What:Guitarist (Blondie, Rock Of Ages Broadway ) Producer/Composer
Where:Union City, NJ
API Gear:API 3124mb+ & 512c
"One thing I love about using the API gear is the warmth and depth it adds to whatever I record through them. When layered over and over with multiple tracks, it gets better and better. I enjoy having multiple amps being recorded at once and the 3124mb+ gives me the ability to mix and match signals from each microphone just like I would on a board, but in one rack space and with all the API sonic quality! I was a firm believer in the 512's but when the 3124mb+ was released, I couldn't wait to get one to have access to four 312 pres with the control of a master bus!"
Tommy Kessler has recorded with Blondie, Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger), Ronny Munroe (Metal Church) and more. He has directed the music for the 2011 Glamour Awards at Carnegie Hall in NYC and has worked with Debbie Harry outside of Blondie. He recently played the National Anthem at the 2013 NY Red Bulls Season Opener at Red Bulls Arena, and has worked with the Blue Man Group from 2006-2011. He has consulted for many musicians, upgraded and built studios, and has worked all aspects of live shows and performances for an array of bands and artists. Awards include: 2009 Tony Award Nomination (Rock Of Ages), Original Cast Recording 2010 British Arrows Craft Award - Best Original Music, Doritos/Guitar Hero "Alan" 2010 TV Land ICON Award (Blondie), 2012 Social Media and Marketing Award for Leadership Values in Practice.
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