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ATTENTION!!

NEW ENGINEERING COURSE OFFERING! Bristol Recording Studios now offers Reason 2.5! Reason is the wave of the future in music production, and you can get up to speed in no time with our comprehensive course. Learn everything from basic setup to advanced production techniques. Reason is an infinitely expandable music workstation on a CD-ROM, complete with its own real time sequence. Everything you need - synths, samplers, a drum machine, mixing board & effects - to produce virtually any style of music. Come to Bristol Recording Studios and learn from recording education professionals. How good are we at this? Reason is currently sponsoring our JADA International Remix Contest (For more details visit www.jadamusic.com)! Call Craig today at 617-247-8689 to check out our setup and find out more about this brand new course
offering!

Bristol Entertainment announces the International Jada ReMixathon Contest 2004! The challenge: Musicians, DJs, Producers & ReMix artists: Choose between two of Jada's tracks. REMIX & combine their powerful R&B/Pop vocal sound in the art of cross-over REMIXING into a dance floor HIT! Jump start your image and presence! Get exposure to an internationally known panel of Judges, Record Labels and Sponsors! Expand or begin your own discography! Gain radio, dance floor and live performance by Jada of your winning track!

Prize package includes vinyl pressing, software, equipment, cash, fashion apparel & more!

The International Jada ReMixathon Contest 2004 is sponsored by Daddy's Junky Music, Propellerhead Software, Cakewalk and more! Join the Jada ReMixathon email list and receive up to the minute news, rules and major sponsor sign-ons. For more information visit jada's website at: jadamusic.com or contact Laura Poulin/ Bristol Entertainment at laura@bristolstudios.com or 617-247-8689

LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE REHEARSAL SPACE? Bristol Studios is currently renting out rehearsal space by the hour. Solo performers and ensembles alike are welcome to call Amie today at 617-247-8689 to schedule a tour of our professional facilities and to find out how we can accommodate your needs.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING SPACE AVAILABLE!
Bristol Studios is now offering professional teaching space for rent by the hour! Located in Boston's Back Bay, right across the street from Berklee College of Music and around the corner from both the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music, Bristol Studios is at the hub of music education in the Boston area. Instrumental instructors, voice teachers and dance instructors are welcome to call Amie today at 617-247-8689 to schedule a tour of our professional facilities and to find out how we can accommodate your needs.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE!
Bristol Studios now has office space available to rent to professional music industry and entertainment related businesses. Located in Boston's Back Bay, right across the street from Berklee College of Music and around the corner from Newbury Street and Landsdowne Street, Bristol Studios is at the hub of Boston's live music scene. Call Amie today at 617-247-8689 to schedule a tour of our available spaces and to find out how we can accommodate your needs.


AUDITIONS & EVENTS

ATTENTION PERFORMERS AND VOCALISTS!! Bristol Recording & Voice Studios is proud to offer an online listing featuring Open Mic Nights and Karaoke Events throughout the Greater Boston Area! Whether you're looking to make a name for yourself in the Boston music scene, or just looking for a fun night out with friends, check out www.bristolstudios.com/karamic.htm and let the good times roll! You'll see such listing such as...

PERFORMERS!! MUSICIANS!!
Do you need a place to play? A chance to show the world what you can do? Well, come bring your acoustic guitar and your songs to... Open Mic Night at Beckett s Pub, located at 1098 Commercial Avenue, Boston, MA. Presented By SuperChill Productions every Tuesday night beginning at 9:30 pm (Sign-up begins at 9:00) Take the Green B Line to the Packard s Corner Stop. Beckett's Pub is across the street from Star Market. This is a 21+ Open Mic (Sorry youngsters). There will be featured artists in the future. If you are interested in being a featured artist, either talk to Andrew at the Open Mic or email him at aparkerrenga@berklee.net. Oh and, please bring your own guitar. See you there!!!

ATTENTION MALE VOCALISTS!! Uptown Sound band is looking for a strong male vocalist in the Top 40, funk, R&B style. The band has performed 300 dates to present. Most gigs are within two hours of Boston. We work a lot at nightclubs, weddings, and corporate events. Must look good/presentable, sing well, have reliable transportation, have no bad habits or issues, and must commit for a year or two minimum. Contact Lew at 617-527-2097 or e-mail: lew@uptownsound.net.

ATTENTION PERFORMERS AND MUSIC LOVERS! The 5 artists for the upcoming GoGirls Elite NYC showcase on April 29 have been chosen! Please come down to show your support for Jenn Elliott, Allison Cipris, Emiko, Rachael Sage, and Rainy Day Crush. The showcase will be held on Thursday April 29, 2004 at Arlene Grocery, 95 Stanton Street, NYC (between Ludlow and Orchard St). There will be giveaways from the GAP, Victoria's Secret, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, etc....and a raffle for the GoGirls Elite surprise package, just to name a few things to come down for if not for the AWESOME
MUSIC!!!!!! A second showcase is in the works and any inquiries, please email Emiko at GeminiStation@aol.com (Note: You must be a GoGirls Elite Member to be considered for a showcase!)

ATTENTION PERFORMERS!! Country/Folk shows will be held the third Saturday of each month beginning April 17 at the Danvers Arts Williams School Building, 105 Elliott St (rt 62) off 128, in Danvers, MA. Show begins at 7:30pm. Prospective performers please call Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711 or arrive at 7pm the night of the show. There will be a live audience, so bring CDs to sell. This is an opportunity for exposure & fun, and will become a great music outlet. Spectators $5.00 with a special rate of $10.00 for the entire family. Karaoke requires that you provide a CD player. See you at the Country Show!

HAS MUSIC TOUCHED YOUR LIFE?? Co-author of the upcoming book titled "Chicken Soup for the MUSIC LOVER'S Soul"Gail Swanson, is looking world wide for the stories of those who have been touched by music in some significant way. This book when completed will feature 101 short, true stories about music. Each story is about a specific event in someone's life where music helped to teach, heal and inspire. Stories should make the readers laugh, cry or get goose bumps and have an uplifting message or lesson that everyone can relate to - like a hit song! With over 50 titles in print, the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books have sold over 80 million copies and have touched millions of lives. They are currently accepting story submissions from all over the world - celebrities, fans, industry professionals - music lovers! Celebrity contributors currently include Willie Nelson, Patrick Simmons, Michael McDonald, Graham Nash, Paul Rodgers and more. The most well known artists will have their names on the front cover of the book and will help to represent this very positive project. For complete information on this project, please visit http://www.MusicLoversSoul.com.

ATTENTION ASPIRING ARTISTS!! New England's search continues for the NEXT® Super Star! Contestants will have 3 chances to enter the competition during 3 days of open auditions. Open auditions take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 6, 7 & 8 at Boston's Virgin Megastore. You must be 18 years or older to audition. Once contestants are chosen, the talent search and entertainment showcase begins at The Rack starting this May 2004. Contestants will be eliminated on a week by week basis, after performances at The Rack, by a combination of judges and audience via on-line voting at boston.com. Founded and Produced by K4Productions, sponsored by Virgin Megastore and boston.com, the search begins for superstars from all walks of life. During the audition and performance process, the panel of judges will evaluate each individual on vocal abilities (pitch & rhythm), appearance, and artistic expression. The contestants will face feedback from these panel of judges at each performance, but it is ultimately the boston.com on-line voting audience that will determine which of the contestants advance to the final performances, and possibly stardom. Winners Receive: The honor of singing The National Anthem at a Red Sox game in historic Fenway Park! Opportunity for agency signing with Pretty Polly Productions, a gig on stage at the 2004 NEMO Conference and possibly the Boston Music Awards in October. Song distribution and downloads on iTunes from Apple, as well as Virgin Megastore CD Give-aways. For more information go to http://www.nextnewengland.com/index.html.

NEMO MUSIC FESTIVAL NOW ACCEPTING BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR 2004 MUSIC SHOWCASES!! Charging into its eighth year, The NEMO Music Festival & Conference is one of North America's premier music industry events. NEMO takes place in Boston, a city renowned for being a hotbed of new talent, breaking new acts, and the home of The Berklee School of Music. With three nights of music featuring nearly 250 artists from around the world performing in the areas premiere nightclubs and the prestigious Boston Music Awards. NEMO offers a unique opportunity to develop new contacts, advance careers, do business, and most of all spend three days totally immersed in the fun of music. So, if music is what you love, and the business of music is what you live, NEMO is the place to be. Please go to www.nemoboston.com or www.sonicbids.com for Band Showcase Submission information.

ATTENTION FEMALE VOCALISTS!! Established working GB band seeks 2nd female vocalist/instrumentalist, primarily for challenging back up harmony -higher voice ranger preferable. Some lead vocals required in standard GB styles. If you can front a band and do crowd participation, even better. Must play either keys or guitar (drums would be ideal). Whether you play boards or guitar, you should be able to comp through tunes in any style, soloing is not necessary. If you play keys and you can cut a cocktail piano hour, that's a plus. The more you can do the more $ you'll make. We are willing to take the time to help the right person grow with us. Good appearance and good working chemistry needed. Come and meet an extraordinarily nice group of people. Start rehearsing with us now and be ready when we start playing in May. We're booked from May on. Call Main Attraction Productions at 978-433-6188 or go online www.mainattractionband.com.

ROCK BAND SEEKING MALE VOCALIST!!
Vermont based Alternative rock/Pop band currently seeking a male vocalist between 20-28 years old. Looking for a high, raspy, versatile voice; Someone that could sing songs by bands like Radiohead, Dashboard Confessionals, Matchbox 20, 3 Doors Down, Fountains of Wayne, Good Charlotte etc... Pop/ Rock/ Alternative/ Country mixes. This group is attracting Major Label interest, and all persons interested must be willing to travel. Knowledge of guitar is not required, but skills with a keyboard would be a bonus. To schedule an audition or send a demo song and photo please contact Duncan at: irishpudgie@aol.com.

ATTENTION FEMALE VOCALISTS! Boston area female vocalist is currently in the process of forming an all female pop/funk/R&B group. Looking for fun, energetic, and determined vocalists ages 17-25 who would be able to sing and dance. You must have a good look and be serious about performing. For more information please contact Pamela at pachal.p@neu.edu

For more auditions, check out Bristol's new Auditions & Opportunities page!! Updated April 19th, 2004. This is an extensive list of auditions and opportunities available in the New England area for performers including listings for Singers, Actors, Models, and other Professionals in the entertainment industry. Please check it out here and see if there is an opportunity for you today.

 

BRISTOL SUCCESS STORY

This Success Story comes from a young vocalist who took part in the Recording Workshop for Vocalists.

"What a wonderful workshop! Nothing compares to hands-on training. After this workshop, I now have a great understanding of how to better control the different tones in my voice. I also feel more comfortable with the surroundings in a recording studio. It's not as intimidating as I thought initially. I'm also now more comfortable listening to my own voice on a recording. The feedback I receive through out the workshop was very helpful, and the most beneficial aspect of this workshop was definitely the hands-on activities in the studio! What a great experience! " - CD

 
 

LATEST STUDIO NEWS

 

Bristol recording client, Elias Sofronas celebrates the release of 12 Aggeloi (12 Angels), his first Greek CD release! In the past, Elias had done extensive recording work with Senior Producer Chris Billias, as well as engineers Viktor Kray and Roger Sherman, and also took advantage of the graphic design skills of Merlyn Caswell-Mackey. Before Elias came to Bristol, he had a world of experience in the music industry. Elias began his career in the music industry at an early age by performing at night clubs at the age of eleven, and became immediately enchanted with performing. Elias has been using his strong, sensual voice along with his unique and exotic pop-latin style to amaze and impress crowds in the U.S. and abroad ever since. Elias has created such an individual style of music representative of his cultural diversity. Not only does Elias posses a dynamic range of vocals, linguistics and stage presence, but his style draws from such inspirations as Latin artist Marc Anthony, Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti, and Greek vocalists John Parios and George Dalaras. Now that his first Greek CD, 12 Aggeloi, has hit the stores, you can purchase it in Astoria or at any other music retail store store (Virgin Records, Sam Goody etc.). Elise is a new artist, so make sure you ask for a copy if you don't see one right away. If your local retailer is out of stock, you can ask them to order it. Also, you can listen to Elias' songs nightly via the Internet in "real time" at Antenna Radio http://radio.antenna.gr between 2:30am. and 5:00am. Greek time which is 7:30pm to 10:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

 

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Rising hip-hop/R&B artist Melinda Mullins was back in the studio this week working with Senior Producer Chris Billias here at Bristol Recording Studios on her demo featuring the original song "Love at First Sight". Chris has been embellishing Melinda's tracks with horns and electric organ sounds to create a funky, hip, fresh sound for Melinda's unique lyrics. When Melinda isn't working on her songs, she's at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA working intensely with seven young, talented dancers. This young songstress has already designed her stage show, and it's only a matter of time until the music will be ready to put the whole production together. In the studio, Melinda had this to say, "Chris is very open minded, and that is very important. I've dealt with a lot of engineers who would listen to my ideas then change things all around so it sounded good to them but it wasn't what I wanted. Chris has a great ear for my music; his work is genius!"


