October 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
After many years of playing music in various bands, songwriter Kevin Bath had so much music in him to express, he wasn’t satisfied with releasing the typical debut solo album. Instead, he decided to write, record and release an album a week for an entire year, 8 songs per CD, 52 CD’s, 416 songs from October 1, 2006 to September 23, 2007. Bath has now set the world record and albums are available to listen to for free on his website.

The albums consist of many musical styles including rock, country, reggae, dance, folk, unplugged, children’s, pop, instrumental and improv. The idea originally was a joke, however, the more Burlington, Ontario’s Bath thought about it, the more excited he got about being able to create and share his music. “I find that creativity inspires more creativity, it can be very addicting. It's like a high.”

“Every Sunday I would release the weeks album,’ explains Bath, “Sunday or Monday I would come up with the songs, creating is the easy part for me, then I start recording bed tracks, mid-week start recording vocals, end of the week for mixing, the hardest part and releasing again for Sunday, it was very tight on time each week to stay on track.”

Performing and recording all the instruments and vocals (except for some neighborhood kids on the Kidzongs) in his own home recording studio, Bath dedicated a year of his life for the love of the project. Some of his favorite albums are Sponge Bath Square pants, Mid-day sun, Grapes of Bath, Prague, Unplugged, Punk Bath, 2007 and Lady pinstripe.

Over the course of the year, Bath got the word out primarily using internet marketing like myspace, facebook, and received great support from Y108 radio in Hamilton and the Edge in Toronto.

Bath felt very driven during the whole process, so taking breaks wasn’t an option, “there were moments of despair, but there was a strong sense of destiny to complete this project.”
Fans, friends, family and industry have been so supportive of the project that Bath says “in the end, I had people suggest I keep going beyond the 52 weeks – now that’s crazy!”

There are plans in the works to release a compilation Best of Bath CD for the new year. To listen to albums and for more information check out