In the Studio - Photos

Christmas Wrappin' Highway 101 | Livin' Free in the U.S. of A.| Santa, May I Hitch a Ride on Your Sleigh? | Unlock My Heart | Why Don't You Love Me (the Way I Love You)? | More photos at Janet's Marie's Hollywood Photo Gallery |

Writers' Session - Marin County, July 28, 2012

Taking a Break for a Little Photo Shoot...

Awwww....gee...isn't that sweet???

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Christmas Wrappin'

"The Christmas Wrappers" (from left to right, Brie Howard Darling, Ernie Perez, Karen Soroca (who also wrote the song), Ted Andreadis, and co-writer Janet Marie outside the studio in Thousand Oaks, CA, May 8, 2004.

Karen Soroca on the glockenspiel


Tenor Ernie Perez and Bass Ted Andreadis review their parts.

Brie Howard Darling raps and plays percussion.

Burleigh Drummond, known as the drummer for Ambrosia, was the recording engineer, drummer and percussionist.

Brie Howard Darling, Ernie Perez, Ted Andreadis and Karen Soroca ("The Christmas Wrappers")

Highway 101








Drummer Gary Mallaber, Writer/Producer Janet Marie and Sound Image studio owner Marty Eberhardt.

Writer Karen Soroca, Lead Singer Christina Rasch and Janet Marie take a break during the recording of "Highway 101".
David Nagy and Janet Marie. Nagy played additional bass and keyboards and sang an alternate mix as well.
David Nagy at the keyboard.

Karen Soroca, Gary Mallaber and guitarist Alan "BB Chung King" as he likes to be called. Gerald Johnson (not pictured) played bass on the track.
Janet Marie at Sound Image, Van Nuys, CA, December 2006.

"Livin' Fee in the U.S. of A."

In 2003, we had the pleasure and privilege of working at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. It is located at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Soroca & Allocca produced the Marin Children's Chorus singing back-up to their patriotic song, "Livin' Free in the U.S. of A."
Here are some photos of the talented kids from the chorus. They really did a great job!

I'd just like to once again extend my thanks to you for providing me and all the rest of the group with the amazing opportunity to record a professional song.  It really meant a lot to all of us to experience that process early in our lives.  I was so excited to work on your project and your support was essential to our success.  I would also like you to know that partly because of that experience, I now have signed my self up for an audition with Sharon Dennis, a major manager in the music industry.  Thanks again for your unfailing confidence in us as a choir and as a group of young people. 
God Bless,
Jes Levine

 Janet and Karen kid around with engineer/guitarist Larry Treadwell at his Simple Roger Studio.
Left, lead singer Rick Dinsmore, and above, drummer Greg Kanaga.

"Santa, May I Hitch a Ride on Your Sleigh?"

Jace, Jace, lend me an ear!  Jace Smith of Shelter Studio engineered, played guitar and co-produced the song. He said his mom likes the song so much she's been playing it for patrons at her restaurant in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Above, is our mucho talented vocalist, Teresa James. Teresa also sings on our song "Wise Woman".





To the left is Skip Waring. He arranged our Salvation Army band bridge section and played three horns... all at the same time! (Well, not quite).
Drummer Chris Ross
Janet Marie and co-producer, keyboardist Bruce Stephen Foster confer.

"Unlock My Heart"

Janet Marie and Karen Soroca in front of the Jungle Room, where "Unlock My Heart" was recorded.

"Turn it to the left. {Clap}{Clap}{Clap}"

Doug Livingston, an incredible pedal steel guitar player.

Karen in the clients chair.

Kenny Meriedeth has played for us on a number of songs.
Lisa Haley - a wonderful fiddle player.


 "Why Don't You Love Me (the Way I Love You)?"

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Janet and Karen (left). Karen, producer friend Dave Storrs, Janet and producer Kevin Anderson (right). Recorded at the Jungle Room in Glendale, CA.

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Brian Reeves, producer, engineer and mixer extraordinaire.

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Talented bassist Curt Schneider (left) and ex-Grass Roots performer David Nagy (right).

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Janet outside the jungle Room Recording Studio (left) and with Karen inside (right).

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Awesome drummer Jason Harrison Smith

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Dave Woodford nails the sax parts!

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