Songstress Tristian Leach, aka Baby Girl, was working with Graphics Designer Merlyn Caswell-Mackey this week on designing hot new graphics for her latest recording project, a CD featuring her soulful vocals and original R&B songs. Earlier this year, Tristian's song, " Don't Be Sorry" was showcased on Hot 97.7 F.M. as part of a program to bring new music to the public. Tristan's music has an uplifting message, and Tristian received overwhelming reviews from the listening audience. Tristian's mother/manager had this to say "Bristol Studios has trained, encouraged and prepared my daughter for the best." Eighteen year old Tristian has the makings of a very successful major artist. Under the direction of Bristol vocal and performance coaches Ric Poulin and Brent Barlow, she has made lightening fast progress developing a killer sound and fabulous stage presence. Tristian showcased her talents recently when she had the opportunity to open for The Manhattans at Moseleys on the Charles in Dedham

Senior Producer Chris Billias has been working with talent from all walks of life as part of a recording project for internationally renowned company Translations.com. Recently Chris has been recording the voices of native speakers from all over western europe and asia for instructional materials which will accompany Cannon Copier products being shipped all over the world. Also, Chris has just recently received copies of the final product of a project he did for MacMillan Publishing in which he invested many hours finding voice over talent, and recording days worth of material. That project was a language learning system which will be used now to teach English to young students in Mexico. Thanks to the efforts of Chris, and his legions of voice over talent, those kids will soon begin learning a new language.



Recording artist and Bristol Voice student Gary Martin was recently in the studio working with Senior Producer Chris Billias finishing his three song demo featuring such songs as "Mack The Knife", "It's so Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", and "Let's Get It On". Once the recording, mixing and mastering were completed, Gary came in to Bristol Studios to do a photo shoot with graphic artist Merlyn Caswell-Mackey. Merlyn then designed the graphic art for Gary's CD. Working with teacher Brian Orvek for the past four months, his progress has been very intense and the reward, according to Gary, has been complete fulfillment! Gary is on his way to a career on Broadway, and now that hi demo is complete, Gary is preparing for future auditions, and will also be shopping his demo to record labels. In Gary's own words "I am truly enjoying this journey. [Several] weeks ago I auditioned in New York for Disney's Cruise Lines. The way Bristol Studios has changed my outlook and has aided in providing [for me] a tangible dream has been another BLESSING FROM ABOVE. Bristol Voice Studios is the best place in Boston to study jazz, pop, and r&b."



Bristol voice student and Songwriting Workshop student, Tony Giuliano has been recently working with Executive Producer Pic Poulin here at Bristol Recording Studios. According to Master Vocal coach Brent Barlow, Tony has been excelling through the pop/rock/r&b vocal program which Bristol Voice Studios offers, and has now cometo the point where he is ready to start recording some of the original songs that he wrote during the Songwriting Workshop. Tony is an up and coming singer/songwriter who plays acoustic rock, and especially enjoys listening to classic rock tunes. His sound is smooth and natural, and after all the hard work Tony has done, with the help of Bristol Studios, Tony will soon have the kind of demo he can use to kick off his career as a performer. Soon Tony will be appearing at an open mic near you, so keep your eyes peeled for this up and coming performer.

 

Recently, Senior Producer Chris Billias, engineer Stuart Grove, and Graphics Designer/engineer Merlyn Caswell-Mackey did a live video shoot for a very important organization called the NLM Family Foundation. "The NLM Family Foundation has been a long-time leader in supporting autism research and to date has been NAAR's most generous donor," said Karen Margulis London, president and founder of the National Alliance for Autism Research. "We are thrilled by its commitment to NAAR and its mission." Autism is a complex brain disorder that often inhibits a person's ability to communicate, respond to surroundings, or form relationships with others. This year, scientists, researchers and experts in the field of autism gathered at the Copley Marriott Hotel to hold a two day conference discussing the various issues, and promising advancements surrounding autism. Chris, Merlyn and Stuart were on scene recording video and audio for the event, and mixing live as they went. Currently Merlyn is in the process of developing that footage into DVD format.

George Walters-Sleyon was back in Studio C this week working with Senior Producer Chris Billias on the final mastering of his recording project. George is an assistant pastor with the Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington, MA. George's project is truly humanitarian. He has put together a CD to raise funds for orphanages and elementary schools in Liberia. To George, this an album of conscience. As a musician it is his goal to raise awareness of the plight of women, children and the less fortunate who have bore the brunt of recent turmoil in the area. Some of his music is original, like his piece "Too Many A Night", a song which describes the reality of not knowing where your next meal will come from, which he wrote back in 1990 while working for the UN distributing food to the malnourished. Also on this album are well known gospel songs such as "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". George is currently a student at BU, enrolled in the graduate program at their School of Theology. George will be touring across the US, performing in such cities as Detroit and Silver Springs, spreading his message and raising awareness of his project. If anyone is interested in contacting George regarding this truly humanitarian project, he can be reached at 617-566-8413 or by email at gmahb@bu.edu.

Recently, Malinda Walsh, Director of Promotions for Bristol Recording & Voice Studios and Jason Blaske, Office Manager/Internship Supervisor/Webmaster, were in New York City for a series of music industry conferences. Malinda attended day one of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educator/Student Association's (MEIEA/MEISA) annual national conference, where young students of the music industry mixed and mingled with industry veterans, and were educated by panels of professionals from the recording industry, radio, artist rights organizations, and more, as well as several notable industry figures such as the esteemed Walter Yetnikoff, author of the awakening book, "Howling At The Moon" and the man who made the careers of such artists a Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springstein, Michael Jackson and Barbara Streisand. Walter spoke of the need for the recording industry to look ahead and embrace new ides and innovations, and also of an organization he is now involved in called Road Recovery which educates and networks sober musicians with sober road crews, management technicians, etc. Malinda and Jason also attended the Global Entertainment Media Summit produced by industry innovator Steve Zuckerman. With an entire industry in transition, it has become an absolute necessity that the music industry reinvent itself in order to survive. The Global Entertainment Media Summit is designed to address these critical issues, and more importantly, to provide its audience of music, film and media producers with information and new opportunities for gaining distribution and recognition for their works. By bringing together visionary leaders from the music, film and media worlds, the Global Entertainment Media Summit provided a productive forum of ideas and new distribution concepts that, when acted upon, can help the industry grow and prosper. Credits coming out of the Global Media Summit of recent past include three attendees/musicians who were selected to tour with Jewel, nine songs chosen for films and television shows, and several films that secured national distribution. For more information on these events go to www.meiea.org and www.globalentertainmentnetwork.com. For more information about Road Recovery, check out www.roadrecovery.com

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios/Bristol Entertainment, has recently made a generous donation to the South Boston Neighborhood House Silent Auction Fundraiser, an event which raises money to help a non-profit community center for kids in Southie! Bristol Studios has been donating services and prizes to this event for the past few years, and this year donated the choice of either five hours of recording studio time with an engineer or five free gospel/pop/rock/r&b voice lessons.

