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Executive Producer & Musical Supervisor
Most notably known for being legendary Rock band Queen’s musical director and keyboard player since 1984, British multi instrumentalist Spike Edney has toured, recorded and performed with many of the living and late legends of our time.
His career began in the mid 70’s as keyboard player and musical director for Soul & Motown legends Ben E King and Edwin Starr. In the 80’s, after tours and studio work with Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Rats, Dexys Midnight Runners, Thomas Dolby, Haircut 100 and Duran Duran, Spike commenced his 32 year career with Queen.
The 90’s saw the launch of The SAS Band a.k.a. Spike’s All-Star Band, featuring many of the legendary recording artists he has worked with over the years. It is from his extensive network of top producers, engineers, songwriters and musicians in the industry, that he will call upon to provide their services at Pink Satellite Studios. For further information about Spike, visit www.sasband.com
Founder & Co-Owner
Founder of the Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure Company, the 15 times Baja 1000 Motorcycle Championship winner and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee’s interest in music and collecting vintage instruments began with his love for the Beatles.
Haines explains “Because I’ve been involved with racing, I’m kind of an equipment person. I loved the Beatles since I was a kid, but about 15 years ago, I started getting really interested in what kind of equipment they used to make that magic.”
Chris’s love for the high desert and its music scene, combined with his interest in developing a state-of-the-art recording facility, lead him to creating Pink Satellite Studios with co-founder Spike Edney, after a conversation over some martinis and BBQ at Spike’s Joshua Tree cabin. Spike dubbed the project Pink Satellite Studios …because it’s pink!
Chris lives with his wife Karen (founder of Spa Girl Cocktails) in Palm Springs and they are active patrons of the arts. www.chrishaines.com
Engineers & Producers
Pink Satellite Studios has a growing roster of local and international recording/mixing engineers and producers, specialising in different genres, available to hire for your next project, as well as list of renown photographers and music video directors for that next album cover, music video, or shoot. If you’d prefer to bring in your own team, our in-house engineer Stew Heyduk will be on site to assist you with all of your needs.
Our Executive Producer & Musical Supervisor, Spike Edney is also available to hire to produce your next album. If you would like to talk to Spike about your next project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Spike is also happy to call upon his extensive network of top songwriters if needed, as well as preeminent musicians in the industry to put together the perfect Studio Band, if required.
To enquire about being added to our roster of talent, please contact email@example.com.
Stewart 'Stew' Heyduk
Pink Satellite Studio's In-House Engineer
- Hails from: Toronto, Canada
- Approach: Hard working and easy going with a professional and caring attitude
- AKA: The instigator
- Sound: Clean and distorted
Influences: Joe Meek, George Martin, Nigel Godrich, Brenndan Mcquire, José Miguel Contreras, Chris Unck
Genres: Blues, Rock, Alternative, Country, Folk and also enjoys capturing electronic sounds
Favorite piece of equipment: Nord electro 3 keyboard
Geek factor: Working on a recording with other people in a studio, figuring out parts and “geeking out” on sounds
Recent Clients: Chris Unck, José Miguel Contreras, Neil Quin(Zeus), Eva Gardner, Adobe Collective (Joshua Tree), Eric Nicolau
Some engineers & producers he’s worked with: Dave Azzolini, Jessica Grassia, Taylor Knox, Carlin Nicholson, Brenndan Mcguire, Jason Corbin
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Stewart Heyduk lives in Joshua Tree, CA and has been involved in the music business for over fifteen years, working as producer, studio engineer, live sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and publisher.
Beginning with home recordings and climbing his way to professional studio sessions, Stew has worked in depth with Chris Unck of HighLonesome Productions, Telstar (Eva Gardner and Chris Unck, Los Angeles), Jacuzzis (Eric Niccolau, Los Angeles), The Adobe Collective (Joshua Tree), Lisa Loeb and fellow Toronto natives: Parkas, Doctor Ew, The Golden Dogs, Zeus and José Miguel Contreras of By Divine Right.
You can find Stewart performing live every Sunday night at the legendary Pappy and Harriets Pioneer Town Palace.
