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ARE YOU ASPIRING TO BE A SUCCESSFUL
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER BUT UNSURE WHERE TO START? DID YOU
KNOW THAT BRISTOL STUDIOS OFFERS ARTIST DEVELOPMENT SERVICES?
The staff at Bristol Recording & Voice Studios has been
helping individual artists achieve their goals for over
25 years. We specialize in creating a customized step by
step program to help you overcome any barriers to your success
and achieve the skills necessary to compete in the music
industry for real.
Included in this program is a production meeting with producer/vocal
coach Ric Poulin to outline all the steps necessary for
you to reach your goals. Other services in this program
include: vocal consultation and training, songwriting evaluation
and training, performance development, major label quality
recording & production, and cd packaging and promotion
services including CD duplication, professional photography,
graphic design, web site development and internet marketing
and promotion. To find out more about how to get started
or debug your progress, call Jason
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a free tour of the studios by calling Jason or Amie today
at 617-247-8689. If you have never experienced our unique
vocal program and want to meet with one of our vocal coaches,
today at 617-247-8689 to schedule your free vocal consultation.
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 our
listings and let the good times roll! You'll see such
listing such as...
MUSICIANS NEEDED: SOLO AND GROUPS! Cirque Du Singe
Brisé (Circus of the Shattered Monkey) is looking
for all sorts of performers having a sound that ventures
past the mainstream & great songwriting. They are a
touring event that, at this time, has shows in various Northeastern
cities. All performers that impress them in their hometowns
have the opportunity to join them on the road. email firstname.lastname@example.org
or check out www.theshatteredmonkey.com.
LEAD VOCALIST NEEDED FOR A NEW ORIGINAL
FUNK/POP PROJECT IN BOSTON. Accomplished trio of musicians
are on the forefront of starting a new original funk/pop
group to write original material, record, perform live,
and possibly shop to labels. We are at the beginning of
this journey, and we are looking for the central voice of
this project, a driven leader with proven experience in
live performance, recording, and preferably songwriting.
Two of the three of us have extensive experience writing
and arranging, but we believe that a vocalist has more buy
in to a project that he or she was a part of creating. For
more information contact email@example.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
ATTENTION VOCALISTS!! Established, working band seeks
male and female vocalists. Performances involve a variety
of styles, R&B, Jazz, and Pop. Performances are generally
corporate events, parties, weddings, and clubs. For more
information, please call Cory at 617-421-9336.
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:
ATTENTION ROCK BANDS AND COVER BANDS!
Entertainment Associates is currently in the process of
booking rock/original and cover bands for upcoming club
performances in Weymouth, MA. For more information, or if
your band is interested in showcasing, please contact Lew
VOCALIST NEEDED: Change of Season,
a New England based Dream Theater Tribute band. We need
a powerhouse rock vocalist who is familiar with Dream Theater
or has that powerful, range, energy, and melodic nature
of Dream Theater.Please fell free to email or call me at
781-727-7990. We are all 24-33 yr old, pro musicians with
years of experience. The music is incredibly challenging
and we need the very best you got. This is NOT POP, it is
heavy Progressive ROCK. firstname.lastname@example.org.
In fact, it was Jillian's
past work with Jada that led her to Bristol Voice Studios.
She was looking to expand her vocal talent but was unsure where
to study. "A girl Jillian's age doesn't want to study opera
or classical. That's not what she likes to sing. We needed lessons
for pop singing. Bristol was a perfect fit." says her Mom,
Mary. Presently, Jillian just returned from LA, where she finished
recording her first full-length CD for Whizkidz Records,
expected to be released sometime this summer. She has recorded
two shorter CDs prior to this. Her CD, "Test of Time",
was seen as a "sound" investment by PopStar Magazine
and Sound Check Magazine said, "She's got one heck
of a voice..." Not only can this rising star sing,
she's also an accomplished songwriter. One of the songs Jillian
wrote last year, "Guy Getter", has made it
to the finals of the International Song Writing Competition.
11,000 songs from 700 countries were entered. Jillian's song
is one of the final 10 left in the teen category. It seems
that only great things are in store for this Derry, NH teen.
She can sing and act, she plays both the piano and guitar, and
she has hip-hop dance training. Could she become the next big
pop star? Only time will tell, but it seems certain that Jillian
Wheeler plans on permanently engraving her mark in the entertainment
industry. For more info on Jillian check out her website: www.jillianwheeler.com.
Bristol Voice Student Jillian
Wheeler is no stranger to the spotlight. At
age13, she has already acted alongside some of Hollywood's
best, toured with some of today's hottest pop acts and
just recently, signed a record deal with Whizkidz Records.
One of her songs, "Girl-Girlfriend,"
received national airplay on Radio Disney and she was
named one of today's hottest rising stars by PopStar Magazine.
It's no surprise why. Jillian has wrapped up filming
her role as Anna Keyes in the upcoming movie 'The Legend
of Lucy Keyes" which is currently in post-production.
Her prior film work includes "Mystic River",
directed by Clint Eastwood, where she played Sean Penn's
daughter. Her stage work includes lead performances with
Holly Hunter and Lynn Redgrave. She has appeared in various
TV shows including ABC's "All My Children,"
done over 20 commercials (some with world-wide distribution)
and been featured in various voice-overs for TV and Radio.
Aside from her acting work, Jillian has an equally
extensive musical resume. Her Fall 2004 tour included
performances with Hilary Duff, Aaron Carter, Bowling for
Soup and Sky Sweetnam. Her previous shows include performances
with JoJo, Lil' Romeo, Gavin DeGraw, Jada and many others.
Liberian born preacher,
singer/songwriter, and Bristol recording artist George
Walters-Sleyon received a Tiffany Gospel Award
nomination for his single, "God's Been Good To
Me." The Tiffany Gospel Awards is an annual
peoples choice award ceremony and reception, which
recognizes, acknowledges and salutes talent in our communities.
The Tiffanys are done in similar fashion of the award
shows seen on television with the glamour and glitz (such
as the AMA's, Grammy's and The Oscars). Nominees and winners
are announced, and there are performances by some of the
year's favorite vocalists, rappers, dancers and bands."God's
Been Good To Me," off George's second album "Hold
On, You Will Survive," was nominated for Gospel
Single of the Year.
entire album was recorded here at Bristol Studios with
senior producer Chris Billias. It seeks to capture
the anguish and agony of the Liberian Civil War and raise
awareness of the plight of children in times of war. Liberia
has been in a civil unrest that has claimed over 300,000
lives in the past 15 years. George donates all funds
received to aid Liberian schools and orphanage ravaged
by the country's turmoil. "Hold On, You Will Survive"
is described as "a CD of international appeal with
songs and musical arrangements covering several genres
of music including Rhythm and Blues, Classical, African,
Spirituals, and Traditional Hymns." "George
has a soulful voice that captures the deep feelings of
despair and the optimism of the gospel is evident in his
music and song writing. His music intends to influence
dialogue for peace."For more on all George is doing,
check out his website: www.georgewalterssleyon.com
Hasty Pudding Theatricals have presented their
unique brand of student-written theater every year since
1891, the only exceptions being for World Wars I and II. The
modern Pudding show has evolved into a spectacle beyond
anything ever envisioned by the founders of the original
secret society. Undergraduates are now provided guidance
by theatrical veterans in all aspects of the production,
while sets and costumes rival those of many professional
shows.Still, the show remains in its essence a no-holds-barred
burlesque, with men playing both the male and female roles.
Women are involved in all other aspects of the show, from
technical staff, to the band to authoring and producing
the show. With the introduction of the Woman of the Year
celebration in 1951, and the Man of the Year in 1967,
the Pudding has gained a truly international audience.
This year's recipients were Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tim
Robbins. Regardless of all their success, the Pudding
remains at its heart an organization driven by the enthusiasm
and exuberance of its undergraduates. This year, Hasty
Pudding Theatricals proudly presents its 157th production,
HPT 157: Terms of Frontierment. And, once again,
Hasty Pudding will be back at Bristol Studios recording
the music for this year's production. This will be the
fourth year Hasty Pudding records at Bristol with senior
producer Chris Billias.
