A major thunderstorm, flooding and a closed down I45 wasn’t enough to stop the almighty and powerful Houston Yelp Elite Squad from making it out to their April 18 Elite Event. Through the relentless rain, they made their way to the legendary SugarHill Recording Studios for a yelperific, rockin’ good time.
Sporting vintage concert tees and with mixed CDs in hand for the music swap, the gang was ready to tour one of Texas’ oldest and continuously operating music studios. SugarHill CEO and world-renowned music producer Dan Workman was there on site to give the Squad a welcoming tour; not only that, but the studio was open for all members to record their very own song in the historical Studio A and Studio B! What an honor to have Dan Workman producing our very own Yelp tunes! We caught Katie F spittin’ out Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” Long T wailing to “Dead or Alive” and Jaire Q completing an entire album (“Barbie Girl,” “Toxic,” “I Will Survive” and many more)! Thank goodness for those sound proof windows, because little laughter filled the soundboard room!
Special thanks to Indulge Desserts for providing heavenly treats. Nothing but "oohs and ahhs" filled the kitchen as yelpers noshed on chocolate croissant bread pudding, chocolate crème brulée topped with edible roses, strawberry shortcake bites, and chocolate covered strawberries glistening in edible gold.
Another huge thank you to the entire SugarHill Recording Studios gang, including Dan Workman, fellow Elite Gina M and all of the friendly and amazingly talented sound engineers. It was an Grammy Award-winning night!
Til Next Time … SYOY (see you on Yelp!),
Houston Community Manager