Well, it’s been awhile but that’s summer in Gloucester….if we’re not in the studio cutting tracks were on the water kicking back….no extra computer time allowed! Still feels like summah here today but enough time has passed I think I ought to update….
Not surprisingly, there are some great albums that have had their toes in the Bang-A-Song pool for even just a little bit. (And even if their toes weren’t here recently, we’re still happy to push these great recordings. Here are some of the latest:
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In The Studio: April / May 2016
Jon Butcher remixed. The Great Madness got on the radio. Geoff Small inflated his airbag. Telamor tracked and shot. Soul Rebel Project cut guitars. Will Vincent played all the instruments. Megan McKenzie souled the soul. Ally Doody sang the hits. Chelsea Berry worked up new tunes. Pete Minigell picked up where his brother left off.
New Releases: April / May 2016
The Great Madness premiered their newly released track “Our Town” on Radio 92.9.
Friend to all (and especially to
Bang-A-Song) Willie Alexander and The Fishtones promised “I’ll Be Goode”, on their new full length LP.
Lastly, the Full Length, Red Bird, Dynamic Duo, CroonSome TwoSome release from Renee and Joe has hit the streets. The album is entitled “Red Bird” You can
buy it, gift it, stream it, and even acquire it on CD. You will be gratified.
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Karen K and the Jitterbugs mixed some magic. Matt and the Lower Standards cut another batch of soon to be standards. Jon Butcher is this close to finishing his next album. The Instinct finished their new record “Mostly Awake”. Sandra Lee baked a melody. Pocket Tanya channeled his inner Purple. Renee and Joe married melody to tape. Mexican Ape Lord went ape. Telamor recorded more. John Jerome took us home. Leo Ciaramataro practiced his strokes. Sophia Gadbois cut her college application. The Poor Sports scored a hit. Graham Neill and the Band of Wolves howled into the mics.
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Please join us Monday, December 21st from 6pm-9pm for the 3rd Annual Bang-A-Song Holiday Jam at Bang A Song Studios in Gloucester.
We’ll have pizza and beer, instruments and amplifiers. Come perform your best version of “Jingle Bells in Dub”, “Christmas with the Martians” or “Santa’s Got an Airplane”!
Here’s the Facebook Invite with all the details.
After 9pm we’ll head to the
The Rhumb Line for Monday Night OPEN JAM to continue the merry making.
Please help us get a head count by RSVP’ing via Facebook or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please forward this to other musicians and email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a session in the new year.
Tony & Warren
(photo by Louise Welch)
Mosse mixed. Jon Butcher continued to travel Two Roads. Telamor recorded more. Kenny Chambers consulted. Harbor Walk updated their app. The Modern Kitchen swung. Sandra Lee developed her originals. Matt Bowie recorded with his Brothers (Instinct). Renee and Joe recorded moe. Satch Kerans finished his latest record. The Instinct massaged their mixes. Dan King and Russ Lawton grooved. Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli cut acoustic demos.
I was asked to
contribute a piece on Guster to the Boston Herald’s “Guestlisted: Boston 101” series. Here’s the lovefest that ensued….
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Jon Butcher jammed. Lisa Manning performed poetry. Telamor channeled Kanye. The Instinct mixed it up. Mike Francis and Wren Sound created songs from thin air. Hot Lemon squeezed out a mix. Pulp Free OJ squeezed out a senior project. Don(na) Freylue started a track on acoustic. Sonic Euphoria cut another collection.
Tony taught a Music Production and Engineering class through the excellent auspices of
Sound Harbor. Thanks to everyone who attended! Look out for more classes in June.
Also coming up in June:
Mosse is growing songs. Jon Butcher is making magic, Spanish Castle style. Sarah Kilborne is creating an audio calling card for The Lavender Blues.
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Here’s what went down at Bang-A-Song in April:
The Heavy Denims rocked their roll. Telamor recorded more. Don(na) Freyleue mixed the hits. Satch Kerans mixed one of his. Colin Rosso gave himself a beat and broke it down on the mic. The Instinct took LP 2 to the next level. Geoff Small channeled Chris Bell (yes!). Matt and the Lower Standards cut two soon-to-be standards. Lisa Manning cut 17 tracks for her fourth LP. Soul Rebel Mike Francis and Wren Sound wrote some top lines. Jon Butcher showed us how it’s done.
Here’s what’s coming up in May:
Monday, May 18th – The Goddesses help host Monday Night Open Jam at the Rhumb Line with an opening set at 9:30 and a closing set at midnight. It’ll shake, it’ll rattle, it will likely roll.
Friday, May 22nd – Tony will be telling a story at the Gloucester Writers Center’s Rock & Roll Fish Tales event at Short and Main starting at 7:30pm. Rock & Roll details will be divulged.
Saturday, May 30th – Tony will be hosting one of Sound Harbor‘s Spring Workshops at Bang A Song Studios. “In-Studio Production and Recording” will be a three hour workshop (1pm-4pm) for anyone who ever wanted a chance to learn record production by doing it: using microphones, mixing boards, effects and computer based digital audio workstations to make a recording. Reservations are $30, and you can sign up at soundharbor.org.
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trusted theirs and ours on the way to their 2nd The Instinct recorded LP. Donald Freyleue finished up a long awaited 2-song single. Bang-A-Song continued to drive his 2 Roads East. Nate Weaver and Brittany Betts got their Jon Butcher session in. Bang-A-Saturday recorded some more. Telamor laid down the glam. Heavy Denims committed more musical poetry to tape. Lisa Manning had their prayers answered. PRAY for MOJO left the Miller Road Band back home in Ohio to record some solo songs. Geoff Small made music for his Daniel Dye . Electric Ears swung back in. The A Train Orchestra mixed an absolute smash. The Absolute Gentleman sequenced his big 10″. Willie Loco Alexander squeezed out all the juice from a long weekend session. Hot Lemon cut one and done in a fortnight. Chelsea Berry ensembles brought the clarinets and cellos to record their original songs. The Rockport Middle School Chamber Music
‘s own Bang-A-Song released a new record: Warren Babson . We might be biased but WE LOVE IT! Wren Sound . Pick it up via iTunes here
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Despite the snow, the winter has been warm at Bang-A-Song. Thanks to all the Bang-A-Saturday Singers and Players.
Tree House Charlatans
The Rooftop Runaways
Paul Robinson and The Boize
3 Cool Cats
Nate Weaver and Brittany Betts
And many thanks to everyone else who’s been laying down tracks with us in the New Year 2015!
The A-Train Orchestra
The Electric Ears
The Modern Kitchen
Pray For Mojo