Jul 22, 2011

The Upside of Maybe Head's In To Studio


Michael Bannerman and his popular 6 piece pop/rock group "The Upside of Maybe" are headed into the studio this week to work with award winning producer Andrew Horrocks on their long awaited debut project.

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Posted by: droidsalad

Michael Bannerman and his popular 6 piece pop/rock group "The Upside of Maybe" are headed into the studio this week to work with award winning producer Andrew Horrocks on their long awaited debut project.

"I know it's taken us a while to get this thing started" says Michael, "... but we really wanted to get it right. You know, as a band we wanted to make sure that we really had our sound figured out before heading in to put it down and of course... it's all about the tunes... you really want to make sure that you've got some good material to record. You can have the most amazing studio and musicians in the world, and if the song stinks... nothing's going to save it."

Michael, who has worked with Andrew Horrocks in the past on his Lost Coin projects is excited about reconnecting with his old friend.

"Andy really is the pefect guy to work with on a project like this... he's helped a lot of new bands find themselves and it really does seem to be his gift. He's so laid back in the studio and yet not afraid to say to you 'hey that riff really isn't working for me' - yet in a nice enough way that you don't run out of the place thinkiing that you stink so bad that you need to give up singing all together"

The Upside of Maybe, which features Michael as one of it's primary vocalists will be laying down the bedtracks to three tunes when they head into the studio this week and hope to have at least one of them ready for release (along with an acoompanying youtube video) by the end of August.

"We are really rethinking how we market ourselves on this project," explains Bannerman. "The industry has really changed and I'm still not sure that people qutie have an idea of how to navigate it all yet. Our thought on this is to try and focus on releasing a monthly downloadable single and work on promoting that - instead of waiting to release a whole complete project. So ya... it may take a bit longer before you see an actual complete Upside of Maybe project or CD... but there will be lots of material out there soon enough for everyone to hear."