Tom Dobrzanski

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Tom Dobrzanski is a Canadian record producer, engineer, mixer and musician. He is based in Vancouver, BC. He is a former member of the rock band The Zolas, and is the owner of Monarch Studios. [1] He began his recording career in 2001 with Vertical Studios, which he built in his parents' basement. [2] He has recorded albums for local bands such as Said the Whale, Hey Ocean!, We Are the City and more. In October 2012 he officially opened Monarch Studios. [3]


Dobrzanski has been nominated for multiple Western Canadian Music Awards including Producer of the Year [4] and Engineer of the Year. [5]

In 2013, Dobrzanski received a Juno Award nomination for Said the Whale's Little Mountain.

Selected discography

2007 Hey Ocean! Stop Looking Like MusicProducer, Mixer
2007 Lotus Child Gossip DietCo-producer, Composer, Engineer
2008 Said the Whale Howe Sounds/Taking AbaloniaProducer, Mixer
2009 Hey Ocean! It's Easier To Be Somebody ElseAdditional Engineering
2009 Said the Whale Islands DisappearCo-Producer, Engineer
2009 The Zolas Tic Toc TicCo-Producer, Musician, Co-writer
2010 Shad TSOLAdditional Engineering
2010 We Are the City In A Quiet WorldProducer, Mixer, Engineer
2011 David Vertesi CardiographyEngineer
2011 We Are the City High SchoolProducer, Mixer, Engineer
2011 Said the Whale New Brighton EPProducer, Mixer, Engineer
2012 The Zolas Ancient MarsMusician, Co-writer
2012 Said the Whale Little MountainProducer, Engineer
2013 We Are the City ViolentProducer, Mixer, Engineer
2013 Said the Whale HawaiiiProducer, Engineer

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