About Us

Welcome to Surreal Sound Studios.
Philadelphia’s Largest Rehearsal Facility!

Surreal Sound Studios is a 14,000 sq/ft. rehearsal studio with fully equipped hourly rooms and 24-hour access monthly rooms. All rehearsal studios are soundproofed, air conditioned cool and secure.

It is a space for artists to rehearse, meet, and network.

We are located minutes from the Castor/Allegheny exit of I-95 in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Surreal Sound Studios is owned and operated by the following:

Joseph Lekkas
Partner, Bass Player & Driver of the Winnebago

Joseph is a local musician and show promoter who has “worked” for a million Philadelphia “institutions” and watering holes. In addition to having market tested every new beer exported to the city of Philadelphia over the last decade, Joe has been known to book an occasional rock show. He has been involved in Philadelphia nightlife for an aeon.

Chris Swenk
Managing Partner, Dark Overlord

Chris weighs in at 200lbs and hails from parts unknown. Chris is a gin aficionado though he has claimed “it all tastes the same after the first 4 or 5”. Chris spent many years working in the film industry in LA but came back to Philadelphia because he missed the cold, harsh, depressing winters.

Asher Kahn
Partner, Hustler & Amateur Bob Sledder

Asher is a local musician who lives and works in Philadelphia. Asher has been playing in bands for almost 20 years and has gigged at more dirty bars and clubs than he can recall. 10 of those 20 years have been removed from his permanent memory through long nights with short term friends. He has successfully planned and promoted shows in the Philadelphia area for many years in addition to running a successful real estate business.

Dave “Scruffo”
Weekend Manager, Surreal Sound Studios’ Beard Contest Winner

Dave plays a mean thrash guitar and has been in the Philadelphia heavy metal scene for many years. Dave is not only the beard club president, he is also a client. You can see Dave in the Surreal office on weekends but he is rocking in his rehearsal room most other days and nights.