6/02/2022

Symphonic Rock Legends Renaissance Featuring Annie Haslam To Launch The Legacy Fall Tour 2022

A celebration of Annie Haslam’s 75th year. Classic Renaissance with the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra and music from Annie’s solo career.

This Fall Renaissance will be back on tour with a string of dates culminating at Town Hall, NYC on October 29. The band, which celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019, is widely recognized for its integration of rock and classical music, the use of a full symphony orchestra, and the 5-octave voice of lead singer Annie Haslam.

Renaissance secured its place on the world stage with a top ten hit “Northern Lights” and performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York each with full orchestra ‘live’ on stage. An album release from one of the Carnegie Hall concerts is considered a staple among fans of symphonic rock to this day.

As its title suggests, the tour this year will highlight the career of Annie Haslam in celebration of her 75th birthday this June. Six of the shows will include the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra, comprised of ten hand picked orchestral musicians, that made its debut with Renaissance in 2017.

The band and orchestra will be playing a unique line up of selections that will include Annie Haslam’s favorite Renaissance classics alongside favorites from her many solo recordings. Much of the music from these shows will be performed for the first time with orchestral arrangements. The group plans to release a double CD in 2023 from recordings captured during the tour.

For a complete list of shows visit the tour page at www.renaissancetouring.com

Photo by Esa Ahola

Renaissance Tour Dates:

OCT 19 - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts - Patchogue, NY
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OCT 20 - Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank, NJ
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OCT 21 - Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
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OCT 26 - Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY
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OCT 27 - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY
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OCT 28- The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
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OCT 29 - The Town Hall, New York, NY
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Jan. 28 - Feb. 2nd, 2023 - On the Blue Cruise 2023, Miami Gardens, FL
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Photo by Richard Barnes

For more information:
www.renaissancetouring.com
facebook.com/renaissancetouring
www.anniehaslam.com
facebook.com/anniehaslamart

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

6/01/2022

Uriah Heep’s Ex-Lead Singer Peter Goalby Announces the Release of the Second of his Two Long Lost Solo Albums - "I Will Come Runnin’" is Out Now!

Following the successful release of his long lost first solo album, Easy With The Heartaches, Peter Goalby’s second solo album I Will Come Runnin’ is finally seeing the light of day.

The 10-track album was personally overseen (from tape transfer, mastering and artwork) by the former Uriah Heep and Trapeze vocalist.

Peter Goalby was the lead singer of Uriah Heep, Trapeze and Fable but has now retired from the music industry after an illustrious career.

Peter Goalby said of the release: “Well, here we go again. Thank you so much for listening to my first solo album Easy With The Heartaches.  I hope you will enjoy this collection of my songs written and recorded after I left Uriah Heep.  I have included 2 more co-writes as they deserve to be on the album. I put Little Piece Of Heaven at the end of the track list because this was the last song I wrote before walking away from music.  Thank you for sticking with me…”

I Will Come Runnin’ is OUT NOW from all good retailers:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/RunninCD
Apple Music: https://geni.us/PGapplemusic
Spotify: https://geni.us/PGspotify

Peter Goalby’s first solo album Easy With The Heartaches is still available (https://geni.us/EasyCD) and both albums are available from Cherry Red: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artists/peter-goalby/

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

5/31/2022

YES Legend Jon Anderson w/ The Paul Green Rock Academy To Launch “Close to the Edge” 50th Anniversary Summer Tour 2022!

Performing “Close to the Edge” in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises!

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be playing select shows with The Paul Green Rock Academy in Summer 2022! Jon and the ensemble will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of YES's classic album “Close to the Edge” by performing the album in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises!

Watch Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glDLlhbP0Kk

This Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour is a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Green's original School of Rock all stars.

These early shows, over 30 in total between 2006-2008, were nothing short of magical, and now Jon Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of Yes Classics, deep cuts, mash ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band with 25 young musicians.

