The Riff Factory Story

Riff Factory was established in 2013 by Stoke-on-Trent musicians Tom Carter and Ant Hulme.  With years of gigging and recording experience between them they decided to make their own mark on the music scene forming Riff Factory; giving local musician the perfect place to practice their riffs and record their master piece.  

Riff Factory is now a big part of the Stoke music scene with many bands making connections and even forming here.  Take a listen to some of the awesome sounds coming from the studio or contact us to book your rehearsal today. 

Riff Factory Services

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The Riff Factory Recording studio opened in the summer of 2013 providing a permanent base of operations for the Riff Factory team who have been recording bands and solo artists for over 12 years.  The studio is located in Stoke and contains a large live room and control room, along with well equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities.

rehearsal rooms

2 large rooms

free storage

free wi-fi

good rates

live streaming

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The rehearsal part of Riff Factory has two large, acoustically treated rehearsal studios, both with a backline which is completely free to use!

At Riff Factory, we put music before money. We don’t overcharge for our rehearsal space or equipment hire. We take pleasure in aiding bands/artists in every way possible and will do this however we can.

the Team


Tom Carter

A qualified sound engineer with a degree in music technology, Tom plays in 4 bands on drums and bass, and regularly plays guitar on sessions.  


Ant Hulme

Professional riff enthusiast Ant Hulme’s love for guitar based music and its players knows no bounds. Currently rocking out on guitar with a local metal band, Ant’s always keeping his axe in the game.

Our Location

Sutherland Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4HS

Tom Carter

07967 088 317

Ant Hulme

07726 757 027