Canadian-bred recording producer Kevin Churko has re-located to Las Vegas and recently opened his private recording studio The Hideout. To serve the local community, The Hideout will be open a limited amount of days each month to help artists of all calibers that are serious about their recording craft.
The Hideout is already gaining buzz in part to the first official release, Five Finger Death Punch’s American Capitalist (Oct. 11), which was produced and co-written by Churko. Industry insiders expect the album to debut in the top 3 of The Billboard 200 (Blabbermouth.net; Oct. 12), which would make Five Finger Death Punch only the third band from Las Vegas to have a debut that high on the charts (The Killers’ Sam’s Town and Panic at the Disco’s Pretty. Odd). The band’s first single “Under and Over It,” was the most added song to active rock radio during its debut week and reached #1 on the iTunes Rock singles charts.
The Hideout will celebrate its official opening with a concert featuring Modern Science, Beggars & Thieves, Marshal Reign and special guests. An open house will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (by reservation only) with the show (open to all) to follow at the Casa de Copa Room, The Bootlegger Bistro’s newest facility at 7700 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Notable names expected to attend the event include: Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne), Lez Warner (The Cult), Brent Fitz (Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper), Mikey Cross and Chris Babbitt (Taking Dawn), Rick DeJesus (Adelitas Way), Adrian and Ryan Patrick (Otherwise), Mike Stanley (Conflict of Interest), Sherry St.Germain and Todd Kerns (Slash).
For artists interested in a tour of the studio, reservations can be made via studio management, Mike McHugh at 702-445-7705 or email@example.com.
After spending four years in Switzerland under the tutelage of world-renowned music producer Mutt Lange, Churko emerged as one of the music industry’s leading engineer-producers. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Shania Twain, Ringo Starr and The Corrs. Churko co-wrote and co-produced Ozzy Osbourne’s latest albums Black Rain and Scream, which boasted two #1 singles. Recently, Churko produced and co-wrote records with Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Hinder. Las Vegas is proud to embrace Churko, his family and his talent as part of a growing community of global entrepreneurs who are discovering Las Vegas as THE place to live, work, play and create.
Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman, said, “Kevin Churko is joining the ranks of creative young entrepreneurs in the global world of entertainment and business that are calling Las Vegas ‘home.’”
Within the last four years, Churko has received three “Engineer of the Year” JUNO Awards, for his work on Black Rain, Simon Collins’ U-Catastrophe and Scream. He was also nominated for two JUNOs for Producer of the Year for his work on Black Rain, as well as In This Moment’s The Dream and Modern Science’s eponymous debut album. Churko has received three SOCAN Number One Song Awards from SOCAN.