Last year was our debut. We watched, and most importantly we listened. This year we are thrilled to have Mentors that are more your peers than your parents, (not that parents are a bad thing, it’s all about relevance) and to that end we are thrilled to have Grady, Rick, Mike and Brandon from “Perry Acker” work side by side with you. We also scored big with Ben, Talon and Jared, the heart and soul of “Ben Union”, to work with you as well. I can’t be more excited! All of these guys work their butts off, know what it’s like to start out small and grow. All of them know what it takes to make a band a great band. They know creativity all too well, and will be the perfect guys to take what you create, make it all it can be, and put on a show no one should miss.
We also listened hard and heard how much you liked working in the studio. To that end we have made arrangements with the grand daddy of all studios in Seattle to be the grand prize for this years, highest achieving band. Barring any unforeseen huge time blocks (those things happen from time to time in our business) the band picked by our panel of judges, will spend a couple of days at Robert Lang Studio’s in Seattle Check this place out online and you’ll find a list of artists that have worked there amazing…from Dave Matthews to Nirvana, this place is simply incredible…there is none better in the Western half of the country as the Gold and Platinum albums on the wall will attest. Don’t believe that? Check out Robert’s newest project on the website, Studio Litibu in Mexico. This guy knows how to build and run a studio like no one else.
We’re working the phones and calling in favors to bring a great series of Seminars to add to your learning. Can’t announce anything yet, as we are still dealing with schedules and the summer concerts, but it promises to be something you won’t want to miss. Even better, we will be holding regular teaching sessions with Perry Acker and Ben Union to help Guitarists, Drummers, Bassists, Keyboard players and singers learn as many tricks of the trade as you can absorb. You will be better when you are finished…guaranteed.
And it just keeps getting’ better! Sean Hensley and Gabe Mira from Setlist Management (will be hanging out, and helping with the judging). If you ever wanted to know what it takes to take a band from 0 to 60 in 1 second, these guys know what their doing as well as anyone in Hollywood. Maybe we could talk them into helping out with some management of any bands that want to keep “Living Their Dream”.
And finally, ready to be interviewed as the top band in Live It OutLoud® on NWCZ Radio. Keep checking back for more as the start date approaches, Joe’s not done yet!