LOS ANGELES, CA, February 6, 2020 — Michael Marquart, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the GRAMMY®-nominated musical project A Bad Think, had a whirlwind January 2020, with multiple appearances at high-profile industry events.
On Saturday, January 18, Marquart participated in a panel at The NAMM Show in Anaheim. A panel, titled “The Anatomy of Immersive & Surround Sound Audio,” served as a keynote for the convention’s TEC Tracks series. Focusing on the current and future state of multi-channel and immersive audio production, the panel featured the music of A Bad Think as well as select tracks from the Universal Music Group’s catalog.
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Pictured L-R: panel moderator Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Prince, The Mavericks); Steve Genewick, staff engineer at Capitol Studios and three-time GRAMMY nominee; multi-platinum award-winning producer/engineer Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Bryan Adams, The Cure, INXS), who mixed the double-album project The Savior in both stereo and 5.1 surround; GRAMMY-winning engineer Dave Way (Fiona Apple, Echo In The Canyon, Ringo Starr, Michael Jackson, Macy Gray), who co-produced the project with Marquart; and Michael Marquart (A Bad Think).
A Bad Think was honored with a GRAMMY® nomination for its album The Savior in the category Best Immersive Audio Album, and the 62nd GRAMMY Awards took place Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Marquart and Dave Way attended the ceremony, where they were presented with medals commemorating the nomination.
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Photo caption 2: Pictured L-R: Michael Marquart (A Bad Think) and co-producer Dave Way, pictured with their medals honoring their nomination in the category Best Immersive Audio Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
Marquart remarks, “Being nominated for a GRAMMY is one of the highest honors of my career, and sharing the nomination with my close collaborators is particularly meaningful to me. We are hard at work on new music, with an eye toward giving it the full multichannel treatment once again. Stay tuned in 2020!”
About A Bad Think
A Bad Think is a one-man project driven by Michael Marquart, record producer and multi-instrumentalist who writes and performs all of his tracks with help from the industry’s top studio musicians. His latest release, The Savior, is a beautifully 5.1 mastered double album consisting of 18 songs of modern progressive rock. Produced by Marquart with Dave Way (Fiona Apple, Michael Jackson), and mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi), the album was recorded in Los Angeles and is distributed by The Orchard.