Heartbreak House is an analog recording studio set inside a dreamy 116-year-old Victorian. We offer musicians an opportunity to record live, straight to tape.

My dad converted this house into a live music venue and for nearly 30 years I watched legends perform in my living room. He recorded everything, and I still listen to those tapes today. I’d listen to studio albums of those same artists and feel like something was missing. This house breathed a warmth into the music that was lost somehow in conventional studios. Heartbreak House is my attempt to put it back. We offer musicians a chance to get out of the booth and capture the intangible part of creating music that is sometimes lost in the pursuit of perfection. Stay the weekend, swing in the hammocks and make a live record.


For booking contact ninashirkey@gmail.com