New arrangements coming forth! Our concert in April will be jam-packed with goodies...and a special guest-star to play with us! Very excited to be working with Anna Atkinson annaatkinson.ca/music.html
She'll be playing a little saw with us--yes, SAW! It's going to be loads of fun-not to be missed. Visit our events page to order tickets. April 12th at 8pm.
We had a fantastic time this summer with our new arrangement of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody--great fun with a charged audience singing along!
Latest news from the LUSH recording world: We've recorded our version of Fever (with heavy James Bond influences) and our Beatles Medley! We're now working on mixing and mastering to get them released as soon as we can.
Latest news from the LUSH library: We have some exciting new arrangements to play, including a fantastic arrangement of Shadow of Your Smile by leading jazzman Terry Promane, as well as more Piazzolla and Broadway. And hot off the presses is a rockin' version of Bohemian Rhapsody! (I grew up with this tune and I tried to stay true to Freddie Mercury's vision--let's say it was very lovingly lifted from the original...guitar solo and all. We'll premiere this piece at our Roncy Rocks concert)
LUSHcellos took part in this fall's Ontario Contact (for those who don't know, this is like a giant trade show that brings together performers, agents and presenters). As a result, we have a great new promo kit and fun extras like coasters and cards. Made some new friends and saw lots of old ones too!
We are very pleased to be featured in the latest edition (October 2012) of Crescendo, the Toronto Musicians' Association publication. Lush was asked to play for the 2012 Unity Conference for the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians at the beautiful Noble Street Studio in August. We were incredibly impressed by this brand new state of the art facility, and we'd like to give a huge thank-you to Henry Gooderham and his people for treating us so well there. Jeff Wolpert was engineering our session, with Lenny Solomon producing.
We'd also like to thank Ray Dillard and Jim Biros at the TMA for putting this whole thing together. It was incredible to meet reps from across North America...and only slightly nerve-wracking to play for a roomful of such talented musicians!
LUSHcellos had a great time playing at the Ottawa Chamberfest in July. It was glorious weather at the National Gallery Ampitheatre, and we had wonderful and warm crowds for our two sets. I think the crowd was beyond warm for the second set...it was a very sunny day! (congratulations to those of you who found some shade!) We played up a storm and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...just wish we could have stayed in Ottawa longer to take in more of the great music that was happening all over the city...and the beautiful art exhibits too. A big thanks to Roman, Steve, Peter and our wonderful sound man...and to all of the great volunteers of the Chamberfest.
And thanks also to the wonderful Ottawa-based bowmaker Bernard Walke for your time, talent and support!