Recording Studio for Young Pals Music Productions

Monday, January 30, 2012


Working on a new dance track with Christopher Holmes. Stay tuned!

Christopher Holmes is a singer/actor/dancer who is also well known to Young Pals Music community with the videos he has produced and directed for Young Pals releases such as Karine Hannah's "Frida's Sonnet" and Tinatin's "Wild." Holmes is at the moment wrapping up the trailer video for "Swedish Style - The Musical."

Chris Holmes with Karine Hannah and Ayhan Sahin during the video shoot of "Frida's Sonnet"

Friday, January 27, 2012

UPCOMING: "Swedish Style" The Musical Cast Album

Young Pals Music will release a 14-song double-disc cast soundtrack for “Swedish Style: The Musical,” inspired by the captivating tale of the break-up of Swedish super group ABBA—a lesser-known but all-important chapter in the quartet’s fabled history.

For a decade starting in 1972, ABBA released eight studio albums and a staggering 73 hit singles. In all, Benny, Bj√∂rn, Frida and Agnetha have sold more than 370 million albums around the world. But all good things come to an end, and ABBA’s demise was sullied with divorce between the two couples, internal strife and ultimately, dissolution.

The dramatized theatrical production—set in the early 1980s and rapt with love, loss, friendship, heartbreak and the penance of ultimate artistic immortality—illustrates the saga of beloved pop group Opus 10’s demise, following the break-up of the quartet’s two couples. Manager Anna pleads with members Reno, Rita, Kurt and Karla to deliver a final album that propels them beyond their “bubble gum” legacy and insures legendary status in the pop pantheon. Ultimately, the group’s primary nemesis turns out to be staring them in the mirror, as they strive to conjure their original magic one more time and achieve “immortality.”

“Swedish Style” was written by Ayhan Sahin and Selcen Pamuk.

The first disc comprises a full-cast vocal production featuring a 14-member cast; while the second is instrumental-only. The 13-piece band offers a robust palette of keyboards and piano; electric, classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars; percussion, bass, violin, cello, flute and sax.


February 24, 25, and 26 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre (64th and Central Park South)

In 90 minutes Justen Kilmer, as himself, with his own unique flare, will provide a glimpse into Ann-Margret’s unbelievably fabulous career. Flash back to the 60's and 70's when Variety shows ruled the airwaves and you were no one without a Mackie in your closet! 25 songs backed by a 7-piece band, dancers, and more sequins than should be allowed on one stage... be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind concert event!

For tickets, visit

“Are you there Ann-Margret? It’s Me!” is a three-night charity event benefitting BC/EFA,
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.


On Wednesday, 1/25/2012, I recorded pianist Timur Seckin performing Beethoven's Sonata 17 Op.31 No.2, and Chopin's Nocturne Op.9 No.2.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Young Pals Music artist singer/songwriter Adam Shenk is back in New York City with his new show tomorrow at Laurie Beecham Theatre. Come and experience his brand of Neo-Pop: a blend of pop, R&B, jazz and soul designed to stimulate your senses and engage emotions.

Adam says:
I miss you so much already - AND I'm returning to NYC for one night only & need you to be there!!
Join me on Saturday, Jan. 7th @ The Laurie Beechman Theatre in midtown!
Show starts at 7pm, so get there nice and early to get a seat and enjoy the show. Doors open at 6:30.
I will be reunited with my band & background singers for a mix of new and old original music. It's gonna be so much fun - so come groove with me!!

Tickets will be $15 at the door, or ONLY $7.50 on Goldstar:
Laurie Beechman has a $15 food/drink minimum.

See you there!! Enjoy your holidays!"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Jose Promis is a Chilean-born singer/songwriter who resembles and is inspired by the troubadours of the old world, while staying firmly rooted in the 21st century. He began in the cabarets and independent theaters of Los Angeles in the mid 00s and has gone on to play throughout Europe.

"Lovesick" from the Promis album "Love Stories." Written by Jose Promis and Ayhan Sahin, video shot and edited by Sissy Debut. Shot at Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (LACMA), as well as the Other Side cabaret in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The original version of "Lovesick," featuring the siren-esque vocals of Karine Hannah, appears on the Promis album "Life is Grand!" This piano ballad version, as well as an electro-R&B remix by Ian Matthews, appear on the album "Love Stories." Enjoy!

"Lovesick" by PROMIS by Young Pals Music