The BLUE LEOPARD LAIR is a music room, drum teaching studio, recording, mixing and creative sanctuary designed and operated by Eric 'Baron' Behrenfeld.
I was looking for a new place that I could record in for a new album project with my band Tiki Cowboys. However, I wanted an environment to work and create in, not just a production room. And, I wanted to use the space for other projects, give drum lessons, and produce other Artists as well going forward. As I designed the room's interior treatments, leopard print continually kept getting in the mix of choices for aesthetic decor. I love the old Exotica album art and the Tiki bars of the past. I also like that people call musicians "cats" sometimes too.
But I wanted more than a "studio", or "room", or "space", I wanted this creative operation center to be a "lair"! I want people to not really think they are in a recording studio; this is a sanctuary you would like to hang out in, play or listen to tunes, without worry of judgement or intrusion, a place to focus and dwell in an atmosphere of bliss and encouraged musical spontaneity. Yes, and I will admit, there had to be a "Man Cave" nuance as well too!
An important issue for me is having my students feel totally comfortable and really excited about coming for drum lessons here. I want everyone to be totally stoked for coming by the "Leopard Lair"! I desire musicians to have fun here and have memorable creative experiences. It's been a big break for me getting this space to work in, which makes me feel much gratitude for this blessing and opportunity.
I look forward to working with you in the future, and having you catapult your musical ambitions with me at the Blue Leopard Room!