2018 was a vital year for us here at Silverthorn Studios. While seemingly quiet, there is a lot happening in the background!
- Studio co-founder Taylor Abrahamse worked intensely on his debut record, produced in partnership with the legendary Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Michelle Branch and many many more). After hearing Taylor perform an impromptu song on the conference floor of Canadian Music Week, Eddie contacted Taylor that evening with a desire to produce his debut studio record! It has been quite the journey, but the record is largely completed, and recorded largely at Silverthorn Studios with supervision from Eddie himself. Taylor, Eddie, and an assortment of guest musicians and engineers worked tirelessly on the record, eating up most of the studio's free hours. As of the writing of this post, the record of Taylor's original songs is being shared with labels and publishing companies, as well as a special co-write with Bryn. Fingers crossed for whats to come!
- Taylor also began production on a secondary ‘studio demo’ collection of songs he will release soon in conjunction with a Youtube page revamp.
- Studio co-founder Bryn Scott-Grimes released a single, 'Fly Off In A Tone', produced fully at Silverthorn Studios with assistance from James Atin-Godden, and expanded his already thriving Harmonica School into schools across Ontario! He has also been working diligently on an online harmonica school, with high quality instructional videos filmed inside Silverthorn.
- Victoria Christine & Becky Shrimpton graced us with their phenomenal coaching abilities. Victoria lead recording & singing sessions for a variety of clients, and Becky directed stellar commercial voiceover demos, sessions engineered by our own Kevin Lipsett.
- Taylor lead voice coaching for animation in private and group sessions, in addition to directing an audiobook demo, all while playing big roles in various animated shows coming to the small screen in the year to come. And as a singing dragon for a feature!
- We also had a few special events, including a hopping’ 2 year anniversary party!
- A special thanks to the myriad of folks who recorded here, including those we can’t recall right away. It was quite the year...
But no more time to look back. Now its time to make 2019 the best year yet!
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Till we type again,
T & B
The gang in the studio! From left to right: Bryn Scott-Grimes, Taylor Kernohan (Mix engineer assistant), Taylor Abrahamse, Eddie Kramer
Well, It's hard to believe its been almost a year since we first opened our doors.
We can honestly say its been one of the most rewarding years of our lives creatively and professionally – and the best part is, we're just getting started!
Some highlights from the 1st year at Silverthorn Studios:
- During our first week, superstar Kiefer Sutherland recorded at Silverthorn in a session lead by our friends at Mint Music
- Other names that came in this year include Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, and broadcaster Alan Cross
- Vintage TV filmed a TV episode here that will air on the Rogers network across Canada, as well as in China, Italy and the UK
- Many sold-out ‘Inner Toon Voice Acting Workouts’ for aspiring voice actors led by Taylor Abrahamse
- Co-hosted voice acting events with Emmy-nominated voice director Susan Hart
- Three successful Toronto Harmonica Meetup Workshops led by Bryn Scott-Grimes
- An art show and celebration for dear friend and brilliant veteran actor/artist Aron Tager, (Stumble On A Secret Pool), which raised nearly $5,000!
- Lots of good memories hosting our free community ‘Monthly Mix’ events, allowing artists of all walks to meet, mingle, and make music.
- Many up-and-coming artists recorded singles and albums here, including Aniqa Dear, Lyden Legault, Andrew Ferri, Nerissa Bradley, O Frontera, Peach Flesh, John Hope, Kim Davis, VDG, Helen Janine, Kiko, Joe Kostyk, and more!
- Writing and recording our own personal albums, slated for release next year. Shrouded in secrecy, but they will be worth it!
- Developing an amazing team of engineers, promotions experts, producers, and musicians that we've gotten to form great friendships with.
Thank you all for helping us make the first year so magical. Here's to what's to come!
With a pleasing musical sound,
Taylor & Bryn
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