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Home of Southern Cross Band

Southern Cross Band

Winner of the 2012 Bakersfield Country Music Awards - Gospel Division

Wigtune Recording Studio in Bakersfield provides a professional Pro-Tools recording environment for your band or any other recording need that you may have.

Using a varitey of Wigtune recording artists, we also can provide tracks for your recordings of instruments that may not be readily available to you. This would include 1) piano and keyboard tracks 2) live violins, viola and cello tracks 3) lead, slide and rhythm acoustic and electric guitar tracks 3) live drum tracks 4) dobro tracks 5) pedal steel tracks 6) mandolin tracks 7) and banjo tracks.

Wigtune Studios has access to some excellent studio musicians whose performances are captured with the highest quality mics. If you are a singer or songwriter and don't have a band, Wigtune Studio can provide everything you need to create complete tracks for your project. When you come into record, Wigtune Recording Studio provides high quality instruments that are at your disposal.

 

Available Recording ArtistsWigtune Studio Pricing * Equipment List

 

Wigtune Studio Recording Artists

Don Wigton - Southern Cross Band contemporary Christian music Country Rock Praise and Worship

 

 

 

 

Don Piano, keyboards, and acoustic guitar and vocals. During his years in the LA area Don played in various bands while touring the Western United States. His band, Clovis Putney, won the Hollywood Bowl Battle of the bands. Later he moved to Bakersfield to co-pastor a very successful Calvary chapel church that witnessed thousands of salvations through their concert ministry which Don headed up. During that time his praise group produced the Album, "Let all Who Hath Breath Praise the Lord" through Maranatha! Music. Later his vocal group, Selah, recorded the CD "Stop and Think About it." Eventually, just as the MP3 revolution began to take shape, Don and his wife Vanessa released a multitude of praise and worship songs and praise hymns on the Internet through Wigtune Company. This WEB site became very popular while realizing millions of mp3 downloads. During this time Don has remained active with Vanessa in praise leadership in various churches.

PIANO DEMO: "True Devotion" Southern Cross Band  Also: David Drums,  Don B3, Odie Bass, Bunky Guitar, Donna Violin Viola, Karen Cello, Vanessa Lead Vocal. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

ACOUSTIC GUITAR/VOCAL/PIANO DEMO: "Nothin' Like a Woman" Southern Cross Band Also Donna Violin Viola, Karen Cello. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

 

Odie Crabtree - Southern Cross Band contemporary Christian music country rock praise and worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odie Songwriter, acoustic guitar, lead electric guitar, mandolin, dobro, pedal bass, synth pedals, vocals. Don and Odie have been playing together since their early days together at Calvary Chapel Bakersfield. Odie went on to become the founding contemporary praise and worship leader of Valley Bible which has since become a Bakersfield mega-church.

ELECTRIC GUITAR DEMO:    "Blessed Be Your Name" Southern Cross Band Also Don Acoustic Guitar/Piano/ Vocals/Keyboard Bass/Drum Programming, Sarah and Vanessa Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

DOBRO/BASS GUITAR DEMO"Uh Uh Uh" Southern Cross Band Also Nate Drums, Don Piano, Bunky and Odie Electric Guitar Leads, Sarah and Odie Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

ACOUSTIC GUITAR/DOBRO DEMO"All For Freedom" Southern Cross Band Also Don and Vanessa Vocals, Don Acoustic Piano/Vocals/Keyboard Bass. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR/MANDOLIN/BASS GUITAR DEMO: "Jesus is My Friend" Southern Cross Band Also: Odie Drum Programming/Vocals Vanessa Vocals, Don Piano, Donna and Karen Strings, Freddie Electric Violin. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR DEMO: "All for the Love" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano/B3/Drum Programming, Vanessa Lead Vocal. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

 

 

Nate Hendrick - Southern Cross Band - contemporary Christian music - country rock praise and worship

 

 

 

 

Nate Live Drums and Drum Programming. Nate has worked with several up-and coming country artists. As well as playing with Southern Cross, he is the house drummer for the contemporary praise and worship band at the Bakersfield mega-church Valley Bible.

