LANARKSHIRE'S OWN ‘WALL OF SOUND' READY FOR BUSINESS
Cave Wall Studios
* New recording studio ready for musicians
* Refurbished facility offers unique service to budding stars
* Record your own demos at pop parties
Pic caption: Anna Lang, a member of the Cave Wall Studios management team, outside the refurbished studios.
The Beatles' early career was shaped at The Cavern and now Scottish bands can use the Cave Wall to get on the right track to stardom.
A newly refurbished recording studio and rehearsal space has opened in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, offering a unique range of facilities to help budding artists. As well as having the ability to cut their own records, musicians and singers can also access professional voice coaching and be given advice in photography, marketing and media training to help get their material noticed.
Cave Wall Studios (formerly known as Soundwave Studios) has been completely rennovated to offer acoustically enhanced surroundings and upgraded equipment including new mic stands, drum heads on the kits and a brighter, more creative space for artists.
As well as state-of-the art facilities for professional, or would-be professional, talent another innovation will see the studio open for ‘pop parties' where enthusiastic amateurs can record their own lead vocals on tracks which will be turned into bespoke CDs.
Cave Wall's new music accessory store will also be open every day from noon to midnight, stocking everything from spare strings, picks and straps to drumsticks and cables.
The studio is managed by David Lang who has worked with names such as; Stuart Fletcher, from platinum selling 90s band The Seahorses; and Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, who also played and co-wrote "Grace" and "Mojo Pin" with the late Jeff Buckley.
David said, "The new Cave Wall Studios offer musicians and singers the complete package which may be unique in Scotland. Not only do they get well-equipped recording and rehearsal space, but also professional help in the early stages to help them make the most of their talent and get them noticed.
"The facility is a wonderful addition to the music scene and I'm sure many future stars will benefit from receiving such high quality assistance."
Cave Wall Studios is teaming up with sister company Lucid PR, Events and Marketing, based in Inverness, to provide media training and marketing advice to artists.
Peter Kane, Lucid's Client Director, said "Traditionally studios have just been large spaces where bands went to record some tracks and little else. We wanted to offer something more by giving them room to rehearse in comfort as well as offering support in a number of important areas in which they may need help.
"Artists would normally have to go to several different agencies to get that level of professional assistance but here they can get it under one roof."
Local bands and artists pulled together on Saturday to help open Cave Wall Studios with a bang at their launch party in the Tudor Hotel, Airdrie.
Steven Warnock, Crafty Bison, Scott Cowie, Jamie Syme, Gia Valentina and Mark Rooney were just some of the acts to entertain the crowd. After a successful opening the team are looking forward to getting down to work with bookings filling up fast already.
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