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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Rod Stewart

                                                                    Rod Stewart.

Roderick David "Rod" StewartCBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK, and his tally of 62 UK hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. He has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching number one on the BillboardHot 100. In 2007, he received a CBE for services to music.

With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963 he joined the Dimensions as a harmonica player and part-time vocalist, then in 1964 he joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars. Later, in August 1964, he also signed a solo contract, releasing his first solo single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", in October of the same year. He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (US: The Rod Stewart Album), in 1969. His early albums were a fusion of rock, folk musicsoul music and R&B. His aggressive blues work with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces influenced heavy metal genres.

From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook.

In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists". AGrammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine's list of the top 100 Greatest Singers of all time,  and No. 59 on Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of all time. As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, as a member of the Faces.














Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Oompah Roundabouts first interview!

                                             The Oompah Roundabouts first interview!
The Oompah Roundabout filmed their first interview last night ( Sat/ 19-07-2014 )
Filmed at Halfanacker film studio in Kwinana Western Australia the boy's home studio.
The interviewer was none other than their close friend Miss Squeak of google+ and uTube fame.
The boy's at the best of times don't take themselves too seriously and this interveiw was no different.
They have told me that once the interview has been edited it will be uploaded to their uTube channel.
They hope to do more of these types of video's in the future for their channel as well as their song video clips.
Their new single is currently at The Waveshop in The USA being mixed and mastered.
It, along with their previous 3 singles, 1, The Wibble Wobble. 2, I want a girl my own age. 3,Holiday are available for download at:





And many more!
They can be streamed on:
and many more! 
Check out and subscribe to their uTube channel: http://m.youtube.com/user/TheOompahRoundabout
These pics were taken last night before filming commenced. 

Pics of the set at Halfanacker studio! 





        Windy and Hormone!

         
Windy, Miss Squeak and Hormone! Oompah! :):) 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Gap central recording studio, Home of The Oompah Roundabout, Home recording studio.

    Gap central recording studio, Home of The Oompah Roundabout, Home recording  

Some fresh pics taken today ( 13-07-2014 ) of our control room named after Windy Woble called The Wind room in honor of Windy's masterful talents at mixing and general use of the Wind rooms equipment!
On the otherside of the red entrance door is what we both call Halfanacker film studio! 
This is where we ( The Oompah Roundabout ) shoot our video's, and it's named after me ( Hormone Howe ), An unfortunate incident consisting of myself and a indoor cricket ball back in the late 80's,
Outch! 
We have just completed all the tracking, and editing for our new single.
Windy has prepared the edited tracks and sent them to our mate mark at The Wave Shop in The USA for mixing and mastering.
When thats completed we then send it to cdbaby for release.
This will be our forth single and our first with the new live room setup and accoustic treatment, The drums are sounding a lot brighter and with having more room to move, enabled us to get the mic's where we wanted them rather than where they fitted. haha 
We are planning a video series in the not to distant future on gap central that will include what mic's we 
use and where we use them, everything we have in the studio and the studio its self.
So keep an eye out on our uTube channel for that and our official music videos as well.
Both windy and I ( Hormone ) would like to once again thank you for your support, Oompah!


















Sunday, 29 June 2014

ELO.

                                                                            ELO. 

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) were a British rock group fromBirmingham, England, who released eleven studio albumsbetween 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO was formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood's departure following the band's debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.

Despite early singles success in the United Kingdom, the band was initially more successful in the United States, billed as "The English guys with the big fiddles". They gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US, with 20 Top 20 UK singles and 15 Top-20 US singles (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, 20, of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single.

ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards, and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group's original 13 year period of active recording and touring.


















Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The Raspberries

                                                                 The Raspberries

The Raspberries were an American power pop/pop rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their crisp pop sound, which Allmusic later described as featuring "exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies." The members were known for their clean-cut public image, with short-hair and matching suits, which brought them teenybopper attention as well as scorn from some mainstream media outlets as 'uncool'. The group drew influence from the British Invasion era—especially The BeatlesThe WhoThe Hollies, and Small Faces—and its mod sensibility. In both the U.S. and the UK, the Raspberries helped pioneer the power pop music style that took off after the group disbanded. They also have a following among professional musicians such as Jack BruceRingo Starr, andCourtney Love.

The group's 'classic' lineup consisted of Eric Carmen(vocalist/guitarist/bassist), Wally Bryson (guitarist), Jim Bonfanti(drummer), and Dave Smalley (guitarist/bassist). Their best known songs include "Go All the Way", "Let's Pretend", "I Wanna Be with You", "Tonight", and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)". Producer Jimmy Ienner was responsible for all four of the Raspberries' albums in the 1970s. The group broke up in 1975 after a five-year run, and Eric Carmen proceeded to a successful career as a solo artist. Bryson and Smalley resurrected the group's name in 1999 for an album, which included singer/songwriter Scott McCarl working as the vocalist. In 2004 the original four-man lineup reunited and undertook a well-received reunion tour in 2005.