La Chapelle Studios, in the Belgian Ardennes, is auctioning three days of studio time with one of its engineers to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.
All profits from the auction will go to Shangrila Home, a charity for street children in Kathmandu, with the highest bidder also featuring on Belgian national radio station Studio Brussel.
A 7.8-magnitude quake hit the landlocked Himalayan country on 25 April, killing over 8,000 and injuring nearly 19,000.
The Miloco-managed studio (pictured) posted the following statement:
It has been more than two weeks since the Nepal earthquake, but it will take years for the Nepalese people to recover. Therefore we at La Chapelle Studios feel we should contribute – we are auctioning a three-day studio session with engineer to be used before end of August 2015.
The highest bidder will also be put in the spotlights on national radio station Studio Brussel. The normal market value of this session is over €2000, so let the bidding start! All profits of the auction go straight to Shangrila Home VZW. (www.shangrilahome.org)
Bid on the auction – which currently stands at €51.10 – at www.benl.ebay.be/itm/111665286833.
La Chapelle Studios is a high-end facility comprising of one of the biggest recording rooms in Europe, a large control room and several isolated booths. Kit includes a vintage 1972 Cadac A-series console, analogue Euphonix mixing desk and Neumann U67 mics, with a Hammond RT3, two Leslies, a Rickenbacker bass with Fender Bassman cabinet and vintage Fender Telecaster among the backline.
The recording facilities date to 1979 and were previously Katy Studios, where Marvin Gaye recorded his final album, Midnight Love.