Recently, I had a chance to capture some in-studio shots of the Bastard Bearded Irishmen as they embark on recording their second full-length album. It was interesting to get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the sound checks, setup and overall production of what goes into recording a record.
The Thunderbird House has a unique feel all its own: a small, Civil War-era house that has been converted into a two-story recording studio. The space comes to life with string lights, lanterns and a variety of thick and thin, black and multicolored cables that run every which way as if it was a mad scientist’s lab. The tone was set perfectly with a comfortable vibe.
If you haven’t heard the Bastard Bearded Irishmen yet, they’re a Pittsburgh-based Irish rock n’ roll band that blends rock, punk and folk with traditional and contemporary Celtic. They’ve been together since 2008 and have played citywide events such as the Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Shamrockin’. They have opened for the Dropkick Murphys, played the WDVE Morning Show, headlined 105.9 the X’s Halloween Party and hope to make even bigger waves in 2012.
For more information and schedule of upcoming shows, visit their website: www.bastardbeardedirishmen.com.
www.reverbnation.com/bastardbeardedirishmen (listen to their music)