Spring 2022 at the Temple of Tuneage
The Temple has been very busy recently... Jimmy Cowan is working on his 2nd record of all original material with Matt Sullivan, Jack Bashwiner, Tony Orbach, Jeanette Lynn and Bill Karcher helping out... Ray Gehringer was in recently recording some beautiful Irish songs on the acoustic guitar ... Troy Donohue has been working on new song demos for his big move down to Nashville... Miguel Rodriguez laid down some drum tracks for Jack Cuffari (Loki) and Mark Egan's project ... and we just finished the Mutts 11-song record with Spike Gordon, Adam Copeland, Gary Laurie, Lloyd Naidek and Greg Cuoco. The Mutts' record is in the hands of their mastering engineer... can't wait to hear the results. Ready to record your songs? The Temple is the place to do it!
January 2022 at the Temple of Tuneage
We have several projects lined up for the next couple of months at the Temple of Tuneage,
Mark Egan and Jack (Loki) Cuffari's project is coming along nicely. Gerry recorded bass tracks for 8 of their songs recently and now we're planning drum, percussion and other instrument tracks. Some wonderful song writing on this project, stay tuned...
The Mutts are scheduled to come in soon and track their first record at the Temple. Looking forward to this one. The Mutts' bass player is also named Gerry Griffin :)
and Jimmy Cowan is also scheduled to return to the Temple to start his 2nd all-original solo project. Check out his 1st project at the Temple on Bandcamp: https://jimmycowan.bandcamp.com/ Jimmy and Jack Bashwiner finished an excellent Midnight Mess record titled Christmas in the Temple last month. Here's a link to it: https://midnightmess1.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-in-the-temple
November 2021 Update
We've been very busy at the Temple recently... check it out:
Jimmy Cowan and Jack Bashwiner are finishing up their all original Christmas album that includes some wonderful local players and vocalists. This new holiday classic touches on several genres including reggae, punk, swing, Americana and country. Easily one of the best projects to come out of the Temple. Ho Ho Ho!
Rockstar Racecar was back in the Temple to record seven more tracks for their 4th release, Senior Citizens, which is now available on most streaming platforms. We're really proud to work with Troy Donohue on this release. Troy is in his senior year of high school and continues to show what an amazingly talented musician and songwriter he has become. All four Rockstar Racecar albums have been recorded and produced by Gerry Griffin at the Temple of Tuneage.
Jack (Loki) Cuffari and Mark (Bongo) Egan are working on their first project at the Temple of Tuneage. This 13-song project includes some wonderful songwriting and guitar playing. Stay tunes ... this one is coming along nicely.
The Temple is Jammin' ...
Rockstar Racecar is back in the Temple working on seven more songs to complete their 4th album at the Temple.
Check 'em out at: https://rockstarracecar.com/
Jimmy Cowan and Jack Bashwiner keep working hard at the Temple on their Christmas album. Several guest musicians have been in helping with this one including Matt Sullivan, Chris Brennan, Tommy Monaghan, Billy Karcher, Tony Orbach and Scotty Cumming.
New Gear here! We are very happy to announce the addition of the Townsend Labs L22 precision microphone modeling system. A well-designed dual-diaphragm microphone with software emulations of many classic (and expensive) microphones. Check it out: https://townsendlabs.com/products/sphere-l22/
Good News at the Temple...
The Neve has returned! The Neve 5465 16-channel mixer was fixed up and modded by Ken McKim at Trouble Report to include 16 direct outputs. The Neve has taken over the Soundcraft's spot and is now the centerpiece of the Temple of Tuneage. The first drum tracking session with the Neve sounds amazing! ... and the Temple now has a dedicated vocal booth too!
Rockstar Racecar was in the Temple recently working on their next four singles.
Check 'em out at: https://rockstarracecar.com/
Jimmy Cowan and Jack Bashwiner have returned to the Temple to start work on their Christmas album. Christmas in August.
and By George! has been working on their recreations of George Harrison's music at the Temple.
Check out some of By George !'s tracks at https://soundcloud.com/bygeorgeband
2020 has been a difficult year but we're still making records at the Temple of Tuneage
Time to catch up with Temple News... Jimmy Cowan is in the studio working hard on his 1st release of all original songs.
Some excellent musicians have been in the past few weeks helping Jimmy out with some really nice tracks; Jack Bashwiner contributing Bass & Guitar tracks, Chris Brennan on Drums, Billy Karcher on Guitar, Doug Gillespie on Guitar and Tony Orbach on Sax. This 8-song project is coming together nicely, stay tuned for more news...
