Open Mic For Autism Music Player

Thursday, December 25, 2008


It sure has been a long journey, but we are glad to announce that the Open Mic For Autism website is now fully operational!

Please visit for further details.

The Open Mic For Autism CD is also now available for purchase. Simply click on "store" on the official website and purchase your copy securely through paypal. Don't forget all proceeds go towards Families for Early Autism Treatment of BC!

Please check back often for updates on the Open Mic For Autism concert date! Big thank yous to everyone who has been supporting us from the beginning!

-The Open Mic for Autism Team-

Friday, December 12, 2008


We are happy to announce that Open Mic for Autism has an official release date!

The CD will be available for purchase on the Open Mic for Autism site on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2008! Price per CD will be $15 before shipping and handling. Below are the CD covers:

Also, for the itunes users, the CD and individual tracks will be available for download shortly after, and we will update everyone with the date the minute it is ready for digital download.

A big thank you to everyone who has been supporting us in the past year! Please check back as we will soon announce the concert date.

Merry Christmas to all!

-Open Mic for Autism Team-

Thursday, October 23, 2008

After a Long Winding Road

Hi everyone,

As we approach Christmas time, and after months of hard work (and absence in blog updates), we are happy to announce that the Open Mic For Autism CD is in its final stages. This means that a brand new website, CD release date announcement, radio appearances and concert date will come very, very soon. We would like to thank those who had continued to support us from the beginning, and those who have contributed and helped this project along the way.

As a sneak peek, we have posted 3 tracks off the cd in the Open Mic For Autism music player at the top of the blog. Also, for those who attended the last Medicare For Autism Now! rally prior to the federal election, you may have heard the extended "Make a Difference' Track performed by the St.Patrick's Regional Choir in the video created and presented by Mr. David Chan. We have posted the video here again for those who may have missed the rally and the presentation.

Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of you for your support and contributions!

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

DJ Villacrusis in Action!

Hi folks! We know it has been a while since to last update, but on May 7th, 2008, we had the one and only DJ Villacrusis in the studio at New Radio Productions. For those who may not know, DJ was the former North American McIdol Winner, and his voice sure puts Usher to shame. We deeply thank him for his contribution and his time. Also, once again, we'd like to thank Marek Joseph for his time and allowing us to use New Radio Productions for our recordings.

That being said, the recordings are notes away from being complete, and we will soon be entering the editing and mixing phase of the project. For those wondering where has the Open Mic For Autism sampler music player gone, we will be reposting it within the next month with sneak peeks of new tracks.

Also, make sure you tune in for our soon to come fundraisers, radio appearances, and release dates! Thank you all for your support!

DJ Villacrusis
DJ Villacrusis
DJ Villacrusis
DJ Villacrusis

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More From St.Patrick's Choir & Naomi Moriyama!

It was another day in the studio for the Open Mic For Autism Team!

On Sunday, April 6th, we were joined by the presence of Jessica, Marielle & Tiffany from the St. Patrick's Regional Concert Choir. Also, we were honoured to have Naomi Moriyama and her backup singers, Darlene Patterson & Akeiko Chow to record the track "Song For Christopher". Once again, we'd like to thank everyone for their support and contributions!

We are one step closer to completion!

Back Up Singers

On the Keys

Naomi Moriyama

Sunday, March 9, 2008

ALBUM SNEAK PEEK: MR.P-performed by Joey Ft. DJ Hillman

The Open Mic For Autism Team has some exciting news!

After hours of mixing and arranging the recordings, here is a sneak peek of one of the tracks that will appear on the album. "Mr.P" is performed by Joey from the St. Patrick's Regional Choir featuring DJ Hillman. This song is a dedication to Mr.P himself, who is a wonderful youth living and coping with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

To listen to the track, simply press play on the Mini Ipod on the right side of the page!


-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Medicare For Autism Now! Rally Updates

Thanks to all those who made it out to the Medicare For Autism Now! Rally at Shadbolt Centre on Sunday March 2nd. The Open Mic For Autism team had a great time helping out with the event and meeting all of you. The following is the segments from Global News and CTV News regarding the Rally:

Thank you to all those who attended!

-The Open Mic for Autism Team-

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Unofficial Mascot of Open Mic For Autism

As a sidenote, during the recording session on Sunday, Feb, 24th @ New Radio Productions, only one puppy was able to sleep through the entire musical night.

Allow us to introduce the Unofficial Mascot of Open Mic for Autism:

Zoey Kabooey!
Zoey Kabooey

We'd like to thank her for entertaining all of us with her bumblebee outfit.

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Miki & the Saxophone with St. Patrick's Regional Choir!

