Jehan Atkin and Donovan Rosling, owners of SnoMad Productions, have set up a studio at Adams Manor in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jehan Atkin and Donovan Rosling, owners of SnoMad Productions, have set up a studio at Adams Manor in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

SnoMad Productions enables local bands to be seen and heard

The Snohomish company will kick off its grand opening with live-stream shows on July 16, July 31 and Aug. 1.

SNOHOMISH — Pain Field is about to be the first band to perform a live-stream show from Adams Manor.

The hard rock band named after Snohomish County’s airport is recording the 7 p.m. Thursday show with SnoMad Productions at Adams Manor, a 13,000-square-foot historic house built in 1888.

SnoMad Productions is a live-streaming studio — housed in Adams Manor’s theater — for performances, classes and events.

“We’ve had so many local musicians already play in the manor, so there’s always been that desire to come back,” said Jehan Atkin, who owns SnoMad Productions with Donovan Rosling. “Or they’ve heard of it, and they want to play in there because it’s such a beautiful space.”

SnoMad is kicking off its grand opening with three live-stream shows featuring local bands. Pain Field’s July 16 show will be followed by The Scoffs on July 31 and Bent on Aug. 1. All shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. SnoMad’s shows stream on multiple platforms, including Facebook and Twitch.

Adams Manor on Fourth Street operates as a vacation rental, bed and breakfast, wedding and reception venue and — now — a recording studio. In addition to a theater, the four-story home features nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room, salon and ballroom.

Atkin and Rosling tested some of their top-of-the-line recording equipment with a live-stream show on Facebook of the band Dollhouse. Their cameras hadn’t been set up yet, so Atkins recorded that show with her iPhone.

“I’ve done a lot of those live-streaming shows, and they are very different from when you have an audience,” Rosling said. “So how can we recreate this, but also make it better than someone just standing there with their cellphone? That was the whole idea.”

Atkin and Rosling are renting the theater from Liz Adams, who owns Adams Manor and is Atkin’s mother. They got the OK from Adams to expand the stage to allow for band members to maintain 6 feet of distance when putting on a show.

The owners met five weeks ago when Rosling’s son brought him into Atkin’s store — named Jehan’s — on Glen Avenue. It’s the 14-year-old’s favorite store to shop at.

Rosling is the owner and operator of Donovan Lighting. An electrician, he has provided stage lighting for live-stream shows recorded at Tony V’s Garage in Everett. Although she has her store, Atkin had always wanted to open a music school and/or recording studio. After some brainstorming, they became partners on SnoMad Productions.

“It was complete fireworks. The way our brains work together, we have been able to execute so much,” Atkin said.

Since live entertainment isn’t allowed until Snohomish County is OK’d for Phase 4, they’re offering to meet performers’ live-streaming needs during the pandemic. Atkin also said band members are welcome to get styled for their show at Jehan’s.

In addition to expanding the stage, SnoMad has an HVAC system that pushes indoor air through an ultraviolet light. They sanitize the room, they check performers’ temperatures before they’re allowed on stage, their videographer and sound engineer are masked, and there are wash stations at the door.

“As far as social distancing goes, we’ve totally nailed it,” Rosling said. “The only people who are even remotely close to each other are in the band. There are only seven to eight people in there at the most.”

Pain Field, formed three years ago, is made up of lead singer Brian Majors, Mark Mathiasen and Steve Campbell on guitar, Morgen Gallagher on bass and Colin Mattson on drums. Majors was the lead singer of Deviant, and Mattson was the drummer for Forced Entry.

The hard rock band has a four-track EP from 2019 featuring the songs “The Masses,” “Shattered World,” “Apologies” and “Promised Land.” A yet-to-be-named full-length album is set to be released later this year.

“Our practice space also serves as a recording studio, so we can work on it at our own pace,” Mattson said. “We’re in the writing process now, and then we’ll probably start recording toward the end of the summer.”

Mattson said they’ll play a 45-minute set that includes about 10 original songs and two covers. They like to play “Creeping Death” by Metallica and “Children of the Sea” by Black Sabbath.

Mattson said the band is looking forward to the live-stream show at Adams Manor. They’ve been practicing twice a week in Marysville to get ready for it.

Pain Field’s last live-streaming performance was May 8 at Tony V’s — which was lighted by Donovan Lighting.

If you stream

Pain Field will perform a show at 7 p.m. Thursday in a live stream on the Facebook pages www.facebook.com/snomadrocks and www.facebook.com/painfieldrocks and the Twitch channel www.twitch.tv/snomadrocks. Donate to the band through the SnoMad virtual tip jar.

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