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74B Trafalgar Street, Annandale - 1973 to 2009 Recording Studio & Film Production

Stables by John Horbury Hunt? | Federation Factory? | History of the Site


Recording Studio

EMU MUSIC OF AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED 74b Trafalgar St Annandale, NSW, Australia 2038

Annandale studio recorded in history: When a group of kids calling themselves Cold Chisel turned up on Charles Fisher’s doorstep, he sympathised with them and gave them complimentary time in his recording studio....Around the same time he dealt with a group of “very serious young men” called Midnight Oil. -inner-west-courier (25 Aug 09 @ 10:00am by Ben Hurley)

"Barnes formed his band Cold Chisel on the industrial outskirts of Adelaide. Recently he his wife, Jane, bought another two warehouses in the Botany industrial precinct in Sydney..." - SMH, November 16, 2009

"Trafalgar Studios was where many influential bands of the 70-80s in Sydney recorded their albums...." - Wikipedia

74b Trafalgar Street, ANNANDALE Sold: Thursday, 28 August 2008 -

74b Trafalgar Street, Annandale, NSW 2038 * Sold for $1,350,000 (28-Aug-08)


Electrict Avenue Studios (now at Electric Cave Camperdown)

Electric Avenue Studios - myspace and Electric Avenue Studios 74b Trafalgar St Annandale NSW 2038 -


Trafalgar Studios (Chaluz Enterprises Pty Ltd)

art deco buildingCharles Fisher
As owner and operator of Trafalgar Recording Studios in Sydney the studio became one of Australia's premier independent recording facilities, recording & producing acts through the ‘70's and ‘80's such as Marcia Hines, Midnight Oil, INXS, Cold Chisel, Skyhooks, Sherbet, Radio Birdman, Moving Pictures, Martin Plaza, Hoodoo Gurus, as well as international acts such as Police and Elvis Costello."

"Trafalgar Studio' one of Australia's best known recording studios" -

"Trafalgar Studios 74B Trafalgar Street Annandale" -

"When it was Trafalgar, the back area was used for tape storage, which in the analog days was quite voluminous." - Charles Fisher (email 31 August 2010)

"The studio was at 74B Trafalgar Street, Annandale, conducted by Chaluz Enterprises Pty Ltd, Recording and Production Company. John Metcalfe’s and my involvement in its design and construction was from June 1973 to October 1974....The Trafalgar Street studios presented problems that were not only of producing a suitable studio and control room. It was under a flight path to Sydney Airport, and there were economic restrictions. The factory only had a roof without ceiling so a considerable amount of noise had to be eliminated by new ceilings and walls within the existing envelope....What we had not foreseen was just audible in the eerie quiet at night: the ships, berthed a kilometre and more away had their generators running – the very low frequency component of their noise was being transmitted through the water and the land mass all this way" - Memories of an Acoustic Consultant, 1961 to 1980, Ross Thorne (

  • Paul Kelly

    1986 Single BEFORE TOO LONG (PK&CG)(Recorded & Mixed at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1986 Single DARLING IT HURTS (PK&CG)(Recorded & Mixed at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1987 Single LEAPS AND BOUNDS / BRADMAN (PK&CG)(Recorded & Mixed at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1987 Single LOOK SO FINE, FEEL SO LOW (PK&CG) (Recorded & mixed at Alberts and Trafalgar Studios)
    1987 Album UNDER THE SUN (PK&CG)(Recorded & Mixed at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1988 Single FORTY MILES TO SATURDAY NIGHT (PK&CG)(Recorded & mixed at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1988 Single DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO THE WINDOW (PK&CG)(Recorded & mixed at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1990 Single POURING PETROL ON A BURNING MAN (PK&M) (Recorded at Paradise Studios and Trafalgar Studios)
    1991 Single DON'T START ME TALKING (PK&M)(Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
    1991 Album COMEDY (PK&M) (Recorded & mixed at Trafalgar Studio, Sydney)
    1991 Single KEEP IT TOO YOURSELF (PK&M) (Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney)
  • Wait Until June" – 3:03 and "Casanova's Last Words" – 2:38 (recorded at Electric Avenue Studios Sydney in 1988)
  • Out Of Control 1985,Recorded at Trafalgar Studios
  • Career of the Silly Thing

    Tost Rust Host; Cut You Up; The Galaxy is Dead; Life on a Bed; No Mattresses in Heaven; Career of the Silly Thing; Escape Via Cessnock; 4 Or 5; Remember May 12th; The Little Eye; The Entire Combine/Capital of Sweden.
    A Tim Whitten production recorded at Electric Avenue Studio, Sydney. No Shane Fahey as band is reduced to a 5 piece. Release Date: October 1985
    Review: "Scattered Order have produced their most cohesive work to date, one of concision yet also of spontaneity and adventurousness. This is lean music with a smooth, hard surface, but not without dips and curves." Clinton Walker 1985 -

    Produced and Engineered by Hugh Jones • Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney -
    Igloo / My True Loves Blood 7" (1983) Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney - Dec '82.
  • Side a: “Every Beat Of My Heart”

    (Garth Porter). (Razzle). v: Jon English, Renee Geyer. Jon English appears courtesy of Midnight Records. Produced by Charles Fisher & John Sayers. Recorded at Trafalgar Studios & ATA Studios.
    This album marks a new direction for Australian Christian rock music. TRAFALGAR STREET was a labour of love for Revive. The CD title is based on the band's location at Trafalgar Studios in Sydney -
  • Midnight Oil

    - Head Injuries (Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney, Australia July / August, 1979)
  • Cold Chisel

    began recording demoes at Trafalgar Studios in Sydney for their first album.

Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s...more.

1890s Annandale A Short Walk second edition Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of Church with steeple Federation Annandale A Short Walk Marghanita da Cruz Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and Soldiers 1920s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of 1920s Flats 1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub 1940s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with photograph of street with aircraft being towed. 50s Annandale A Short Walk,  Marghanita da Cruz Last updated 23 November 2010.