Nick Irving


Studio Owner

Nick Irving opened One Flight Up in 2015 after a dozen years collecting classic recording equipment as a freelance Engineer in Sydney. Over the years he has worked with numerous artists and bands, but these days spends most of his time running the business.

Nick learned guitar from John Robinson of Blackfeather, and songwriting from the late Steve Prestwich of Cold Chisel, one of Australia’s finest songwriters. “I spent 10 years working with Steve on his solo career. It was the musical apprenticeship of a lifetime! Steve was an extraordinary talent”.

Tim Carr


Head Producer

ARIA award winning & multi-platinum selling Producer Tim Carr's credits include Matt Corby, Urthboy, Jay Z, Julia Stone and Gurrumal.

So far in 2017 Tim has recorded Wilder, Mere Women, Joe Mungovan and loads more at One Flight Up.

Read more about Tim Carr.

If you'd like to work with Tim, drop us a line.

Adam Barns


Head Engineer

Producer/Engineer Adam Barns has 20 years experience in Sydney's top recording studios, not to mention having run his own studio for many years. Adam has recorded every genre from rock to punk, metal, blues, indy bands, pop and acoustic artists.

In 2017 Adam became One Flight Up's Head Engineer. Get in touch to work with Adam Barns.





Karl Cash's credits include Gang of Youths, Chet Faker, Flume & Kirin J Callinan. In 2016 Karl brought PLGRMS and Dustin Tebbutt to record at One Flight Up. Get in touch if you're interested in working with Karl Cash.



While their own studios are being rebuilt this year, it is a great honour to be one of the few studios in Sydney to host sessions for Studios 301 and their Producers and Engineers. So far we've had recording sessions with Simon Cohen, Antonia Gauci & Dave Taylor, and Stefan du Randt.



Jonboyrock has worked with numerous great Aussie bands, including Empire of the Sun and Wolfmother. In 2016 he brought The Lockhearts to record at One Flight Up. Contact us to work with Jonboyrock.



Nathan Sheehy's credits include Birds of Tokyo & Dune Rats. In 2016 Nathan brought The Vanns to record their new EP at One Flight Up, as well as vocal sessions for Creo. Contact us if you're interested in working with Nathan Sheehy.



Michael Vidale is a multi-award winning Producer, Engineer and Musician (Bass). His credits include Australia's top recording artists: Slim Dusty, The Whitlams, Don Walker, Amos Morris, Troy Cassar-Daley, Anne Kirkpatrick and The Bushwackers. Michael is our resident Country and Australian Music Producer. Contact us if you'd like to work with Michael Vidale.



Dave Dempsey has several decades of Engineering experience both live and in the studio. Dave is an acomplished musician and Producer and is keen to help young artists develop their music, arrangements and sound. Dave is also a Mastering Engineer delivering exceptional results for all budgets. Contact us to work with Dave Dempsey.


If you're a qualified or experienced freelance Producer/Engineer looking for a studio to use as a base for recording your clients, contact



For the past 35 years, Colin has been the studio tech of choice for Sydney's top recording, mixing and mastering studios. From his time at Alberts in the late 1970's through to now, Colin has kept Sydney's best studios in top working order.

One Flight Up is proud to have all our equipment fully serviced and maintained by Sydney's top tech.


Every good studio needs a multi-talented tradesman. Whether it's building custom-designed studio racks from Australian hardwood (studio one), a sound-proof vocal booth for studio two, or building the new studio kitchen. A drum riser and sound baffles for the live room? No problem! Pete can do anything, and he's been an indispensible member of the One Flight Up team over the years.

Pete is located in the inner west and can be contacted via his website: Pete's Carpentry.