Wilmot man wins Juno award for recording engineering

John “Beetle” Bailey of New Hamburg is the 2020 Juno award winner for recording engineer of the year. (Twitter: @thejunoawards) (June 29, 2020)

A Wilmot man is the 2020 Juno award winner for recording engineer of the year.

John “Beetle” Bailey, who works out of a studio in New Hamburg, received the honour during the pre-recorded ceremony on Monday night.

And the #JUNOS winner is…

Recording Engineer of the Year
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— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) June 30, 2020

He won for his recent work on songs “Dividio” by Alex Cuba and Silvana Estrada and “Shotgun” by Monkey House.

Congrats to #Wilmot’s John 'Beetle' Bailey for winning @TheJUNOAwards for Recording Engineer of the Year!
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“Congratulations John Bailey! You are the engineer for 2020,” said Wilmot Township councilor Angie Hallman. “Juno award winner representing Wilmot.”

Bailey has now been nominated for a Juno six times and first won in 2007.

Kitchener native George Seara was also nominated for recording engineer of the year for his work on songs “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes and “Incredible” by James TW.