FAQs

The Staff and Management at Yoo-Star are proud to be of service at all times. Below are a set of frequently Asked Questions that we have assembled that may help you to quickly fill in the gaps for the information that you are searching for! Simply click on the arrow icons to reveal the answers!

Recording Studios tend to be a bit dirty & smelly?

‘It used to be normal for music places but things have improved over the last decade. The Groove Tunnel has always had great pride on our standard of cleanliness and you will not find any bad smells here.’

Won’t there be a lot of noise from the Bands there in other spaces?

‘We have spent over £40k in sound proofing and acoustics for our studios but even better than that, the parties and recordings are actually held in a separate building to where the bands rehearse anyway, so the only sound you hear is yourself and the laughter of or gasps of amazement from your friends. That’s not to say we can’t let the guests go through and listen to or even watch the bands rehearsing or recording next door as this does give some more excitement. We have another lounge next door where guests can listen to and mingle with the bands.’

How can you offer so much for less cost than everywhere else?

‘We have been in business for over 10 years and have paid off a lot of our start up costs. We plan to be in business for another 10 years at least so rather than trying to earn a quick buck we are happy to pass on our savings to our customers!’

Do you have safety features in place for the Children?

‘ Instead of standard electrical sockets, we have RCD SOCKETS throughout. Should you plug in a faulty piece of equipment (all ours are regularly tested so will be safe), this will cut off the power immediately. Even if they failed, we have high performance circuit breakers which are so sensitive they cut the lighting circuit for a room if a bulb blows. We also have fire extinguishers in every room, emergency lighting and monitored fire and intruder alarms. You couldn’t be safer here.

Is the Equipment clean to use safely?

‘We clean and sanitise our microphones and kit every week along with our headphones to prevent any risk of infection. Problems are more likely in a damp environment which the Groove Tunnel isn’t. You are, of course, very welcome however to bring your own microphone!’

Is there complex paperwork for using someone else’s songs?

‘A form does need completed to comply with UK licencing regulations but we take care of that for you. We are happy to give you a copy should you wish!’

Does there need to be an adult present for younger children?

‘We are very happy for adults to come along with children but if you’d like to go off and visit the nearby Ikea or get a coffee, all our staff are fully ‘Disclosure Scotland’ checked both for our own and of course the children’s safety!’

Are you good on First Aid etc?

‘Of course, we are parents too! We comply with and indeed exceed all local authority regulations so we have a number of first aid boxes as well as burns kits and an eye wash station. We prefer to avoid accidents however so we have risk assessments and all potential risks are identified and measures put in place to prevent. Our risk assessments are available to peruse on request!’