Andrew Horrocks is the owner and operator of A.M.E. Recording Studio in Kitchener Ontario Canada. A.M.E. was built from the ground up with music in mind. It offers full music production, recording, mixing mastering, and composing and it has been in operation for about 15 years.
Over those years Andrew has contributed to landscape of Canadian Christian music having produced CD’s for artists like Thousand foot Krutch, Jody Cross, Miranda Stone, Mary Simon, Stephanie Israelson, Chris Bray, Mike Fluit, Andy Taylor, Gary Sharpe, Luke Langman, Geoff Dresser, Scott Towaij, Karla Drader, Lost Coin and Vineyard Canada. The 2007 and 2010 Covenant awards provided career highlights for Andrew when Stephanie Israelson and Andrew won the “Inspirational song of the year” with their song “Come to the Cross”. Following, in 2010 Andrew was honored with “Producer of the year” at the Covenants.
One of the great things about an AME Recording Studio / Andrew Horrocks Production is the opportunity for artistic growth and expression…..because of the fact that Andrew himself had been a signed recording artist from 1987 to 2001. Understanding the creative side of things as well as the technical side of things is the key. In 1987, Andrew’s band “The Awakening” recorded the first of three internationally released albums. Then with longtime song writing partner Ian Tanner, another four albums were released to a worldwide audience through the band One Hundred Days. These recordings were critically received and provided touring opportunities throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Now, after having recorded/produced or contributed to the recording of over 200 albums, Andrew brings experience, understanding, creativity, and depth to the recording process.
After studying music at Humber College and studying Recording Arts at Fanshawe College, Andrew Horrocks began working as a full time recording engineer at Kitchener’s Cedartree Studio. Andrew worked at Cedartree for 6 years gaining experience as an engineer, producer and writer. Working with Cedartree owner and renowned Canadian producer Richard Hutt gave Andrew great insight into the recording realm. That experience also gave way to many interesting opportunities. One such opportunity was traveling to Bearsville, New York to work on The Northern Pike’s album “Snow in June.” Besides his experiences working at Cedartree, Andrew has traveled to Europe on three separate occasions to Engineer and Produce.
In 1994 Andrew, along with wife Margaret Ellen opened A.M.E.Studio in Kitchener, and things have been busy ever since.