ASTAR 0% LOAN SCHEME EXTENDED FOR 2013
An Audio Pro Award finalist in the ‘Best Initiative by a Studio’ category and described by Soundblab as ‘An Offer Too Good To Refuse’, Astar’s Zero Percent Recording Loans of up to £5000 (subject to status) can be repaid over 24 months. This exclusive and innovative scheme introduced by Astar Studios in 2010 has proven instrumental in helping many artists and bands afford and spread the cost of...
SKYPE CHOOSES ARBITORS SINGLE FOR NEW AD
Exposure Music Awards Indie winners The Arbitors’ single ‘Handlebar Hipsters’ has been chosen for the new Skype Blue Card Referee Web Video for 2013. The track is taken from the bands debut album, produced by ANDY ROSS and recorded at ASTAR STUDIOS. A preview of the video can be found on the artist page of the Astar website.
5TH YEAR FOR ASTAR CD ON XMAS COVER OF JAZZWISE
The latest ‘Yamaha New Jazz Sessions’ CD produced by Andy Ross and recorded at Astar Studios has made it onto the Xmas cover of Europe’s leading jazz magazine for the 5th successive year, taking the number of copies circulated to over 80,000. The 2012 CD will be out end November as a covermount on Jazzwise and receive its live launch at 606 Club, London on Wednesday 5th December. To date...
Legendary Peter Hook Records Spotify Ad @ Astar
Iconic Joy Division and New Order Bassist Peter Hook has recorded a new Spotify audio ad at Astar Studios for a month long campaign to promote Yamaha’s groundbreaking new THR desktop guitar amplifiers. Currently touring Europe with ‘Peter Hook and The Light’, Hooky has been playing Yamaha for around 40 years with his legendary Yamaha BB1200 Bass accompanying him on every tour and featuring on...
ASTAR STUDIOS THE CHOICE OF REAL STRINGS & BRASS
Astar Studios live room is regarded as one of the best acoustic live rooms in the country and is the choice of top string and brass arrangers. Projects include the soundtrack for the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ & James Bond video games, Ronan Keating Tour and X-Factor artists.
Viva Espagna! - 3 songs RELEASED on GPUNTO album
Andy Ross has written three songs on the hit debut album ‘Da La Cara’ of Spanish ‘Popstars’ finalist Guillermo Martin’s band ‘G Punto’ (Vale/Universal Music Group). Guillermo (the Spanish Robbie Williams) is one of the country’s biggest popstars and in-demand personalities with 3 national TV shows.
LOOKING EAST FOR 2012 WITH ASTAR
Since recording their debut album ‘Nothing to Lose’, Humberside rockers ‘Route East’ likened to a young Bon Jovi have enjoyed much airplay and media coverage, earning supports with The Saturdays, Olly Murs, Gabriella Cilmi and Scouting for Girls. The band are set to return to Astar to record a new single and be filmed as the first artists to feature on Astar’s new Artist Video channel, ‘Astar...
ASTAR ANNOUNCES 5TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM
Astar Studios to celebrate 5th birthday with anniversary album PLUS magnificent 7 new releases already in the works for 2013 . Route East support The Saturdays, Olly Murs and Scouting For Girls . ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’ - Rock legend Doogie White records @ Astar . 3 Tracks on GPunto album (Universal, Spain). Astar is looking forward to an exciting host of new projects...
ARTUR PIZARRO RECORDS @ ASTAR STUDIOS
One of the world’s most famous concert pianists, Artur Pizarro has recorded two tracks for Yamaha and ‘Pianist’ magazine at Astar Studios. Artur performed using the studio’s new Yamaha N1 AvantGrand hybrid piano. Classical recordings @ Astar include Classic FM ‘s ‘Summer Piano’ CD. He was also interviewed on film while at the studio for the first of a...
ASTAR FEATURES ON TOP PRODUCER SITE
RecordProduction.com has visited Astar Studios to film an interview with the studio’s producer owner Andy Ross in which he gives a fascinating insight into the unique studio design and his personal techniques and approach to recording. The top producer site described Astar Studios as one of a new wave of UK studios where the emphasis is on what matters, the recording environment, rather than a...
MERCURIAL RISE FOR ASTAR PRODUCER
Just 3 years after opening Astar Studios its producer owner scooped a Mercury Prize ‘Album of the Year’, an achievement that has advanced the status of Andy Ross towards the producer premier league, sparking the interest of artists, managers and record companies. ‘Golden’ by the Kit Downes Trio (Basho) was released to critical acclaim receiving 4 stars from the Guardian and Observer...
SALES OF YAMAHA NEW JAZZ SESSIONS TOP 50,000.
Featured on the cover of the Xmas/New Year double issue of Jazzwise Magazine (Europe’s largest selling Jazz publication), the 2011 CD of the highly acclaimed series produced by Andy Ross and recorded @ Astar Studios was the subject of a 2 hour Jazz FM Special and features the two hottest UK jazz artists of the moment - Gwilym Simcock and Arun Ghosh plus internationally renowned percussionist...