Jazz artist William Lucas was in Dubway Studios' Yellow
Room recording songs for his new album recently with quite
a line-up. The legendary Buddy Williams played drums,
Bob Baldwin played piano and Paul Nowinski played
bass. Dubway engineer Mike Presta tracked the session.
Apple Computer held an iTunes Event with
British recording artists The Doves. The band performed
a live one-hour set at the Apple Store in SoHo to an
attentive group of fans. Dubway Studios engineer Julio
Pena tracked with assistant Ryan Geller.
This month on the Live At VH1.com set, Dubway
Studios chief engineer Jason Marcucci has had his hands
full tracking Beck, Ashlee Simpson, The White Stripes,
Nickel Creek, Switchfoot, Staind, Nickleback, Ryan Cabrera,
O.A.R., and Common to name just a few. The show
continues to draw some of the biggest names in music! Eric
Dubway's newest client, Circa Music/NFL Films, has
begun recording voice-overs for its new season. The hugely
popular football films have won 82 Emmy Awards in its
more than 30 years of business. The sessions have been taking
place in Dubway's Green Room with engineers Eric Spring
and Chris Abell. MCA recording artist Leona
Naess brought in her new album for mixing with Dubway
engineer Emery Dobyns. The British singer-songwriter
has been touring with Nickel Creek, and Dobyns
just returned from a European tour with Patti Smith.
Chris Thile of Nickel Creek dropped in to add
some mandolin on a song. Naess hopes to release the
album in early 2006.
Finally, Dubway Studios owner/engineer Al Houghton
mastered the new SpongeBob SquarePants album for Nick
Records with producer Emily Whitman. SpongeBob
emerged from the bottom of the sea just long enough for a
photo-op with Houghton. The new album entitled "The
Yellow Album" is due out later this year.
Left to right: Bob Baldwin, William Lucas,
Buddy Williams, Dubway Studios engineer Mike Presta, Paul Nowinski
Left to right: Dubway Studio's Manager Steven
Alvarado, Leona Naess, Producer Sam Dixon, and Engineer Emery
Left to right: Dubway Studio's Owner/Engineer
Al Houghton with SpongeBob SquarePants
It has been a couple of busy months for Dubway Studios. David
Gray, Bob Mould, Liz Phair, Missy Higgins, and Hootie
& The Blowfish, have all tracked on the set of the hugely
popular television show Live At VH1.com. Dubway
engineer Jason Marcucci tracked the sessions along
with assistant Ryan Geller.
Alicia Keyes had a guest spot on an episode of the
hit kids television show The Backyardigans.
She played a "Mommy Martian" and sang The Boinga Song. The
tracking took place in Dubway's Yellow Room with owner/engineer
Al Houghton and assistant Patrick McLemore.
Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns brought in the new Patti
Smith live album to mix with Smith's bassist Tony Shanahan.
The album is a live version of her much-celebrated debut
Horses and will be included as a 30 year anniversary bonus
CD with her new album later this year.
Newcomer Julia Joseph began tracking her debut album
in Dubway's Yellow Room with producer Bruce Brody (Ricky
Lee Jones, Maria McKee, Lone Justice) and Dubway owner/engineer
Mike Crehore. Brody has assembled some of the hottest
session players in New York to sit in including Kenny Wollesen
(Tom Waits, Ron Sexsmith) on drums & percussion and Paul
Norwinski (Pat Martino, Ricky Lee Jones) on bass.
Left to right: Dubway Engineer Jason Marcucci
with Bob Mould
Left to right: Dubway Manager Steven Alvarado
wiith Emery Dobyns & Tony Shanahan
Left to right: Kenny Wollesen, Dubway
Manager Steven Alvarado, Julia Joseph, Dubway owner/engineer
Mike Crehore, Producer Bruce Brody, and Julia's Manager Craig
The Discovery Channel was in Dubway Studio’s Blue
Room tracking voiceovers with Dubway engineer Keith Rigling
for their hit show American Chopper, and a new reality
series called The Deadliest Catch. Both shows draw
large audiences and air weekly. Fred Schneider of The
B52’s and Richard Barone were in Dubway’s Yellow
Room with Dubway engineer Mike Presta producing British
pop star Sophie Ellis Bextor for her new Polydor
Records UK release. Barone and Schneider collaborated
on several songs for Bextor’s upcoming release.
