But we didn’t stop there — Ford also invited “Mad” Mike Martin of “Pimp My Ride” to build a fully functional, state-of-the-art mobile recording studio in an all-new 2012 Ford Focus. The Focus Mobile Recording Studio represented a convergence of new digital technology and functional design, where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. With the hottest mobile recording studio in town, the gig was on.
Offering the opportunity to participate in Gimme the Gig II Focus Tour events and a chance to compete for one of three recording sessions with Mr. Don Was himself, in the Ford Focus Mobile Studio, brought overwhelming and enthusiastic response from independent musicians and bands across the country.
|2012 Ford Focus|
|Hottest Mobile Recording Studio in Town|
The Gimme the Gig II Focus Tour rocked the independent music scene from sunny San Diego, California, to mile-high Denver, Colorado. Musicians representing a variety of genres came together in one of the biggest independent blowouts since the original Gimme the Gig.
|The Shed House Bluegrass Band going country in the city at Fiesta on the Hill|
|Sheriff helps with sound check at Cerritos|
|Our very own Sam rocking it out|
|"Mad" Mike unveiling the Ford Focus Mobile Recording Studio|
|Tom Grill, Don Was, Krish Sharma at a performance|
Fans and judges were challenged with selecting a few top bands that would perform for Don Was himself, and a chance to record with the legend in the Focus Mobile Recording Studio. All of the artists displayed tremendous talent, but only three could have a chance at this opportunity of a lifetime.
|Lost in Atlantis|
|Rachel and the Kings|
HARGO from San Diego, Eyeshine from Los Angeles, and Rachel and the Kings from Denver were offered an amazing opportunity to record with Don Was in the Ford Focus Mobile Studio and be featured in a 3 part KTLA TV special. Did you miss it? Check out their performances by clicking below.
The Gimme the Gig II team would like to give special thanks to Don Was, Tom Grill, Krish Sharma, Daryl Kinson, “Mad” Mike and Galpin Auto Sports for coming together to make all of this possible. We also want to send a huge shout out to all the bands and fans that have been a part the Gimme the Gig II Focus Tour from the beginning.
Thank you all for an amazing ride!
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