Thursday, September 16, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Finally mixed and mastered by Cory Tetford at his studio in NS and available now at Fred's Records and O'Brien's Music in St. John's, digital download from iTunes and CD Baby or order the CD online from Atlantic Canadian Music. Hope you enjoy it!
If you want to retrace our steps from the beginning of the project, start at the end of the blog and come forward :-)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
After a year of demos, an even longer stretch of writing, and five months of recording, work on Glenn Simmons' debut solo record is almost over. Final mixes are being approved, mastering is happening soon and with some sadness, we've moved out of Stagehouse Studio in St. Phillips. On the next-to-last day of recording last week, Glenn's wife, Lillian, shot this rare March rainbow over Conception Bay from the window in the control room. We saw it as a good omen. Many thanks to Paul Fowler and Darrell Power of Stagehouse for their support and hospitality, the lady who works at the convenience store up the road, the guy who drives the snowplow, and all the lovely people of St. Phillips who knew "something was going on out at the end of Thorpe's Rd".
Glenn Simmons, Paul Kinsman, Justin Merdsoy, Paul "Boomer" Stamp, Chris Ledrew, Billy Sutton, Romano Di Nillo, Cory Tetford and Byron Pardy.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
No pictures... watching a bunch of guys listen is pretty boring. We could post 3 photos and the only difference between them would be a different guy sitting at the desk zoned in on the monitors. Suffice it to say that the reference mixes are impressive. The guitars are great, the drums are boomin' and the keys shimmer and swirl. Now that the songs are breathing on their own you can hear undercurrents of Knopfler, E-Street Band, Yes, Delbert McClinton and Elvis integrated with Glenn's own style. We love these songs, and we hope you do when the record comes out. Glenn has been having such a good time that he's written 3 or 4 new songs that will have to wait for the next album.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Happy New Year, everybody, and thanks for coming back to check in on us. The songs are way beyond what was envisioned in the demo process thanks to the contributions of Glenn's gifted guests and after a short holiday break, we're in the final stages of tracking. Byron Pardy came by to lay down some of that extra low 5-string bass, Justin Merdsoy loosened up and played some great guitar overdubs and Glenn had no trouble finding his sweet-spot for some incredible vocal takes.