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 OUR STORY

Every business starts with a vision and a dream. 

My wife, Denise Halfyard and myself, have always loved the ocean. We wanted a simpler and quieter life where we could get connected to the land. One fateful visit to Ucluelet in 2018 opened our souls to the healing and beauty of this incredible place.

As we are both professional voice actors, we needed a recording studio to work, and as we knew there was no recording studio in Ukee or Tofino, it just made sense to open a studio here for local songwriters, videographers and those interested in voice coaching.  We are so happy we did and have never looked back! Ukee is now our home, and like us, Ukee Sound is here to stay. 

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DESTINATION RECORDING STUDIO

Destination Studio

Ukee Sound is the west coast's premier recording studio, nestled in the treetops of the old growth rainforest of Ucluelet, BC.  Ukee Sound is a custom designed acoustic studio for live recording and tracking, mixing music, bands and vocalists. From recording and performing to composing, producing and music business coaching, we're here to help. Ukee Sound is proud to be 100% Canadian, 50% Indigenous owned and is a subsidiary of our parent company, Halfyard Studios (aka Halfyard Productions Incorporated).

Meet The Team

Partner, HR, Promotions, Graphic Design Hadih! I'm Denise Halfyard. I am a proud Wet'suwet'en, Tsimshian, Gitxsan entrepreneur from the Laksilyu clan, which means Small Frog in Wet'suwet'en. Along with my partnership in Ukee Sound, my love of music lead me to create The Frog Radio, an online station devoted to Indigenous music of all genres from across Turtle Island, 24/7. In addition I am the event coordinator for the Tears to Hope Society, a non-profit organization that supports the families of our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). I feel it's so important that we share our Indigenous culture and raise awareness of social issues with those around us, as it teaches those willing to listen and learn.

Partner, Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Engineer, Voice Coach. I started playing bass at 13, soon learning to sing and harmonize, then learned guitar, keyboards and percussion. I've toured the country, played 100's if not 1000's of shows and festivals, recorded at the famous Mushroom Studios and Ocean Sound. I've taken all that experience to become an accomplished producer and engineer. I have worked and produced artists in pop, electronic, metal, latin, blues, jazz, alternative, country, rock, reggae and classical music. I currently collaborate with many talented singer/songwriters. You may catch me performing live in Ukee or Tofino playing bass with my trio 'The Blowholes, as solo acoustic performer, sometimes as my specialty act, 'That Reggae Guy', I'm also an artist, stone carver, budding author, Hatha yoga enthusiast and a new surfer! And... a professional voice coach

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