Rock Hill Studios is a brand new venture that has only just been set up and opened in the UK by established guitar builder, Nathan Sheppard. Based in between Bath and Bristol, Keynsham to be exact, the establishment is comprised of a guitar building workshop, a reception/sales/booking area, one rehearsal room (with another soon to follow) and, once fully built, recording facilities will also be available.
Located in a tranquil and easily accessible part of Keynsham, the studio offers a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that is greatly the result of Nathan’s helpful and welcoming nature.
As mentioned, Nathan is a guitar builder and so, a studio was only a logical next step. Having recently attended the grand opening of Rock Hill Studios, I was privileged to see some Nathan Sheppard guitars in action and I must say that they sounded oh so sweet, with looks and quality that could rival those of any guitar on the market.
The hire charges for rehearsal rooms at Rock Hill Studios are very reasonable at £35 for a 3.5 hour session or £10 per hour and, as part of the deal, Nathan allows 15 minutes for setting up and 15 minutes for packing away at no cost at all. Discounts can be arranged if you’re looking to book a series of sessions and drums, mixing desk and PA are all provided for in the cost. Mics are not included due to hygiene issues, but you can head over to their well-stocked shop area and pick up an AKG mic at a discount price of £65, should you be hiring the rehearsal room. Note that the shop is filled with other great finds such as Hiscox cases, Cordial leads and D’Addamo strings, plus plectrums and various guitar-building bits and pieces. Diezel amps, heads and combos are also in stock, and Orange Kit is due in soon.
On top of all this, Rock Hill Studios also offer tuition for guitar, bass, drums and piano/keyboard with charges of £30 per hour and £16 per half hour.
Rock Hill Studios are located at: Unit 8 Rock Hill Estate, Wells Way, Keynsham, BS31 1PF
Nathan Sheppard Guitars: http://www.nsguitars.co.uk/
Rock Hill Studios: http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Rock-Hill-Studios/10150103067360442