Cyndi Lauper Music Video – Drums
Start Your Own Country – Lead vocals and guitar
Stew Heyduk San Fransisco – Vocals and multi-instruments
Engineer & Sound Supervisor
- Hails from: United Kingdom (London)
- Approach: Band playing live in the room, usually more magic happens
- Sound: Full fat and creamy - old school
- Influences: Al Schmitt, Bill Halvorson, Bob Clearmountain
Influences: Al Schmitt, Bill Halvorson, Bob Clearmountain
Genres: Rock, Pop and Classical
Favorite piece of equipment: Neve 1073 pre-amp and EQ
What interests him as an engineer: Working with great musicians
Recent clients: BBC, Rocky Horror Show, Pete Townsend. The RSC
Some engineers & producers he’s worked with: Mutt Lange, Phil Ramone, George Martin, Giles Martin, Roy Halee, Terry Brown, Bob Clearmountain, Bruce Jackson
Multi Bafta and Emmy award winning engineer and sound supervisor, Andy Rose is recognised as one of the best ‘location music recording’ sound engineers in the business, specialising in recording and mixing bands live – be it in the studio, or on tour. Andy started his career in the UK in 1977 and until 1984 worked as engineer with “Mobile One” recording truck in the UK and from 1985 to 1993 was engineer and owner of “Fleetwood Mobiles. In May 1993, he went freelance and estimates to have recorded something in excess of 4500 bands and artists. A couple of his most notable albums include AC/DC “For Those About To Rock” and “Peter Gabriel 4”. Other artists he’s recorded live to date include Bruce Springsteen – Live shows for video and broadcast and CD, Billy Joel – Live shows for video and CD, Paul McCartney – Live TV broadcast, Genesis / Phil Collins – Live shows video and CD, Status Quo – Live Shows – TV Broadcast , Madness – Live shows TV Broadcast Video & CD, Barry Manilow – Live Shows – TV Broadcast – Video & CD, U2 & Keith Richards – Live TV show and video, Rod Stewart and The Faces – Live TV, Eric Clapton – Albert Hall recordings – CD, Eric Clapton with The LSO – TV Special , Lou Reed – TV Special & Live TV, Stevie Wonder – Live Album / Film & Live TV broadcast, INXS – Film, Gun ‘n’ Roses – Film, Yanni – Live Video & CD, Suede – MTV Live broadcast & video, Blur – Live Video & Broadcast, U2 – POP MART live broadcast post production – Rotterdam, Canada, San Francisco and Italy, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince – Live concert – London, Roxy Music – DVD Remix, Oasis – Live Concert & DVD Remix. To see other artists he’s worked with go to: www.andyrose.tv/artists
In addition to his extensive experience working with some of the biggest names in Rock and Pop history, Andy has also received numerous awards for his work in the world of classical music and has worked alongside classical recording engineer greats such as Barry Ainsworth, Ray Prickett, Roy Emerson and Graham Haynes. In addition, he has also worked with the likes of Zubin Mehta, Sir Georg Solti, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle, Placido Domingo, Pavarotti, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and many others in more than 100 operas. He recorded and mixed more than thirty operas and ballets in the former Soviet Union alone during the mid eighties to mid nineties, as well as has recorded operas in Vienna, Zurich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Paris, Barcelona, Cape Town, London, Milan and Los Angeles.
Engineer, Producer & Video Director
- Hails from: South Africa
- AKA: The Psychedelic Sorcerer
- Sound: Like the Milky Way; filled with infinite points of interest with infinite space between them
Influences: Kevin Shirley, Steve Lillywhite, Brian Eno
Genres: Psychedelic Rock and World Music
Favorite piece of equipment: Anything vintage made by NEVE
What interests him as an engineer: Sculpting in sound to create atmospheres to make changes in consciousness.
