theatre starring mh Just Say You Do

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Just Say You Do. Island vibes wash ashore Tennesse in this masterly-constructed concept album about marriage. Fiddle, slide guitar, cowbell meet flange, reggae rhythmns, dance tempos. Top notch performances include guest vocalists Leah Tash, Michael Birch. Clever, fun songs by Matt Hanley engineered by studio ace Ryan Howe. Love is in the air.

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(photos by David Morett)


released August 9

Track Listing

1 Half the Night 2 Unstucking Bob (feat. Michael Birch) 3 Moot Point 4 Why Do We Marry? 5 Change at My Place 6 The West Side Highway 7 We've Got Love 8 Keep Me Company 9 Chapel of Love 10 Are We Certain? (feat Leah Tash) 11 Just Say You Do 12 Her Afternoons Are Full (feat. Michael Birch) 13 One Thing We Don't Have to Fix (feat. Leah Tash) 14 Love Should Be Obvious


Mike Badillo Drums
Matt Hanley Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Howe Bass, Guitar, Percussion
Mike Milazzo Guitar, Slide Guitar
Alex Campagne Fiddle, Vocals
Michael Birch Vocals
Leah Tash Vocals
guest appearance
Michael Serman Organ, Wurlitzer


Words and Music Matt Hanley, except "Chapel of Love" (Bery/Greenwich/Spector)
Recorded at Mozart Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY (some MH vocals, guitar, effects recorded at Silent E Studio, New York, NY)
Recording and Mixing Engineer Ryan Howe
Mastered at Arf Mastering, New York
Produced by Buppy Weaver

Thank Yous

City of New York; Sunny & Annie's; Uber drivers; Brooklyn Roasting Co.; City of Pichilemu, Chile; Rose & Sammy; Kevin; Hanley family; Ashford; Rosanne & Keith; Jeff/Tim/Jim of Hoboken Guitar Bar; Bruce and the Pete's Candy Store open mic; Under St. Marks Theater; Drew and the ABC Vinyl Night posse; Leslie at Horseshoe; Sam & Harry at Standings; Cetteis; Marie-Helene; Healy family; Citi Bike; Sofia's'Taberna 97 Scenesters; Michelle A.; Matt B.; Ted M.; Cooper Union Library; City of New Orleans; City of Memphis; The Rolling Stones; Eric Baker; Mikayla; Hartwell; Buddy Holly; Christine Burnitz; Mr. and Mrs. Barnes; Tompkins Square park; Elle Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector for making Chapel of Love; Harry Fox Agency, EMI Publishing; DistroKid

Behind the Scenes

Here are some photos and video from the making of the album "Just Say You Do" by Starring MH.


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Matt Hanley with Mike Badillo outside the studio

Matt with Mike B outside the studio.

Ryan adjusts microphone for Aleksi

Ryan adjusts microphone to capture violin of Aleksi.

Mike Birch with uke

Mike Birch attempts a ukekule line.

Leah Tash couch

Leah shares a joke during a break.

Ryan at desk

Ryan at the desk for a Milazzo session.

MH and LT

Matt and Leah , Are We Certain?.

Ryan with Aleksi

All smiles after Aleksi's session.

Matt writing Why do we Marry in Chile

Matt writing session in Pichilemu, Chile, Nov 2018.

Eric B. (and his Bronco) Mikayla, David M. made the album photography.

Eric B (and his Bronco), Mikayla, and David M. photo session for album cover.


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Mike Milazzo lead guitar on Change at My Place.

Matt's hat joins Ryan's guitar on Chapel of Love

Ryan experiments on guitar sounds for Chapel of Love.

360 tour of control room during a Chapel of Love session.

Ryan's show pony comes out during mix listens.

Birch gives gusto to Her Afternoons Are Full.


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