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Studio Monthly

March was a fun month for us. We saw the return of some old friends, the building and burning of a music video set, and had the pleasure of having our live room filled with an eclectic assortment of talented musicians. Here's this month's highlights from our team.

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Spencer Cheyne

What did you work on in the studio this month: It’s been a busy month… A handful of projects this month included: Mike Scullion, Cities Under Fire, Celia Rose, Mark Troyer, Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, Bebo Grove, Lindsay Butler, The Young Canadians, a Film Score for Leroux Music, Natasha Platt, Outlets Band, The Von Griners, James Graham, Jocelyn Alice, and Locomotive Ghost.

What did you see around town this month: I played a show with Lindsay Ell who just came off a European tour opening up for Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.

Best concert you've ever seen: The Bros. Landreth in Vancouver.

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Josh Gwilliam

What did you work on in the studio this month: I did a Weekend with Hunger Hush, a new song With Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, recorded 25 songs with Chixdiggit for a album being released next year, and then a bunch of mixing with Death Valley Rebels.

What did you see around town this month: Went out to Village Brewery to watch Mitch Belot's CD release party. We recorded his album in the late fall of 2014. Absolutely amazing album and a crazy great performer.

Best concert you've ever seen: It'd have to say Iron Maiden. I've always been a big fan of that band, and they never disappoint.

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James Bundy

What did you work on in the studio this month: I worked on some things for the Young Canadians with a really great set of musicians, as well as with the wonderful Natasha Platt.

What did you see around town this month: I did tech for a few nights of an amazing dance show put on by O2 Dance this month, called "Between The Branches". They converted a dance studio into a park, with a bridge as the centrepiece and park benches and seating all around for the audience to sit on. The trick was that the dance was happening all around - and the audience was on the "stage" with the dancers. So, one moment there might be a number across the room, the next there will be a dancer doing a solo piece right next to you, and the next a dancer will be moving you out of the way so you don't get kicked in the face! Really cool concept for a contemporary interactive dance show. It was a nice change of pace from the usual concert, too!

I also got to attend The Vinyl Cafe at the Jack Singer, where Reuben and the Dark were the house band for the show - finally got to see Stuart McLean live, and the band sounded amazing.

(After James answered the question, he had a show at the Nickle Theatre with Locomotive Ghost. It was a lot of fun!)

Best concert you've ever seen: That's pretty tough, considering I "see" about 4 or 5 concerts a week! I think one of the most mind-blowing moments for me was when I did sound for The Bros. Landreth (of Winnipeg) on their first show of their first Canadian tour as that band, and I had chills. I saw them when they came back through 2 weeks later after listening to the album, and I'd say I've listened to it about 5 million times since. If you haven't checked them out already, you really, really have to.

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Brennan Kennedy

What did you work on in the studio this month: This month I worked with Josh and producer Russ Broom on the Chixdigget project. 

What did you see around town this month: I spent some time in Red Deer helping out a high school rock band, and helped out in Calgary with live sound instruction. 

Best concert you've ever seen: The band Wave. My mom played with the drummer so I got to go back stage and meet the band and play his drums (it was my second concert ever - I thought it was awesome!)