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New Recording

Click Recordings above to hear the latest from our July 2 session. “The longest Time” by Billy Joel.

Summertime Blues

Well, by now, you’re probably sitting by the pool, sipping on lemonade (or your favorite beverage), thinking, “I wonder what Fine Spirits is up to?”

We recently went into the recording studio and put down some tracks for about a dozen songs. You can listen to a couple of them by clinking on “Recordings” on the top menu. As more recordings become available, we will post them on that page. So, keep checking back to see what’s new. We are also looking at new music. And we’re already thinking about our next recording session.

The next few weeks are going to be a very exciting time. There is so much great music out there, and we really enjoy performing. Thanks goes out to Gary Tullier for putting together these recordings. Can’t wait to see the new studio.

Happy Independence Day

We want to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day. It’s a great day to celebrate freedom.

Incidentally, we have posted our first recording from Tuesday night. From the main menu, choose “Recordings”. More to come…

Recording Session

Last night, we had our first of hopefully many professional recording sessions. We learned quickly that the key to success is to be relaxed and have fun. That really makes all the difference. Our engineer was very professional, and his mastery of sound equipment and software is impressive.

We recorded about ten songs, across many genres, including one Christmas piece. The “raw” recordings actually sounded quite good. And after a little work in “post”, as they say, we should have some really good recordings. We will definitely return for more sessions. It was productive, and we had a little fun; but, it was hard work, and we were all exhausted afterward.

In the next week or so, check on our site, http://finespiritsmusic.com, and have a listen.

See you soon.

Frisco RoughRiders National Anthem

Fine Spirits singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to open the Frisco RoughRiders game against the Corpus Christi Hooks on Monday, 25 June 2012

Frisco RoughRiders Monday

Fine Spirits will be entertaining the crowd tomorrow at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

The Game starts at 7:05 pm, but come early and listen to some good a capella music.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker-Jack!

What’s Next?

Well, we made a few appearances at our local cafe on “open mic” night. We opened the game between the Grand Prairie Airhogs and the Newark Bears, also singing the National Anthem at Lone Star Park. Then we had a very productive photo shoot with Joe Selby, a professional photographer from Carrollton, Texas.

So, what’s next? I’ll tell you.

We will be going into the studio to record several songs we’ve sung in the past. The audio will be available here on this site soon after. We are looking to making a CD in the near future, too.

After you hear us, you might ask yourself, “where can I go to hear this group live?” Keep visiting our site, and click on “Upcoming Events”. We will keep you undated on all our public appearances. We love our fans, and we know you love our sound. So, this is a win-win.

Again, thanks to Joe Selby for the awesome photos.

FIne Spirits at Towne Lake

FIne Spirits at Towne Lake

Photo by Joe Selby

Fine Spirits MPAC

Fine Spirits MPAC

Fine Spirits at MPAC
Photo by Joe Selby

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Return to Spoons Cafe

Fine Spirits Doo-wop

Fine Spirits singing at Spoons
Photo by Eric Ericson

Carl and Pete at Spoons
Carl and Pete of Fine Spirits enjoying the atmosphere at Spoons

Spoons Cafe

Thursday night was another perfect moment for us. We arrived at Spoons around 7:15, and we listened to some great music and enjoyed excellent food. The Ham it Up on sourdough was especially good.

There were some very talented artists, and it was nice to hear Kate singing again. Then we were asked to come up to the mic.

We started with “Longest Time” by Billy Joel. It included some of our own hamming it up, courtesy of, as usual, our tenor. The crowd ate it up.

Then we followed with Tom Lehrer’s “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”, which got some laughs. Next, it was “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, and finally, “It’s Alright” by Curtis Mayfield. We had no trouble getting people to clap their hands, especially when the song comes right out and tells you to. The space limitations prevented more of our choreography, but we did what we could.

It looks like we’ll be returning soon for a command performance. The audience is always great, and next time maybe I will have some cake.