Recording Studio for Young Pals Music Productions

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Young Pals Hosts Reading Of Rock Opera 'Gods'

Today, Ayhan hosted nearly a dozen folks for the preliminary reading of his musical Gods, which was originally heralded in the 1990s as "Turkey's First Rock Opera." His new version is a collaboration with Wally Wilhoit who wrote book and lyrics, which they have been working on for two years.

The millennial incarnation will be more of a traditional musical, featuring a mythological story of tragic love and a contemporary pop/rock score. Ayhan invited a posse of fellow musicians and creatives for the reading, followed by a hands-on critical analysis of this work in progress. Great stuff. 

courtesy of

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Gods" Musical Demo Recording

Recording demos for the musical "Gods" reading this week with DeAnna Choi

Voice-Over session with Eugene Price

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011: ELYSSA SAMSEL

Recording violins with Elyssa Samsel for Michael Tester's musical "Most Likely To" cast album

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Emre's Turkish Single 'Kaderin Yerine' to be Released on June 22

Long time collaborator/Young Pals Artist Emre has been traveling between the U.S. and Istanbul to work on his first Turkish single. And now the moment has arrived: "Kaderin Yerine," which translates to "Instead of Fate," is available here for only 1,96 TL.

Emre's first single "Only Yesterday" was released in 2009 from Young Pals Music which got a raving review from Billboard magazine.

A video clip from the recording session for "Kaderin Yerine" is below, along with the stunning artwork for the single cover above and below. Find out more on Emre's Facebook page here! Congrats Emre! You deserve global success.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Erica Jacob whom Young Pals has worked with on numerous recordings including "Lost and Found" and "Liar" for her portfolio as well as "I'm Not An Angel" on Karine Hannah's "Calling Card" album and "Je Suis Comme Je Suis" on Lybert Ramade's "Une Autre Chance" album is spending the summer at an intensive music workshop at the prestigioius Yale University in Connecticut.

She needs to raise $3000 for tuition expenses and is reaching out to allies to assist in this mission. $10 or more from all of you will help propel this wondrous talent.

You can reach Erica at

So many of you have asked me when am I putting up a show? when can you hear me sing? Well, I finally have an answer! I am fundraising to get to Yale's pretious cabaret intensive, and part of the intiative is this night! I, along with JOY CALDWELL, STARR BUSBY, KAYTE GRACE, and H the EIGHTH LETTER, will be getting together MONDAY, JUNE 20TH, to share with you a night of MUSIC of all kinds! So if you are a fan of any of these people, PLEASE come out and show your support! It is $10 "suggested" donation, which means exactly that! you can give MORE or Less than that. All proceeds will go to funding my tuition at Yale, which is 3000. I leave july 22- aug 1, so PLEASE help me get these people their money and soon! I think this program will be soooo good for me! Invite your friends, and your friends friends! there will be cheap food and drinks, so come and drink and be merry! If you want anymore info hit me up!

With love,
Erica Jacob

Time: Monday, June 20 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Locationi: THE PENNY FARTHING corner of 13th and 3rd Ave (downstairs lounge)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Recording with DeAnna Choi

DeAnna is currently a student at the Berklee College of Music with a concentration in vocal studies and musical theater. She also studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for Vocal Performance and at New York University for her liberal arts education.

Prior to her entrance into Berklee, in 2008, she had the honor of being the opening act for multi-platinum award-winning singer/songwriter and recording artist, David Pomeranz, at a New York City non-profit event.

In the summer of 2009, she sang lead vocals on a song written by Ed Bennett, former CEO of VH1 and MTV, at Bennett Media Studios. The track was a human rights song entitled “Only an Angel Can Save Me Now,” written to raise awareness on the issue of Child Trafficking (please check out the “Adult Contemporary” song in the “Music” tab). DeAnna feels very fortunate to have taken part in this humanitarian effort.

Today, DeAnna’s work entails singing new musical theater works, for contemporary composers -- for workshops and recordings. She was just recently cast as “Tuptim”, a lead, in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, The King and I, to be performed at the Curtain Call Theater, in Braintree, MA.

DeAnna currently works with a team of talented musicians to provide polished recitals for upscale, private parties. Sets consisting of classical music to contemporary favorites. Contact for bookings.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Karine Hannah is back with her summer performance at "The Metropolitan Room".

It's 70's & 80's radio AM/Gold, Soft rock/pop male songs such as "Sometimes When We Touch, "How Much I Feel", "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight". There's over 22 songs packed in to this show with newly added tunes like "Come Sail Away" and "Broken Wings".

Wednesday, June 29th @ 7pm is the date and time!

Here's the link to make a reservation.
Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

SATURDAY, June 6, 2011

Recording "My Love is Your Love" with Jerri Bocchino;
an ambient dance-electronica single
to be released from Young Pals Music this summer

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Young Pals Music releases tribute to ABBA’s Frida Lynsgtad, performed by Canadian chanteuse Karine Hannah. Accompanying music video lensed by Christopher Holmes

Karine Hannah’s new single “Frida’s Sonnet,” released by Young Pals Music, is taken from the theatrical production of the rock opera “Swedish Style,” written by Selcen Pamuk and Ayhan Sahin. The two-act musical inspired by Swedish super-group ABBA and their lives out of the spotlight, premiered in Turkey in 1995, with accompanying concerts held in a dozen European venues throughout the late 1990s. The musical is currently being adapted for the U.S. stage for major productions.

"Frida's Sonnet" is the Act One finale, as the musical's protagonist admits enduring feelings for a lover that has since been left in the past.

The 2011 modern adaptation with vocals by Canadian chanteuse Hannah was refashioned into a lush dramatic ballad, while maintaining its theatrical core.

An accompanying music video lensed by Christopher Holmes showcases Hannah’s rafter-raising vocals, set in a fantasy sequence where the singer relives the character’s emotions and dramatic struggle, amid a New York City backdrop and a setting of rich colors. Sahin also makes a cameo in the video. Youtube link for the video is

"Frida’s Sonnet," now propelled from the theatrical stage to the world's online stage, is available both in iTunes and from Hannah’s second album “Karine.”

For information on “Frida’s Sonnet,” contact Young Pals Music, 646-325 3743;