Porchlight Recording Studios started as a dream . .
. . . .
Bradshaw and Niall Woods met on the side of a road
and that afternoon without knowing it, they started
something that would turn a shed into a studio and
later, a basement into a studio and a shed into a
live room or two.
How it all began . . . . . .
all started one day back in 2001, it was early in
the college year and as Niall was walking up to
Ranelagh from Camden street he bumped into John,
who was on his way home from Pulse recording
studios. Niall asked John if he would like to see
the rehearsal space that he had in his back garden.
John agreed and after a short walk they were
looking at the rehearsal space, figuring ways to
improve the quality of it.
some band practices and some conversations and even
more Ice cream the two decided that putting a
computer near the mixing console and buying a few
mics would benefit them and the rehearsal space,
this way they could call it a studio. Before you
knew it they were recording and the results were .
. . . . adequate. They continued with this set up
for as long as they could, recording bands and
people and poets.Then one day in the summer of 2005
an old lady who was living in the basement, died.
Although a tragic event, the two managed to see the
positive side and claimed the basement as their
much work, sweat, tears and blood the studio had
gone from being a very small mixing room that came
out of coincidences to a fully equipped recording
studio. Not just a recording studio but a place for
people to come and relax while they record in the
most tranquil studio in Dublin, Ireland.