The Simple Parade Keeps Marching...

Finally, after a very long blog hiatus, we are going to start this thing up again! There is so much to share (for example, a complete description of our concept album "A Love Story"!), but for now we want to formally invite you to come to our show at Solid Grounds (see "shows" tab for details) to get a sneak peek as to what is coming next for The Simple Parade. See you all there, and I look forward to sharing much more in the months to come! Until next time...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - First Day of Recording!

Today was the first day that Justin and I got in the studio to start recording our 4 song EP (coming in the next few months!). Shane, our producer, is awesome and we are stoked to get to work! Life isn't so rough with the incredible view of Downtown Denver, adorable dogs to keep us company and a producer ready to kick some serious folk-pop butt with The Simple Parade. Let the journey begin!

Waiting for Shane to come and get us in the lobby...the suspense was, well, like waiting to meet that special someone that you have been talking to on the phone but haven't met yet. It was like online dating and then you finally meet face-to-face...thankfully Justin and Shane hit it off like they had known and loved each other for years : )

Waiting for Shane to come and get us in the lobby...the suspense was, well, like waiting to meet that special someone that you have been talking to on the phone but haven't met yet. It was like online dating and then you finally meet face-to-face...thankfully Justin and Shane hit it off like they had known and loved each other for years : )

The view from the studio...not too shabby!

The view from the studio...not too shabby!

Two of the three pomeranian cuties that waited eagerly for us to come out of the studio every day (Teddy is the adorable 25lbs fur ball with an overbite and Halo is the sweet and crazy little fox in the back...love them!)

Two of the three pomeranian cuties that waited eagerly for us to come out of the studio every day (Teddy is the adorable 25lbs fur ball with an overbite and Halo is the sweet and crazy little fox in the back...love them!)

Monday, July 14th - On the Road Again!

After a delightful and short stay at the beautiful Wynn (so fun!) we took our adventure on the road to Colorado after shooting a little music video ("Telegraph"!)! With a few stops along the way we didn't arrive in Denver until 3:30AM, but oh, the beauty that we discovered was so worth the delay. The Heavens really showed off today. I will say no more and let these pictures say my thousand+ words : )

"Telegraph" video...coming soon! Thank you Vegas for being so nice to us!

"Telegraph" video...coming soon! Thank you Vegas for being so nice to us!

"Leaving Las Vegas...." and onto Zion! Justin looking so fly as The Simple Parade's very own Bellman : )

"Leaving Las Vegas...." and onto Zion! Justin looking so fly as The Simple Parade's very own Bellman : )

Zion, the beautiful! 

Zion, the beautiful! 

Getting a little fancy with a drive-by shooting (nothing was harmed, just beauty captured).

Getting a little fancy with a drive-by shooting (nothing was harmed, just beauty captured).

The two handsome men along for the journey, enjoying Zion as we pass on through. 

The two handsome men along for the journey, enjoying Zion as we pass on through. 

Photo war!!!

Photo war!!!

Zion was breathtaking...then we saw this...

A Rainbow just stopped by to welcome us to a little slice of Heaven.

A Rainbow just stopped by to welcome us to a little slice of Heaven.

Hi Heavens, thanks for coming down for a little while to visit!

Hi Heavens, thanks for coming down for a little while to visit!

Naturally, we stopped and recorded a music video ("Us") along the way...how could we not?!

Naturally, we stopped and recorded a music video ("Us") along the way...how could we not?!

Stunning. 

Stunning. 

...And then we watched. So much better than a movie! We stayed our here for an hour absolutely mesmerized by the Heavenly show. We would have loved to have stayed longer but the 6 hours left of our drive to Denver was calling. Sometimes life is worth every moment of the detours and delays. Reminding ourselves that we are so small and yet so loved to share in the beauty of moments like these!

Ominous and Awesome.

Ominous and Awesome.

Such an amazing thing to be a part of of! Photo-cred Trevor (T-Hoops!) on this one : )

Such an amazing thing to be a part of of! Photo-cred Trevor (T-Hoops!) on this one : )

Looks-like there is a lighting angel dancing in the middle of the light-show.

Looks-like there is a lighting angel dancing in the middle of the light-show.

Trevor and Mr. Lightning posing perfectly : )

Trevor and Mr. Lightning posing perfectly : )

Night sky all lit up and just glorious.

Night sky all lit up and just glorious.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 - What Happen's in Vegas...Swimming, Of Course!

Good morning! "To you and you, and you, and you..."! After our first (of 12+) successful (we hope!) acoustic video recordings (spoiler alert, it is Telegraph...you'll just have to wait to see it! Oh, the suspense!), these handsome gentlemen and I took a dip in the pool before departing on our drive on out to Denver.

WARNING: Justin and Trevor are shirtless in the following videos, so PG13 everyone. ; )

Let's start with how we wake-up every morning...

And you, and you, and you...

Swimming according to a musician and a videographer. Take notes.

Just Keep Swimming. What a gem.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 - What Happen's in Vegas...

So, we know how to have a good time. Vegas was a quick stop but we made the most of it! 

Our fancy hotel!

Our fancy hotel!

Studly McDudly (Justin, of course) looking fly in Vegas.

Studly McDudly (Justin, of course) looking fly in Vegas.

This party of three will wear nothing but the finest faux cat furs and paws please. Feel-ine fabulous (yes, pun intended, thank you very much!).

This party of three will wear nothing but the finest faux cat furs and paws please. Feel-ine fabulous (yes, pun intended, thank you very much!).

Trevor just contemplating the meaning of life, no big deal.

Trevor just contemplating the meaning of life, no big deal.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 - Recording Adventures Begin!

Why, hello you beautiful and/or handsome (whatever you are feeling like today) people!

Day 1 of our trip out to Colorado to record 4 of our new songs off our debut album began on Sunday, July 13, 2014 with a game of luggage Jenga that we totally won : ) The picture only allowed our "sexy" luggage to show face...it got real after that. I don't think our CRV could have packed one more thing once we were through loading up, but we got it all in. Small miracle for sure : )

Sexy Luggage posing like a boss.

Sexy Luggage posing like a boss.

...while Justin was put packing, I found a stack of tip money in a box and Trevor suggested I make it rain (which I totally nailed...you are supposed to do it 5 $1's at a time, right?), so I did then we realized that something magic happened in Slo-Mo.

Godzilla lives in my laughter.