Close Up: Musicians Choice Studios Celebrates 17 Years in SoCal

musicianschoiceSMALLCelebrating 17 Years in SoCal and Beyond: Closing in on 17 years since opening their flagship Southern California location on Robertson Blvd. in Culver City, Joe and Jamie DeAngelis are as committed as ever to ensuring that their hourly and daily rehearsal and monthly lockout studios live up to the name Musicians Choice.

Offering a variety of great sounding rooms of various sizes—from 140 square foot drum kit spaces to 2000 square foot lockout spaces with private bathroom and shower—to accommodate all kinds of bands/artists and rates to fit every budget, their air conditioned studios offer a professional and comfortable creative atmosphere. Hourly rooms come equipped with mics and stands, PA, guitar and bass rigs, 2x12 combo amp and drums and cymbals. Their newest locations are Carson, LAX and North Hollywood. The three with hourly lockouts are Culver City, Lawndale and Tempe, AZ.

From Indie Upstarts to Platinum Artists: From the beginning, Musicians Choice’s overriding philosophy has been “Built By Musicians for Musicians.” Both Joe and Jamie have been in bands their whole lives and regularly practice in the rooms they own. While their bread and butter has always been up and coming bands, the facility boasts an exciting superstar clientele as well. In addition to Red Hot Chili Peppers, L.A. Guns, Fishbone, Pen- nywise, Concrete Blonde, Motorhead and Stone Temple Pilots, recent clients include the Sick Puppies, George Clinton, Blink-182, Otep, Keith Emerson, Social D, the Ruse, Joan Jett and J4.

Friendly Staff and Custom Rooms: “Our plan has always been to run a successful company, provide whatever musicians need and ensure that we and our staff provide them top-notch customer service, provided by our dedicated and knowledgeable staff members,” Jamie says. “Many of our staff members have been with us 15 years, and all of them are musicians themselves. Nothing makes us happier than being able to provide a place for musicians to chase their dreams.” To better serve their clients, the brothers have also developed a solid reputation for creating custom rooms for bands in need of long-term lockouts.