Category Archives: In the Studio

Fireside Riot (synth pop rock)

What:  tunes for up coming CD
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Trevor Hurst

Fast Facts: A smooth base of pop vocals, a dash of melodic synth, a pinch of heavy guitar to add crunch – add generously a full cup of swagger and mix until your arms are numb. The end result should yield an adrenaline-pumping product.  Working with Econoline Crush lead vocalist Trevor Hurst as producer, these hooky tunes are sure to give you the urge to dance and party.

Catch Them: Around Calgary at various clubs and at Mount Royal college at the 3rd Annual ROTAROCK! —- Rock the Change 2010 is the OFFICIAL wind-down party for the 30 Hour Famine, Olympic Plaza April 16th —- Sled Island 2010. All Ages show. Live at The New Black Centre, July 3rd with Crystal Kid, The Pine Tarts and MIESHA & THE SPANKS

Shannon Smith (Kickin’ Country)

What:  tunes for up coming CD “Tell Me Something”
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Johnny Gasparic

Fast Facts: Since 2007, Shannon has played at several top-notch venues and events throughout Alberta including the Big Valley Jamboree, Airdrie Pro Rodeo and Flames Central in Calgary. She has opened for country recording artists Johnny Reid, Duane Steele and Julian Austin. Shannon was thrilled to be the 2009 winner of the Country 105/Lammle’s Rising Star Contest held at Ranchman’s in Calgary.

Catch Them:
Oct. 8/9      Wild Bill’s              Banff
Oct. 16     Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry @ Ogden Legion     Calgary
Oct. 22/23     Elbow River Casino     Calgary
Oct. 26-30     County Line Saloon     Calgary
Nov. 5/6     Country Roads Saloon     Calgary
Nov. 12/13     Yellowhead Casino         Edmonton
Nov. 19/20     Casino Calgary         Calgary
Dec. 10-11     Cash Casino             Calgary
Dec. 14-18     County Line Saloon     Calgary
Dec. 31     Hanna Community Center     Hanna  AB

Angela White (pop)

What:  recording epic song for disaster relief in Haiti and other places, and charities.
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Angela White with Daron Schofield

Fast Facts: Angela has gathered togerta a ton of artists from various background to perform on the song “         “ . some of the artists include… Julian Austin, Jesse James (makeshift innocence)
She has performed on more than 50 film sets in the last 10 years. Angela played the role of  Bernadette, the Waitress in the mafia dark-comedy feature film, Knockaround Guys next to Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Barry Pepper, Dennis Hopper and John Malcovich. Her other film credits include featured roles in Shanghai Noon, The Claim, The Heidi Fleiss Story, The Sheldon Kennedy Story

Catch Them:  Soon…

Jo Hikk (Country)

What:  tunes for up coming CD “The Game”
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Jo Hikk and Bob Foster

Fast Facts: The Game is the sound of a band at the top of theirs. It will be released through Conveyor/Universal Music Canada, on August 10th, 2010. It’s the keenly awaited follow-up to Jo Hikk’s highly acclaimed debut album, Ride. With Ride, Jo Hikk scored hit singles with “Sweet City Woman”, “My Kind Of Radio” and “Closer”.  success of Ride put Jo Hikk on the map and helped the band score nominations for Group or Duo of the Year and Rising Star at the 2009 CCMA Awards.

Catch Them:
Oct.   22, 2010          Lethbridge, AB      Average Joes
Dec. 16-18, 2010         Calgary, AB         Ranchmans
March 3-5, 2011     Fort McMurray AB         Boomtown Casino
April 21-23, 2011         Calgary, AB         Ranchmans

Crystal Kid (pop rock, dance)

What:  tunes for up coming CD
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Rick Mizzoni

Fast Facts: Bandmates  & brothers Charles and Frank Torrealba have been busy writing new tunes and are quickly getting on the radar of some major labels and major radio programmers. Crystal  Kid have been winning local radio contests and playing shows in Alberta and BC.

Catch Them: this winter/spring on the stage with other distinguished Canadian acts such as Daniel Wesley, The Mission District, Hey Ocean, The Dudes and many others.
Also look for Crystal Kid at Sled Island Music Festival 2010 with prominent artists such as Girl Talk, No Age and The Black Lips.

The Stone Cartel (hard rock)

What:  full CD
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: TSC w/Johnny Gasparic

Fast Facts: George Warren – Lead Vocal/Guitar. Carl Hibbs – Vocal/Guitar. Mike Churchill – Vocal/Bass. Ben Samson – Vocal/Drums rock band from Calgary.., (influences ACDC, Zep, Eagles, Metallica)

Catch Them:
19 Feb 2010   The Auditorium….    Hotel Nanton     AB
26 Feb 2010   What About Bob’s    Calgary        AB
19 Mar 2010   The Slice            Lethbridge        AB
7 Apr   2010   The Distillery        Calgary        AB
10 Apr 2010  The GruvStone ….Lounge High River.., ..AB……..
20 Apr 2010   The Rose & Crown    Banff,        Alberta

Silentpanic (power alt experimental/rock guitar)

What:   songs for new CD
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Silentpanic

Fast Facts: very popular brand new experimental rock band from Calgary, Alberta.  Our current lineup started jamming together in August of 2009:Ty Deer and Matt formerly of Audioerotica, Alex formerly of Celestis, and drummer Kyle Makowski formerly of your Mom’s house.
“Our main focus is to write the best original music we can and to have you fall in love with it…”

Catch Them: tearing it up at various venues around calgary:
Saturday, October 24th – The Blind Beggar
Saturday – October, 31st – Crazy Halloween show at our Jamspace
Wednesday, November 4th – The Distillery
Thursday, November 5th – Rusty Cage South @ Studio 82
Friday, November 6th – The Dog and Duck
Wednesday, November 18th – The Gateway @ Sait
Wednesday, November 25th – The Distillery
Thursday, December 3rd – Rusty Cage South @ Studio 82
Saturday, December 5th – The Underground
Friday, December 11th – The Distillery
Saturday, December 12th – Private Show @ our Jamspace

Craig Moritz (modern pure country)

What:  3 songs for new CD, and a bonus christmas tune!!
Engineer: Johnny Gasparic
Producer: Craig Moritz and Eddie Gore

Fast Facts: fast rising country star working on his third CD.
Craig has been having some great success at radio lately and this new record is  already getting the “buzz” going in the country music industy…
Catch Them: @ the CCMA’s in vancouver (various events) and on the road in Western Canada (all the time)