Amado Music LLC

Amado Music Crafts Ad Friendly Quirky Pop With Indie Singer-Songwriters

QuirkyPop CD Cover

What do you get when you combine four rising indie singer-songwriters with a seasoned arranger / producer, add a dash of fun, and throw in an accordion and a couple of ukuleles? Quirky Pop is the tasty result of this musical recipe. Released this month by LA based Killer Tracks, the 13- song disc features vocal and instrumental performances by indie singer-songwriters Molly Jenson, Erick Macek, Tolan Shaw and Christine Parker, on songs co-written by the artists and producer/arranger Marti Amado. The collection also features a high-spirited musical romp in the retro jazz style by veteran LA composer, James Studer. Backing instrumental performances by the likes of Dennis Caplinger on ukulele, banjo and guitars; Tommy Aros on percussion; Rob Thorsen on upright bass; Bobby Sale and Duncan Moore on drums; and Mark Hunter on electric bass, make this whimsical musical treat even more delicious.

ErickMacekAccord2

Artist/Songwriter Erick Macek lays down accordion tracks for Quirky Pop at Studio West

“The trend in broadcast advertising has been towards using light hearted, fun music as well as using indie artists and bands,” says Amado. “We kept all of this in mind when creating this collection of tunes, which stand on their own as songs, but would certainly be well suited to advertising music use too.”

Some of the more “off-beat” production techniques used on this project include mini bongos behind a whistling solo, ballpoint pen used to tap the cymbal stand for a light percussive effect, and accordion paired with banjo and percussion on a screwball tango number. Amado is all smiles when she describes the project, “It was so much fun!”

For samples visit: Killer Tracks

Engineer Kris Hoffman setting up for tracking Artist/Songwriter Molly Jenson for Quirky Pop disc

Engineer Kris Hoffman setting up for tracking Artist/Songwriter Molly Jenson for Quirky Pop disc