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

Gayland 4.0 is done!

4.0 goldWe’ve finished the revisions based on what we learned at the December table read at the York Theatre in Manhattan. And soon we’ll be recording both our new and revised songs, including  “Fighting & (Bleep)ing,” “You Gotta Work The Crowd,” and “Breeder,” (which spoofs the opening number of the smash-hit Hamilton.)

“Sensitive Me” has been redone to make it a visceral experience of breeder-phobia, and now includes rhymed retching, a Broadway first!

The recording will take place on March 9th at Marigny Recording Studios in New Orleans.

 

 

 

March 7-8: New Recording of Gayland at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 3.53.55 PMAs we’ve developed Gayland 2.0, we have added many new songs, including the sweet “Life Is A Tiny Flicker” and the cool and sophisticated, “I Wanna See Your Cum Face.”

There will be a new audio recording of of the entire Gayland score this weekend at the lovely Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, where John Legend, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and many others have laid down tracks.

Session no. 1…..Sat., March 7, 12-4 p.m.
Session no. 2…..Sun., March 8, 1-5 p.m.

Esplanade Studios
2540 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

CAST
Boo:  Lesley DeMartin
Willow:  Maria Elise Thomas
Finn:  Jason Amos
Zack:  Dylan Tran
Brock:  Ivan Griffin
Gaige:  Cameron-Mitchell Ware
Zoe/Alto:  Ayanna Hampton
Baritone/Ensemble:  Scott King

With Piano By:  April Mok