Media Release: In a spin: Journey to My Vinyl Destination – for music charity 24 February, 2019 Ever wondered how music is created and captured on a vinyl record? With the renaissance for affection of the vinyl record in mind, this is a unique event is giving music enthusiasts the chance to see great original Kiwi songs played, recorded – and that work cut on a vinyl record.
Charismatic and prolific Auckland musician, songwriter and producer and now vinyl-cutting expert (in training) Jesse Wilde, is staging Journey to My Vinyl Destination, on Saturday, March 16, from 1pm-4pm.
It’s an event for vinyl record lovers and anyone who enjoys good music. Jesse's band Wilde Taylor will perform a 45 minute performance of which two songs will be recorded, mixed, mastered and lathed to a 7 inch 45 RPM vinyl record right before your very eyes. Jesse’s band Wilde Taylor will perform songs, and he’ll explain his journey and the ups and the downs of learning the craft of making vinyl records.
The whole process of vinyl lathing, mixing and mastering for vinyl will be explained in this three-hour event. The hand-lathed 45 will then be auctioned to the highest bidder - a special wooden-cased, the first numbered copy of the 45rpm vinyl with the songs recorded and lathed during the session.
100% of the proceeds from the event, including the hand-lathed vinyl auction, are going to MusicHelps, a charity that uses music to provide therapy and support to New Zealanders and musicians in need. Patrons of the charity include New Zealand music legends Neil Finn and Lorde.
Journey to My Vinyl Destination is reelin’ and a rockin’ at Jesse’s cool and modern Studio 38, home of his Wilde Records Recording Studios on Airedale Street in Auckland City. Also coming to the party for this special music experience is The Sound radio station and Jack Daniels.
Jack Daniels will be supplying drinks and will have an expert mixologist on site to serve and explain the great Southern whiskey samples that will be on hand. There will also be giveaways, hand-lathed collectable vinyl and other merchandise available for sale.
This is a celebration of the artistry of both live and recorded music in a world where digital platforms diminish its value and reduces music to a ‘commodity’. We’re creating hand-lathed collectible vinyl – tangible musical artefacts to treasure. Playing live music is a craft. Lathing vinyl is a craft. Making great whiskey is a craft. This event is all about the good things in life.
This event is also supported by Now Sound Ltd importers and distributors of audio/video equipment brands include Shure Microphones & QSC professional. Also speaking at this event is Donald McLeod a specialist in crafted engineering and director of The Pine Nut Record Hub, and will be filmed and supported by FaceTV.
Special thanks to Tyler Tantin, live sounds and recording engineer, and David Chechelashrili, marketing engineer.
Saturday, 16 March, 2019, at 1-5pm, at Wilde Records Recording Studios, Studio 38, 38 Airedale Street, Auckland City.
MusicHelps AwhinaPuoro was established in 2012 as the New Zealand Music Foundation. As well as being consistently involved in projects that use the power of music to change the lives of thousands of Kiwis in need, MusicHelps provides emergency assistance to musicians experiencing hardship and illness. Its Backline support services include world-first online, phone and in-person counselling. Check them out at https://musichelps.org.nz/.
Vinyl record and music fans will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event - click here to reserve one of the 45 tickets.
Parking options: Parking options on the streets surrounding Airedale Street. See map of on-street parking Civic Car Park, 299 Queen Street - entry at Greys Ave and Mayoral Drive Cost: $4 p/h Distance: 9 minutes walk More info
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