Redbeard recently recorded his original rock song
"Hold Me Like A Note" with senior engineer
Chris Billias. Spider, who's real name is David
Reffett, has been playing guitar for seven years
and received a partial scholarship to attend the Berklee College
of Music. Hailing from Kentucky, his influences include John
Lennon, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss and Megadeath.
"Hold Me Like A Note" was recorded as both a
demo single and a scholarship project. Spider intends to submit
it with his application for the Aerosmith Rock Award given
out by Berklee's Music Business Department. When asked about
his experience at Bristol, he had this to say, "It was
very cool. Chris is totally professional. We got a great sound."
Spider hopes to get his music as far out there as possible.
He describes his sound as a mix of rock, pop, jazz and metal.
His quest is to bring back "spectacle rock and roll"
like the huge bands of old.
technological revolution has begun. Combining elements
of rock and electronica, Chezwick
produces a sonic buffet unmatched by any act to date.
Rising above a sea of talent, Chezwick is carving a place
amongst the musical pioneers of the present day. The mastermind
behind Chezwick, Patrick Balthrop,
started writing songs at the age of 10 and performing
live shows at the age of 17. Stepping into the role of
producer, he began to experiment with composition in electronica
and now creates every drum sound Chezwick uses on his
VH1's Song of theYear Contest in the Dance/Electronica
category in May of 2004, Patrick's production and songwriting
talents are creating a buzz around the industry. Chezwicks
3-song demo is receiving very positive reviews and feedback.
It has given Chezwick a semi-finalist position in the
"Independent Music World Series: Northeast"
and it was a runner up at the "Industry Jumpoff."
Patrick recorded the demo with the help of Bristol
producer/engineer Viktor Kray."Working with
Viktor is great. He's an incredible musician and his
ears are impeccable. He's fun to work with and his skill
set is essential," says Patrick. This 22 year old
will be graduating from Berklee College of Music majoring
in songwriting. He's really into rock and electronic
music and would like to make it as a performer. With
life experiences stemming from Chicago to Hong Kong,
the thriving metropolis of the modern age seems to be
present in every drum kick Patrick produces. For more
on Chezwick, take a gander at: www.chezwick.com.
One of Bristol's
up and coming singer/songwriters,
Tony Giuliano, is currently hard at work
developing music for his 5-song demo, which he plans
to record this coming spring. Tony, who is no stranger
to the songwriting process, has been experimenting with
chord progressions since the age of seventeen when he
picked up a chord book and started to teach himself
to play guitar. During his time studying Philosophy
at Boston College, Tony started recording with a 4 track
and developed his performance skills by practicing in
front of his dorm mates. In 1993, Tony joined a band
called Second Helpin and was the lead vocalist
as well as the bassist, which is not an easy task to
accomplish. Second Helpin played gigs all over
central Massachusetts, including shows at clubs, parties
and special events. Currently as a solo artist,
Tony last performed at Bristol's Showcase on February
4th, 2005. He performed three songs, "No Place
to Run," "Heading for the Coast,"
and "Blue Skies," which can be heard
on his website. Tony came to Bristol through meeting
Ric Poulin at a "Careers in Music Seminar"
and has been working to develop his "total package"
ever since. For the past two years he has been taking
vocal lessons with Senior Vocal Coach Brent Barlow,
as well as working with him to take his songs to the
next level. As a songwriter and vocalist himself, Brent
is currently working with Tony to polish and liven up
his latest track "All I Know." Under
the guidance of Ric Poulin, Tony has participated
in Songwriting Workshops to enhance his already "raw,
attractive sound," which is unlike most others.
Tony is also working to take recording into his own
hands by learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools with
Senior Engineer and Producer, Chris Billias. In
the spring, Tony plans to record a five-song demo to
be made available at his live shows as well as in preparation
for submission to Record Labels. Once the demo is complete,
Tony plans to add a drummer and bassist to his act to
round out the sound for live performance. He then hopes
to hit the Boston music scene head on and actively play
gigs in the Boston and Cambridge areas. For more information
on Tony Giuliano, check out his site at www.tonygiuliano.com.