A Capella Mania!!

The Wheaton Wheatones, an all female a capella ensemble from Wheaton College, have recently been working with Graphics Designer Merlyn Caswell-Mackey on the cover art and graphics for their latest CD entitled "This Crazy Life". This ensemble consists of twelve women who recording material back in December here at Bristol Recording Studios with engineer Roger Sherman, Senior Producer Chris Billias and also with Producer Viktor Kray on mixing. This work features dazzling renditions of songs by Mariah Carey, SWV, Lenny Kravitz and Radio Head. They plan to sell their new CD at a concert on April 29th which feature the music from this CD. The Wheatones have been very satisfied with their time spent at Brisol Studios, and were very excited the daythey came in to pick up their final product. If you want to check out the Wheatones online, visit http://sga.wheatonma.edu/groups/wheatones.

The Boston College a capella group, the BC Dynamics have been working in Studio C here at Bristol Recording Studios with engineer Stuart Grove on tracking and mixing songs from their latest recording project. The BC Dynamics have been an established performing ensemble at Boston College since 1989, and past members include Dan Burnes, engineering assistant currently interning here at Bristol Recording Studios.

The MIT Choralleries have been in the studio recently working with Engineer Viktor Kray on mixing their latest recording project. Several members of the MIT Choralleries have come to Bristol Recording Studios to take our advanced engineering course on ProTools, the industry standard for recording software, taught by Engineer Viktor Kray. The MIT Choralleries chose to record their vocals on their own and then come to Bristol Studios to work once again with Viktor on the final mixing and mastering.


VOICES AND PERFORMANCES

Rising vocalist, Melissa Acosta is taking the stage with the New Life Band! Melissa made her debut performance with the New Life Band back in March and had this to say, "I sang with the band at Polcari's this weekend and it was so much fun! On Saturday I did the entire last set. Everyone loved it and I had a so much fun! All of the guys are really nice, and the place was packed to the brim!" As one of the most entertaining performing groups in Boston, the New Life Band is a six piece dance band that can make your party or event one to remember. They perform everything from swing to the latest hits of today, and with Melissa being their latest addition, they now have one of today's greatest vocalists in their midst. Melissa is an extremely talented performer having sung the National Anthem in front of thousands of people, while opening up for the Boston Celtics at the Fleet Center, and also in numerous vocal showcases. In the past, Melissa has taken a Vocal Master Class and private voice lessons with Master Vocal Coach Ric Poulin, and also worked with himon enhancing her performance skills. Currently Melissa is working in Studio C with Senior Producer Chris Bilias on the completion of her latest track, "Let You Go", a soulful R&B song with a Latin infused flavor. Melissa is very excited about the work she has done here at Bristol Studios, and about taking her career to the next level in the coming months. Melissa truly is a rising star, so for a night of great music and dancing, catch her next performance with the New Life Band this Saturday, the 24th from 9:00 to 12:30 at Polcari's in Saugus.


Rising vocalist Stacie Smith has recently been busy performing at various events and in several competitions. Stacie is a powerful and soulful vocalist hailing from Lincoln, Massachusetts. Stacie attends Endicott College and is studying for her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. While at Endicott, she has been the school's official vocalist for the singing of the National Anthem. She sings at just about every sporting event that the school puts on. Recently Stacie tried out for Endicott Idol, a local take off of American Idol. Stacie has gone from the top 11 finalists to one of the top 5 finalists. On May 2nd, 2004 you can find Stacie Smith performing a medley of songs from 3:00 until 4:00 at the Walk for Hunger at the Weld Boathouse. Other performers will include The Sweepers, Bird Mancini, and Sand Machine with a final one hour performance on stage by Stacie. Recently, there was a Student Profile written about Stacie at Endicott College. The title of the article is, SMITH SINGING TO SUCCESS. The article says, "If you have ever attended an Endicott basketball game at the post center, there is no doubt you know Stacie Smith. Each time she performs the national anthem, the 18-year old Lincoln, Massachusetts native leaves the crowd in awe. Future plans for Stacie are simple, she will sing no matter what. She hopes to be offered a promising record contract, yet knows that singing will remain her passion. As for now, all students can enjoy the songs of Stacie Smith. On campus, you can look her up on Endicott's I-Tunes or catch her at a sporting event. Make sure to keep track of this young woman, she is bound to make it big someday." Stacie has also been so involved with her singing that recently her sister has taken over managing Stacie's performances and audition schedule. Stacie's past accomplishments include the honor of being given the Top Vocalist title at her Junior Districts.
She has performed the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox in 2001 and 2003 in front of a crowd of 32,000 people, and was a featured artist on the Beantown Block television show. Stacie has also received airplay on KISS 108 FM radio. Stacie has made several recordings, and her recording of "Rain", an original song written by Ric Poulin, was featured recently on a compilation CD distributed to music industry and radio industry professionals at the CMW Music Conference. Stacie has been also studying the pop/gospel vocal method here at Bristol Voice Studios for the past two years with Senior Instructor Brent Barlow. You can find out more about Stacie online at www.bristolstudios.com/stacie or at www.projectbread.org/Walk/weldhouse.htm (just click on the musical note).

Former Bristol voice student Wendy Leung recently competed in SpotLight Jams, a talent and fashion show put on by SpotLight Entertainment held at the Boston Latin Academy on April 10th. Wendy performed an original song by songwriter Gretchen Guo, also the elected president of SpotLight Entertainment. This event was coordinated and produced by "Junior Achievers", a group of driven local area high school students who, in the matter of only a few weeks, were able to create their own company (SpotLight Entertainment), organize and then deliver with much success such an incredible night of entertainment. The talent show featured many talented vocalists and dancers, namely several impressive step dance troops, and one very innovative belly dancer. The winner of the competition, an extremely gifted group of male vocalists called Propheci, won the evening's grand prize, five free hours of studio time with Bristol Recording Studios, the event's main sponsor. Pop/R&B sensation Jada was featured as special guests of SpotLight Entertainment. Jacyn, Ashley, Lauren and Elle along with a representative from the John Robert Powers school of modeling and acting in Boston, a DJ from HOT 97.7 fm, and the coordinating consultant for the event judged the talent competing in the nights event, and before the winners were announced, Jada delivered an incredible performance that left the audience in awe. SpotLight Entertainment has plans to coordinate a similar talent showcase in the coming months. For more information about SpotLight Entertainment, check them out online at www.spotlightjams.tk.

