Happy New Year – a little late!
The Holidays were absolutely crazy. It’s nice to have the past couple months behind me and begin looking forward to an exciting 2011.
I have been asked to produce another record for Warner. This one is a group of four young male singers. In many ways similar to Il Divo, but younger and a bit more pop. The rush is on. We need to turn it in mid-March. I’ve already called Charlie and Tim and they’re ready to go. We did two songs at the end of 2010 as ‘demos’ to show the label. The boys sing great and look great. I’m pretty sure this will connect with a lot of people. Cristina is busy getting charts together so I can jump right in tomorrow morning. I’ll write and update as often as I can.
After reviewing mixes and putting finishing touches on the album we master this week. Alexander came back to LA for a weekend to go through everything with me and make sure we were happy. It was nice to have him back in the studio a couple months late to listen to everything with fresh ears. Within the next few weeks I should finally be able to share some of this great music we made!
Guadalupe came to Los Angeles in early December to record her vocals for the album. It was a wonderful week and she is a gracious and extremely talented singer. (It was a crazy week. I worked with Guadalupe during the day and then headed over to Rafa Sardina’s studio to review Alexander’s mixes at night – I’m glad that week was only 7 days!) For the past few weeks I have been mixing the record and we should be finished tomorrow. We are all very happy with the record and she is getting offers from major labels to distribute the record after they’ve heard it. What a wonderful compliment!
I received mixes of some of the songs just this morning and they are so much fun. As soon as we have a chance, we’ll update my music player page and include them under Seoul, South Korea.
It’s time to refresh the Easter Parade for Tokyo Disneyland. The parades will remain the same. The show stop is being changed. We will be recording that in the middle of February again at Schnee Studio. The show was such a success that they didn’t really want to change it, but felt that a little refreshing would be good. This year, we’re featuring a song written by my friend and wonderful singer, Sara Moore, who lives and works in Orlando. Sara is one of the lead group singers on nearly everything I’ve done for Tokyo. We’re lucky to know her! The parade is scheduled to begin in late March.
I was also asked to write a song for TDL’s Cool The Heat show for summer 2011. I was a challenge to squeeze that in before Christmas, but we got it done!
Disney Toon Studios
Work on Tinkerbell continues with revisions and song and arrangement tweaking. I love the projects so much. It’s so interesting and creative to watch the pieces evolve and grow over time. Can’t wait for you to see them later in the year!