Powers is a veteran acoustic
rock singer/songwriter/guitarist. He has been performing since
his junior high days back in Grimsby, England and has been writing
music since the early 1980s. Tom took a break from the music
industry to raise a family but is now back to record a new album
with Chris Billias. Check out his website at www.tompowersacousticrock.com.
Congratulations to the following engineering students on
Jono Edwards, Yoni Yehezkel, Alex Mekelburg, Rima Ashmanskas,
Whitecotton, Jose Heredia, & Jose Martine!
Jono Edwards, Brian Ramirez, Doug Fuller, Alfonso Contreiras,
Yoni Yehezkel, Jose Herieda!
Pro Tools Level II
Marylou Gorospe, Frank Longo, Brandon Maret, & Paul
Tools Level III
Wallace, Dwayne Mills, Todd Francis, & Tim Washburn!
Matt Wallace, Dwayne Mills, Curt Markey,
& Todd Francis!
News from the Bristol Voice
Department and Artist Development Program
Alexa Melo may be
a new student at Bristol Voice Studios, but is definitely
not new to the spotlight.
At the age of six, Alexa got her first chance to perform
at UMass Dartmouth, to a crowd of 7,000, an extremely
ambitious act for a six-year-old's debut. She sang "I
Got No String" from Pinocchio and realized
her love for performing. She then started to sing with
"Friends of Broadway" participating
in several performances at local nursing homes. "After
singing she would go up to the elderly and ask if they
liked the show, she would then later tell her Mother,
Kim Mello, "Look how I can make people smile."
At the age of eight, Alexa boldly told her mother that
she wanted to start to work on her solo career and luckily
Kim agreed. Alexa started to compete in both singing
and pagent competitions, putting most of her emphasis
on her vocal performances.Alexa is not one for pageants
but by "thinking of it as an acting role"
in which she plays a beauty queen, she has been able
to win each and every pageant and competition she has
To date, Alexa
has been named "Little Miss United States of America"
and won 68 first place titles in competitions ranging from
singing to pageants to acting. Alexa has already performed
all over the country and most recently spent a week out
in Los Angeles to prepare for an upcoming season of Star
Search. She has also been accepted into the New York Music
Festival as an R&B singer. Recent appearances include
guest starring on the "Child Singing Sensation"
episode of the Maury Povich
show and as a contestant
on the May 22nd diva episode of "America's Most
which can be seen on PAX. Alexa's
mother says she cannot reveal the outcome of "America's
Most Talented Kid
, but everyone should definitely
check it out! Alexa shows true dedication
to singing by using her talents to better the community
and helping to raise funds for various charities. In
conjunction with a November 14th performance, Alexa raised
$4,658 for charity selling ad space in her program by going
door to door and singing at local businesses. She recently
tried to clear out her bank account to make a donation to
a Tsunami Relief Fund
taking place at her school
after her mother already told her she could use her vocal
talents to help raise funds as well. She performed for one
hour and generated a huge crowd outside of her local Stop
and Shop in Dartmouth, MA. After performing for just one
hour Alexa had raised just about $200. On April 2nd, Alexa
performed at a black tie benefit to be held at the Boston
Park Plaza for the St. Jude Children's Hospital
celebrities and industry professionals were in attendance
including Miss America. As for the present Alexa wants to
focus on developing an R&B sound due to her musical
influences, which include Christina Aguilera, Jill Scott
and Aretha Franklin. She is more than thrilled to be studying
with Vocal Coach Leah Driscoll
at Bristol, where
she can really focus on creating and developing her own
sound as opposed to following a strict set of guidelines.
