BIG FAN is a not-for-profit, multi-purpose music space located in Morningside, Aotearoa New Zealand. We offer three world-class recording studios and a live music venue all under one roof.

Our goal at BIG FAN is to bring people together, to support the role of music in the betterment of people’s lives, and to foster the talents of musicians, songwriters and those behind the scenes, regardless of experience level.

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Launch shows announced soon!

Recording
Studios

All of our recording studios are carefully designed with quality, ease-of-use and comfort in mind, so you can get on with making great music. We have three unique studio spaces available, each acoustically treated, tastefully furnished and equipped with top-of-the-line recording equipment, microphones and instruments.

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STUDIO 01

A cozy music-production suite with natural light and an isolation booth to capture anything from delicate vocals to heavy-hitting drums.

STUDIO 02

Dim the lights and immerse yourself in the music with Studio 02’s top-of-the-line recording equipment and moody interior.

STUDIO 03

A sky-lit music production room complete with a beautiful Yamaha U3 Upright Piano ready to be recorded with state-of-the-art gear.

Venue

Based in the beating heart of Morningside, BIG FAN is an all-ages and licensed venue, specialising in live music.

Offering state-of-the-art sound, lighting and vision gear, we cater to all types of shows, people and events – from brand-new artists playing their first gig, to intimate performances by big-name international acts.

We’d love to hear your vision for how you would use this space, so please get in touch with us to chat. 

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Equipment
  • 1976 Neve 8088 Inline console w/ Flying Faders
  • 2019 iMac Pro w/ Pro Tools HD Ultimate
  • Studer A827 24 Track Tape Machine
  • Ampex ATR-102 1/2” 2 Track Mastering Machine
  • Teletronix LA2A
  • 2 x Universal Audio 1176

Events

From recording a simple vocal melody to a full orchestra, capturing the energy of a live performance or producing a complete album, Roundhead has the people, spaces, equipment and experience to make it happen perfectly.

Community

From recording a simple vocal melody to a full orchestra, capturing the energy of a live performance or producing a complete album, Roundhead has the people, spaces, equipment and experience to make it happen perfectly.

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Summer Residencies

THREE successful applicants receive access to our professional-grade studios for 5-days for free. Intake 3 CLOSED.

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IGNITE

8-week industry specific training programme for rangatahi - Streams in Event Management, Event Production & Music Production. INTAKE 2 OPEN

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Internships

8-week paid Internships to work across our Studios, Venue & Programmes. Applications are now CLOSED.

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BIG FAN Live

18 opportunities to play at our venue, for free, and keep 100% of ticket sales. Round 3 Applications CLOSED. Stay tuned for further rounds.

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About

We love music and the people who make it. 

Founded by producer and songwriter Joel Little and his wife Gemma, and run through their charitable trust The Little Family Foundation, BIG FAN is for anyone who is passionate (or simply curious) about music, and wants to discover where it could take them. 

We believe Aotearoa has a wealth of musical talent and we’re committed to making this space available to all, regardless of age, experience, background or financial circumstance. We are here to support musicians and the music industry from the ground up. 

All income from BIG FAN studio and venue use goes directly back in to the facility and the work done there. 

We are a passionate, dedicated and close-knit team who believe whole-heartedly in the BIG FAN vision and the potential of music to transform people’s lives – and the community at large. 

BIG FAN is located along major bus routes and a stone’s throw from the Morningside train station.

Contact

Please get in touch with us for more info and booking enquiries.

We look forward to hearing from you!