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Brent Chaisson
Studio Dimanche is a recording studio located in Miscouche, PEI which specializes in bed tracking and mixing. Studio Engineer Brent Chaisson is a multi-instrumentalist, Music PEI Award winner & multiple ECMA nominee, with 30 years of musical experience. DOC's debut ECMA 2016 nominated album was recorded at Studio Dimanche.

Studio Dimanche was born out of the needs of independent musicians, and a love of Mother Earth. Too often the grass roots and music development in young people, for example, is overlooked. That’s why in the coming year, Studio Dimanche will be introducing a fee schedule for bands or artists presently attending high school and below to aid them in recording their music and to make it obtainable. Studio Dimanche is also working towards becoming a ‘Green’ studio (hence our logo) in the next few years with the expectation that 100% of our Studio power consumption will come from Renewable Energy (solar). Our clientele will feel great knowing that the studio space they are using is using clean energy.

Studio Dimanche has been involved in major projects in its first year of operation. Most notably, the trad group ‘DOC’. DOC recorded their debut album at Studio Dimanche in May 2015, which has garnered an 2016 ECMA nomination for best Traditional/Instrumental recording of the year. The recording also solidified a showcase opportunity for the group.

Tim Chaisson also chose Studio Dimanche to mix and master live tracks from his PEI Brewery Live performance in May 2015, which were recently released to YouTube.

Studio Dimanche Engineer, Brent Chaisson, was also involved in the 2015 recording of the drum group, Hey Cuzzin’s from Lennox Island First Nation, PEI. This made history, as it is the first studio recording ever recorded in this First Nation.

Studio Dimanche is currently in discussion with several Island artists/bands for future recording projects in 2016.
As a musician, Brent plays several different instruments and has done so both on stage and in studio. Brent regularly backs up artists like; Troy MacGillivray, Andrea Beaton, Tim Chaisson, Barry O’Brien, Dan Currie, and Kindle to name few. In the past, he has shared the stage with; Ashley MacIsaac, Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar), The Trews, Gordie Sampson, and more.

2015 was a great year! Brent is the drummer in the PEI cover band, Muddy Buddy, one of the Island’s most sought after cover acts, playing over 75 shows! He was also involved in a Digital Storytelling project in partnership with the Young Lives Research Lab at the University of PEI where filmmaking and audio skills were taught to several young people from Lennox Island First Nation. The result of the project yielded 3 short films of young people talking about the importance of mental health and benefits of music. Brent presented this project at the 2015 Summer Institute Symposium on Community wellness to over 200 Mental Health Professionals from around the Maritimes with great response!

Brent is a Youth Worker by day and incorporates music into his work on Lennox Island First Nation where his teaches recording arts, drums, bass, guitar, piano, and fiddle. Brent was instrumental in securing funding for both a recording studio in Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations and is now working on securing funding for a youth driven community radio station in Lennox Island.

Brent also sits on the board of directors for the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival, which is currently revamping and is ready to re-launch for the 2016 festival season.