Like every business it starts with a vision and a dream.
Hi, I'm Brent Halfyard, founder and producer at Ukee Sound. I built my first recording studio in Vancouver that had a focus on voice over. Being a lifelong musician, songwriter and performer, music has always called to me.
My business partner (and wife!), Denise and myself, have always loved the ocean. We have yearned for a simpler and quieter life away from the hustle of the city. One fateful visit to Ucluelet in 2018 opened our eyes and our souls to the healing and beauty of this incredible place.
Once we realized there was no recording studio in Ukee or Tofino, it just made sense to open a studio. We have never looked back and now call Ukee our home and Ukee Sound is here to stay.
DESTINATION RECORDING 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 (dba 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. 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 as 'That Reggae Guy', my solo act of island covers and originals, or as a bassist in a local band. I'm also an avid painter, artist, amateur carver, sculptor, Hatha yoga enthusiast and a new surfer!