Jan 28, 2013

"The Make Believe" Interview at Angels Gate!!

We were proud to have The Make Believe at Angels Gate Recording Studio for an interview for Decent Exposure in our guitar room. Take a look! The boys are playing our 1926 Slingerland, 1967 Guild F50 and 1989 Gibson Advance Jumbo. A fun time was had by all. Look for their new single due out in February!

Jan 8, 2013

Tessa Lyes Australia Tour!!

Tessa Lyes (NZ) - SUMMER TOUR!

Tessa Lyes- An alternative/folk artist from NZ is performing a range of excellent AUS venues as a part of her summer tour. She has recently recorded and released her debut EP “Imaginary Lover” which has had a number of great reviews from renowned sources, and is something she wants to share with the rest of the world.

“The shades of Florence and the Machine that filter through much of her vocal delivery drops away and her melancholic wail takes a step closer to the effortless authenticity of someone like Patti Smith” - NZ Musician Magazine

Thursday 17th January 7.30pm
Revolver Upstairs , Prahran VIC
Tessa Lyes (NZ) + Lauren Glezer + Anthony Young
$10 at the door or pre-sales www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday 19th January 8pm
The Chandelier Room , Moorabbin VIC
The Broken Sweethearts + Nicolette Forte + Tessa Lyes
$10 at the door

Sunday 20th January 7.30pm
The Toff in Town , Melbourne CBD
Tane Emia-Moore +Tessa Lyes + Davy Simony + Anthony young
$10 at the door or pre-sales www.moshtix.com.au

Tuesday 22nd January 7.30pm
Veludo , St Kilda VIC
Tessa Lyes

Wednesday 23rd January 8pm
Some Velvet Morning ,Clifton Hill VIC
Tessa Lyes

Tuesday 29th January 8pm
The Old Bar , Fitzroy VIC
Tessa Lyes + Skyscraper Stan

Friday 1st February 8pm
Babushka Bar, Ballarat VIC
Kyle Taylor + Tane Emia-Moore + Tessa Lyes
$10 at the door

Nov 7, 2012

International stars help New Zealand kids!!

The good folks at Play It Strange in New Zealand are getting some help from some very talented Social Angels. They are auctioning off some autographed ukuleles!! Please help the cause if you can!!

Social Angels is helping Play It Strange Trust raise money to facilitate a programme of lyric writing workshops in low decile primary schools, starting from the central North Island to Cape Reinga. The programme will help young New Zealanders develop skills in song writing, helping them feel connected and relevant.

Several international stars loved hearing what Social Angels is doing and wanted to help in their own way – so Social Angels is overjoyed to have collected ukuleles signed by Green Day, Flight of the Conchords, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Ozzy Osbourne and others, plus a signed, limited edition fine art print by Leonard Cohen.

The unique items are up for auction on Trade Me until Monday 19 November and every cent raised goes straight to this cause – Social Angels keeps none of the proceeds, as part of their '100% Promise'.

You can help support this wonderful cause in three different ways:

1. Let your friends and family know (especially any fans of the stars!) by forwarding this message.

2. Take part in the auctions yourself – visit the auctions now. By helping raise as much money as possible for the workshops, an item touched, played and signed by a favourite star could be yours!

3. Visit the Social Angels cause page to donate directly to Play It Strange Trust.

Thank you!
Play It Strange & Social Angels

Oct 13, 2012

The Band "Chatchy" Visits Angels Gate Recording Studio!!

It was great to have Jimmy Leigh from "Shayna King Band" bring a few guys from the Auckland based band "Chatchy" by Angels Gate Recording Studio for a look around and play a few sweet licks before there show last night at The Foundry in Christchurch. It was a great show by them and also "The Laon" who is currently recording at Angels Gate. Both bands rocked the house!!

Here's Jason Herbert playing a replica 1955 Strat through a 1955 Supro Lightning Bolt and a 1955 Gibsnette set up by a 1955 Kevin Allison. How could you go wrong!! :-)

Thanks for stopping by guys!

Sep 28, 2012


Angels Gate Recording Studio is proud to welcome Starlight Entertainment NZ to it's list of clients.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Starlight Music was launched by Cindy Conroy in 2006 as an Independent Management Company & Booking Agency for solo artists and bands that were focusing solely on the Rock Genre.

We look forward to working with Starlight Entertainment producing, recording, mixing, and mastering the music for their acts.


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Sep 18, 2012

Shayna King New Video Realease!!! "Broken Hearts"

Shayna King has just released "Broken Hearts" this week!! Available now on Bandcamp http://shaynaking.bandcamp.com/ and later this week on iTunes.
Her video was also released on Youtube and is doing very well. Congratulations Shayna!!

Aug 7, 2012

Stuck In Paradise CD's On Sale!!!

"Stuck In Paradise" is the newest release by Scott Bowater recorded at Angels Gate Recording Studio and produced by Kevin Allison.
Scott received his Stuck In Paradise CD's this morning and they look amazing! We are really happy!
If anyone
would like to get their hands on a copy they can be ordered by MAIL for $20 plus $4 postage nationally. (Payment can be taken by PayPal if you have a credit card, or paypal account). If you are international, just message me and I'll get a postage quote. Join us in this weekend at the release party!!!

