QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”
And we got both (well only one of the latter, but Doris still has the requisite nine lives, we reckon.) Which might explain the complete lack of misery here in The Premises, despite the endless gloom and doom out there. So come on in out of the cold – we’ll look after you!
FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022
Times are hard for musicians right now so we’re offering a whole year’s membership free if you renew before the end of January. Membership entitles you to big fat discounts and other benefits. (see here). Offer expires Jan 31st. Ask at reception or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PREMISES RADIO GOES LIVE
This is what we sound like! From Nina Simone to Little Simz, people have been making phenomenal music here for over 35 years. Premises Radio is like a walk through the building on a typical day, with sounds of every kind coming from every room. We don’t do genres. If a track hits the spot and was written, recorded, mixed or rehearsed here, odds are it’ll be somewhere in our eclectic playlist. Premises Radio is music exclusively by you. Download the free iPhone app here or listen free online here.
ART OF ARRANGING COURSE
It’s not hard to write a half decent song, maybe even a very good song. What happens next is the mysterious bit, the thing that turns a good song into a hit song. Janette Mason is one of the world’s top song arrangers behind a string of hits. If you’re a songwriter looking to go the next level, this three-day crash course could be the best investment you ever make. For more info and to book go here. Limited to twelve places only!
WHO’S BEEN IN?
Bands rehearsing here last month included: Chappaqua Wrestling, The Loveless, Oddkin, Red Snapper, Bonobo, Emeli Sande, Mansur Brown, Nicki Wells, Mike Park, Matt Maltese, Kyla La Grange, Miso Extra. Mae Muller and Chilly Gonzales. And in Studio A…KSTV LIVE STREAM
KSTV is the digital home for Kansas Smitty’s ever-expanding community of great musicians, with over 150 live broadcasts to date, winning the 2021 Jazz FM Digital Award. KSTV used our solar-powered recording studio last month to stream their virtual jazz bar live into a private event in L.A. Their verdict? “The team, the space and the attention to detail at The Premises were everything you can ask for from a partner in a high pressure live stream.”
Live streaming is a major part of our work here now so whether you want live broadcast or pre-recording, we have everything you need for a flawless HD audio+visual stream.
If you haven’t read this yet, you need to. A complete* list of everything the music industry needs to fix or get rid of in 2022. (*almost). See here.
Stay well, see ya soon. That’s all for now… apart from this: