I’m currently in the studio laying down some of the final tracks for the long-awaited Blood, Guts & Firetrucks EP, which as yet has no name. Ryan Beveridge and I have been playing together for a number of years, in a few different bands. We formed BG&F when he joined me in Lismore in 2011, with Jack Towers on drums and later adding Aaron Hill. We’ve been playing gigs around the Northern Rivers region, and were lucky enough to play at Byron Bay BluesFest this year.
In the last few months, we’ve been working at putting together a four-song EP with some of our newest material. We have previously recorded a handful of songs on our own, getting some airplay on local radio, but for this release we have enlisted the help and substantial resources of recording engineer Steve Law, recording the bed tracks for the EP at Sunroom Studio in Whian Whian last month.
At the moment I’m listening Ryan recording the vocals for The Wrong Way, and later today I’ll be recording harmony vocals for various songs, as well as some additional keyboard and synth parts. After today’s session, we should be completely finished with tracking and ready to get everything mixed; one step closer to having a final product for release. The whole process has been partly funded by generous friends and supporters – we hosted a fundraiser trivia night earlier this month which helped us get to the end of our budgetary requirements to put this thing in the hands of people keen to hear it.