About the group
About the name
We are not a band as such. Each project brings the potential for slightly different instrumentation and line up, depending on the genre and who is most susceptible to guilt. After much cajoling Trey relented and agreed to play drums on this one and we are so grateful he did. Trey always brings great energy to a project both as a person and a player. Special thanks to Jake Schaefer, one of my closest friends, for his lead guitar work on the song Doubt and for being my "gear head - tone coach" on this project.
At first we thought having a different name for every project was clever. Now we realize that it just confuses people. So for now whatever music style we attempt going forward is just going to be under the family name, as bland as the Irish food we grew up on.
Thank you David Gibbons for volunteering your editing time, Jonnathan Bell and Stephen Carignan for content and mix feedback, Special thanks to our families, friends and colleagues for their support and encouragement. Thank you.
Heavy Lift features...
Once we settled on the genre for The Saving Innocence Project I did my usual and made a playlist of some of my favorites from this space on which to go to school, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Audio Slave, STP, Velvet Revolver, Rival Son, Gojira, Burst, Queens of the Stone Age and so on. With one clear source of inspiration or feeble blatant rip off, whichever you prefer, of Lyle Workman's Titans of Metal because I always like to put at least one instrumental on there.
Will and I bandied about topics and stories we want to tell. As is the norm for us usually the music came first but not always. Not having deep roots in this style nor primarily being a guitar player I went about replacing all the ideas in my head I would have used for keys and horns and the like and just made them into yet more guitars. I found it difficult to have too many.
A full break down of how the recording was done and the toys we used, from apps to amps is available on the production notes page. If you have more questions feel free to send us an email.
Produced, and mixed by Jake Thorne
Mastered by Sage Audio
Audio Engineering: Jake Thorne ,Trey Sabatelli, , Willy Thorne,
Audio Editors: Jake Thorne, David Gibbons,
All songs written by Jake & Will Thorne
Vocals Will Thorne & Jake Thorne
Drums Trey Sabatelli
Guitars, Bass, and the rest of it Jake Thorne
Special Guest *Guitar Jake Schaefer on the song Doubt