Haven’t updated in a while as we have been rather busy lately. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
In July we had many sessions with Eksel, who was finishing off his album which is now available on iTunes. We also continued working with Janet Wheeler who braved the studio with a broken knee! July also saw the return of the 8 Ash Green festival which we have provided the sound for for the last 3 years. The festival was a great success and the next one is already scheduled for the 16th of July 2011.
August saw more sessions from Eksel and Nai-T as well as a return for local band The Croft who were adding overdubs and edits to their 3-track E.P. New client Gemma Holman came in to record to backing tracks and we also continued our collaboration and production with singer-songwriter Dave Garratt, with whom we have about half-a-dozen songs in production.
We were called back to the Town Hall in Saffron Walden by the Town Council in September to help them install an updated hearing loop and solve other PA issues they were having as well as specify new equipment. We also fully-serviced the Town Hall PA that Chris originally specified in 2006. September also saw more installation work, this time at the Custerson Court retirement home, where we had specified and installed a small PA system for use in their communal area. Richard price, a singer from Bishop’s Stortford came to us as well in September and started a series of sessions singing to backing tracks.
October saw many more trips to the Town Hall in Saffron Walden as well as Custerson Court for their separate installations. We also had a further 2 sessions with Richard Price, Janet Wheeler returned for work in the run-up to Christmas as we had Bedrock Station rehearsing in the studio. The band recorded with us some time back and have continued to use the space to rehearse in studio down-time.
Into November and we had 5 sessions with Richard Price and saw a welcome return to long-term studio regular Lesley-Anne Webb. Lesley has been to the studio on many occasions to do voiceover work but was here this time with her singer teacher Isabel Bright recording to backing tracks. Local musician and teacher Jason Meyrick came in to record a sax quintet with Chris, we had a birthday party for some young wannabe rock stars from Newport and also had some editing work from repeat-client Sue Raven.
And now well into December, we finally finished The Croft’s E.P., had a major hire to The County High School for their charities week, welcomed another singer thanks to singing teacher Isabel Bright and are gearing up to welcome back TZAR in January. All this and we have had time to have a series of posters and brochures printed up for the new year!Wait – a circular mattress for a unique bed? Yes and this will be added to the brouchures too.
Merry Christmas to all and see you in 2011!