Gerry Griffin worked on and released several singles during the lockdown period. Check out Gerry's Bandcamp page: https://gerrygriffin.bandcamp.com/
Al Festa has released "The Benson Ridge Project - Michigan Picker" recorded and mixed at the Temple of Tuneage. Al has released a really nice collection of songs, check it out on Bandcamp: https://bensonridge.bandcamp.com/releases
The Trojan Warfare project has been working at the Temple too. This Heavy Rock project features Troy (Guitar, Vocals) and the Wolverine (Drums) from Rockstar Racecar plus Gerry Griffin (Bass) handling the low end. We'll let you know more when the release date gets closer.
and in the equipment department, The Temple has added a new Mac Mini computer to compliment the UA Apollo 16 and a whole lotta amazing plug-ins from UA, Sound Toys, Eventide & Waves. You could be making your next record at the Temple, drop us a line to book some studio time! Cheers!
February 2020 News
We're overdue for an update at the Temple of Tuneage. Here's what's up Doc...
Rockstar Racecar's 3rd record, Hunk Oasis, is finished. A record release party at the Hat City Kitchen on February 15 was a blast! The band performed the entire record live plus some Rockstar Racecar faves. The performance was recorded by Gerry Griffin for a future live release. Check 'em out : https://rockstarracecar.com/
Al Festa was in recently putting the finishing touches on his project. No release date announced yet, so stay tuned for more info about Al.
Terry McCarthy is just about finished working on his 5th CD (his 3rd at the Temple) with guest musicians Bob Cannon, Tommy Mono and Mike Shapiro. A vocal session is scheduled soon with Bernadette and Catherine from Bern & the Brights. Terry's songwriting is awesome and this one is coming together nicely. Stay tuned for release info...
Happy New Year! January 2019 News
Great News at the Temple! Two records recorded, mixed & produced by Gerry Griffin at the Temple of Tuneage made Jersey Beat - Jim Testa's Top NJ Albums for 2018; The Porchistas' Porch Drive & Rockstar Racecar's The Real Housewives of Pyongyang.
Terry McCarthy is currently working at the Temple on his 5th CD (his 3rd at the Temple) with guest musicians Bob Cannon, Tommy Mono and Mike Shapiro. Terry's songwriting is awesome and this one is coming together nicely. Stay tuned for release info...
November News 2018
Overdue for an update! There's lots of good stuff going on at the Temple of Tuneage...
Meg Beattie has been working on her latest CD project with some great guitar work courtesy of Chris Bolger. Meg's voice and songwriting are wonderful.
Rockstar Racecar just released their 2nd CD of original songs recorded and mixed at the Temple. These young rockers from Bloomfield just keep getting better and better.
We're just about to put the finishing touches on a 7-song CD for Al Festa from Jersey City. Al is a wonderful songwriter and vocalist. Add the Zydeco Revelators, his backing band, and you've got a great collection of songs. Stay tuned for info about the release of this fun project.
Speaking of the Zydeco Revelators, they just released their 2nd CD, DEUX, recorded and mixed at the Temple... and they are scheduled to come in and start tracking for their next CD project.
Voice-over pro Rachel Butera is in town working with Howard Stern, but still finds time to stop by the Temple and do some work in-between radio shows.
and finally, By George!, a George Harrison tribute band has started work on their 10-song demo.
Need to record a song, a full-length CD or do some voice-over work? Please consider the Temple of Tuneage. Great recordings done on great equipment at a reasonable price. Cheers! 😎
Rockstar Racecar CD Release!
The Temple of Tuneage is happy to announce the release of the Rockstar Racecar CD. Produced, recorded and mixed by
Gerry Griffin at the Temple of Tuneage. Rockstar Racecar's release party at the Clash Bar in Clifton NJ was a blast with the band performing many tracks from their CD and some newer material too. Check out these young rockers... they're lotsa fun!
May Days at the Temple of Tuneage
We've been really busy at the Temple the past few weeks...
Voice-talent pro, Rachel Butera was in the studio working on more voice-over projects after spending a couple of days on the Howard Stern show.
Rockstar Racecar stopped by to track a new song "In the Shower"... we've finished up the overdubs for their debut CD, so now it's mixing time. It's been a blast working on their record... these young guys can ROCK! An Oreo-fueled band!
Zydeco Rvelators have been working regularly at the Temple on their next CD release. Some great originals and cool cover tunes... their record is coming together nicely.
Ready to record your first hit single or a full length CD? Give us a call at 862-202-5048, we would love to help you put together a great recording project!
