Hi - We are Mollie & Rob. Partners in both life and business.
Here we are picking up the keys to the studio back in February 2020.
We thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce ourselves.
We met in 2015 when we appeared in the musical 'Buddy Holly Story' together. Losing contact for a year we eventually ended up in a function band together in the summer of 2016. Our story really begins there.
We are both professional performers and tutors, Mollie with her background and degree in acting and musical theatre and Rob with his in music performance, theory and technology. We have performed up and down the UK as part of musicals, bands, duos and as soloists and Rob also as a sound engineer, technician and DJ.
We've helped one another to run our separate events businesses, often working on the projects together, and have years of teaching experience behind us.
Mollie created and has ran her events company 'Restless Entertainment' since late 2016, which has provided actors, dancers, singers, musicians, magicians, stilt walkers and staff to events and venues in West Yorkshire. As well as creating themed seasonal events, kids activity classes and bespoke shows such as Christmas pantomimes.
Rob created and has ran his company 3BandAudio since 2015. Providing audio-visual equipment, engineers and technical support to events and venues across West Yorkshire, as well as providing his services and equipment for recording projects and music lessons on piano, guitar, bass, drums and ukulele to different private music schools.
Our two companies eventually grew to a level large enough to warrant a shared premises late 2019. Then we found what has become Crank Studios.
Of course in late February we were not expecting the events industry to crash due to the ongoing pandemic, essentially closing our two companies and stopping our live music projects from performing, so we had to think and adapt fast. After a few months of lockdown we had created our new plan, solely focussed on Crank Studios as a business in its own right. Mollie returning to vocal tutoring and Crank absorbing 3BandAudio's music school.
So now welcome to Crank Studios. Music school and dance studios. With lessons for singing, piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele and DJ techniques and two large multi-functional studios available for you to hire.
With a lot of elbow grease, paint, DIY skills and some fantastic support from our friends and family we are open!
We have opened these studios for the local community to let their creative juices flow. To train, rehearse and perfect their skills in whatever they do. Be it dance, singing or playing a musical instrument. We're here to host your business, rehearsals and events, hiring our spaces to you or to teach you what you want to know. It's taken years of training and experience within our industry to get to own our own premises.
We hope we add to the local community and look forward to welcoming you in.
See you at Crank.
Mollie & Rob
Here are a few before & after shots of some of the spaces that we've worked on so far.
We have so much more to do as the company grows and can't wait to bring some of them ideas to life.