Established in 2003, Crown Lane Studio is run by John Merriman. It is a relaxed, friendly and welcoming recording and rehearsal studio, where creativity and fun can thrive. The studio is open daily and available for bookings from 10am until 11.30pm.
Studio manager and co-director of Crown Lane, John Merriman graduated in 2001 from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in Music (focusing on Audio Engineering and Percussion) and a PGCE teaching qualification in music. Previous to this he travelled the UK as a drummer with the Christian pop group Audacity. He plays drums and percussion regularly at conferences and events in the UK and internationally. He has also hosted music related training courses in many different countries including Austria, Bulgaria and Zimbabwe as well as managing UK tours for bands.
In July 2007 he ceased working as a music teacher at a local high school where he was both Head of Music Technology and a governor, to pursue his major passion in recording and producing music. He and his wife, Ruth (co-director) have put everything into making Crown Lane the home for musicians that it has become.
Crown Lane has grown and developed much faster than anticipated, and to support the studio’s growth, local musician and IT trainer Bill Sherrington has fast become an invaluable member of the team, working both with recording sessions and in the production and mastering stage of projects.
Please visit our facebook page for examples of music recorded at Crown Lane – or come down and listen to what we’re mixing today!