The #1 Sons

The Number One Sons are a performance team of top musicians and recording engineer, specializing in recording live, in-studio performances. They are a complete package of studio, engineer and musicians (drums, bass and guitar). Working exclusively out of Monster Island in New York City, The Number One Sons work directly with top producers to get tracks cut efficiently, professionally, and with an incomparable flair. Led by seasoned engineer and Monster Island Studios owner, Mike Caffrey, the line-up of Steve Wolf, Jack Daley and Rob Bailey have cut tracks for East Coast, West Coast and European artists. They are recognizable players who have played on #1 hit singles, Top 40 hits, gold, platinum and diamond albums, which have earned Grammy Nominations, Grammy Awards, and MTV Music Awards.

There is no compression, EQ, or reverb in the above mix.
You are listening to the sound of the raw ProTools session.

Producers can attend sessions or choose unattended, remote sessions. In the case of unattended sessions, The #1 Sons have plenty of experience with "online" work, where guide tracks or ProTools sessions are supplied via FTP. Available recording formats are ProTools HD 7.3, Radar, and 2 inch analog tape. Unless otherwise specified, basic tracks will be recorded to tape and then transferred to ProTools (on the grid) via Radar Nyquist converters at the sample and bit rate of the supplied guide session. For producers working remotely, an initial MP3 or AAC file will be supplied for "parts" approval prior to final tracking. Vocal tuning and Beat Detective services are available upon request.

Like the Funk Brothers in the Motown Snake Pit, The #1 Sons are a tight unit that play uniquely well together. Their experience as a team gives them a streamlined proficiency, which gives any producer the edge needed to complete a project on budget and with a sound of a band that would otherwise take months or years to assemble.

The #1 Sons are:

Drums - Steve Wolf
Bass - Jack Daley
Guitar - Rob Bailey
Engineer - Mike Caffrey

The members of The #1 Sons have worked with the following artists:

Alana Davis
Alex Bugnon
Amanda Marshall
Andela Ammons
Annie Lenox
Ashlee Simpson
Avril Lavigne
Ben Jelen
Billy Mann
Bo Bice
Bobby McFerrin
Brian McKnight
Britney Spears
Boys Like Girls
Calvin Richardson
Celine Dion
Chaka Khan
Chitlin Circuitry
Clay Aiken
Cobra Starship
Coheed and Cambria
Craig Mack
Cyndi Lauper
Daryl Hall
David Poe
Eddie Harris
Elvis Presley
Ethan Hawke
Forever The Sickest Kids
Gato Barbieri

Grover Washinton Jr
George Clinton
Gym Class Heroes
Hall & Oates
Hiram Bullock
Holly Cole
Jamie Cullum
Jamie Hartman
Jane Monheit
Jason Miles
Jason Mraz
Jeff Lee Johnson
Jive Jones
Joss Stone
Julian Coryell
Keith Caputo (Life of Agony)
Kelly Clarkson
Kim Sozzy
Kirk Ross
Larry Coryell
Lenny Kravitz
Lighthouse Familly
Lisa Lisa
Lucy Woodward
Macy Gray
Mandy Moore
Mark Johnson
Megan McCauley
Meshell Ndegeocello
Michael Jackson
Michael Tolcher
Michele Lewis
Mocean Worker

Nick Scotti
Patti Austen
Paul Simon
PM Dawn
Reverend Run (Run DMC)
Rufus Wainwright
Sarah Hudson
Sara Paxton
Screaming Headless Torsos
Shamekia Copland
Sky Sweetnam
Special EFX
Stacie Oricco
Steely Dan
Stevie Salas
The B52s
The Bee Gees
The Gil Evans Orchestra
The Lighthouse Family
The Temptations
The Veronicas
Tina Sagandh
Toninho Horte
Tribal Tech
Vitamin C
Wayne Brady
Will Young
Yummy Bingham
2am Club

To book The Number One Sons, contact Mike Taylor or Mike Caffrey

For techinical questions contact Mike Caffrey

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