Fred Guarino founded Tiki Recording Studios in 1978 in Glen Cove, New York.
Operating in a secondary market, Tiki is located on Long Island, just outside of New York City. For over 21 years Tiki has “specialized” in diversification. Fred’s dedication to “surviving in the suburbs” has taught him to blaze his own path and develop his own special skills and management style, and not to put all his eggs in one basket. He caters to various niche markets including: catalog music companies, independent and specialty labels, as well as corporate sales and training programs.
Fred and his wife Jan run the two-studio facility out of their own commercially zoned, private building along with their sister company Guarino Graphics. Music Clients have included Kenny Rogers, Brian Setzer, Debbie Gibson, Peter Allen, James Earle Jones, Al Jarreau, Odetta, Dr. John, Big Jack Johnson, Freddie Scott, Rod Morgenstein, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Debbie Reynolds, among others.
Examples of some of the Corporate clients served over the years are AT&T, General Electric, Canon, Olympus, NEC, Avis, Pfizer, Squibb, Merke, Upjohn, Ceba, Otis Elevator, Sperry, Symbol Technologies, Tiffen Lens, Tura Eyewear, Acclaim Entertainment, Sierra/Synergistic Software, Borden, Prentice Hall, Doubleday, TDK, U.S. EPA, Yoplait, American & National Public Radio.
Fred is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences® (NARAS®).