As many of you know, I compose music specifically designed for use in cafes, restaurants, hotel lobbies, and retail environments. A great soundtrack can play a significant role in creating and sustaining the right atmosphere. As it turns out, however, the composition usually takes the form of a song that can stand on its own. I’m going to start posting parts of these songs (or sometimes the whole song) on my website. Stay tuned - I think you’re going to be surprised.
Artist: Lee Pence
EP: One Benefit
Available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and many more streaming sites.
“Although the music in my head is always changing, the composition of the band is usually made up of the same core pieces; two guitars, bass and drums. I’m attracted to instrumentals with orchestral arrangements, so the challenge is creating symphonic musical sketches for performance by a traditional rock ensemble. One Benefit is a response to that challenge. Really, it’s turned out to be the kind of music you hear playing in the background when you’re doing some of your favorites things”
One Benefit is an EP containing three original tracks. It was mixed and mastered by five-time Grammy nominated producer, engineer and musician Paul Moak at The Smoakstack in Nashville. The EP’s single, “The Showdown Circle” was released on March 18th and is best described as a display of guitar pop tune-meets-commentary discussing the contemporary country scene.
Lee Pence is Cornish College of the Arts alumni. He has performed in hundreds of theaters, clubs and festivals. Although guitar is his primary instrument, he is also proficient on keys and no stranger to the studio. Pence played and/or programmed all of the instruments on One Benefit.
“I am always looking for the celebration music creates. Joy, sorrow, love, charm of the soul; celebration seems to contain many elements. To me, it includes that feeling of being lifted to a different level of imagination. Isn’t it great? One Benefit is a collection of songs meant to embrace celebration in the music, however it is described - it’s really the emotional spark I want to share.”
One Benefit Tracklisting:
- The Showdown Circle
- 16 Satellite Drive
- Symbol of a Magical Sum
"The Showdown Circle" from my EP One Benefit is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and many more streaming sites. Mixed and mastered by Paul Moak at The Smoakstack in Nashville, it sounds good in the background when you are doing some of your favorite things.