DRUM PROGRAMMING DEMO: "Faithful" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Ac Guitar/Piano/Vocal, Odie Lead Guitar/Bass Guitar, Donna Violin Viola, Karen Cello, Sarah Lead Vocal. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

DRUM PROGRAMMING DEMO: "I Will Follow You" Southern Cross Band Also: Don  Piano, Odie E Guitar/Vocals/Bass Guitar, Vanessa and Sarah Vocals, Freddie Violin. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

DRUM DEMO"Uh Uh Uh" Southern Cross Band Also  Don Piano, Odie Dobro/Bass Guitar, Bunky and Odie Electric Guitar Leads, Sarah and Odie Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

DRUM DEMO: "Our God" Valley Baptist Worship Team Live at the Kern County Fair

 

 

David Maegert - contemporary Christian music rock funk

 

 

 

 

David Live Drums, Drum Programming and Percussion . David is one of the premier drummers in Switzerland and son-in law of Don and Vanessa. In addition to his many appearances on national stages, David is actively involved in his professional Pro Tools home studio where he is busies himself releasing contemporary praise and worship music productions with various Christian artists in Switzerland. Currently David is touring with the popular European recording artist Serge Christen.

DRUM DEMO: SirJoe Band

DRUM DEMO: "So Wonderful" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano/B3/Keyboard Bass, Vanessa Don and Sarah vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

DRUM DEMO: " "You are Faithful"  Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano/ Acoustic Guitar/ Keyboard Bass/ B3/ Vocals, Kim Guitar. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

CONGA DEMO: "You Are My Song" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano, Steve Pedal Steel, Odie Acoustic Guitar/Keyboard Bass Pedals, Odie Vanessa Sarah Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

 

Bunky Spurling - Acoustic Voyage - acoustic guitar blues

 

 

 

Bunky Electric Acoustic Guitar. Bunky is the premier blues guitar artist in Bakersfield. He has opened up for BB King with Foster Campbell while also playing with Monty Byrom in the BB King and Monty Byrom Show at the Fox in Bakersfield. He also played in and produced the CD for Jay Parson. Currently he is busy as a studio musician in Hollywood, playing gigs and teaching guitar. His solo album "Acoustic Voyage" is well worth a listen and available at CD Baby. Bunky has also been very active in contemporary praise and worship music in church venues.

ELECTRIC GUITAR DEMO: "True Devotion" Southern Cross Band  Also: David Drums, Don piano/B3, Odie Bass Guitar, Vanessa Vocal. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

ELECTRIC GUITAR DEMO: "Loved By You" Southern Cross Band Also David Drums, Don Piano/B3/Acoutic Guitar, Vanessa Vocal, Odie Mandolin/Acoustic Guitar/ Bass Guitar, Bunky E Guitar. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

SLIDE GUITAR DEMO: Slide

ACOUSTIC GUITAR DEMO: Live at Life Journey Church

Steven Swinford Music Productions - acoustic guitar contemporary Christian music Country Rock

 

 

 

 

Steven Pedal Steel , acoustic and electric guitar, pedal steel, dobro and banjo. Steven played with Don along with Alan Barrington in the Christian touring band Jedidiah. Following his time on the road Steven was a premier Hollywood recording artist and is an award winning producer. Now located in Henderson NV  a first class music production company owned by this award winning producer and Recording Academy Member recording and producing music that is specifically geared towards film and television. Steve's film credits include Shadowlands and Burrough of the Kings.  His music production credits include Paul Revere and the Raiders, Steve Miller, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sam Moore, the Righteous Brothers, Richard Elloyan, Lacy J Dalton and Digital Underground. His wife, Stacy Swinford is an award-winning recording artist.

