Originally known as Rocket Audio Productions, we began part-time in the mid 90’s in a small home studio in Perth’s northern suburbs. Producing a wide range of local music and genre’s.

Artisan Music was born in March 2010 working, still part-time, out of a small production space in West Perth, building on it’s clientele to eventually be full time in both music production and piano service.

Relocating to our new Malaga studio in 2014, we now boast over 150 sqm of studio space.  Bigger control rooms, live band recording room and two new vocal booths.  In addition, we now have a full piano restoration workshop and, most importantly, a team of people who’ll help you, the artist, with more than just a recording experience.

Meet our team…

Narelle Belle

  • Bookings / Administration

Phone: 0420 615 045 – All enquiries

Email: admin@artisanmusic.com.au

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Patrick Carre 

  • Director

Email: info@artisanmusic.com.au

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Simon Groves

  • Recording engineer

Email: simon.g@artisanmusic.com.au

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Livia Carre

  • Business Management

Email: accounts@artisanmusic.com.au

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David Kaye

  • Piano Tuner / Technician

 

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Patrick Carre

  • Director
  • Music Producer
  • Mix engineer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
  • Piano Technician

Patrick is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and recording engineer and music producer and has been working in the music industry for over 25 years.  Patrick’s first love was the piano but also displayed talent for being able to easily master a range of instruments including, guitar, bass, harmonica and drums.

Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia Patrick found a passion for music at the age of 15 where he began playing in various Perth original and cover bands to develop his skills and craft (Adam Brand, The Mod Squad) along with working at Music Park in the High Tech department.  During his time at Music Park, he cut his teeth into the recording industry, working in the studio with Perth born 3 time Grammy Award winning mix engineer Ainslie Grosser, where they began recording local original bands.

During that time Patrick made some very valuable connections in the music industry and worked alongside the likes of Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and UK EDM music producer Trixta and was invited to tour with Richard Walley, an internationally renowned Noongar didgeridoo player, to tour Mexico with his band alongside original artists Optamus (Downsyde) and other members of the band.

Shortly after returning from tour, Patrick began two new companies Vivid Publishing and Rocket Productions where he began recording, producing and publishing local Perth artists from his recording studio.  Vivid Publishing currently holds the publishing rights to the works of Richard Walley, where in 2001 Richard’s works were selected by Carlos Santana for his “Supernatural Evening with Santana”.  Alongside this, Vivid Publishing also holds the publishing rights to Two Tribes (released in 2003), collaboration between Richard Walley and other artists, which combines traditional Indigenous music with contemporary styles such as rap and hip hop.

Patrick also continued working in his own band, Flame Music Ministry to write original music and produce their first album in 2000.  As part of Flame Music Ministry, Patrick has now written and produced many albums and has taken his music around the world.  In 2002, he was invited to Mexico City where he not only shared his music with the local people; he performed his original songs on Mexican TV, which was broadcast to over 1 million viewers.  From this Patrick was invited to participate in various conferences all over the world where he again performed his original music to thousands of people including audiences in Miami, Portugal, Pittsburgh, London, Uganda and Dubai.  The second album was followed in 2008, where the band then performed in Sydney Australia for the World Youth Day Festival in Darling Harbour to over 5,000 attendees.

In 2010 Artisan Music was born, a recording and production company whereby Patrick is the sole Director.  Working from a small production room in Loop Recording Studios, Patrick produced local artists.

As business began expanding and the need for a bigger premises arose, Patrick decided to open Artisan Music in Malaga Western Australia in 2014, one of Perth’s leading recording studios boasting 3 purpose built acoustically designed rooms which have the perfect blend of computer, digital and vintage analogue outboard equipment.  Coupled with a choice of modern and vintage amps and musical instruments to enable the perfect production sound.  Patrick currently works from the studio as a producer, songwriter and engineer and more recently has worked alongside multi platinum, award winning, internationally recognised producer Craig Porteils in the his Perth studio and other clients in the WA music original scene.  These artists include Sydnee Carter, Riley Pearce, Jacob DeGaye, Sgt Hulka, Kol Nafshi, Portia Clark, Eastwinds…. just to name a few, and co-wrote “Soul Of The Goal” – used as the theme song for the World Miniature Football Federation’s World Cup held in Perth 2019.  In the last few years, Artisan Music has been a studio sponsor and supporter of the WAM “Song of the Year” competition.

Patrick is also currently the President of the Australasian Piano Tuners & Technicians Association (APTTA), Patrick prides himself on providing the best professional service and advice for pianos.  Accredited piano tuner by Yamaha Australia and more recently Steinway and Sons, Patrick services has tuned for some high profile clients such as John LegendKD LangNick Cave, Mumford & Sons and the WA Symphony Orchestra.

