Got to Record a New Song at the Studio

Recording the vocal tracks to my song "Words Can't Express."
Recording the vocal tracks to my song “Words Can’t Express.”

Yesterday I got to record a new song at White Water Studios in Surrey, B.C. This recording session was a part of one of the courses I’ve been taking at school. The course was a song writing lab. Each of us in the class wrote 2 songs and these songs were workshopped by the class and instructor. I got some great feedback and input into my songs. I picked the song “Words Can’t Express” to get recorded in the studio yesterday. It was so great to be back in the studio after a couple of years. I got to work with Roy Salmond, the studio owner, producer and musician and Carolyn Arends. Caroline Arends is a seasoned performer and songwriter. She has released several albums and gone on tours all over North America. She lived in Nashville for a while. She is well known in the Christian Contemporary music world. I would classify her music as folk rock though.

It was such a treat to work with Carolyn and Roy. They did a good job working with me and making my song sound great. I put a good 8 1/2 hours in at the studio. One of my classmates Tyler, was recording his song “Nightmare.” I got to watch Carolyn and Roy work on his song. It was such a great experience.

I loved the experience so much that I asked Roy if he’d be willing to work with me further and help me record and produce a full length album. I have my EP “Free Child” but feel I’m due for a full length album soon. I just e-mailed Roy my vision for my album. He said he’d love to work with me when I’m ready. I would have to have a plan for funding the album. Recording and production can be an expensive process. I plan to have my song posted up soon on this website for you guys to listen to. For now here are some pictures from yesterday. Enjoy.

Roy working on adjusting the levels for my vocals.
Tyler chilling with Roy’s guitars.
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Roy adjusting the levels on my vocals
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Carolyn recording the guitar part for my song.
Another shot of me recording my vocals
Another shot of me recording my vocals

Performing at the Mix at the Belmont Bar in Vancouver

I’m excited to announce I’ll be playing at the Mix, a night of music and networking in Vancouver. This is a night where 5 Vancouver singer/songwriters showcase their music. Five music industry guests will be in attendance. Musicians network with these music industry guests and have a chance to get their music out there. The event is open to friends, family and the general public. The event will take place at 7pm, Tuesday February 24th at the Belmont Bar, 1006 Granville Street, Vancouver BC, V6Z 1L5. Cover is $12. I’m excited to be a part of this. I will have my friend Tom Lum coming to play drums for me. If you are in Vancouver come on out!

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Hoping to Combine Music and Travel This Summer 2015

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Here is a picture of me back from Spring 2012. I was playing the Lonsdale Spring Celebration right near where I live in North Vancouver. I thought I’d share it with you guys.

Well today I came across something really cool on the Canada Via Rail website. Via Rail, one of Canada’s railway companies let’s musicians take the train across Canada for free in exchange for live performances on the train. I thought that would be a great way to combine my passion for music and travel in one. I could go sometime this summer, play music and see the country. I think it sounds like a great deal. I would love stop in cities like Winnipeg and Montreal along the way. I’ve grown up in Canada my whole life but I’ve never gone across the country. One of the things via rail asks of the musicians performing on board is that they play some Canadian content in their musical sets. Can you just see me playing some Joni Mitchell tunes going through the prairies? So cool. Stay tuned friends!