News just in!! The Crush will be on Flash 1512 this coming Sunday (10th Feb 2013) at 7:10pm for a two hour special. Make sure you head on over to www.flash1512.co.uk and listen in for a fantastic two hours of chat and music with the band. If you don’t get the chance to tune in this Sunday, the show with be repeated on Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 9pm Rock on!!
As you almost certainly already know, we normally rehearse on a Wednesday night at River Studios but just for a change we rehearsed on a Monday this week. Rich’s daughter came along and took some photos for us. Enjoy!
We thought it would make a nice change to post something about where we rehearse. The Crush have been coming to River Studios for a few months now but it feels like years. It’s a great place for bands to record and rehearse and if you haven’t looked at www.riverstudios.co.uk yet then you’re missing out! Posted from WordPress for Android
We bloomin’ well love Wednesdays!!! Why? Rehearsal nights at River Studios that’s why. You’re more than welcome to pop along and have a listen if you have some spare time on your hands. And don’t forget we’re playing at The Crown, Littlehampton this coming Friday. The fun starts around 8:30pm so make sure you’re there in plenty of time. We’re working on a new song tonight that we’re hoping to play at The Crown. I’m…[more]
You won’t get many bands admitting to the fact that they have lessons of one sort or another. Personally, I’ve never hidden the fact that I had singing lessons from Dielle at Igloo for several months before taking over singing duties with the band. As you already know, we rehearse at River Studios in Totton. Lucy very kindly put us in touch with Robin Gair from SSPS who came along for an hour or so…[more]
So many people are asking when they can download our latest toon. Well, we’re planning to go into the studio within the next few weeks, so as soon as it’s done, we’ll announce it and include a link. Thanks to our loyal followers, old and new. Keep checking the site.
Saturday 29th Jan 2011 Pete came over to my place this afternoon to lend an extra pair of ears to the mixing of all the tracks we’d recorded at The Dugout. I had the house to myself so it made sense to make the most of the peace and quiet. I set up the Boss BR-600 in the living room with the monitor speakers (wish I’d taken a photo now) and the process began. It’s…[more]
On Wednesday 26th January 2011, we went back in to our rehearsal studios (The Dugout, Gosport) to finish recording the tracks for ‘Head of Dreams’. Now all the various parts have been recorded the fun can really start. The mixing process will take place over the coming week with an anticipated release date of Monday 7th February 2011 so mark that date in your diaries. Jamie recorded the drum parts the week before so he…[more]
On Wednesday 19th January 2011 we went back in to the studio with the sole intention of getting our new song ‘Head of Dreams’ recorded. Experience has shown that it’s always worth taking your time over these sort of things. If you rush, you make mistakes. The plan is to record over two nights. Night one involved getting the drum track laid. This gives us a solid foundation to build the rest of the song…[more]
I remember back to around 15 years ago when I first went in to a recording studio. It was both exciting and scary at the same time. The experience was a new one to me, as it was for the rest of the band I was in at the time. It was scary because of the expense. The pressure was on because we could only afford a limited amount of time. Mistakes cost money. I recall…[more]
Ok. So what do we use and how do we use it? Let me firstly describe our acutal recording process. In it’s simpliest form we do it like this: 1. The band plays the whole song together and that is recorded on to a stereo track using a Boss BR-600 2. Jamie then lays down the drum track on to a new stereo track on the Br-600 whilst listening to the original recording through headphones. As…[more]