Toonmade News

Fall already??!! 

Fall is upon us! We are gearing up for a fun season of gigs, lessons (lessons.toonmade.com) and more recording. More on that later, but for now, who's in Vancouver Sept 22-23? I'll be leading worship at Tenth Kits on the Sunday and Toonmade is playing a House concert at Don Cowie's place on the Saturday night. Check out our events page for tickets to Saturday or info on either: EVENTS

HEY YOU! 

Hi! It's me, Stephen...it's been a crazy fun month, so we promise to update you VERY SOON!! For now, I just wanted to say Hi so you know we're not Missing or stuck in a ditch somewhere.

Coupla things:

Aug 18 Roots and Fruits Expo in Oliver, BC - COME HANG WITH THE WHOLE BAND at the Bandshell in the Oliver Parks and Rec park

Roots and Fruits EVENT PAGE HERE

SEPT 22 - HOUSE CONCERT at DON's in VANCOUVER! COME Party with Toonmade!!

And finally, if you live in Oliver, do you want to be a rock star? Or maybe...just a super musically able person? Lisa and I are opening up some lesson spots in the fall. Registration is open now, first come, first serve. TOONMADE LESSONS

Hope to see you at one of these shows!

ST

House Show

 

 

 

Toonmade Lessons


 

Contemplation brings out beauty!! 

This is a special song cause it was a combustion of timing, and of people! I had the melody and chord structure all down for this song, and the lyrics just seemed to stay locked away until I thought to ask for help! So, our Toonmade peeps stepped up, and shared their ideas and hearts towards the feelings that this song was inspiring in them. Seradaye & Julia...thank you!! So glad we reached out and asked for help, cause it got SOMETHING NEW going :) And thx to Stephen for adding his lyrical thoughts too! And here it is, in it's simplest form. We are loving the message of this song, and we are looking forward to adding this to our list of songs that will be fully studio produced for a NEW , full-length album coming out this fall to all you Toonmade fans. Keep and ear out, we'll let you know when things get rolling:) cause we're gonna need your help then too!

SOMETHING NEW

MOST RECENT EMAIL 

OUR GROUP EMAIL FROM JUNE 2 2018

Hi Toonmade Friends!! 

We kinda took a break from emails for a coupla reasons...1) we've been so busy making music!! 2) We were switching email providers and things got a little funky behind the scenes. All to do with our website and server, nothing to do with your emails or info! As we've mentioned before, your privacy is ultra important to us, and we use this list to send you Toonmade info and news, nothing else. We don't share, sell, or carelessly handle your info. 

But ya, we totally had some issues with our sending server, so we decided to bring our list in-house to our website hosting platform, bandzoogle. At least for now. So if things look different or if your Inbox is confused cause we look like an outsider, don't worry! It's us, Stephen and Lisa, Toonmade! 

And guess what!!??  While we were getting that all fixed, we were still making great music for you! And doing fun stuff with our online store. And a few more things, like my new Worship Leading Hub, worshipcoach.ca . It's a work in progress, but if you or anyone you know is a church music worship leader or team member, check it out and lemme know what you think! 

Have you been behind in the Toonmade News? No problem! It's up and available for you to look at anytime. Plus, just this morning, Lisa posted a couple of new songs, hot off the press! Actually, it's 2 fresh songs, but one of them has 2 versions. One has Lisa singing the lead, and the other has me! You'll want to get to know our new friend Amy Hailstone too, she graciously reached out and collaborated with us on that track, We Got This (links below). Amy can be found at amyhailstone.com 

Now...I dare ya... 

Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! (chanted like kids at a bday party, trying to get someone to chug a 2 litre of Grape Crush while standing over a fancy white rug...this happened once when I was about 7 years old. My friends mom said "Don't spill that Crush on my living room carpet, it's white." So one of our buddies took it upon himself to chug his ultra-bright purple crush and then "accidentally spit it out, all over the white carpet. If you are that kid, or if you are Sean, the bday boy, say hello to ourToonmade friends in the comments!! And if you are Crush, we're looking for a sponsor. Eric Andre already snagged Sprite, so Crush will do.). 

CLICK IT, CHECK IT, LISTEN and SMILE!!! 

What else can I say? You guys and gals rock. Thanks for keeping us going as musicians and artists! 

ST (Stevie Toonigal, on behalf of Toonmade)

WE GOT THIS - FEMALE VOCALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE GOT THIS - MALE VOCALS

 

WE GOT THIS, AGAIN? !! 

HEY!! That's right...we got this! The male version, here ya go...

Stephen and I had the pleasure of collaborating with a new friend, Amy Hailstone...Go check her music out at amyhailstone.com. She rocks! and her doggies are super cute:) The 3 of us put together 2 versions of this song; one with a female lead, and the other, male:) They each bring a differing feel and importance to the song! 

We are making steps towards writing, producing, and polishing songs that are either Ad, film, or TV friendly:) The learning curve is exciting, stretching, and really fun. Excited to share this song with ya'll. WE GOT THIS is a high energy, pump-you-up Rock/Pop song that delivers positive vibes and is especially for anything and anyone getting up again and coming back with a force! - probably all of us at some point in our lives right? THIS is for you. And, WE'RE in it together.

WE GOT THIS (Male Lead)

WE GOT THIS ; ) :) 

HEY!! That's right...we got this! you got this! Let's get this! Right Amy?! Stephen and I had the pleasure of collaborating with a new friend, Amy Hailstone...Go check her music out at amyhailstone.com. She rocks! and her doggies are super cute:) The 3 of us put together 2 versions of this song; one with a female lead, and the other, male:) They each bring a differing feel and importance to the song!

We are making steps towards writing, producing, and polishing songs that are either Ad, film, or TV friendly:) The learning curve is exciting, stretching, and really fun. Excited to share this song with ya'll. WE GOT THIS is a high energy, pump-you-up Rock/Pop song that delivers positive vibes and is especially for anything and anyone getting up again and coming back with a force! - probably all of us at some point in our lives right? THIS is for you. And, WE'RE in it together.

 

WE GOT THIS (Female Lead)

Y.O.L.O 

Hi Friends!! I can't stop smiling when I listen to Stephen's performance of our new song Y.O.L.O - haha, he calls it a middle-aged fight song! For real now, we wrote and produced this song specifically for a potential placement in a commercial...even more specifically, it was inspired by Father's Day. It definitely brings a COOL Dad vibe with it's punk-rock feel! Guess what?? It was signed to a licensing agency...so here's hoping someone picks this song up! 

Y.O.L.O

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