Martin Cilia is no stranger to A Sharp. Best know as Australia’s best Surf Rock Guitarist and member of legendary Surf Band, The Atlantics. Martin’s been in the studio several times already this year, both for Mental As Anything, and for his own material having recorded drums at A Sharp for his latest album Electric Christmas.
Zvi Teichtahl, Cantor of The North Shore Synagogue contacted A Sharp Recording studios earlier this year in order to record a commemorative CD of music. The idea was for the CD to accompany a book celebrating the 75-year anniversary of the founding of the Synagogue and its community.
“The Book came about to be able to provide current and past members with a trip down memory lane. It has a pictorial and written history of the synagogue, including milestone events and key figures that helped build and create the community that it is. The CD, which will be attached to the back of the book, will reflect the rich musical heritage for which the synagogue has been renowned. It seemed to be a neat way to provide members with an audio presentation whilst reading through the book.”
Recently, Producer Engineer, Jye Hannan booked out A Sharp Recording Studio to record a great due called Lennox Lust. After the session we caught up with the band and asked a couple of questions.
Describe Lennox Lust in a tweet?
– Quirky, happy and in love.
Why did you decide to have Jye engineer this project?
– We came across Jyes skills at university where we were assembled together to create radio advertisements for the UNI. We were searching for an engineer at the time for a while and found we really liked the way he worked. He seemed highly capable but most importantly he seemed to respect what we wanted and didn’t try to influence us in an unnatural direction.
Famous Mauritian French artist Milko Foucault-Larche recently recorded a charitable album at A Sharp for the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Ceremony this month. We caught up with Milko during the recording session and asked him a few questions about his musical career that has spread from Mauritius to NY and Sydney for a man dubbed as the leading ambassador of French Popular music in Australia.
“I started performing at 18 and landed my first gig with a French Theater Company touring Mauritius singing small parts in French Operettas, 7 shows a week for 3 months. It was fun, but hard work as we would rehearse a show in the afternoon and perform another one in the evening.” This love of Operetta grew Milko explained that lead him to producing his own, which in turn resulted in him working for Mauritian television. “Two years later I produced my first big show, I was only 21 and in charge of a two hour French operetta extravaganza with a chorus of 30, 6 singers. 6 dancers and a 32 piece orchestra and I performed in it.” The road was set and for the next 10 years Milko produced a number of shows, concerts and events and even worked for National Radio.Read More›
THE QUOTE: Mate, I’m tellin’ you, I wrote the song, I sing the song, the Band’s been playing the song for a year, not only do we not need a producer, we’ll go into the studio and get it first take – I GUARANTEE IT..!!!!
THE FACT: the only “dud” album The Beatles recorded was the one without a Producer! “Let It Be” – they got it so wrong, they remixed it and re-released it 34 years later.
When Alannis Morisset recorded her “Jagged Little Pill” album that went on to sell 10 million copies or more, she basically lived with her producer for 3 months. Was it because she liked him? No, they had a job to do.
When the Bee Gees recorded an album they had a producer. This is the Band that Barry Gibb was in, the guy who has written and produced more hit songs than anyone EVER. That’s EVER. Not this year or since Kylie was in Neighbours but EVER.
Here’s a guy who produced an album for Barbra Streisand successfully. Think Barack Obama has a hard job? Forget it, try Producing a Barbra Streisand album!
When The Bee Gees do a record, they get a Producer, the man who is a Producers’ Producer gets a Producer.
Why is that do you say? Well I’m glad you asked.Read More›
How many of us can say that we’ve visited and talked with the likes of Dave Pensado or Tom Lord-Alge in the USA? Or, maybe even walked around and seen many of the Worlds most famous studios such as Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio in Wiltshire, England. Many of you may have heard of Jimi Wyatt and his excellent studio Ginger Studios in Melbourne, but do they know the man behind the desk?
Jimi and Ginger Studios in Melbourne joined forces last month and created an open studio network with A Sharp Recording Studios in Sydney; all in the interests of the musician. As such, we thought that we would catch up with Jimi, find out a little more about this very young and talented studio owner – he has an interesting history.Read More›