Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2006 has been quite
a year for Dubway. We have remained busier than ever with
no signs of slowing. Some of the highlights of this past
year include VO work for a Life Time Television
film For A Perfect Christmas, starring
Christine Baranski. Fiona Apple, KT Tunstall,
The Goo Goo Dolls and Beck were on our
Live@VH1 show, Leona Naess & Ryan Adams
tracked in our Yellow Room with Emery Dobyns. John
Lithgow & Wayne Knight (Newman of Seinfeld)
tracked with Al Houghton for a children's album.
Marc Ribot tracked underscore with Keith Rigling
for John Malkovich's new film called The
Drunk Boat. We tracked a music segment in the
new Michel Gondry film Be Kind Rewind
starring Jack Black and Mos Def. We tracked
foley sessions for the horror film Knock Knock.
Yankees baseball star Robinson Cano tracked
a VO for Frito Lay with Chris Abell.
Linda Thompson (former wife of Richard Thompson)
and producer Ed Haber tracked a song written for
her by Rufus Wainwright for her new Rounder
Records album. Jason Marcucci tracked the session.
Chan Marshal of Cat Power tracked for
iTunes Exclusives with Eric Spring. Moby
brought in Debbie Harry to sing on his greatest
hits album with Jason Marcucci. Alicia Keys
and Cyndi Lauper sang on The Backyardigans,
which Mike Crehore tracked. Original Media brought
their new film to us The Living Wake to
track underscore with Keith Rigling & Eric Spring.
We did an entire week of tracking at The Apple Store
for CMJ Week with bands like CSS, Cold War Kids,
The Decemberists and The Rapture for iTunes
with Jason Marcucci, Eric Spring, & Mike
Judeh, and Whoopi Goldberg came in to track
VO for a short animated film. Wow, what a year!
Whoopi Goldberg was in Dubway Studios Yellow
Room this month tracking voice-overs for a new short animated
film from Mighty Reel Films. Ms. Goldberg plays
the part of a talking flower in the yet untitled film,
which is expected out sometime in 2007. Dubway owner/engineer
Al Houghton tracked the session. Harper Simon
(son of Paul Simon) brought in Sean Lennon's
(son of John) accompanying film to his new album
Friendly Fire for some overdub work. The
companion film to the album features Bijou Phillips,
Carrie Fisher, and Lindsay Lohan. Dubway
Studios engineer Keith Rigling tracked.
Apple iTunes hosted an event at their flagship
Apple Store in SoHo with hot new buzz-band The
Rapture. The band packed them in with a line around
the block for the hour-long free concert. The performance
was recorded for release as an iTunes exclusive. Dubway
engineer Jason Marcucci and second engineer
Eric Spring tracked and mixed the event. Long-time
NYC favorites Life In a Blender began recording
their new follow up album to 2002's Tell Me I'm
Pretty. The songwriting of band-leader Don
Ralph is as brilliant as ever. The album is due out
in 2007 and was tracked and mixed by Dubway owner/engineer
Al Hougton who also plays guitar in the band. Finally,
80s popstar and Prince collaborator Lisa Lisa
was in Dubway's Yellow Room tracking songs for her forthcoming
album. The sessions were tracked by Dubway engineer Eric
Life in a Blender. Left to Right: Don Ralph, Rebecca Weiner,
Mark Lerner, Dubway owner Al Houghton, Ken Meyer, Mel
Melon (and David Moody, in absentia)
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN AT DUBWAY STUDIOS - CYNDI
LAUPER, DEBBIE HARRY, AND CAT POWER TRACK NEW PROJECTS
Pop stars Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and
Cat Power were at Dubway Studios working on new
projects this month. Ms. Lauper guest sang on the
Nick Jr. hit children’s television show The
Backyardigans. The music-themed animated show
has become increasingly hip and has attracted pop artists
to guest sing such as Alicia Keys and hot session
musicians like Marc Ribot. Debbie Harry
dropped by to guest sing on Moby’s new greatest
hits album, expected out later this year and Cat Power
was in to track songs for an upcoming promotional
project. Dubway engineers Mike Crehore, Jason
Marcucci and Eric Spring tracked the sessions.
