Sunday, October 18, 2020

Accordion Music at the Cheeseman Park Pavilion

Over the last few years I've been working on a new Musical with playwright Mark Sbani about the Peoples Republic of Eigg, as it's been jokingly referred to in the Scottish media. So back in July, I decided to learn how to play the accordion and figure out how to fit it into the ensemble. I had never written for a Ceilidh band, but I love the music, the people and the atmosphere of this little place.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Vocal guide track for the 'Bar Scene Segues"

Here's a guide track for a short segment of the first bar scene in WYSIWYG. There are a series of segues to get from the drinking game to the imaginary worlds found in the characters minds. Here's the Libretto Extract for the Bar Scene Segues to follow along. 


I'm not much of a singer so if you want to get your version of this segment on the WYSIWYG website? WTH...get a couple friends, download our public domain Sheet Music for the Bar Scene Segues and use our SoundCloud account to access the rehearsal track.  Once you have added your vocal parts, send us what you got. We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Hugs for all those alsup.org website peeps

It's really nice to find out your website is getting visitors from all sorts of cool places around the world. I wish I could have given each of you a hug when you arrived. The site has had roughly 10,000 visits, 5,000 users, 30,000 page views and the average time on the site is almost 5 minutes now. WTH...here's your belated hug! 🤗

Alsup Website Peeps




Friday, August 14, 2020

"I'm in it for good" with Blake Nawa'a

Here's a master track of "I'm in it for good" sung by Blake Nawa'a, August 2020. The vocal recording, mixing and mastering were actually done remotely. It's rewarding to finish a song, it takes a lot of time and there are a lot of moving parts; fortunately, there's a nice sense of accomplishment when it's all done. Great job everyone...Enjoy!


Preparing for an audition? WTH...download our public domain Sheet Music for "I'm in it for good" and sing along then use SOUNDCLOUD rehearsal tracks to practice your part. Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Vocal guide track for "I'M IN IT FOR GOOD"

Here's a mix of "I'm in it for good" where I sang the guide track. There's a subtle hamonica part and I ask Dave to play a Flugelhorn solo after the second chorus. Why not create your own guide track? You can review all the new rehearsal tracks at the WYSIWYG website by selecting the submenu "Performance Materials" under "The Work" menu.



Preparing for an audition? WTH...download our public domain Sheet Music for "I'm in it for good" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Vocal guide track for "FOR THE BEST"

Here's a mix of "For the best" where I sang the guide track. There's all sorts of brass and woodwind parts. Also, there's a guitar solo over the dance section that fades into the final chorus. The song certainly fits the times we are living in now. You can review all the new rehearsal tracks at the WYSIWYG website by selecting the submenu "Performance Materials" under "The Work" menu.



Preparing for an audition? WTH...download our public domain Sheet Music for "For the Best" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Denver Voyage Interview (May 2020)

I was recently selected as one of Denver's most inspiring stories by Voyage Denver. To read the interview and see all the pictures select the link below. I guess I find it hard to articulate my past, but WTH...it's nice to get recognized for who I am today.

Denver Voyage May 2020