     


INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH:

Recently in studio news, we featured Olympic Medalist Nancy Karrigan recording vocals in Studio C with Senior Producer Chris Billias for a Tina
Turner tribute album. We got the chance recently to talk with Richard Kendrick, the producer behind this project. For more information about Richard, you can check him out online at www.richardkendrick.com

Bristol: How did this tribute album project come about? Who came up with the concept?

Richard: Versailles Records predominantly puts out "Tribute Records". Jake Brown, the president of the label came up with this one. We often discuss these
things and bounce potential prospects off of each other, and then we investigate who has been tributed and who has not. I believe on this particular occasion
Jake mentioned to me that after seeing "What's Love Got To Do With It", that movie about Ike and Tina Turner, he was inspired to do this tribute. Up to this
point the label has mostly tributed Hard Rock bands/artist.

Bristol: What was the purpose of creating this tribute?

Richard: Well, Tina Turner is a living legend, if anyone deserves a tribute it's her. For me though, I enjoy recording these things. Sometimes they can be challenging.

Bristol: Has the project been completed?

Richard: Yes, it has been completed. It was mixed last week and mastered this past weekend.

Bristol: Which other vocalists and musicians contributed to this recording?

Richard: Nancy Kerrigan, Tiffany, Alannah Myles (Jeff Healey played guitar on her track), Deniece Williams, Darlene Love, Jane Child, Kip Winger, Michel'le (Featuring Tony Janflone Jr. on Guitar), Rose Reiter, Wendy Jans, Ross Stephens (The singer for my band, Straitjacket Smile) Jennifer Andrews, and myself.

Bristol: Have you ever been involved in any other tribute projects? If so, which ones?

Richard: Sure. I have been on:
"The Second Coming: A Millennium Tribute to 80's Hard Rock/Heavy Metal" -- March 1999
"American Hair Bands: The Best Of 70s/80s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Anthems" -- November 2002
"Best of Both Worlds- A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar" -- May 2003
"Lords of Karma: A Tribute of Vai/Satriani" -- January 2002
"Fire Woman: A Tribute to the Cult" -- June 2001
"Tribute To Van Halen" (Cleopatra/BigEye) -- March 2004

Bristol: What role did you play in the creative process of this recording?

Richard: Wow, well I was an engineer and a producer. I also recorded and played almost all of the music on it. I did a lot of the sequencing and I played guitar on many of the tracks. With the exception of a few of songs, I did all the back up vocals on the record. Except for all the lead vocals contributed by other people, most of this record was recorded at my house in Katy, Texas. The lead vocals were recorded at other studios, local to the artist. I was part of the mix team on the record as well.

Bristol: How did you enjoy working on this project? Is it something you would want to do again?

Richard: It was great. I love doing this stuff. Sometimes it gets a bit grueling because I find I don't have time to do other things that I would like to do, but I usually get a break between records.

Bristol: Where else besides Boston did you get to travel for this project?

Richard: I went to Los Angeles, Nashville, and Columbus, Ohio for this record. We were able to FedEx and FTP a lot of the vocal tracks on the Turner Tribute, so I did not have to travel too much. The artists would send me several takes of their performances and I could pick and choose what I liked.

Bristol: What did you think of the facilities here at Bristol Recording Studios in Boston?

Richard: Bristol is top notch. Very comfortable. Great atmosphere. Chris Billias is great too. I really enjoyed the visit, and I'm sure if we are ever anywhere near Boston again we'll be back over there turning knobs and pushing buttons. I had a great time!

Bristol:: Thanks Richard!

 

 

 

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS


"CD Baby Passes $10 Million In CDs Sold"
Url: http://cdbaby.org/stories/04/01/13/1056392.html
In case anyone tries to tell you that independent music has no value, is small potatoes, is just "garage bands", or anything else like that - you can tell them that CD Baby has now sold over $10 MILLION in independent CDs. That's $10 million in CD sales from 1998 to now (February 2004). $4.65 million in 2003. (Compared to $2.5 million in 2002.) All of it independent music. See this chart if interested: http://cdbaby.org/stories/04/01/13/1056392.html

"Historic Sound Recordings Go Digital"
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=65489
"A major £1 million pound programme to digitise 12,000 items of sound recordings from the British Library's Sound Archive, which amounts to nearly 4,000 hours of recordings, has been announced today by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). This significant resource will be made freely available to further and higher education and will include a wide range of materials, including classical and popular music, broadcast radio, oral history, and field and location recordings of traditional music. Examples currently held on the British Library site include a live recording of Paul Robeson in Othello, Florence Nightingale speaking (one of the earliest sound recordings), and Arthur Conan Doyle talking about the genesis of Sherlock Holmes. These historic recordings will be amongst an enormous wealth of materials available to the project to make available to further and higher education. The Archival Sound Recordings is a £1m project, made possible through funding from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE). The overall digitisation programme, being managed by the JISC, represents a total investment of £10m to be applied to delivering high quality content online, including sound, moving pictures, census data and still images for long-term use by the further and higher education communities in the UK. Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library welcomed the agreement, saying: "Sound recordings represent a massively untapped resource in the field of education. They are relevant to all subjects and we are delighted that this programme will bring wide access to rare, historic and hugely valuable sound resources. This partnership demonstrates the British Library's commitment to the sector and we are delighted to work with JISC to deliver it." Stuart Dempster, JISC Programme Manager said: "This landmark project promises to deliver a wide range of targeted audio content from one of the world's leading sound archives to the UK education community, some of which will be selected by the education community through an online consultation. It recognises the potential transformative power of audio for use in learning, teaching and research."

 


LOCAL SCENE NEWS

"THE BEANTOWN BLOCK IS BACK!" According to a recent press release by Crosby Tatum, the Beantown Block which is a television show featuring rising artists from the Boston area, is making its Boston debut this month on the BNN network (Channel 23 for Comcast and RCN). You can catch the Beantown Block on Wednesday nights from 11:30pm-12:30am. Tune in and you'll get an hour of great music, wild fun and an all around good time. The show will run for twenty weeks featuring new episodes every other week. Past Bristol Vocalists who have performed on this show include Jacyn, Ashley, Lauren and Elle of Boston's hottest R&B/Pop sensation, Jada, as well as Stacie Smith and Shamika Booth. If you have any questions about this show and its programming, get in touch with Crosby at thebeantownblock@hotmail.com.

