Welcome to Bally
Located 5 mins from Tottenham Hale Station
(Victoria Line & Stansted Express) in North London, Bally Studios
Rehearsal Studios offers a friendly service, competitive and
transparent pricing, great equipment, free parking, clean rooms, sharp
service and a warm welcome.
We are a small, independent company. We
become friends with a lot of the people who come to the studio, and we
get a lot of enjoyment out of working at the Studios.
have at the moment 50 bands who come to the studio on a weekly or
monthly basis, as well as about 60 others that come sporadically.
Each and every one we are proud to have as customers, no matter how many
albums they have recorded, what style of music they play, or how big
their fan base. A warm welcome, and a cup of tea, awaits every
band who is looking at rehearsing or recording at
current clients who use
our studios include:
The Kinks, Coldplay,
Bombay Bicycle Club, Caribou, Allo Darlin, Darren Hayman, Neils
Children, Special Needs, Snow Patrol, Keane, Bernard Butler,
Lemar, Bay City Rollers, Shane McGowan & The Popes, Afro Celt
Soundsystem, Domino Records, Island Records, Universal, EMI, Sony
Records, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky TV and many more.
We really care about the
studios, and care about the people that come here. Not as a sales
spiel, but because we're in bands ourselves, and we feel that a place
that is run well is a joy to rehearse in, and we intend to make it
that way for our customers. We think it's easier to put extra effort in,
and run a great studio, as opposed to having to advertising for extra
bands to come. Between 2005 and 2012, 94% of bands that came to us Once,
ended up coming back over 5 times, with 40% of them coning back over 15
times. We still have 12 bands that were coming to us in 2005 that
still come to us at the back end of 2012. We hope it shows how
much effort we put into making sure that the studios are as great a
place to rehearse as possible.
Photos of the studios are here
Our rehearsal slots
cost from £30 - £36 for 4 hours in the daytime,
and from £38 - £46 per 4 hour slot on the weekend and evening. The
larger the room, the more it costs. All equipment is
included. No extra fees, no hidden tax or booking fee's, no funny
More details for the rehearsal costs here
We are always trying to improve the studios in any
way we can. As of August 2013, all of the
studios now have proper stage lights in them, so that you can get used
to playing under gig conditions. These photos are unedited, and show the
different colours the stage lights scroll through.
As of August 2013, we also have brand new
cymbals that are available to hire at the studios, for no extra charge.
All you need to do is let us know in advance that you want them and we
will make sure that we put them aside for you, as we only have 3 sets of
cymbals between the 5 studios.
Many rehearsal studios seem to just "tolerate" the bands that come to
them. We think that the bands
the studio. Without them, we would just have empty rooms.
and so we have artwork in the reception to celebrate this.
In order to avoid
putting up our prices too much, we have a cancellation policy that we
have to keep to at all times.
are the details about our cancellation policy.
We have a small shop
here that sells guitar strings, drumsticks, plectrums, guitar cables,
straps, as well as a tuck shop that sells soft drinks chocolate, crisps
and other snacks.
More details on our shop
If you're based in
London, Tottenham Hale is 11 mins from Kings Cross, so it's not as far
as you'd think.
details on where we are located.
We pride ourselves on
the quality of the Rehearsal Studios. We have quality sound
systems and equipment in all rooms, good drum kits and all of the PA's
are at least 2 x 1,000 watts, and all rooms are cleaned everyday,
without fail. Teas and coffees are included in our prices.
also do a regular blog that about our experiences in the unsigned music
We offer solo sessions (also includes guitar
practice, giving guitar lessons or singing along to a backing track) for
very competitive rates.
studios start with a big injection of cash, but Bally Studios has grown
steadily, organically, over many years. We started off by selling our
guitars, and going to the Princes Trust to get a small loan. We started
with 2 studios in 2005, added a 3rd in 2006, a 4th in 2007, and a
5th in 2009. We added a recording studio in 2010, and a separate mixing
suite in 2012. It's taken a lot of hard work, but we
are happy with the results. We know how hard it is to build something
that is creative, and we want to help the bands that come to us to do
the same thing.
We've created a little timeline of how everything
has developed at the studios.
We are also very proud
of our ethical stance that we always make sure we keep ourselves to.
Here is a page that explains how the
Studios isn't just a way to make money,
it's a chance for us to help people who we come into contact with.
Thanks for viewing our studios websites.
We hope to see you over here soon.
Jimmy Mulvihill, Francesca De Luca and Mark
Here are links to our Spotify Playlist, our
Twitter feed and our MySpace account