Victoria’s Burning Rainbow Studio has suffered equipment damage by two floods and and had gear stolen from a break-in and lock damage from another attempted break-in.
According to a GoFundMe page set up to help recover losses, the first flood occurred on Thanksgiving weekend of 2020. Studio owner Neil Cooke-DalLin was in the middle of a recording session with a client when the back half of the studio flooded due to heavy rains and blocked pipes causing a torrent of water from the sixth floor to the basement studio. The studio was unable to reopen until the end of November.
On December 9, 2020, broken plumbing on a toilet on the second floor caused grey water to leak down to the studio damaging the mixing board and other gear.
On Boxing Day, the studio was broken into and Cooke-Dallin’s 1979 Gibson Les Paul Signature Hollow Body Sunburst Guitar was stolen. Finally, on New Years Eve, Cooke-Dallin noticed the studio’s locks were tampered with signaling another attempted break-in.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Cooke-Dallin and his studio like much of the music industry with the loss of gigs with his music projects such as Astrocolor and Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness and the postponing of projects for studio clients. The GoFundMe campaign that was setup Monday has already surpassed its $10,000 goal.
To donate to the GoFundMe to support Burning Rainbow Studio, CLICK HERE.