Sugar Ray’s Vintage Recording Studio is the UK’s only existing authentic Vintage Mono Recording Studio, using original 50s equipment.


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What People Are Saying About Sugar Rays

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"  Cant believe how easy and without stress this recording job was, a nice chilled studio, ... easy musicians, 12 songs plus extras, done and dusted from scratch in 3 days...done...and what a sound!!!! "

Space Cadets

2014-10-08T14:25:45+00:00

Space Cadets

"  Cant believe how easy and without stress this recording job was, a nice chilled studio, ... easy musicians, 12 songs plus extras, done and dusted from scratch in 3 days...done...and what a sound!!!! "

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" Superb Sound...Keep that studio Rockin Sugar Rays... "

Terry Earle

2014-10-08T14:31:37+00:00

Terry Earle

" Superb Sound...Keep that studio Rockin Sugar Rays... "

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" Best experience ever, I'll never ever forget that place, the butterfly feeling I got in my stomach as I walked through that door was just a feeling I could never describe! X "

- Dainie Jane

2014-10-08T14:30:52+00:00

- Dainie Jane

" Best experience ever, I'll never ever forget that place, the butterfly feeling I got in my stomach as I walked through that door was just a feeling I could never describe! X "

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" Cant wait to record there again, I love the studio guys! "

Markus Feldman

2014-10-08T14:27:37+00:00

Markus Feldman

" Cant wait to record there again, I love the studio guys! "

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" If you sound good, Sugar Rays will make you sound better! "

Mouseman Zinn

2014-10-08T14:15:01+00:00

Mouseman Zinn

" If you sound good, Sugar Rays will make you sound better! "

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"...Recording at Sugar Rays was a real blast and a pleasure..."

 - The Bluejays

2017-04-05T08:38:46+00:00

 - The Bluejays

"...Recording at Sugar Rays was a real blast and a pleasure..."

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"...I can't thank you guys enough for the time and all the effort you put into our session at the studio, really great time... "

 - Dan Townsend

2017-04-05T08:08:24+00:00

 - Dan Townsend

"...I can't thank you guys enough for the time and all the effort you put into our session at the studio, really great time... "

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"...That's a wrap! Two amazing days spent with Dean and Lincoln at Sugar Rays Vintage Recording Studio. We caught our live sound on tape for the first time and we're so proud of the results..."

 - Anna Sin

2017-04-05T08:22:10+00:00

 - Anna Sin

"...That's a wrap! Two amazing days spent with Dean and Lincoln at Sugar Rays Vintage Recording Studio. We caught our live sound on tape for the first time and we're so proud of the results..."

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" I had a visit to this wonderful studio, its better than you could ever expect, i will record all my albums here!!! "

Neale Hobday

2014-10-08T14:35:11+00:00

Neale Hobday

" I had a visit to this wonderful studio, its better than you could ever expect, i will record all my albums here!!! "

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" I really want to work there!!! "

Johan Pedersen-Sandbakken

2014-10-08T14:26:27+00:00

Johan Pedersen-Sandbakken

" I really want to work there!!! "

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" Thanks for an absolutely amazing day what a fantastic experience and what an amazingly authentic sound you get... "

Gerry Slattery

2014-10-08T14:28:41+00:00

Gerry Slattery

" Thanks for an absolutely amazing day what a fantastic experience and what an amazingly authentic sound you get... "

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"...We had a total blast. What a place! And Dean Amos and Lincoln Grounds are top geezers of the topper-most variety. Good times..."

 - Anton Pace

2017-04-05T07:58:14+00:00

 - Anton Pace

"...We had a total blast. What a place! And Dean Amos and Lincoln Grounds are top geezers of the topper-most variety. Good times..."

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" Well just been listening to the master cd of my album. What an album it is, I love it so much. That's the sound I've been dreaming about all these years. Seriously can't wait to see where it all goes for me once the album is released. Big thanks to my boy's at Sugar Rays!! "

- Dainie Jane

2014-10-08T14:30:04+00:00

- Dainie Jane

" Well just been listening to the master cd of my album. What an album it is, I love it so much. That's the sound I've been dreaming about all these years. Seriously can't wait to see where it all goes for me once the album is released. Big thanks to my boy's at Sugar Rays!! "

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"...Over the years, I've heard countless recordings where people have tried to capture that 40's vibe with modern recording and digital production techniques and it never sounded quite right. This is the first thing I've heard that wasn't recorded in the 40's that genuinely sounds like it was!!! ..."

