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Here’s a video taken by an audience member at a performance of Busch Gardens new musical, “CelticFyre”. I recorded and mixed the music for play-back with music director/arranger Gary Lensenmayer. The majority of the tracks were recorded here at my studio, with the Celtic dance sections at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin with composer Colm O’Foghlu. I think the choreography and cast are great. Check it out, it’s in three parts if you get hooked!

orchestra for MTI's Miss Saigon

Orchestra recording for MTI's Miss Saigon

I am currently working on a new recording of Miss Saigon for MTI (in conjunction with Cameron Mackintosh). David Weinstein did the modified orchestration and conducted the orchestra during recording last week. Because of the pit-sized orchestra, I elected to record this project in layers here at my studio (rather than all players at once in a larger studio as I often do), tracking drum set, electric bass and guitars separately from the Strings, winds and brass.

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At age 21, Texas singer, songwriter and guitarist JOHNNY COOPER is already a well-traveled musician. He’s released two albums, 2007’s IGNITION and 2009’s FOLLOW, and performed over 800 shows – averaging 200 a year.

His new album FOLLOW (Tenacity Records) is an evocative blend of soul, blues, rock and pop -produced by Glenn Rosenstein and Dexter Green

Johnny Cooper “Don’t Feel Like That Anymore” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

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