THREE PIECE SUIT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Audio Production | Recording, Mixing and Mastering
Three Piece Suit could be called straightforward audio production company. Larry Schara is at the helm there. The industry recognizes his limitless depth including years of prominent recording studio design and construction,his guitar work with the James Gang and everyone, and nine Grammy nominated projects for engineering mixing and mastering. But there’s more to it.
Threepiecesuit is whole project management. Along with our group comes a substantial network of people, companies and venues who coordinate every aspect of audio and stage production, musicality, studio work, financing, and artist management. Larry owns Schara Marketing Group and reviews CDs for The Chicago Blues Guide.
Mark Hebert is a theorist, a multi-instrumental scholarship winner from the Montreux Jazz Festival on piano and trombone studying at Henry Ford, Wayne State University, and University of Detroit Marygrove.
Mark moved from Detroit to Chicago in the early eighty’s and managed the keyboard department of the 95th Street Guitar Center under then managers Larry Schara and Larry Eck both of whom had crazy accomplishments like running sound for Chic Corea at the Park West and just a ton of crazy great stuff. At the time of the hiring interview Mark wasn’t aware of Guitar Center’s style and arrived in a three piece suit, and of course all the other rocker staff surrounded him chuckling at the suit. Everyone’s just standing there laughing and Larry Schara comes out in jeans, and a tie dye tee with his hair almost down to his waste, “Can you sell?” Mark recited five steps to a sale. Larry asked, “And what’s the most important one?” Mark responded. Larry hired him.
Mark learned that the math in music theory was very close to technical analysis in the markets and economic theory. He shifted detailed focus on the mathematical similarities there. He held seats at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, and London International Financial Futures Exchange. He set up a technical analysis operations on the CME floor, and several arbitrage operations including a few from the LIFFE side during the British Banking Deregulation. Mark sat the CME Education Committee, Floor Communications Committee and Liaison, Pit Committee, Arbitration Committee, Disaster Recovery Committee. Mark was a guest speaker at the London School of Economics on Technical Analysis in 1987, and has been a licensed banker in Chicago since 2008. A substantial change in circumstances altered the original business intention of Three Piece Suit Production Company since around 2001 and it has never recovered as a business itself, but Mark remains even more philanthropic then ever.
As it happens, Mark, Ryan McGuire and Jimmy Place all first met on the CME Floor discovering they had more in common than trading. The McGuire brothers were all there. Craig OGIE Porazinski, Mark Swainbank, the Bailey brothers, Jim and Rob Bonaccorsi brothers of the Freddy Jones Band were all also at the CME. The Alumni. Then Mark finds out Ryan is partners with Louis Svitek and they’re producing Lee DeWyze. Life is just crazy good.
In 1997, Larry and Mark created Three Piece Suit Production Company and Eileysongs Publishing. At the time of the formation Mark asked Larry what he wanted to name the companies. Larry chose Three Piece Suit for the Guitar Center story, and Eileysongs in loving memory of Eiley Rose Schara. It’s now 2013 and everyone’s still rolling.
~ Services ~
all these musical and technical pieces integrate / we are whole project
Equipment -Started in 2009 the Schara Marketing Group has quickly become one of the leading Rep firms for higher end guitar, bass and synth products. Specializing in these products we can bring you the latest in fine instruments covering most of the US from the Rockies to the Eastern Seaboard and the South.
Studio Consulting - We design, build, and fully gear recording studios from scratch, or retrofit an existing studio.
Audio Production, Session Musicians, Writers and Arrangers - We have a number of choices for any project you have in mind. If you’ve got a musical piece, or collection of piece and you need recording, mixing and mastering, we do that. If you have an “idea” for a piece(s) and you need help developing it first as in writing parts and arranging, session musicians, we do all that really well. We have written, scored and created soundtracks for musicals with just a reckless solo vocal recording and the lyric sheet. We can make any of that sound any style you want from every type of jazz to every type of pop.
Coaching - We can be your vocals coach or instrumentalist coach. This is a critical and extremely helpful service because the end result audio image is set at the very foundation. Within our group we’re talking about approximately 150 combined years of University Level music education plus real life experiences of recording studios, auditoriums and running sound for people like Chic Corea at the Park West. We have that sort of experience at your beckon call. We have a tech who all he does is mikes pianos, he does nothing else but mike pianos. Think about that. If you want a real Hammond B3 with Leslie on your recording we know where the best room and organ combination for that is. So, if you’re a singer or instrumentalist trying to get your best foot forward get all that experience and coaching right here. Don’t waste your shot. To put things in perspective, when Larry and Mark started TPS we wouldn’t take less than an 8 artist and make them a 10. Click Here for The Seven Aspects of Musicality.
Call or email for a consultation on your project.
(C) Three Piece Suit Production Company 1997, 2013
Schools & Scholarships