"I can tell when she gets in the car after a lesson
and is in such a great mood that we have really found the
right place for Alexa," says her mom. In the future
Alexa hopes to become a recording artist and is currently
working on the skills to achieve that dream. In addition
to singing and acting, Alexa is also developing her talents
as a guitarist and songwriter. Be sure to look out for more
to come from this up and coming diva! For more on Alexa,
check out her website: www.alexamelo.com.
extremely happy about the band's success," says John, "I
think it can be attributed to the fact that there aren't many
other eighties cover bands in the Boston area." Fast Times
success can also be attributed to the wide age range that the
band attracts to its shows. "Eighties music has become
a recent fad. So the younger audience is interested and the
older people grew up with it," says John. So what's the
future hold for Fast Times? "Fame, Fortune, and lots of
money," jokes John. The band is currently working
on creating partnerships with affiliates on both the local and
National level, while continuing to perform on a regular basis.
Go back in time at your next party: www.fasttimes.biz
In the January 7th issue
of the Boston Globe, Bristol Voice student, John
Polischuk, was featured with his band,
Fast Times, on the front page of the music
section. Fast Times is an 80s cover band that
performs songs from a wide range of '80s artists like
the Go-Go's and AC/DC. Fast Times has been performing
around the Boston area for the past two years and has
played over 70 gigs to date. The four part band, consisting
of John Polischuk on keys, Greg Elsden
on guitar, bassist Marc Fortier and singer
Sofia Traptotsis, currently have about one hundred
'80s songs down cold and ready to perform.
Amy Famiglietti is an eighteen-year-old pop singer,
songwriter, choreographer, and dancer. She has performed all
over the Boston area and her dance groove "Too Late"
has been featured on www.battlingbands.com. Currently she is
taking voice lessons at Bristol Studios with Ric Poulin,
as well as working on tracks for her upcoming demo with Senior
Producer Chris Billias. For more information you can
check out her new site at: www.amyfam.com.
Fifteen-year-old Bryana Mitchell
is a singer, actress and dancer, from East Walpole, MA and
performed in Bristol Studios Singers Showcase on April
22nd. Since attending the 2004 International Modeling and
Talent Association Competition in July, she has been working
with Ric Poulin to continue to develop her repotoire
by working towards recording 52 songs over a one-year period.
With the creation of her website, she hopes to continue to
get her name out there and start to generate a buzz to surround
her music. You can also check out her new website: www.bristolstudios.com/bryana.
Jada at The Grammies!
Boston's hottest rising
pop/r&b group Jada
has a history of hard work and performances. In December
alone they performed at the Boston Commons' tree lighting
ceremony, the Prudential Center, the Fleet Center during
halftime for the Celtics and with Aaron Carter and Fan_3
at Radio Disney's Noon Years Eve Concert at City Hall.
To start off 2005, they headed into the studio to lay
down some new material and since have continued their
half time entertainment at the Fleet Center, headlined
a benefit for Souhegan High School's music program,
attended the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in LA, met with
various record labels, producers and appeared and performed
live from The Viper Room in Los Angeles, on the national
radio show "House Party" with John Garabedian.
To note that this is
all within the first few months of 2005; it seems Jada
is determined to make this year their year. They recently
performed in the Cabaret at the Fox and Hound Club in
Quincy, MA and appeared on television shows on Pax,
Emerson College and Merrimack College. See their
website for upcoming shows and check out some of Jadas
newest songs at: www.jadamusic.com.
Boston born Marina
Pizzi holds a passion for singing that sparked
at an early age and is currently honing her skills by
working with reknowned producer and Vocal Coach Ric
Poulin. When she was only nine years old, she landed
the lead in a Boston Theatre production of "Annie".
In the years following, Marina worked to perfect every
craft needed to pursue her dreams. Throughout junior
high and high school, Marina was casted as the lead
in several theater productions such as Oklahoma, The
Crucible, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Cabaret,
and Alica in Wonderland. While still in high school,
she hosted public events at the Hynes Convention Center
and held a Sports News spot on the Watertown Channel.
