Haidi Wu, Chinese Harp player

 We had a great session with Oakville’s Haidi Wu, who plays the Guzheng, also known as a Chinese zither, or more commonly the Chinese Harp. Haidi recorded six pieces of mostly Classical Chinese music. The content, sometimes within one piece alone, ranged from somber, cerebral moods to energetic dances, and in between. Recording the instrument, it became evident how […]

St. Matthews Catholic School at River 16

River 16 Recording Studio and Innovative Arts teamed up to host over 120 students from St. Matthews Catholic School for a day of media arts. Students in grades 1-3 were taken on an interactive experience as actors and recording artists.

Innovative Arts taught the students how TV shows, plays and musicals are put together and gave […]

Big Wreck demos Morris Amps at River 16

Brian Doherty of Big Wreck came by the studio to demo Glen Morris’ current line of amplifiers including the Producer, the Grinder and the Morrganic.
Glen Morris has been producing his line of amps since 2005, and has had a long history of building and repairing electronics. He was a certified warranty tech for Fender, Marshall, Yamaha, […]

Jacqui Carter & Lonestar’s Keech Rainwater

Jacqui Carter is an Australian country singer who has recently moved to Canada to pursue her music career. She’s spent 6 months in country music’s international capitol, Nashville.

There she met members of Lonestar  ( and hit it off. Lonestar drummer Keech Rainwater has taken the role as producer for Carter’s debut music release.

The producer-artist duo brought […]

Tami Neilson at River 16

Tami Neilson and her band just flew in from New Zealand yesterday and got to work rehearsing at the studio for their upcoming shows in Toronto. Be sure to check them out!

Valley Returning To River 16

Valley is coming back to River 16 to work on their next project. With members originating from Oakville and Burlington, River 16 feels like home to Valley. After all, Michael Brandolino (vocals, guitar) did a co-op program and later interned at the studio as an assistant engineer. So he was already very familiar with the studio. Karah […]

Simply Saucer at River 16

Hamilton Music Award winners Simply Saucer was in recently rehearsing for upcoming shows. Simply Saucer has been around since the early 70s, and is currently performing as a 6 piece band featuring Glenn Milchem from Blue Rodeo on drums. Check out their recent EP, Baby Nova

Michelle Armstrong Audio Book

Michelle Armstrong is currently working on an audio version of her book “Transform” Find out more at

Debut single from JASCO

Local Oakville band Jasco have been in the studio the past week weeks working on an EP. Be sure to check out their first single Grim, out now!


DJ Keener and Jason Small from Education Through Media In Studio

Education Through Media came through the studio to film an interview with DJ Keener. ETM is a registered non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth through the arts.

Visit their website ( for more information and to learn how to help!