|The Shine and Michael White at Phase One|
|One of my favorite albums|
Back at our first live showcase, it was recommended by our coach that we should choose ACDC's "Whole Lotta Rosie" as the song we should record. So who were we to argue? We arrived nice and early and marveled at the gold and platinum albums lining the walls. Soon we found our way into the main recording room and we unpacked our gear and were introduced to our engineers, Dajaun Martineau and Matt Snell who got us set up and ready to roll.
|Michael White & Dajaun Matineau|
|Decibel Geek writer Wally laying down some bass|
Michael took his position, told Laurie just to talk the lyrics so she wouldn't blow out her voice and we started in on the song. Now I have never even been inside a recording studio so this was all new to me. I put on my headphones and Michael had us count in the song. We played along and quite honestly I thought we were just warming up, Michael would stop us at various parts and then the engineers would playback where we left off and we continued on until we made it through the song. I laughed as I could see Laurie trying to hold back but being the rocker that she is she started to "give-er" about halfway through.
|The Guitar Duo of Scott and John|
|Laurie on VOX!|
We then adjourned to the studio lounge to eat and await the final mix. This was my chance and I couldn't resist asking Michael about Nikki Sixx and Motley Crue. For the next half hour I enjoyed some great rock n roll stories about Gazzarri's, the Starwood, and the time Nikki Sixx dyed Michael's hair orange! This was one lunch I wont soon forget.
|Scott, Laurie and Jim listening to playback|
Special thanks to Michael White, Dajaun Martineau and Matt Snell for all the hard work at Phase One.