The Instinct trusted theirs and ours on the way to their 2nd Bang-A-Song recorded LP. Donald Freyleue finished up a long awaited 2-song single. Jon Butcher continued to drive his 2 Roads East. Nate Weaver and Brittany Betts got their Bang-A-Saturday session in. Telamor recorded some more. Heavy Denims laid down the glam. Lisa Manning committed more musical poetry to tape. PRAY for MOJO had their prayers answered. Daniel Dye left the Miller Road Band back home in Ohio to record some solo songs. Geoff Small made music for his Electric Ears. The A Train Orchestra swung back in. The Absolute Gentleman mixed an absolute smash. Willie Loco Alexander sequenced his big 10″. Hot Lemon squeezed out all the juice from a long weekend session. Chelsea Berry cut one and done in a fortnight. The Rockport Middle School Chamber Music ensembles brought the clarinets and cellos to record their original songs.
With all the snowfall I didn’t even realize I hadn’t let you know what’s been going on at Bang-A-Song the past few months so here goes:
Willie “Loco” Alexander and the Raztones have finished tracking and begin mixing their new record this Friday! Renee & Joe mixed another great song “Steal You Flowers” which was made available for Valentine’s Day. Mike Francis from Soul Rebel Project and Mile 21 laid down vocals and guitars for many upcoming projects. The Instinct laid down enough tracks to start their first full length. Jon Butcher is cutting tracks for his latest (first?) theater production. Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band came in again from Ohio to start their next LP at Bang-A-Song. Anna Rae used Bang-A-Song to film a Q&A with the engineers/mixers involved with her upcoming release. Tom Hauck finished his new album “Valentine to the Future”, released it under the new band name TELAMOR and is now reworking his previous solo tracks with his new group. Satch Kerans had a great session with Timo Shanko on bass and Leo Ciaramitaro on drums. Pocket Tanya is this close to finishing the new EP. Lisa Manning sequenced and mastered her new LP. Tony and Warren cut tracks on spec for future use in Polish laundry detergent ads. Mara Bettencourt finished mastering and released her new album “Eclectic Soul”. Alien Psychology achieved the rare feat of shredding their vocal chords with melody for their latest two tracks. Sonic Euphoria came in from the cold after a many month lay off. Watts held court at Bang-A-Song for the David Robinson 65th birthday surprise party afterparty.
In The Studio:
Lisa Manning continues to sing her poems to tape. Tom Hauck‘s record #3 is sounding more like record #1. Morgan Jackson is recording his French Horn audition for a plethora of university admission applications. Litehouse are polishing of three more sound captures. Rob Garfield is layering his latest. The Instinct are coming in for a one and done session. Clock Strikes 10 are running the sets in Studio B. BAS is going remote to record a Meg Griffin interview with Bonnie Raitt for SiriusXM. Willie Loco Alexander is going to cut live with the A Train Orchestra.
Brad Byrd is coming in to produce the Rick Williams rock. Willie Alexander is identifying some radio stations. Tom Hauck is putting the finishing touches on his second Bang-A-Song recorded LP. Renee and Joe‘s album is being uploaded for mastering as we type. The Instinct are melting the walls between their rehearsal and our recording studio. Jon Hardy continues to give voice to the Mexican Ape Lord. The Boyfriends are laying down two tunes for a five minute cassette to be released in the near future.
From 6pm-9pm on Friday night, January 25th, the Cape Ann Museum will be hosting a “CAMafterhours Winter Gathering” featuring the Art of Ralph Colburn and sound installations from Willie Alexander and me, Nathan Cohen and Robert Bradshaw. Tapas and sangria and scavenger hunts and art and music. What more could you ask for on a Friday night?