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A pro stops by the studio…

Yesterday, I got a long overdue visit from a friend and professional musician Darryl Kromm from 80’s band Strange Advance who I worked with on Past Becomes Future and many other brilliant songs he has written that have not been released (yet). He came in to discuss future projects and Heather Dore’s current songs that I am working on. I wanted some background vocals for one of her songs, and despite not hearing the song much or knowing the words, he threw down an almost flawless recording in 15 minutes, as he has always done. When I asked him about it, he said “when your singing professionally for paid gigs, you can’t fool around, and that’s where I started”. Early in his career he performed/recorded with Bryan Adams, Bob Rock and Paul Dean of Loverboy, and released a number of hit recordings.

It was a great experience to work with such a pro in the studio and get such strong results so quickly. Looking forward to more of that Darryl!

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Darryl sings his rework of Bowie’s ‘Fame’ from the Past Becomes Future CD.

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2 Responses to “A pro stops by the studio…”

  1. Proximity Says:

    Just stumbled on your blog and find it very interesting as a novice sound engineer. I have been exploring the techniques of mastering for a while and run an audio blog featuring my experiments. I have just posting my version of Strange Advance’s Worlds Away for all to enjoy or ridicule here: http://x-centrik.ca/audioblog/

    I am doing a series dedicated to Canadian music, mostly new wave.

    If Darryl hates it please let me know and I will take it down… I prefer to have the artists consent before posting but finding contact info can be difficult.

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