In The Studio/New Releases: Summer 2016

Dear Y’all,

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:

3rd Annual Bang-A-Song Holiday Jam

Tony at the BoardPlease 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 tony@bangasong.com.

Please forward this to other musicians and email tony@bangasong.com or warren@bangasong.com to book a session in the new year.

Best,
Tony & Warren
Bang-A-Song
www.bangasong.com

(photo by Louise Welch)

New Releases from Bang-A-Song: November 2014

Here’s a list of recent albums that we’ve had the pleasure of working on at Bang-A-Song.  Click the name of the artist to read more about the artist, or click the name of the album to download or purchase the album.

TelamorValentine to the Future and Straight Shots
Willie Loco Alexander and the RaztonesRaztonia Volume 1
Mara BettencourtEclectic Soul
Jon Butcher AxisExperienced
The InstinctFake It
Anna RaeHigh Stakes
Alien Psychology: Alien Psychology on Sound Cloud
Renee and JoeSteal You Flowers
Kenny Chambers and Electric Ears: Someday You’ll Be King

valentine to the futurestraight shotsraztoniamara bettencourt eclectic soulTHEINSTINCTFAKEITanna rae high stakes renee and joe steal you flowers someday you'll be kingelectric candyland

And although it wasn’t recorded at Bang-A-Song, it was recorded *impeccably* by Ed Valauskas at Q Division, and Sam and Tony are sprinkled throughout, so…a big shoutout for “Electric Candyland” from Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents.  The album smokes, the bonus tracks that accompany it will rock your socks off (and be familiar to anyone who’s seen the Dees live), and there are even some glam new tees at Dee Store.

Tonight: Bang-A-Song Holiday Party

We’re inaugurating a new tradition at Bang-A-Song: a party.  A holiday party. It’s tonight, Monday, December 16th from 6pm-9pm. If you’ve never been inside a recording studio, or if you’re more than familiar with the nooks and crannies of the live room, come celebrate the season with us.12162013PartyFlyer [Facebook Event]

In The Studio: December 2013

Tom Hauck is continuing to evolve into a one man band.  Litehouse are finishing their three latest audio transmissions.  Safety are breaking in a new member in Studio B.  Bang-A-Song is hosting a holiday soiree.  Rob Garfield is wrapping up his next A/B side. Anna Rae’s 5 next song ep will be completed.

Jen Morrison: Bang-A-Song Staff Engineer

It’s official!  Jen Morrison is Bang-A-Song’s first staff engineer.  After spending the final months of 2012 assisting on the upcoming Jon Butcher Axis release Jen has tweaked the lights and adjusted the mics and has spent the first quarter of 2013 running sessions for just about everyone listed below (In The Studio: April 2013).  She’s a welcome addition to the studio:   her spirit and skills….not just her vintage Wurlitzer, Tech 21 di/driver, and sweet JMS Martin acoustic.

Wednesday December 7th: Vocal Therapy Class

Bang-A-Song will be hosting Jennifer Winston of Beverly’s Speech Therapy Group at the studio for a vocal health class on Wednesday night starting at 7pm. Bang-A-Song is located at 72 Rogers Street/183 Main Street in Gloucester. The class, aimed at musicians and singers, will cover your voice, how it’s supposed to work, how to keep it healthy, and what to do if you’re worried you’re not taking care of it properly. Come on down and learn a little.