April Activity at the Temple of Tuneage
The Temple of Tuneage welcomes Rockstar Racecar, a young rock band based out of Bloomfield NJ. Rockstar Racecar just finished tracking eight original songs and will return soon for overdubs... check 'em out at : rockstarracecar.com
The Zydeco Revelators continue to work at the Temple on their next release... it's always fun working with the Zydeo Revelators at the Temple of Tuneage. www.facebook.com/zydecorevelators
The Porchistas will be in to work on a "radio-friendly" version of their latest single "Mr. Chump" with the lovely Kelly Henneberry on vocals.
Looking to record a song, EP, full-length CD or some voice-overs? Give us a call at 862-202-5048
February Fun at the Temple
The Temple of Tuneage has been really busy the last few weeks...
The Zydeco Revelators were in doing overdubs and mixing their version of the Monkees' classic "I'm a Believer" for a Monkees tribute record. Great version, we'll let you know where it can be heard and purchased when the release date is announced.
The Jack Rio Trio has been working feverishly to finish up their 15-song debut CD. Dan Riordan and his brother Jonathan (aka the Porchistas drummer) will be releasing their CD on Saturday, March 4, two days before they leave for Georgia to hike the Appalachian Trail for the next six months. It's been really fun working on this record... Make sure to get your copy before these guys leave, you'll be glad that you did!
Looking to record a song, EP, full-length CD or some voice-overs? Give us a call at 862-202-5048
Current Projects at the Temple
We've been really busy at the Temple lately... The Porchistas are working on a new EP to be released in January 2017...
Five fun songs with some great guest artists contributing - vocals by Jenny Mustaches (Bone & Marrow) and Kelly Henneberry plus horns by our friends, The Defending Champions.
The Zydeco Revelators have returned to the Temple and spent one day recently tracking 20 new songs!
The Jack Rio Trio was also in recently tracking 15 songs for their first CD release and our favorite voice-over talent, Rachel Butera was working at the Temple during her visit back east during the end of October.
Give us a call to book the Temple for your next project... 862-202-5048. Cheers!
Terry McCarthy's latest CD, Go Fourth just released
Singer-Songwriter Terry McCarthy has just released his 4th CD, Go Fourth, recorded and mixed at the Temple. Produced by Gerry Griffin and mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound, Terry's new record is an awesome collection of songs featuring Terry's voice and beautiful, complex guitar playing, Tom Monahan's drumming, keyboards by Bob Cannon and bass tracks by Gerry Griffin.
Check out Terry's website, www.terrymccarthymusic.com to hear and purchase his CDs. The Charm and Go Fourth were produced by Gerry Griffin at The Temple of Tuneage.
A Busy Month at the Temple!
There's been lots of activity at the Temple of Tuneage over the past few weeks... Rachel Butera, an amazing voice-over talent and regular Howard Stern show contributor, was in the Temple several times recording various projects. Her impersonations and character voices are fun to record and even funnier to listen to ... Terry McCarthy is back at the Temple working on new tracks for an EP scheduled to be released in April 2016. Gerry produced and mixed Terry's 3rd release, The Charm, at the Temple of Tuneage. The new songs are sounding excellent, we're exciting to be producing Terry's newest project... and Gerry was finally able to get the wonderful singer/songwriter/pianist Jess Fleming in the studio with her band to record her latest single, "Sho Don't". There are many great projects currently happening at the Temple of Tuneage... Don't be left out, come check us out!
2015 AES Convention in NYC
The recent AES convention in New York was a great opportunity to see new pro audio gear and catch up with friends.
Here's Gerry with old friends Andrew Scheps (left) and Rob Arbittier (right). Andrew's list of credits is amazing! and Rob is one of the smartest and nicest people in the music biz! Rob was Stevie Wonder's touring keyboard player for many years.
Gerry Joins the Studio Logic Sound Sales Team!
Gerry Griffin has joined Studio Logic Sound, a leading Pro Audio dealer, as a sales associate. Studio Logic Sound, founded by industry veteran George A Hajioannou, is a first choice pro audio dealer for many recording engineers and producers. With over 90 product lines available, SLS is a one-stop shop for the best sounding equipment needed to produce today's hits and new artists. Gerry's friendship with George dates back over 20 years when they met during Gerry's time as the Sales Manager for Eventide. Give Gerry a call or email when you're shopping for a great deal on your next piece of outboard gear, microphone, mixer or if you are ready to dive into the "mix and match" world of 500-series toys. Phone: 862-202-5048 or email@example.com
Check us out @ studiologicsound.com