PEDAL STEEL DEMO: "Holy is the Lord" Southern Cross Band Also: Bunky Spurling Lead Guitar, Odie Acoustic Guitar/Bass Guitar, Don  Piano/B3/Vocals, Donna Violin/Viola, Karen Cello, Odie/Vanessa/Sarah Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

ACOUSTIC GUITAR DEMO: "Fur Elise"

ACOUSTIC GUITAR DEMO: "Water for Elephants"

ELECTRIC GUITAR/PEDAL STEEL DEMO: "Carol of the Bells"

 

Kim Lenz AJ - Masters Band Robin Pearl Band

 

 

 

Kim  Lead Guitar, Bass and Drum Programming - You Broke My Heart.   Many years back Don Wigton and Kim played together in the LA group, the BA Sharps. Kim has a long history of excellent guitar playing with artists such as A J Masters who has written for performers such as Faith Hill, The Oakridge Boys, Diamond Rio and  Randy Travis. Kim also produces recordings in his professional home studio where he produced a CD with Robin Pearl and later played with her at LA venues such as the Palomino and Troubadour. Kim and Robin co-authored the song "Wild, Wild Ride" that was featured the Robin Pearl Band in the soundtrack of Kelsey Krammer movie "Galaxies Are Colliding." Kim is a very talented graphic artist whose photography work can be found on the Internet at ViewLenz.

ELECTRIC GUITAR DEMO: " "You are Faithful"  Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano/ Acoustic Guitar/ Keyboard Bass, B3 and Vocals, David Drums. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

GUITAR DEMO"Flying Again" Kim Lenz Productions Also: Kim Drum Programming/ Bass Guitar, Don  Piano/B3

Freddie Prez - Freddie Prez Productions

 

 

Freddie Electric Violin.. In addition to playing electric violin in praise venues throughout America Freddie travels the States and Canada with his highly successful show Freddie Prez and the Kings. Check out his website Freddie Prez Attractions to learn about the amazing production that he has put together which includes animatronic characters Elvis and Michael Jackson, hi-tech effects and a snow machine that produces a blizzard. All of this is set on a stage located on the back of his motor home! His shows for kids include live Karaokee, Guitar Hero Live, Sponge Bob Trivia Contest Hanna Montana Lip Sync Contest, Great Toilet Paper Blowout, Bingo Bingo! and Kid's Cash Scramble. Freddie also makes guest appearances playing his electric violin in various contemporary praise and worship church music venues.

VIOLIN DEMO: "I Will Follow You" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano, Odie E Guitar/Bass Guitar/ Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Vanessa and Sarah Vocals, Nate Drum Programming. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

   
Donna Fraser - classical contemporary Christian music Praise and Worship

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Violin and Viola. Donna is one of the premier violinists in Bakersfield playing the Bakersfield Symphony. She also is a member of the Tea Rose Strings, a popular string quartet that is constantly playing gigs throughout Bakersfield. On the weekends, when she isn't' out of town riding horses, she plays bass guitar in the contemporary christian praise and worship rock band at Olive Drive Church. You never know when you might find the Tea Rose Strings playing at a Southern Cross concert!

VIOLA DEMO: "Mighty is the Power of the Cross"  "Mighty is the Power of the Cross Southern Cross Band Also: Vanessa vocals Don Piano and Acoustic Guitar Karen Cello, Donna Violins, Odie Mandolin

FIDDLE DEMO"Father's Name"  Southern Cross Band Also: Don Acoustic Guitar/Percussion Programming and Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

VIOLIN VIOLA DEMO: "Nothin' Like a Woman" Southern Cross Band Also:  Karen Cello Don Acoustic Guitar/Piano/Keyboard Bass/Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

VIOLIN DEMO: "Faithful" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Ac Guitar/Piano/Vocal, Odie Lead Guitar/Bass Guitar, Karen Cello,  Sarah Lead Vocal, Nate Drum Programming. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

 

 

Karen Blockley

 

 

Karen Cello -. When Karen is not working at the travel agency she is playing in the Bakersfield Symphony or the Tea Rose Strings. She is  a superb cellist of high demand.

