Studio owners Nathan Doutt, Mike Fragasse and Danny Cullman have been tirelessly churning out records from their state of the art recording facility in South Akron for over 11 years– until they bought a church.
“Every band dreams of making an album inside of a church and we’ve designed the new studio to capture those sounds and dreams,” said co-owner Nathan Doutt. “We’ve been really fortunate that Akron has taken us in with open arms and watched us grow in a really cool way.”
Central 8 Studios has been a driving force in the local and national music industries, working with accomplished artists such as Chrissie Hynde, Acid Cats, Jeff Klemm, 1964 The Tribute, Affiance, A Sense Of Purpose, B Rich, Ampichino and 2 Chainz, just to name a few. The studio started out in a townhouse in West Akron and has expanded rapidly to fit the needs of the ever-growing and ever-eclectic clientele. The church will be their fourth location and the largest to date.
Doutt added: “the concept of the ‘music business’ is often contradictory. Combining art and commerce together and making it genuine is something Akron has always had a strong foothold in; the community understands this and has really stuck by Central 8 through it all.”
On Friday, March 3, Central 8 Studios will present a night of music featuring three artists who have recently released albums completed at their studio. Coup De Grace will release their new album “Walk In Light.” Jeff Klemm & The Letters will showcase songs from their upcoming unreleased album, and The Brothers Band will play songs from their recent album “Her.” The celebration will be held at Musica (51 E. Market St.) in Downtown Akron. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.
Booking has started for two rooms at the former Silver Creek Church and Central 8 will remain operating at its current location during the transition.
For more information about Central 8 Studios, please visit http://central8studios.com.
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