19 Jul 2014

The Surgery

The Surgery Studio Lee Prebble in The Surgery control room. Photo by Emma Smith

The Surgery Studios, run by Lee Prebble has been a hub for Wellington bands for over a decade.

Lee's had a hand in the creation of some of the capital's most iconic albums this century from The Black Seeds, The Phoenix Foundation, Trinity Roots and Family Cactus - and picked up an armful of NZ Music awards for his efforts.

Emma Smith caught up with Lee now residing in new premises, after the original Surgery, set up in a building earmarked for demolition, was finally bowled this year.

Playlist

Artist: Shihad
Song: Flaming Soul
Composer: Dwyer
Album: Deb's Night Out
Label: Wildside

Artist: Trinity Roots
Song: Call To You
Composer: Trinity Roots
Album: True
Label: Trinity Roots

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Going Fishing
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Horse Power
Label: Capital

Artist: Family Cactus
Song: Moss Green Cape
Composer: Family Cactus
Album: Spirit Lights
Label: Arch Hill

Artist: Black Seeds
Song: Senegal Champions of Africa
Composer: The Black Seeds
Album: On the Sun
Label: Capitol

Artist: Jess Chambers
Song: Stringing Me Along
Composer: Chambers
Album: The Woolshed Sessions
Label: Woolshed

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Buffalo
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Buffalo
Label: EMI

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Fiscal Pickle
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Tom's Lunch
Label: Universal