Sunday, August 24, 2008
When did you first start playing the piano?
When I was 8.
Wait...how old are you now?
I just had a birthday...15.
Is it true that the band has given you a nick name?
Yeah, and now I have to live with it. I'm known as M.D.
O.K. But what does that mean?
It means "musical director". :) Our producer wanted someone to be the director of the band and I was elected.
You are known as the quiet more introspective sort... Sometimes even deep. Is that true?
Yeah...I guess. I think it's because I have a hole in my sweater...you know, the deep part.
You are also known a lot of times as the band's arranger. Tell us about that.
Yeah, I like the technical end of song arranging. Trying different things...moving song parts around. It's really creative and I like it.
Is it true that for your birthday you got a bass guitar?
There is SOME truth to that. I mean, I haven't quite picked it out yet. They gave me a book on how to play the bass called The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Bass Guitar. I'm not sure what they are trying tell me but...
Are you going to still play the keyboard?
Yes! But I'd like to learn to play another instrument and it would be fun to mix it up when we are performing.
O.K. I just gotta know this one. Are you really a beekeeper?
Yeah, it has side benefits...like honey!
There is also a rumour that you have a propensity for getting stung the day before performances and sometimes even hours before. Is that true?
Hey. I don't know where you are getting all of this information! But, yes. And before you even ask. I am slightly allergic meaning that my hand blows up like a balloon within minutes. It makes playing the keyboard...let's say....challenging.
Since you are known as M.D. Could you answer this one for the band. It has been asked by some of your fans. What is the first song you ever wrote together as a band?
We wrote "Skipping Stones" last fall. It was inspired by a river we always hang out at and also the inspiration came from what kids like to do. But our lead vocalist was the master mind behind that one! We plan to put that one up on Youtube soon.
Stay tuned for more Q & A from the Burnham Bros. Band!!!
Posted by B3 at 4:29 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
(Walking to NYC recording studio.)
Many have asked us:
What is it like in the recording studio in New York City?
It is like going to an amusement park! It is A LOT of fun and each day is different.
When we get to the studio, we usually discuss what we are going to do for the day. Sometimes we will continue working on a particular song from last session like "Perfect Saturday" and... a lot of times our producers will ask us to play some of our new stuff for them before we go in to record...
Then, we either lay instrument tracks...
This is where our lead vocalist picked up his passion for Dr. Pepper. There is a refrigerator stocked full of soda... we usually grab one during breaks...
This is the view from the window in the studio. This is really a photograph! It is directly behind us (literally) in our "discussion" photo!
Stay tuned for more Q & A from the Burnham Bros. Band...
Posted by B3 at 3:27 AM
Friday, August 1, 2008
Come check out our new stuff on Youtube. We have three new videos including our version of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. The links are to the right.
If you can, be sure to click on WATCH IN HIGH QUALITY below the" view" count.
Burnham Bros. Band
Posted by B3 at 11:30 AM