Aug 1, 2012

Hear Shayna King's "Broken Hearts" Unreleased!!!


Please listen to and VOTE for Shayna King's unreleased song "Broken Hearts" on www.theaudience.co.nz to help her win funding to finish her new album. By voting her #1 for the month of August she will recieve funding from NZ On Air
Please help Shayna fulfill her dream.


Jul 20, 2012

Angels Gate Presents!!!!

Angels Gate Presents!!!!

Angels Gate Recording Studio is proud to present an acoustic evening at...

"The Creek Hotel" Timaru, NZ 17th August and...

"the darkroom" Christchurch, NZ 18th August with 3 great singer/songwriters from New Zealand's South Island.

TESSA LYES... Performs song from Her EP "Imaginary Lover"

SHAYNA KING... Performs songs from her upcoming album "Broken Hearts"

SCOTT BOWATER... Performs songs from his new album "Stuck In Paradise"


Jul 5, 2012

Hi fans!

Please have a listen to the the new Scott Bowater song "All I Want Is You". The recording is done and the album entitled "Stuck In Paradise" is on it's way to be pressed. The CD is scheduled to be out in August. This acoustic album with all original songs is sure to please.

Congartulations Scott!!

Jun 28, 2012

"Stuck In Paradise"

Here at Angels Gate Recording Studio we are just putting the finishing touches on the new Scott Bowater album "Stuck In Paradise".
Produced by Kevin Allison, this 12 songs album speaks of love and life in a dynamic acousitc style that is sure to please.
Scott is great singer/songwriter from Kaikoura, NZ.

Look for it soon here and on the web!!

May 14, 2012

Tessa Lyes EP Gitting Radio Airplay on Classic Hits!!!

The debut EP "Imaginary Lover" Is getting rave review and requests for play on Classic Hits West Coast. The Hokitika native was interviewed by the radio station and is soon to be in the running for a Silver Scroll Award we're sure. Check out the songs at Tessa's website!!   http://www.tessalyes.com/#!

May 6, 2012

Craig Smith of Wonkey Donkey fame has just relaesed his new video for adults. "The Hedonist" off his Album "45 South" is a claymation video was done by Derek Sonic Thunders. The music was produced by Kevin Allison in the United States just before moving to New Zealand. Congatulations to Craig! Enjoy the video

May 4, 2012

Band Of The Bands Competition at University of Canterbury!!

Kevin Allison will be one of the Judges for the UCSA Battle of the Bands competition being held at the Foundry on May 5,11 and 18. Come and support your favorite band. Angels Gate Recording Studio is a proud sponsor of the event for the second year. Good luck to all the bands that entered!!


May 1, 2012

New Zealand Music Month Special!!!

In support of New Zealand Music Month Angels Gate Recording Studio Is offering a 10% discount on studio time for the month of MAY so call and book your session today!!

Apr 23, 2012

"Photosynthesize" by 'The Delirious Three' Just Released!!!

Here it is "Photosynthesize" by 'The Delirious Three'! This is the winning song from the Festival of Flowers song writing competition. It was recorded at Angels Gate Recording Studio and produced by Kevin Allison as one of the prizes of the event. You will love this song!!!
Any proceeds from the download of the song will be donated to the Earthquake appeal to help support the ongoing efforts to re-energise and re-build Christchurch. Congratulations to Richard, Dan, and John!

Apr 12, 2012

Tessa Leys EP Release Party!!!

Tessa Lyes released her new EP "Imaginary Lover" Friday 13 April. The release party was held in O'Conners Bar at the Beach Front Hotel in Hokatica and the band performed all the songs from the EP which was produced by Kevin Allison at Angels Gate Recording Studio. Congratulations to Tessa and her band members Danny Tawhiti and Lucas Lyes.
The EP is available now at CD baby.com and iTunes.

Apr 11, 2012

Amy Bowie Song Used For Good Cause!!

Angels Gate Recording Studio is proud to have recorded the song "Other People" written and performed by Amy Bowie and produced by Kevin Allison. The song is now the music being used for this very important public service commercial now being played across New Zealand. We feel very strongly about this cause. Congratulations Amy!!
In New Zealand 270,000 children live below the poverty line. The great tragedy is, we just don't see it.

Mar 30, 2012

Shayna King Shoots New Video!!!

Shayna King has just shot her first video for her new single "Broken Hearts". The song was recorded at Angels Gate Recording Studio and produced by Kevin Allison. The video was filmed by Carpe Diem Films who will be editing the video this week. It was filmed entirely on the South Island. Look for the video soon with the release of the single available soon on I-tunes. Congratulations to Shayna.
Also look for Shayna on 20/20 to be shown on April 12th at 8:30 PM. Be sure and watch!!

Celebrating Our First Anniversary!!!

30 March is the first year anniversary of Angels Gate Recording Studio!! Kevin Allison and the staff would like to thank all the people who have recorded here and made us a success in Christchurch. It has been a privilege to serve the community and we look forward to serving you for many more great years. Thank you!!