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I’m With the Band

In addition to being a writer, I can now proudly call myself the producer of a boy band. They’re called Level3, and yesterday, I spent ten hours in the studio helping them record their new hit single “Heyday.”   So, you might want to watch your backs 30 Seconds to Mars.

Cuter than the Jonas Brothers, more soulful than Big Time Rush, Level3 seriously rocks.  And there’s no doubt in my mind that this adorable pop trio would be sweeping the charts if it weren’t for this one minor problem.

They’re fictional.

Like the premise of a bad Hollywood movie, the rock band in my book Reunited has come to life!  Of course, this would not have been possible without the AMAZING talents of some actual musicians—Brian Therriault, David Minehan (of the Neighborhoodsholy crap!), Dave Westner, and Emmanuel Ording.  Truth be told, I just sat on the couch and tapped my foot a lot. 😉

So here is the real boy band.  (Do not attempt to adjust your computer monitors.)

 These promising young upstarts might just be the next big thing. 

 “Heyday” still needs to be mixed, but will be available as a free download closer to Reunited’s release date—June 12, 2012.   “LIKE” me on Facebook if you want to stay in the loop.  And a single of  Level3’s “Parade” is also in the works!

And on a personal note, it’s really a shame I don’t have a musical bone in my body because getting to be a part of a rock song coming together was SO MUCH FREAKING FUN!!!

“Heyday” was recorded at the wonderful Wooly Mammoth Sound Studio in Waltham, MA.  And this project would not have been possible without a generous grant from SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) who were kind enough to bestow Reunited with their 2011 Book Launch Award.  Thank you, SCBWI!

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Tune In Tuesday: My Brightest Diamond

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by GReads! that showcases music.  Each week GReads posts a new or old song in hopes to gain more interest in that band. So, in honor of the fact that my book, REUNITED, is about three ex-best friends on a road trip to see their old favorite band, Level3,  I’ve decided to help spread the musical love!   Introducing… My Brightest Diamond’s “We Added It Up.”

I CRAVE new music!  So please feel free to share YOUR favorite new song or band at the bottom of this post.

And I must give a special shout-out to my friend Pete’s supercool pop culture website Critical Mob for tipping me off to My Brightest Diamond and to the indie label Asthmatic Kitty for producing some of the best music around.   Enjoy!


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