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, Monkey House, and Matt Dusk… John’s been busy at The Drive Shed working on recent and upcoming releases from Molly Johnson, Sultans of String, Marc Jordan & Amy Sky, BabyGirl, Alex Cuba, Devin Townsend, FOG Blues Band, and several Dolby Atmos Music releases.
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, 2015, and again won the 2020 “Recording Engineer Of The Year” Juno Award for “Shotgun” performed by Monkey House and “Dividido” performed by Alex Cuba, and was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Engineered Album, for Alex Cuba’s “Sublime” LP.