Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Revamped Electronic Press Kit! (EPK) New website, new releases coming up!

We've been making a big push towards our new Electronic Press Kit (EPK). We have two main goals with it:

1. Help us book shows. Make a great first impression towards potential clients. Show them that we have experience, that we sound professional and that we act professional. (Courteous, great communication, punctual, etc...)

2. Connect with fans. We want fans to engage with band, and to follow us on social media.

Initially, we treated these two goals as mutually exclusive. We thought that most of our shows that we book would be for cover songs, and that connecting with fans would be for our original content. So we created two websites.

We have just decided to consolidate to one website that focused on our EPK. We created this blog to help keep fans engaged with the latest news, and we featured lots of links on our website to help direct fans to our social media.

While a lot of my work in my Computer Science degree has been involved in complicated algorithms, complex code, probability, and statistics, part of it has been simple HTML coding. I've been blessed to have the analytical and creative side of my brain working, and I was able to create a simple but attractive and intuitive website. (The joke is that many coders make awful interfaces.) We've pretty much finished our website.

We are now working to make professional content to showcase our skills. We have a studio date later this Summer to video record 4 of our cover songs live. We wanted to pick 4 songs that show that we can do classic rock, and modern pop hits. Allison, our female lead singer has a great voice, and we feel that these songs will really make her voice shine. We'll be singing:

  1. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
  2. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  3. Ex's & Oh's - Elle King
  4. Rolling in the Deep - Adele

We chose to record live in the studio opposed to going into the garage and video taping us raw with a video camera. In the studio, we will have access to an experienced sound engineer who can make sure the mix sounds good, and really give us a distinguished quality recording. We'll be recording at Full Fidelity Studios, working with Steve. We've been working with Steve with our full length album. Steve has been a pleasure to work with, and his work is amazing. He's worked on similar projects with other bands, and the live recordings almost sound like professional studio tracks.

We'll also be taking some professional pictures, in part to get some group photos with our new bassist Mark.

We're almost done with our full length CD, and we're very excited to release it! It sounds so good! We can't wait for the finished product. Here's a teaser one of the tracks:

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