"CHICK SINGER NIGHT (CSN) COMES TO BOSTON!" New England Music Scrapbook News - http://www.geocities.com/nemsbook/naty.htm
"Boston's own Vykki Vox has recently been named as Director and Jennifer Truesdale as Co-director of Chick Singer Night's Boston Chapter. CSN's Boston launch will be on Thursday, JUNE 10th at the LIZARD LOUNGE, 1667 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (617) 547-1228, with non-stop music from about 9:15pm to 1:30am or so. The Vykki Vox Band: Vykki (vocals/percussion) - Dave Osoff (keys/vocals) - Justin Kolack (bass/vocals and Rock City Guitars co-owner) - Greg Allison (drums/vocals) - Erik Ringstad (guitar/vocals) - along with Jennifer - will be hosting these events. The production of this nationally recognized female showcase is by the support of the Non-Profit organization Breathe - A Foundation for The Artist - http://chicksingernight.com/breathe/ ~ and was founded by Lori Maier of Los Angeles, to benefit community arts and various charitable causes around the country. CSN recently celebrated their 15th Anniversary in NYC at Crash Mansion, where Norah Jones was among the performers. Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Megan Mullally, Mindy Stein, Paul Shaffer and MTV have also been supportive of CSN and many are continuing to take notice of this growing organization. Please check out http://ChickSingerNight.com for more info, including video clips of Norah Jones' performance and a television interview with the NYC Chapter Director, Deena Miller on cn8 TV. CSN's sponsors include Guitar Center, Fender, Tascam, Shure, Alesis, JBL, Hit Factory, iGuitars, Rock City Guitars, etc. All Boston show proceeds after minimal show expenses will go toward food, clothing and/or shelter for Boston's homeless. CSN has already established regular events in LA at the Knitting Factory, NYC at Bitter End and Nashville at the Bluebird, as well as Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas and Hawaii. In 2004, four new cities are planned to be launched - Boston, Austin, Minneapolis and Seattle . This series is an amazing opportunity for the abundance of Boston talent, whether well known, moderately known or newcomers, that deserve national attention. This first Boston CSN show on June 10th will feature Joanie Pimentel of SuperHoney, Jennifer Matthews, Anita Suhanin of Shwang/Groovasaurus, Parul Vakani of Red Velvet Slide, Jennifer Truesdale and Vykki Vox. Jennifer Matthews and Vykki Vox will open the show with acoustic harmonies they call the Philosophy of Eve. Some artists will be backed by the VVB, others will perform with their own bands or with a combination. Please see below for more details on each of the performing artists. This series will undoubtedly feature some surprise special guests along the way, and definitely some raffles and give-a-ways from our many generous sponsors. Any female singer/songwriters (all genres welcome - original music is preferred) that are interested in being part of these showcases, either as a solo backed by the Vykki Vox Band or with your own group, either acoustically or as a full band, please send press kits to: CSN Boston, P.O. Box 560193, W. Medford, MA 02156."

METRONOME MAGAZINE PRESENTS CONCEPT 6 (Lead vocalist, Kai is a Bristol Voice Student)
"Concept 6 is a band of four guys who came to Boston to go to school and to make music. It's also an idea that brought them together, Their purpose as musicians is to propose that there is a reality beyond what the five senses can experience. This reality contains the most valuable and satisfying elements that existence has to offer such as truth, love, hope, compassion, self-sacrifice and identity. This is what Concept 6 is. As a band, they seek these unseen elements through their music and their lyrics, although they might jump off a few amps in the process. The group was formed around the songs of Kai-Ping Liu who has performed all across northern California in cafes, bars, theaters and churches to audiences ranging from 10 to 1,000. Although Kai received favorable press and CD sales, he decided to move to Boston to take his music to the next step. While studying at Berklee College of Music, Kai met the rest of the guys that make up Concept 6. They've been rehearsing. gigging and recording for the past few months and have just released their first full length album entitled CVI. The album was produced by Barry Marshall. The band can be heard playing at local venues such as the All Asia Cafe and Emily's. A recent performance at the Virgin Megastore on Newbury Street found the band performing with other acts that included Luke The Band, Elizabeth Ziman and Rachel Loy."

"Mixing the Hip-Hop Muse and Views They Can Use" - By Jessica Bennett Boston Globe Correspondent
"Turntable beats and freestyle rhymes seep through the walls and onto the street. Ardent words boom through the microphone as the audience inside the South End's Center for Latino Arts fills, heads nodding to the beat. Out front, young artists network, while representatives from a local health center administer free HIV testing in back. Critical Breakdown- the name of the event- is etched graffiti-style on a banner overhead, as local rappers, emcees, poets, and activists make their way past the DJ to the mike on-stage. Last Sunday night's Breakdown was the latest if the monthly events that brings young artists and community members together, encouraging youth to explore social issues effecting them - using hip-hop as a vehicle for social change. "There's a lot of love here, a lot of energy," says Ernesto "E-Roc" Arroyo, a rapper in the local hip-hop group The Foundation and an active participant in Critical Breakdown since its start three years ago. He is also the son of At-Large Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo, the first Latino to be elected to the council. "Anyone's welcome here," the younger Arroyo said. "That's one of the things that makes it great - black, white, Puerto Rican, Asian, all together..." Sunday, performers address everything from street violence and MCAS to community organizing and the Bush Administration. "America, if you really care about human rights," one performer reads in a poem about police violence, "why not start here, in communities of color, where hop is growing duller?" Sixteen-year-old Janine Quarles, of Jamaica Plain, comes to Critical Breakdown first because she's "a big lover of hip-hop" - she has performed spoken word on stage more than once. But she also believes the program provides a creative outlet for people to talk about what's on their mind. "It's intergenerational here," says the Boston Latin Academy student. "You can come be yourself and show your talent, and everyone will show you love." Since it began, Critical Breakdown has grown from about 60 to more than 400 participants at an average event, says program coordinator Erik Wissa. It is organized by the American Friends Service Committee's Urban Youth Program, under the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). "It was a great vision when they were putting this together, bringing youth from all over the city, all walks of life, all races, ages, and economic classes," said National Black College Alliance executive director George "Chip" Greenidge, 32. "It's an incredible social mix. These people learn so much about each other from being here." Greenidge believes such programs will help banish Boston's image of being racially intolerant. "This generation has had whites, blacks, Asians, Hatians, Cape Verdeans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans - all in their classrooms," he said. "This group is much more accepting. They don't look at things so much in racial lines, they look at who you are. And that's what Critical Breakdown brings." Tony Van Der Meer, Africana Studies director at UMass Boston, agrees. Many of his students attend Critical Breakdown, and he often stops in. "You don't find too many places like this," he said. "It's an environment where you can create a forum," allowing young people to deal with culture from "an alternative perspective." "it's a form of democracy - young people expressing themselves to create awareness and consciousness." The Center for Latino Arts is located at 85 West Newton Street in the South End. Open mic sign up is generally around 5:30, and the show is FREE and all ages. For more information call 617-312-9190.

