A new year is upon us. Things didn't go quite to plan last year. We did finally get back into the studio and re-recorded much of the album. There is still a lot more work to do including adding some vocals, brass and strings. I fully intend to get the album finished this year (yes, I know some of you have heard that before, but I really mean it this time).
Last Year's News!
After the huge success of the Fundraiser gig, we were really fired-up for recording the 'soundtrack' album. It took ages to get the cast all in one place and at a recording studio, so it wasn't until late 2004 until we started work at Earth Terminal studios. It was all going swimmingly and we had it all done apart from the Cello and horn section parts. Everything was sounding just amazing and we were all very happy with the way it was turning out. Due to there being no time free at the studio, we had a break of a few months before being able to return.
That was when I learnt that disaster had struck. The whole session had been accidentally erased by the engineer due to a missunderstanding of his notes. He thought that I had back-ups of the session, but I didn't and to make space on his drive the whole thing was erased, never to be recovered. To say we were gutted might be an understatement.
Fast forward to the present day...
I am now in the 'headspace' where I can once again think about the project and have listened to the demo songs, re-read the script and watched the rather dodgy video of the fundraiser gig. The musical is alive and well and sounds as great as ever. I actually shed a tear whilst listening to the demos.
with renewed enthusiasm and the past behind us, we are set once again to go back into the recording studio.
Musical Fundraiser Concert
Tickets can also be bought by sending a cheque
for £30 per ticket made out to Les Carter and sent to Fruity,
7 Mervan Rd, London, SW2 1DP
Doors - 19:30
*there may be ticket returns if people who have bought them subsequently can't come on the night. If you'd like to be considered for these tickets email me and I will contact you if spare tickets come up.
|Singers And Musicians For The Fundraiser Concert|
14/1/04 - 9pm - Midnight
For me it was very cool to hear some of the songs played live for the first time, up until this time they only existed in my head and on tape.
The second rehearsal is toimorrow, looking forward to more discovery.
15/1/04 - 9pm - Midnight
16/1/04 - 6pm - 11pm