Seal Party, Matthew Charles Heulitt, Cornelius Boots
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Seal Party with Matthew Charles Heulitt and Cornelius Boots @ Spirit PHG (After Bingo)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Seal Party: Did some good arise from the quarantine? Maybe. For session musicians Chris McGrew and Kevin Seal, formerly of GRIDDLE, found themselves with free reign of the studio. Not just any studio — San Francisco’s Wally’s HydeOut at Hyde Street Studios, aka the old Wally Heider Studios, where artists ranging from the Dead Kennedys to the Grateful Dead to Herbie Hancock recorded some of their most legendary sides.
This gift of time let them build a dream scenario. “Let’s bring our long-simmering songs to a boil, and invite our friends to add their spices.” Soon, world-class horn players, violinists, organists, and singers were arriving, squirting hand sanitizer onto their mitts, and throwing their best ideas into the mix.