discussions are now under way regarding a Mine's a Pint Christmas Song for release later in the year.
Please check back nearer the time for more info.
Sorry it's been such a long time since the last update but unfortunately I suffer from occasional health problems so sometimes things take a little longer than planned.Anyway to keep you up to date with what's been going on the Mine's a Pint Christmas Song had to be cancelled due to the aforementioned health problems but the good news is Dean James has released his latest tune "Stay Forever" as a download single at arkade.com so click to the link on the left and have a listen.He is currently promoting his material across mainland Europe.
Thanks for dropping by,hopefully there will be some exciting stuff to report on very soon.
Great news,the Dean James single "Stay Forever"is going to recieve airplay on a new radio station being launched in May 2007 in The Cotswolds area of the U.K. called JACOBSLADDER.ORG.UK. For more info and to find how to tune into this station please follow this link to www.northcotswoldonline.com
Also at some point in the next month or so we will be launching "Strangewear" a collection of t-shirts to compliment the acts on our roster.Check back soon for info/images.
Blimey it's been a long time since the last update so I do apologise but there is plenty to catch up on!
Basically since the last update I have moved house twice(!) and the studio has been on shutdown so I guess that counts as a reasonable excuse =).
Anyway to get you up to scratch with what happened after the last time, the good news is that although both "Stay Forever" & "Stay Forever" (Unplugged) didn't get anywhere in The 12th Annual U.S.A. Songwriting Contest (I didn't think it was particularly suited to the U.S. market style wise to be honest) we were very pleased to find that both versions made the semi-finals of The U.K. Songwriting Contest, which was great. As regards the t-shirts they were a victim of said moves plus the fact that after the artwork was finished we found that due to the designs being so complicated they weren't commercially viable as was, so they are on the back burner for the moment, plus with the England football teams failure to qualify for Euro 2008 it made releasing a "Mine's a Pint" t-shirt alongside a new version of "Come on England" a bit daft, maybe if they qualify for the next World Cup...........
As for more recent happenings, although we were always sure that "Stay Forever"was a mighty fine love song we have been surprised by the requests we get from people to use it as their wedding song so it's nice to know it touches the right parts! We have also decided to have one last go with it competition wise so it is currently being re-mixed before we enter it for "The John Lennon Songwriting Contest" towards the end of the year.
Finally there is a possibility that Dean James may get a chance to feature in an X-Factor type television programme that is due to start being filmed in the autumn, so at the moment we are awaiting discussions with the producers to see if we can get something going. The only other thing is there may soon be a personal Myspace page forDean James so he can have a good old whine and we may post some of his earlier demo's on it.
Thanks for your patience and speak to you soon people,
Thought it was about time for another update so here goes! Unfortunately I must admit business has been pretty crap lately, apart from the fact that we didn't get invited to The Clonmel International Songwriting Contest for a start it looks like there's nothing happening with that X-Factor type programme we mentioned a little while ago either. I must admit we shouldn't be that surprised about that as it's the sort of thing that happens in all parts of the entertainment industry quite often (like when Dean James was due to appear on a Channel 4 programme that never got off the ground) as these great ideas get thought up & researched but when it's time to stump the money up to get things started it all grinds to a halt, especially with the world economy being what it is at the moment! Finally (they do say bad luck comes in threes!) we have a major fault in the recording studio at the moment so only half of it is functioning, bugger!
On the up side the new year should be quite good as we will be putting together some material for the Film/T.V. market plus on a non musical not we are currently working with Tom Keylock to get some previousely unseen photos of The Rolling Stones from the sixties featured in a new museum about them which will soon be opening in Luchow in Germany so there is light at the end of the tunnel! If you would like any more info on this please visit their website at www.rockandartmuseumluechow.de
Thought it was about time for a quick update so here we are..... Apart from some studio upgrades & updating the links page with things such as The Vicars of Twiddly (Oxford/London & the South Easts premier surf rock band) we have spent most of the time doing such mundane things as ringtone editing with a view to getting them distributed by bigger companies such as Jamster etc. Also, due to the fact that The Violet Hour album "The First Sermon" is about to get a re-release (on either Cherry Red or Sony) in the near future we will have lead singer Doris Brendel laying down some ideas in the studio as she is hoping to go to a larger facility later on & then release an album of her own solo work later in the year. For any more info please go to either the fan site www.myspace.com/whereistheviolethour or Doris' homepage www.myspace.com/dbdriving.
Just to keep you posted with what's going on we are currently playing with some in
house mastering software as it looks as if both versions of "Stay Forever" byDean James
are going to get a release on i-Tunes as a download single courtesy of Academy Records
sometime in the autumn so things are beginning to look up :-) Once we have a release date
we will be sure to post it here. (I must admit it will be interesting to see how it fares on the
worlds largest online music distributor). In fact if there is anyone out there with a film
production company looking for a suitable piece of background music for a romantic scene
then let us know as we think that "Stay Forever" (unplugged) would be great for just such
a task (and of course it's a great way to get a song promoted!).
With all that out of the way we are then going to be concentrating on Pulse a bit more,
especially as we've just invested in some great soft synths(!) plus there's a nasty rumour