I have just updated both my SellaBand biography and my funding plan, to bring them in line with the latest developments. (https://www.sellaband.com/en/projects/clivebarratt)
I just came from the studio again yesterday, after finished 54 musical tracks of the album version of "I'M WITHOUT YOU". Yes...54 tracks already and we're not quite done yet! Drums and vocals are next, adding at least another 16 tracks to this song (70 in total. When I walked into the studio yesterday, producer Rob Begg played back what we had so far and it gave me goose bumps (in a good way). This is one song that will have a "big, fat, full" sound.
I will hold off on posting a specific album release date until all recording is finished. Studio work is perhaps the greatest variable in this entire process, which makes fixing a date difficult until all recording is completed.
Between your generous funding contributions and the portion of my own money which I have set aside for this project, I am within my budget plan and I am pleased with the progress and quality of what is coming out of the studio.
Thanks again for your patience...it will be worth it.
I have a new release "THESE RULES". Hear the engaging lyrics and if you like it, please give me your vote in CBC Radio3's SEARCHLIGHT CONTEST. Follow this link to hear "These Rules" and to vote: http://r3.ca/0YR6
Have been in and out of Marpole Productions' Langley, BC studio several times over the past three weeks, with three separate songs in various stages of development. One song I am particularly happy about is a newly written song called "Don't be a Stranger". On this song, I can tell you that I have not only written the melody and the lyrics as is the case with each song on my debut album, but arranged the riffs for lead guitars, bass guitars and various other parts of the song. Obviously, other musicians play most of those parts for the studio recording, but it does feel good to be able to take a home-made demo into the studio, play it for the producer and realize that major changes are not going to be needed, other than re-recording everything again to achieve CD and broadcast quality...that's where the magic touches of producer Robb Begg will come in.
This song writing and recording is fun (...most of the time)
Well, my acting career has just started... if only for a for a couple of hours. Just kidding, of course, but I did get a taste of being in front of a television camera, being asked to repeat various actions over again, from several different viewing angles, for the benefit of the rather large and expensive looking camera. Much of the Coffee and Jam concert was videod, along with the dancing and activity out on the dance floor. Following the entertainment, I was interviewed for about 15 minutes. The entire shoot lasted about 2 1/2 hours, although after editing, the actual segment will likely be about 4-5 minutes. I hope they only use the good footage. This television segment will be aired on Shaw TV in the near future. I am not sure of the date yet. Shaw TV's chose to run a television segment on the development, growth and success of the Coffee and Jam concert program, the workers and volunteers ivolved, and the positive effect it has on the community. Coffee and Jam concerts started about 2 1/2 years ago.
On May 5th, the last track was recorded for my new song "TONIGHT YOU'RE GOING OUT". Mixing of tracks (over 70 of them), begins on Monday, May 9th, at Marpole Records in Langley, B.C. This song is being professionally engineered and produced by multi-talented and seemingly tireless producer/musician Rob Begg of Marpole Records. In addition to Rob's expertise and guidance, the invaluable and greatly appreciated contributions of drummer/vocalist Roger Belanager of Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) will compliment this song with you guessed it; drums and some excellent backing vocals.
Pending the final polishing, the song should be available in mid to late May.