Renegade Productions Inc. officially turned 25 this week!
It´s been the best of times, and some of the hardest too for the Vancouver Canada-based company with worldwide business. We have worked with many successful bands including The Cult, John Mayer, Jet, BTO, Tea Party, Joe Cocker, Avril Lavigne, Matthew Good, Hedley, Hinder, Simple Plan, 54-40, Third Eye Blind, Moist, Damien Rice, Slayer, Lillix, Theory of a Deadman, Holly McNarland, Joydrop, Spirit of the West, Puffy Amiyumi, Daniel Powter, Default, Kittie, Chevelle, Trapt, and on and on.
Companies using our services include Nettwerk, Canadian Music Services, Universal Music, Warner Bros., Sony, Atlantic, Virgin, Island, House of Blues, Bruce Allen, SL Feldman, 604 Records, SRO, and more. The band Renegade started everything with many good concerts in Canada opening for Nazareth, Henry Lee Summer and Boulevard, as well as recording at Little Mountain with Mike Fraser. The label Renegade Sounds followed, with sales in over 30 countries of Renegade, MATREX and Vertigo. Arpieye Music Publishing was also formed. The company has also been involved with crew and staging for Loveryboy, Tal Bachman, Lillix, Tea Party, and Kittie, and promotes new bands like Scott Jackson, Damsel Fly, Broken Condom Babies and A New Honour.
The flagship location on East Hastings Street is still running, with interim locations on Homer, Cambie and West Hastings providing the facilities at the time. Renegade Productions now has three locations with five rehearsal studios and one demo studio on Hastings, 19 rehearsal studios in Gastown, and 28 rehearsal studios at the newest Victoria Drive location, as well as the scheduled June opening of the new Renegade Recording Co. 48 track Studio A with Michael Scott (Van Halen, Chris Isaac) in a new large 3,500 sq ft space that will make album quality recordings at an affordable price. Also upcoming is an expansion into the Fraser Valley with Kevin Williams and Garth Richardson into a brand new 35,000 sq ft facility housing a recording school, 2 SSL studios, a live venue, rehearsal studios, and production offices.
Things haven´t always been easy but we´ve made it this far! Thanks to everyone for the continued support throughout the years.
Of course, we can´t forget our staff who have helped this company grow: Kenny, Terra, Glenis, J.P., Zoe, Alena, Jimmy, Geraldo, Wayne, Catriona, Michael, Vic, Ashley, Barbara, Louise, Anna, Hayley, Lance, Jay, Telly and many more. So, thanks everybody! This is all for music, you know.