May 31, 2018 0

‘The Shaman’ by Shawn Tavenier

 The Shaman is the first cut from Shawn Tavenier’s upcoming “Bonny Doon Sessions.” Part homage to our Canadian landscape, partly a musing on music and how it’s created and a heartfelt tip of the hat to Gord Downie, one of […]

Mar 16, 2018 0

Watch ‘Ice Cold Machete,’ live video from The Record Centre.

‘Ice Cold Machete,’ from the band’s peformance back in December @ The Record Centre is here. On December 17, the lads performed a set at the Record Centre to celebrate the vinyl release of The Human Crush and were joined […]

Mar 3, 2018 0

Eric Eggleston Band Live @ Stray Dog Brewing Company!

Eric Eggleston Band Live @ Stray Dog Brewing Company! Join the Eric Eggleston band for a wild evening of music, beers and laughs at the award-winning Stray Dog Brewing Company. Starring: Eric Egglestron, Tyler Kealey, Andrew Bryant and Michel Delage. […]

Feb 22, 2018 0

Chris Zimmerman

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Chris Zimmerman has just hit the studio here to begin work on his first solo EP. The ecclectic folkster and Twin Flames drummer is heading out on a Canadian east-coast tour on March 18 to promote this […]

Jan 2, 2018 0

Watch this short film about making music!

Happy Holidays All! Below is a short film by Kim Vincent which depicts a few days in my life; creating songs for my new album as well as collaborating on tracks with a handful of unique artists. Enjoy! Wishing you […]

Dec 20, 2017 0

A Promise of Love

As the holiday season approaches, I find myself listening to this gem.  It was one year ago that Shawn penned this hopeful tune, which features Julie Corrigan. Enjoy!   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Dec 9, 2017 0

The Human Crush will be released on vinyl with a performance in Ottawa on Dec 17, 2017.

Eric Eggleston will be releasing his solo record on vinyl next Sunday with a performance at the Record Centre in Ottawa. Join us for the gig @ 3pm.  The band is: Eric Eggleston (guitar/vocals) Tyler Kealey (keys/vocals) Andrew Bryant (bass/vocals) […]

Nov 27, 2017 0

Kobo Town wins Canadian Music Folk Award!

Congratulations to Kobo Town for bringing home a CFMA last week! Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves and his band were in Ottawa to perform and to accept the award for Best World Group Artists of the Year. I love this group. […]

Nov 27, 2017 0

HBD Justin Trudeau of Etoile Noire

Happy Birthday Justin and congrats to Fabien and you on the release of your debut record. The dynamic duo that makes up this indie-folk-rock group has just returned from an eastern Canadian leg to promote their new record GONE. more […]

Sep 13, 2017 0

Alanna Sterling’s new single ‘Heartbeat’ is here!

‘Heartbeat,’ Alanna Sterling’s first single from her upcoming record is available and streaming everywhere. The album ‘Visible Spectrum,’ will be released in early October.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Aug 2, 2017 0

Three Finger Shot is nominated for a People’s Choice @ Calgary Music Awards

Three Finger Shot are currently touring across Eastern Canada promoting their new EP ‘Stories From A Small Town.” The band, led by duo Tony Ronalds and Trevor Bowering, have just been nominated for a  Calgary People’s Choice Award. Congrats guys!     […]

May 30, 2017 0

Beercan Beats!

I had a blast making a beat out of a beercan for Stray Dog Brewering Co. and the Orleans Craft Beer Festival. Check out the trailer below. Video by Dave Ledoux   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

May 10, 2017 0

Here’s what’s been up.

Hey everyone! Here’s a short snippet of what’s been up here at the studio.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

May 7, 2017 0

Rebecca Noelle! Onto the finals of TVA’s La Voix!

  As our Nation’s Capital continues to flood from the quick thaw and heavy precipitations, many will be tuning into TVA’s La Voix to cheer on Rebecca Noelle, as she competes in this evening’s big finale.  La Voix is Quebec’s version of the Voice and […]

Mar 30, 2017 0

Juno Awards in Ottawa!

It’s Junofest in Ottawa and there is lots going on in the Capital leading up to Sunday night’s award ceremony at Canadian Tire Centre. A highlight event will be ‘OUTLAWS & GUNSLINGERS’ this Friday, March 31 @ Saint-Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. […]

Mar 1, 2017 0

Calgary’s Three Finger Shot hitting up radio.

Calgary’s Three Finger Shot are heating up. The east-coast turned Albertan group, fronted by Tony Ronalds and Trevor Bowering, have released their first single “We Never Said.”   The Celtic-flavored rock anthem is from their upcoming EP “Stories From a […]

Feb 17, 2017 0

310 Days T’il Christmas!

Hey now! Etoile Noire is a new duo featuring Fabien Melanson & Justin Trudeau (not our PM!) We took an organic mostly live off the floor approach to this one, with a couple of overdubs. Check out the rootsy and […]

Feb 4, 2017 0

Shawn Tavenier’s Promise of Love.

It had been a minute since I worked on a complete track with my ol’ friend and confidante, Shawn F. Tavenier. A few years ago, his band SilverCreek and I headed down to 22 Studios in Bellefonte Pennsylvania to track […]

Nov 22, 2016 0

Chandler Limited’s new Redd microphone looks incredible!

Dear Santa, I think that I have finally narrowed down my list for this year.. I know that you’re busy both building toys and promoting your upcoming moving picture ‘Bad Santa 2,’ but this could be well worthwhile. Continuing their […]

Nov 17, 2016 0

Sebastien Weathers

It was a gas working with Sebastien Weathers on his debut record ‘Sketches for Fallen Land.’ We started the project at Shop V in Sebastien’s hometown of Montreal;  where he’s spent the past few years honing his skills in theatre […]

Oct 21, 2016 0

US Elections/ Timely art video by the Peptides

The Peptides have dropped their 2nd single/video today.  It’s the tongue and cheek “202 Washington D.C. I’m proud to have worked on this record with them. In the video, DeeDee let’s a snake crawl out of her mouth. Watch it […]

Aug 25, 2016 0

The Human Crush in Television

Hey everyone! I’m thrilled to share with you that my new tune “Top of the Hill (Cassablanca)” from my upcoming record “The Human Crush”, will be featured in an episode of the Warner Bros. series Rizzoli & Isles.    Top of […]

Jul 22, 2016 0

“Don’t Believe In Love” New Peptides video!

Check out the new Peptides video “Don’t Believe In Love,” from their upcoming record. www.thepeptides.com   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Jul 2, 2016 0

A Feisty Fundraiser

  A friend of ours, Julie Donnelly, has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Over the years,  Julie has supported many musicians & bands from Ottawa and beyond by booking talent onto various stages of the Heart and Crown pubs. […]

May 13, 2016 0

New Releases!

Hey everyone! A few new releases and some news here from the shop: BlakDenim will be dropping ‘Complexus’ this week; I had the pleasure of working on and mixing the first single ‘Switch (Break It Down)’ Check it out here. Speaking of […]

Jun 12, 2015 0

Hey there! I recently stretched my legs in Los Angeles for the ASCAP EXPO where I caught some great keynotes by Aloe Blacc, Bill Withers, Paul Williams, Richard Marx and my buddy Ralph Murphy.  Lots of discussions on payment models […]

Mar 22, 2015 0

The Human Crush

Hey everybody, what’s shaking? Here’s an overdue update from the creative cockpit, here at Johnny Hall… It’s  been quite the eclectic musical trip these past few months; been working with Canadian country duo ‘Sons Command‘ on a pile of tracks […]

Oct 1, 2014 0

You Are What You Is.

I guess it’s just a given that my updates are a couple of months apart! I wonder how Dear Abby and Perez keep it so consistent? This past summer’s been great for music, and as it’s always been my duty […]

Jul 11, 2014 0

Rob Ford; the musical.

Check out the new Angela Marie (aka Angela Raspberry) tune ‘Jibberish.’ We wrote this one together. Mike Guibault dropped by the studio to shoot some video while we were finishing up, check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQgPHjMyvCw Hope that everyone is enjoying […]

Mar 23, 2014 0

Season of Grooves

Hey everyone! Been a while since I’ve posted a blog on here..Been working away on a few exciting projects. First off, I spent a couple of weeks in Los Angeles, catching up with my publisher as well as meetings and […]

Jan 13, 2014 0

New ilvekyo video; album dropping soon!

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Oct 17, 2013 0

LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot 2013

Tomorrow night is the grand finale in this year’s edition of the Big Money Shot, which is put on by Newcap Radio & LiVE 88.5 Out of 6 bands that are left standing, one of them will take home a […]

Aug 27, 2013 0

Precise Kenny Creole with Blak Denim

Check out this 11-piece hip-hop funk band that we recently tracked and mixed here at the studio. Video for Intoxicated! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Aug 7, 2013 0

Summer of Love?

Mid summer has already passed and I’ve barely been on a picnic! ….we’ve had a few in the studio however. Been working on tracks for “Precise Kenny Creole with Blak Denim;”  an amazing mix of hip-hop and funk. All sounds […]

May 9, 2013 0

May Update

The boys in Les Mosquitos have just posted their 2nd music video, this time for one of my favourite tracks, JUSTICE. Also on the go, are new tracks & recordings by Alana Sterling, Gini Sigler, Tales from the Back Seat, […]

Mar 15, 2013 0

Sweet Melodies & Madness!

SWEET MELODIES I quite enjoyed a recent episode of Pensado’s Place featuring Ron Fair, the new head of Virgin Music U.S. Ron made a fascinating  point about how a ‘hit melody line’ doesn’t always necessarily reflect present taste buds. For example if […]

Jan 14, 2013 0

Johnny Hall Audio Production | Year in Review

Check out our short “Year in Review” film/slideshow and see some of the great Ottawa & Toronto artists that we’ve had the opportunity to work with in 2012. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Dec 27, 2012 0

New Videos! New Releases!

A few videos from tunes that have recently been produced here: ilvekyo- Subtle Dance Moves Liam Lloyd- Medicine in Music Old Stereo- Making of  “Crossed the Line” Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Nov 1, 2012 0

ilvekyo; let’s give ’em a boost!

Check out a great review by one of our bands for the LCBO Whiskey Rocks Showdown! They are ilvekyo.. shoot them a vote on page 5! The Judge was recorded live at Johnny Hall. Support these guys with your votes; […]

Oct 29, 2012 0

Tympanic & Les Mosquitos

Tympanic & Les Mosquitos are 2 versatile bands that I’ve had the pleasure of working with this year on their respective EP’s. They will be sharing an action-packed bill on Saturday, November 3rd in Ottawa. details here Tympanic will be […]

Sep 25, 2012 0

Ribbon mics!

You surely recognize a classic Ribbon microphone when you see one;  such as this pretty RCA 77C. They are the grandaddy mics that Elvis and the Carter family used to huddle around to make those timeless recordings. A ribbon mic […]

Sep 3, 2012 0

Ken Caillat on making “Rumours”

I just watched an episode of Pensado’s Place, where the guest was engineer/producer/author Ken Caillat. He was chatting about his book “Making Rumours,” referring to one of the top 5 best selling records of all time, at 44 millions copies and counting, […]

Aug 14, 2012 0

Happy Easter! You’ll recognize some of these.

Instruments or Robot Repair. This is fun! Shawn Bradley from Fadernoise Recording showed me this video, thought I’d share it.

Jul 19, 2012 0

Northern Lights Festival

So I headed to Sudbury, Ontario, Canadia, to fill in on guitar with Tympanic for a couple of gigs at the Northern Lights Festival, now in its 36th year, and we had a blast. Not much going on between Ottawa and […]

Jun 19, 2012 0

Down with 22!

Weekend at Bellefonte PA’s 22 Studios.” Last week, I made the 8-hour drive south of the border to Bellefonte, a neat town in central Pennsylvania, to visit some of my audio-mates. I’ve worked there in the past on various projects […]

Jun 1, 2012 0

ilvekyo- live in studio session

Mason Quesnel aka ilvekyo stopped by the studio recently to lay down 3 new tracks live off the floor as Jeremy Kennedy shot some footage. I’m a big fan of ilvekyo’s humble & indie-esque hooks.  I also love the studio […]

May 31, 2012 0

Big Money Shot

I’ve always been impressed with how eclectic Ottawa bands & artists are.  Brilliant or mediocre, it’s rare that you’ll spot any wannabes or imitators; everyone’s got their own thing cooking. Wether you’re into blues, rock, jazz, punk, hip-hop, metal, indie etc, […]

May 15, 2012 0

The King is Still King

I was recently cruising around in a rental car which had Sirius/XM satellite radio, and was reminded of my fondness for Elvis Aaron Presley’s voice and music. Channel 19 is Elvis Radio;  it rocks Elvis hits and rarities 24/7. The […]

Apr 18, 2012 0

Month of April is for Rock

On the horizon: I’m excited to begin work on an EP for groove-folk-rock band, Tympanic. We’ve boiled 13 songs down to 6 and are now sculpting them into unique-high energy numbers. http://tympanic.ca/ Also, next week, ilvekyo will be bringing his […]

Apr 2, 2012 0

Can You Feel it!?

Hey y’all! I haven’t blogged in a while, that means that I’ve been working on some cool music. I’ve just wrapped up 6 tunes with “Les Mosquitos.”  I’m really into their style; “reggae-ska with some 90’s.” Check out the sample […]