Half way through his brief set to help officially launch Precision Record Pressing Friday in Burlington Ontario, Warner Music Canada recording artist Scott Helman triumphantly held up a vinyl copy of his debut album release `Hotel De Ville’.
“I actually watched them manufacture my album today, it was such a neat experience,” smiled Helman. “They let me press this copy so I can truly say I made this record.”
Helman performed “21 Days” and “Kinda Complicated” from his new release along with “Bungalow” from his Augusta EP before an appreciative crowd of record company execs, musicians and other industry types on hand to marvel at the sparkling new facilities, operated by Isotope Records President and Precision Record Pressing Vice President Gerry McGhee.
With Open Roads country music star Tim Hicks also providing top class entertainment, performing his new single “Slide Out” from his new “Live” LP and
“Stronger Beer” from his debut `Throw Down’ recording, McGhee, who also doubles as lead vocalist for classic rock band, Brighton Rock, proudly showed of the workings of the 10 pristine vinyl machines and three CD machines, recently installed by Czech manufacturing giants GZ Media that are projected to produce over 3.6 million units. A number of key company personnel had flown in to witness the Czech Ambassador do the honours of officially opening the facility, which has in fact been operational since January.