Now, only nineteen, Marina has focused her talents
upon singing. She has spent countless hours writing
and recording her own music and, most recently, it was
featured on the WB series Summerland. Check out her
Melissa Jane is a singer/songwriter
who has performed throughout the Boston area, as well as in
New York and at Walt Disney World. She is currently taking
voice lessons and recording her demo at Bristol Studios with
Ric Poulin. In addition, she is working with Producers
DJ Mario and Kiss 108's DJ Kill Bill to develop dance remix
tracks to be played on the Kiss Club Mix as well as at various
clubs on Lansdowne Street in downtown Boston. She recently
headlined March 31st at An Tain in Boston. For more information
on Melissa Jane check out her new site: http://www.melissajane.com
Gary Martin is an internationally
renowned vocalist taking the Boston music scene by storm.
He has performed around the world including the great concert
halls of Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Jordan,
Egypt, South Africa, and in New York City. Gary is currently
taking voice lessons with Vocal Coach Leah Driscoll.
You can find out more about Gary and hear him on his new website
Sarah Eisenberg is a
R&B/hip-hop vocalist, dancer, pianist and songwriter leaving
her mark on the Boston music scene. Sarah is a versatile performer
with a powerful voice. She can entrance an audience with her
jazzy style or astound them with her R&B flavor. Currently,
she is taking voice lessons with vocal coach Brent Barlow
and just finished recording her first CD. Check out her new
site at: http://www.saraheisenberg.com
is a Pop/R&B powerhouse that has been singing since the
age of three. She has been wowing audiences all over Boston
and is a KISS 108 singing competition champion. This fourteen-year
old prodigy looks to be emerging into a lustrous career. She
is now currently working on her demo with renowned Vocal Coach
and Producer Ric Poulin, and producer Chris Billias.
Check out her recently updated site at:
Within the last couple of months Bristol Studios has had the
honor of presenting a number of talented performers at various
student showcases. Each performer sang two or three songs
displaying their ever growing on-stage maturity and vocal
talent. Songs varied from performance to performance, but
overall covered a wide range of musical styles.
Wed., Dec. 8th @ An Tua Nau featured
Melissa Eisenhauer, Andres, Shannon Joy, Niia Bertino,
Marina Pizzi, Brittany Ohlson, Carolynne Brown, Alysia Nastasia,
Libny Gabin, Ashley Realle, Diana Casado, Curtis Nelson, Leah
Premo, Presilah Nuñez & Carolyn Barnes.
Wed., Dec. 15th @ Bristol Recording Studios spotlighted
Amy Famiglietti, Melissa Jane, Niia Bertino & Marina
Pizzi. While Fri., Feb. 4th @ Bristol Recording Studios
highlighted Carolynne Barnes, Tony
Giulliano, Sandy Hendricks, Paula Kalaharis & Tom Powers.
Bristol Studios would like to say Congratulations!
to all performers. Everyone did a spectacular job and all
showcases held nothing but talent, good music, and great performances.
vocalist Aaron Winthers
is the most recent addition to Bristol Voice Studios
preeminent teaching staff. Aaron has extensive performing
experience including chamber chorus and concert choir at MIT
where he was a soloist with the MIT Gospel choir for three
years. He has also been active in church choir and is currently
the soloist and vocal leader for the band at Calvary Chapel
in the City. This
Willingboro, New Jersey native has been singing since his
boyhood and has studied with Pamela Wood of MIT, Jeff Ramsey
at Berklee College of Music, and has studied the Bristol
Method with Senior Vocal Coach Brent Barlow
and Program Director Ric Poulin at Bristol Voice Studios.
Aaron is a neo-soul R&B baritone and some of his main
influences are Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin and Donnie Hathaway.
His wide scope of musical talents also includes drums, composition,
arranging, keyboard, guitar and bass. Aaron has an incredibly
soulful, rich voice and is equally at home singing R&B,
Gospel, Rock, Jazz and Folk. From his position at Bristol
Studios, Aaron is excited about training artists to master
their craft in a number of areas such as voice, song writing,
production and arranging.
ROLLING STONES MAY PLAY FENWAY
BOSTON (AP) -- First Bruce Springsteen, then
Jimmy Buffett, and now a published report says The Rolling
Stones are the latest rock and roll act to set their sights
on Fenway Park. Mayor Tom Menino's office confirmed that a
hearing is scheduled for March 30 on a proposal by the Red
Sox to hold a third summer concert series at the historic
ballfield. But a spokesman for the mayor said he could not
confirm a report in the "Boston Courant" that Mick
Jagger and the boys are the ones in question.