 


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS




BE A RECORDING ENGINEER!
Small class sizes! Hands-on training! Current audio and production techniques! Real life recording scenarios! We are accepting registrations for all engineering courses. These courses are led by extremely talented industry professionals and they are specifically designed to help you succeed in the music world. Call Craig at 617-247-8689 for package discounts. As of now, we currently offer the following courses:
Basic Courses:
Audio Engineering I
Audio Engineering II
ProTools I
ProTools II
Advanced Courses:
ProTools III
MIDI
Digital Performer
Audio Production I
Audio Production II
NEW COURSE JUST ADDED! Reason 2.5

"I felt the recording course I took at Bristol Recording Studios was by far one of the best production courses I have ever taken. The teacher made a complex subject easy and explained things in a way that I could understand. I got exactly what I wanted out of the course and more. I had taken similar classes at [a very prestigious music college in Boston], and I would recommend the Bristol course over the intro to production class I took at [the other learning institution]. After taking the course at Bristol, I am now capable of walking into a studio and making a recording using the required equipment." - MK

Specific tutorials are also available. Call for details. If you would like more information on any of these courses or you'd like to register for our program, please contact Craig at 617-247-8689.

ATTENTION SINGERS! YOU SHOULD BE RECORDING! With the Recording Workshop for Vocalists you can...
LEARN IT! Learn the ins and outs of the recording process. Bristol Voice Studio has been successfully training singers how to correctly produce the great tone qualities currently in use by the top singers today. But how do you get these onto a recording and make it sound like a record? Find out once and for all in this unique workshop.
SING IT! Discover how to produce a record quality vocal performance. Vocalists who can get a great sound in a studio are very valuable and sought after by producers, songwriters, advertising agencies and record labels. Learn the tools of the trade and get a chance to practice them in the studio.
RECORD IT! CREATE A DEMO TAPE! Take the mystery and fear out of the studio environment and the recording process. Let our experienced engineers and vocal coaches guide you through the recording process and capture your performance to create that all important great sounding vocal demo tape.
For more information on the Recording Workshop for Vocalists presented by Bristol Voice Studios, please contact Amie at 617-247-8689.

"This Workshop has answered all the questions that I had about the recording process. I have gained confidence and knowledge that will help me in the future. The instructor provided a great environment with a very positive attitude. I was encouraged to learn new vocal concepts, throughout the process, and everything was great! " - MK


Performance Workshop Level I

TAKE THE STAGE AND TAKE THEIR BREATH AWAY!!
If you're serious about succeeding as a performer on a local or national level or just want to finally get up there on stage for fun, and feel that you need improvement in ANY of the following areas, then this workshop is a MUST for you!!
 •Being comfortable and confident on stage.
 •Handling nervousness and overcoming stage fright
 •Being comfortable talking to audiences (and what to say to them)
 •How to put emotion into a performance
 •How to achieve star presence and star quality on stage
 •Physical movement including gesturing in songs
 •Stage manners
If you are interested in signing up or learning more about this phenomenal workshop then call Amie at 617-247-8689 today!

Thank you Ric and everyone at Bristol. I suddenly feel like my WHOLE life is ahead of me!! I feel absolutely wonderful. I really feel great inside and that helps me feel comfortable in front of people. The support that everyone gives off, including the students, is amazing. I'm ready to conquer the world! Thanks again!" -EK
 
 

INDUSTRY TIP OF THE WEEK

Editorial: On Building your Ultimate Team
By Steven Zuckerman

On Sunday I had the pleasure of consulting with a choreographer who attended GEMS in New York who wanted some career advice. While I wanted to spend most of the day relaxing and unwinding and preparing for the next show, I felt the need to take the lunch meeting, with the realization that not only was I helping someone—but I too just might learn something from the meeting.

A performing artist recently asked me "How do I get to the next level?" to which I responded, "What level are you currently at and who is on your team?" While the artist had no real significant players on their team, what they had was incredible determination and a willingness to listen to the words of experience. They were stuck at a certain level, wanting to advance to the next level—but not sure how to get there. This is what we shared over lunch.

The GEMS Model worked for us, it could work for you.

I made a decision a few years ago to create a synergistic business model where everyone involved would benefit. The show attendees would get something out of the experience, the sponsors would benefit from the show, the exhibitors would secure new sales leads for their businesses, and we would give more to the audience than the audience would give to us. It not only worked, but enabled us to thrive in a business where many of our competitors were closing their doors. But why did it work? And how could this apply to the career of a performing artist, actor or business person? I looked at bees building a hive and then looked at my wristwatch and came to the conclusion that the power of synchronicity was of essential value to the success of any project. Were all the promotional partners on the same page? If not, there could be problems. If they were, we could all advance and go forward. Does the artist have the proper management team? Is the manager interested only in their commission—or does the manager sincerely care for the well-being of their client? Does the manager look at their client as a number—or their best friend? Does the agent care about the effect? The after effect after the audition or appointment or booking—or are they just looking for their piece of the pie?

Accepting the Artist as an Individual

I recall having drinks with Ozzy Osbourne one afternoon after he had recorded the live album which would be titled "Speak of the Devil." While he was quite intoxicated at only 11 a.m., he told me that his biggest frustration was that so many people questioned who he was and what he was doing. "Listen, Steve," he said straight and to the point— "I am only me, Johnny Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne. And people all day long question what I am doing, why I am doing it and who I am... and what they're not understanding is that I am being me—Johnny Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, and I’m only being me... something that needs not to be questioned, but instead, accepted." With this in mind, does the manager, agent and/or team accept the artist for who they are? Does the producer empower the artist to be the very best they can be? Or does the producer tell the artist who they should be?

Understanding the Identity of the Individual

My fathers’ friend manages an actor named Jack Nicholson. They were friends in the military together, and when Jack went to his managers office the day after winning his first Academy Award—the manager thought Jack was going to move on a bigger management firm. Instead, Jack renewed his bond and contract for life as his manager was the one person who truly believed in him. Alice Cooper’s manager has no contract with Alice. And they've been together for over thirty years. "Trust is the most essential quality in a relationship," Alice once told me while staying at the Parker Meridian Hotel. "Without trust and faith, there is nothing." So, what? Other than fear and a lack of business knowledge—is holding most artists and talent back from achieving success? One of the significant problems facing most artists, actors and business people is a willingness to be something that others wish them to be instead of who they are as individuals. While we are all evolving spirits, it has always been my belief that we will need to have a full understanding of who we are as individuals—and our relationship to others. As we proceed in the direction of our dreams, let us look at our dreams and goals—and who really is supportive of dreams and goals, who brings out the very best in us as individuals. When we know who those people are, we can start to assemble our dream teams—and ask our teams to help us get what we want. One needs to know who they are, specifically what they want—and then ask those who sincerely care about their needs—not because they are expecting a percentage—but because they truly care about the artist as a human being.

