I had the pleasure of participating in the “Keep the Beat” Radiothon to help raise money and encourage the donation of musical instruments for kids in the unified school district of Santa Barbara. Michelle Beauchesne and I went down to KTYD 99.9 and visited with the wonderful Lin Aubuchon & Bill Pesso who were hosting the Radiothon. There was a brief interview and we played an acoustic version of the Summercamp hit “Should I Walk Away” and our spin on the U2 song “Beautiful Day“.
It didn’t make it into the final cut of the film, and as a result has been sitting on the shelf for years. I figure now is an appropriate time to share the fun time that was had that day. Thank you Eddie… Rest in Peace.
A band from Moscow, Russia called “Pompeya” is on tour in the states and came through Santa Barbara August 18th, 2019. They played a show at Fox Winery for a Red Wagon Music event. My daughter Nina shot the video and I made a mix of the (somewhat) individually tracked audio. Warning: Catchy song. Get your eighties on!
I was asked by the producers of Baywatch to write a song to replace the song “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys for this classic Baywatch montage as part of the monumental Baywatch HD Remastering effort. I was honored and a little terrified to replace such an epic song. Here’s what I came up with: “California Dream”
The original Baywatch series was shot on 35mm film, so the producers were able to go back and scan all of the original footage for all 9 seasons and digitize them in high definition. All 350 songs for the classic montages needed to be replaced. No easy task, but certainly a fun one! Many songwriters were involved and it took months to cross the finish line. I was fortunate enough to contribute 17 songs working out of my home studio. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Tariqh Akoni and Tony Sevener, from Summercamp on a few of those songs as well.
The new Karla Bonoff album “Carry Me Home” has been officially released worldwide today! It’s an honor to have been given the opportunity to contribute to this beautiful album and work with such an amazing artist. Listen: Spotify • iTunes • Amazon