Shady Bear Productions, under the leadership of Founder and Creative Director Anthony Robustelli, is a multi-faceted commercial recording studio based in Brooklyn, NY with additional recording facilities in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. We like to think of ourselves as the studio with a vintage vibe andthoroughly modern results. The heart of the studio is a '70s MCI JH-636 console with John Hardy preamps and an MCI JH -24 24 track 2 inch machine. At Shady Bear we think outside of the box and we mix outside of the box. Once you hear your music spread across 24 glorious analog channels you'll never be satisfied with mixing in the computer. Besides working with solo artists, singer songwriters and bands, Shady Bear also counts a number of high-profile commercial clients on its roster including H & M, Head & Shoulders, 1-800 Flowers, & Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Known for their "non-jingle jingle" Shady Bear Productions continues to be in demand for those clients seeking a more edgy tone and feel. If you are looking for a Brooklyn recording studio, look no further. At Shady Bear we can do everything in house, from songwriting to full production and everything in bewteen.
Anthony Robustelli is the epitome of a born musician. Though his primary instrument is keyboards, he is truly a multi-instrumentalist. Anthony is also a prolific writer who has four prior albums to his credit, Another Fatal Blow, Grown Tired of the Con, Comfort is so Rare and a six-movement straight-ahead jazz suite, entitled Travels of a Lost Soul. The music from Travels was featured in the film “Get Famous” along with songs from jazz great Gary Bartz. He also co-wrote the score for the critically acclaimed independent film “Hitman’s Handbook” the award-winning PBS documentary “Off the Curb” , penned the theme song to the 2012 documentary “Naked Brand” , and played keyboards on the Spearhead LP Yell Fire.
His most recent project is The Remedy, a Black Crowes cover band, whose youtube videos have garnered over 45,000 views. Their live shows have been a great success and they continue to add new Crowes songs to their already substantial repertoire. In 2008, Anthony and fellow musician and Remedy lead guitarist, John Caban formed Brother HijinX. The quartet has toured the east coast and Caribbean in support of their two albums, welcome to…planet JABR and Brother HijinX, which have garnered praise from both critics and fans.
In addition to his own projects, Anthony has a number of tours and collaborations to his credit with artists including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gloria Gaynor (as musical director), Bo Diddley, Kelly Price, Brian Jackson and The Jungle Brothers (as musical director). Additionally, Anthony has shared the stage with acts including Paul McCartney, Black Eyed Peas, Santana, Wu Tang Clan, Ben Harper, Taj Mahal and Buddy Guy. His musical style, which he describes as “Stevie Wonder meets Steely Dan” has gained him a varied fan base which includes such notables as famed New York City DJ Funkmaster Flex and indie film actor Peter Stromare (“Fargo,” “Minority Report,” “The Big Lebowski”).
When not on the road, he presides over Shady Bear Productions, his multi-faceted recording facility based in New York City. Aside from working with solo artists, singer songwriters and bands, Shady Bear Productions also counts a number of high-profile commercial clients on its roster including H & M, Head & Shoulders, 1-800 Flowers, & Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Known for their "non-jingle jingle" Shady Bear Productions continues to be in demand for those clients seeking a more edgy tone and feel. Anthony has a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance and a Master's in Music Education from New York University.