It's now the 5th album of african music and the 2nd of Zong Zing all Stars.
Mixing is now on the 4th track. another 8 to go!
This project is going to continue until the end November.
Working with Fiston Lusambo has been some experience and learning curve. I'm Looking forward to the next session.
The Tremolites album taster it's here for those with ska and reggae tastes this is the one for you. Click othe highlighted link.
Tony lowe is scueduled to start recording the another album at Mill Hill studios with Fil Ross.
My band Rock And Roll Sons has resumed rehearsals at Mill Hill studios. Can't wait for the next one!
Much work to be done and plenty of tracks on the pipeline.
I'd like to pay tribute to the late Gerard Webb that I had the honor of knowing for many years. He was a gentleman. RIP
Boz Boorer came down to the studio to record some sax parts for False Dots. Carlos and the Bandidos were laying down some more drums for their fortcoming album.
Casio was filming a promotional video at the recording studios due to be realeased in November.
Worht mention the Talented Francesca Landauer recording a project with Italian lyrics.
A Latino Brasilian music also deserves the highlights with suberb musicians with Gui Tavares, Fabricio Azevedo, Rolland Kemp and Victor Alarcon.
As ever I was on bass duties.
Official lunch of Kick out Capita campaign by Unison
Earlier, as we unload the gear. Donald trump flew over to say hello.
I don't think he really liked the venue.
Jack Terroni was back in the studio to record his latest originals.
Also, worth to mention Painted Smile started the recording of new tracks. And I will be happy to lay down some acoustic guitars on it.
I think I'll use the Takamine.
Work in progress.
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P.S. And there are talks of and album.
June was a busy month with plenty of local events!
Done the sound for Cricklewood fest. and Mill Hill street fest. with some great acts and performances like Gentelman Tim & His Contenders
To top it up I also played with the False Dots on bass duties at Mill Hill street fest.
The latest from the studio brings the suberb Giardino String Quartet.
A exceptionally talented group of classical musicians.
It has been inspiring and a very fulfilling experience to work with all of these gifted professionals at Mill Hill recording studios.
They have been recording their latest album with me.
Now is time for mixing and mastering.
If you ever need to book a great string quartet, go no further!
I realy busy month it has been. Not only I had to log coutnless amounts of gear around, set up PAs for the North Finchley music Fest. I Also, had two great gigs with Rock And roll Sons and The False dots.
Not to mention the other great bands that where on the bill.
Here it is a more detailful account of of that mad weekend by
Thank you to everyone that came down for one reason or another.
Help local music. One for all and all one.
Finally Rock And roll Sons will be having the first gig of 2018 and the first for a very long time. Well overdue!
Courtesy of North Finchley music Fest. on the 19th at The Elephant Inn, 10pm.
Where you can find it. Click on the links below.
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May has arrived. It has been raining, sunny windy, stormy, cold and damp.It's time to settle down once and for all.
Over 50 acts will entertaining you for two days across 6 venues in North Finchley. All within 5 minutes walking distance from each other!
supporting The Silencerz.
Worth mention that there are other many great acts playing.
You are invited to come down. FREE ENTRY!
due to be broadcasted on Iplayer sometime soon. You might be on it, and
you will never know!
On another note Carlos and The Bandidos are now due to record in mid June.
Here are some videos that I filmed at their rehearsal last month.
I really look forward to work with this gang of bandoleros.
Last but not least. I have finished recording of " The Candy Girls" album.
Sublime vintage harmonies.
One of the best trios in the country! THE CANDY GIRLS
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The Candy Girls are currently in the studio recording their new album of war time nostalgia with some really great harmonies to go with it.
A very talented singing trio.
Carlos And The Bandidos are due to record at Mill Hill studios any time soon.
How many songs we are going to record still open for debate W.T.S.
Song for the world cup 2018
I know I'm recording and producing a song for the world cup 2018
I know it's a entire football team.
And thats all I know so far!
The oldy goldies "The All Gray" local boys recorded their EP at Mill Hill studios and it's a cracker! Some of them are well over 70 years old apar with the Stones.
