Eric Ratz

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Eric Ratz
Born1970 (age 51–52)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresRock, heavy metal, punk
Occupation(s)Producer, engineer, mixer
Years active1990–present

Eric Ratz is a Canadian producer, engineer, and mixer. He has won multiple Grammy and Juno awards. Throughout his career, Ratz has worked with some of Canada's most successful and influential rock bands, including Arkells,[1] Big Wreck,[2] Billy Talent,[3] Cancer Bats,[4] Danko Jones,[5] and Monster Truck.[6][7] He has been nominated for 11 Juno awards in both the Producer and Recording Engineer categories. He has won the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award,[8] two Recording Engineer of the Year Juno Awards,[9][10] and a Grammy award.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are presented by The Recording Academy. Ratz was an engineer in both of the nominees.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1997 Enrique Iglesias - Enrique Iglesias Best Latin Pop Album Won
1998 Enrique Iglesias - Vivir Nominated

Juno Awards[edit]

The Juno Awards are administered by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

Music awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1997 Big Sugar - Hemi-Vision - Engineer/Mixer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
2000 Danko Jones - My Love Is Bold - Engineer/Mixer Best Alternative Album Nominated
2001 Sarah Harmer - You Were Here - Mixer Best Pop Album Nominated
2005 Sarah Slean - Day One - Mixer Adult Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Sarah Harmer - All Of Our Names - Engineer/Mixer Won
Thornley - Come Again - Engineer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
The Tea Party - Seven Circles - Engineer Nominated
2007 Billy Talent - Devil In A Midnight Mass - Engineer Single of the Year Nominated
Billy Talent - Billy Talent II - Engineer Rock Album of the Year Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Billy Talent - 666 Live - Audio Producer Music DVD of the Year Won
2010 Stereos - Stereos - Engineer Pop Album of the Year Nominated
Metric - Fantasies - Engineer Alternative Album of the Year Won
Billy Talent - Billy Talent III - Engineer Album of the Year Nominated
Rock Album of the Year Won
2011 Cancer Bats - Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones - Producer Nominated
2013 Billy Talent - Viking Death March - Engineer Single of the Year Nominated
Cancer Bats - Dead Set On Living - Producer Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Nominated
Billy Talent - Dead Silence - Engineer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
Big Wreck - Albatross - Producer Nominated
Monster Truck - Producer Breakthrough Group of the Year Won
2014 Monster Truck - Furiosity - Producer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
2015 Skull Fist - Chasing the Dream - Mixer Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Nominated
Big Wreck - Ghosts - Producer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
Arkells - High Noon - Producer Won
Arkells - Producer Group of the Year Won
2016 Diemonds - Never Wanna Die - Producer Heavy Metal Album of the Year Nominated
2017 Monster Truck - Sittin' Heavy - Producer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
Billy Talent - Afraid of Heights - Engineer Nominated
Billy Talent - Engineer Group of the Year Nominated
Mandroid Echostar - Coral Throne - Producer Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Won
2018 Splash'N Boots - Love, Kisses and Hugs - Producer Children's Album of the Year Nominated
Arkells - Knocking at the Door - Producer Video of the Year Nominated
Single of the Year Nominated
2019 Arkells - Producer Group of the Year Won
Cancer Bats - The Spark That Moves - Engineer Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Nominated
Monster Truck - True Rockers - Engineer Rock Album of the Year Nominated
Arkells - Rally Cry - Producer Won

Producer and recording engineer awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2005 "Lucky Me" and "Day One" by Sarah Slean Recording Engineer of the Year Nominated [12]
2007 "Devil in a Midnight Mass" and "Red Flag" By Billy Talent Nominated
2013 "Albatross" by Big Wreck and "Surprise, Surprise!" By Billy Talent Nominated
2014 "Sweet Mountain River" and "The Lion" by Monster Truck Won
Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Nominated
2015 "Ghosts" by Big Wreck and "Satellite Hotel" by One Bad Son Recording Engineer of the Year Won
"Leather Jacket" by Arkells and "Ghosts" by Big Wreck Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Nominated
2017 "Afraid of Heights" by Billy Talent and "Don't Tell me How to Live" by Monster Truck Recording Engineer of the Year Nominated
"The Enforcer" by Monster Truck and "Fever" by Royal Tusk Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Nominated
2018 "Knocking at the Door" by Arkells and "My Little RnR" by Danko Jones Recording Engineer of the Year Nominated
2019 "People's Champ" and "Relentless" by Arkells Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Won [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zebra, Plaid (14 August 2014). "Arkells' High Noon Gets Me Just As Hot As Classic Photos Of Grace Kelly". Plaid Zebra.
  2. ^ Story, Jared (18 July 2012). "Backstage Pass: Big Wreck is back again". Metro Winnipeg. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. ^ Clay, Chris (19 February 2013). "Billy Talent up for three Junos". Mississauga News. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  4. ^ Hudson, Alex (24 January 2012). "Cancer Bats Detail 'Dead Set on Living'". Exclaim. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  5. ^ "This Is Danko Jones". Q106 FM. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  6. ^ Fanelli, Damian (23 May 2013). "Exclusive Album Premiere: Monster Truck — 'Furiosity'". Guitar World. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  7. ^ Rockingham, Graham (27 May 2013). "The Furiosity of Monster Truck". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  8. ^ "2019 JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR | Eric Ratz". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  9. ^ Zoratti, Jen (29 March 2014). "Eclectic cluster of winners at Juno Gala". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  10. ^ Staff Reporter (15 March 2015). "A list of winners at the Juno Awards". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Discography". Discography ~ ENRIQUE ADDICTS | www.enriqueaddicts.blogspot.com ● [EA]™ Enrique Iglesias. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  12. ^ "Artist Summary - Eric Ratz". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  13. ^ "2019 JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR | Eric Ratz". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 2019-03-11.