The Farm Studios is the vision and execution of Garth (GGGarth) Richardson. With the stresses of having to produce hit-after-hit, but not having a stress-free environment to do so, The Farm Studios came to be. A seven-acre working farm, it has become a farm of a different sort – a creative one. It is a state-of-the-art, inviting and inspiring space that has been built using GGGarth’s decades of experience and dedication to the artist and the art.
Clients & awards
GGGarth has worked with some of music’s biggest acts including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Taylor Swift, Rise Against, Bob Seger, 2013 Best British Band winners, Biffy Clyro, and multiple Edison award-winning Dutch band, Kensington. GGGarth also produced and engineered Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut album, which earned him a Grammy nomination, thereby securing his place among the world’s top recording engineers/producers.
GGGarth has been nominated for, and won, several Juno awards over the course of his career, with multiple nominations for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award. This is of special importance, as the award is named in honour of GGGarth’s father, Jack Richardson, CM (considered the godfather of the Canadian recording industry).
GGGarth began working at Nimbus 9 in Yorkville, Toronto (Jack’s own studio) at just 15 years old. His first album credit was as second engineer for Bob Seger’s now legendary, “Night Moves.”
GGGarth later landed a job at Phase One Studio in Toronto, where he trained alongside Bob Ezrin, Brian Christian, Michael Wagener and, of course, Jack Richardson, CM.
In 2009, GGGarth co-founded the Nimbus School of Recording & Media with Bob Ezrin – a school that is dedicated to bringing out the very best in the next generation of music professionals.
GGGarth serves as an advisor to several initiatives, always making time to donate his expertise for charitable causes.
View GGGarth’s full discography at gggarth.com
Named after his Dogfather, Alice Cooper, Cooper embodies the essence of The Farm. This gentle, happy, and peaceful soul will bring you what feels like an eternity of calm and wisdom with his very presence.
Our host will gladly play with you, accompany you for a forest walk, or sit calmly on your lap as you enjoy time on the couch.
While GGGarth may bite from time to time, Cooper will be there to defend you and make you feel right at home.
Come for Cooper, stay and make a platinum record.