‘Modern English’ Visits Lily Pad Recording Studio in Cocoa Village Ahead of 2022 80s Cruise
A 7-day cruise will take place on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
LOOK: Want to melt with Space Coast Daily? Check out their song “I Melt With You” as the Modern Englishman who’s at The Lily Pad recording studio in Cocoa Village on Florida’s Space Coast plays their hit song and more. Modern English are an English rock band best remembered for their songs “I Melt with You”, “Hands Across the Sea” and “Ink and Paper”. The group disbanded for a period in 1991, but then recorded in 1995 with a few new members. The original members reformed in 2009 and are currently recording and touring. Mark and Billy, owners of The Lily Pad, welcome these iconic artists.
LOOK: Meet the original members of the modern English band who are at The Lily Pad recording studio in Cocoa Village on Florida’s Space Coast getting ready for their North American tour. Robbie Gray, Michael Conroy, Gary McDowell and Steve Walker chat with Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone about the band and the upcoming tour. Get your tickets now for their show at The Social in Orlando on March 13. Modern English are an English rock band best remembered for their songs “I Melt with You”, “Hands Across the Sea” and “Ink and Paper”. The group disbanded for a period in 1991, but then recorded in 1995 with a few new members. The original members reformed in 2009 and are currently recording and touring. Mark and Billy, owners of The Lily Pad, welcome these iconic artists. https://spacecoastdaily.com/…/modern-english-visits…/
BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Modern English made an appearance at popular recording studio ‘Lily Pad Recording Studio’ in Cocoa Village on Friday ahead of their The 80’s Cruise 2022 cruise from March 5-12 on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas in Cape Canaveral.
Simply put, Modern English’s “I Melt With You” is one of the most iconic songs of the New Wave era. It garnered heavy rotation on the then-thriving Modern Rock radio format, MTV and dance clubs around the world, and was prominently featured in the classic 1983 film Valley Girl, starring a young Nicolas Cage.
On 1982’s After the Snow, the band’s sound evolved from the dark, brooding, uplifting post-punk found on its debut album, Mesh & Lace, to a more commercial, radio-driven mix of synthesizers, guitars, catchy beats and the incomparable voice of singer Robbie Grey. .
As the title suggests, the icy sound featured on Mesh & Lace melted away on After the Snow to reveal more concise and powerful songs, underscored by “I Melt With You” which brought the band from the underground to the mainstream. dominant. It’s such a popular song that the band received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 BMI Awards for six million radio plays.
After the Snow was produced by famed Hugh Jones whose production credits include albums by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simple Minds, The Damned and many more, and the LP was released on legendary 4AD Records in the UK. United and licensed to Sire Records in the US
Formed in Colchester, England, the band self-released their first single on their own label Limp Records before signing to 4AD, which is home to like-minded artists like Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance. Laying the groundwork for future musical movements such as Gothic and Industrial, Modern English would catch the eye of famed BBC DJ John Peel, who featured the band twice on his programme.
Modern English would record various records over the years, and most recently the band released their latest album, 2017’s Take Me To The Trees, an album that reconnected the band to their youth, to the fervent and fruitful world of late 1970s/early 1980s. post-punk Britain.
Given that Modern English’s roots were post-punk icons Wire and Joy Division – dark and austere yet still melodic and passionate – Take Me To The Trees is a throwback to the sound and vision of their earliest work. which even James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem described as “a sneaky secret that everyone wipes out, because they just think it’s going to be an ‘I Melt With You’ but it sounds way scarier than any record of Joy Division [Mesh & Lace].”
Modern English will make the following appearances in the United States in August and September. The dates below with more performances for Spring/Summer 2022 will be announced soon.
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VIDEO ABOVE: Have you ever thought about getting a professional recording done but thought it might be too expensive? Well, it’s cheap at Lily Pad Recording Studio in historic downtown Cocoa Village. Owners Mark and Billy help all kinds of people with a wide variety of recording sessions. Check out some of the examples of our local talent with the very cool and friendly couple who are changing the face of music in Brevard.
Lily Pad Recording Studio in downtown Cocoa is one of the Space Coast’s newest hidden gems, as music experts work with talented local artists to record their musical creations, edit music, and create lasting memories for the pleasure and satisfaction of their customers.
Located at 226 King. St., Suite 150 in Cocoa Village, Lily Pad Recording Studio opened in 2020
The Lily Pad Recording Studio team takes great pride in helping dedicated independent artists get the sound they hear in their heads, without depleting their trust funds.
“You know what you want, we know how to get it. Whether you’re a leather rocker or a walker, Lily Pad can help you create the record that represents your intentions,” said owner Mark Meisel.
“If you’re a band, Lily Pad will be true to your sound. If you are a solo artist, Lily Pad can capture your essence. If you’re a solo artist who wants a more orchestrated sound but don’t have a band or don’t play an instrument yourself, no worries, Lily Pad session performers can make the song stand out. what you want to hear!
“Lily Pad can help with arrangements and offer years of production experience in virtually any genre. If you’re looking for a professional yet relaxed production environment, look no further – Lily Pad Recording will help you achieve the sound in your head,” says Meisel.
Mark is no stranger to music and loves all the facets that come with a new musical creation.
As a musician and composer, Mark uses his experience to help him understand what an artist needs and has an understanding of what is needed to create the artist’s masterpiece.
Eric Einhorn, singer and songwriter of the Midwest Homegrown Band, is a first-hand witness of how great Mark is to work with and the vibe you get working in his studio.
“I’ve never had less than a spectacular experience working with Mark Meisel at the Lily Pad studio,” Einhorn said.
“There’s a cool vibe that lives in the air at Lily Pad, it seeps into the music stitching magic through the air. Mark drives the console like Sully Sullenberger on steroids. If you’re looking for a great gaming experience Affordably priced recording with a wizarding producer, hop on the Lily Pad. Check out Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippyness for a sample of Mark’s work!
John Philips of The John Philips Band, highly recommends Lily Pad Recording because of their commitment to excellence for their customers and the highest quality of services.
“I’ve been involved in many projects with Mark Meisel and Lily Pad Recording, both for my own music and in sessions with other artists. I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else. Mark offers you the best delivers in town and service far beyond what you pay for It gives its “EVERYTHING” in everything and it shows in its quality and Lily Pad is top notch in my book Very comfortable, affordable and great quality !”
For more information, visit LilyPadRecording.com or call 321-305-6085 to make your reservation today.
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