2021 RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR | John 'Beetle' Bailey | | The JUNO Awards

Recording Engineer / Producer John “Beetle” Bailey is the owner-operator of The Drive Shed Recording Studios in Ontario, Canada. Since graduating from the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in 1990, he has enjoyed a diverse career spanning work in almost every genre.

From his early Rock & Roll days working with Triumph, Voivod, & Tom Cochrane, to his many years recording and mixing albums with Ian Thomas, The Rankins, Hilario Durán, Matt Dusk, Harry Manx, Olivia Newton-John, Joey DeFrancesco… John’s been busy at The Drive Shed working on recent and upcoming releases from Alex Cuba, Sultans of String, Micah Barnes, Mike Janzen, Dayna Manning and many more!!

In April of 2007, John earned the “Recording Engineer Of The Year” JUNO award, for “Rain” performed by Molly Johnson, and “The Sisters Of Mercy” performed by Serena Ryder. John received JUNO nominations in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and again in 2015. He’s nominated for a Latin Grammy this year for Best Engineered Album, for Alex Cuba’s “Sublime” LP.

Canadian Contributors

Mastering Engineer: Harry Hess (HBomb Mastering), “The End of a Love Affair” VEGAS BREEZE – Micah Barnes 
Additional Engineer: Nik Tjelios, “The Grand Bazaar (feat Béla Fleck and Robi Botos)” REFUGE – Sultans Of String
Mastering Engineer: Harry Hess (HBomb Mastering), “The Grand Bazaar (feat Béla Fleck and Robi Botos)” REFUGE – Sultans Of String