A RECORDING studio in Herefordshire is sympathetic towards some of its clients who are not yet comfortable enough to start recording new music due to coronavirus.

AR Studios, an audio recording specialist in Kingstone, near Hereford, works with several different artists and bands, according to the man who founded the firm more than five years ago.

Music producer Ryan Jordan said the studio had survived the coronavirus lockdown, and he has worked hard to ensure it was safe to reopen.

“Initially, we had to completely shut our doors due to the lockdown,” said Mr Jordan, 25.

“Once we reopened we put a lot measures in place to keep everybody safe, especially with regards to the number of people on site at a time.

“We also limited the amount of separate sessions that could be run in one day to prevent too many people from crossing over.

“Artists are gradually rebooking so we’re starting to get back to where we were before. Some people are yet to re-book as they’re still not comfortable going out other than for essentials, which we can understand, and look forward to hosting them soon.”

Businesses have had to prove they are Covid secure in order to reopen, which means cleanliness needs to be maintained as well as ensuring social distancing can be adhered to.

Mr Jordan started AR Studios in 2015 after initially setting up a small studio for his own band to record in.

He then started to work with other local artists and as they all wanted to come back he decided to make a career out of it. He said he has never looked back.

AR Studios is one of the businesses to have taken advantage of free shout-outs from the Hereford Times to help them get back on their feet after the coronavirus lockdown.

The Hereford Times Love Local Business campaign has championed everyone from sole traders to major employers as lockdown restrictions eased. We will not stop doing our bit to help traders at every opportunity after one of their toughest periods.