The music industry is a notoriously tough business. If showcasing your talents to the most people possible is your goal, then having the right people around you is imperative. Mark Pezzelato works hard to be the right person to help fledgling music professionals realize their dreams. His Pezmosis Music Productions celebrated its tenth anniversary on November 30 with a music and art showcase created to promote the talented artists he’s worked with over the years.
Pezzelato organized and ran the event, which was held at Richmond Hill Theatre in Richmond Hill, ON. The show featured performances from six different bands, while over 300 pieces of art were on display from local visual artists.
Pezmosis was founded by Pezzelato in 2003. The Loyalist College Ontario graduate is a musician in his own right and has performed in more than 600 live shows. His Oak Ridges, ON facility strives to “provide top quality realistic audio, while collaborating on your ideas, for the best possible recording.”
Pezmosis offers a myriad of services, including recording, mixing, mastering, sound FX, on-line retail of band music and merchandise, voice-overs, location sound and recording, and digital re-mastering.
Pezzelato even manages one of the bands that played at his anniversary show, BS101. With their music in the mode of Frank Zappa, they describe their sound as “heavy funk comedy” and have released four albums. Their latest release, Return of the Burn made its debut at the show.
Also among the lineup for the night was Fatality, a Toronto based thrash metal group that recently released their sophomore album. Known for “wild, riotous live performances and their peerless work ethic,” the “modern thrash monsters” have created a more mature record “with more complex arrangements and sophisticated concepts that still retains their trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem.”
Of the art display that accompanied the musical performances, Pezzelato says that, “seeing all the great artwork was incredible. We have lots of talented people.” He promoted the show with television interviews, word of mouth, social media, email campaigns and newspaper notices, and believes the most effective methods were word of mouth and email campaigns.
As far as planning shows such as his goes, Pezzelato feels that the most important aspect is to “stay organized. A lot of thinking and planning was involved,” he adds. “It’s important to write out your ideas” so all possible plans can be thought through.