Says Paul Green, “Having done a few of these songs in the past with Jon and my students, I couldn’t wait to add them to the current show. Once we did 'Close to the Edge' and 'And You and I' on our Florida run in April, I was reminded of the magic of hearing these songs recreated by young musicians…They really capture the frenetic energy of the original recordings. Then when I heard it was the 50th anniversary of the album I just knew we had to do the whole thing. Jon agreed.”  

There are so many wonderful moments in my musical life, and being on stage with these young teenagers performing Classic Yes songs, makes me so happy and proud …..

It’s a marvel and a tremendous pleasure for me..

They are a joy to be with and so much fun!!!

I am grateful, thankful and feel very blessed to be able to sing along with them.
Janee and I love them all
Love and light... Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour dates:

7/7: Plymouth NH - The Flying Monkey Performing Arts Center
7/8: Beverly MA - The Cabot
7/13: Huntingdon NY - The Paramount
7/14: Montclair NJ - Wellmont Theater
7/16: Ridgefield CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
7/17: Sugar Loaf NY - Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
7/20: Glenside PA - Keswick Theatre
7/22: Kent OH - The Kent Stage
7/23: Des Plaines IL - Des Plaines Theatre
7/27: Greensburg PA - The Palace Theatre
7/30: Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theater
8/3: State College PA - The State Theatre
8/6: Albany NY - The Egg

photo by Robin Gilbert

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band's success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group's biggest hits, including “I've Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” to name just a few. In 2017 Jon reformed YES with former band members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. YES Featuring ARW toured the world to rave reviews and released “Live At The Apollo” CD/DVD in September 2018. Never to stand still musically, in 2019 Jon released an album he started 28 years ago, now called “1,000 Hands,” a reference to the fact that numerous guest musicians perform on the album, including Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan White, Steve Howe and many more.

For more information:
Paul Green official website: www.PaulGreenRock.com
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com

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

5/27/2022

Rich Chambers releases enthusiastic Beatles cover 'I Saw Her Standing There'

 


Following a breakout 2021 in which Rich Chambers released five successful singles, including a film festival award winning video for his single “I’m So Tired,” is his first release for 2022—a freshly energetic version of the classic Beatles song, “I Saw Her Standing There.” With a rock sound distinctly his own yet remaining respectful of the origins of rock, Chambers is putting both a new and old spin on pop music and reigniting the passions of older rock fans and bringing new ones into the fold. It’s guitar-based, infectious singalongable pop rock music. It’s Rock’ n’ Roll Reimagined.


Speaking about the new release, Rich Chambers shares, “With this song I am paying homage to a band that was a huge reason why I picked up the guitar in my early teens. It was one of the first songs I ever played in a band, and I absolutely loved it. I have always considered it to be one of the best straight-ahead classic early rock n' roll songs ever written, and all these years later, I still love playing it as much now as I did then. It never gets old! I guess you could say this song keeps me young, and what's not to like about that?”


Receiving praise from the likes of New Noise Magazine, CLOUT, Jamsphere and Turtle Tempo to name a few, Rich Chambers continues to go from strength to strength with each release. With his latest release of the Beatles cover, “I Saw Her Standing There,” Chambers is redefining pop rock for the 2020s.

5/25/2022

The Pandemic Dam Breaks for Prolific Bassist & Composer Steve Horowitz Releases Two Albums of New and Exciting Music!

Composer of the original score to the Academy Award Nominated film “Super Size Me” Steve Horowitz releases “Old Monsters Trio” and “Mr. E”

A creator of odd but highly accessible sounds and a diverse and prolific musician, Steve Horowitz is perhaps best known for his original Score to the Academy Award Nominated film “Super Size Me.” The artist behind Twenty Nine albums of mind bending original music, a Grammy, Webby and Kid Screen award winning composer producer, he currently resides in San Francisco.

Steve is now releasing two new albums “Old Monsters Trio” and “Mr. E”

Old Monsters Trio”

“Old Monsters Trio” is an album featuring Jim Bove on drums, Scott Looney on piano and features the compositions and bass playing of Steve Horowitz. Recorded January of 2022 at studio 43 in SF.

