We recently came across this fantastic fan-made Oasis documentary on YouTube. It focuses on the period of time when the band were recording their UK #1 album, ’Standing on the Shoulder of Giants’ at Wheeler End Recording Studio in Buckinghamshire.
Our co-owner, Suzanne Lee-Barnes, originally owned the Wheeler End studios along with her husband, Alvin Lee. They purchased the farmhouse and grounds in the 1980’s and they developed it first into a studio where Alvin could record with his friends, artists like George Harrison and Joe Brown.
In 1994 Wheeler End became a commercial recording studio, with additional space (a converted barn) where artists could rehearse for upcoming recordings, tours or gigs.
‘Standing on the Shoulder of Giants’ wasn’t the only album that Oasis recorded at the studio. They let the studio for 8 years and also recorded ‘Heathen Chemistry’ there.
Some incredible artists recorded at Wheeler End over the years, including Paul Weller (he recorded both albums ‘Illumination’ and ‘As Is Now’ there), Robbie Williams, Kasabian, David Gilmour, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Madness, The Prodigy, KiKi Dee and Bonnie Tyler.
We found this video of Robbie recording his album ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ at Wheeler End;
Whilst not being Dean St. Studio history per se, the history and experience that our entire team has really goes into making our Studio what it is today and we’re incredibly proud of that.