Livia Carre

  • Business Management
  • Accounts
  • Vocalist

Livia is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia with over 20 years’ experience in governance, corporate accounting, and finance in a wide range of industries including music, hospitality and mining.

No stranger to the music industry, she is co-owner of Artisan Music studios and Creative Shelf Photography, a vocalist, songwriter and passionate music photographer.

Simon Groves

  • Recording Engineer
  • Musician

With several years of experience under his belt, Simon is quickly growing in his skills as an audio engineer. Extensive time spent in the studio and live settings, Simon is an excellent engineer with fresh ideas and techniques and has experience engineering a variety of music genres, including; Classical, jazz, pop, folk, rock and metal.

Simon’s music career began playing piano/keyboard and trumpet in his church and school bands, gaining training in both jazz, classical and contemporary music. With a passion for audio, Simon completed work experience in-house at Artisan Music Studios, which lead to him joining the AMS team in 2017.  

Having volunteered and worked as the studio assistant to Patrick Carré since 2014, Simon has now been running the Rhodium Room for almost two years and is excited to build clientele and relationships with musicians. 

Narelle Belle

  • Administration Coordinator
  • Vocalist

Narelle’s journey as a ‘creative’ has been both diverse and varied. Narelle is definitely a multi-talent!  As a ‘Comedienne’,  Narelle has performed at various comedy clubs here in WA.  She entered the Triple J Raw Comedy one year and won her  heat qualifying her for the State Final .  Narelle has over  five years experience in Radio of  recent years  as Producer/Announcer for Johnny Young on 1080 6IX.  As a Vocalist/Tribute Artiste  Narelle has consistant work creating her own cabaret shows “A night with Liza Minnelli” , “An Evening celebrating  Karen Carpenter”.  Was part of a Rat Pack Trio “Goodfellaz the Show”, “Amy WINEHOUSE” “Minnelli n Martin”. “The Frocky Horror Show as Magenta”. Regular work in three bands as a ‘Soul Sister’ in Blues Brothers and the Soul Sisters, Freida in ‘Abbafab’ and June Carter in ‘Johnny Cash & Co.  Giving her the opportunity to travel both Nationally and Internationally. As an Actor she has appeared in various ‘Commercials’, ‘Mini Series’ ,  ‘Feature Film’ and   ‘Theatre’ productions.  The “Maj Monologues 2009” (Looking through Crystal) at His Majesties Theatre. Monologue “I, Candy” at the Blue Room Theatre – ‘Solo Spots” 2011 and KADS Theatre as part of their  ‘One Act Season’.  Street Car Named Desire 2013. Current project monologue/biography entitled ‘Hello Doll its AMY” Written by Tiffany Barton. Narelle on many occasions has also been an MC when required.

David Kaye

  • Piano Tuner / Technician
  • Guitarist

David was born in Perth and studied music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He spent thirteen years in Italy, where he became apprentice to Giovanni Pasini, a renown piano technician in Ferrara in Italy’s north-east. Giovanni passed down all his knowledge and expertise to David, just as his master had done to him. He considers himself extremely fortunate to have had the chance to work in an environment with a true technician and craftsman who is as devoted to and passionate about his work as I am. Giovanni is a complete purist and still tunes pianos completely by ear! However David has welcomed the benefits of new technology and use it together with traditional aural techniques when tuning. After finishing as an apprentice to Giovanni Pasini he tuned and serviced pianos in and around Ravenna, Italy. He now lives in Perth with his wife and two children and works for Artisan Music in and around the Perth Metropolitan Area.

Suzanne Kosowitz

  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Teacher
“Suzanne Kosowitz’s music is expressive and lyrical, at times with vibrant rhythms and at others with ethereal textures. She has an imaginative ear and inventive musical ideas.” 
– David Ludwig: Composition Faculty and Artistic Chair of Performance Studies, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia United States of America

Suzanne Kosowitz is a Perth-based composer whose works range from concert music to dance, theatre and film music. She has a background in jazz performance and completed her studies in Composition and Music Technology at WAAPA in 2011.

An eclectic musician and multi-instrumentalist, She is passionate about collaborating with other artists and working to realise their visions through music.

Suzanne is also a passionate educator, teaching music lessons to a wide range of ages and stages. She offers tuition in guitar, bass and piano as well as music theory, aural skills and music history.

Contact: suzanne@suzannekosowitz.com

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