I cannot believe that months and months of preparation are finally nearing fruition with my first CD Release this Saturday at the National Music Centre. My sister, Mary, and fellow singer arrives tomorrow from Ontario to add her smooth vocal harmonies . Only 2 more rehearsals this week and we ” drive down to Cowtown ” . The band is huge and amazing. I have an incredible horn player/ digital strings player ( Dominique Roy) flying in from Edmonton to join us …even though he has to leave his own weekend music festival to do it! I have Thom Golub on Stand Up Bass , Albert Felicitas on Djembe drums and grand piano. Garry Sylvester , a Calgary native will be lending his wonderful flute playing to the mix. I love my drummer, Dean Pierno, who is also making the trek down from Edmonton. My sister, ‘ the miracle girl’, Paula Drew will be singing with Mary and of course my gorgeous opening act ….Terry Bachynski ….will be with me on stage for electric bass.
And : I have a surprise for the audience ….the children’s choir from Falconridge School , Calgary,will be coming up on stage to sing Close Your Eyes, a song I wrote about Africa.
I am so very hopeful that we will have a great audience and it is my goal to share a little bit of what I have learned about HOPE in 2013.
This is the link to purchase tickets for our Edmonton Concert on April 5th at the Strathcona Community League!
Other links to come for our Calgary and Ontario concerts……
Perhaps the title should actually read : ” Proud Mom Creates First Music Vid with Movie Director Son ” . I guess you could say I had an early Christmas present because my Darren found time in his crazy busy schedule to help write and direct the ‘mini movie’ for my title track , Hope Is. My sister , Paula ,and I flew out to Vancouver where we rented a car for the journey to West Van and our gorgeous location. Emma Stookey allowed us to film the whole story at her Grandfather’s log cabin which was built circa 1940 and sits atop a bluff overlooking the ocean. Emma and her husband, Mitch, are part of Darren’s Combination Films team and I am so excited to see the finished result. Part of me feels foolish to be just starting a music career at this stage of my life. I’m 55, I walk with a cane, and have had some sort of joint surgery going on since I was 2 years old! ( Arthritis) . But I also feel extremely blessed to be able to share my musical gift this way…..and what fun I have had doing so!!! Paula HAD to be with me for the shoot since I wrote the song because of her battle with the dreaded breast cancer. My beautiful sister , the miracle girl , is celebrating her 3rd wedding anniversary today and she is cancer free. Now THIS is something to sing about :) !
I am SO thankful to my daughter, Lana Bachynski for designing a beautiful album cover for Hope Is and for choosing some music clips to entice you until the C.D. is printed and available for sale.
If you are interested in pre-ordering the C.D. please contact me at email@example.com and I will make sure you are added to the list!
I am SO excited to share with you that we are getting closer and closer to completing this wonderful project, Hope Is.
I spent a portion of my morning at 2 Bodies of Water Studios with the incredible James Seabrook and we listened to all 14 newly mastered songs. I am THRILLED! Now off to printing……
After a week in the studio with James at 2 Bodies of Water Studios I brought home a scratch copy of Hope Is to hear it in different stereos in its unmastered form. I am SO happy to share with you that I think this is my best work to date ! James has already done a fantastic job with the first mix and our musicians sound great! I have some surprises in store for you too.
What a wonderful adventure this all is . I just find that music really helps to lift me up no matter what else is going on in my life. ( 3 separate deaths this week of old friends :( And HOPE….we all need it so much, don’t we?
We have just returned from beautiful Victoria where our son, Jared married his wonderful bride, Servane. Not only was the weather perfect but it was just so joyful to be among people you truly love. We were gathered from many parts of the globe : Denmark, Switzerland, England, Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton as examples. So much music too! It seems every second person I spoke with was either a film director or in a band…ha ha.
When I returned this week I entered 2 Bodies of Water Studios again to meet with James to hear the mixing he had been doing on Hope Is. We are SO CLOSE and I am so very happy with it. Looking forward to sharing this new music with you!
No gigs coming up as we prepare for the second wedding of the summer…this time of our oldest son, Jared. Looking forward to finishing the mixing of ‘ Hope Is ‘ when I have a chance with James at 2 Bodies of Water Studios.
Check out the nice thank you note from our Hope Classic day…..file://localhost/Users/lbachynski/Desktop/Laura%20Bachynski%202013.pdf