Calgary Guitarist, Brad Steckel - guitar player, singer, composer, producer, engineer, recording artist

"It is a matter of some pride to me that Brad Steckel and I have been associated since 1985, and he has produced and engineered 4 CDs of original songs with me. He has been a most positive and patient producer and recording engineer on all my projects. Brad brings a deep knowledge of music, technique and style, together with skills as an arranger and all-around string player to provide the perfect compliment to my songwriting.

Robert Burton Hubele - singer, songwriter, raconteur:




I was seriously smitten by the music bug hours after seeing the Beatles when they first hit in '64'. Before that, I was the son of a Julliard educated, piano playing Bach fanatic with a stunningly beautiful voice and perfect pitch. Mom. My course was set sometime around then I guess and the guitar wind has blown me to some interesting places. It is in fact the guitar that took me to the bar band scene at 14 years old, to Berklee College of Music, to subsequent touring and recording and has provided all the influences and heroes that the mid-sixties possibly could to an impressionable teen with a drive to discover and an inbred need to play music.

So here I am now with a bag of experience, a pretty fair amount of competence, my own recording space and still in possession of a love of and excitement for the creative process, and the music that that can produce. I absolutely love what I do and pour myself into my projects with as much verve as a hot puppy on a shady patch of grass. I'm looking for people with that kind of mindset. I can help, steer, suggest and hopefully inspire at just the right time to make the recording you want to make. One to be proud of. It's what I do.

"Ron (Sexsmith) said he thought you were a pretty cool guy." -- Debra Winger



Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Brad Steckel has been a professional musician since the age of 14. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he worked extensively up and down the eastern US from Massachusetts to Florida with various rock, R&B and jazz groups. While in Florida in the early 70's he met Alberta Guitarist/Producer/Inventor/Entrepreneur Danny Lowe, the subsequent inventor of the famous 3D audio process known as QSound. Danny asked Brad to join his group (Electra recording artist) - "Painter". After an extensive US tour supporting groups like Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper and Kiss, Brad moved to Painter's home base in Calgary, Alberta Canada.


Brad has been in Calgary ever since, working on recording projects like Hammersmith, 451, Prototype, numerous jingles, film music and special projects such as music for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games. He started working at Danny Lowe's new QSound Labs in 1988 and his first two years there were spent in R&D, developing and perfecting the QSound process. Over the next 8 years, subsequent roles were in production for product demonstration and onsite QSystem support at major recording studios. In addition to becoming the Chief Audio Engineer, Brad was Product Specialist and handled Customer Support for Pro Audio products. This role took him around the world to many major trade shows (NAMM, AES) and product presentations at well known retailers like Manny's Music, Sam Ash Pro and Guitar Center. He was also involved in new QSound product development as an alpha tester/developer, beta tester liaison and 'wrangler'.

In his QSystem® support role at QSound Labs, Brad was able to work at some of the world's top recording studios. A short list includes: A&M Studios, The Record Plant, The Village Recorders, Larrabee, Cherokee, Todd-AO, The Enterprise, Westlake and Conway Studios in Los Angeles, Hit Factory, Right Track, Soundworks and Axis Studios in New York and Masterphonics, Workstation and Sound Shop in Nashville. He has worked on sessions with Sting, Madonna, Luther Vandross, Paula Abdul, Bob Clearmountain, Hugh Padgham, Julian Lennon, Bob Ezrin, Shelly Yakus, Jimmy Iovine, Kentucky Headhunters, Wilson Phillips and Marcus Miller among others.

Brad brings with him over 30 years of entertainment, recording and production experience. He currently owns and operates his own recording studio, Nevin Park Recording and production company, Nevin Park Productions.