View Full Version : "Smiley" From demo to studio

06-21-2010, 03:00 PM
I don't if anyone is interested but here's a new song my band Three Hour Tour just recorded, called "Smiley" for a CD we're working on. It started as a riff / progression / groove kinda thing that I posted on YouTube for my co-writer to write some steel drum melodies over. Then he took my solo uke "tutorial" and, in his studio, laid bass and drums down to a click (my original had no click, just a loose arrangement). After I put down my ukes, 2 rhythm L/R and a solo down the middle, Greg did the steel drums and that was it. We were kind of in a hurry to get one more original track for the CD, so that one came together from idea to finished tracking in a couple weeks.

Here's the solo uke chords:


Here's the studio recording w/rough mix, + some fx: