Showing posts with label New Album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Album. Show all posts

2/22/2024

Rock Guitar Hero STEVE STEVENS Explores The Dark Side Of Progressive Rock On New Single “Darkest Hour” With Supergroup THE PROG COLLECTIVE, Preview Haunting New Album!

Album features performances by Steve Morse, King Crimson violinist David Cross, GnR guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and keyboard legend Patrick Moraz plus members of Weather Report, Utopia, Angel, Soft Machine, Gong, and more!

Los Angeles, CA – As longtime guitarist and co-writer for the powerhouse rock hitmaker Billy Idol, Steve Stevens is widely celebrated as a master of composing forceful, electrifying rock melodies that balance their intensity with an undeniable mainstream appeal. It’s that melodic sensibility matched with an impressive technical mastery that has made Stevens one of the most sought after collaborators in music today. Recently, Stevens accepted an invitation to contribute to the new album from The Prog Collective and the result is one of the purest expressions of Stevens’s creativity ever captured.

For the uninitiated, The Prog Collective, founded and helmed by producer/multi-instrumentalist and famed bassist for Yes Billy Sherwood, has united some of the finest musicians of rock, jazz, metal, pop and everything in between since its founding in 2012. The group’s newest studio effort, entitled Dark Encounters, takes a deliberate turn toward a more brooding and melancholic musical path, filled with haunting ambience and eerie melodic passages. All of this makes Stevens the perfect partner for an exploration into the darker side of prog rock. Check out the album’s first single and the album’s leadoff track, “Darkest Hour,” which is released today on all music platforms.

Stream/download the track: https://orcd.co/tpc_darkesthour

Dark Encounters is set for release on March 29 and includes contributions from a number of notable musicians and creative geniuses from the legendary Steve Morse, violinist David Cross, and guitar wizard Bumblefoot to keyboardist Patrick Moraz, Utopia’s Kasim Sulton, Gong’s Steve Hillage, and more!

Order CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=the+prog+collective+dark+encounters&post_type=product
Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/tpc_darkencounters

Track List:
1. Darkest Hour with Steve Stevens
2. Ominous Signs with Steve Morse
3. At The Gates with David Cross
4. Dark Days with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Patrick Moraz & Omar Hakim
5. Lonely Landscape with Kasim Sulton
6. The Long Night with Frank Dimino & Marco Minnemann
7. The Quasi Effect with Billy Sherwood
8. The 11th Hour with John Etheridge
9. Between Two Worlds with Steve Hillage & Gregg Bissonette
10. Distant Thunder with Todd Sucherman
11. Dark Money with Joe Bouchard
12. For All To See with Pat Mastelotto
13. Beyond Reason with Chad Wackerman
BONUS TRACKS [CD ONLY]
14. I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren with Rick Wakeman
15. I'm Not In Love - Nektar with Rick Wakeman

Press inquiries:
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2/21/2024

New York Pop-Rock Ensemble Joyous To Release Debut Album

New York’s celebrated pop-rock group Joyous is releasing their debut album! The band formed in 2015 and features lead singer Joy Pratt, who is also the main songwriter, often humming bass lines into her husband & bassist Randy’s ear. Randy Pratt is best known for his work with The Lizards, Cactus and Ruffyunz.

Joy and Randy write the lyrics together. When guitarist Pat Klein noticed the collection of catchy gems the married couple had assembled, he came on board without a second thought. Pat’s voice blends sweetly with Joy. Add perfect pop percussionist Phil Weiss and there was the Joyous sound!

Pat, a world class engineer, and Randy, owner of a world class recording studio, assured the record’s quality (both were members of classic rock legends The Lizards). Pat’s knack for arranging put the finishing touches on this 43-minutes that sounds like a greatest hits collection.

The band did a video themselves in their studio “on the cheap.” Next step is a big production video.

Joy wrote a happy, feel-good record for a troubled world. With guest appearances from many of New York’s best players and singers, here it is!

Available on HyperspaceRecords.com, Spotify and Apple Music

For more information: www.hyperspacerecords.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

2/15/2024

Dark Ethereal Rock Masters JAY ASTON’S GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Complete Their Comeback With New Lyric Video From Their Recently Released Album, Announce Massive US Tour With THE ALARM & BELOUIS SOME !

Los Angeles, CA – Jay Aston, the driving force behind the indomitable, critically acclaimed rock outfit Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, has once again summoned the essence of the group’s iconic sound with their latest studio album, X - Love Death Sorrow. Released across all formats on December 1, the album represents a culmination of the band's collective artistry. With the steadfast collaboration of esteemed guitarist James Stevenson (renowned for his work with The Alarm, Gen X, The Cult) and seasoned bassist Peter Rizzo, along with the return of acclaimed producer Peter Walsh, known for his instrumental role in crafting the band's classic '80s albums, X - Love Death Sorrow delivers a compelling blend of original compositions and captivating cover songs. This latest offering stands as a testament to the band's enduring legacy and serves as one of the most formidable additions to their extensive discography.

One of the most popular tracks on X, “Serpent Queen,” is also one of the album’s darkest and most haunting. An original written by Aston and Rizzo, “Serpent Queen” draws inspiration from ancient depictions of dangerously enchanting females with such beguiling beauty that it threatens the very life of the unfortunate beholder. Appropriately, the band is releasing a lyric video for the track today, the day after Valentine’s Day, offering a bit of a contrast to the rosy depiction of love celebrated on that day.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/u1aHEnwzNTo

But that's not all! Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel is thrilled to reveal a major announcement: they will be embarking on a cross-country US tour alongside The Alarm and Belouis Some, set to kick off in May. This highly anticipated tour promises to be a must-see event for fans of both bands, offering a unique opportunity to experience their electrifying live performances in venues across the nation. See below for ticket information or go to See https://genelovesjezebel.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGeneLovesJezebel:

May 01 2024 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues TICKETS
May 02 2024 - Austin, TX - Emo’s TICKETS
May 03 2024 - Houston, TX - House of Blues TICKETS
May 04 2024 - Ft. Worth, TX - Tannahill’s TICKETS
May 06 2024 - St. Louis MO - Delmar Hall TICKETS
May 07 2024 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads TICKETS
May 08 2024 - Minneapolis, MN - Parkway Theater TICKETS
May 09 2024 - Chicago IL - Des Plaines Theatre
May 10 2024 - Detroit - Magic Bag TICKETS
May 12 2024 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergel’s [Warrendale] TICKETS
May 13 2024 - Toronto, ON - El Mocambo TICKETS
May 14 2024 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall TICKETS
May 15 2024 - Cleveland, OH - Temple Live @ Masonic TICKETS
May 16 2024 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes TICKETS
May 17 2024 - Philadelphia, PA - Colonial Theater [Phoenixville) TICKETS
May 18 2024 - Falls Church, VA - State Theater TICKETS
May 19 2024 - Richmond - The National TICKETS
May 22 2024 - Huntington, NY - Paramount TICKETS
May 23 2024 - Pawling, NY - Daryl’s House ** TICKETS
May 24 2024 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza TICKETS
May 25 2024 - Salisbury, MA - Blue Ocean Music Hall TICKETS
May 26 2024 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place TICKETS
May 28 2024 - Northampton MA - Iron Horse
May 29 2024 - Boston MA - Brighton Music Hall TICKETS
May 31 2024 - Cincinnati OH - Ludlow Garage TICKETS

