who knows his onions and can create such a good vibe that you can't help but be inspired and give it your best! He's no slouch in the producer's chair either, all of this has contributed in our album 'Gentleman and Hooligans' receiving one glowing review after another and is being quite rightly (in our humble onion) hailed in some quarters as one of THE albums of 2012. Grab an earful on iTunes and Amazon.'
- Steve Kirk (Night of Treason)
'Put simply, a gentle creative vibe, excellent gear, genuine expertise and great tea and biscuits. Oh, and the best studio dog ever!'
- Marc Hockley (singer/songwriter)
'I've worked at Smiley's Sunshine Corner Studios many times. The studio sounds great, the vibe's great and Smiley's great! If you're looking for somewhere to record, don't hesitate!'
- James Stevenson (The Alarm)
'The hardest rocking corner of Hampshire... nice vibe and great sound'
- Richard Archer (Hard Fi)