Wilpshire recording studio stripped of £10,000 gear

Ed Hall surveys the scene

Ed Hall surveys the scene

First published in News
Last updated
Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THIEVES stole more than £10,000 of equipment from a Blackburn recording studio, leaving the owner’s music career in the balance.

Ed Hall, 23, from Wilpshire, has been left ‘shocked and in disbelief’ after the break-in, at Roe Lee Mill.

The former Blackburn Music College student said that up to 25 separate items of equipment, worth around £10,000, were stolen.

Ed, a graduate from the School of Sound Recording, in Manchester, recently quit his job in a call centre in the NHS, with the aim of becoming a professional musician.

He started raising money for the studio five years ago, using a combination of his student loan, and money from part-time jobs, to set up the base.

He moved in three years ago, but it took a further year to get everything up and running.

Among the items taken were all his microphones, some from the USA, a guitar amp, mixing deck, and pre-amps.

The former Ribblesdale High School student said: “I went into shock for the next few days after it happened.

“It has put me back to square one. I feel sad that it’s happened, but I also feel sad for the person, or people, who did this because they must be in a bad situation to do this.

“Along with the equipment, they have also taken a lot of time, and work and planning.

“I put a lot of love into that place, and it’s all gone now.

“I don’t really know where to go from here, to be honest, and I hope it never happens again.

“I quit my job recently to try and make a go of it.

“It’s a harsh lesson for me because my insurance lapsed a couple of days before, and I was being very slow at renewing it.

“I shouldn’t have put off something as important as that.”

Lancashire Police are investigating break-in, which happened between last Tuesday night and Thursday morning.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:17pm Mon 26 May 14

Noiticer says...

Since when has Roe Lee Mill been in Wilpshire? I always thought it was in Roe Lee .....who writes such reports for the Lancs Telegraph?
Since when has Roe Lee Mill been in Wilpshire? I always thought it was in Roe Lee .....who writes such reports for the Lancs Telegraph? Noiticer
  • Score: -5

9:16pm Mon 26 May 14

Black Car Guy. says...

I hope the chap is insured. Was the equipment security marked? I just hope they catch the thieves.
I hope the chap is insured. Was the equipment security marked? I just hope they catch the thieves. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree