Creating content since 1974

Tandem Studios has been creating content since 1974, and March 1st marks our 47th birthday! To celebrate, we're giving you the present (cliche we know, but it's true!). If you book your next live stream throughout March, you can get a free event podcast or 4.7 edited event clips for social (we'll round it up to 5 just to make it easy). Terms and conditions apply (see below). Tandem Studios was established as a recording studio in 1974 by John Phair and his business partner Kevin Toneycliffe. The mainstay of Tandem’s work during its first 20 years was the writing and recording of jingles and voiceovers for radio and television commercials, although it also recorded commercially successful multi-gold albums for artists such as Suzanne Prentice and Brendan Dugan. John Phair sold Tandem Studios in 1987 and the company’s owners during the 20 years that followed included Wayne Johnson and Peter Rattray. Check out our chat with with John Phair.

Earthquakes didn't stop us!

In fact in many ways our business is stronger now than it was before the earthquakes, being one of the first Christchurch businesses that came back into the CBD after the February 2011 earthquake. In years gone by, Tandem has provided recording facilities for some of New Zealand’s greatest musical talents, including Anika Moa, Bic Runga, Salmonella Dub, Suzanne Prentice and many, many others. We’ve had some wonderful voices in our studio. Including some of the country’s best commercial voices such as iconic Christchurch broadcaster Ken Ellis, Sir Paul Holmes, well-known actor Mark Hadlow, and Tammy Wells, the "Briscoes lady"

Musical roots

We have retained our connection to our musical roots, but have taken things to a new level by expanding into the live streaming and video production markets, combining these with providing our expertise in content publishing, a crucial partnership for success in today’s mixed media world. We are one of Christchurch’s longest-serving and most respected creative production companies. Working in all areas of media, including radio, television, and online, we've developed leading expertise in live streaming, video and podcasts. Our team uses this understanding and our creative approach to produce content for the wide variety of media channels and work with a broad spectrum of clients - from local and national through to multi-national and international companies. Tandem Studios manages the live streaming of all Christchurch and Auckland City Council meetings and those of several other local authorities around New Zealand. We've had some amazing moments in our 47 years. We're so excited to be sharing these with our special clients and are looking forward to creating more.

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer is subject to our standard terms and conditions
  • Maximum of 1 x event audio podcast file OR 5 x edited event videos of individual event sections delivered per offer
  • Event videos do not include creative edits/highlights videos
  • Offer ends on 31/03/21