The band New Monsters recorded three albums, the first one featuring the music of Dan Plonsey. The second album recorded live at studio 55 in San Rafael, and the third album “Point Cloud.”  

For this album Steve reached back into his substantial back catalog of twenty-nine albums from different periods in his career and brought them to the band to recompose, rearrange and reimagine. The theme of this recording is transformation, where old becomes new again.

Let me explain…

The opening piece “Happy Eating Theme” is a reimagining of the theme from the academy award nominated indie hit documentary film “Super Size Me.” The second track “Aesthetic Nourishment'” is a trio version of a chamber piece written for the Red Desert Ensemble. “I Am No Ordinary Mortal,” the third cut, is a re-examination of a tune that was written for the television show “I Bet You Will” which ran on MTV. The fourth cut “Quasi-Eternity” is a re-orchestration of a graphic score from the 1990’s called “Party Of Four,” originally released on Steve’s third album San Francisco chronicled. “Bad Taste For High culture” the fourth cut on the album, is taken from a tune that Steve wrote in high school, a simple angular melody that he gave to Scott and he put new chords and new harmony to it. Number five “Strength Through Embarrassment” is another early 90s graphic score. “Wild Man The Throne God” is another tune from I Bet You Will, and the last piece on the album “The Expendable Man” is a trio exploration of concert music written for string quartet and trumpet.

And for the very first time, Steve is experimenting with releasing this album in a brand new way, in three different flavors. The first is the Deluxe Blend (Green) which features all the tracks and switches back and forth between monk-esq jazz and abstract contemporary compositions. The Jazzy Blend (Purple) features only the four jazzy cuts in an EP format. And the Abstract Blend (Orange) features only the contemporary compositions in EP format. Now listeners can experience the music from different angles and different points of view and listen based on taste and preference. Some people will only like the jazz stuff and some people will only like the abstract weird stuff and others will love them mixed together in a strange funky brew.

The album covers feature the artwork of Joseph Guillette also known as JTA, the amazing artist who has worked with Steve on most of his album covers since they met in early 2000s working together with Morgan's Spurlock on “I Bet You Will” and “Super Size Me.”

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaLsZMV-yfQ&t=1s

Mr. E”

The album “Mr. E,” recorded at the same time was made in homage to the amazing percussionist drummer madman and visionary Michael Evans who passed away tragically last year. The album features Michael’s voice from a phone machine message and several interviews mixed together into one twenty-two minute composition. The track features Steve Horowitz on bass Jim Bovy on drums Scott Looney on piano and Michael Evans spoken word.

The cover artwork is by Michael Evans. In the latter parts of his life Michael was working in visual art and multimedia and this piece featuring a log cabin, witch hat and other multimedia elements serves as the cover. “Mr. E” the title, refers to Mr. Evans and also to the mystery of life and the tragedy and mystery of his sudden death. The music features heavy use of percussion improvisation and music concrete to create a pastiche of wanton musical madness that is rich and satisfying to listen to.

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=docdd0-Ms2A

All the album titles are in homage to the amazing percussionist drummer mad man and visionary Michael Evans who passed away tragically and suddenly last year. The names come from a phone machine message that was left by Mr Evans and all the profits from the sale of this album will go to the Michael Evans memorial fund at Roulette in NYC. Next Release is an album of Steve’s chamber music for the Red Desert Ensemble. Titled “Side Scroller,” it will be released worldwide in August 2022


To purchase:
https://www.stevehorowitzmusic.com/albums
Apple
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/steve-horowitz/185446777
Tidal
https://tidal.com/browse/artist/5994562
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zdxLXZzI7d9xpvtaNcdoi
Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/music/player/albums/B09W9GZ847
https://www.amazon.com/music/player/albums/B09W9H6FMP
https://www.amazon.com/music/player/albums/B09W9HD5BK

For more information:
https://www.stevehorowitzmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/steve.horowitz.3
https://twitter.com/fluffyschwartz

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