Saturday, 17 December 2011

day 14

Violin extraordinaire Karl Roth, Jay, Johnny preparing for today's session. Excellence personified!!! Pure magic being created - stunningly beautiful music.
posted by Colli (Jay's manager)
Amazingly beautiful creations being added to and for Jay's new album at MCC Recording Studio thanks to Violinist extraordinaire Karl Roth - what an honor it is having you be part of this Karl!!! Thank you for being who you be and doing what you do.
posted by Colli (Jay's manager)

day 13

day 13 @ MCC Recording Studio, Calgary
strumming the old Gibson ES-137 … lucky 13, lucky 7 ..

day 12

day 12 @ MCC in Calgary - doing what I love!!!
Had a fantastic weekend and the week is starting off magically - life is GREAT!!! 
Thanks again to Johnny and Dave @ MCC.
Over 81 radio stations have added "It's Christmas Eve". What a great way to start the week! Special thanks to those stations!!!!

day 11

day 11 @ MCC Calgary - beautiful snowy Sunday making music - feeling very grateful and blessed - hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!
day 10 at MCC Recording Studio, Calgary - great day for writing and ...

MCC Recording Studio - A Little Writing Session 'In Our House' 2Day.... Matt Blais & Jay Semko ..... A Brilliant 'Musical Exchange' between 2 Talented Bruthas !!!! 
photo by Dave Temple

day 10

day 10 @ MCC Recording Studio, Calgary. 10 days of creative abundance - so cool!!!

day 9

day 9 @ MCC Recording Studio, Calgary - so great to breathe life into these new songs.

day 8

day 8 @ MCC Recording Studio, Calgary - breathing, believing and creating - so great!!!

day 7

day 7 @ MCC Recording Studio, Calgary
Romance Album takes on a life of it's own ... loving the creative process
no words ... just feeling it

day 6

day 6 @ MCC Recording Studio, song # 5 - bliss!!! — at MCC Recording Studio, Calgary.

day 5

day 5 @ MCC Calgary - snow falling outside, magic being created inside. Looking forward to going to Banff on Sunday - doing video shoot of "It's Christmas Eve". Life is great!!!

day 4

day 4 @ MCC Calgary - no thinkin just singin...

day 3

Day 3 at MCC - having a great day recording! Thanks Johnny and Dave - you are awesome!!!
In addition to having a great day in MCC Recording Studio, I got fantastic news - my song "It's Christmas Eve" is listed at # 5 on the DMDS Most Active Indies.
"It's Christmas Eve" is No 5 on this week's DMDS Most Active Indies as published by FYI! 
1. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (XL/Beggars)
2. Jonas & The Massive Attraction – Addiction (Big Slice/TandemTracks Promo)
3. Keb Mo – Shopping On Christmas Eve (Yolabelle/Ryko)
4. Kaskade ft. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Ultra/DMD Promo)
5. Jay Semko – It’s Christmas Eve (Busted Flat/L. Tutty Promo)
6. Aaron Pritchett & Lisa Manis – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Awesome/DMD Promo)
7. Megan Morrison – Oh Holy Night (Colt Prod.)
8. Brooke Nicholls – Hark The Herald (Indie)
9. Saidah Baba Talibah – Revolution (CLK Creative/AMtoFM Promo)
10. Dean Brody – The Woodshed Is Full (Open Road)

Honored to be amongst such great talent. Special thanks to Lauren Tutty (Tutty Promo), Johnny and Dave MCC Recording Studios and Colli K Christante (my manager)

day 2

day 2 at MCC - such a blast recording new songs - let it snow let it snow let it snow

The behind scenes of recording the Romance album

Sessions for the new solo album begin today at MCC Recording Studio in Calgary, Alberta - tentatively entitled "the Romance Album"...