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=Love+Death+Sorrow&post_type=product
Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/genelovesjezebel-xlovedeathsorrow

TRACK LIST:
1. The Man That Time Forgot
2. The Light Pours Out Of Me
3. Serpent Queen
4. Broken English
5. I Breathe Easy
6. A Girl Like You
7. The Foolish Young
8. In Between Days
9. Young Girl
10. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore
11. Lone Rider
12. Another Girl, Another Planet

Press inquiries:
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2/14/2024

Keyboardist Larry Kutcher To Release Second Album “Vertical Realms” Inspired by Lifelong Odyssey on the Spiritual Path

Featuring a mix of Symphonic Prog, Electronic Prog, lyrical acoustic guitar, solo piano, Jazz/World Music, and an ambient soundscape meditation.

Larry Kutcher is a pianist, keyboardist, and composer. From New York originally, he now resides in Los Angeles. He began his musical odyssey with the study of classical violin at the age of six. He moved on from there to the drums and guitar, eventually settling on the piano, with which he could more fully realize and express all the music flowing through him.

Influenced by Surrealism, The Beat Poets, The Firesign Theatre, and Frank Zappa, in particular. Larry also developed theatrical and comedic skills. This led him to recording and performing with Zappa alumni, guitarist Steve Vai. You can hear Larry’s stream of consciousness performance art piece “Little Pieces Of Seaweed”, on Steve Vai’s CD “Flex-Able Leftovers”.

An aficionado of Prog Rock as well, Larry helped co-write “The Emperor’s Clothes” with Alan and Neal Morse of Spock’s Beard, for their 2010 CD release of Spock’s Beard X.

Larry’s extensive musical explorations throughout the years have helped him become very well versed in a variety of genres including classical, jazz, progressive rock, ambient soundscapes, musical theater, and film scores. He is best known for his powerful and intensely personal solo piano work, balancing technical virtuosity with raw emotional expression.

In March of 2023, Larry released his long-awaited debut album for solo piano entitled “Kindred Souls”. His follow up album entitled “Vertical Realms” was released in March of 2024.

Says Larry, “The album title, ‘Vertical Realms,’ and the music created for it, was inspired by my lifelong odyssey on the Spiritual path and how the fruit of these experiences have so beautifully informed matters of the heart, mind, and soul for me. My Spiritual walk is the most important thing to me in this life and music is the gift I was given to express it!”

Unlike his first album “Kindred Souls,” which was a work for solo piano, this time out stylistically there is a mix of Symphonic Prog, Electronic Prog, lyrical acoustic guitar, solo piano, Jazz/World Music, and an ambient soundscape meditation.

Each piece represents and expresses a particular spiritual exploration and its effect on me internally, whether it be Native American Shamanism, Zen Buddhism in its various forms, Hinduism particularly represented by the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda, and ultimately Larry’s chosen path of Christianity.

Larry explains, “One example would be my piece ‘The Shaman’s Path.’ It was directly inspired by my apprenticeship with a Native American Indian Shaman in the California desert. I was a young man at the time and honored that this 80-year-old Medicine Man would want to teach me his ways. Another example is my piece ‘The Narrow Way.’ It was inspired by the Grace and teachings of Jesus Christ, of whom I am a follower. Especially in the areas of loss and forgiveness.”

Larry wrote, played, recorded, mastered, and produced this album in his recently upgraded home studio.

“My best work happens when I get out of the way of the Creative force, if you will, and allow the music to flow through me instantaneously,” says Larry. “Most of the tracks were written in this way, some almost completely realized at the outset.”

Album Tracks:
1. Once We Loved
2. The Sleeper Awakens
3. Synth Wind
4. Contemplation
5. Dawn Beckons
6. The Shaman's Path
7. The Lotus Garden
8. The Harvest
9. The Heart Of Winter
10. The Narrow Way
11. The Last Embrace

Larry Kutcher’s “Vertical Realms” is set to be released first on Bandcamp February 23rd. It will then be released on all the major streaming platforms like Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube, etc. on March 1st.

Purchasing links:
Bandcamp: larrykutcher.bandcamp.com
Apple Music/iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/larry-kutcher/1675694188
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/music/player/artists/B00434W2FK/larry-kutcher

Social Media Links:
Website: https://larrykutcher.com/
Bandcamp: https://larrykutcher.bandcamp.com/
Facebook Music Page: https://www.facebook.com/LarryKutcherMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larrykutchermusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LarryKutcher
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LarryKutcher
Spotify Artist Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mPk6d6l3Wd0xXvM48ZSWf

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

2/12/2024

Renowned Guitar Player Steve ‘Deacon’ Hunter Finds His Voice On New Contemporary Blues Album “The Deacon Speaks”

Legendary guitarist with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Peter Gabriel!

There’s something very liberating about reaching 75 and discovering a whole new way of being creative. That is what has happened to premier guitar player Steve ‘Deacon’ Hunter this year.

The last time Steve sang on any recording was back in 1977 when he released “Swept Away,” the song was called “Sea Sonata” and he was never really happy with it.

But, after starting a new album at the beginning of 2023, he was working on an arrangement of “Back Door Man” when it crossed his mind that he could sing it, and that thought changed the direction of the whole album!

“The Deacon Speaks” now has him singing on eight tracks plus two instrumentals. Consisting of five covers and five original compositions, this is a bluesy, moody, vibe drenched collection with Hunter’s voice exuding a pinch of Dr John mixed with Tom Waits. A voice that, like his guitar playing, has character, insight and experience. His playing continues to shine with tone, dynamics, skill and above all, space.

Don’t let Steve’s incredible history in Rock and Roll with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper and Peter Gabriel mislead you, his love of Blues, both Classic and Contemporary, is still running through his veins.

