We won an award!!

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been one of the toughest years we’ve all had to go through. 2021 didn’t get off to a great start either, but then we were told that we have been chosen to be South West Rehearsal Studio of the Year 2020/21!!

We were picked from a shortlist of 5 studios in the South West and given how difficult it is for our industry right now, it’s nice to have something positive to share. We’ve worked really hard to build up the business since starting out in 2015 and it’s great to have some recognition of how far we’ve come.

We’re proud to have created a space that everyone says is one of the nicest spaces they’ve rehearsed in. We’ve also built up a fantastic community through our Saturday Music Club music school and have been told we serve the best coffee in Bristol.

We’ve continued to upgrade our rooms and equipment in the studio and we are now able to offer a incredible 60m2 performance and production space – The Engine Room – for 2021.

It goes without saying that we couldn’t have done it without the bands, artists, musicians, teachers and students that have used our studios and helped make it what it’s become.

Thank you all for being with us on our journey and we hope to see you very soon.

Our response to the new 6 person limit

Work Not Play

Our response to the new 6 person limit

Firebird Studios

The new limits that have been set out for social gatherings are quite severe, but we are of the opinion that they do not apply to us. Musicians come here to practice their craft and prepare for paid engagements and with that in mind, we consider our studios a place of work. We are also fortunate that a lot of the bands that use us fall under the 6 person limit anyway and as such, they are not subject to this new law.

In any case, we will be carrying on as normal, as, we hope, will the musicians who are using us. We have set out in detail on our website the things we are doing to keep everyone safe – wiping down all equipment, touch points and surfaces, and booking bands in to rooms that incorporate them safely and allow for the 2m social distancing.

Saturday Music Club

As Saturday Music Club has an education purpose, we are exempt from the new law and will be carrying on as normal. We have already put in place new measures to ensure that children and their parents are safe whilst on site and given the size of classes, again, these measures wouldn’t affect us even if the education exemption didn’t exist.