Recent Clients: 3rd Ear Experience, Trevor Green, Rock Art
Engineers and producers he’s worked with include: Bob Johnson (Bob Dylan, WaterBoys), Jim Scott (Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Geza X (Dead Kennedys, Germs, Black Flag)
Robbi Robb started his career as an artist in one of South Africa’s first successful punk outfits, Asylum Kids, before forming Tribe After Tribe in 1984. A year later he emigrated to the USA, still releasing his somewhat psychedelic brand of rock under various names and has been described as “one of the greatest mystics ever to appear in the history of rock”. He appeared under the name ‘Robbie Robb’ for the track ‘In Time’ on the soundtrack to the 1980s movie ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ and once in the States form the band Three Fishes with Pearl Jam’s bassist Jeff Ament and released their debut album “Three Fish” with drummer Richard Stuverud in 1996 through Epic Records. The album combined rock music with mystical-style Eastern music and received critical recognition by Rolling Stone magazine for it’s weird mix of folky self-obsession, crackling pop and heavy, metallic sighing. The band reformed and on June 1, 1999 released its second album, The Quiet Table, said to be an ambitious project that paid off in intriguing songs and evocative sonic textures. Robb’s most recent project for 3rd Ear Experience has been voted in the top 10 Best Albums of 2016 in its genre – artistecard.com/3rdearexperience.
Robbi has also edited over 300 documentaries and countless music videos. Some examples include:
Photographers & Directors
Photographer, Creative Director & Director
- Hails from: Palm Springs
- How he describes his work: Visual music
- AKA: Alchemist
- Style: Classic to fantastical
Signature work is improbable realities
Influences: Kubrick, Hipgnosis
Favorite piece of equipment: Brain
What he looks for in a shot: Originality and authenticity
Clients & Artists have included: Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rush, Yes, Michael Jackson and ZZ Top, to name a select few
Most memorable shoot: All of them…
According to Eric Idle of Monty Python, “Glen is a seven-foot Scotsman with a wooden leg whom I met Frog Rolling on an Eskimo trip in Northern Greenland.” Believe what you will. That’s the point. Glen Wexler’s pictures have taken the viewer deep into make-believe worlds that look real.
At 22 years old Wexler photographed his first album cover for Quincy Jones Productions while a student at Art Center College of Design. He quickly gained a reputation for his imaginative photo illustrations for Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Rush, Black Sabbath, Yes, ZZ Top and many others and has created over 300 album covers and 1000 advertising campaigns to date.
Advertising clients include Epson, Acura, Sony, Jeep, Maxell, Adobe, Intel, Coca-Cola, Capital One, Toyota, Pepsi, Warner Brothers Pictures and hundreds of others. Wexler’s editorial work includes featured photo illustrations for TIME and Fast Company.
Wexler also created iconic photographic logos for The Star Wars Trilogy, Batman Forever, Universal Pictures and Geffen Records.
Internationally recognized as one of the original artists to incorporate digital imaging technology into the creative process, Wexler is widely regarded as a leader in the field. His work has been profiled in many publications including Communication Arts, French PHOTO, Creativity, Los Angeles Times, Apple Pro Stories, and Adobe Photoshop Innovator’s Spotlight.
Photographer & Director
- Hails from: Caracas, Venezuela, via London UK
- How she describes her work: Vibrant, passionate and punk
- AKA: Go Go Gomez
- Years in the business: 20 years
Style: Colourful, rock ‘n roll, punk and sexy
Influences: Tarantino, Almodovar, Steven Klein, Tom Waits, Picasso, Nick Cave, Diane Arbus, the list is endless
Favourite piece of equipment: Her eye
What she looks for in a shot: An image you will never get bored of
Recent Clients/Artists include: Sshh, Chloe Black, Amy MacDonald, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Caroline Vreeland, Chelsea Tyler.
Diana Gomez is an internationally established photographer and director. The Venezuelan-born, who lives between London and LA, is recognized and sought after for her passionate portraits, strong use of colours, fun narratives, and her vibrant shoots.
Diana has collaborated with world-wide renowned celebrities such as Rihanna, Will.I.Am, Courtney Love, Jade Jagger, Rosario Dawson, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson and other important personalities in the fashion, art, music, and film world.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Harpers Bazaar, L’Officiel, The Sunday Times Style, Marie Claire, GQ, amongst others.
Her clients include Nike, Adidas, Coca Cola, EMI, Virgin, Universal Records, Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and many more.