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We have had a very busy 6 months here @ Threecircles.
Recession? What recession! Here’s the lowdown:

The boys from TZAR were back, although this time they’re calling themselves “Echo Echo”. They came in for 2 days to record just one track, meaning that it all ended up sounding rather lovely! We then said hello to new band “In Too Deep” who recorded 6 songs over a period of a few days, as well as extra sessions for mixing and recalls. Sue Heath, the singer in In Too Deep like the studio so much she threatened to be back to record solo material….
January also saw an addition to Chris’ roster of production work with “Carli”, writing rock-tinged ballads.

On to February and we were heavily involved with Newport Free Grammar School’s production of “Grease”. We provided the sound yet again for the show which was a huge success. This may be the last year we use the same radio microphones though due to the imminent digital switchover in 2012…February was also largely taken over by work in the Saffron Walden Town Hall, updating the PA system and installing new equipment.

March rolled around far too soon, which saw us still up to our necks in the Town Hall PA system, as well as finding time for sing-star sessions and leasing the studio live room out to bands for practicing, as well as a welcome return from Gavin Greenaway from the Friends School in Saffron Walden with a student Jazz Band.

April meant one thing for Ade: Travelling! He went around Europe with a backpack for 2 weeks, leaving Chris up to his neck in studio work! Gail Ford returned, this time with an Oboe accompaniment, and as their show was looming, Pure Rhythm started booking recording time. London-based band “Little Raven” also started practicing at the studio in preparation for their recoding sessions.

May brought Echo Echo back in to the studio for another 2 days to record another track for their EP. Ade was overrun with creating 15 backing tracks for Pure Rhythm’s production of Peter Pan, and we welcomed new client Paul Goalen, who recorded a series of Folk protest songs for his website. Little Raven also booked in in the middle of May for 4 long days recording 3 tracks. Pure Rhythm’s show came around which we also provided live sound for, and new band “The 87” booked in over a weekend to record 2 songs.

And that brings us up to June. This month we have seen the return of Richard Price, recording jazz ballads, Paul Goalen finished his folk songs with another session, Dave Garratt came in twice for song production with Ade and Sue Heath booked in for a couple of days recording solo material. We also welcomed back local jazz band “Affinado” for their 3rd recording session.

So what next I hear you ask? The rest of the summer is looking good, with an album recording booked for a local metal band, Echo Echo have booked in another 5 days, and The 87 are coming back for more, oh and Chappers is off to Mongolia for a month!

Until next time…