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My Little Pony Ad Spot Recorded At River 16

We had the pleasure at River 16 to record some of the voice actors for a My Little Pony spot through Grey Media, one of the world’s  top advertising and marketing organizations.

My Little Pony is a Hasbro entertainment franchise hailing back to the early 80’s with its first generation of pony figures. A TV show spawned later that decade […]

Jeff Hayward Recording Solo Album At River 16

Songwriter Jeff Hayward has been in the studio recently working on his solo album. Jeff is playing all of the instruments himself including a resonator guitar, electric sitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica drums and more.

Jeff also plays in the Oakville band Delirium Nelson; they can be found at

Stay tuned for the release!


Douglas James (CNN, CBC, CNBC) In The Studio

It has been a pleasure to work with Douglas James on various audiobooks and voiceover recordings.

Douglas James is an expert in the field of journalism. He was in Berlin when the wall came down. He was in Israel during the Palestinian Intifada. He was in Iraq during the Gulf War.

Douglas was a correspondent for CBC’s The […]

The Marrieds Music Video

Jane Carmichael & Kevin Kennedy of the Marrieds were in shooting a music video for a single from their latest release ‘Fire In The Flame’ with videographer Gary Kuiper from Laundry Design Works. 

Gary has recorded in the studio on several projects as lead guitarist in well-known, high-energy rockabilly outfit The Vanishers. This time around he’s […]

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 […]