“This is a wonderful piece of work!” - Bob Ezrin

Track list
Back Door Man (Willie Dixon) 4.44
Tiresome Blues (Steve Hunter) 5.07
Independent Soul (Karen Hunter) 3.40
The Ballad of John Henry Gates (Steve Hunter) 4.45
Annabel’s Blues (Steve Hunter) 2.30
Up from the Skies (Jimi Hendrix) 5.12
Sweet Jane (Lou Reed) 4.53
Waiting on a Friend (Rolling Stones) 4.45
Who is He and What is He to You (Bill Withers) 4.19
In a Lonely Place (Steve Hunter) 4.46

To purchase: https://stevedeaconhunter.bandcamp.com/album/the-deacon-speaks

For more information:
http://www.stevehunter.com/
https://www.facebook.com/steve.hunter.54

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2/08/2024

Badfinger Legend Pete Ham’s Legacy Shines On With the Release of “Gwent Gardens”, February 23rd on Y&T Music

Nearly 50 years after his untimely passing at the age of 27, Pete Ham is still giving the world beautiful music.

The iconic singer and guitarist for the beloved Welsh/English band Badfinger was a prolific songwriter. Released as a limited-edition CD from Y&T Music, “Gwent Gardens” includes 18 newly discovered home demos, many of them songs that were never recorded or released by either Badfinger or the group’s earlier incarnation, The Iveys. The album will also be available on all streaming services.

Recorded between 1966 and 1972 with guitar or piano accompaniment, the songs on “Gwent Gardens” are remarkably tuneful blueprints for what might have been. Often double tracking his vocals, Pete also overdubbed additional instruments onto the tracks, fleshing out his vision for what the final Iveys or Badfinger tracks would sound like.

The first act signed to the Beatles’ Apple Records label in 1968, Badfinger – through Pete Ham’s songwriting brilliance – scored massive global hits with “Day After Day,” “No Matter What” and “Baby Blue.” Co-written by Pete and his bandmate Tom Evans, “Without You” became an enduring classic, topping the charts in versions by Nilsson, Mariah Carey and others.

Among the many gems on “Gwent Gardens” is Pete’s soulful solo demo for “Take it All,” which would become the opening track on Badfinger’s masterpiece, the 1971 “Straight Up,” produced by George Harrison and Todd Rundgren.

Produced with the blessing of the Pete Ham Estate, the “Gwent Gardens” project began with the late Dan Matovina, the musicologist and historian whose book “Without You” is regarded as the definitive Badfinger biography.

Matovina produced several albums of Pete Ham demos. Before his death in 2023, Matovina marveled to a close friend about the treasure trove of material still unreleased. “I can’t believe,” he said, “there are still so many great Pete Ham songs that no one has heard yet.” With the release of “Gwent Gardens,” those great songs referenced by Dan will now be a permanent part of Pete Ham's legacy.

2023 also saw the release of a special Pete Ham tribute album, “Shine On – A Tribute to Pete Ham.” The album featured 35 artists covering all of Pete’s compositions recorded by Badfinger. Among the artists paying tribute to Pete are Shelby Lynne, Dan Baird, Melanie, Mary Lou Lord, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Dennis Diken, Stan Lynch & The Speaker Wars, Amy Allison and many more. The album benefited the Southeast Florida branch of Mental Health America and is still available for a limited time.

THE SONGS
1. The Day Begins
2. Let The Sun Shine Through
3. Love Will Be
4. I’m Only Human
5. Happy Song
6. I Miss You (original demo)
7. Pete’s Boogie
8. Little Mary
9. Take It All (original demo)
10. Think It Over
11. Scarlett Willow
12. Blodwyn (original demo)
13. Stick A Line In
14. Something On My Mind
15. I Can Be
16. Walk Out In The Rain (original demo)
17. Stop Waiting For The Sun To Shine
18. Tulip

To purchase:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pete+ham+gwent+gardens+cd&crid=1YQ07A6OQMQRD&sprefix=%2Caps%2C225&ref=nb_sb_ss_recent_1_0_recent

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New Wave Legends MISSING PERSONS Release Full Concept Video For Title Track From Their Acclaimed New Album HOLLYWOOD LIE!

Los Angeles - Attentive listeners have already noticed a narrative throughline in the highly acclaimed new album from ‘80s rock icons Missing Persons, Hollywood Lie. Indeed, the album is in some ways part concept album, part autobiography. Its leadoff and title track expresses the overarching theme best, delving into the harsh realities of fame and terrible tragedies that often accompany the relentless pursuit of stardom in Tinseltown.

Now, fans can experience the album’s narrative in video form as “Hollywood Lie” the video is released today. The video tells the all-too-familiar tale of a young starlet whose aspirations are met with disillusionment, crushed under the weight of Hollywood's unforgiving facade. Through haunting melodies and evocative lyrics, Missing Persons vocalist Dale Bozzio paints a vivid picture of the trials and tribulations faced by those who dare to chase their dreams in the city of angels.

Working in collaboration with Industrialism Films director Vicente Cordero, Bozzio draws from personal experiences and universal themes to craft a profound visual/audio experience that serves as a stark reminder of the fleeting nature of fame and the sacrifices often made in its pursuit. Bozzio’s cameo at the video’s conclusion suggests that there is both healing and hope to be found even after the cameras have stopped rolling and the audience has gone home.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/t-FKSFh3_NU

Hollywood Lie is without a doubt the finest Missing Persons record since their ‘80s heyday. The visionary album features production from Adam Hamilton (William Shatner / L.A. Guns) and performances by Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and The Knack's Niles Prescott. Available now on all formats, including CD and vinyl. Order your copy today!

Order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=missing+persons+hollywood+lie&post_type=product

Digital: https://orcd.co/missingpersons_hollywoodlie

Track List:
1. Hollywood Lie
2. King 4 A Day
3. Movie Star
4. Castles In The Sand
5. Lucky
6. Because Of You I'm Crying feat. Steve Stevens
7. Fading Away
8. Circles
9. Ice Blue Eyes
10. I Can't Take It Anymore
11. Gatsby

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2/07/2024

The Metal Legend Rides Again! THOR Unveils New Single & Album Details!

Los Angeles, CA - How do you celebrate a monumental 50-year milestone of metal mania? If you’re metal giant Thor, you release a new album that simultaneously looks forward and backward, celebrating the past and venturing into the uncharted future. Ride Of The Iron Horse puts Thor back in the saddle for another barnstorming metal album that marks 5 decades of metal dominance for the veteran musician. Alongside new compositions such as the rousing “5-0 Let’s Go,” the defiant “Shields Up” and the poignant ballad “No Time For Games” are some unreleased gems from Thor’s early years in the late ‘70s through the ‘80s that complete the circle of this spectacular album.

To celebrate the forthcoming release, today Thor releases the first single, the heavy title track, “Ride Of The Iron Horse,” that brings a hint of country music to the metal god’s electrifying repertoire. Featuring some stellar guitar work and production from cohort Kevin Stuart Swain, the single is a testament to Thor’s enduring legacy as both an artist and an inspirational figure for generations of metal musicians. Check out the single and the lyric video with the links below!

