Backstreet first started to make a noise at the rear of
137 Upper Street Islington N1.
Starting out with 3 practice rooms and eventually moving on to larger premises with 8 studios, it wasn’t long before Backstreet became one of the most popular rehearsal studios in London.
Whether you are in a band or thinking of starting your own rehearsal studios, this book is a rare insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the day to day running of a business that is very little heard of, but is one of the most important parts of the music industry.
Studios are one of the most creative places to be, you never know who will be the next band to make it to the top.
It’s amazing to spend your days listening to bands and solo artists struggling along and then getting their first appearance on Top of the Pops. In my case one of these bands turned out to be Suede, one of the biggest selling artists around today.
Hundreds of bands used the studios over the years and I must say it was a pleasure to provide an environment that helped them along the way. This book is dedicated to all of the musicians who without, I would not be writing this book. Remember, whoever you are and whatever you do Practice makes Perfect.