January 5th, 2011
I produced the music for this parody of Summer Nights from Grease, with lyrics by Jake Hurwitz.
This was the last project I made before moving from Chicago to LA, and was very glad to bring in one of my favorite singers, Leslie Beukelman as the voice of Sandy (Oliva Newton-John). You might want to listen to the original song again first… she is EERILY accurate, and nailed every nuance we could find.
Lucky for me, she brought her friend John Tashjian along, who did a great job on the Danny (John Travolta) part. I was shocked when he whipped out a dead-on Kineckie (thick Brooklyn or Bronx-ian accent) so I had him cover that part too.
Longtime friends Nick Thompson and Max Crowe respectively/respectably played saxophones and guitar/bass, and Josh Sauvageau was interning like crazy. For the gang vocals I layed in a bunch of other fun people: Caroline Davis, Noel Taylor, Alice Wedoff, Jacob Carlson.