Professional microphone manufacturer Heil Sound has partnered with filmmaker Denny Tedesco to present a screening of the acclaimed music documentary “The Wrecking Crew” at this year’s winter NAMM show. The screening is free to NAMM attendees and takes place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, in meeting room 204B located inside the Anaheim Convention Center.
The film is a loving look at the legendary group of Los Angeles-based session musicians from the 1960s through the mid-1970s who played on countless hit records, TV soundtracks and film scores by a wide variety of artists.
Some of the better known artists who tracked with the Wrecking Crew include the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, and the Mamas and the Papas.
Tedesco’s father, the late great Tommy Tedesco, played guitar in this ensemble and is featured prominently in the film.
While the story of these famed session cats is fascinating, the story of the making of this film has becoming a source of interest.
Filmmaker Tedesco has been extensively traveling and presenting exclusive screenings over the last several years to help raise the funds needed to pay for the licensing rights of the musical cues used throughout the film. More than a hundred cues were culled from the Wrecking Crew sessions’ original tracks.
The complete funding of the musical cues is necessary before the “The Wrecking Crew” film can be released for worldwide distribution.
“We are close…very close…to completing our funding. Having Heil Sound onboard has been a tremendous help.” states Tedesco.
Heil Sound company founder Bob Heil adds, “I can’t tell you how excited we are to be part of this presentation at NAMM. The Wrecking Crew and my early days with the touring business of Heil Sound traveled on parallel paths during the same time period. While they were inside making incredible records I was outside traveling with those artists when they toured. Sunday’s screening will be special.”
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