The Reel News

Soundwave Productions - Mike Ballard reports that he did an on-location session for the Bellarmine Choir and String Ensemble. The tape is destined for a trip to Vatican City. Layton Howerton, host of the Tuesday-night SongMarket at the Butchertown Pub, cut some demos...ditto Scott Furlong. From U of L, classical singer Pablo Talamante Diaz came in and recorded a selection of arias and Mexican folk songs. Finally, the Omega Band cut a booking demo.

Audio To Go - Joe Shaw called to say that his mobile business is good, with sessions for the Velcro Pygmies at Dutch's Tavern, Phil Turner, The Boyz at Mardi Gras, an RUOK six-tune demo, and Webster's Nightmare aka Grammer Evans with Jim and Andy Brothers. He also reports having made an audition tape for Louisville All-Star drummer Mike McDowell to go to Private Life, a group being produced by Van Halen. The tape may also be shopped to Alice Cooper.

Allen-Martin Prod. - Engineer Nick Stevens called to say that he is busy with album projects by Prince Phillip Mitchell, Margaret Cloud, the group Exquisite Fashion, and jazz vocalist Rick Bartlett. Former Motowner James Baker continues on his project and songwriter Joey Byers has been in working on a demo with vocal duo Robin English and Percy Metcalfe. Stevens and AMP Synclavier pilot J. D. Miller will talk to the L.A.S.C. meeting on August 7, at 7:30 about AMP.

Music Man Productions, Springfield - owner/ engineer Charlie Walls writes that he was been making demos for songwriters Vickie Easterly from Frankfort, Springfield writer Ken Perkins, Gary Vittow from Bardstown, Silver Stevens from Carrollton, Louie Baker and Roger Tungate from Willisburg, and Stanton writer Ed Drake.

Falk Recording - Eng. David Blythe relates that rockers Toby Stone & Flashback cut a 4-song demo of originals; Bradley Forbis & Total Control laid down a 2-song demo; Professor C & Quasar are still working on their album project; also, Park Avenue continues work on their album; jazz guitarist Ron Hayden produced an R & B dance number by Shannon Pyle. Finally, Don Watson wrote and produced a jingle for Cake-O-Gram. Hafta hear that one, yeah.

Studio 2002 - Rob Magallon imparts the following: LASCer Robin Embry has finished up an 8-song EP, no title; Nick Haas cut one tune; New Wavers Absent Minds are in working; Ron Thompson is starting his own project for Tasmania Records; and several rap groups have been in under the auspices of Payback Records.

Real-To-Reel - after being down for a couple of weeks to put in a new 16-track Hill Remix board and Tascam MS-16 recorder, Jeff Carpenter is back to work with LED, doing an 8-song album project destined for vinyl; also, Velvet Elvis cut an 8-song demo.