We're into day three of recording Journey Woman.... and we're having a blast. The band consists of Dave Brewer of course, Ric Eastman and Vito Portolesi. Day one was supposed to be a rehearsal day but as it happened Pete Grandison (engineer extraordinaire and Shanghai Twang Studio owner) turned the mics on and magic happened. We finished 15 rhythm tracks in 2 days. An unbelievable effort! We still had plenty of time to sit around telling tales, drink copious amounts of coffee and to gorge on gourmet delights that my Ma lovingly made. We even had to put the bass player back on the plane to Sydney a day early. Day three we recorded all the acoustic overdubs. We got the wonderful Howie Morgan to play on a few tunes. He nailed it in an hour and we had lunch. Next weekend we have the pleasure of working with Ben Franz. He just happens to be in Perth starting rehearsals for the upcoming Waifs tour. We've got him on four tracks playing his beloved double bass. Can't wait for that!!
At the end of the month boys and I are heading to Bali to do the support for our friend and legend Ian Moss. Looking forward to a rippa gig and a very relaxing time by the pool which is by the cliff!!
In the middle of November we'll continue recording all the other parts including the long and emotional process of the vocals. I'm so happy with what we've done so far.