TDL Halloween Recording

Wow – time flies.  We recorded the TDL Halloween Parade in the middle of July and I’m just having a moment to post.  It was a fun few days with my friends from Tokyo and Florida.  The parade features a couple new songs.  The show mode song I wrote and the parade song was written by my good friend Justin Avery.

As usual, it was a […]

2017-08-18T19:50:20-07:00August 15th, 2012|Tokyo Disney|

Tokyo Disneyland Natsu Matsuri Opens

The show/shows this year are a new concept.  It’s a dance competition between the characters that takes place over 3 or 4 different shows in front of the castle during the day with the finale show at night.  I wrote a Polynesian themed song called ‘Splash Paradise’ that is used in one of the daytime shows and appears in the evening show as well.  I […]

2017-09-09T11:55:06-07:00July 10th, 2012|News, Tokyo Disney|

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, just when I can say that it couldn’t get any busier, the phone rings again.  I’m very fortunate to be able to work on so many great projects all at once.

Holland America keeps chugging along.  Three shows that are scheduled to debut on the MS Westerdam in early May.
Tokyo Disneyland – busy working on the new summer splash show that I have written a […]

2013-11-24T10:23:28-08:00February 12th, 2012|Disney, Holland America (HAL), News, Tokyo Disney|

Happy New Year!!!!!

The holidays are always crazy around our house and this year was no exception!   Here’s a quick update.

Holland America Line

Currently, I’m working on three shows for them (15 songs each – wow!).  The people I collaborate with are great and a lot of fun.  It’s looking like this could be a relationship that continues for a quite a while and will require quite a […]

2017-08-18T19:50:24-07:00January 2nd, 2012|Disney, Holland America (HAL), Marconi, Tokyo Disney|

ARASHI at Tokyo Disney Sea

Now that that TV special has aired I can say that I was proud to have the opportunity to do this version of When You Wish Upon A Star for the Japanese super group Arashi. In the United States we don’t know them very well, but when I told my Japanese friends to were SO excited. It was really exciting and an […]

2013-11-24T14:33:54-08:00April 1st, 2011|Tokyo Disney|

Tokyo Disneyland Update

I’ve been in frequent touch with my friends at Tokyo Disney. They’re working hard to get the park re-opened after the terrible earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Part of the preparation includes rehearsals for the updated Easter Parade. I’m told that it’s really fun and exciting and they can’t wait to share it with the guests as soon as possible!

Also, I was asked to […]

2013-11-24T14:34:32-08:00March 30th, 2011|Tokyo Disney|

Tsunami in Japan

It’s been a busy few days contacting and touching base with all of my friends and colleagues in Japan.
Everyone, thankfully, is OK, save for some shattered nerves and broken glasses in the kitchen.  Our thoughts are with all the families in the Northern part of the country who didn’t fare as well.  I remember well the Northridge quake in 1994 that launched me out of […]

2013-11-24T14:39:49-08:00March 14th, 2011|News, Tokyo Disney|

Tokyo Disneyland Easter 2011 Recording

We just finished a few days of recording for Tokyo Dinseyland’s Easter Parade 2011.  We had a couple great days again at Schnee Studio.  We recorded brass, strings and french horns.  After that, we came back to my studio to add sound effects and finalize some production decisions.  The show opens April 1 […]

2017-08-18T19:50:36-07:00February 23rd, 2011|News, Tokyo Disney|

Tokyo Disney Sea ‘Bon Fire Dance’ Show Returns

In early 2007 I wrote and arranged a show for Tokyo Disney Sea called ‘Bon Fire.’  The opening song ‘Dance the Night Away’ was written by my good friend Jonathan Barr.  It’s always a blast to get to work with one of his songs!  The show was supposed to run for one year as most shows do.  They have re-mounted the […]

2013-11-25T02:18:50-08:00August 3rd, 2010|Tokyo Disney|

Tokyo Disney Sea’s ‘Chip & Dale’s Cool Service “Delux”‘ Opens

Last week, Tokyo Disney Sea re-opened ‘Chip & Dale’s Cool Service.’  It’s a summer water show to help guests cool down from the oppressive summer heat.  The show debuted last summer and was a huge hit.  I wrote and arranged the whole show.  The rhythm section is Tim Pierce (guitar), Charlie Morgan (drums) and me.  The horns were recorded along […]

2013-11-25T02:26:10-08:00July 21st, 2010|Charlie Morgan, Tim Pierce, Tokyo Disney|