LucasArts Music Duo Wins Best Vocal Award for Thrillville Tune!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- March 12, 2007 -- LucasArts Audio Lead David Collins and Composer Jesse Harlin have been honored with the 2006 Game Audio Network Guild (GANG) Award for "Best Original Vocal - Pop" for their work on Thrillville's "Dr. Kunkle's Funnkel Cake." The songwriting team's ode to Parliament Funkadelic and funnel cake took top honors placing Thrillville's soundtrack among the company of previous winners such as Kingdom Hearts, Max Payne 2, and Katamari Damacy.
"We're thrilled, pun intended," said David. "The nominating board and the voters for the GANG awards are all game audio industry professionals. It's really special for us to be honored like this by our peers."
"We're both really proud of the fact that our music is such a big part of this new franchise and appreciate the great support and encouragement we've received from all those here at LucasArts," added Jesse. "Fortunately, we still have a few more tricks up our sleeves."
Here are all the details about the award-winning song:
"Dr. Kunkle's Funnkel Cake"
Written and Produced by Jesse Harlin and David W. Collins
Lead and Bass Vocal - David W. Collins
ALL Background Vocals (aka "The Funkettes") - Jesse Harlin
Bass & Rhythm Guitars - David W. Collins
Drums - Jim Diaz
Clavinet & Hammond Organ - Ben Patterson
Horns - Bill Ortiz, Joe Cohen, Mike Olmos
Engineered by Harrison Deutsch, David W. Collins and Jesse Harlin
Mixed by David W. Collins
Mastered by John Cuniberti at the Plant