Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What is it really like inside the studio?

What is it like at Eclipse?


With Many Instruments and Gear to choose from..........

Eclipse offers a state of the art studio in Saint Augustine, Florida.

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Custom Built music & Voice Over Rooms……….Studio Shot Studio Shots
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We offer CD/DVD Design and Duplication Services……….


Let Eclipse Book Your Gigs..........

Click HERE or visit WWW.eclipserecording.com, to get started!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Taking the Journey with Steve Bennett

"You can never learn everything there is to learn about music, it's a journey"

Steve Bennett is one of Eclipse Recording Company's first Clients, and now a true friend. Steve first picked up a guitar at age 12, and has been writing hundreds of songs since. Steve Plays on our Christmas CD every year, where the proceeds go to benefit the "Empty Stocking Fund".
You can find his music HERE at www.EclipseRecording.com

Friday, June 26, 2009

How famous was he?

The staff at Eclipse are shocked to lose "The King of Pop" at only age 50.

How famous was he?

  • Five of Jackson's solo albums – "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time.

  • During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide,

  • Released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time.

  • Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.

View the official website for Michael Jackson HERE!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"I love it here!" Says Stephen Lynch

For a day job, Stephen is a U.S. Department of Defense Civilian official stationed in Washington D.C.
Stephen is inspired by life experiences, and "my lady Terri, spanning back 25 years, she has a lot to do with it." He says (smiling) "I love it here, if only I could quit my government job in Washington, and live here and make music in Saint Augustine, it would redirect my life."

Jim Stafford of Eclipse says of Stephen Lynch, "one of the great things I have found in owning Eclipse, is the wonderful friendships that develop out of working with many of our clients a perfect example of this, is the special friendship I have with Steve and his family. All of us here at Eclipse wish him and Terri years of happiness on their upcoming wedding."

Stephen loves hearing from his friends and fans!

You can listen to his music, and more by visiting

www.StephenMusic.net or CLICK HERE!

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Patchwork" and more by Sister Marie Therese

Sister Marie Therese, from San Sebastian Catholic Church, frequents Eclipse Studios and has quite a few projects in the works

"Gotta Sing for the lord"

"Songs from the heart"

You can purchase these CD's at the San Sebastian Catholic Church, in the gift shop at 1012 St. Rd. 16, St. Augustine Fl. 32086 or at the Rectory on Weekdays, for more information please call 904-824-6625. or Visit their website HERE!

"I want the world to hear it, but I do it for myself."

Eclipse welcomed Patrick Lovell, A.K.A "PL SQURD" in the Studio Today, one of the nicest, most respectful people to walk through our doors. His style brings a new light to Hip Hop.
He is Collaborating with artists around the United States, and even Australia.
We asked Patrick how far does he want his music to go? He said,
"I want the world to hear it, but I am just doing it for myself"

Visit our Website for more information about our studio.

"Gove Scrivenor- A Music Legend, and Dave Besley at Eclipse today, with Ray Lewis!

Eclipse was excited to have Gove and Dave in the Studio performing together, on a song called "See You Later."

Gove has performed with music greats like Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Buffett, John Prine, Nanci Griffith and he was nominated for an Emmy for his performance with The Amazing Rhythm Aces on the popular PBS television show Austin City Limits.

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Gove said on the topic of recording at Eclipse, "It's wonderful! I was totally relaxed, Jim is wonderful to work with, I had a ball, I want to do it again."
For more information, or to hear Gove's music click a link below!



CD Baby

"I'm a fan of his and it was a real trip
to sing and play a song with him,
it's not often you get a chance to play music
with someone you really admire,
and I did today!"
(Left to right) Jim Stafford, Ray Lewis, Gove Scrivenor, Dave Besley
Jim Stafford (owner of Eclipse) says of the experience, "It's so nice to work with my old friend again, I look forward to working with him more in the future."

Ray Lewis (McLew Entertainment) says, "I've been in several recording studios, some were too small, some were even to big, Eclipse was cozy, and had a family feel to it."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kelly Bello in the Studio, For her sisters Wedding!

We had Kelly Bello at Eclipse on Wednesday, according to Jim Stafford "She sang magnificently!"

Her song was by Rascal Flatts, the song called, "Bless the Broken Road", and with plenty of time before her sisters wedding on the 25th.

Can you think of a better Gift for someone than this?
Visit HERE! to order a package for a loved one, or yourself!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"David Eli Grimes" getting a positive response from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!

Eclipse was pleased to have Eli Grimes back in the Studio yesterday, his many upcoming projects are really picking up speed.

["David Eli Grimes"]David Eli Grimes

Eli came in yesterday to record "Rock and Roll Backwards", The idea for this song came about at a football game, he noticed the song "R & R Train", and only because he suffers from dyslexia, could he find it so interesting, to think of this song "Rock & Roll Backwards"

Eli has been writing songs for 25 years, and has worked with many other musicians, including the very talented, Kurt Johnston.

