Orchard Studio Producer Adam Ferri's Bio -
Having literally grown up in the music industry Adam’s Father Dave Ferri established the legendary Orchard Studio (located on the family Apple Farm) in Huttonville Ontario the year Adam was born (1980)
“I grew up with the studio in my backyard and was a fixture on the couch sitting in on sessions while Dad was engineering records with Canadian stars from Tommy Hunter, Stomping’ Tom Conners, Moist & Jane Sibbery.” says Adam. With many noteworthy musicians and producers frequenting the studio using the stunningly reclusive space, a favourite of many including the world famous producer Terry Brown (Rush)
“This is where I learned many invaluable tricks of the trade. I learned to play guitar and a bit of piano and drums at a young age.”
With music instilled in his family history and a true passion point for Adam, his first gig was teaching guitar at a small lesson studio in Georgetown, followed by 5 years of musical instrument retail at Long and McQuade’s Brampton location.
Knowing that the music world would be his future, Adam secured tech gigs at production houses such as Band World and Tel-AV, fulfilling audio needs for the corporate world as he continued to forge relationships within the music community and hone his craft. His efforts paid off as he joined the Gibson Guitar’s Canadian team, based in Toronto, as their lead guitar and sound tech. where Adam has been a consultant for nearly a decade. While with Gibson Adam has performed a coveted duty of teching for artists including Randy Bachman, Finger Eleven, Hedley, Nickleback, Theory of a Deadman, Gordie Johnson, Ian Thornley, The Trews, Doc Walker, Justin Bieber, The Jonas Brothers and many more.
Independently, Adam continued to build his reputation and has traveled across Canada to provide services to at various major music venues, festivals and conferences including Boots and Hearts, The Juno Awards, CCMAs, ECMAs, NXNE, CMW, Halifax Pop Explosion, Virgin Fest, the Air Canada Center, the Molson Amphitheatre and the Sound Academy. With artists including Bedouin Soundclash, Dean Brody and the Roadhammers.
Adam was the assistant stage manager at the 2015 Pan Am Games / Pan Am Park Main Panamania stage working directly with world class artists.
While still finding time to grow his family’s business, Adam lead the mixing for Orchard TV, Orchard Studio’s live webcasting division, working alongside artists such as Florence + the Machine, Metric, Serena Ryder, Die Mannequin,Lighthouse, Rick Emmett, Sass Jordan, Hollerado, and CCMA hall of fame’r Wendell Ferguson (who is also Adam’s uncle…music DOES really run in the family!)
With OrchardTV being a pioneer in the live webcast industry Adam and Dave were hired by the Allman Brothers Band and spent 3 years helping them run Moogis.com where Adam spent months at a time at the world famous Beacon Theatre in NYC and various American music festivals working directly with some of the biggest name in classic Rock, including Doctor John, Steve Earle, Leslie West, Donald Fagan from Steely Dan and members of the Grateful Dead to name a few.
Adams true passion is recording, producing and playing guitar with local indie bands and has been doing so since the 90’s. Some of the most memorable projects have been his collaboration with long time friend and ‘musical brother’, Brad Fillatre on his various projects including his successful debut EP, ‘For Your Weakness’. which was picked up by Sparks / Universal and featured on several reality TV shows on MTV in the US. Brads follow up full length is now finished, Adam and Brad spent a year working on it and it will be released in 2016
As Adam continues exploring and growing his craft as a producer, there’s no telling what or where his capabilities will lead him. But the one thing that Adam can confidently rest on is his deep love for music and lending his talents to the artists he works with in the best way he knows how....as a producer and overall music lover!
ADAM'S ORCHARD RECORDING STUDIO CREDITS; (ENGINEERING/MIXING/PRODUCING)
-Brad Fillatre - "Strangers" coming 2016
Tracked, Mixed, Co Produced & Musician
- Sad Boys Glee Club, Full Length, Engineer, in production
- The Celebration Army, Full Length, Engineer, Coming soon
-Goodbye Honolulu "Heavy Gold"
-The Celebration Army, coming 2016
-Whiskey Jack "Stories and Songs of Stomping Tom"
"Fathers, Sons, Friends & Frauds" 7 songs tracked / mixed / co-produced
"For Your Weakness" 6 song EP tracked / mixed / co-produced
Self Titled 10 song album tracked / co-produced
-The Red Party Pirates
10 song album "With A Bang!" tracked/mixed/co-produced
(with album artwork by @Kristian Spreen!)
Self Titled 10 song album tracked / mixed / produced / co-wrote / performed
-the Vulcan Dub Squad
"the New Designers" 10 song album tracked / mixed / co produced
-The Flying Museum Band
"Pray For...The Flying Museum Band" & "Among The Hurons"
both albums tracked /mixed/co-produced/and mastered
-Snake and Crane
4 song E.P. tracked / mixed
-The Evelyn Room
5 song E.P tracked / mixed
"Unfrontier" 5 song e.p. tracked / mixed
"The Burn" 5 song e.p. tracked/mixed/co-produced
-The Johnny Lane Band
5 song e.p. tracked / mixed / co-produced
-The Stereo Hoax
3 song e.p. tracked
+ countless live of the floor demos, pre-production and tracking sessions / works in progress!
ADAM'S ORCHARD TV WEBCASTING / MOBILE RECORDING CREDITS;
(live audio mixing & recording for venues & clients such as MSN / Gibson Guitar / Metal Works Studios / The Rose Theatre Brampton / EOne Entertainment / TIFF / Magna Carta Records / Andy Kim Christmas / Illuminate Toronto and more.)
-Florence + the Machine
-Flash Teeter & the Men From Mars
-Damhnait Dole & the Heartbroken
-Low Level Flight
-the Sister Euclid
-the Bebop Cowboys
-Flash Teeter & the Men from Mars
....and many more
Orchard T.V also worked with Moogis.com for 3 years (owned by the Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks) - before Moogis closed and the Allman's retired - which gave me the opportunity to work with many world class artists including the Bros. / Stephen Stills / Steve Earle / DR. John / Donald Fagan / Leslie West and more.
GIBSON GUITAR CANADA CREDITS;
Doing live sound and guitar repair for Gibson for the last decade has given me the opportunity to work with artists including - Slash, Randy Bachman, Finger 11, Hedley, Theory of a Deadman, the Trews, The Arkells, Nickleback, Gordie Johnson, Doc Walker, Justin Bieber and countless others.
I've also travelled and worked at music festivals across the country including the Juno Awards, the CCMA'S, the ECMA's, NXNE, CMW, the Halifax Pop explosion, V-Fest, Bay Fest, Edge Fest, Boots & Hearts and more.
FREELANCE LIVE SOUND / GUITAR TECH CREDITS;
I have also worked freelance as a road guitar tech / sound engineer both localy and touring across Canada and the United States with artists such as Albert Lee, Ladies of the Canyon, Bedouin Soundclash, Diana Salvatore, Dean Brody, Secret Broadcast, Gloryhound, Thrice, the Julian Taylor Band and more.
Orchard Recording Studio - A unique music production facility located in Huttonville Ontario Canada, Est 1980