Born and raised in the rockies, Jeff grew up playing music in local bands in his home town of Denver, Colorado. Jeff studied music business, recording and production at the University of Colorado where he received a degree in production, engineering and music business.
After college, Jeff traveled to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles Jeff worked at the legendary Westlake Audio and became a senior staff engineer. With over fifteen years in the recording industry Jeff has engineered and collaborated with some of the worlds top artists and producers of today including No Doubt, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Tim Palmer, Don Was, Randy Jackson, Rick Rubin and many others. Since starting The Keep in 2015 with Nick, Jeff has worked with some of the top talent in the area including One Flew West, Chemistry Club, Ryan Chrys, The Swayback, Kate Brady, Andy Rok, The Photo Atlas, The Host Club and Brad Corrigan.
Nick Sullivan, a native of Steamboat Springs, CO has been quietly earning a reputation as a musical jack-of-all-trades in his homebase of Denver, CO finding success behind the console as an audio engineer/producer as well as a songwriter/performer. Nick started his music career in 2006 as the singer/guitar player for the blues rock ‘n’ roll band American Relay who gained a regional following that allowed Nick to begin his music career touring the US for 2 1/2 years. In 2009 Nick turned his focus towards audio engineering and began to engineer and mix records with bands from the thriving Denver music. Since 2009, Nick has engineered/mixed on dozens of records including 3 Denver Post Top 10 local records of the year, a Westword best record of the year, and 2 Grammy Nominations for his work on Los Lobos’s “Tin Can Trust” record in 2010.
In 2013 Nick started Consonance Productions/The Keep Recording with Producer/Engineer Jeff Kanan to serve as a vehicle for producing and engineering records in the Antique Row/Green Mile area of Denver,CO. Since starting Consonance Productions/The Keep, Nick has had his ears on records from artists such as The Bunny Gang, Avifauna, Safe Boating is No Accident, Plastic Daggers, Andy Thomas’ Dustheart, Chella and The Charm, Dispatch, Hanoi Apache, Oscar Ross, and Animals in Exile.
As a die hard music lover, Chris Dreiling has been involved in all things music since he was 10 years old. Born and raised in Denver, Chris has played guitar and bass in bands throughout high school and college, and found some local success playing bass in instrumental prog rock band Solterra. Chris also got his first taste of engineering through Solterra, as he tracked, mixed and mastered all three of their records. Enjoying the recording process, Chris decided to attend the University of Colorado Denver to learn more about the technical side of music, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Recording Arts. Chris now plays bass in the Americana band The Bad Ideas, and continues to strive to make great records and cultivate creativity in the studio.
Chris loves music of a wide variety of genres, from rock and metal, to folk and Americana and all sorts in between, and he is eager to work with the wide breadth of talent in the Denver area.