One day a few months back, I decided to start a new musical endeavor. I wanted to step back from playing metal for a little bit and get back in touch with my roots. I started a pop/rock (see pop/punk) band with my friend Michael Luciano and we called it Suppy Dudes. I've known Mike for years, and he is actually the vocalist of the metal band that I am in, so I knew it would be a good endeavor from the very beginning.
Around the same time this new band started becoming a real thing, John Beagle the President of a local Computer and Audio Visual Rental company, reached out and asked me about doing a little work for him, He and his son ad heard about all of the songwriting and production work that I had been doing over the years and they wanted to see what I could do when it came to making a jingle for their company. I'd never done anything like that before, so I was a little apprehensive about it, but I took the job anyway. Shortly after that same night, Mike and I decided we would go ahead and get to work on the jingle. Nerves and excitement probably made the recording process quicker, easier and even more fun.
We had just confirmed the formation of the band known only as Suppy Dudes, so we thought we might as well make the Rentacomputer.com jingle our first gig. We went into the recording studio, and we just recorded the first thing that came to our minds..
I wish there were more to the story, but there isn't. We just hit record and thought we would see what happened! Honestly, we didn't know it would turn out to be such a catchy tune. But now we hear stories about the Rentacomputer.com employees walking around the office whistling, humming or even singing the jingle that we created mostly all in one night with a little direction from John and his son. I guess we outdid ourselves a little bit. But I'm sure that's why we're in talks to continue doing jingles for the company.
Now the company uses the song in a lot of their new commercials and ads; as a producer, I couldn't be happier about how it turned out for everyone involved. It was a really enjoyable, a good way to launch a brand new band, and the bond made between us and the company is something that will last a very long time. I can't wait to work with everyone at www.Rentacomputer.com on many new creative projects in the future, as I've met a few of them briefly and it seems like a good working, learning environment and quite the interesting experience.
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...I just got to 'Liking it' myself!