A Sanctuary for Loudness in The South Bronx
SoBro Studios is the new rehearsal space for bands and musicians in the up and coming Mott Haven neighborhood.
The historic and revitalized neighborhood of Mott Haven is home to a growing artist and musician community, and attracts visitors who are in the know about the galleries, artist’s lofts, restaurants, bars, parties and more in the area. The new rehearsal space will serve the locals and aims to attract more musicians to the neighborhood.
SoBro Studios owner Steven Gallegos knew that The Bronx is already home to a plethora of musicians and bands from genres spanning hard rock, hip hop, salsa, jazz and more who are in need of a comfortable environment in which to hone their skills. Mott Haven’s status as an up and coming mecca for artists and musicians, and its close proximity to many parts of the Bronx as well as upper Manhattan makes the neighborhood the perfect spot for an hourly rehearsal space.
The studio aims to provide a superior rehearsal experience. Gallegos, having played in numerous bands himself, felt that many NYC studios are lacking in terms of functionality and basic amenities such as quality gear and air conditioning, as well as atmosphere.
SoBro Studios provides both with four climate controlled rooms fully equipped with all new gear including Line 6 SpiderValve combos, heads and cabinets; Fender Deville combos; Yamaha Powered mixers and speakers; Sennheiser Dynamic Mics; Gallien-Krueger Backline 210 bass combo amps; Tama Imperial Star and Pearl Forum drum kits and Roland live cd recorders. The waiting area provides a relaxed, local hangout atmosphere with a couch and coming soon: a plasma TV, vending machines and more.
SoBro Studios opened its doors in late August and is celebrating its opening by offering new customers their first hour free. Rates are $20 per hour and the studio is open from noon to 4 a.m. daily.
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source: press release