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Sydney Musicians “In Good Spirits” After Their Studio Was Destroyed By Fire

Written by Tom Williams on November 7, 2017

A Sydney music studio has been “lost”, after a fire swept through the space on Friday night, 3rd November.

Police and emergency services were called to a factory on Victoria Road in Marrickville at about 9pm, to find the studio ablaze.

No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Tim Commandeur, one of the musicians who previously used the studio, has told Music Feeds he’s “still unable to enter the building and are unsure when it will happen, if at all”.

In a statement posted to Facebook shortly after the fire, Commandeur said it was “safe to assume most of the gear has been lost”, including some equipment which had special sentimental value.

“What hurts more than the financial loss of a considerable amount of equipment is the loss of ALL the gear Dad left to me when he passed,” he wrote. “That will never be replaced.”

Sydney collective The Nights, which shared the space with Commandeur and fellow muso Lewi Hart, said in a statement on Facebook (via Stoney Roads) that they’d “lost our studio and live gear, but thankfully we’re all fine and in good spirit[s]”.

“Thanks to everyone that’s reached out. We really appreciate it,” they said. “We’ll work hard to get everything sorted before our summer shows.”

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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