Sunday, May 22, 2022

New home for Derby recording studio

The owner of a popular recording studio and music venue in Derby has found a new home for his business after being supported by the University of Derby.


Jay Dean’s Dubrek Studios, which is currently based on Becket Street, has to relocate from its current home and after struggling to find a suitable new space, the University offered Jay the lease of the ground floor of its building at 67 Bridge Street, for up to three years.

Now, Jay has plans to use the building as a studio, rehearsal space, as well as a gallery, café and gig venue.

Jay said: “At Dubrek Studios we’re very pleased and excited that the University of Derby has been able to offer us new premises at a very critical time for us.

“Going forward this means we will be able to improve and expand our offer with an increased capacity performance space, a gallery and a kitchen facility. In addition, opportunities now exist to collaborate with our new neighbours at Banks Mill Studios, and with academics from the University of Derby, including its School of Arts, to develop a programme of student services.

“Our goal is to provide an essential creative hub for Derby on Bridge Street, and I am very much looking forward to seeing how this progresses and develops.”

John Crossley, Head of Discipline – Music and Performing Arts at the University of Derby, said: “We are really pleased to be able to play our part in ensuring that this important, thriving, local business has a future in Derby.

“This exciting development will create fantastic opportunities for our students in terms of work experience, mentoring and shadowing as well as industry-based research. We see this as a true synergy of education and real-world experience, which is so important in equipping our graduates for their future careers.”

David McGravie, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, added: “We are committed to supporting the long-term cultural vibrancy of the city, which Dubrek Studios plays a role in, and are therefore delighted to be able to help Jay find new premises.

“We look forward to seeing his plans come to fruition and working with him to deliver exciting opportunities for our students going forwards.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Latest news

Related news

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.