Watch the lyric video: https://youtu.be/gRGHMo8SWvU
Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/thor_rideoftheironhorsesingle

Thor reflects on this new album saying “There's a lot of life left in this Iron Horse. It seems the 50 years went by in a flash. From Keep The Dogs Away to Ride Of The Iron Horse, there have been the highest of highs and sometimes the lowest of lows. But I kept riding through it all. The greatest moments I have had were the incredible people I have met during my tours or correspondence online. The Thor Korr! They made it all worthwhile. For that, I thank you all. Keep riding the great white plaines!”

Ride Of The Iron Horse, the album, is set for full release on March 22 and will be available on both CD and vinyl. In a nod to the vibrant visuals that have always accompanied Thor's music, the album features original art design by internationally renowned comic book artist Timo Wuerz. With his dynamic illustrations, Wuerz captures the essence of Thor's larger-than-life persona, bringing a visual dimension to the sonic onslaught.

Buy the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=Ride+of+the+Iron+Horse&post_type=product
Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/thor_rideoftheironhorsealbum

Fans eager to experience Thor's magnificent stage presence firsthand will have the opportunity to do so as he embarks on a tour this March, joined by special guests Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre. From the rocky terrain of Colorado to the sun-drenched shores of California, and across the border to the metal-loving masses of Canada, Thor's tour promises to be an unforgettable celebration of metal music at its finest!

Tour Dates:
March 2 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
March 4 - Aces High - Salt Lake City, UT
March 8 - Whisky A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
March 15 - Hollywood Theater - Portland, OR
March 16 - Coffin Club - Portland, OR
April 12 - Modern Love - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 13 - The Starlight - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Track List:
1. Ride Of The Iron Horse
2. Lightning Rod feat. KHEMI$T
3. 5-0 Let's Go
4. Peace By Piece
5. Unlock The Power
6. No Time For Games
7. Bring It On
8. Flight Of The Striker (Unreleased 1987)
9. Had It Been Another Day (Unreleased 1986)
10. Watch Your Back (Unreleased 2002)
11. Hit And Run (1979 Demo)
12. 100% (1979 Demo)
13. Shields Up
BONUS TRACKS
14. Thunder On The Mountain (Unreleased 1979)
15. To The Extreme (Unreleased 1999)

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2/01/2024

Zürich Rockers THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION Share New Single & Video Ahead Of Full Album Release!

Los Angeles, CA - With less than a week before the launch of their brand-new studio album, Back In Time, one of Europe’s most buzzed about underground rock bands The Hillbilly Moon Explosion share one last single to give fans a taste of what’s in store on release day. “Sometimes Late At Night” is a propulsive track that deftly captures the spirit of the new album, crafting a compellingly dark surf-rock vibe with a heavy dose of gritty guitar riffs and an absolutely floor-stomping rhythmic backbeat that drives the verses. When the chorus hits, vocalist Emanuela Hutter’s distinctively powerful voice shines through and elevates the track from mere melodic rocker to an electrifying piece of punk-infused power!

Bandmate Oliver Baroni shares high praise for Hutter’s performance on the track, saying “‘Sometimes Late At Night’ is one of those songs that could only be by Emanuela. Completely unencumbered by genre or expectations. And ultimately that is pure Rock’n’Roll. Where family trauma and punk and art collide.”

Be sure to check out the thrilling video the band shot for the single that both enhances and expands the listening experience.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/50D-S2jwids

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/sometimeslateatnight

Back In Time is THME’s tenth studio album and the first new album to be released through their new U.S. label partner, Cleopatra Records, a move that’s sure to bring legions of new fans into the band’s already burgeoning audience. The album finds the band’s creative duo, bassist Oliver Baroni and Hutter, flexing their artistic muscles and incorporating influences from ‘60s garage to surf-punk to psychobilly and beyond with a confidence and maturity that comes with 20+ years of playing. Look for the album to be available everywhere on CD, digital and vinyl starting February 9!

Order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=the+hillbilly+moon+explosion+back+in+time&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/thme_backintime

TRACK LIST:
1. Sometimes Late At Night
2. Summerlove
3. Knocked Down
4. 1979
5. I Live In My Head
6. Sudden Ring
7. Jet Fuel Rock And Roll
8. Let's Go (Back In Time)
9. Nothing Takes The Place Of You
10. Always Just You
11. Death By My Side
12. Reno

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1/25/2024

Flamenco Guitar Maestro RAFAEL RIQUENI Transforms Classic Rock Staple “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” For His New Single And Album!

Los Angeles, CA – Prepare to be mesmerized as Maestro Rafael Riqueni, an iconic figure in flamenco guitar music, unveils a transcendent rendition of a classic rock staple with his brand new single released today, a flamenco-infused cover of Led Zeppelin's rock epic "Stairway to Heaven." The track serves as a glimpse into Riqueni's innovative approach to music, which relies more on emotive, passionate playing over technical wizardry, and has made him one of the most celebrated Spanish guitarists in history.

Riqueni’s deliberative approach to “Stairway” adds new dimension and weight to the song’s familiar melodies, allowing each note to take center stage before proceeding to the next. The transitions between the composition’s many passages are seamless and natural, and the bombastic conclusion is as explosive as you’d expect - except Riqueni accomplishes the feat without the aid of Marshall stacks! It’s a bravura performance that both rock and flamenco fans are sure to love!

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/rafaelriqueni_stairwaytoheaven

And Riqueni's brilliant reinterpretation of "Stairway” is just the beginning. Come February 16, the artist is set to release a full album of phenomenal renderings of timeless classics by the likes of Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Whitney Houston, The Police and more! Called Versatae, the album will also feature lush renderings of Ennio Morricone’s gorgeous movie theme to “Cinema Paradiso” as well as two Spanish-flavored tracks, one written by Latin superstar Santana and the other a traditional Spanish favorite “Amapola,” which has been covered by everyone from Bing Crosby to Gaby Moreno and Natalie Cole! Music enthusiasts are also sure to enjoy Riqueni’s collaboration with soul great Ben E. King as well as his astounding version of The Beatles' "Yesterday," which are included as bonus tracks on the CD version.

Versatae will be available on both CD and digital first with the vinyl version due a couple of weeks later. Order your copies today!