The Boston Herald reported the tentative dates for the two
shows would be August 21 and 23. Bruce Springsteen was the
first to hold a pair of rock concerts at Fenway in 2003. Jimmy
Buffett and his "parrotheads" took over the ballpark
for two nights last September.
WARNER MUSIC FILES FOR PUBLIC OFFERING
Warner Music Group has officially filed a registration
statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in
connection with a proposed public offering of its stock. The
New York Post said earlier this week that Warner Music
Group would probably go public within the next
month or two and the sale of stock is expected to raise
anywhere from $750 million to $1 billion. As of now, the registration
has been filed but has not yet become effective. The reason
for the public sale is that the company's equity owners are
looking to tap a healthy IPO market in order to take
the music company public at a favorable valuation. The
move also would give Warner Music a public currency to make
acquisitions of music publishing catalogs or perhaps even
another record company. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan
Stanley will act as joint global coordinators and, together
with Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Deutsche
Bank Securities, will act as joint book-running managers for
the proposed offering. Banc of America Securities LLC and
Citigroup will act as joint lead managers.
CONQUER YOUR STAGE FRIGHT!!
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
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
If you are interested in signing up or learning more about
this phenomenal workshop then call Amie
at 617-247-8689 today!
"I loved this workshop
because not only did I learn a lot about performing, but I
got to meet many new, talented singers. I am much more comfortable
with talking to an audience now and my ability to convey emotion
in performing has improved tremendously. Thanks!" - B.L.
BEGIN YOUR CAREER AS A RECORDING ENGINEER!
Bristol Recording Studios offers: Small class
sizes! Hands-on training! The most current and innovative
audio and production techniques! Real life recording scenarios!
We are currently accepting registrations for all engineering
courses. These courses are led by experienced, talented industry
professionals and they are specifically designed to help you
succeed in today's recording industry. Call Jason
today at 617-247-8689 for more course information and don't
forget to ask about package discounts. As of now, we currently
offer the following courses:
Audio Engineering I
Audio Engineering II
Audio Production I
Audio Production II
NEW COURSE JUST ADDED! Reason 2.5
"I have learned things that
will help me build an impressive home studio when the time
comes. I've also learned what do do and more importantly what
not to do in a professional studio. Most importantly, I think,
these courses have taught me how to be technically minded
in a musically creative environment" - R.T.
Specific tutorials designed to fit your individual
educational needs are also available. Call for details. If
you would like more information on any of these courses or
if you'd like to register for our program, please contact
Jason at 617-247-8689.
TIP OF THE MONTH
Increase your odds of getting signed:
What Do A&R Look For In New Talent?
A&R reps look for artists who have potential hit songs,
a signature sound, a marketable image, long-term career potential
(i.e., youthfulness and adaptability) and a great live show.
A&R reps prefer business-minded bands that first help
themselves. Artists who press and sell their own recordings,
perform live, build a strong fan base, design their own websites,
establish a strong web presence and have a very clear vision
of their goals are far more attractive to record company representatives
than those who don't. Musicians who know everything from what
sort of image they want to how they want their album cover
artwork and videos to appear make an A&R reps job that
much easier. A&R reps also look for artists who have a
great work ethic. Will the members of the band continue to
work hard at creating their own opportunities once they get
signed or will they rely entirely on their label to do everything?
Will they have the endurance to tour relentlessly or will
they burn out quickly? Do they have wives, kids, substantial
bills, and other domestic responsibilities that may inhibit
the pursuit of their goals? Simply put, record labels look
for the path of least resistance to ensure that they'll make
a profit from their investments.
Where Do A&R Look For New Talent?
