Kees Hendrickx

Recording Artist / Producer


Kees Hendrickx

Based in Clashafree Studios in Bandon, Co Cork. From here I work on projects remotely or record in the studio with the array of microphones and recording gear I have amassed during my years as an engineer and musician. I currently am a core member of Cork band The Shruggs, where I am the composer, producer and guitarist/vocalist. Also I am a member of Railroad Man in which I am the Guitarist, Vocalist, Trumpet player and whatever else is necessary musically.

Since I was very young I have always been listening to various different styles of music, I soaked up my mothers record collection and after that I moved onto newer bands like Eels, Deus, Sigur Ros and everything that I could find. I love hearing and discovering new music and I still get the same exciting feeling when I hear something new that I love.

I first picked up a guitar and started learning at 16, soon there after I started writing songs. In 2007 I completed a Music, Sound and Management course in Colaiste Stefoin Noafa in Cork where I started experimenting with recording. I started with a program called Audacity, a laptop and a crappy PC microphone. I was able to make multi-track recordings on this and I would always try to re-create my favourite recordings, like Sloop John B by the Beach Boys. I would play everything and sing everything and even though it would never sound anywhere near to what the original sounded like, I still felt a sense of accomplishment because I was learning the ins and outs of recording, harmony and composition.To me experimentation is where the creative process begins.

I trained at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Rotterdam in 2008 and completed the BA in Audio Production in SAE Amsterdam in 2010. While studying I worked as a Live-sound engineer, both as a front of house and monitor mixing engineer.

I went on to work in various recording studios including the internationally known Galaxy Studios in Belgium in which I assisted on sessions with artists such as Gabriel Yared, Scala, Ruben Hein as well as post production and Dialogue Editing and ADR sessions for feature films. Below you can dowload my CV which includes all the sessions I have worked on.

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Contact me if you are interested in getting me on board for your project or if you just want to say hello.