Shinyhead Studios are excited to announce the formation of our first Rock School class! Open to beginning and intermediate musicians aged 15-21, this weekly class will meet for 8 consecutive Wednesday nights 7-9pm from January 10 - February 28. The class will conclude with a free public performance at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church on March 3 at 3pm.
Your teacher is Dave Martin, a 30 year veteran choir teacher and lifelong musician. While teaching choir at West Middle School in Taylor, Dave started a Little Kids Rock sponsored modern rock band, before being interrupted by the pandemic. Dave has played guitar and sung in many successful bands, including Raising The Dead (a Grateful Dead tribute), The Classics, The Bel Airs, Hubbell Street, 120 Minute Men, the GIPC Band, and many more.
The School of Rock course is geared towards young musicians who are looking to play with others, with expert musical guidance. Players of drums, guitar, keyboards, bass, vocals are all welcome. We will bring in other expert professional musicians as clinicians over the course of the program.
The studio has 2 drum kits (one acoustic, on electronic), 3 keyboards (piano, synth, Hammond organ & Leslie), a bass amp and cab, 4 guitar amplifiers, multiple mics, music stands, and lots of auxilary percussion instruments.
Tuition is $400 for the whole session and concert. There is a 10-student limit, so claim your spot soon! If there is more interest, additional sessions may be added on Tuesdays.
Setlist (may be modified to fit our personnel):
• Come As You Are (Nirvana)
* Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
• Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
• Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty)
• Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
• Let It Be (Beatles)
Email or text Dave at 734-673-0307 with your name, age, and instrument to secure your place!
Construction has ended and Shiny Head Studios is open for your recording session or rehearsal! Features of the space include:
Dave has been busy with directing the choir at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church, building his home studio, and performing with Raising The Dead. Here are some opportunities to see Dave live!
Hey now! Raising the Dead is back and announcing a summertime of gigs. Here's where you can see it all. We'll see you at Otus Supply on July 2.
Check out our "blues For Allah" Set From February
In less than a week, you can stream The Crown Sessions everywhere! Check Shinyheadmusic.com on July 26 for links to your streaming service.
WOO HOO! The Crown Sessions CD has shipped to everyone who pre-ordered the disc. I still have a limited amount and I'll ship one to you for $20. The album will go live on all streaming services on June 26, with Apple Music taking purchase pre-orders on June 12.
If you'd like a copy, you can PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App me $20, along with your mailing address, and I'll get it right to you.
Thanks for your support, I can't wait for you to hear this collection of songs!
UPDATE: Here's the Apple Music link for the album, which will be included if you have a subscription. You can hear the first single, "March 2020 (Be With Me)" now. Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and all other streaming platforms will go live on July 26.
Here's a bunch of shows my Grateful Dead tribute band, Raising The Dead, is performing this summer around the Detroit area. Come out and see us! Get the most up to date info, videos, and news on our website or facebook page.
May 23 • Otus Supply, 345 E. 9 Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI • Summer Tent Series Kickoff Party, WSG Half Way There & Kids Under The Carpet, 1p-10p
Playing and producing music has kept me sane throughout the last year, and I am very fortunate to be surrounded with opportunities to make music with my students and fellow musicians. Here's 5 videos of recent performances to check out and enjoy.
My students at West Middle School are about 1/3 face to face in school and 2/3 online. We've been bridging the gap by using a browser-based recording software, Soundtrap, for them to record their voices. I then combined the voices using Logic Pro X and created a virtual choir from them. The students then made artwork that matched the songs, and the result will have you smiling ear to ear as you hear the sweet voices of children singing together.
Playing to a room which usually holds 200 with an audience of just 10, Raising The Dead performed a live streamed show that gathered almost 2,000 live views and over 450 comments. The original webcast is on Facebook, but here it's been transferred to YouTube. Amazing jamming, 5 excellent lead singers, and some of the best music ever. Check it out!
The GIPC Band met for a distanced, masked recording session at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church recently for a 15-song marathon recording session. 3 of the songs were included in the Palm Sunday service today. Enjoy these songs recorded for worship anytime on my YouTube channel.
The 30-day Kickstarter funding for The Crown Sessions album was a big success - thank you to everyone who supported the album's publishing and release by pre-ordering a copy. Thanks to your funding, I'll be working with GIPC Band drummer David Alvarez to lay down some new drum tracks, improving on my performances, and choosing a local artist to help design the visual art of the album.
I expect the final album to be published to all streaming sites and physical CDs to be delivered about mid-May. I'll even be including some bonus live tracks on the disc, but news on that will wait for another day.
Thanks again for all your support, and don't worry - if you missed out, the CD will be for sale once it's printed!
You can check out the latest Kickstarter updates here.
Music for any occasion!
Looking to book a band for your wedding, party, or festival? Look no further! See all the bands, and then contact Dave!