Category Archives: Album Progress

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Vocal Tracking In Ohio

The time has come for history to be made. We decided to record the vocals for the new record back home in Ohio, where the original 3 members of JEWAM grew up. By tracking with my brother, Matt (AKA Dr. Computer / Terry Weinstein) we knew that we’d be in the right place. Matt also had a band mate, Randy, who essentially became the other half of Andy’s bass harmony arrangements.

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With a bottle of Jameson and plenty of Schweppes Ginger Ale, we set out to record 11 songs in 11 days. This is a dumb idea. It’s just stupid, but we thought we’d give it a shot. What came of our efforts is pure magic. I’m so proud of my friends and family who helped put together some great vocal tracks. Below are a few home movies of our time in the studio. Stay tuned for samples!

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Three Become Four

Major Announcement: We have acquired a fourth member of JEWAM. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome JP Dollarsign! I met John waiting tables and immediately knew he was the right man for the job, plus we had an opening for a ‘J’ and an ‘M’ in the group…

I decided to video record the first time we ever sang together. Take a listen to JP and Lucky singing ‘That’s What She Said’.

We are looking forward to rehearsing, tracking, and performing with our newest member! Keep an eye on the website for more updates.

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The Writing Retreat

In the winter of 2013, the boys and I got together to take the funny song ideas we had written over the years and write a full length album… in 8 days. This may seem ridiculous, but for us, it comes naturally (TWSS). We met in Effingham, Illinois, where E’s in-laws have a house. We made a make-shift studio in their loft.

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We genuinely couldn’t have done it without E and A’s wives letting us play boy band for a week. JEWAM has kind of become a family operation. This is what it takes to be an indie boy band.

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Here’s a snippet of what happens when the three of us get into a room together to dream about JEWAM.

By way of luck, the highways got so terribly snowy that they were all shutdown, leaving us nothing to do but write. Take a look at E (and his awesome white sedan) trying to shovel off the car so we could make a Mickey D’s run.

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When all was said and done, we had a full record written. Now, onto the next part of the process – Recording an album! Stay tuned!