On January 28th, noted producer/engineer, and YouTube auteur Warren Huart (Ace Frehley, Aerosmith, The Fray…), celebrated his birthday at Sunset Sound Studios to an array of legendary producers, engineers, and musicians. All three studios were open to guests to walk around and within the mixing rooms, music was played through Genelec speakers of the artists that recorded at Sunset Sound where they were mixed such as Purple Rain being played in studio 3. In addition to Huart’s birthday, Sunset Sound’s legacy was being celebrated and was a rare opportunity to see the inside of the studios. A live band with Alex Burke played throughout the night of artists recorded at Sunset Sound. The party ran from 7pm to midnight
Notable attendees included legendary studio bassists like Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, B.B. King) and Brandino ( Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige), CJ Vanston (Spinal Tap, Joe Cocker), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Tony Franklin (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Firm), Paul Ill (Christina Aguilera, (Alicia Keys), Tanya O’Callaghan (Maynard James Keenan), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge), and top producers and engineers like Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Weezer), Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Motley Crue), Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Counting Crows), Tommy Vicari (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince) The event sponsors were BAE Audio, Genelec, Lewitt, Vintage King, and Trinnov with drinks provided by Jack Daniels.