Yes, I know…It’s ages since I last posted a session update. Not that anyone reads them! LOL Most people spend most of their time on Facebook or other social media platforms these days instead of following blogs. In fact, one of the reasons my blog has appeared abandoned is because I’ve been spending most of my time on Facebook too! Originally it was just because many of my clients have taken to using it to message me about sessions instead of using email or the phone, so I stayed logged in to make sure I gave them a timely response. But since taking on a new management team, I’ve been making a lot of changes to my record label, Wobbly Music, and that has included putting a lot more of my time into marketing my new artists on social media. Anyhow, that’s another story…
For the past two days I’ve had the company of EXITPENGUIN in the studio to make a start on his Début album. It is a work in progress that is probably going to take several months.
The main object of this exercise was to lay down some backing tracks of Drums and Guitar or Drums and Bass for the first 4 songs.
As usual, when you start jamming and working on ideas, some magic might happen! Our previous sessions with EXITPENGUIN were completely unplanned and both times after a lot more jamming something unique and exciting came together. At the time we passed this off as just a fluke. This time there werea lot more pre-production discussions and exchanging of demo ideas before the session so the songs we had planned came together a lot more easily. However, the magic happened again with a completely unplanned song that we jammed in one take and has as much energy as the best of the planned tracks. Although its still the very early stages, we have great expectations for this album to be EXITPENGUIN’s finest work to date. Coupled with cameo appearances from some very talented friends and collaborators, this will be an album to watch out for!
August saw a new signing to Wobbly Music, ANGELA LEWIS BROWN, in the studio to record her début single for the label. A classic rock sound with a powerful blues/soul vocal; she and her new band recorded two classic covers; “All Along the Watchtower” written by Bob Dylan but made famous by Jimi Hendrix; and “You Do Something to Me” by Paul Weller.
Also, in session in recent months have been THE DAVE STRIDER BAND who are still working on their début album despite a few line-up changes delaying the release. A single was released from the forthcoming album, but the next release from them will probably be a “live” EP whilst final changes and mixes of the album are being completed.
THE JOHNNIE SQUIZZERCROW EXPERIMENT were about to lay down the last few tracks to complete their EP trilogy, which is to be the next release, when sadly, the bass player and founder member passed away suddenly and unexpectedly within just a few days of their last session. RIP Johnnie Squizzercrow. We will be finishing the EPs off and releasing them in his memory in due course. After that the band will not continue.
Italian guitarist and songwriter RENATO brought his solo album to the studio to rescue it from a standalone digital recorder that would no longer save his work to disk. After successfully exporting all the stems to my system, Renato is taking advantage of my lower rates for remote mixing of only £12.50p per hour. He is very pleased with the results so far.
DAMIAN JOYCE was in the studio recently to record vocals for a client. The job was completed successfully in a short space of time. We are looking foward to Damian recording his next album here.
Well that is just a few of the more notable sessions from recent months. I apologise to those who I have missed from the dozens of sessions completed in the time that I haven’t been posting, but I didn’t want this post to go on forever! LOL. I’ll try and keep you updated here when I can, but if you want the latest, you can catch up with me anytime on Facebook