The Village

Sight Sound and Stage

Located in Covington, Kentucky’s historic Mainstrasse Village district, “The Village, Sight Sound & Stage” is a state of the art production house that includes audio recording, video production, a sound stage and additional performance/audience space. Like the diverse, historic neighborhood in which it’s anchored, The Village provides a creative environment where vintage meets modern in a 101 year old theater with a unique and spacious floor plan. Owners, Mike Reeder and Brian Lovely, have created an environment that fosters a spirit of openness, collaboration and exploration where recording sessions, video shoots and performances can be inspired.

The Village features a spacious layout with rooms for audio, video and all forms of multi-media production. The audio/video production studios provide a full kitchen and multiple lounge areas for those long sessions. In-house production services are available, or we can facilitate qualified outside professionals.

The stage/theater room can accommodate and record a small orchestra, or audience events such as live bands and TV shows. All forms of multi-media presentation are possible. There are artist green rooms, backstage equipment storage, merchandise and refreshment areas.

All of this, in addition to the wide variety of high quality video recording and production equipment, state of the art and vintage audio gear, including specialty microphones, mic pre’s, analog signal processing, guitars and amps. These combine to make The Village a one -of-a-kind experience with a great vibe. 

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Brian Lovely is a versatile producer/composer/guitarist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

As a composer, producer and session musician 

working for major record labels, motion picture studios, television networks and independent film makers, Lovely has earned several gold, platinum and multi-platinum records. As a solo artist, band leader and sideman he has performed at major rock and jazz venues and festivals around the world with Brian Lovely and The Secret, Flying Underground, Faux Frenchmen, Adrian Belew, Blessed Union Of Souls and many others.

Mike Reeder is a Musician/Song Writer/Columnist/Host and Interviewer/Producer/Vintage Guitar Expert and Consultant with over 35 years ofexperience in performance and production in the audio and video realm. As a guitarist and bassist, he has performed with numerous regional and national touring bands. He currently works with Chalk Eye, The Mudpies, Soulgroup, Brass Owl and Muleshine.

Reeder can be seen as Host/Interviewer in notable PBS/KET specials and as featured Appraiser for Kentucky Collectibles. He's worked as Head Engineer on Nationally Syndicated Radio and TV programs, as well as overseeing editing and production duties for live shoots at FHU Studios in Los Angeles.

In addition, for over 30 years Reeder has consulted many of the worlds largest acts regarding vintage instruments and gear. When serious musicians are looking for tone, they come to Mike. His knowledge of the worlds finest instruments, combined with audio and video knowledge, make for a valuable and creative perspective.

Elton Clifton has been recording and producing Cincinnati area musicians for the past 10 years. As a musician and guitarist, Elton has performed locally and regionally with various groups ranging from Bluegrass, to pop/rock and jazz. His award winning production work has been recognized by The Cincinnati Music Awards and the Cincinnati Blues Society. Clifton has produced/recorded projects for Johnny Fink and The Intrusion, Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sound, Danny Frazier, Wilder, Taylor Shannon, Hickory Robot, The Eden Park Band, McCarthy Union and many more. Elton is noted for being a client oriented engineer. Whether strictly engineering, or being recruited for writing, arranging, or playing duties, Elton is extremely flexible and creates an environment that promotes artist expression, making sure they get the most out of their project.

At the Village Sight Sound and Stage we strive to create a unique visual presentation of your music. Whether filming on site in our spacious and unique facility, or working with you at a remote location, we can capture exciting footage and provide a professional product. Please see a few of our video productions below.