Yesterday Tom, Bex and Cecily got together in Southampton to record the trumpet and saxophone parts so that clients can have a chance to hear us when they make their initial enquiries. We are fortunate to have a close friend of the band who has the facilities to record all the parts. We headed over to Mark’s on what was a glorious March day in Hampshire, with temperatures up to 19C, we met his dogs and got ready to record. Bex was up first recording Valerie… after sorting out the levels we got this one down in one take. Bex then recorded We are Family, Livin’ La Vida Loca and Let Me Entertain You. Livin’ La Vida Loca and Let Me Entertain You took a few takes to get the levels just right as the trumpet parts are real screamers.
Cecily was next up to the mic, after teaching Mark the importance of tuning a saxophone he got the microphones and levels adjusted and she was off. Incredibly Cecily managed to get almost every song in just one take. We all hopped into the studio to listen to the preview, making sure everything was perfectly in time and then left Mark to do his first mix… which after listening to we are all very excited.
We are incredibly grateful for Mark’s time, skills and technology and are looking forward to spending a bit more time with him recording the vocals in the next couple of weeks.
So the countdown begins to our summer season of engagements, and with the beginning of one our busiest times of the year, comes to a close our primary rehearsal period. Just to give you a final preview before we start venturing out into the ‘wild’ (said in my very best David Attenborough voice) – here are a few last videos from our Instagram page!
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We were fortunate to be rehearsing in a brand new venue “Pure Rehearsals” in Southampton. It was easy to get in and out, with ample rehearsal space, very friendly staff, making it a lovely experience to prepare – it was a real breeze! Here is what they had to say about us!
Great tester evening with Take note!!! The rehearsal room was perfect and the band sounded amazing!
Today, we managed to have our first chance to have a full “tech run” with all our sound gear, lighting rig and backdrop before our busy, first summer season. Setup was surprisingly quick! With the whole band pitching in to help, we were done and ready for a sound check.
We are fortunate that we are using equipment that we can save our ‘pre-sets’ so we were able to build a great sound that we can re-use gig after gig, giving us a really consistent performance. This means we only have to make minor tweaks to the sound at the venue.
Here are a few short snip-its of video so you can hear us during the sound check!
See you at our next gig – check the calendar for more information.