Hook, Line and Sing-A-Long Winners Record With Annie Crummer and Anna Coddington at Roundhead Studios
Thankful is the best word to describe the feeling that ran through Auckland’s Roundhead Studios on July 17th for the winners of the 2014 Hook, Line and Sing-A-Long songwriting competition.
The three 14 year-old girls, Maxine Vaihu (St Mary's College), Julia Tu'unga (Auckland Girls Grammar) and Meleseini Puletau (Selwyn College), who perform as Tempo Style, had the opportunity to record their song at the prestigious Roundhead Studios opened by Neil Finn in 2007.
The girls were Mentored by New Zealand music legend Annie Crummer, who brought her years of music industry experience and her infectious energy to this exciting day in the studio.
The group started with a workshop on their song lyrics and then to developing their song structure.
By noon, they had worked through vocal exercises and started laying down tracks.
Anna Coddington also joined in, recording the acoustic, bass and electric tracks.
After the finishing touches and final mix had been completed, the girls said goodbye to Annie and Anna and then enjoyed shopping for new instruments at The Rockshop, who generously donated a portion of the girls' prize.
This amazing experience made the girls appreciate all the hard work and time that goes into recording a song!
Hook, Line and Sing-A-Long is sponsored by Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa (MENZA) and The New Zealand Music Commission. For more information go to www.hooklineandsingalong.com
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