Name Dropping

  The Go Go's graced our studio and stage for a rehearsal before performing at the TROP for a post game RAY'S concert... It was a thrill and a memory we will treasure forever....The "New Rascals" graced our studio and stage for a practice rehearsal before perfoming at Ruth Eckerd Hall...another treasured experience...

A Movie Features Music By True North Recording Artist The Mojo Gurus

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Mojo Gurus
BRADLEY COOPER Movie BENDING ALL THE RULES shot in Tampa and released on DVD by LIONSGATE. The Movie Features the song "Just A Couple of Kicks" by True North Recording Artist The Mojo Gurus from their CD Let’s Get Lit, which was recorded at PRO STAR Recording.
Listen to the track here:

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Chuck Dallis

Photo of Rockabilly Hall of FameChuck Dallis Rockabilly Hall of Fame Inductee! Image being considered among names like Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Rick Nelson, and Bill Haley. If you’re fascinated by the odd mixture of country and rhythm & blues popularized by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other performers in the 1950′s, then Chuck Dallis should be added to your list of favorite performers. Chuck lives right here in sleepy St. Petersburg, Fl. and walked into PRO STAR Recording Studios in March with a stack of his 45’s that he wanted transferred to CD. To our surprise, he began to tell us about his experience as a songwriter and performer and the people he worked with, studios he recorded at, and labels he signed with. Who would believe such a legend is living in our back yard. Sadly, he signed with Nat King Cole KC Records 4 months before Nat passed away, and the record label folded, but prior to that unfortunate timing, he recorded at Chess Studios and 3 songs that he recorded sold over 250,000 copies in the states, and his song Moon Twist charted in Europe, which for back in that late 50’s and early 60’s, was pretty incredible.
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Jeannette Goldman, Chuck Dallis, Jody Gray

Yann Weymouth, Architect of the New Dali Museum in St Pete, Recorded a Voice Over at PRO STAR for the Discovery Channel

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Yann Weymouth

“When I received the call that the Discovery Channel wanted to utilize our recording services, I was honored and surprised. I guess it made sense to use a local small business to help promote the monumental opening of the new Dali Museum.” Jeannette Goldman, Co-owner of PRO STAR Mr. Weymouth was interviewed for a film segment on the design and engineering of the building that will be aired on the Discovery Channel. Due to legal ramification, we are not allowed to put it on our web site, but we can share some Rock–n–Roll trivia: Yann Weymouth is the brother to Talking Heads bass guitarist Tina Weymouth… stpetetimesIt might surprise some that the Tampa Bay music scene and businesses thrive, despite the accessibility of music in the digital age and ability to record your own material. The area has several top-notch music acts. Concert halls, Recording Studios and Venues. NEW WORLD BREWERY - CROWBAR - SKIPPER'S SMOKEHOUSE - THE ORPHEUM - DUNEDIN BREWERY - RINGSIDE HONORABLE MENTIONS PRO STAR SOUND STAGE: A venue run by recording studio professionals a variety of music and entertainment. 3220 28th St N , St Petersburg (727) 526-0446.

Steel Magnolia Wins Season 2 of Can You Duet

Photo of Steel Magnolia duo PRO STAR is proud to announce that Jody Gray, chief engineer, recorded 28-year-old Joshua Scott Jones, the male counterpart in the Steel Magnolia duo. Joshua was here this past April at the studio when Jessie St. James, an aspiring artist from Nashville, was recording some of her originals in our studio. Joshua played guitar and bass for Jessie. Congratulations Joshua and thank you Steele Management for choosing our studio to record your artists. August 9, 2009 - After watching thousands of hopefuls audition and judging weekly performances in front of a live audience, the judges of the second season of the CMT music competition series CAN YOU DUET, have picked a winning duo with hopes of becoming country's next great duo. Announced in last night's finale episode of CAN YOU DUET, the winning duo is Steel Magnolia - Meghan Linsey of Ponshatoula, La. and Joshua Scott Jones, of CharlestonIl., who leave the competition with a recording contract from Big Machine Records.

PRO STAR Recording Artist Mojo Gurus Get Signed and Distributed by Universal Records

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Mojo Gurus

PRO STAR recording artist Mojo Gurus GET SIGNED to a multi-album deal with True North Records home of such artists as Bruce Cockburn, Pam Tillis, and Catherine Mac Lellan. The first album, entitled Let's Get Lit With...The Mojo Gurus, was recorded at PRO STAR Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida, and produced by the band and Chief Engineer Jody Gray, owner of PRO STAR.

The album was released in March, 2009 with tour dates in the US and Canada to follow.
Listen to one of their tracks here:

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Jody Gray runs live Sound at John Madden's Super Bowl Party Photo of Nils Lofgren and Jody Gray Jody Gray, owner of PRO STAR Recording, was asked to run live sound for John Madden’s Super Bowl Party at the Ala Carte’ Pavilion in Tampa. Performing as a guest artist with the band Synchronicity (PRO STAR Recording and Video client) was Guitar Virtuoso Nils Lofgren from Bruce Springsteen’s E Steet Band, Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse, and Ringo Starr and The All Star Band.