Boutique Empire Studio

Boutique Empire Studio is the personal production suite of Mark R. Henning. Since 2006 he has worked on several local and international projects in addition to the twenty-four different Boutique Empire releases ( ex. Candy Candy by Guilty About Girls, New City Anthem by Sex With Strangers). A proven creative hub, the studio is a relaxed musical environment which in 2021 has been relocated to the Song City building in East Vancouver.


Henning has been recording and producing since his days in 90's alternative rock band Pure. Over the decades he has worked with many excellent artists as a recording engineer and producer in studios across North America and the UK. In 2006 he returned to writing original music and the need to record led to the creation of the Boutique Empire project studio. In addition to every Combine the Victorious release there have been four albums from Sex With Strangers, three eps from Guilty About Girls and several singles and albums from other artists recorded and mixed at Boutique Empire Studio. (see "Clients" for a more comprehesive list of artists).

In 2014 Henning partnered with Charles Brownstein ( to create the music interview series "Records In My Life." From that experience video has now become an essential part of his skillset. Today Henning splits his time between producing, mixing, video editing and creating music in Combine the Victorious.