Journey to my Vinyl Destination backs MusicHelps

Ever wondered how music is created and captured on a vinyl record?

With the renaissance for affection of the vinyl record in mind, a unique event is giving music enthusiasts the chance to see great original Kiwi songs played, recorded – and that work cut on a vinyl record – in three hours.

Auckland musician, songwriter, producer and now vinyl-cutter Jesse Wilde, is staging Journey to My Vinyl Destination, on Saturday, March 16, from 1pm.

“It’s for vinyl record lovers and anyone who enjoys good music,” Jesse says.

“You will see a live music performance recorded, mixed, and mastered and cut to vinyl right before your very eyes. The whole process of vinyl lathing, mixing and mastering for vinyl will be explained in this three-hour event.”

All the proceeds are going to music therapy, support and benevolent charity MusicHelps Awhina Puoro, whose patrons are New Zealand music legends, Neil Finn and Lorde, Jesse says.

Journey to My Vinyl Destination is reelin’ and a rockin’ at Jesse’s cool and modern Studio 38, home of his Wilde Records Recording Studios, in Airedale Street, Auckland City, S38.

And coming to the party for this special music experience is Jack Daniels, radio station The Sound, Now Sound Ltd, The Pine Nut Record Hub, and FaceTV.

“Good things take time,” Jesse says. “This is a celebration of the artistry of both live and recorded music in a world where digital platforms diminish its value and reduces music to a ‘commodity’. We’re creating hand-lathed collectible vinyl – tangible musical artefacts to cherish.

“Playing live music is a craft. Lathing vinyl is a craft. Making great whiskey is a craft. This event is all about the good things in life. Join us for high-quality music with the best Tennessee whiskey, because good things take time, and good times last forever,” Jesse says.

Jack Daniels will have an expert mixologist on duty to explain the great Southern whiskey samples that will be on hand, while there will also be giveaways, hand-lathed collectable vinyl and other merchandise available for sale.

A special wooden-cased prize awaits the winner of the auction – the first numbered copy of the 45-RPM vinyl with the songs recorded and lathed during the session.

Journey to My Vinyl Destination – Good Things Take Time; Good Times Last Forever

Saturday, 16 March, 2019, at 1-4pm, at Wilde Records Recording Studios, Studio 38, 38 Airedale Street, Auckland City.

Tickets are $45 per person (strictly limited) and available now by clicking here.

Can’t make it? You can show your support by donating to the event’s  Give A Little page here.