"(Left to Right) David Eli Grimes and Kurt Johnston"

He also has recorded memorable others including,
-"Does Anybody Kare?"
-"Zip Code to Heaven"
-"The Homeless Dance"

Eli is still waiting on a response from Hallmark, the Daytona 500, and others, he already received positive response from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for "Rock and Roll Backwards."

Jim Stafford, owner and engineer of Eclipse has only great things to say about Mr. Grimes, adding that "Eli is positive, unselfish, and always creating for a cause."

Eli has been a part of other organizations such as, Big Brother, and also

sang his song "A little girl is missing" for the parents of Haleigh Cummings. (Check out the Video on YouTube, by Clicking on the link below!

A little girl is missing! by Eli Grimes

To email Eli------>; info@eligrimes.com!
To Listen to his songs CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Sweet Corn Grits" at Eclipse Today!

click on image to visit their Myspace!"Sweet Corn Grits, click on image to visit their Myspace!

Eclipse had the pleasure of having Millard of "Sweet Corn Grits" in the Studio!

Millard of 'Sweet Corn Grits'
We asked him some questions, Ready?

(Millard's experience at Eclipse)
"Jim was beautiful. It's hard to find someone that gears your voice straight from the soul."

(if you were a billionaire?)
"I'd save all the children everywhere!"

"Millard and friends....."]Millard and friends.....

To hear his music CLICK HERE!

Check out his upcoming shows in Saint Augustine, Florida!
Millard of 'Sweet Corn Grits'

June 20th @ Present Moment

June 26th @ Tim & Terrys (Gainsville)

July 3rd @ Present Moment

July 10th @ Civic Media Center (Gainsville)

Every Monday @ Stogies on Charlette Street, Downtown St. Aug. 9:p.m.!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Spanky and Our Gang get Rave Reviews!

"Click here to Preview the CD, or Buy!"

Jim Stafford, at Eclipse had the pleasure of recording their newest CD entitled "Back home americana Volume 1" Here is what others have to say!

Dinky Dawson says:

(Dinky worked with Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, etc..... you can find more information on Dinky at his site--->; HERE! or his biography on MSN--->;HERE!)

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"You guys did a fantastic job of letting the music breath giving 16 bit compression to stand up and take note. This has gone beyond the molded sounds of record companies who have manipulated the engineers for years. I'm so happy you guys have the feel of the heartbeat with every note which has given this the life rather than the essence."

Dinky's old Dj partner, Arther (who still writes reviews in Melbourne, Australia) adds:

"The CD is very good with a brilliant version of the Nina Simone classic - 'Sinner Man' which in my opinion is the stand out track on the CD, as Spanky's voice is so well suited to give this classic Nina Simone track."

"the track Sinnerman', just comes out of the speakers and hits you in the face. The production that you achieved on the album - especially on that track is excellent.................the guitar and choral backing is first class."

Elaine Spanky McFarlane of Spanky and our gang, at Eclipse!Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane of Spanky and Our Gang
Records new CD at Eclipse Recording Company,

Click HERE to Preview the CD, or Buy!

You can find a great Biography of Spanky and our Gang HERE!

The official Fan Site HERE!

Listen to and Buy the new CD HERE!

'Feelin' Groovy' in the Studio over the Weekend!

lizzy Hastings of 'Feelin' GroovyLizzy Hastings!

Tell us a little about your act.

What song did you record? What inspired it?
"All in the Atmosphere": It is a quote by Einstein, Addison Fitzgerald's photography studio, the beach......the universe and how I see it."

How was your experience recording at Eclipse?
"It's all in the atmosphere! Jim was attentive, professional, easy going, and just great to work with!"

Where can you be heard? Gigs?
"Look for us around St. Augustine, and soon on myspace."

Mark Hastings of Feelin' GroovyMark Hastings!

For More musicians CLICK HERE!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Johnathan Appleseed at Eclipse Recording Company Yesterday!

Johnathan Appleseed at Eclipse! Click on Link to view video on YouTube!

johnathan-appleseed-Chris Nanney (Drums) says about recording at Eclipse,
"Eclipse; they know what they're doing, Oh and Jim has an awesome lava lamp!"

johnathan-appleseed-Chris Holton (Lead Guitar) says
"Recording at Eclipse was a very good experience, the studio is very nice, it's clean and Jim is fun and knowledgeable"

johnathan-appleseed-Dane Vanness (Guitar and Vocals) states,
"Eclipse is far out! Jim let's us do our own thing, he's not trying to produce us or tell us what to do, but if we have a question or ask for his thoughts, he's right there on the same page. He's Great!"


Check out Eclipse Recording Company, or tour the studio free, Click HERE!