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Sight and Sound Music Workshop Dearne Ltd

Group aims

The Renaissance Centre is home to a state of the art Recording Studio. We offer safe and affordable rehearsal space for wannabe bands, as well as recording facilities for established bands and artistes.


Sight and Sound Music Workshop was set up in 1985 just after the miner’s strike, primarily to alleviate the problems of unemployment within the Dearne area, through music. Offering a cheap, friendly community recording facility and band rehearsal room, and run by volunteers on a non profit status. Sight and Sound moved premises from an inadequate old hall to a purpose built studio within the Dearne Valley Venture building, Bolton on Dearne, in 1991. Here the studio moved from strength to strength recording numerous local bands, community organisation such as the WEA, Thurnscoe and Barnburgh choirs, local school choirs and Christmas events, as well as producing compilation tapes of local bands and musicians, still run by volunteers and user members.

Group activities

Band rehearsal facilities, including ALL BACKLINE (drum kit, Ampeg bass, Marshall valve
stack, Fender combo) and Vocal P.A
At a rate of £20 for 3 hours…..any time from 9.00am till 8.30 pm including weekends.
Recording rates £25 per hour, minimum 3hours, if you book 8 you pay for 7!
And you get to use thousands of pounds worth of pro equipment and an experienced engineer.
Mastering (the final pro stage of mixing) rates vary but usually £180 – £250 per album depending on material.
We have a long history of mastering, with a provable track record available.
Or you can just rent our rooms, as they are pleasing on the eye, sound proofed and


Dean (JUD) or Al


Tel: 07957 660 835


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Dearne Renaissance Centre
Priory Road
Bolton on Dearne
S63 8AE

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Last Modified: March 20, 2015