 
 

STUDIO SPECIALS AND REMINDERS

NEW ENGINEERING COURSE OFFERING! Bristol Recording Studios now offers Reason 2.5! Reason is the wave of the future in music production, and you can get up to speed in no time with our comprehensive course. Learn everything from basic setup to advanced production techniques. Reason is an infinitely expandable music workstation on a CD-ROM, complete with its own real time sequence. Everything you need - synths, samplers, a drum machine, mixing board & effects - to produce virtually any style of music. Come to Bristol Recording Studios and learn from recording education professionals. How good are we at this? Reason is currently sponsoring our JADA International Remix Contest (For more details visit www.jadamusic.com)! Call Craig today at 617-247-8689 to check out our setup and find out more about this brand new course offering!

GET FREE VOICE LESSONS! Bristol Voice Studios is now offering new students a great way to get into the TRUE Pop/Gospel/R&B vocal program! When you come into Bristol Voice Studios as a new student, we offer to you this incredible introductory package, where when you buy four lesson you get the fifth for free, with no deposit required!! Already enrolled in the program? Don't worry, you can get a free lesson too! When you buy a block of 10 lessons you automatically get a free voice lesson. That's almost three months of lessons all paid for at one time. The lessons are kept track of on your account and does not affect the cancellation policy. This is the easiest and most economical way to manage your voice lessons. Any one interested in finding out more about Bristol Voice studios is invited to come in for a free, no obligation vocal consultation. To book your free consultation, or if you are interested in purchasing a block of lessons please call Amie today at 617-247-8689.

LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE REHEARSAL SPACE? Bristol Studios is currently renting out rehearsal space by the hour. Solo performers and ensembles alike are welcome to call Amie today at 617-247-8689 to schedule a tour of our professional facilities and to find out how we can accommodate your needs.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING SPACE AVAILABLE!
Bristol Studios is now offering professional teaching space for rent by the hour! Located in Boston's Back Bay, right across the street from Berklee College of Music and around the corner from both the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music, Bristol Studios is at the hub of music education in the Boston area. Instrumental instructors, voice teachers and dance instructors are welcome to call Amie today at 617-247-8689 to schedule a tour of our professional facilities and to find out how we can accommodate your needs.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE!
Bristol Studios now has office space available to rent to professional music industry and entertainment related businesses. Located in Boston's Back Bay, right across the street from Berklee College of Music and around the corner from Newbury Street and Landsdowne Street, Bristol Studios is at the hub of Boston's live music scene. Call Amie today at 617-247-8689 to schedule a tour of our available spaces and to find out how we can accommodate your needs.


BRISTOL STUDIOS OFFERS GRAPHIC DESIGN!
Let your CD make a big impression even before it's even heard! Not only does accomplished Graphics Designer Merlyn Caswell-Mackey design poster art and web pages, but he has also designed CD graphics for pop sensation Jada, The Silver Lining Gospel Choir, international cabaret stars The Follen Angels, and many more. See his work for yourself! Visit www.bristolstudios.com or www.jadamusic.com today to see Merlyn's work first hand. For more information about our graphic services call Craig today at 617-247-8689.

BRISTOL KARAOKE PACKAGE! We are presenting a new Karaoke package which presents a great way to get into the studio at a reduced cost. This package offers 3 hours of studio time working with an experienced engineering assistant, and 10 CDs with on-cd printing. Do not miss your chance at this great opportunity and call Craig today (617-247-8689).

 
 
 
 

UPCOMING CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

The New Life Band featuring vocalist Melissa Acosta will be performing this Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 to 12:30 at Polcari's in Saugus.

Jada is performing the National Anthem for the Boston Celtics at the Fleet Center on Sunday, April 25 at 1PM. Look for them on ESPN TV! Jada wil also be performing the Anthem at Nickerson Field for the Boston Cannons (men's lacrosse team) at 7PM on Saturday May 22. www.jadamusic.com

This week the Joe Mack Band (AWESOME blues guitarist with Bristol's own Chris Billias on keys) is appearing This Friday April 23rd Red's Bar & Grille, Lynn, MA 9:30-1:30 (781) 598-4484. Also Sat April 24th, Blackhorse Tavern Fanuel Hall, Boston (Duo w/ Chris) from 9-12:00 (617) 227-2038. www.jomackband.com

Go Girls Elite Showcase! Show your support for Jenn Elliott, Allison Cipris, Emiko, Rachael Sage, and Rainy Day Crush. This showcase will be held on Thursday April 29, 2004 at Arlene Grocery, 95 Stanton Street, NYC (between Ludlow and Orchard St). There will be giveaways from the GAP, Victoria's Secret, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, etc....and a raffle for the GoGirls Elite surprise package, just to name a few things to come down for if not for the AWESOME MUSIC!!!!!!

Captain Morgan and the Rum Runners - The wildest cover band in the Merrimack Valley, Thursdays 9pm-1am Upstairs at the Old Court 29 Central St., Lowell, MA for more information about these crazy guys go to www.vmg2020.bizland.com/rumrunners/

The Maggie Rose Quartet Mondays, 9-12:30 pm The Encore Lounge in the Tremont Hotel 175 Tremont St., Boston, MA

This Thursday and every Thursday! The Camelia Latin Jazz Trio will be performing at El Sarape, an establishment known for it's fine Mexican cuisine. El Sarape is located at 5 Commercial Street in Braintree, MA. The Camelia Latin Jazz Trio will be performing from 7:30 to 10:00pm, and admission is free. Also appearing at Lucy's restaurant (American [wholesome] cuisine) 242 Harvard St., Brookline, MA, 02446 (617-232-5829) this Wednesday April 21, from 8:30 to 10:30. Admission is free, and you can find out more online at www.lucysbrookline.com

Jean Mann heads to Boston as part of her East Coast tour. Jean will be playing the following dates. Monday, May 3 at 239 Holland St in Sommerville, MA as PJ Ryan's Open Mic featured artist, and the show starts at 9pm. Tuesday, May 4 at Club Passim in Boston, MA, show starts at 7pm and on Wednesday, May 5 at the Sit 'n Bull Pub 163 Main Street in Maynard, MA as the night's featured artist, show starts at 7:30

Services

The Services Bristol Recording & Voice Studios offer are:

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