“Brian's vast experience as an artist/ songwriter and producer has laid a strong foundation whereby 7 of the 8 demo tracks on my forthcoming album have either won awards or have been shortlisted in the ASA, TSA, Songsalive, Maldon and the Basin song comp. Brian gets me!”
— Cathy Dobson - songwriter/recording artist
The Bakery is a production studio dedicated to serving the artist and the song.
Bring your songs to life with Producer Brian Baker in his studio. Track vocals, guitars, keyboards, experiment with arrangements, examine song structures and lyrics, focus in on vocal delivery and presentation. Create stellar sounding CD's, demo's, explore song ideas, work with an award winning, experienced producer to make your work the best it can be.
Brian has worked alongside -
Eddie Rayner (Split Enz, Crowded House, The Makers, Paul McCartney)
Hugh Padgham (The Police, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins)
David Carr (Taxiride, Russell Morris, Kiss Chasey, Gradual)
David Briggs (Little River Band, Australian Crawl, Skyhooks and too many more to mention…)
and many more wonderful producers, engineers and musicians.
He's had songs placed with other artists from The Uncanny X Men to Graeme Connors, publishing deals with Rondor, Universal and Fable Music. Recording deals with Sony and Warner Brothers. He has composed music for films, documentaries, short films, radio and TV advertising and is currently signed to Origin Music. Brian always welcomes to opportunity to enter into a cowriting situation if requested.
The Bakery focus's on essentials. A great set of Apogee A/D converters, transparent Joe Meek mic pre, a few well chosen microphones, Yamaha NS10 and Mackie speakers, all in a comfortable, semi isolated space. We can track drums, bass, guitars keyboards, strings, horns, percussion and we really excel at vocal sounds and harmony arrangements. (And Brian’s drum programming chops are sensational - more than enough to bring your song demo to life!) But what's more you get to pull apart your songs with Brian, see how they can be the best they can, work on recording great vocal takes, and come up with innovative, interesting arrangements for your tracks that will bring your music to life in ways you always dreamt of! Brian can add bass, guitars, keyboards, drums and the rest to bring your musical vision out in glorious technicolor. Most often clients walk out of the Bakery with a completed, fully tracked, mastered demo of their song after one days work with Brian.
Give yourself and your songs a real lift. Happy to have a chat about rates, file compatibility with other Studios, using some of the great musicians Brian is in contact with, plus any other questions about recording, songwriting and getting through the maze of the Music Industry. Call The Bakery on +64 272238998
If you'd like to record your songs and stay a while in beautiful Paparoa in Northland New Zealand, on our 10 acre permaculture farm, then drop us a line as accomodation is coming online shortly. Oh, and there's the 1916 Ant. Petrof Baby Grand Piano in the studio ready for you to compose your music on! A comfortable, welcoming environment, ready for you to create your masterpiece.
“Working in the studio with him is a delight. Excellent musicianship, sensitivity to our vision and drawing strengths from us in short time! We salute you Brian, love this album and can't recommend you highly enough!” - The Sweet Sorrows (Ireland)