Antony, whose fame is ever-increasing, just returned
from a world tour and landed in Dubway’s Yellow Room with
Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns to produce the band Beaut.
The new album is expected to be out later this year. Newcomer
singer/songwriter Eddie Tadross was in Dubway’s Yellow
Room with producer Kerryn Tollhourst and Dubway engineer
Mike Presta tracking several songs. The talented singer
is quickly developing a buzz around New York. Messenger
Records brought in Australian artist Anne McCue’s
new release for mastering with studio owner Mike Crehore
in Dubway’s Blue Room.
And last but not least, Richard Barone was in Dubway’s
Blue Room putting together the sound-track for the DVD release
of the new Klaus Nomi film. Mr. Barone brought
the project to Dubway owner Mike Crehore for mastering.
Left to right: Fred Schneider, Sophie Ellis
Bextor, Richard Barone, and Dubway Engineer Mike Presta.
Left to right: Dubway Studio's manager
Steven Alvarado, Eddie Tadross, Kerryn Tolhourst, Dubway engineer
It's been another busy month at Dubway Studios! February
proved to be a revolving door of great artists. The studio
tracked Tori Amos and Ben Folds for the VH1/Original
Media show Live at VH1.com with Dubway engineer
Jason Marcucci and assistants Clint Collins
and Patrick McLemore. The show will air weekly beginning
in April and has attracted an "A" list of recording artists.
Antony, of Antony and The Johnsons, was back
again in Dubway's Yellow Room, this time producing a new band
called Beaut with Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns.
Dobyns, well known for engineering the acclaimed Patti
Smith album Trampin', also worked with the
recently signed Devendra this month in Dubway's Yellow
Room on his new project.
The Showtime hit series The L Word kicked
off it's second season this month with the music of composer
Elizabeth Ziff (AKA ez girl.) Ms. Ziff tracked
episodes in Dubway's Yellow Room with engineer Julian Mc
Browne and Dubway engineer Mike Presta. The ratings
came in for the Nick Jr. hit-series The Backyardigans.
The Saturday morning prime-time show, which airs on CBS,
came in at number two! All aspects of audio are tracked exclusively
at Dubway Studios with owner/engineer Mike Crehore,
and Jason Marcucci.
Bardic Records/Sony recording artist Ben Arthur
is back in Dubway's Yellow Room again, starting work on his
new album. Dubway owners/engineers Al Houghton &
Mike Crehore are tracking the session. Lastly, the well-publicized
Christo & Jean-Claude opened their grand art installation
The Gates in New York City's Central Park. The
two artists tracked their film commentary (Five Films
About Christo & Jean-Claude, Plexifilms) at
Dubway Studios with owner/engineer Al Houghton.
Tori Amos (center) with Dubway engineer Jason
Marcucci (left) and assistant Patrick McLemore (right).
Dubway Studios kicked off the new year by tracking
Green Day for its VH1/Original Media show Live
at VH1.com. The band was so loud they got complaints
from three flights up in the building! Dubway’s own Jason
Marcucci engineered with assistants Clint Collins
and Patrick McLemore. The Nick Jr. hit-series
The Backyardigans is nearing completion of
season one and is in pre-production planning for season two.
Composer Evan Lurie will continue as music supervisor
with Dubway Studios owner/engineer Mike Crehore tracking
the majority of the show.
Ghostly Records recording artists The Mobius Band
tracked their new album this month. The band locked out Dubway’s
Yellow Room and recorded twelve songs in five days with Dubway
engineer Emery Dobyns and assistant Clint Collins.
The New Jersey Tap Ensemble tracked in Dubway’s Yellow
Room for an upcoming production with director Deborah Mitchell.
Mitchell, well known for her work as an actress and dancer
in such films as The Cotton Club, a Broadway
and Paris production of Black & Blue, and the
PBS show Great Performances is working with
long-time music collaborator Leonard Oxley. Dubway
engineer Mike Presta recorded the session.
Finally, construction on the new Blue and Green
Rooms is near completion. Both studios are cozy, multiple-use
rooms that can accommodate overdubs, video editing, sound
design, audio-post, and mixing. They will be identically equipped
with gear that includes Genelec Monitors, Pro Tools, Final
Cut Pro, Avalon 737 pre-amps, Dangerous 2 Bus analog summing,
Manley Veri-mu, and Waves Plug-in Bundles. Both
rooms have two live spaces connected to them.
Left to right: Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns with Peter Sax and
Ben Sterling from Mobius Band.
12.14.04 Year End Wrap-Up at Dubway
2004 has proven to be Dubway's busiest year to date. In
addition to a mix of musicians in the studio, film and television
clientele have been steadily flooding Dubway with new and
exciting projects. Nick Jr. launched its hit series,
The Backyardigans, with composers Evan Lurie,
Doug Weiselman and some of the best musicians in New York.
Keith Rigling is the production assistant for the series
and the engineers are Dubway's very own Mike Crehore
and Jason Marcucci. VH1/Original Media have
been keeping Jason Marcucci on his toes recording "Live
at VH1.com". The show thrived throughout the year
with some of the biggest names in music such as N.E.R.D.,
Dave Matthews Band, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morrissette,
Johnny Lang, Jet, Good Charlotte, The Used and Wilco.
Chip Taylor recorded tracks for his solo album, with
the help of engineer Mike Presta, and kicked off his
world tour right here in New York City. Grammy Award winning
singer B.J. Crosby was in Dubway's Yellow Room recording
a new track called "Lucky Star" with engineer
Mike Presta. Ben Arthur tracked with engineer
Mike Crehore for his new album Edible Darling
on Bardic Records/Sony. Antony and the Johnsons,
newly signed to the Secretly Canadian label, recorded
their upcoming album featuring Lou Reed and Rufus
Wainwright with well known engineer Emery Dobyns,
who recently tracked the highly acclaimed Patty Smith
album, Trampin. Dobyns also engineered
recording sessions with Devendra Banhart on his new
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Jai Rodriguez
was in the Yellow Room recording tracks for his new album,
engineered by Jason Marcucci. Richard Barone
wrapped up Tracy Stark's upcoming release, with Phebe
Snow singing background vocals. Barone also completed
a new PS Classic release with Johnny Rodgers,
engineered by Al Houghton. Barone also began
tracking his long awaited new album with engineer Mike
Presta with plans for a 2005 release. Renowned Brazilian
jazz artist Eumir Deodoto was in the studio producing
artist Nina Belanger with Dubway engineer, Mike
Presta. Smokey Hormel, known for his work with
Johnny Cash, The Blasters, and Beck, began tracking
his new album with engineer Mike Crehore, who also
has been tracking the score with Evan Lurie for Steve
Buscemi's new film, Lonesome Jim, starring
Liv Tyler and Casey Affleck. Showtime's hit series
The L-Word began full production this fall with
music composer Elizabeth Ziff on its second season,
tracking underscore on an episode at Dubway with Mike Presta
assisting. Dubway Studios also got the opportunity to work
with Christo and Jeanne-Claude in production
of the commentary track for their DVD documentary about their
larger than life art installations entitled "Five Films
about Christo and Jeanne-Claude" released on Plexifilm.
Amidst the daily hustle and bustle, Dubway Studios has expanded
its space to accommodate a new lounge and office. The renovation
is well underway on the Green Room and the construction on
the new Blue Room has been completed. In addition, a brand
new recording space will be up and running by the end of January.
Dubway owners Mike Crehore (left) and Al
Houghton (right) flank
Studio Manager Steven Alvarado