Gloriana become studio insiders
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
– Gloriana is not keeping secrets when it comes to recording their second disc. The group has spent the last few months in the studio, writing and recording their second album, set for release later this year. The quartet also is documenting their time in the studio to keep their fans posted on their progress at "Studio Insider" on their web site.
Tom Gossin, Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball, who are Gloriana, will give fans access to behind-the-scene photos and videos of the band's entire recording process. Fans who sign-up for the series will also get a first-listen to new Gloriana music including their first single, Wanna Take You Home, which was co-written by Tom Gossin, the band's producer and Emblem Music Group label owner Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Aerosmith, Willie Nelson) and Wendell Mobley. The single will officially go to radio in March.
Gloriana will perform at the White House as part of the concert, "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House," airing on PBS stations nationwide on March 1 at 8 p.m. eastern and on the American Forces Network March 11 to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world. The concert, celebrating Black History Month and the legacy of Motown Records, will also include performances by Smokey Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx and John Legend.
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