So in 1992 I had a production deal and went into the studio to record some tracks for my instrumental band “The Simple Cavemen”. A couple of tracks were halfheartedly “shopped” around to no avail. In the meantime the band was performing live around NYC. The live band was Julio Fernandez (Spyra Gyro) on guitar, Chris Clark ( Brand X ) on keyboards, Bill Harris on sax ( Everyone! no really, he’s performed with a who’s who of the best ), Ken Fradley on trumpet ( Kid Creole ), Gerardo Velez on percussion ( Spyra Gyro, Hendrix ) Hugh mason on bass, and myself.
It was a time in my music career when I was extremely busy in NYC and touring the world. At some point the band just dissolved and everyone went on to do other things. I moved on, and low and behold, 25 years later, I reconnect with the bassist and he says, “I”ve got this live tape of the Cavemen and it’s of the hook!” Well we got together and listened and I was completely blown away! The performances were insane, the songs were great and the mix was real good for live. This is the only live recording of the band that I know about !
So needles to say, I am excited to put this music out there for all to enjoy, stay tuned !!
The new Tom Dobson cd, is now in the hands of master mixer David Sardy ! (davidsardy.com, Oasis, Jet, Incubus, Chili Peppers, just to name a few ! ) All the drum tracks we’re done at the groove room (of course by your’s truly) as well as some pre-production. I also wrote a song with Tom that will be on the record, “Hill Money Heist”. Can’t wait to hear this !!!
The new Rich Wyman cd is also being mixed right now by Nashville mixer Ben Jackson. Rich features his wife,Lisa Needham on this cd and she sounds great. I produced and played on this one and the first mix back from Ben sounds incredible !
Finally ! I will be working with filmmaker Mark Holst to bring this tutorial to life ! We start working this weekend on the introductory lesson/concept. This is a very unique approach to practicing and performance and something that I am passionate about sharing with you. No matter what instrument you play, or even if you don’t play one, this is something everyone can benefit from. Peace !
The video for my song “Mr Sunshine” was played at 2 different locations in Putnam County NY. I attended the festival in Brewster and I have to say it was awesome to see and hear yourself on a 70mm screen !
Bar None recording artist, Tom Dobsonand I have been very busy crafting his new CD for Bar None records, due to be released spring of 2017. I’m very excited to working and writing with Tom, he is an exceptional talent. I’ll have a couple of songs on this CD as well as the usual drum chair !
Happy to announce that Rich Wyman will be recording his next cd here at my studio. Rich is an incredible talent with major success on both sides of the Atlantic. I will be producing and of course, playing drums. This will be our 3rd CD together and we our really looking forward to it !
That’s right-I’m entering the world of reality, after all these years! Tony Prendatt Carter is producing, and I’m taking up the reins as the music supervisor on a show about the behind the scenes of the horse world. Wiiilllbuuurrr.. I’ll keep you posted when it airs…