Standard Jazz also made an aperience with Chris Hutton on drums and his wife on piano. Great recording session. Petty there was no bass.
Rock And Roll Sons done another live recording session of their new material.
Much work to be done to finish the tracks. O.T.S.
And finally carabian vibes with afro/european influences with Vallis Weekes and Deon Ryan a great guitarist that needs to get his stuff out there.
Was a great privilege to have worked with this two outstanding bands.
Check them out.
During the 1970s David Cross was a member of King Crimson and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. Now much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, the duo have teamed up for an amazing new album titled "Another Day"
ESP 2.0 – The unique combination of Peter Coyle (ex Lotus Eaters), Tony Lowe (Composer/Producer/Guitarist) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) will be playing their new progressive rock album, '22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT' along with songs from 'Invisible Din', the 2016 release which earned over 14 top reviews by the music industry. With Special Guest - Mikey Cuthbert.
Back in studio 1 at Mill Hill. It seems to me that the way to go for drummers is to record and film it. Then, upload it on Youtube for exposure and promotion.
As well as recording some great drummers like Gareth Burnett recently. (Drum tutor) witch I recomment.
There will be some other bands playing on the night.
Feel free to ask around.
See you there.
Though, the studio is not yet finished being bulid. We managed to record some great takes.
The studio is situated in Patince on the north bank of the Danube river about 13 Km east of Komarno along the boarder with Hungary.
Lets not forget the Patince SPA that provides great accommudation about half a km away.
If anyone is ever around that part of the world and wants to do some recording that will be the place to do it.
Thank you, Balazs.
After recovering from working at Serra Vista studios with Boz and Neal in Algarve.
Mill Hill recording studios was the next stop. No rest for the weak.
Ned Bennet amongst others.
Painted Smile also recorded another track. Work in progress.
As well as rehearsing with The False Dots and trying to keep up with Rock And Roll Sons new material. I'm heading to Slovakia and record some vocals in a local studio.
And why not!
some new material to be performed for the first time.
I also will be on the acoustic guitar and bass duties that night with The False Dots witch have now finished their album. Release date to be confirmed.
What a fantastic sounding album.
With time to spare we still managed to put together a few demo tracks for Morrissay.
There was never a dull moment. Cant wait for the next one.
Thank you Lyn Boorer, Graham, Dave, Richard and Chrissie and nonetheless Sr. Jose, Pedro for the Aguardente de Medronho by far the best in Algarve.
Without it the sessions wouldn't have been as inspiring as they were.
Long live rock n roll.
Had a great night playing with The False Dots at "The Midland's Hotel" in Hendon
There where also Hamptons without Kenny and the bass player. But they've gone for it as if there is no tomorrow. They gave a great performance!
Then, Fumanchi gone on stage on their debut gig with three vocals, plenty of melodies and catchy lines. I really enjoyed their show.
The False Dots were the headliners on the night and I resumed service on the bass with a couple of acoustic numbers in between.
The venue was almost full. Not bad for a suburbian local event.
An epic journey of creative hard rock rewcorded at Mill Hill studios. Not to be missed!
On the recording side of things. I've got to mention Sara Louise's great voice and talent. What a great session!
And finally a great round of applause for Shelly Ryan a very talented local girl recorded Dont Tell The Others latest single.
Painted Smile come to record a single for Gibraltar National song contest.
Thats a first for me. Good luck to them.
Sing out Sisters were back in the studio to record a few few more songs to add to their already extensive reportoir.
Excellent vocals and some very dificult piano pieces.
January first session of the year was Sue Nietto's music school choir
With some great talented kids.
Also, I would like to mention the debut single of Wimpy Kids "Spoof so low" A band made solely of primary school teatchers.
Really like their song.
Well done everyone.
some suberb guitar takes for various songs.
Andy Neal also payed a visit to show some support.
Its always a pleasure to work with a great musician like Boz.
More to come on this story.
