Studio Newsletter Issue #27

Spring 2013

Happy Spring! It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. The studio hearth fires have been keeping things warm and toasty through the frosty months, and as The Beatles sing.....”Here comes the sun do-n-do-do...”

Special for Riverway artists only: Two new video services to support your music careers offered by videographer Greg Novak (video guy for Essex Steam Train & Riverboat):

1. In-Studio Promotional Profile – for your online/social media marketing efforts, Greg will shoot your recording session and give your fans a personal glimpse and taste of your project.

Final results yield either a 45 second video for $249, or a minute and a half product for $299.

2. Music Video Promotion – a professional and marketable music video. Either a multi-angle, multi-setup performance-driven piece or a narrative storyline running under your song. For a five minute video or less with one location: $499, or you can spend a little more for multiple locations. For more information, contact Greg at 888-674-6843 or email at and mention Riverway Studio

alex Songwriter/arranger and multi-instrumentalist Alex Newton (left) completed his album – “Love and Legends”, a keyboard-based symphonic rock CD featuring elements of progressive metal and dynamic soundscapes. After four years of work on his own, Alex brings great storytelling ability and passion to this project. We took 3 weeks in January to cut the record. Available on CD Baby and

Casey Carle returned to the studio for more work on a project related to his amazing bubble art. Visit to see Casey’s latest adventures in his wonderful world of bubbles.

Rick BeanActor/voiceover artist Rick Bean (right) completed his voiceover demo, featuring original music by yours truly. You can hear samples by visiting Rick’s website at

The Disciples have completed their 15 song CD of inspirational music. This four person vocal group has a warm and beautiful sound. Information will come soon as to where the CD can be purchased.

Goodspeed Opera House’s original stage recording of “Annie” has now been successfully cleaned up and transferred to CD for their archive and is available for listening at Goodspeed’s SCHERER LIBRARY OF MUSICAL THEATRE.

Circus Train Casting is complete for our four clowns performing “Circus Train” (left) at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Cast includes veterans Anastasia Lepore, Rayah Martin, Kenneth Lundquist and newcomer Mike Cronin! We’re excited to expand our production this year. .

The Caribbean Beach Bums Band is now recording their debut album of original island music. There’s a lot of groove in these sessions and we’re looking forward to some great songs emerging.

Notes Over Storrs UConn’s acapella group Notes Over Storrs is in full mix boogie with an expected CD release date of April 28th, in time for their Spring Concert. Visit their Facebook page.

Circus Train production in collaboration with the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is slated for the weekends of July 20-21 & 27-28.


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