The producers of The Squid and the Whale
& Half Nelson brought in their newest film
to Dubway to track underscore. The comedy film is titled
The Living Wake and is scheduled for a 2007
release. The sessions were recorded by Dubway engineer
Keith Rigling, and second engineer Eric Spring.
Over on the Live@VH1.com set, Five for
Fighting performed several of their hit songs including
100 Years and World for the
shows’ latest episode. Also on the set taping songs from
their new albums were buzz band Pink Spiders from
Nashville, and former Sound Garden front man Chris
Cornell. Dubway engineer Jason Marcucci and
second engineer Eric Spring tracked.
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting and Dubway Studios
engineer Jason Marcucci
Left to Right: Music producer Evan Lurie,
Cyndi Lauper, and Dubway Studios Manager Steven Alvarado
left to right: Moby, Debbie Harry, and
Dubway Studios engineer Jason Marcucci
Left to Right: Dubway Studios Manager Steven Alvarado, Chan
Marshall of Cat Power, Alan Ford, Dubway Studios engineer
MAY & JUNE have been two busy months for Dubway. Nick
Records brought in the latest Lazy Town
album for mastering with Dubway Studios owner Mike
Crehore. Producer Richard Barone was back,
this time around with Jolie Jones (daughter of
Quincy Jones) cutting tracks for her new children's
album. Dubway's own Jason Marcucci and Mike
Presta engineered. James Garfunkel (son of
Art Garfunkel) was in tracking demos with Art's
long-time engineer Stuart Breed. Dubway engineer
Patrick McLemore assisted.
Elizabeth Ziff and her band Betty, whose
fame is ever-increasing due to the Showtime Television
hit series The L Word, was back in Dubway's
Yellow Room tracking more songs for the show. This time
around with Dubway engineer Jason Marcucci. Nick
Jr.'s runaway hit television show The Backyardigans
is in full production for season II. Musical Director
Evan Lurie has been hard at work tracking a wide
variety of music for the show with some of the hottest
musicians in New York City. Dubway engineers Mike Crehore,
Al Houghton and Keith Rigling have been
Some of the members of Blue Oyster Cult were in
Dubway Studios Yellow Room with Dubway engineer Mike
Presta. The band was backing well-known singer and
long-time friend Fabienne Shine for her upcoming
album project. Ms. Shine and band are old touring
mates and have traveled many miles together.
Finally, production on the Original Media/VH1 show
Live At VH1 is going strong and continues to attract
some of the biggest artists in the music business including
Alanis Morissette. Alanis and band stopped
by the set to tape a live performance in support of her
world tour celebrating the ten-year anniversary of
Jagged Little Pill. Dubway engineer Jason Marcucci
recorded and mixed the session.
Left to right: Johnny Rodgers, Jolie
Jones, Richard Barone, Dubway Engineer Jason Marcucci, and
Dubway Studio's Manager Steven Alvarado.
Left to right: Stuart Breed, James
Garfunkel, and Dubway Engineer Patrick McLemore.
Left to right: Albert Brouchard, Dubway
Engineer Mike Presta, Fabienne Shine, Barry Gruber, Joe
Brouchard, and Ross the Boss.
Another busy month at Dubway Studios! Singer-songwriter
Linda Thompson and producer Ed Haber were
in Dubway’s Yellow Room to cut a track written for her
by Rufus Wainwright. The song will be featured
on her forthcoming Rounder Records album. Dubway
chief engineer Jason Marcucci tracked the session.
