Gimme The Gig

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thanks For The Memories GTG II!

In 2011, we brought a once in a lifetime opportunity to record with legendary music producer Don Was in Gimme the Gig II. 

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.

Checkpoint Charlie is ripping up the stage at the Citadel
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.
Rachel Wong
Aside Oceans
Lost in Atlantis
Pullman Standard
Carson Henley
Bop Skizzum
Rachel and the Kings
Josh Blackburn
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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