Order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=rafael+riqueni&post_type=product
Pre-save/pre-order the digital: https://orcd.co/rafaelriqueni_versatae


Track List:
1. Tears In Heaven
2. Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)
3. Cinema Paradiso
4. Just The Two Of Us
5. What A Wonderful World
6. Dream On
7. Moon River
8. Stairway to Heaven
9. I Will Always Love You
10. Every Breath You Take
11. Amapola
12. Cogiendo Rosas
BONUS TRACKS [CD ONLY]
13. Spanish Harlem with Ben E. King
14. Yesterday
15. Spanish Harlem (Instrumental Version)

Press inquiries:
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glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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1/24/2024

British Prog Keyboardist Benjamin Croft To Release New Single “Wrestling With Plato” From Forthcoming Album “We Are Here To Help”

New Album Featuring Simon Phillips, Marco Minnemann, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Jeff Scott Soto, Greg Howe, Mike Stern and Frank Gambale!

Benjamin Croft is a British Prog keyboardist, music producer and songwriter. He will be releasing his new single “Wrestling With Plato” on February 2nd. The song features Lynsey Ward (Exploring Birdsong) on vocals and virtuoso drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats).

“Wrestling with Plato” is a tragic love story told over the lifetime of two people. A song about elaborate excuses; in the case of our protagonists, these are far reaching…

From a very young age, Benjamin developed a strong interest for music. At the age of 7, Benjamin began piano and trumpet lessons. “Around age 17, my life was forever changed after hearing the album ‘Close to the Edge’ by the band Yes. I quickly developed a love for progressive rock. Keyboard players such as Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson inspired me to practice for up to 8 hours a day,” says Croft.

At 19, he won a scholarship at Leeds College of Music. After graduating, he completed several contracts on international cruise lines, travelling and performing. He lived and played in the US, and toured the world twice, working with artists as diverse as Belinda Carlisle, Leslie Garrett, The Temptations and The Platters. “One night I was playing country, the next musical theatre and then jazz or rock.”

Benjamin relocated to London in 2012 and quickly began to make a name for himself. In 2018, he recorded for Beautiful South founder Dave Hemingway’s latest project ‘Sunbirds,’ and worked as a session musician, composer and arranger. He recently joined the progressive rock band The Gift.

While keeping up with a busy schedule performing and recording, Benjamin started composing his own music and released his first album “10 Reasons To...” on 33Jazz Records in March 2019. 12 original compositions blending jazz fusion, classical and progressive rock.

His second album, “Far and Distant Things,” was recorded throughout 2020 and released in the summer of 2021 on Ubuntu Music. It features some prestigious guest musicians such as Randy Brecker, Allen Vizzutti, Frank Gambale, Barry Finnerty, Mike Miller, and Chad Wackerman.

Both albums have been critically acclaimed in the UK, US and Europe.

Benjamin spent the last 2 years making his latest album, “We Are Here To Help,”. “It has been a great honour to record with legendary musicians including Simon Phillips, Marco Minnemann, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Jeff Scott Soto, Greg Howe, Mike Stern and Frank Gambale.”

“We Are Here To Help “ is an epic project with a heavier blend of progressive rock and metal, pushing further the boundaries of creativity, musical mastery and sonic excellence. The album also marks the launch of his record label "Galactic Receiver". It is due for release in 2024.

Benjamin Croft is a force to be reckoned with, and I can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next.” – Sea of Tranquility

Wrestling With Plato”
Produced, written and arranged by Benjamin Croft
Lyrics by Marsha Swanson
Lynsey Ward - Vocals
Benjamin Croft - Keyboards
Per Nilsson - Guitar
Dave Marks - Bass Guitar, Additional Guitars and Percussion
Marco Minnemann - Drums
Recorded at:
Sleeper Sounds
Engineer - Marcus Locock
Greystoke Studio
Engineer - Andy Whitmore
Mixed by Stephen W Tayler at Millside, Real World Studios
Mastered by Barry Grint At AIR Studios, London
Art Direction, illustration and design by Hugh Syme
Music video directed by Sam Chegini
A selection of analog keyboards have been used on this track including Yamaha CS-80, Roland Jupiter 8, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Oberheim ob-xa, Mellotron M4000, Hammond Organ and Steinway.

To pre-order: https://orcd.co/wrestlingwithplato

For more information:
Website: https://www.benjamincroftmusic.com/
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/BenjaminCroftMusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenjaminCroftMusic
Instagram: https://instagram.com/benjamincroftmusic?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==
Youtube: https://youtube.com/@benjamincroftmusic8126?si=vPQwYyHhEPJOAoNY
TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeVaKVED/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

1/23/2024

Folk Pop Icon MELANIE Takes Center Stage On A Timeless Live Album!

Los Angeles, CA - Melanie, the acclaimed folk pop icon whose performance at the historic Woodstock Festival in 1969 launched her career, continued to captivate audiences long after the counterculture revolution came and went. She’s released 25+ studio albums over the course of her multi-decade career alongside multiple compilations. But it’s always been her live performances that resonated the most with her audience. Now those fans have cause to celebrate as one of her best live recordings is set for release on both CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl!

One Night Only – The Eagle Mountain House is a mesmerizing live performance recorded in the intimate setting of the Eagle Mountain House club in Jackson, NH, in 1984. Much more than a simple concert recording, this release is a musical journey through Melanie's illustrious career, capturing her emotional depth and musical brilliance from her 1971 signature hit “Brand New Key” to her soulful cover of The Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday.” Plus, fans will be thrilled to hear her electrifying performance of the beloved “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain),” a song inspired by her Woodstock performance, that has been a staple of her live set throughout her career. The track is being made available to stream on all major platforms as both a preview of the full concert as well as a big “Thank You” to Melanie fans worldwide.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/melanie_laydown_candlesintherain

One Night Only is set for release as a 2CD set and on digital February 16 with the 2LP vinyl version coming a few weeks later. Order your copy today and witness Melanie's enchanting live performance like never before!

Order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=melanie&post_type=product
Pre-save/pre-order the digital: https://orcd.co/melanie_onenightonly

Track List:
DISC 1
1. Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma
2. Didn't You Ever Love
3. It Don't Matter Now
4. Clock Strikes Twelve
5. Brand New Key
6. Lover's Lullaby
7. Damn Ol Apathy
8. Champagne Song
9. Groundhog Day
10. Cyclone
11. Boy Next Door

DISC 2
1. Psychotherapy
2. If You Don't Know You Love Me
3. Running After Love
4. Roadburn
5. Just Can't Do It
6. Just Can't Do It (Sing Along)
7. Mushroom Joke
8. Ruby Tuesday
9. Stand By Me
10. It's Not A Job
11. Beautiful People
12. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)

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1/19/2024

Rick Wakeman’s “The Prog Years: Redux” 32-Disc Box Set Available February 23, 2024!

Here is some exciting news for those who pre-ordered Rick Wakeman’s “The Prog Years 1973-1977” CD+DVD box set: the expansive collection will now include 17 discs’ worth of never-before-released concert material totaling 300-plus minutes – or a whopping five hours – of live recordings all previously unreleased.

