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"Turn The Music Up Loud"
Mike Gambone on Drums for Tracks 1, 2, 4, 8
Dave Lawson on Drums tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
Dave Hadley featured on steel pedal guitar on "Yearbook Quotes"
Recorded at Wrightway Studios, Baltimore, MD
Keys recorded at Sound On Sound Studios, Montclair, NJ
"Where Did the Time Go" recorded in my basement.
Mastered by Tony Eichler, GoldTone MasterWorks
Use Your Words
Dave Lawson on Drums, Eric Trudel on Sax and Flute, Mike Gambone on Percussion
Sage Plakosh Recording Engineer
Steve Wright Mixdown
The Way We Met
Here's To Better Days
I Do (Forever Want to be With You)
Give a Little Bit
Where Did the Time Go?
Show Me Love
Half You Half Me
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
I'm a Long Island native now New Jersey resident. Been writing, performing and recording for 25 years in various groups in the northeast. I studied blues and jazz with some great teachers and hit the Baltimore scene right out of college fronting and touring with the group Fat Apple in the late 90's which gave me the chance to meet many of the amazing musicians in my life. I Recently embarking on my first album in over a decade titled "Turn the Music Up Loud!", a compilation of unrecorded old songs and many new ones, this release is a combination of some of the best players and friends that I have ever had the opportunity to share the stage with. Crafted and Recorded at the renown Wrightway Studios under the care and guidance of Steve Wright, this album has far surpassed all expectations and invigorated my passion for songwriting and performance.
Photo By: Yiftach Belsky
THIS IS ME
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
For me songwriting is a constant, a daily routine, interactions, daydreams, struggles and jubilation, love, fate and sometimes just a good hook and a solid groove. Some take years to cultivate and others come in minutes. The words and music can intertwine so simply like pieces of a puzzle when finished, stories like little voyages, then subject to the listeners interpretations and mood. My influences are too many to list. I've been writing, performing and recording for 25 years in various groups in the northeast....studied blues and jazz with some great teachers and hit the Baltimore scene right out of college fronting and touring with the group Fat Apple in the late 90's which gave me the chance to meet many amazing musicians along the way. Recently embarking on my first album in over a decade titled "Turn the Music Up Loud", a compilation of unrecorded older songs and many new ones. This release features some of the best players and friends that I have ever had the opportunity to share the stage with. Crafted and Recorded at the renown Wrightway Studios under the care and guidance of Steve Wright, this album has far surpassed all of my expectations and invigorated my passion for songwriting and performance. Enjoy!
Photo By: Yiftach Belsky
Bass player extraordinaire, my right hand man, Bob and I have been playing together since the early 2000's back when we were playing Simon and Garfunkel covers in the back streets of Canton. A graduate of the Towson University School of Music, Bob is the heartbeat of the band and a creative genius on the 5 String. His bass lines are tight, melodic and perfectly placed.
Drummer Dave and I have been playing music together since 1996, Touring with Fat Apple in the 90's and after as a quartet with Bob and Eric we have played countless gigs together and lived a lifetime of musical memories. He is the foundation, the driving force, captain of the groove, always in the pocket.
"Trude" is an insanely talented Sax player and it is a privilege to showcase his playing on our recordings. A Towson University School of Music Grad Eric has played and performed with several touring acts over the years. A Melodic Master of his craft his horn lines will touch your senses and quickly engrave their way to your memory you'll be singing the lines in your head. For our new album he managed to send the perfect tracks all the way from Hawaii.
Drummer extraordinaire Mike Gambone is a disciplined and technically amazing drummer who I was lucky enough to have perform on 4 songs on the new cd behind the kit. A perfectionist, musical scientist, Towson University School of Music grad, touring drummer for the Bridge, and an overall great guy.
Piano, Whurlitzer, Rhodes, Hammond, Clav
A local prodigy, multi instrumentalist, Matt and I have been performing on the fly for a few years now and he was the perfect fit to provide keys on the new album. Matt attended the Berklee College of Music and toured with the national act Yes Virginia. Somehow the gods were kind enough to land us as neighbors!
The Wizard of recording, engineering and production. Steve's insight, patience and expertise allowed me and the rest of the band to reach our full creative and performance potential. Steve's Wrightway Studios collection of vintage gear and modern technology enabled the songs to come to life before our ears.
Pedal Steel Guitar
I kept hearing a steel guitar part for one of the songs on the new album. On a limb and a tip Dave and I connected for his expertise on the song "Yearbook Quotes". A true professional, The master of the Steel Pedal Guitar tops off this cast of musical talent on the new album. Dave has toured and recorded with many top class acts, check him out at www.Davehadley.com