Thank you, Tally’s

Thanks to Jessica and Tally’s and our loyal fans for a great night of music on May 29. We were encouraged by the positive response to all five of our original songs. We hope to have our EP featuring those five songs ready for distribution by early July, if not sooner. Stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, our next show is Wednesday, June 24, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gasthaus Car Show in Waukesha.

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EP studio work is done

Studio work on our forthcoming EP has been completed. Final step, mastering, will be starting soon. Hoping to have the album of five original songs and one cover ready for summer distribution. Hear songs from the EP at our next gig, May 29, at Tally’s Tap & Eatery, S31-W24661 Sunset Drive, Waukesha, and go to the “Shows” portion of this website for a listing of our summer gigs, all of which are free.

Big crowd at Tally’s — Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who attended our show April 10 at Tally’s Tap & Eatery in Waukesha. Not sure whether it was the good food or our music, but whatever the case, it was crowded all night. Thanks to all our friends, relatives, co-workers and former co-workers for joining in on the fun. We had a blast. We’ll return to Tally’s on May 29.

Back to Tally’s on April 10

Fresh off a great gig at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Rebecca and the Grey Notes will perform this Friday, April 10, at Tally’s Tap & Eatery, S31-W24661 Sunset Drive, on Waukesha’ south side. The first chord will be struck at 8:30 p.m. As is the case with all of our shows, this is a FREE show. We will be playing five original songs along with our solid lineup of covers and other new material as we revamp our set lists. You can hear the full version of one of our originals, “You Belong to Me,” in the Media portion of this webpage. Hope to see you there.

Great crowd at Potawatomi

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us on Friday, March 27, at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Fire Pit Side Bar. Many in attendance were there way past their bed time, so we certainly appreciate your loyalty!IMG_0327 Also for the first time we played live versions of three new original songs that will be on our forthcoming EP. Thanks to Potawatomi for inviting us to play.

First song of EP is posted

We have just posted the first of our original songs recorded last month at Third Ward Records. Go to the Media portion of this website and listen to “You Belong to Me.” We will be posting more songs from our recording session soon, and we hope to have the EP ready for distribution by early summer.

Closing in on our first gig of 2015

Members of Rebecca and the Grey Notes are in rehearsals for our first gig of 2015 – 9 p.m. March 27 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Fire Pit Side Bar. The Side Bar is a great place to watch a live concert, with a convenient and well-stocked bar, great acoustics and, just feet away, 3,500 slot machines. We will be playing three new original songs, which we recorded along with two other originals and one cover song last month at Third Ward Records. We hope to release those six songs sometime this summer. Looking forward to seeing you Friday, March 27.

Returning to Tally’s

We were very fortunate to have played six shows last year at Tally’s Tap & Eatery on Waukesha’s south side, and this year we’ll be returning to the establishment that gave us our first gig. We have shows scheduled at Tally’s on Friday, April 10, and Friday, May 29. Both shows will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tally’s is at S31-W24661 Sunset Drive, Waukesha. We hope to see you there.

Photos released from recording session

Photographer Jeff Zmania has released photos from our recording session earlier this month at Third Ward Records. You can see all of Jeff’s great work at http://www.jmzphoto.com. Thanks to Ken Krei for allowing us into his Third Ward Records studio, and thanks to sound engineer Jon Chi for pushing us and making us sound better.

Rebecca in the sound booth.
Rebecca in the sound booth.

Tyler Famularo and Michael Juley running through their vocal tracks.
Tyler Famularo and Michael Juley running through their vocal tracks.

Wrapping up our last day in the studio.
Wrapping up our last day in the studio.

Tyler, Michael, Rebecca and Jeff - the Grey Notes.
Tyler, Michael, Rebecca and Jeff – the Grey Notes.

The band.
The band.

Tyler Famularo
Tyler Famularo

Jon Chi and Ken Krei collaborating on a mix.
Jon Chi and Ken Krei collaborating on a mix.

The Famularo family in attendance: Rebecca, Tyler, Brandon and Debby.
The Famularo family in attendance: Rebecca, Tyler, Brandon and Debby.

Rebecca laying down a vocal track.
Rebecca laying down a vocal track.

Tyler Famularo working on a lead guitar track.
Tyler Famularo working on a lead guitar track.

Tyler Famularo lays down a slide guitar track on his Gibson.
Tyler Famularo lays down a slide guitar track on his Gibson.

The team: Tyler Famularo and Rebecca (front row), and (left to right) Ken Krei, Michael Juley, Jeff Franks and Jon Chi.
The team: Tyler Famularo and Rebecca (front row), and (left to right) Ken Krei, Michael Juley, Jeff Franks and Jon Chi.

Sound engineer Jon Chi works his magic between the sound board and the computer screen.
Sound engineer Jon Chi works his magic between the sound board and the computer screen.

Third Ward Records owner Ken Krei emphasizes a point in critiquing a song.
Third Ward Records owner Ken Krei emphasizes a point in critiquing a song.

Sound engineer Jon Chi and studio owner Ken Krei listen to a track.
Sound engineer Jon Chi and studio owner Ken Krei listen to a track.

Rebecca in the sound booth.
Rebecca in the sound booth.

Tyler Famularo on the Fender Telecaster.
Tyler Famularo on the Fender Telecaster.

Michael Juley on the Fender Jass bass.
Michael Juley on the Fender Jass bass.

Rebecca laying the rhythm guitar track for "Take a Look at Yourself."
Rebecca laying the rhythm guitar track for “Take a Look at Yourself.”

Acoustics inside the main recording room are perfect.
Acoustics inside the main recording room are perfect.

Jeff Franks steadies the beat.
Jeff Franks steadies the beat.

The band running through one of our tracks.
The band running through one of our tracks.

Proud father and daughter.
Proud father and daughter.

Tyler, Rebecca and Jon.
Tyler, Rebecca and Jon.

The sound inside the soundboard room has been engineered to be perfectly balanced.
The sound inside the soundboard room has been engineered to be perfectly balanced.

Drummer Jeff Franks listening to Tyler play a guitar track.
Drummer Jeff Franks listening to Tyler play a guitar track.

Jon Chi
Jon Chi

Rebecca
Rebecca

Rebecca
Rebecca

Rebecca in the vocal room.
Rebecca in the vocal room.

Sound engineer Jon Chi
Sound engineer Jon Chi

Studio owner Ken Krei and sound engineer Jon Chi at the Third Ward Records soundboard.
Studio owner Ken Krei and sound engineer Jon Chi at the Third Ward Records soundboard.

Sound engineer Joh Chi
Sound engineer Joh Chi

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Rebecca in the sound booth at Third Ward Records. All photos by Jeff Zmania. Check out Jeff's photos at www.jmzphoto.com.
Rebecca in the sound booth at Third Ward Records. All photos by Jeff Zmania. Check out Jeff’s photos at http://www.jmzphoto.com.

Jeff laying down the beat on his Pearl drum set.
Jeff laying down the beat on his Pearl drum set.

Rebecca on the Fender Telecaster.
Rebecca on the Fender Telecaster.

Michael in the studio with the Fender Jazz bass.
Michael in the studio with the Fender Jazz bass.

Tyler laying down tracks on his Fender Telecaster.
Tyler laying down tracks on his Fender Telecaster.

The order of the songs on our first EP, which was recorded at Third Ward Records.
The order of the songs on our first EP, which was recorded at Third Ward Records.

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