The Engineer & Producer’s BBQ held at Studios 301 as an official part of ARIA Week 2022 was a night to be remembered! For the first time since 2019, it was a chance for our community to come together and celebrate our peers’ hard work and achievements in the music industry.
As the sun went down, guests were welcomed in the 301 courtyard with burgers, BBQ and drinks courtesy of our sponsors. They were quickly taken away with music from our DJs Kristelle and Kimani, and Tasman Guitar Endorsees – Ray Beadle, Zane Banks, Sons of Atticus and a brand new endorsee, Gia Darcy who was announced on the night.
Once settled in with a drink in hand, a quick snap by the media wall or a sneaky whisky alongside The Balvenie whisky bar, guests had the opportunity to mingle with industry professionals while also having the chance to network with peers and make new connections.
The highlight of the evening was when Stephen Crane was presented with his Lifetime Achievement Award on stage by our general manager Ron Haryanto and legendary Studios 301 and Abbey Road Manager Martin Benge. In a touching speech filled with encouragement for everyone in attendance, Stephen thanked everyone for their hard work over the years – giving special recognition to “The Spadges” for supporting his entire career.
In addition to his lifetime achievement award, Stephen Crane was also announced as a Visiting Fellow for the ANU School of Music by Professor Kim Cunio, head of the School of Music.
“The School of Music is delighted to announce Mr. Crane as a Visiting Fellow to allow his unique skills to be transferred to the next generation, as well as offer the chance to support the development of some of Mr Crane’s innovative research into audio capture and processing” Kim Stated on the night.
Throughout the night, the official partner to the 2022 ARIA Awards, Neumann.Berlin came to the party with a fabulous product giveaway featuring a pair of the just released KH 150 studio monitors and to enhance the listening experience, a pair of the open-back NDH30s.
We’d like to thank each and every one of our sponsors for helping make this memorable event happen. Thank you to AUSTRALIS, BHSS, TASMAN, MOUNTAIN GOAT, Doom Juice, Neumann.Berlin, Abbey Road Institute, The Balvenie and of course ARIA for providing us with the essential tools to create a fantastic event.
It was a genuinely inspiring night that will be remembered for years. We can’t express enough how grateful we are for all those who attended and made this event possible – we couldn’t have done it without you!