Backstage with JH Audio: Kevin Glendinning

Kevin_GlendinningLadies and Gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Glendinning, JHAudio Endorsed Monitor Engineer, world-travler, die-hard Bears fan and all-around nice guy. Kevin was born in the NW burbs of Chicago and then spent 14 years jumping around to; NYC, Maui, Dallas and LA before finally coming back to call Chicago home once more. Go Bears!!

These days, Kevin is busy out on the road with Maroon 5 but we were very lucky to get a few min of his time to respond to some of our questions via email.

Here is the Q&A we did with him.
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Backstage With JH Audio: Cam Beachley

Recently we got to catch up with monitor engineer/ninja, Cam Beachley, while out on the Carrie Underwood tour. Cam has been a mainstay at the monitor desk for several years. Just a few of his happy clients include; Peter Frampton, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato and for the entire length of her career, Carrie Underwood. Not a shabby resume!

Cam gave us a little feedback on his experience with JH Audio and some quick thoughts on the JH16 w/ freqphase technology.

Meet John Tempesta at our SXSW Music Expo booth on Fri & Sat

TEMPESTA_JHAUDIOWe’re totally excited about SXSW this weekend and we wanted to let you in on some fun. Friday (1:30-2:30) and Saturday (2:00-3:00) we will have John Tempesta, drummer ninja for The Cult!  We’ll be over in the Expo Area at booth 208/210.

We’re thrilled to have John come by and say hi to all of you!  In a career spanning two decades, drummer John Tempesta has built a body of work that’s deservedly earned him a place among metal’s most popular and well-respected players. Perhaps best known for his tenure with Rob Zombie – both in White Zombie and with Rob’s solo project – John worked his way up through the drumming ranks, always looking for his next challenge and never resting on past achievements. John’s extensive professional resume includes gigs with Exodus, Testament, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Tony Iommi, Helmet and Scum of The Earth (which features John’s brother, guitarist Mike Tempesta). Presently, John can be found touring the world behind the drum throne of The Cult.

Oh and if want to win a pair of JH-16’s… check this out!!

55th Grammy Awards

55th-grammy-awardsAll of us here at JH Audio would like to give a huge shout out to all the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards held over the weekend. What a great year for music and the awards show was not to shabby either!!

We of course want to brag a little on our artists, sorry we happen to think they are swell!!

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay-Z, Kanye West (featuring Frank Ocean & The Dream)

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Best Country Song
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Best Short Form Music Video
Rihanna – “We Found Love”

Fozzy Releases New Album Sin and Bones

JH Audio Featured Artist Chris Jericho just released a new album titled Sin and Bones with his band Fozzy. Some have already called it their “Black Album” in reference to the standout album from Metallica.. not a bad compliment.

The album features 12 heart pounding, guitar shredding tracks sure to get ya going, including the EPIC 11:34 in length “Storm the Beaches”!

Give it a listen and don’t forget to catch Fozzy on the Uproar Festival. They are playing the Jagermeister Stage in most cities.

Sin and Bones - Fozzy

JH Audio Artist of the Month: Chris Jericho

The Person: Chris Jericho

The Group/Profession: Fozzy (lead singer) & WWE Champion

The Gear: JH16Pro

The Album: Sin and Bones
(releases Aug 14th)

Half heavy metal rocker, half WWE pro wrestler.. all Chris Jericho! The Canadian-born professional wrestler, rocker, media personality, author, actor and businessman has made quite a name for himself. Check out these impressive stats as a pro wrestler.

Jericho has won 30 championships between WWF/E, WCW, and ECW. He is credited as being the first Undisputed WWF Champion, having unified the WWF Championship and the WCW Championship.

In the WWE Jericho is a six-time world champion, having won the Undisputed WWF Championship once, the WCW Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He is also a record nine-time Intercontinental Champion, and the fourth WWE Grand Slam Champion. Yeah, not to shabby.

As an artist Jericho has release 4 studio albums; Fozzy, Happenstance, All That Remains and Chasing the Grail and one alive album, Remains Alive, with his band Fozzy since 2000. He also hosts his own weekly metal show, The Rock of Jerico on XM Radio, channel 164.

Fozzy will be out on the Rockstar Uproar Festival this fall along with powerhouses Shinedown, Godsmack, Papa Roach and Staind. Might be a lineup you don’t want to miss!

JH Audio Artist of the Month: Karmin

KarminThe Group: Karmin

Who: Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan

The Gear: JH16Pro

The Album: Hello

Never heard of Karmin? What, you live under a rock or something? The YouTube cover group sensation-turned EPIC recording artist Karmin are our Featured Artist of the Month for June.
To properly understand the buzz around these two, let’s go back to “where it all started” with a little cover they did of Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” which has a measly 66 million views…. and counting! 😉

Yeah, not bad for a white-girl-born-in-small-town-NEBRASKA??!!

Nick and Amy met while students at the Berkley School of Music in Boston, MA. Both had their hand at working with some top level artists, but soon found out their real joy came from making music THEIR way and what a way it’s been! Their debut album “Hello” has garnered some major props from industry members, fellow artist and the public. They even performed on SNL and The Ellen Show this past Spring.

“A few months ago, we were sitting in our living room with a wooden box and a guitar just writing raw music, now we’re performing on Saturday Night Live and getting ready to release our debut album,” Amy marvels. Adds Nick: “I remember Amy’s dad once saying that the only CD he’d ever bought and run home from the store to listen to was by The Beatles. We want our music to have that effect on people. We want to shake things up.”

Check out more of Karmin’s cover tunes on their YouTube Channel: Karmincovers

Want to know more about Karmin, where they are on tour,etc? check out their site: