Written by Cindy Vaughan
Written by Cindy Vaughan
What are you going to do that stretches and entertains you this year? Where can you grow? Who do you want to meet in 2017? Traditional new year's resolutions lists bore me. They seem to repeat all the things I know I should have done better last year and resolve once again to try. But new year resolutions should be about expansion and excitement. I'm done with the 'shoulds' and I'm moving on to 'wants.' I want to learn. I want to play. I want to have fun in the place that we created.
Vaughan Music Studios had the pleasure of hosting a very special studio session event for Panasonic, Honda/Acura, Warner Brothers’ band JR JR, and Engineer Matt Scheiner, (son of multi-Grammy winner Eliot Scheiner), assisted by VMS’s studio producer, Mark Abrams. Read more below!
VMS recording clients Bright Night Alaska have just released the last in a series of seasonal EP releases. The Columbus-based group has been working on the latest EP 'The Summer' over the past few months, and have made it available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, and more. Continue reading and listen to the new EP below!
Curious about starting voice lessons? VMS offers vocal coaching from trained professionals for students of all ages and all levels of experience. In our lesson studio, our expert teachers will help you learn at your own pace and accomplish your goals with voice. Learn to sing any style of music that you choose, from pop to rock to opera to musical theater!
Stefan ‘T.Wong’ Thomas is a young up and coming artist from Columbus, Ohio. In the Spring of 2015 he recorded his new album ‘Journey’ with VMS’ Chief Engineer and Studio Manager Mark Abrams, and released it May 24th, 2015. The album is 16 tracks that show Thomas span R&B, rock, blues and more in a very impressive display of musicality. VMS guitar instructor Brandon Chapman produced the album, and is a regular collaborator with T.Wong. ‘Journey is already seeing tons of critical acclaim: The first single “Journey” was featured on The Source Magazine’s website, and the song’s video premiered on TheSingersroom.com We talked with Thomas about his music and the creation of “Journey”.
Talented VMS Students Madi & Ana Heichel have just released a new video! Watch the sisters perform Sara Bareilles' song "Brave" around the studio, with a little help from Alessandra Gesiotto (Miss Ohio High School 2015) Amanda Giroux (Miss Ohio Collegiate 2015), and Madison Gesiotto (Miss Ohio 2014). The fun video ends with a message, calling on viewers to be brave, and stand up against bullying. Watch below, and be sure to subscribe to their channel!
VMS recording clients Plaid Brixx recently put out a hilarious Game of Thrones-themed parody video, featuring music they recorded here in our studio. Read more about it and watch below!
VMS students Madi & Ana Heichel have been taking voice lessons with Cindy Vaughan for several years, and recently took to the studio to record their own rendition of Vance Joy’s song "Riptide". Read more about the video and watch below!
Echolocation is a band made up of drummer Clayton Peacock, bassist/vocalist Seth Peacock, & guitarist/vocalist Henry Morris. The high school students placed 2nd in the Instaband battle of the bands competition in February 2014, winning $500 of recording time at VMS. Since then they have completed their self-titled debut EP with VMS engineer Mark Abrams. Read more and listen to the EP below!
Columbus-based duo Bright Night Alaska have done it again! Multi-instrumentalists Justin Ranly and Matt Lefeld have been hard at work at VMS and have prolifically recorded with studio manager Mark Abrams over the past year. On April 14th, 2015 they released their latest EP 'The Spring' - the latest in their series of seasonal releases, following September 2014's 'The Fall' and January 2015's 'The Winter'. Continue reading and listen to the new EP below!
Cindy Vaughan recaps our Music Career Discussion & Drum Masterclass with Ryan Brown of Zappa Plays Zappa that took place at VMS on Saturday, April 4th.
Columbus band Two Cow Garage recently released a new single "Let The Boys Be Girls", which was recorded and mixed here at Vaughan Music Studios. They’re currently touring the US, and will release more tunes soon! Click through to listen to their new track.
Listen to "Let The Boys Be Girls" from Two Cow Garage's Bandcamp below:
Columbus band Kid Runner recently wrote a song for the Columbus Crew Soccer Club, and recorded it here at VMS. Click through to listen to the track!
The Sake Hut Basement Jam is a Columbus-based band made up of Ohio State students. They recently created some of their debut recordings here at VMS: three awesome Japanese pop/rock covers, which you can listen to below.
VMS President and vocal coach Cindy Vaughan writes a recap of our February Performance Showcase!
Ohio State student Wade Sockman recently recorded an original song called "Nostalgia" here at Vaughan Music Studios. Read more about Wade, his music, and listen to his fantastic new song below in our latest In The Studio feature.
The winter season can be hard on everyone, but it's especially harsh on your guitar. At best, winter weather has the potential to affect the tone and playability of your guitar. At worst, it can do serious damage to your guitar that will likely require an expensive repair. VMS guitar instructor Brian Cerney shares some tips to keep your guitar in top form during the winter months.
Bright Night Alaska, a Columbus-based duo consisting of multi-instrumentalists Justin Ranly and Matt Lefeld,
Andrew Benjamin, known by his stage name Benjamin, was hard at work in late 2014 recording his ‘The Guardian Angel EP’ here at VMS. We talked to him about his music and what to expect from this new recording project.
Happy Tooth & Dug is a band from Columbus, OH that recently mixed and mastered their debut album ‘W.H.Y.G.O.D.W.H.Y’ here at Vaughan Music Studios. We talked to the band about their music and the upcoming album, set to release September 30th!
Echolocation is a band made up of drummer Clayton Peacock, bassist/vocalist Seth Peacock, & guitarist/vocalist Henry Morris. The high school students placed 2nd in the Instaband battle of the bands competition in February, winning $500 of recording time at VMS. They used this time to record their recently released single “Good Fun”, which is available on Bandcamp now. We talked to the band about their recording experience and their creative process in this latest interview.
Columbus musicians Justin Ranly and Matt Lefeld are currently working on their debut release as Bright Night Alaska here at VMS. We talked to Justin about their music and this exciting new project!<!--break-->
On April 18th, the season finale of the Ohio Talent Seekers Competition took place at Grandview Heights High School. VMS student Anna Haught competed to win the grand prize of $1000 and an all expenses paid trip to audition for the television talent show of their choice. Anna worked hard at VMS in preparation for the competition, and it showed in her exceptional final performance. We talked to Anna about the competition and her plans for the future!