The Story Behind the Song — Blues Sparks

The Story Behind the Song — Blues Sparks by Allen Weber So there I was, listening to John McLaughlin’s new (at the time) CDNow Here This The CD ended, and all of a sudden, a melody popped into my head. I thought it sounded really cool, so I grabbed my recorder and sang the melody … Read more…

The Story Behind the Song — Gong Xi

The Story Behind the Song — Gong Xi by Allen Weber The words “Gong Xi” mean Congratulations! in Chinese. Typcally they are shouted and said at Chinese New year festivities. In Mandarin it is “Gong Xi Fa Cai!” Pronounced as Gong She Fa (a long long way to run :) ) Tsy” Many Chinese friends … Read more…

Pictures from the Recording Session 09/09/2013

Allen Weber and Band Recording Hot Shock Album Here are some pictures of Allen and the boys in the studio recording the album. Thought you might enjoy them! Allen, John and Mike during the session   Frank concentrating on a part   Allen, John and Mike If you want to get in on the fun … Read more…

Something Cool During Final Mix of Allen Weber Hot Shock Album 2013-09-26

R & B Producer Walks in During Mix and Calls Partner So this was pretty cool. Andrew Perlowich and Allen Weber were in the final mix of Allen Weber’s Hot Shock band album at TrueTone Studios, when a producer working in a different room heard the song Gong Xi. He walked into the room and … Read more…

Allen Weber on Preparing Hot Shock for the Studio Part II

Rehearsals And More TV Offer And for great timing, out of the blue the first week of June came an offer to appear on local tv! They knew about us, and just wanted to verify what they heard. So we were invited to an audition for a local tv show. The comments from the shows … Read more…

Preparing for the Studio Part II

Gig and Live Rehearsal Well, 40 songs have been learned. Not all we will be recording, but five of the eight. And now it is off to the first club date. Everyone is prepared. No one reading off charts on stage. It’s just not allowed in this band. If you do that, you WILL miss … Read more…

Another Successful Weekend @ the Brick 04/26/2013

Band Changes Sounding better Well, Hot Shock struck again! This time the new personnel were Jonathan Farnell (Drums), and John Baker (Bass) John is a major league Groove Maker! He and Jonathan working together like a machine to create and hold a groove that Allen Weber (Guitar) could provide the icing and ear candy to. … Read more…