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New album coming soon!


By Beerhunter, 2017-06-05
New album coming soon!

Everyday we are inching closer to having a complete album done. We are currently working on album art! Very excited to see things coming together.

Mr. Jones you will be missed


By Beerhunter, 2016-01-11

Very sad day for the London Project. We lost another great one.

From the wire...

David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 and had just released a new album.

Bowie, whose hits included "Fame," ''Heroes" and "Let's Dance," died "peacefully" and was surrounded by family, representative Steve Martin said early Monday. The singer had fought cancer for 18 months.

Long before alter egos and wild outfits became commonplace in pop, Bowie turned the music world upside down with the release of the 1972 album, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" which introduced one of music's most famous personas. Ziggy Stardust was a concept album that imagined a rock star from outer space trying to make his way in the music world. The persona — the red-headed, eyeliner wearing Stardust — would become an enduring part of his legacy, and a touchstone for the way entertainers packaged themselves for years to come.

Bowie turned 69 on Friday, the same day as he released a new album called "Blackstar."

"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief," said a statement issued via his social media accounts. No more details were provided.

The singer, who was born David Jones in London, came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his appearance and sounds. After Ziggy Stardust, the stuttering rock sound of "Changes" gave way to the disco soul of "Fame," co-written with John Lennon, to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced "Heroes."

He had some of his biggest successes in the early 1980s with the bombastic "Let's Dance," and a massive American tour. Another one of his definitive songs was "Under Pressure," which he recorded with Queen; Vanilla Ice would years later infamously use the song's hook for his smash hit "Ice Ice Baby."

"My entire career, I've only really worked with the same subject matter," Bowie told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I've always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety — all of the high points of one's life."

Bowie lived in West Berlin in the late 1970s and Mayor Michael Mueller said Monday that "Heroes" became "the hymn of our then-divided city and its longing for freedom."

Germany's Foreign Ministry added Bowie was "now among heroes" and thanked him for "helping to bring down the wall."

Bowie's performance of "Heroes" was also a highlight at a concert for rescue workers after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

"What I'm most proud of is that I can't help but notice that I've affected the vocabulary of pop music. For me, frankly, as an artist, that's the most satisfying thing for the ego," Bowie said.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, but he didn't attend the ceremony. Madonna, another artist who knew something about changing styles to stay ahead of the curve, accepted for him and recounted how a Bowie concert changed her life when she attended it as a teenager. David Byrne, of the art rockers Talking Heads, inducted Bowie and said he gave rock music a necessary shot in the arm.

"Like all rock 'n' roll, it was visionary, it was tasteless, it was glamorous, it was perverse, it was fun, it was crass, it was sexy and it was confusing," Byrne said.

Bowie kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s. He made a moody album three years ago called "The Next Day" — his first recording in a decade which was made in secret in New York City. "Blackstar," which earned positive reviews from critics, represented yet another stylistic shift, as he gathered jazz players to join him.

He released a music video on Friday for the new song "Lazarus," which shows a frail Bowie lying in bed and singing the track's lyrics. The song begins with the line: "Look up here, I'm in heaven."

Tributes poured in for the singer after the announcement of his death. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted about his sadness from outer space aboard the International Space Station, saying "his music was an inspiration to many."

British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that Bowie's death is "a huge loss." He wrote he had grown up listening to and watching Bowie and called the singer a "master of reinvention" and a pop genius who kept on getting it right.

The Rolling Stones wrote they were "shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original."

Bowie felt uneasy about some of his greatest material, once embarking on a "greatest hits" tour saying it would be the last time performing much of his old material. He later relented, however.

"I'm not a natural performer," he said in the 2002 interview. "I don't enjoy performing terribly much. Never have. I can do it and, if my mind's on the situation, do it quite well. But five or six shows in, I'm dying to get off the road and go back into the studio."

Bowie was married twice, to the actress and model Mary Angela "Angie" Barnett from 1970-80, and to international supermodel Iman since 1992. He had two children — Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones — one with each wife.

 

David Bowie Glass Spider tour live full concert 87

Circling the Drain


By Beerhunter, 2014-12-05
Circling the Drain

Hello everyone! We are happy to announce a new track from The London Project. This new song is called Circling the Drain and it is a bit of a preview on what to expect on our new concept album.

If you have a moment we would love for you to have a listen.

http://www.mixposure.com/the-london-project/audio/18844/circling-the-drain

 Many thanks, Lonnie and Don

Please vote for our song in a song contest


By Beerhunter, 2014-03-25
Please vote for our song in a song contest

Hello everyone!

We have submitted a song for consideration on a CBC radio contest and are hoping you could take a quick second and vote for us. No registration necessary. The URL ishttp://r3.ca/1fpZ

Thank you!!!

Lonnie and Don

Lover's Moon (Featuring Farrell Jackson)


By Beerhunter, 2014-02-22
Lover's Moon (Featuring Farrell Jackson)

The London Project is very pleased to present our very first collaboration! Farrell Jackson delivers an outstanding performance on our new song, Lover's Moon. Thank you for your efforts Farrell!

http://www.mixposure.com/the-london-project/audio/17181/lovers-moon-featuring-farrell-jackson

Kissed By Angels - The London Project


By Beerhunter, 2014-02-17
Kissed By Angels - The London Project

Greetings all! We are happy to announce that we have a new song out called Kissed By Angels. This song is inspired by an event that I experienced in the summer of 2013.

A young lady was struck by a car while crossing the highway. It happened only a few meters away from me and I was the first responder. I applied my "rusty" first aid knowledge, held her and comfort her until help arrived 10 minutes later. The fact that she survived that day could only mean that she was Kissed By Angels.

http://www.mixposure.com/the-london-project/audio/17118/kissed-by-angels

Hi everyone,<br /><br />Hockey Night in Canada is looking to replace their current nostalgic theme song. They have asked for song submissions from basically everyone in Canada (or so it seems). Anyhow, Here is a link to our submission. <br /><br />Check it out! :) ... oh, and vote, we need lots of clicks!!<br />Hockey Night Tonight - The London Project<br /><br /><a href="http://anthemchallenge.cbc.ca/mediadetail/283494">;http://anthemchallenge.cbc.ca/mediadetail/283494</a><br /><br /><br /><br />

Mushroom Studio's - Vancouver, Canada


By Beerhunter, 2008-05-18

<a href="http://bp1.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDHxIAQi_UI/AAAAAAAAAMo/oiUR_07HhFE/s1600-h/DSC02126.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5202204164400282946" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://bp1.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDHxIAQi_UI/AAAAAAAAAMo/oiUR_07HhFE/s320/DSC02126.JPG" border="0" /></a>I can remember many years ago, driving down W. 6th Street in Vancouver and seeing the big backlit Mushroom Studio's sign (wonder what happened to the sign anyways... isn't there anymore). Just the sight of the studio sign triggered memories of one of my favorite bands, <a href="http://bp0.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDM56QQi_XI/AAAAAAAAANA/93xcalg8cGo/s1600-h/IMG00120.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5202565667502620018" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; WIDTH: 213px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 151px" height="183" alt="" src="http://bp0.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDM56QQi_XI/AAAAAAAAANA/93xcalg8cGo/s320/IMG00120.jpg" width="225" border="0" /></a>Heart. Heart and the Mushroom label were synonimus at the time. The music during this era was very electifying to me. In some ways Mushroom Studios was very much a part of my childhood as I grew up living with the music that came out of this studio. As a producer/Engineer, this was truly something that I have wanted to experience my entire life.

<a href="http://bp0.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDM5vQQi_WI/AAAAAAAAAM4/9Uj2j0QL8xI/s1600-h/IMG00110.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5202565478524058978" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://bp0.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDM5vQQi_WI/AAAAAAAAAM4/9Uj2j0QL8xI/s200/IMG00110.jpg" border="0" /></a>Upon entering Mushroom Stuidio's I could quickly confirm that all my favorites had been there. Chilliwack and their "Dreams, Dreams, Dreams" gold record was displayed as expected. Tom Cochran and Red Rider, Marcy Playground, Loverboy, Prism and many other great records that I had forgotten about were recorded here as well. With all this history painted on the walls how can you not hear the music?
In 1946, one of Canada's first studios named Aragon Recording Studios was opened in Vancouver, aided by Al Reusch. Reusch was a <a href="http://bp2.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDH1lQQi_VI/AAAAAAAAAMw/d_9cVs81eno/s1600-h/IMG00115.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5202209064957967698" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; CURSOR: hand" height="205" alt="" src="http://bp2.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDH1lQQi_VI/AAAAAAAAAMw/d_9cVs81eno/s320/IMG00115.jpg" width="181" border="0" /></a>musician, big band leader, and one of Vancouver's first DJ's. By 1954, Reusch acquired sole ownership of Aragon Studios which would lead to the construction of Mushroom Studios.
The current home of Mushroom Studios was built in 1966 at 1234 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. Built by Aragon from the ground up as a first class audio recording studio, it was an orchestral recording room for special sessions by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). Howard Tremaine consulted on the original acoustic design and equipment installation. One of the first clients was Diana Ross and The Supremes, and later Led Zeppelin would also record there.

<a href="http://bp0.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDM9KQQi_YI/AAAAAAAAANI/Ii7kw-5LgW4/s1600-h/IMG00109.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5202569240915410306" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; WIDTH: 182px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 207px" height="207" alt="" src="http://bp0.blogger.com/_KcCGgmBQFy4/SDM9KQQi_YI/AAAAAAAAANI/Ii7kw-5LgW4/s320/IMG00109.jpg" width="193" border="0" /></a>This is the first of several blogs that will be writing as a result to my weekend full of rubbing elbows with some of the great producers and engineers that have worked in Vancouver.

During the next few days I will be writing about my experiences with Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Led Zepellin, Metallica, Aerosmith) Jeff Dawson (State of Shock, Daniel Powter, Holly McNarland) Roger Swan (K-OS, Swollen Members) Devin Townsend (Lamb of God, Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour) Ben Kaplan (Chevelle, Trapt, Shakira) GGGarth Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine) Howard Redekopp (Tegan &amp; Sara, New Pornographers)

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