Oct 21, 2015

Recording Grammy Nominated Pianist David Glen Hatch with the CSO!!

Angels Gate is honored to have been selected to record world renouned concert pianist David Glen Hatch with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for his upcoming album project.

David is an International concert and recording artist and master teacher of piano. He enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist and guest artist with symphony orchestras on SIX continents. Visit his website here...

Conducted miticulusly by Kenneth Young, one of New Zealand’s leading conductors and composers, David Glen Hatch masterfully perfomed the Brahms Piano Concerto #1 in D minor and Rubinstine's Piano Cocerto #4 in D minor.

Recorded by Kevin Allison over a two day session on location October 17th and 18th, Kevin choose to use an AVID VENUE console for the task. The songs are being mixed by Kevin at Angels Gate Recording Studio. A release date for the album has not yet been set.


Jul 4, 2015

Introducing Aaron Dutton!! 'When The Wells Run Dry'

Aaron Dutton has posted his new single from his upcoming solo album. Please vote for Aaron on http://www.theaudience.co.nz/aaron-dutton/. He has a chance to win $10,000 of funding from NZonAir if he finishes in the #1 spot!!

Jul 4, 2015

Candice Milner #1 June artist on theaudience.co.nz!!

Congratulations Candice!!

Candice Milner has won the #1 spot one theaudience.co.nz for month of June!!


Nov 6, 2014

Candice Milner Releases Her Debut Single 'Helping Hands' A Song For CanTeen on Angels Gate Records!!

Please congratulate Candice Milner!!!! Her debut single 'Helping Hands' is out today 7 November and available worldwide!!

Buy it on iTunes now!! https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/helping-hands-single/id935112325

The iTunes sales go directly to CanTeen!!! http://www.canteen.org.nz/ .

Please join Candice and support this worthy cause!!! Thank you from all of us at Angels Gate Records!!!

Watch her video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vYYEWiNGmU

Oct 27, 2014

Candice Milner Debuts 'Helping Hands' A Song For CanTeen!!

When her beloved grandmother died, 15-year-old Candice Milner decided she wanted to find a way to help support other people battling cancer. "I wrote the song Helping Hands spontaneously'. I want to get the song out there to fundraise for CanTeen and the Cancer Society and raise awareness.''

If her song achieves one thing, she hopes it brings people together. ''I didn't want to just write it and not have any purpose come out of it.''

Candice emailed producer Kevin Allison at Angels Gate Recording Studio and asked if he could help her make her song. He offered to record her song for free. ''This all wouldn't have happened otherwise,'' she says,

CanTeen, which supports young people aged between 13 and 24 living with cancer, are impressed with Candice's song. ''It's a generous gesture,'' says CanTeen youth worker Jason Flewellen.

''CanTeen is a peer support organization so it's great to see someone her age supporting people her age with cancer.'' Candice is donating the proceeds from the sale of her song to CanTeen.

Special thanks to producer Kevin Allison, guitarist Tyler Brown, video by Rush Joplin, Vicki Anderson of The Press and CanTeen for their support with the project.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/art-and-stage/christchurch-music/10544235/GO-Live-Teen-sings-from-the-heart  Click link to see Candice and perview the song!

Angels Gate Records is proud to introduce Candice Milner and her new song 'Helping Hands' a song for CanTeen. The release date is 7 November 2014. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Amozon, iHeart, and all other digital outlets!

Oct 27, 2014

Shihad Stoped By Angels Gate To Talk About Their New Album FVEY!!!

Released in August, FVEY debuted at No. 1 on the country's Top 40 Albums Chart making the Kiwi rockers the band with the most No. 1 albums in New Zealand chart history.

Shihad are the only New Zealand band to have five No. 1 albums.

Click the link to see the interview!!


On his 88th birthday, Christchurch musician Pat Dugan stopped by for a chat!!

He's been called the ''Godfather of country music'' in New Zealand but Pat Dugan is not keen on that title.

''There were a lot of great performers before me.... I'm just tagging along. I love country music, but Irish music has always been closest to my heart.''

Dugan was recently presented with the Legend Award at the National Country Music Awards in Hamilton.

Pat is a national treasure!! To see his interview click the link below!


Aug 18, 2014

GO Live at Angels Gate! The 7th installment is Natalie Elms!!

Natalie Elms is this week's featured artist on Go Live at Angels Gate.

Natalie talks about her new song 'You Never Gave Enough'. This beautiful song is destine to be a classic.

The Christchurch-based singer-songwriter wrote 'You Never Gave Enough' more than 10 years ago.

She wrote it after a break-up but recording the song this month has been about new beginnings.

Elms has been a familiar face around Christchurch venues for some time.


GO Live! at Angels Gate, angelsgate.co.nz, is a weekly video series which aims to showcase both new and established musicians in Christchurch. Like what you hear? Email us to find out more!

Go Live at Angels Gate with Arron Tokona!!

 Aaron Tokona frontman for AhoriBuzz a jam-band made up of top Christchurch musicians. This week the ex-Cairo Knife Fight and ex-Weta performer talks to Go Live's Vicki Anderson about his  song 'Into The Sunshine'.

Tokona wrote 'Into the Sunshine' for last year's Global Citizen concert, striving to make it as powerful, beautiful and uplifting as possible.

The Global Citizen concert aimed to be a soundtrack to a worldwide social movement to end extreme poverty within a generation.

Christchurch-based Tokona says that everyone, from Mexico to Taihape, ''lives under the same sun''.


GO Live at Angels Gate with Amy Bowie!!

A Christchurch-based singer, songwriter, actress and vocal coach, Amy Bowie has a passion for musical theatre and writes and sings in multiple genres.

Having trained in classical and jazz singing, she has been a vocal tutor for over 10 years. She is the public programmes co-ordinator for the School of Music at the University of Canterbury and has a background in arts administration and event management.

Bowie is also the Christchurch brand ambassador for crowdfunding platform PledgeMe and was the project co-ordinator for Christchurch's Body Festival of Dance and Physical Theatre last year.


GO Live! at Angels Gate is a weekly video series which aims to showcase both new and established musicians in Christchurch.

Go Live at Angels Gate with Ruby Braam!

Ruby Braam is a 19 year old, second year Theatre/English major student studying a BA/Bteach at Victoria University of Wellington. A long time performer in the arts she is now debuting her new single "Stay High" written with producer Kevin Allison (Angles Gate Recording Studio).

"Stay High" is the first song of Ruby's upcoming EP which is currently in production. The new single is an Alternative/Pop ballad which pushes lyrical boundaries supported through her emotive vocal drive. Ruby's natural tonality enables the push for authenticity to rise and become the driving force behind her music.

Click on the photo to go to Ruby's Go Live interview!

Jul 15, 2014

GO Live at Angels Gate!! 2nd installment!

Last weeks featured artist is the amazing 18 year old Tyler Brown. His warm voice and great guitar playing will take him far we're sure. Tyler's debut song 'Finish Line' laments about having poeple in your life and not being alone at the end.

Here's the link! http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/art-and-stage/christchurch-music/10257408/Song-of-the-Week-Tyler-Brown

GO Live at Angels Gate!!

Here is the first installment of GO Live at Angels Gate. The series is a colaboration by Kevin Allison at Angels Gate Recording Studio, Vickie Anderson at The Press in Christchurch,NZ, and videographer Rush Jopson.

The prefomance and interview features New Zealand's musical talent. If your interested in participating, bands or artists should contact Kevin at Angels Gate.

The band 'Skelter' is a hard edged, gritty 4 peice rock band with great songs and great musician. They formed the band last year and where runners up in the RDU Roundup Battle of the Band competition in May 2014. The track 'Suffocate' was recorded live in studio.  Click the link below to hear the band and see the interview.


May 2, 2014

May Music Month Special!!!!

LOOK FOR THIS AD in The New Zealand Music Commission 2014 MAYBOOK and receive a 20% DISCOUNT ON STUDIO RECORDING TIME!!!

Ruby Braam's Debut Single 'Stay High' Is Topping The Wildcard Chart.

Ruby Braam writes...

Hey guys!
I have been working super hard over the past couple of weeks on this bad boy: my new debut single "Stay High". If you follow this link http://www.theaudience.co.nz/ruby-braam/ you will be able to check out my bio and listen to the track. Through the audience.co.nz you are also able to vote for the single, enabling possible air time and funding to help towards completing my EP. You are able to vote once a day EVERYDAY. Thanks to all my family and friends for there support, but especially to Kevin Allison. Kevin has been an amazing producer to work with and I will forever be grateful to him for all the work he has put towards this song, crafting it exactly the way we envisioned it.

Great Review In New Zealand Musician Magazine!!

Thanks to New Zealand Musician Magazine nice review in the April/May issue of Shayna King's 'The Day Is Young' album produced by Kevin Allison. Click this link to perview and puchase the songs. https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/the-day-is-young/id739594654


Aug 8, 2013

'Anything' by Ross Meecham #1!!

Congratulations to Ross Meecham!!

His song 'Anything' was #1 on the released songs chart for the month of July on www.theaudience.co.nz.

The song was recorded at Angels Gate and produced by Kevin Allison.

'Anything is avaliable as a free download on http://www.lifefm.co.nz/index.php/kiwi-download/item/1499-kiwi-download-ross-meecham-anything for a limited time or Listen to it here... http://www.theaudience.co.nz/ross-meecham/anything-1/ 

May 22, 2013

Recording Studio Open Day BIG SUCCESS!!

Recording Studio Open Day BIG SUCCESS!!

A Big Thank You to Chart NZ for supporting the Recording Studio Open Day 5 May as part of Chartfest, and to all who attended on the day!!

Special thanks to Shayna King, Rosanne Burdett, and Jimmy Leigh performed for the crowd. Some of the crowd got to join in and perform as well.

We had a blast meeting and talk with all the guests!

Radio New Zealand Interview!!

As part of New Zealand Music Month, Kevin Allison was recently interviewed by Katy Gosset for Radio New Zealand about his move to New Zealand and building Angels Gate Recording Studio.
Thank's Katy and Radio NZ!

Here is a link to the interview.