An impromptu call during the Summer of 2016 lead to a first conversation between Kenny & I. This musician had just moved back into the area and had great song ideas, however no working band to pull the music together. “Is that something you can do?” he asked, “can you take my vocals, song ideas and work with a band to make this all happen?” This question is a common one and the response is always a “yes”. It is my forte. Full Tilt is a professional studio that takes a client’s initial song ideas, creatively works with their vocals and creates an album that captures their vision. A few months after our initial conversion we were in pre-production and finishing the first three songs.
The process was a big learning experience for Kenny, but he trusted my talent and my ability to breathe life into his songs. I reached out to several of my talented studio musicians and the outcome was exceptional.
The musicians on this project are some of the best. Ron Simasek is on drums (The Badlees), Mark Burke on Guitar, Chris Novak and Julian Pollack sharing keyboards and additional programing, I covered the bass while the sensational Keya Wilson added her soulful background vocals. We also had a guest vocal appearance from Phil Freeman (Small Town Titans).
The first three songs set the overall vibe and tone for the vision. After that we jumped into the next seven songs. The outcome is exactly what we had been looking to create and I could not be happier with the results. The vision was captured and the album has exceeded many of our expectations. Look for the release of this album by the end of Summer.