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Highbury Studio - Highbury Road

Created by Bob Lamb, Highbury Studio played host to most of Birmingham’s music royalty of the past 30 years.

Bob grew up in Kings Heath and Moseley and became the drummer with the Steve Gibbons Band before setting up his first recording studio, in the basement of his home in Cambridge Road.

It was here that he recorded one of the great Birmingham albums, Signing Off, by one of the great Birmingham bands, UB40.

Below: Front cover of UB40's debut album

The success of the album led to more musicians seeking him out as a producer forcing him to quit his flat in Cambridge Road and move into an old cricket bat factory in Highbury Road.

Kitting out the studios with state of the art equipment led to bands such as Duran Duran, Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy, Ocean Colour Scene and Broadcast all rehearsing and broadcasting there.

Highbury Studio closed down in April 2016 but has now re-opened as The Rain Studio for a new generation of musicians.

Below: Hardcore Duran Duran fans visit Highbury studio in November 2012 to listen to early recordings.

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