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Studio Monthly

JULY was a crazy month of us. Something we love about our team is that they all have projects they do outside the studio, and this month that meant we were sharing half our team with the Stampede! Spencer was drumming in the Grandstand show, and Brennan is a percussion instructor for the Stampede Showband, so they both spent most of their time on the grounds.  Josh spent a lot of the month working on a long project with a local artist and a producer from Toronto, as well as heading out to Nashville at the end of the month for some studio tours and a showcase. James had quite a few outside gigs (festival season!) and celebrated his birthday by the pool with a little local music. The whole team (minus Brennan) went out to the Marriott hotel for the Village Brewery/Evanshunt Rooftop Stampede Party featuring our friend Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and several other great acts. In the hall, we had a sweet little acoustic show featuring David Vertesi and Twin Bandit, both out of Vancouver. So far, we've been having an incredibly fun summer.

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Spencer Cheyne

What's the best thing you ate at Stampede? Well, since I was playing in the Grandstand show every night and had to spend a lot of time on the grounds, the band and I decided we would ‘test’ each mini donut stand from the grounds to find out which was the best one. And we found them! They were from the purple mini donut food truck. That and the mojito popsicles were pretty fantastic!

What is your favourite part of what you do? It may sound cheesy, but my favourite part of this whole process is when I see other people 'enjoying or experiencing' the music I’ve gotten to be a part of, and having it affect their lives for the better. To me, all the hours of hard work, meticulous attention to detail, and sometimes utter frustration mean nothing if at the end of the day no one on the planet is going to enjoy listening to the music you are creating. The best feeling in the world is to watch when a song I’ve gotten to record/produce/mix have big emotional impact on someone. I’ve had people cry when listening back to a mix, and to me that is seriously heavy…the thought that something I helped create could touch someone in such a way that it brings them to tears. Or see their face grin from ear to ear with excitement because their dream has finally come true and they are listening to it in front of them. It’s a pretty surreal feeling for sure…

What would your death row last meal be? Mexican black bean burrito with lots of hot sauce and guacamole.

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Josh Gwilliam

What's the best thing you ate at Stampede? Everything deep-fried.

What is your favourite part of what you do? Listening to the songs take shape.

What would your death row last meal be? Sushi, with a large group of friends and family.


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James Bundy

What's the best thing you ate at Stampede? The only thing I ate at Stampede were these weird chip things in Spencer's trailer backstage at the Grandstand show. They were dece.

What is your favourite part of what you do? In the recording world, I love when bands discover their direction of a song and it totally 'clicks' with them. It's fun seeing their song come to life. In the live world, I love nailing a monitor mix. It's far easier to satisfy 10,000 pople in the audience at a festival than 6 professional musicians relying on you to be able to perform properly. When the band tells you it sounded great, it's the best feeling. Which also means when they didn't like it, you feel pretty crappy about yourself.

What would your death row last meal be? Poutine.


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Brennan Kennedy

What's the best thing you ate at Stampede? Anything from the peanut butter cupboard.

What is your favourite part of what you do? Listening to an album grow and take shape.

What would your death row last meal be? If I ever was on death row my last meal would have to be a good chicken carbonara Alfredo!