Kick Up the Dust

Kick Up the Dust on the HMS President in London, 2015. Dave Fishwick on guitar and vocals; Peter Dyson on drums. Studio West owner Peter Dyson and Dave Fishwick started playing music together in 1983, when they were students at Brunel University in London. Over thirty...
Veronica May in Studio A

Veronica May in Studio A

Difficult to categorize, San Diego-based musician Veronica May dabbles in a wide variety of genres from folk to funk and RnB to rock ’n roll. She is one of the region’s most eclectic musicians, frequently collaborating with artists all across town, including the likes...

Graduation at Studio West

Family and friends gathered in Studio A on Friday, December 15th, to celebrate the newest graduates of The Recording Arts Center’s audio engineering program: James Berry-Krumrey, Connor Dillon, Noah Mattison, Jacob Moreno, Camden Stapleton, and Nate Vaughan. Mei-Ling...

Rapper Forensic raps about Police Life

Forensic, policeman and rapper by Katie ChristyForensic isn’t your typical music artist- he’s a cop by day and a rapper by night, keeping his personal identity anonymous. Maybe you’ve seen him cleaning up trash and graffiti from local areas with the community,...

Studio West Graduate Lands Job at Amper Music

Sam McCormick in Studio A at Studio West. Sam McCormick, a Recording Arts Center graduate and audio engineer, isn’t your typical twenty-year-old. Since his graduation from Studio West in 2016, he’s already found recording-industry success, having landed a position at...

Jon Campos and the Incurables

by Katie Christy Kim and Jon Campos. The Beginning Jon Campos in a Studio A isolation booth. On New Year’s Eve in 2015, Vintana Wine & Dine in Escondido had a problem—its main act was unable to appear. Jon Campos, a usual performer at the venue, slipped into the...

Gregory Page Releases “Say A Prayer”

The Refugee CampGregory Page had never been so nervous before a gig, not even when he played for 12,000 at London’s O2 Arena. He loaded up his guitar, not knowing what to expect. Gregory had been asked to play at the largest refugee camp in Europe, near a town called...

Rancho Bernardo Chorale Performing this Weekend

by Katie ChristyThe Beginning Members of the RB Chorale In the middle of the summer in 1974, right before the fourth of July, sixteen eager singers convened in the living room of rising music and chorale director Pat Bean to form the Rancho Bernardo Chorale. Since...

Country Mouse City Mouse: A Journey Begins

by Colin Tedeschi Studio West instructor Shawn Rohlf —a lifelong musician and outdoor enthusiast—has spent much of his life intermingling between an urban environment and the natural world. His newest musical project, Country Mouse City Mouse, explores the themes of...