Strobe’s Upcoming Songwriting Contest Helps Songwriters

Strobe Recording Songwriter Contest is an opportunity for local songwriters to present their original songs and win free recording time. The 1st contest will be held at Strobe Recording, 2631 W. Division on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm.


The public is invited to attend with a $10 suggested donation, studio doors will open at 7:30pm and the event will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Entry fee is $15. Space is limited to 10 songwriters. To register or for more information, please contact This is a BYOB event and street parking is available on Division Street.

Contest Details:

• Strobe will be offering artists a chance to win a “Half Day” of Recording Services.

• Songwriters will perform in front of music industry judges.

• Performances will be judged on originality, musicianship, composition/lyrics and stage presence.

• The competition is open to solo and/or duo artists.

• Strobe will provide acoustic guitars and a Steinway grand piano for musicians use.

• Performances will consist of 3 songs and/or 15 minutes.

• All performances will be recorded live and audio mixes provided to each artist at the end of the evening.

Click here for the Facebook Invite. To sign up, email info@stroberecording(dot)com. Good luck!


CLEEMANN, Danish Pop Artist, Private Event Tonight 2.27

CLEEMANN, the Danish pop artist, will be in the studio tonight for a private recording event. For more info, see

Playing with the ambiguities plaguing humanity itself, there is a song quite literally for any mood, with song titles reflecting the vast range of human emotion including “Indifferent,” “Stupid,” and “Generous.” With a passion for vintage instrumentation, lush orchestration, and cross-cultural references that connect Chicago with Copenhagen (including The Beat Generation and Monty Python), CLEEMANN adapts his delivery depending on the situation to create a one-of-a-kind performance that can’t be recreated. – Chicago Innerview Magazine

Strobe Welcomes World Class Percussionist Jamey Haddad

Powerfully amazing session on 2/24/14 with the great percussionist Jamey Haddad who was tracking on Ricardo Yogt’s song “A Sorte Com Bento!”. Also stopping in was Joanne Lawry, who is in town on tour with Sting, to give Jamey some support. Jamey is in town playing with Paul Simon and Sting 2/25 at The United Center. Great being able to work with these true professionals!!


Daytrotter Presents The Lawrence Arms (at Strobe Recording)

Last October, Strobe Recording Studio was excited and honored to be part of a Daytrotter Session. You can hear The Lawrence Arms on Daytrotter at this link. Tracks include Great Lakes Great Escape, The Revisionist, Devil’s Taking Names and Pigs. Daytrotter, the website which presents up-and-coming indie bands, reports that it has offered over 20 million song downloads to date. Most of the sessions are generally recorded in Rock Island, IL. For this episode, Strobe was happy to offer this famous music recording website some of our Chicago hospitality.