Now known as “The Prog Years: Redux,” the 32-disc box set is back in production, with a brand-new list of content and a new release date of 23rd February 2024. Explaining the decision to overhaul the collection at the 11th hour, compiler Rob Ayling says that he had a duty to do it for the fans:

“Totally out of the blue came a wave of previously unreleased concert recordings. I couldn’t believe it when I discovered them. I generally know what was recorded and what wasn’t – and then to find entire gigs from the 70s that had never before been released… I simply couldn’t ignore them! Especially if they got released later, the fans would rightly ask the question, why weren't these recordings in the ‘Prog Years’ ?

“It was a really tough decision to make, to stop a box set in full production. But it was also a no-brainer to remove releases which have already been available in different formats over the years  and replace them with a trove of music no one will own.

“My feeling is that the true fans will already have most if not all of the previously planned ‘Prog Years’ content, like the Winterland Ballroom and Hammersmith Odeon shows. They have been officially available for years. Yet how many fans have Rick Wakeman’s full 1975 concert from Boston Music Hall, or the opening night of that year’s Japanese tour, with the orchestra, or the Montreux concert from 1979?

“The newly discovered material will replace these recordings in what we’re calling ‘The Prog Years: Redux,’ which now boasts over five hours of previously unreleased music! That, to me, is a game-changer. I know it means fans will have to wait a little longer to receive the box but given that it will contain these newly unearthed gems, I hope everyone will understand why I had to make this decision. I am convinced that everyone will enjoy the gigs as much as I do.

“I also want to thank everyone who has pre-ordered the release for their patience, and promise that it will be worth the wait when ‘The Prog Years: Redux’ lands on your doorstep!”

The previously unreleased discs are:

1). The Six Wives… alternative versions
2). The Three Wives: Radio session, 27 February 1973
3). Boston Music Hall, Massachusetts, 10 October 1975, Part 1
4). Boston Music Hall, Massachusetts, 10 October 1975, Part 2
5). Missing Pieces and interviews
6). Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 7 May 1976
7). Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, 21 January 1975, Part 1
8). Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, 21 January 1975, Part 2
9). Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan, 16 January 1975, Part 1
10). Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan, 16 January 1975, Part 2
11). Live in Anaheim, 11 November 1975, Part 1
12). Live in Anaheim, 11 November 1975, Part 2
13). Reflections Of Winter (White Rock sessions), Part 1
14). Reflections Of Winter (White Rock sessions), Part 2
15). White Rock Original soundtrack music and FX soundtrack
16). Live From London 1979
17). Live at Montreux 1979

Previously released:

18). Live in Melbourne, 4th February 1975, Part 1*
19). Live in Melbourne, 4th February 1975, Part 2*
* this concert was previously released but in an edited form to fit on one CD. We are releasing the full concert, now fully remastered.

To purchase: https://www.musicglue.com/rick-wakeman-the-prog-years/

US Purchase link: https://www.popmarket.com/the-prog-years-redux-1973-1977-27cd-5dvd-box-set/5056083212941

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

1/17/2024

Keyboardist/Songwriter Neal Rosner Releases New Album “Kentucky”

The new album by Neal Rosner titled “Kentucky” chronicles the artist’s 12-year residency in Madisonville, KY. Songs were written between 1972 -2023. Engineered by Steve Baker, a small studio with a big heart, the album is divided into 2 parts: Plain (secular) and With Peanut (semi- religious).

Neal plays keyboards, some percussion and vocals. Some terrific local musicians are featured on the album like guitarists Boscoe France, Alonzo Pennington.

Says Neal, “I especially like doing the harmonies. When you sing with yourself you often have a good vocal blend.”

Songs are written about past and present events…
“Micajah”: USA first serial killers,
“The Radical”: SLA Shootout in LA 1974
“Red and Blue”: written after the 2016 election...political divisions and the curse of social media
“Le Cirque Des Enfants”: Children’s Circus song.
“What is God/ Seed of Abraham”: we are all one.

Line-up:
Neal Rosner: keyboards, bass and keyboard, percussion, vocals
Steve Baker: engineer, co-producer, percussion.
Barb Rosner: backup vocals, spoken word.
Alonzo Pennington: guitar
Boscoe France: guitar
James Dillingham: guitar

In support of Neal Rosner’s new release he will be playing gigs in the Chicago area with his prog-rock ensemble McLuhan.

To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CK8CGRYB/ref=sr_1_1

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/neal.rosner
https://open.spotify.com/album/3TDLktKAlUvphAwkB5Ldaw?si=ie7sNzJXTy6s42MVwHB-Dw
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2sj64LA4PMI90RuUyH5IYc?si=5FYAZGLzQGy-P8uOIbulrQ
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lavh-KwdOiU1qFSmihYvZtOpwLuY-tgTg&si=gjDQSwHHI-GaEErs

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

1/16/2024

Progressive Jam-Fusion Supergroup PAKT Featuring Brand X Bass Legend Percy Jones Heading To West Coast USA Tour To Promote New Album “No Steps Left to Trace”

PAKT, a true super group of master musicians merging & colliding new music in the realms of progressive rock, electric jazz, experimental, ambient, psychedelic and beyond, is an experience as much as a musical project. An IMAX film for the ears, PAKT takes its listeners on an improvised sonic voyage with no preconceived destination, minimal pre-planning and little use for forms and conventions. Rare is the musician who can thrive in such a spontaneous environment but Percy Jones (fretless bass guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Kenny Grohowski (drums) and Tim Motzer (guitar and electronics) are all up to the task. Armed with enough tastefully used effects to stock a small music store, Motzer and Skolnick create sounds so atmospheric and ethereal that one might not guess their source is a guitar. Meanwhile, Grohowski and Jones approach their instruments in textural manners that seamlessly intertwine with each other and the quartet as a whole. The music runs the gamut from highly sensitive to intense, with all four musicians’ listening skills so strong that their collective playing is as cohesive as it is unpredictable. Welsh bassist Jones (now a New York resident) is known for his tenure in the legendary jazz fusion group Brand X (whose classic lineup included drummer Phil Collins, yes that one) and extensive studio work (especially with Brian Eno). Skolnick is a diverse improviser whose jazz and world playing and instrumental associations (including bass virtuosos Stuart Hamm and Michael Manring) forms a Jeckyll & Hyde dynamic with his high profile as lead guitarist of the metal band Testament. Grohowski's many recent associations include John Zorn, a reincarnated version of Brand X and masked avant-metal outfit, Imperial Triumphant. Motzer has a long background in free improvisation, including the bands Bandit65 (with fellow guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel) and Orion Tango, plus many other recorded collaborations for his 1k Recordings label.

