Recording Studio for Young Pals Music Productions

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coming Soon: Norman Gentle's DEBUT Single

You can't imagine all of the buzz stinging through 2C Studios/Young Pals Records International in Brooklyn. Dennis DelGaudio and Ayhan Sahin (DNA) have written, arranged and produced the first single for "American Idol" season eight finalist Norman Gentle, aka Nick Mitchell, "Britslap!" a comedic farewell roast to Idol judge Simon Cowell. Saturday we held a strategy session in Manhattan's Chelsea at Share the Mic, regarding the upcoming release. From left, Ayhan, Nick, DNA manager Ghia, Dennis, meese.A video clip was shot in Times Square and throughout New York a couple weeks ago, which garnered press in the NY Daily News, among other outlets.The video clip and single for "Britslap!"—or "Bitchslap!" in its "explicit" guise—will be released everywhere next month! Stay tuned for a first look at the single cover artwork on The Smoking Nun!

courtesy of Chuck Taylor's Blog "The Smoking Nun"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010



Recording vocals with Tinatin for the Russian version of "We Will Lift You Up" by Jim Papoulis. The song is being translated into more than 25 languages including French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Pashtu, Arabic, Hebrew, Czech, Swahili, Turkish, Greek, Italian and to enlist people's help on, just as a statement that the "global village" is pulling together for Earthquake Relief in Chile and Haiti.

"We Will Lift You Up" by Jim Papoulis. We are getting it translated into French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Pashtu, Arabic, Hebrew, Czech, Swahili, and really ANY language we can enlist people's help on, just as a statement that the "global village" is pulling together for Earthquake Relief. in Turkey, Chile, and Haiti.

The Foundation for Small Voices is a NYC-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to using music to cross cultural, generational, and ideological boundaries to raise awareness and funds for national and international music and mentoring programs for children. We believe that music can heal, educate, celebrate, and empower the lives of children.

The Foundation’s mission is to encourage the use of music, literature, and art as a means to help children of all ages come to believe in themselves as capable, creative, and compassionate individuals whose contributions to society make a difference.

There are three areas of work through which we reach children and their communities:

* Songwriting Workshops
* Annual Holiday Gift Drive
* Composing and producing CDs, sheet music,

and concerts to benefit the work of nonprofits worldwide

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Recording session with Emre Yilmaz

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Turkish pop diva Sertab Erener ve singer/songwriter Demir Demirkan will be with you on April 9 with their Turkish Songs that you missed.
You will be able to hear Sertab and Demir's latest singles and new songs from their upcoming albums.
Please buy your tickets and support Istanbulive 2010. All proceeds will go towards producing "Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey" taking place in July 2010.


April 3rd Copernicus Center 8pm 5216 W.Lawrence Ave, Chicago by TACA

April 4th Towsley Auditorium 7.30pm Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor by TACAM

April 8th K Lounge, 8pm 1301 K Street, North West, Washington DC by Istanblue

Monday, April 5, 2010

DNA with Sylvia Tosun at WMC

DNA at Sylvia Tosun's Winter Music Conference private party at Grammy winner producer Tom Lord DeAlge's estate in Miami South Beach

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Normund Gentle 'Brit Slap' Video to Film Tomorrow

All of you Normund fans, take notice. Nick Mitchell is filming the video for his alter ego Normund Gentle's single "Brit Slap" in New York City tomorrow, April 1st. The filming is starting at the American Eagle at 46th and Broadway around 7 AM and will continue throughout Manhattan throughout the day. America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker will be filming a dance scene for the video (awesome!). Nick is also trying to get onto the Idol finale to sing the song to Simon Cowell. We must help make this happen somehow. The season of Timmeh needs to be capped off with a Normund Gentle performance. It's only right.


Filming at Times Square of “Brit Slap” Music Video: Farewell Roast to American Idol Judge Simon CowellWho: American Idol Contestant “Norman Gentle” (Nick Mitchell) will be filmed in Time Square singing his music video “Brit Slap” –a slap-stick farewell roast song for American Idol Judge Simon Cowell.Where: Time Square pedestrian zone, West 46th + Broadway.
When: Thursday, April 1st with Friday, April 2nd raindate
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and
2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. following the movie car around Manhattan

“Brit Slap” music video is designed as a farewell roast to legendary American Idol judge, the reputedly acerbic Simon Cowell as he departs from American Idol after nine years serving to raise the standards of amateur performers. Comedian Nick Mitchell co-host on the Wendy Williams Show, created “Norman Gentle”, a flamboyant character on American Idol. When he set out to win American Idol and did not win, the Norman Gentle character didn’t understand why American Idol judge Simon Cowell was so curmudgeonly toward him. Ego bruised, Norman now aims to impress Simon by singing him the slap-stick song “Brit Slap” on “American Idol Gives Back” on April 21st and “American Idol Season Finale” May 18th+19th.

Norman feels Simon can appreciate the right-back-atcha slap-stick words of “Brit Slap”. After all, the gavel of Simon Cowell has fallen so hard on so many. The music video underscores a genuine appreciation for Simon’s exacting standards which inspired Norman to further greatness. The music video represents a fantasy that many American Idol contestants have shared after a bracing brush-off from the erudite American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Past American Idol Contestants singing in the “Brit Slap” music video include Ms. Casey P. Carlson, Ms. Kristen McNamara, Ms. Jackie Tohn.

Fan reaction will determine if Norman Gentle gets invited to sing “Brit Slap” directly to Simon Cowell on “American Idol Gives Back” on April 21st and “American Idol Season Finale” May 18th and 19th.

“Brit Slap” music credits:
Singer Norman Gentle (Nick Mitchell)
Written, Arranged and Produced by Dennis DelGaudio (toured w/ Elton John + Billy Joel) and Ayhan Sahin
Bass and All Guitars: Dennis DelGaudio
Drums: Mike Sorrentino
Keyboard: Ayhan Sahin
Background Vocals: Denny Blake
Dance credits: “Brit Slap” dance, choreographed by Brian Reeder, is a refreshing replacement to the Macarena, Time Warp, and that birdie dance of which Norman Gentle believes even Paula Abdul will approve be The Dance of the Century at all weddings, sporting events, decadent parties of all sorts, and private, at home, shower dances like that of Norman Gentle’s classic slap-stick.