CELLO DEMO: "The Wonder of God" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Acoustic Guitrar/Piano/Keyboard Bass, Vanessa Lead Vocal, Donna Violin/Viola. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

CELLO DEMO: "Amazing Grace - My Chains are Gone" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Piano/Vocals, Odie Electric 12-String Guitar, Vanessa and Sarah Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studio

CELLO DEMO: "All for the Love of Jesus" Southern Cross Band Also: Don  Piano/B3, Odie guitars, Vanessa  Lead Vocals, Don and Sarah Background Vocals. Recorded at Wigtune Studio

 

 

   
Vanessa Wigton - Southern Cross Band contemporary Christian music Country Rock Praise and Worship

 

 

 

Vanessa Vocalist.  For seven years Vanessa toured the United States and Canada in the well-known Bakersfield band Sundae Afternoon. Here career was highlighted by appearances at Disney World and Magic Mountain including the Bicentennial celebration in that venue called "Sing Out Sweet Liberty." More recently Vanessa has garnered Internet attention with her vocals that have been published through the contemporary Christian praise and worship site Wigtune Company.  Vanessa has also lead worship with her husband, Don, in several church venues throughout the years.

VOCAL DEMO: "The Wonder of God" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Acoustic Guitrar/Piano/Keyboard Bass, Donna Violin/Viola, Karen Cello. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

VOCAL DEMO: "True Devotion" Southern Cross Band  Also: David Drums, Don Piano/B3, Odie Bass Guitar, Bunky Electric Guitar, Donna Violin Viola, Karen Cello. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

VOCAL DEMO: "Mighty is the Power of the Cross"  "Mighty is the Power of the Cross Southern Cross Band Also: Vanessa vocals Don Piano and Acoustic Guitar, Odie Mandolin, Donna Violin Viola, Karen Cello. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

 

 

Sarah Shoop - Southern Cross Band contemporary Christian music country rock praise and worship Sarah Vocals. Daughter of well-known television news personality Rusty Shoop, Sarah holds a degree from Cal State Bakersfield and is currently a marketing director for that organization. She is hooked up with Nate Hendrick, the drummer of the band and leads praise and worship music with Southern Cross weekly at Canyon Hills Church. Sarah has also made several community theatre appearances as an actress and singer.

VOCAL DEMO: "Faithful" Southern Cross Band Also: Don Ac Guitar/Piano/Vocal, Odie Lead Guitar/Bass Guitar, Nate Drum Programming. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

VOCAL DEMO:   "You Broke My Heart"  Southern Cross Band Also: Kim E Guitar/Bass Guitar/Drum Programming, Don Piano/ Ac Guitar/Background Vocals,  Odie Dobro. Recorded at Wigtune Studios

 

 

Wigtune Recording Studio Pricing

Studio Time: $25/hour

Instrumental Tracks for your recordings: $100 per song per track

Reduced rates are available if we use the same musician for multiple tracks and songs
Contact us for pricing

Equipment List

Recording Environment

Pro Tools loaded in a Sweetwater Creation Station PC

Outboard Equipment

Lexicon MX 200 Effects Processor * Focusrite ISA One Preamp * Pro Tools Rack 003 Preamp

PreSonus Digimax FS Preamp * Adam 5X Reference Speakers * Adam Sub 7 Subwoofer

Microphones

AKG 414 * Miktek CV-4 * Blue Baby Bottle * Rhode NT-1 (2)

* AKG C451E * Shure SM 57 * Shure 545S * Sony F-8m7

EV N/D 767A (3) * EV RE15 (3) * AKG D100E (2) * Sony F-8M7

Available Instruments

Kurzweil PC 1X Performance Keyboard with Orchestral ROM

Gibson ES 335 * Dean Boca 12-String * Mini Les Paul

Martin D-16RGT * Yamaha FG 180 (classic)

 

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