Phuket Recording Studio
During late October 2013 Mark met and hired session musicians to back the Tsunami Day song and then had one practice session. Then the ‘Tsunami Day’ basics of the song (Base, guitar, drums and keyboard) was recorded on the 28th of October, 2013 in a Phuket recording studio.
On the 5th of November Mark returned to the Phuket recording studio with George Cordeiro, the guitarist, and added first vocal track, one backing track and some extra guitars were added. Then on the the 12th of November the ‘British International School’ choir added the backing vocals and then on the 13th of November Mark returned to the recording studio once again to tweak, mix and master the ‘Tsunami Day’ song.
Between recording sessions Mark also decided that his vocal needed to change in some parts and the keyboard and choir volume level needed to be slightly higher, so he returned to the studio once again to edit these parts.
On the 15th of November 2013 to song was finished and uploaded to the ‘Tsunami Day’ website. From the 15th of November, 2013 the song was online and advertised so visitors to the website could listen and download.
On the 26th of November 2014 we also recorded the Tsunami Day song in Thai.
Song name: Tsunami Day
Date recorded: 16th of November 2013 and 28th November, 2014
Songwriter: Mark Hopkins
Composer: Mark Hopkins
Male vocals (Eng): Mark Hopkins
Female Thai vocals: Arina Kaiser
Male Thai vocals: Weerachai Tomgpan
Vocals (Background): British international School Choir and George Cordeiro
Guitar (Electric), Mandolin: George Cordeiro
Bass: Yob De Castro
Drums: Mike Trinidad
Keyboards: Chris Gayo
Mixing: Mark Hopkins and GT Studio
Recording studio: GT Studio, Phuket
English Video Designer: Mark Hopkins