This year has been busy at Rock U. We've had a lot of changes, mostly good ones, and we've tried a lot of new things, mostly successful. At Neoga, we had to let go of the building next door due to lack of growth, but we've grown in other areas. Our recording studio partnership with Bo Hardiek and Draven Studios is up and running. Bo and Marty have been producing some great sounding tracks for Marty's band, CrossBorn. Check them out on YouTube. CrossBorn on YouTube
Marty recorded and mixed, and Bo mastered, the Eagle's Wings CD "Going Home" this year, and it turned out great! The group is thrilled with the finished product, and so are we! Catch the guys at one of their shows and get your copy!
Marty also recorded, mixed, and mastered five songs for Christian vocalist Kim Shuemaker this year. The results were impressive! Track her down and ask for a copy!
At Tuscola, things have really been hopping. The lesson studio has been mostly renovated, thanks to the hard work of Denny Ellis and Rick Nelson. We hope to complete the finishing touches over Christmas break. Perhaps the most exciting news is the start of our live music promotions at The Vault. We're hosting monthly Bluegrass Jams and occasional concerts in the Stage Room upstairs.
Let's see . . . what else? Oh yeah! We had an incredibly successful Summer Rock Band Camp at Tuscola in July. The Five Seasons band was born, and Central Illinois took notice, thanks to WCIA. The TV station did a feature on the girls and our camp, and even provided additional coverage of their performance during the Tuscola Our Town segment. WCIA Feature
Anything else? One more thing. Our DJ/karaoke service was pretty busy during 2018, and we hope to be busier next year. If you have an event and need affordable, professional entertainment, contact us!