Joshua Michael Howard (JMH) worked with Adam Levine on The Voice. Now he’s working with Forge Recording lead engineer Ron DiSilvestro. The first song in this collaboration is entitled Make You Feel Right.
JMH sings and plays guitar on the track. Ron DiSilvestro plays drums and also produced, recorded and mixed the music. The other musicians are Manny Hampton (keys), Josue Santiago (bass), and Josh Nussbaum (guitar).
JMH competed in the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice. He is not the only Voice contestant to call Forge Recording home. Matthew Schuler (Team Christina Season 5), Nadjah Nicole (Team Blake Season 9) and Gina Costanzo (team Blake Season 10) have all produced major projects at Forge Recording.
Gina was selected by Blake Shelton on The Voice in 2016. When not performing she spends time collaborating in the studio with producer Digital Crates.
Working with Digital Crates has always been incredible for me. He understands how I record and it is easy to play off him as he plays off me in a session. He is that person I can finish his sentence to as he can do the same for me.– Gina Zo
I really enjoyed getting to utilize Forge to allow my visions come true. The grand piano that is here holds a lot of my secrets so to speak because I have gotten to write a few of my songs using it. This album holds a lot of truth to it. It is very much a fun and loving album but shows the side of me I do not think people always get to see because I am so driven and focused. It shows my passion for life and the arts and how love plays into all of these things. — Gina Zo
Songwriter and rapper Gizzle worked on new material for three days at Forge Recording. Gizzle is signed to Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records and has written for Teddy Riley, Puff Daddy, Pharrell, Timbaland, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Trey Songs, Ty$, YG, Iggy Azalea, Hit-Boy, Kid Ink and others.
While at Forge Gizzle recorded vocals in The Academy Studio and live instruments in Studio A. She also took advantage of Forge Recording’s quick turn CD duplication services for her album 7 Days in Atlanta.
The title track from Dejure Hest’s album Do Better has been released as both a single and a video. The song I Can Do Better was recorded and mixed at Forge Recording by Dejure Hest and Mike Harmon, and is performed by Philadelphia artist Troi Lauren.
The Album Do Better is a collection of songs that inspire us to live a purposeful life with determination to succeed. The single I Can Do Better reflects one person’s journey to overcome adversity.
Award winning TV and Film composer, Ryan Leach, chose Forge Recording to track the music for an upcoming movie. Ryan holds a degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music and has scored a dozen feature films. His music has been heard on every major TV network.
Ryan conducted a string quartet which was recorded by Forge Recording Lead Engineer, Ron DiSilvestro. The film, entitled Candy Jar, stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Hunt, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, and Orange Is The New Black actress Uzo Aduba.
I really enjoyed working at Forge. The atmosphere was very professional. Ron is on top of things and really knows what he is doing. It was great working with him.–Ryan Leach
Forge Recording’s Live Events Team hit the road to record four classical pieces performed by The Bucks County Wind Ensemble. Our client, Northeastern Music Publications, is a publisher of sheet music for bands and orchestras. Forge Recording provides a multi-track recording and mixing of the musical arrangements.
Northeastern’s most recent offerings include On the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin, Fantasie on the traditional Chinese folk song A Beaded Purse, Golden Age by Yu Jianfang, and Swarm Theory by Gary Fagan. The works were arranged by Dr. Randy Navarre who will be traveling to China to perform some of the pieces with local middle school students.
Audio Engineer Brendan McGeehan recorded the ensemble on location, while Forge Recording Lead Engineer Ron DiSilvestro mixed and mastered the recordings in Studio A.
Influenced by the late eighties and early nineties Manchester music scene, Pretty Digital’s Bobby Byrne played in bands in his home town of Dublin, Ireland, before moving to Philadelphia.
The video for Pretty Digital’s single Get Used To It (below) was filmed, edited and directed by Jay Yachetta, and produced by Brendan McGeehan. The video features some famous Philly landmarks in a hip, retro style.
Soulful Blues Band Von Roz utilized both Studio A and The Academy Studio to record their latest EP. Forge Recording’s Brendan McGeehan produced and engineered the project which was written by music and life partners John von Glaubitz and Meg Rozinski.
Von Roz consists of John on guitar and vocals, Meg on keyboards and vocals, Jeff Leonard on drums and John Roberts on bass. Fans can listen to the EP on Reverb Nation here.
Check out the video “Shadow Puppets” from the EP which was filmed at Forge Recording.
While in town comedian Dee Lee taped his weekly radio show at Forge Recording. Described as “Christian Reality Radio,” The Dee Lee Show plays the top hits of today and yesterday and includes celebrity interviews, local artists, and relevant current events.
Shelly Shell Williams and Dee Lee discuss current events in Studio A
For years, Dee Lee has been sharing his gift of comedy, appropriately labeled “The Ministry of Laughter,” with people across the country. A successful comedy club owner and host of HBO ZONE, Dee Lee has made numerous appearances on TV shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Apollo Comedy Hour.