The war between the saxophones and the violins it came to a peaceful end. The two Davids; Cross and Jackson collaboration is enchanting to say the list! Sublime musicianship and intertwined sounds to die for. I've Recorded it about a year ago at Mill Hill studios and mastered at Air studios.
It will be out in March 2018 This is an album challenging the boundaries of two opposites; Sax v Violin! Who wins? We all win by being mesmerized by such musianciaship!
Last weekend was one of the busiest I've ever had. Starting on Friday with a day session in the studio followed by a silent disco until the early hours of Saturday. Another recording session on Saturday plus a gig in the evening with The False Dots @ The Chandos Arms. Sunday came, and there was snow everywhere! Some of the band members that I was recording that day didn't make it because of the snow. Day's should be made longer!
For the first time I got offered the job of operating a silent disco.
A great night out if you have the money.
Kado are a jazz soul band with very accomplished musicians that really made my day.
7 string basses and guitar passages to die for with some great vocals from Susy
All original music been recorded for their début EP.
Really worth to have a listen to them.
Reminds me of Randy Crawford.
It's glittery, it's shiny, it's glam rock!
Sonic Jewels a very glam rock band recording their EP @ Mill Hill studios.
I look forward to the next session to finish off what we started.
Has been great to work with this guys.
Christmas it's nearly here. The Riff Raff Band is a very tied blues band really kicked start this cold December in the studio with a vengeance.
A total live demo, just like it should be done!
Check this boys out.
You won't be disappointed.
In the studio sometimes, surprises happen. The fellow playing the piano on the picture is called David. Probably one of the most gifted musicians I've ever recorded. Plays; bass, guitar, drums, trumpet, piano and sax all equally as skillful as each other with Odi Cookey on vocals.
They will be back in the studio next week to finish off the two track demo.
Think Gregory Porter with more of a jazz twist to it.
Found my self doing the sound in Oxo tower at N.O.A. gallery.
The works on display are really something special. The best in the country.
I will be down there again this thursday coming.
Pop in. Come and say hello and enjoy the display.
I'm off to The Chandos in Colindale for an acoustic night doing a few numbers with The False Dots.
Got my acoustic with me tuned to drop D Or...nearly tuned!
About four songs and thats it.
Feel free to come down play or listen. It will be good to see you there.
Its a free entry.
Zong Zing All Stars are now finalizing their lastest album.
The second week of November will host the last session of this epic mixing journey.
Has been a pleasure for me to do so.
If you like African music this is a band that you must see and enjoy
Special Kinda Madness are going from strenght to strenght.
After the recording sessions that we had in the studio this ska covers lot
are now flying high.
Check them out.
If you like Madness and ska, it's a must see!
Nosferatu back to finish it off!
Nosferatu back to finish their debut EP
Better late then never. Look forward to it.
Goth metal with a german twist.
I keep my ears open... Please keep the spanish accent to yourselves :)
It's an early christmas at the studio!
I've been recording some great classic christmas songs with fabulous soulful and emotional Bashiyra.
Loved the session.
Always a pleasure to record great talent.
Look forward to the next one!
ESP the band of Tony Lowe and Mark Brzezicki.
Now reached new hights with some amasing drums played by Mark Brzezicki.
What a previllege to be part of such project.
Tony Lowe...Simply a genius!
Check them out.
See you guys there.
ESP the band of Tony Lowe and Mark Brzezicki are back in the studio for the second album.
Looking forward to record those monsterous drums and see everyone once again.
Choirs & musicals
Yesterday, I had the pleasure to record a 20 piece kids choir for a musical
As ever I record anything that comes my way.
Was a great experience and, they where well rehearsed.
Sue Nietto's prodigie's
Last week I had the pleasure to record a very rare indian instrument called a Dilruba played by Hemmy Sokh.
Had the most amasing sound that i've ever hurd.
Sept. 2017 I'm pleased to know and let you know that Kris Valantine is realeasing his first single with the album fallowing it in March 2018
I'm not sure if slide guitar that I played as an extra will feet the bill
Had a great time working with this guys
Alive and kicking.
Playing bass for The False Dots
@ The Bohemia, North Finchley.
Had a great night!