Before this album, all of PAKT’s releases had been taken from live performances. This studio session took place during the band’s East Coast tour in December, 2021. Primed from several successful shows in Upstate New York (including musician Daryll Hall’s thriving venue in Pawling, NY, Daryl’s House), the band took the day off in the Catskills Mountains, where they tracked live at NRS Studios. NRS is located in the home of musician/recording engineer Scott Petito, whose studio has hosted such luminaries John Scofield, Chick Corea and James Taylor. The PAKT musicians set up in a circle, all in the same room and performed, just as they would at a live concert. This began in the late morning and continued past dusk. By day’s end, they had accumulated a bunch of material—quite a nice document of where the band was musically back in 2021.

Tim Motzer, who produced this recording as well as providing artwork, says the following: “One of the things we all realized is that this band isn't going backward...it may be fueled by what we've done in the past, but really it’s a forward-evolving band composing in-the-moment, finding new language, and discovering our music as we go along. It's in that feeling that the title, ‘No Steps Left To Trace’, came to me because our music is a continuum, and more like a journey or an experience. We are, in a sense, tunneling or boring through the musical abstract toward and through to the ‘other side’.” Skolnick adds “From the moment we did our first performance together, it was clear that this project had a special chemistry that doesn’t happen all that often. The fact that we found this chemistry in our favorite Brooklyn venue, called Shape Shifter Lab, is fitting. It being the height of the 2020 Pandemic, that first show was streamed, with no audience present. Our first studio album ‘No Steps Left to Trace’, is a return to us just playing to each other, only this time, we have a number of live shows and touring under our belt, recorded in a high-quality studio. It’s a great document of PAKT in 2021.”

Live, of course, they have an audience that takes the ride with them. It is a real shared experience in that regard. Motzer curated five such journeys for the Live CD, one from Buffalo, three from NYC (Nublu), and one from Philadelphia. Adding the live album to the double release shows the growth and evolving chemistry in PAKT from the 2021 studio recording to the newer live recordings in 2023. It's a nice contrast with a lot of great interplay and listening happening from all the players. It also makes the album an excellent introduction to the band’s music for anyone new to it, as well as a fine addition to their discography.

PAKT
with
PERCY JONES - bass
ALEX SKOLNICK - guitar
KENNY GROHOWSKI - drums
TIM MOTZER - guitars, electronics

PAKT recalls the fearless attitude and daring approach that originally defined progressive music: where the magic of the moment always triumphed over preconception. Templates be damned ... this music blazes its own path! This is truly exquisite fare, serving as a reminder to aficionados of what initially drew them to this most creative, visionary of genres.”

WEST COAST TOUR DATES
Feb 01 - Seattle, WA (Funhouse)
Feb 02 - Portland, OR (Alberta Abbey)
Feb 03 - Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
Feb 04 - Redding, CA (The Dip)
Feb 06 - TBA
Feb 08 - Mill Valley, CA (Sweetwater Music Hall)
Feb 09 - Fresno, CA (Fulton 55)
Feb 10 - Los Angeles, CA (Baked Potato, 2 shows)
Feb 11 - Los Angeles, CA (Baked Potato, 2 shows)
Feb 12 - Costa Mesa, CA (Wayfarer)
Feb 13 - Phoenix, AZ (The Rhythm Room)

To purchase PAKT “No Steps Left to Trace” (2CD, 2LP, 24bit Download):
https://pakt-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/no-steps-left-to-trace

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

1/09/2024

Guitarist Jeff Aug To Release 9th Acoustic Instrumental Album “Kiss of the Liquid Moon” on February 1, 2024

Guitarist Jeff Aug will be releasing his solo album “Kiss of the Liquid Moon” on February 1, 2024. This will be his 9th acoustic instrumental album (7 solo, 2 as the duo Floating Stone together with Niko Lai who died in 2018). The album is a cross section of his solo acoustic instrumental fingerstyle guitar playing from the last few years. Some of the pieces have been played live, but never recorded. Some have been played live, but never sounded like this. And some will probably never be played live.

For “Kiss of the Liquid Moon”, Jeff enlisted the recording and production prowess of Murat Parlak at his Living Room Studios in Germany. Murat is also featured on many of the tracks, as well as a few other special guests. The album also includes a few purely solo pieces.

Coming off a major European tour in Nov/Dec 2023 as the guitarist for the British icon Anne Clark, Jeff will kick off 2024 with the album release and follow it up with yet another major European tour supporting the legendary fusion guitarist Scott Henderson. The year will follow with yet to be announced Jeff Aug and Ape Shifter (Jeff´s instrumental rock band) festival performances. In September and October 2024, Jeff will be headlining his own European tour. More dates are to be announced.

So, sit back and enjoy “Kiss of the Liquid Moon”.

To purchase: https://jeffaug.bandcamp.com/album/kiss-of-the-liquid-moon

Track list

01 The Kiss (3:06)
02 Liquid Moon (2:24)
03 Quarantine (2:32)
04 Matilda´s Lullabye (3:22)
05 Heavy Breeze (4:10)
06 Ceramic Tiles (2:44)
07 One Way Beat (3:09)
08 Bogracz (2:46
09 F**k The Neighbors (2:33)
10 The Last Minutes in This Town (2:50)
11 Baritone Butterfly (2:43)
12 Two Rooms (2:21)

(c) & (p) 2024 Heavy Progressive Records / Brainstorm Music Marketing AG.  All Rights Reserved.  Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance, and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.

CREDITS

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Murat Parlak at Living Room Studios in Germany.
Post production by Tim Hecking at  Sounzz Studio in Germany.
Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) by NASA, ESA, G- Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team
Artwork & layout graphics by Chris Lakriz.
All compositions by Jeff Aug.

Guitar: Jeff Aug
Cello: Francesco Fosati
Percussion: William Wertlieb
Upright Bass: Thomas B. Berger
Piano & Keyboards: Murat Parlak

Jeff Aug uses D´Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, Fishman pickups, AER acoustic guitar amps, Vision Ears, Earebel, and Dunlop picks and guitar accessories

Artist Management & Booking by MAXIMUM Booking:  info@MAXIMUMBooking.com

For more information:
Website: www.JeffAug.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.aug/
TikTok: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.aug/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffaugofficial/

Photo by Helmut Soltau

Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 20+ years. He has toured as support for Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Scott Henderson, Stu Hamm, Greg Howe, Alex Skolnick, Carl Verheyen, Johnny A., Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band. He’s worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 20+ years, has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 30+ years, and can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album “Is This Hyperreal?” (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff has also set the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012). He’s been featured on NPR’s show Morning Edition and has had a #1 selling album on iTunes Acoustic Music Charts in the U.S. Jeff Aug also leads the instrumental rock outfit Ape Shifter and the rockin’ acoustic country blues combo Dead Tuna. During the 2nd lockdown of the pandemic, Jeff wrote and illustrated two children’s books which are available worldwide through Amazon.