 - Simon Andrews

2017-04-05T08:33:20+00:00

 - Simon Andrews

"...Over the years, I've heard countless recordings where people have tried to capture that 40's vibe with modern recording and digital production techniques and it never sounded quite right. This is the first thing I've heard that wasn't recorded in the 40's that genuinely sounds like it was!!! ..."

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" ...What professionalism and amazing hospitality from everyone... "

Butsy Troubleshooters

2014-10-08T14:34:29+00:00

Butsy Troubleshooters

" ...What professionalism and amazing hospitality from everyone... "

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" Just finished an amazing recording session at Sugar Ray's studio in Essex! "

- The Hey Las

2014-10-08T14:29:22+00:00

- The Hey Las

" Just finished an amazing recording session at Sugar Ray's studio in Essex! "


Explore The Studio

Explore the different rooms and equipment available in Sugar Ray’s Vintage Recording Studio…


 

The Sugar Rays Vintage Sound

Have a Listen to a Few Artists Who Have Recorded at Sugar Rays…

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Anton Pace & Race With The Devil
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Anna Sin
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The Amazing Mr Spannerz Musical Experience
  1. 1I Flipped - Anton Pace & Race With The Devil
  2. 2Crazy Legs - Anton Pace & Race With The Devil
  3. 3Heatwave - Anna Sin
  4. 4Santa Baby - Anna Sin
  5. 5Preaching The Blues - Mr Spannerz Musical Experience

Sugar Rays Studio Spotlight

Recent Events and Happenings Sugar Rays Vintage Recording Studio is Featured.
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Studio Sessions

Check out some of the studio sessions from bands and artists who have recorded at Sugar Ray’s Vintage Recording Studio.

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Meet The Team

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Dean Amos – Engineer / Producer


Dean Amos is the Owner of Sugar Rays Vintage Recording Studio.Dean apart from running and building the studio, also engineers sessions for bands. Dean has been playing upright bass, bass guitar and rhythm guitar for well over 30 years in many roots music bands, and over that time recorded over 20 albums with different bands, experimenting in recording and being very interested in the recording history side of things with a great understanding in how the music should sound.

For a very long time Dean seemed to be always a part of a band that didn’t ever quite get ‘THAT SOUND‘ when recording in modern digital studios…and over the years and many studio albums later he decided to go Route One and build a complete working 1950s Recording Studio himself.

Dean wanted to end up with a Time Capsule: A Definitive Recording Setup from Microphone to Tape with everything else in between… and a studio was built; how such a studio would have been; with the correct Sound Proofing, Acoustic Screening, and Decor to suit, including a Chillout Green Room complete with Genuine 1950s Furniture. Dean’s attention to detail was un-compromised, and it shows in Sugar Rays.

However; Such a task was soon to be realized a huge undertaking which spanned a some 6 year period with many ups & downs along the way, mainly sourcing equipment and shipping it from the USA with endless air-miles and finding parts for the equipment of some 60-70 years of age. Also most importantly getting the right Techs to repair and setup everything to work together and work as it should do.

The End Result has been well worth it. Now Bands & Artists can record exactly as those great Pioneers of the music we love, did all those years ago, creating music with that Real, Live, fresh, Warm Timeless Sound recorded by highly talented sound engineers that totally understand and are inspired in recording this way.


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Lincoln Grounds – Senior Engineer/Producer


Lincoln is a highly experienced Producer/Composer & Musician with a large back catalogue of work across several genres. A former Professional Guitarist, he has played in many venues from pubs to The Royal Albert Hall & recorded in varied environments form tiny cellars to Abbey Road studios.

Sugar Rays Vintage Recording Studios acquired Lincolns help in 2016 with the mission to re-design the studio from top to bottom in order to ensure the best possible Vintage Sounds could be consistently achieved.
This involved redesigning the Live Room, a re-organisation of the Signal Paths, assessing the capabilities of the equipment & streamlining the whole recording process. Lincoln has helped to make Sugar Rays the ‘Go To’ studio for the 1950s Sound.

Continuing the approach of Sam Philips, Lincoln is able to capture the excitement of great performances due to his understanding of microphone placement, instruments & ability to help artists be at their best in the studio.
Please visit our FAQ Page where Lincoln will take you through the Pleasures & Potential Pitfalls of Vintage Recording..