Good God it’s been busy on the run up to Christmas. Another new Western Star CD album packaging just signed off. Another great rockabilly band “Delta 88” have already released an album and a vinyl EP on the Western Start label over the years. This one features the gorgeous Betty Brosmer on the cover.
Artwork for another new band, “The Deadshots”, on the Western Star label just whizzed off to the pressing plant like a proverbial magic reindeer on Christmas eve. I’m told this is a hard hitting rockabilly band in the same vein as band such as “Jack Rabbit Slim” and “The Bullets” so not much to live up to there then! I know it’ll be stomping as Western Star keep all their production in-house for the whole process from recording the first track to delivering the final product and they don’t do half measures
I had a great time working my way through all the amazing Jukebox photos for this website. I originally started producing work for Viv at “All you need is Jukes” about 6 years ago when the first website was produced using my existing content management system but this year we discussed options and it became apparent it was time to upgrade the website to run on a WordPress based website and upgrade the hosting to SSL (with the padlock) to meet the required modern standards for security, Google search engine optimisation and to be responsive to the various devices now in common use such as smart phones, tablets, computers and smart TVs.
Wordpress with a premium theme and some time customising made this relatively easy to achieve. Viv at “All you need is Jukes” also set about hiring a professional photographer to take new photos to show of these lovely vintage jukeboxes he restores and sells, to maximum effect. I’d love one of these in my living room.
View the website here….
Having fun with “Illustrator” for the illustrations and design of the new Western Star records release. A compilation of 25 tracks of rare and unreleased recordings from Western Star Recording Studio called “Rockin’ at The Lost & Found”. You can’t beat a bit of pink ‘n’ black for a rockabilly record cover!!!!
I do a lot of work for Western Star Recording Company in ‘Wild West’ (well Somerset actually!). Loads of really cool rockabilly, psychobilly and rock ‘n’ roll bands record there and every now and again they release a themed compilation which requires a themed cover as opposed to one representing a specific band which is always fun. The brief on this one from Alan was a bunch of cool guitars floating in space. So here we go, all done and dusted and with the pressing plant for release in a few weeks time.