Another Rounder Records project at Dubway was well-known
Bluegrass artist Tony Trischka. Trischka
is tracking songs for his new “Dueling Banjos” record
expected out later this year. The album features Bela
Fleck, Randy Scruggs and mandolin player Chris
Thiele of the band Nickel Creek. Dubway engineer
Jason Marcucci tracked the session.
Over in Dubway’s Green Room, Yankees baseball star
Robinson Cano was tracking voiceovers for a new
Frito Lay radio contest. Dubway engineer Chris
Abell tracked the session.
Recording sessions for season two of the Nick Jr.
hit children’s television show The Backyardigans
continues to go well. Young Jordan Coleman, who
plays the speaking voice of Tyrone, invited classmates
to the studio for a brief tour and to sit in on his recording
session with voice coach Koyalee Chanda. Dubway
engineer Keith Rigling tracked and Dubway Production
Assistant Mark Altman assisted.
Ariola Productions brought their latest film to Dubway
for ADR and Foley. The horror film, titled Knock
Knock, is directed by Joe Ariola. Dubway
engineers Keith Rigling, Mark Altman, and
intern Pedro Perez tracked and created Foley.
This month on the Live@VH1.com set, 30
seconds to Mars led by actor Jared Leto performed
songs from their latest Virgin Records album The
Kill. Also taping for the show is Motown recording
artist India Arie, Sony recording artist Cheyene, and
newcomer Corinne Bail Rae who records for EMI.
Tracking the sessions were Dubway Studios’ chief engineer
Jason Marcucci and assistant Eric Spring.
Dubway Studios Production Assistant Mark Altman in high-heels
Left to Right: Ed Haber, Linda Thompson,
and Dubway Studios Chief Engineer Jason Marcucci
Left to Right: Tony Trischka, Dubway
Studios Chief Engineer Jason Marcucci, Chris Thiele of Nickel
Creek, Noam Tikelny, and Michael Daves
Left to Right: Robinson Cano, and Dubway Studios engineer
Jordan Coleman of The Backyardigans (in yellow) with
voice coach Koyalee Chanda (far right) and classmates
Renowned guitarist Marc Ribot has been back at
Dubway Studios this month. This time around he was in
tracking the film score for the new John Malkovich
film titled The Drunk Boat. Marc brought
in some big-gun session players including Jill Jaffe
on viola and Anthony Coleman on claviola & piano.
Dubway engineer Keith Rigling tracked and Eric
Spring assisted. Actor John Lithgow was in
Dubway’s Yellow Room tracking a new children’s album he
is producing. Mr. Lithgow brought in none other than Wayne
Knight also known as Newman from Seinfeld
fame to help out on voice-overs. Dubway Studios’ owner/engineer
Al Houghton tracked the session. Also from the thespian
world, actor Patrick Wilson (Angels in America,
Phantom of the Opera) was in Dubway’s Blue Room
tracking a voice over for a new environmental documentary
film. Dubway chief engineer Jason Marcucci tracked
This month on the Live@VH1.com set, The
Goo Goo Dolls performed songs from their new Warner
Bros. album Let Love In. Also on the
set was Jewel, performing songs from her forthcoming
Atlantic album Goodbye Alice in Wonderland.
Tracking the sessions were Dubway Studios’ chief engineer
Jason Marcucci and assistant Tyler Clabaugh.
Electro-pop star Moby was in Dubway Studios’ Yellow
Room producing a new track for 80’s Pop group The Bongos.
The song is for a compilation album due out later this
year. Dubway Studios’ chief engineer Jason Marcucci
tracked. Finally, singer-songwriter Marc Farre
began tracking his new album in Dubway this month. Mr.
Farre has a well established following in France, where
he has toured heavily. Dubway owner/engineer Al Houghton
tracked the sessions.