A&R representatives discover new bands through independent
record labels, listening to college radio stations, searching
the bins of mom-and-pop record stores, attending local club
performances, reading reviews in local and national trade
magazines, attending annual music conventions and conferences,
surfing the Internet for MP3 music files, and keeping a watchful
eye on Sound Scan reports (a service that reports album sales
figures by tracking registered bar codes). They also rely
on referrals made from established bands, record label scouts,
friends and relatives of industry executives, reputable producers,
managers, attorneys, and publishing companies.
-Bobby Borg for TAXI. an Independent A&R Company
SPECIALS AND REMINDERS
YOUR DEMO Let our experienced
producers and engineers create record quality music to get
your demo the industry attention youve been looking
for! Our demo package includes: 15 hours of studio time
and 20 CDs with on-CD text in jewel cases, all for $899!!!Bands:
get a great sound, pay cheap rates, work with chill engineers
and great gear! Songwriters: get radio quality production
and exciting arrangements from industry pros at affordable
prices. Bring your full musical vision to fruition. Singers:
Work with specially trained engineers, who can make you
sound your best! Creative environment and comfortable surroundings.
This deal is offered for a limited time only so call Jason
or Curt today at 617-247-8689.
GET A FREE
VOICE LESSON! 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: When you buy four lessons you get
the fifth one 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. This is the easiest and most economical
way to manage your voice lessons. Anyone 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.
EARN FREE STUDIO TIME
AND FREE VOICE LESSONS! With the Bristol Referral
Rewards Program, you can earn free studio time and free
voice lessons when you tell a friend about Bristol Recording
& Voice Studios! Basically, when you refer a friend
to Bristol Recording Studios and they purchase studio services,
you receive 5% of their total purchases on account which
can be put toward future studio projects or engineering
courses (duplication services excluded). When you refer
a friend to Bristol Voice Studios and they start and complete
their first four lessons, you receive a free lesson as a
thank you from us. Just make sure your friend tells us that
you sent them! If you have never seen our facilities for
yourself, you are invited to schedule a free tour of the
studios by calling Jason
today at 617-247-8689. If you have never experienced our
unique vocal program and want to meet with one of our vocal
coaches, call Amie
today at 617-247-8689 to schedule your free vocal consultation.
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.
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.
CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
Saturday, May 21, 6:30-9:30pm Malden High
School Music for Music To Aid Music benefit concert at:
Jenkins Auditorium at Malden High School, 77 Salem St. Malden,
MA. Tickets are $5 for Students and $7 for Adults. Scheduled
to perform are: Amy Famiglietti, Jada, Jillian Wheeler,
Playback, and Jessie Daniels.
Friday, May 27, 10:30pm Jada takes the stage at The Savvy
Fish Restaurant in Naugatuck, CT.
Wednesday, July 1, Jada and special guests Off The Curb
will perform LIVE at Camp Danbee in Hinsdale, MA. Camp Danbee
is a summer camp for girls 6-15.
Monday, July 4, 2-5pm Boston Harborfest at City Hall Plaza
in Boston. 1-4 Jada and friends will perform at this hugely
popular festival celebrating our Nation's Independence!
www.bostonharborfest.com stick around and catch the fireworks
over Boston Harbor later in the evening!
Friday, July 29, 1-3pm Marcus Lewis Daycamp in Littleton,
MA. Jada will give a voice workshop with their producer/vocal
coach Ric Poulin followed by a performance!
Thursday, August 11, 9pm Muzikfest in Bethlehem, PA (over
300 acts on 13 stages with major national recording artists!)
5/1/05- March of Dimes- Walk America 2005- Amy will be singing
her rendition of the National Anthem in Concord at 10:30
followed by a 20 minute performance in Manchester. Proceeds
from WalkAmerica support the March of Dimes mission of preventing
birth defects and infant mortality through research, education,
community services and advocacy.
May 22nd - "America's Most Talented Kid"
Services Bristol Recording & Voice Studios offer
Audio Engineering Courses
Digital Performer Courses
Video Recording, Production, Editing & Duplication
Voice Over Talent Casting
Session Talent Casting
Muisc Theory Lessons
Voice Over Lessons
Music Career Consultations and Workshop
Vocal Recording Workshop
Open Mic Nights & Student Showcases