Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

Production Education

VIP Lounge

Since opening in 2001, The VIP Lounge has become one of the premier studios in the South West. Its relaxed, comfortable ambience combined with its consistently high standards ensures it is the number one choice for local bands and artists. The studio is now building a national and international reputation, with clients from London, France, Norway and the US having recently used the facility.

Run by engineer/producer Dare Mason (Placebo, The Church, The Blow Monkeys, Soul II Soul, Thirteen Senses) the studio specialises in recording music played by real musicians, from rock to jazz to classical and all points in between. Many former clients have been offered record deals on the strength of tracks they have recorded at the VIP Lounge and songs produced by Dare are regularly played on local and national radio. However, the VIP Lounge is more than just a recording studio.

We also offer online mixing, an advanced engineering course and the unique and fabulous In Deep Music Archive.


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Contact Details

Dare Mason
10 Parade Street
TR18 4BU