Jeff Aug Live Video “Boots On Fire”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQziV7Y6fKI
Jeff Aug Live Video “Lightness”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2DVme9FQt0
Jeff Aug Live Video “7 Ate The Cat”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVcm_vNSmzM
Live Video at NPR studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdnHoKz3hZI
Guinness(TM) World Record Listing: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/6000/most-concerts-performed-in-different-countries-in-24-hours

Kiss of the Liquid Moon Solo & Instrumental” Tour Dates:
16.02.2024 PL-Jaworki, Muzyczna Owczarnia*
17.02.2024 PL-Jaworki, Muzyczna Owczarnia*
18.02.2024 PL-Wroclaw, Vertigo TBC*
19.02.2024 PL-Poznan, Blue Note*
20.02.2024 CZ-Prague, Jazz Dock*
21.02.2024 DE-Bamberg, Jazzclub*
22.02.2024 DE-Passau, Café Museum*
23.02.2024 AT-Vienna, Porgy & Bess*
24.02.2024 AT-Velden, Bluesiana*
25.02.2024 IT-Bologna, Bravo Caffé*
26.02.2024 IT-Verona, Il Giardino*
27.02.2024 IT-Milano, Zio Live*
28.02.2024 CH-Chur, Streaminghall.ch*
29.02.2024 CH-Geneva, eMa*
01.03.2024 (private)*
02.03.2024 FR-Paris, Le Triton*
05.03.2024 GB-Folkstone, Chambers*
06.03.2024 NL-Tilburg, Paradox*
07.03.2024 DE-Bergheim, MEDIO.RHEIN.ERFT*
08.03.2024 NL-Hoofddorp, Poppodium C.*
09.03.2024 DE-Hasbergen, Gaste Garage*
10.03.2024 DE-Hamburg, Kent Club*
11.03.2024 DK-Kolding, Godset*
12.03.2024 SE-Malmö, Babel*
13.03.2024 SE-Karlskrona, Sparresalen*
14.03.2024 SE-Göteborg, Pustervik*
15.03.2024 NO-Oslo, Cosmopolite*
16.03.2024 SE-Sala, Rockland*
17.03.2024 SE-Stockholm, Fasching*
19.03.2024 FI-Tampere, G Live Lab*
20.03.2024 FI-Äänekoski, Painotalo*
21.03.2024 FI-Espoo, Sellosali*
22.03.2024 EE-Võru, Võru Kultuurimaja Kannel*
23.03.2024 LT-Vilnius, club VAKARIS*
19.09.2024 DE-Kempten, Lollipop e.V.
20.09.2024 DE-Sonthofen, Kulturwerkstatt
21.09.2024 DE-Fürth, Kofferfabrik
23.09.2024 DE-Reutlingen, FranzK
25.09.2024 DE-Annaberg-Buchholz, Altebrauerei
26.09.2024 DE-Berlin, Zimmer16
27.09.2024 DE-Schwerin, Der Speicher
28.09.2024 DE-Göttingen, Nörgelbuff
29.09.2024 DE-Braunschweig, KuFa
02.10.2024 DE-Haar (bei München), Kleines Theater
28.02.2025 DE-Steinau an der Strasse, Theatrium

*as support for SCOTT HENDERSON TRIO

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1/08/2024

New Orleans Rock Ensemble Aarythmers Release Second Album “Cardiac”

Aarythmers is a band that showcases some of the best songwriters and musicians in New Orleans playing songs written by Guy Wall. The group just released their highly anticipated second album “Cardiac.” Guy wrote the songs on the record, sang lead on most songs, and played guitar on some of them.

Says Guy, “The new album is an attempt to emphasize vocal harmonies, and avoid strumming guitar chords, while performing various eras and sub-genres of rock music. I wrote the songs over the last five years. Our first record, ‘Below Sea Level,’ contained the songs that had an old time R&B or blues feel. The ones that were rock were saved for ‘Cardiac,’ the second record. We recorded the song instrumentation and most backing vocals in the living room of Vince Marini, the lead guitar player. Most songs were recorded with the drums and bass live and followed by overdubbing guitars and vocals. The lead vocals were recorded in a separate studio. The mixing engineer, who is a member of the Afghan Whigs, added the organ and piano during mixing at his studio.”

Guy played guitar (self-taught) in various rock bands in the 1970s and 1980s, during which time he obtained a law degree. He stopped playing in the late 1980s to raise his children with his wife Lisa and build his law practice. After the kids went to college, Guy sought formal guitar and music instruction and found it in Vince Marini.

Vince Marini received formal training in classical guitar at the University of Connecticut and in jazz guitar in New York city. Vince played in rock bands, orchestras (e.g., Tommy and various television talk shows), jazz bands and had a successful solo career. Vince played classical guitar at various venues including Yale university. He also obtained a pilot’s license and developed a successful courier service. Vince played guitar on most of the songs, played bass on a couple of songs (e.g., Better), sang back-up vocals, and acted as the sound engineer for the recording.

Guy Wall and Vince Marini

The rhythm section consisted of Moses Eder on drums and David Gilman and Dave Pomerlou on bass, all of whom have been in numerous successful bands. Emma Moates sang lead vocals on WTF and Lover Forever and backing vocals on most of the songs. Rick Nelson added keyboards on some of the tracks. Aarythmers’ second album evolves from the rhythm and blues feel of their first album, “Below Sea Level” (released in June 2021), to a modern rock sound with new songs and new members on bass, drums and keyboards.

“Cardiac” opens with a rock/pop song, “Thinking of Her,” which harkens back to the early 60s Beatles, and follows it with “WTF,” a whimsical exploration of the idea that opposites attract. Then come slower songs that explore and evoke emotion, such as the feelings in the beginning of a relationship (“Senses”), the courage to face fear (“Stand”), the hurt of rejection (“Love Forever”), and the search for happiness in life (“Find It Again”). The record then displays influences from various genres such as punk and classical (“I Was Wrong”) and progressive rock (“Upside Down”). It ends with the classic rock sound of “Miss Right Now.”

Says Guy, “The main goal is to write about actual thoughts and feelings and to describe with lyrics that depict scenes that embody the emotion without having to describe the emotions. I also try to add chromatic, i.e., out of the key, chords and notes to make the music more interesting.”

This album is dedicated to the memory of Vince Marini...

To purchase: https://aarythmers.hearnow.com/cardiac

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/@aarythmers574

For more information:
https://aarythmers.com/
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