Left to Right: Dubway Studios engineer Jason Marcucci,
Moby, Rob Norris, Richard Barone, Frank Giannini, Jeremy
Left to Right: Dubway Studios engineer
Keith Rigling, Marc Ribot, Dubway assistant Eric Spring,
Left to Right: Producer JC Hopkins, John
Lithgow, Dubway Studios manager Steven Alvarado, Dubway
owner/engineer Al Houghton
Left to Right: Dubway Studios manager Steven Alvarado, Producer
Richard Barone, Dubway Studios engineer Jason Marcucci,
Leona Naess has been back at Dubway Studios this
month continuing work on her highly anticipated new album.
This time around she brought in Ryan Adams and
Ben Lee to sing some backing vocals on two tracks.
Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns tracked the sessions.
Singer songwriter Anthony Hamilton stopped by the
Live@VH1.com set this month to promote
his new album Ain’t Nobody Worryin'. Also on the
set, KT Tunstall who is currently on tour promoting
her new album Eye to the Telescope and former lead
singer of LIVE, Ed Kowalczyk, also on tour
to promote his new solo album Songs from Black Mountain.
Dubway Studios’ chief engineer Jason Marcucci tracked
and Eric Spring assisted.
Renowned guitar player Marc Ribot (Elvis Costello,
Tom Waits, T-Bone Burnett) was in Dubway Studios'
Yellow Room tracking demos
for his upcoming album project with drummer Ches Smith
and bass player Shahzad Ismaily. Franscious
Lardeau engineered the session and Dubway engineer
Patrick McLemore assisted. And finally, legendary
Broadway singer Audra McDonald was in with Music
Director Ted Sperling and composer Michael John
LaChiusa, tracking songs for an upcoming performance
at the Houston Grand Opera.
Left to Right: Dubway Studios owner Al Houghton, Marlan,
Lonny Price, Audra McDonald, Ted Sperling, Djordje Nesic,
Andy Einhorn, Michael John LaChiusa
Left to Right: Leona Naess, Ryan Adams,
and Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns
Left to Right: Ben Lee, Leona Naess,
and Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns
Left to Right: Dubway chief engineer Jason Marcucci, Anthony
Hamilton, and Dubway intern Eric Spring
2005 proved to be Dubway Studios biggest year. The well-known
Manhattan recording studio saw record growth last year and
has fast become one of New York City’s hottest places to
track. LifeTime Television brought in the ever-ubiquitous
Christine Baranski for some ADR work on her starring
roll in the film Recipe For A Perfect Christmas.
The Christmas special aired in December just in time for
the holidays. Dubway owner/engineer Mike Crehore
tracked the session and was assisted by Keith Rigling.
Live@VH1.com continued its heavy production
schedule into the new year. This time on the set were Fiona
Apple, Kelly Clarkson, and Franz Ferdinand, among
others. Dubway Studios’ chief engineer Jason Marcucci
tracked and Eric Spring assisted.
Working on his follow up to Edible Darling,
Ben Arthur has been back at Dubway tracking a batch
of new songs. Studio owners/engineers Al Houghton
and Mike Crehore have been sharing the engineering
duties. Ben ended his deal with Bardic/Sony and is
currently being looked at by several labels. Chip Taylor
has been getting ready to release his new album and has
been working with Dubway engineer Mike Presta for
the last several months. The well-known country-folk artist
best known for writing the hit song “Wild Thing”
continues to record and tour the world. His new album is
expected out later this year. Singer-songwriter Terry
Winchell has been in Dubway’s Yellow Room mixing and
putting the final touches on her new release with Dubway
owner/engineer Al Houghton. The folk-flavored album
is being produced by Mark McCarron.
Left to Right: Dubway Studios manager Steven
Alvarado, Dubway engineer Keith Rigling, Christine Baranski,
Dubway Studios owner Mike Crehore
Left to Right: Dubway Studios manager Steven
Alvarado, Ben Arthur, Dubway Studios owner Mike Crehore, Dubway
Studios owner Al Houghton
to Right: Mark McCarron, Terry Winchell, Dubway Studios owner