New Gayland recording in New York captures new music and yields high-energy tracks

After a week of rehearsals, the cast, band and music director for Gayland gathered at the Yellow Sound Lab and Log Cabin studios in New York to capture the new music we’ve been working on over the last year. Thanks to our awesome team!

  • Mark Hartman: Music Director
  • Danielle Erin Rhodes: Willow
  • Stephanie Umoh: Boo
  • Tristan Shuler: Zack
  • Sam Given: Gaige
  • Kristin Feeney: Sally, Ensemble
  • Alex Thompson: Harry Tums, Ensemble, Keyboards
  • Joe Choroszewski: Drums
  • Saadi Zain: Bass
  • Yuri Suzuki: Engineer
  • Rich Hill: Engineer

 

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Practicing: Sam Given, Alex Thompson, Tristan Shuler, Danielle Erin Rhodes, Stephanie Umoh
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Recording: Danielle Erin Rhodes
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Recording: Stephanie Umoh and Kristin Feeney
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Recording: Tristan Shuler
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Recording: Sam Given
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Bass: Saadi Zain
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Keyboards, vocals: Alex Thompson
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Drums: Joe Choroszewski
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Music Director Mark Hartman and Engineer Yuri Suzuki at the big board
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Late in the day selfie. 14 hours in the studio and the last few diehards roll merrily across the finish line: Clockwise from lower left: Scott King, Danielle Erin Rhodes, Mark Hartman, Christopher St. John, Kristin Feeney, Stephanie Umoh

Anti-gay flag dance: Even Gayland has never tried this kind of thematic triple back flip

MassResistance, an anti-gay conservative organization tagged as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, launched their conference last week with a lovely flag dance interpreting a song about mistakes and redemption.

Gayland pushes some boundaries, but even we’ve never tried this kind of thematic triple back flip. Hilarious and tragic at the same time, we are in awe at the multiplicity of meanings packed into this performance.

See it here.