Inflation has hit Andy Warhol’s adage about everyone being famous for 15 minutes. Now you can be a star for a day.
OK, OK, stardom is all relative, but today’s Big Deal at least offers the trappings required to fuel that fantasy of fame, with a recording studio party that can allow you to unleash the uninhibited prima donna or egocentric pop diva that lurks within, well, some of us.
Strike a pose and make outrageous rider demands in the Star for a Day studios on Scotland Street West in Glasgow, where Abbey Road or Muscle Shoals are just a global smash single away.
It’s the ideal venue for memorable birthday parties, hen bonding sessions or just a different kind of night out. With bookings available from noon to midnight, the studio experience is suitable for kids and adults alike.
Wannabe Taylor Swifts or Tom Waits soundalikes will find the facilities at the Star for a Day studios worth greeting with either a squeal of ‘awesome’ or a cool nod of approval.
Equipment includes both state of the art digital hardware and boutique analogue outboard equipment for that warm retro sound. Perfectionist vocalists can croon sweet melodies into the Neumann U87 and Telefunken classic mics, from the privacy of a vocal booth.
As every artist from Led Zep to Adele will confirm though, a studio session isn’t just about the music. The outdoor party area and the VIP suite with atmospheric lighting ensure there’s plenty to do in-between sessions laying down that killer track.
You can bring your own snacks, sweets and soft drinks for a supplement of £1.50 per head payable directly to merchant.
Adult pop stars are more than welcome to bring there own bottle to have in the VIP party suite. Corkage is charged at £1.99 per head payable to merchant.
Into the groove
Available seven days a week from noon to midnight, today’s Big Deal is for up to ten singers and four spectators to have a 60-90 minute recording session with a professional producer.
After you have recorded your track, the producer will mix it and burn it onto a CD for you to take home.
Additional CDs and track recordings can also be purchased for an extra charge.
Hen parties will be charged a supplement of £49
There is the option to upgrade to a solo experience for £24.99 surcharge.
Capture your imminent stardom for posterity. The offer includes a photo shoot with props, with the best shot used as the basis for the cover of your CD.
There will also be the option to buy a DVD of your experience if you want a visual souvenir of the day.
The Star for a Day recording experience has hit all the right notes with past customers. These recommendations came from the studio’s Facebook page:
‘What a great day we had here yesterday for my friend’s 50th. Jordan looked after us so well and we all enjoyed the day. Still can’t sing, but a lot of fun making a CD.’
‘Amazing day! Really sound, genuine people who made the experience fab and personal. Have been to other music studios & this one is by far the best! Would recommend it!’
The beauty of today’s Big Deal is that it would appeal equally well to a group of kids celebrating a birthday, a hen party doing their finest Rihanna impersonations or a group of work colleagues looking for a festive office party with a difference.
It also makes an original gift idea, particularly suitable for the keen X Factor viewer who reckons they could do better. Whatever the occasion, dust down the falsetto, grab the mic and be a star (for a day).