Happy New Year..here comes 2013.
Well, the studio is done and up and running. I’ll be posting pics very shortly on the site. The newest addition is my keyboard room. A dream home for my vintage stuff. In the room are: Schimmel 7′ Grand Piano, 1969 Hammond B3 Organ w/122 Leslie, Fender Rhodes Stage Model, Hohner Clavinet D6, and my newly restored MiniMoog from the mid 70s! All are working perfectly, and i’m just looking for a good Wurlitzer electric piano to finish it off. Right downtown at Spadina and Richmond.
Just finished working on the new Michael Buble CD in Los Angeles. We recorded at East West, which is the old Western United Recorders on Sunset. Great history there….Sinatra, Bacharach, Mancini, Beach Boys, the list goes on and on. Hearing the big band recorded in there was a thrill. Always great fun to work with Michael and Bob Rock. Great guys.
And it was a rush to go to the current RUSH tour here in town at the Air Canada Centre. I wrote the original music for the tour film again…this time for Clockwork Angels.
And tonight is the debut of Season 4 of The Ron James Show on CBC. Be sure to tune in to hear the funniest guy in the country!
Finally, i just want to say how great it is to be living full time back in Toronto. It’s home, and I missed it terribly. The country experience was interesting, but I’m a city boy through and through. Sometimes you have to leave to find that out. The live music, the restaurants, the shows, the buzz…keeps me humming. Work downtown, and live in The Beach…
Wishing you all a great 2013….come see The Dexters at The Orbit Room on Thurs January 17th…..!