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OUR STORY.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.

HALF WAY RECORDS was founded by Luke Yeoward in late 2016 as an independent record label.

From there, Luke built the studio and label from the ground up, opening the doors to a new dedicated recording and rehearsal facility in South Yarra, May 2018. The studio space itself was built from recycled materials and at its core is a team of music lovers and a plethora of vintage recording equipment.

HALF WAY RECORDS now offers an all inclusive home for artists to rehearse, record, and release material.

“Half Way Records is passionate about great songs and helping artists execute their vision. We aim to produce poignant performances and memorable material” – Luke Yeoward.

Luke Yeoward operates as an involved engineer and producer, working from his 20 years of experience as a songwriter and performer, ensuring the best possible results are yielded from a session.

OUR STORY.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.

HALF WAY RECORDS was founded by Luke Yeoward in late 2016 as an independent record label.

From there, Luke built the studio and label from the ground up, opening the doors to a new dedicated recording and rehearsal facility in South Yarra, May 2018. The studio space itself was built from recycled materials and at its core is a team of music lovers and a plethora of vintage recording equipment.

HALF WAY RECORDS now offers an all inclusive home for artists to rehearse, record, and release material.
“Half Way Records is passionate about great songs and helping artists execute their vision. We aim to produce poignant performances and memorable material” – Luke Yeoward.

Luke Yeoward operates as an involved engineer and producer, working from his 20 years of experience as a songwriter and performer, ensuring the best possible results are yielded from a session.

ABOUT

LUKE  YEOWARD.

Luke Yeoward is an artist and producer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Luke fell in love with music from a young age and taught himself to play the acoustic guitar handed down to him by his mother. His journey began as a street performer at just 10 years old and his musical river flowed through his teens and twenties, carving its way through several different projects, genres and countries.

His formative teenage years were spent in New Zealand where he cut his teeth on Punk Rock (Mistaken Identity, Cinix, Suicide Dogs) In 2007 King Cannons was born, relocating to the UK in 2008 then moving to Australia in 2009. King Cannons’ positive energy and disregard for musical boundaries lead them to sign major licensing, publishing and management agreements in Australasia.

With singles on high rotation across national radio in Australia and New Zealand, King Cannons released their debut S/T EP in 2010 and full length album The Brightest Light in 2012. The band played festivals such as the Big Day Out, Blues Fest, Nz Homegrown, Pyramid Rock, Peats Ridge and toured across Australia, New Zealand and Europe with The Living End, Bedouin Soundclash, Shihad, The Broilers and more.

After years working blue-collar jobs with his nose to the rock and roll grindstone, Yeoward began to feel a dark cloud looming over his creative life. Frustrated, disheartened and in debt, Luke pulled the pin on King Cannons. Despite his attempts to launch other projects, for the first time in his life Luke was completely burned out. Soon after, Yeowards record label EMI changed ownership and dropped him from the roster. He threw in the towel with music altogether. With a new baby on the way, Luke moved his family back to New Zealand, only to realise that unskilled work in NZ would only offer a worse financial strain.

After only a short few months, he returned to Melbourne with a newly lit musical fire in his belly. Becoming a father solidified the importance of music. He wanted to be a positive role model that exemplified the importance of passion. With a refreshed outlook and new excitement, he began to make music again.

Now, Yeoward is back in full swing as an independent artist and producer. Re-launching his career with solo and 131’s releases, and opening the doors to HALF WAY RECORDS music production studio and record label.

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