Owner Robert Bailey is a musician, producer, recording engineer, and software engineer currently based on Bowen Island. An accomplished recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, bass, pedal steel, guitar), Robert has worked to create the Treehouse Studio since 2006.
A career in the BC music scene began in 1979, eventually moving from local bands to playing keyboards and touring Canada with Juno award winning songwriter and performer Paul Janz.
Moving deftly between both sides of the glass in the studio, Robert has done keyboard session work for such artists as Alice Cooper (Hey Stoopid), Queensryche (Empire), and Jimmy Page (Coverdale/Page). Beginning in the late '80s, Robert was the keyboardist with Juno Award winning Canadian songwriter Paul Janz for several years. 1990 saw a Canadian and European tour with Gino Vannelli, where he acted as head keyboard tech for studio legend Joe Vannelli.
Robert worked as a senior sound artist, composer, and software engineer for video game giant Electronic Arts for 10 years before moving on to work with Rockstar Games and Activision in Los Angeles. Most recently, Robert created a digital synth used in the groundbreaking Magic Leap augmented reality hardware platform "One", collaborating with the Icelandic band Sigur Ros on an award-winning interactive AR project. His company now does software consulting work for clients around the world, specializing in iOS and Mac development.
Currently, Robert is the keyboard player/programmer with Canadian synth pop band Strange Advance and the proprietor of The Treehouse Studio.
Winston Hauschild is a Canadian songwriter and record producer with an ear for new talent. Producing breakthrough recordings for emerging artists, he’s helped launch the careers of everyone from two-time Juno Award nominee Hannah Georgas and folk artist Mike Edel to indie pop artist Nat Jay, nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2015.
Winston also produced Wanting, the first Chinese artist to be signed to Nettwerk Music Group. Their collaboration, her debut album, Everything in the World, went multi-platinum and won numerous awards, including Album of the Year at the Chinese version of the Grammy Awards. Soon after, Wanting received 15 Best New Artist Awards across Asia and performed to 700 million people during Mainland China’s televised New Year’s Gala (CCTV) in 2012.
Dedicated to helping diverse artists navigate a tough industry, Winston is an artist’s producer. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former recording artist signed to Aquarius Records, Winston grew up in the Canadian music scene – whether playing small towns as the teenage frontman of his first band or as a touring musician playing hockey arenas.
A vocal supporter of arts funding and education, Winston sits on the Board of Directors for Music BC, a non-profit industry association dedicated to the growth and sustainability of British Columbia’s music community. He’s also served as a producer/mentor for the Peak Performance Project’s Boot Camp, an artist development program with career-changing cash prizes for top performers sponsored by Vancouver radio station, The Peak 102.7 FM.
Always searching for the best new sounds for his various projects, Winston splits his time between some of Vancouver’s top commercial studios and his private studio in the woods on Bowen Island.