The Open Mic for Autism Team had yet another musical and insipiring recording sessions at the New Radio Productions Studio on Sunday, Feb.24th, 2007. We were all honoured to have Miki Freeman to perform an aboslutely stunning saxophone solo for the album. We would like to thank Miki and Danielle for taking the time out of their busy schedules. We were also once again blessed by the angelic voices from the members of the St. Patrick's Regional Concert & Chamber Choir. A big thank you goes to Anne Marie, Joey, John, Hannah, Sophie, Shennet & James for their dedication and hard work. We'd also like to send a big big thank you to Dave Chan from the FEAT foundation and Marek Joseph for their generous contributions. Also, reminder to all those who are either attending or planning on attending the "Medicare for Autism Now" Rally. It is happening THIS SUNDAY at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at the City of Burnaby.

Miki Freeman

Miki & Danielle

Sophie & Marek

New Radio Producitons

Ash & Zoe Zoe

DJ Hillman
See you all at the Rally!

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Monday, February 18, 2008

St. Patrick's Regional Choir @ New Radio Productions!

On Sunday, Feb. 18th, we were joined by members of the St. Patricks' Regional Chamber and Concert Choir at the New Radio Productions Studio. We send a big thank you to Joey, Shenette, and John for their patience & hard work in the extra-warm recording booth. We were all amazed by their beautiful voices. We also want to send our deepest appreciation to Marek Joseph for providing the space and for all his help in the studio.

Marek Joseph

Till next time!

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Monday, February 4, 2008

"Medicare For Autism Now" Rally on March 2nd!

On Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the "Medicare For Autism Now" Rally will take place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. The Open Mic For Autism Team will also be present at the Rally supporting this cause. There will also be a sneak peek of some of the tracks off the album.

Featured speakers will include:

Dr. Sabrina Freeman – Executive Director, FEAT of BC and parent
Jean Lewis – Director, FEAT of BC and parent
David Chan – Director, Autism Society of BC, FEAT of BC and parent
Dubravka Skrijelj – FEAT of BC member and parent
Dr. Glen Davies – Clinical Director - ABLE Developmental Clinic
Beverley Sharpe – FEAT of BC member and parent
Louise Witt – Director, Autism Society of BC, FEAT of BC and parent
David Marley – FEAT of BC member and Political Strategist

This is an event everyone should attend in order to make a difference in million of families and children's lives!

YOU can make a difference!

Medicare For Autism Now

See you there!

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

The Amazing Reza Peyk, the Soulful Chris Hatt, Joey & Mr. P in Studio!

On Sunday, Feb 3rd, we had the honour of having the amazingly funny Reza Peyk to join us in the studio and record some of his spoken poetry for Open Mic For Autism. We also had the honour of working with the soulful singer/song writer Chris Hatt. Joey from St. Patrick's Regional Choir also joined us to record the chorus for the track "Mr. P". To top of the excitment, we also had the Chan Family (Part of the FEAT BC foundation), and Mr. P himself in the studio recording the introduction!

We thank all those who showed on Sunday and a big thank you to Reza Peyk for taking time out of his busy schedule to support the cause. Mr. Peyk has a show coming up with Maz Jobrani at the River Rock Casino in March, please visit his website by clicking on his name or under the link section.
Listen Back

Ashley Klyne

Christopher Ross Meyers

Mr. P

Mr. P

Mr. P & Family

Chris Hatt

Chris Hatt

Reza Peyk

Reza Peyk


-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Open Mic For Autism is now on Facebook!

Open Mic For Autism is also now on Facebook! For you facebook fans, now you can support the cause by going under "Groups" search "Open Mic For Autism" & click on join! Everyone is welcome and your support is priceless!

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-

Monday, January 21, 2008

Recording Starts!

After numerous months of planning and organization, the recording process for Open Mic For Autism has finally began with the hard work of Audio Engineer, Christopher Ross Meyers & the Media Coodinator, Ashley Klyne. Here are some pictures from the first recording session:
Control Board
DJ Hillman
DJ Hillman
The Media Coorinator and Zoey Kabooey
More news, pictures, recording progress, artist profiles coming soon!

-DJ Hillman-

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Welcome to Open Mic For Autism: The Blog!

Welcome to Open Mic For Autism: The Blog!

Scheduled to be released on Christmas, 2008 "Open Mic for Autism" is a compilation album that benefits the FEAT Foundation (Families for Early Autism Treatment). It is created to promote awareness for the condition of autism spectrum disorder, and provide resources out there for parents who may have children with autism. 50% of the sales proceeds will go towards FEAT, and the remaining funds will go towards a benefit concert where the proceeds will go towards helping children with autism. The concert will extend itself into an ongoing open mic event that will allow individuals with disabilities to share their art with the rest of the world.

This is where you will find the latest recording progress, autism/FEAT related news, artist information & sneak previews!

For More information on Families For Early Treatment in Autism in BC and in your local area, please refer to the link section to the right of this page.

To donate or send us your feedback, follow the links on the right or the bottom of the page. We appreciate every piece of suggestion and support!

Welcome to the Open Mic!

-The Open Mic For Autism Team-