30 June 2016

New Age Instrumental: Crystalline Dream-Journeyman

Release Date: 2013
Label: Solovey Music

The Crystalline Dream project started in 2006. It is a series of 5 albums telling a musical story of a personal journey, discovery and growth. Crystalline Dream takes you on a spiritual journey of music, emotion, and sonic soundscapes with Journeyman and the other releases available. This is how it’s explained (abbreviated) on their website and I would have to say that is quite accurate.
Richard Ross (keyboards, flutes, recorders, percussion and voice), Korey Ross (acoustic & electric guitar) and Peter Phippen (Shakuhachi and Native American Flute) come together to create beautiful relaxing sounds.

I can listen to music like this on any day or evening and feel it move me is some way. I enjoy the relaxing sounds of the flute… it is enchanting, and it calls to you. The masterful touch of Peter Phippen and the multitude of talents from Richard Ross come into play on each track.

Journeyman was released in 2013 and three years later it still sounds relevant. It resonates with textures, atmospheres, mysticism and earthy tones. The 10 tracks flow into each other with great ease. The title track leads the way.

Tracks like the atmospheric “Lady of the Meadows” is soft but enduring the you find yourself “Drifting” into another time and space with this fine music. That is the purpose from what I can determine, at least that is the effect it had on me. Once you make your way to when the curtain closes a subtle reminder closes out with a reprise of the title track.

Journeyman is a fine instrumental recording. It is by design made for those who wish to center themselves, relax and get in tune with what is around them. All of that and more can be accomplished through this music.

4.5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Journeyman, Lady of the Meadows, Drifting

Tracks:
 

01. Journeyman
02. Serenity
03. Robin in the Wind
04. Shadowlands
05. Lady of the Meadows
06. Vassillia
07. The Far North
08. The Gloaming
09. Drifting   
10. Journeyman (Reprise)


Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
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June 30, 2016
Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

29 June 2016

The Harpist With The Angelic Voice, ERIN HILL, Releases A Full Length Album Of Unique Cover Versions!


Los Angeles, CA - You may not know her by name, but it’s highly likely that you’ve seen the enormously talented musician/actor Erin Hill on TV or on stage. A masterful harpist with a golden singing voice, Hill has performed as back-up to such major artists as Kanye West, Enya, moby, Cyndi Lauper, ‘80s new wave icons A-ha, Randy Newman, Sinead O’Connor, Jewel, and many others. In addition, Hill has appeared on several TV shows such as Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing and Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show appearing in the infamous skit as the “Pretty White Girl” who sings Dave’s darkest, most private thoughts, PLUS the Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock, HBO’s The Chris Rock Show, and PBS’s American Masters.

Now this exciting artist has released Harp Town, a full-length album of pop music classics from every era, uniquely arranged for harp and voice, and recorded with intimacy and delicacy by producer Mike Nolan. The album, whose title is a nod to Steve Earle’s 1986 debut album Guitar Town, includes gorgeous and haunting versions of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm,” Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work,” Adele’s “Someone Like You,” Rihanna’s “Stay,” and Radiohead’s “Black Star” as well as such all-time classics as “La Vie En Rose,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Habanera” and many more. Each song features Hill’s extraordinary harp playing and her own distinctive interpretations. “This has been such a big, exciting project for me,” Hill enthuses, “I do a lot of different styles of music, and I write as well, but one of the things I’m most proud of is what I do with my harp and voice covers of pop and rock songs. I started playing the harp when I was 8 years old, and right from the start, I was playing and singing songs that I’d hear and fall in love with. I’m just such a music fan, and I go nuts for some of these songs and artists, so what a joy to get to spend a year working on arranging and playing and singing these songs.” With Harp Town, music fans everywhere will have the opportunity to experience these classic songs as they’ve never heard them before! Available on all digital music retailers from Cleopatra Records.

Track List:
1. Song to the Siren
2. Disarm
3. More Than This
4. This Woman's Work
5. Voices Carry
6. Someone Like You
7. La Vie En Rose
8. Dust in the Wind
9. Song for Someone
10. Hallelujah
11. Black Star
12. O Mio Babbino Caro
13. Eleanor Rigby
14. Fallin’
15. Come Fly With Me
16. Speechless
17. Habanera
18. Stay

Order the album: http://flyt.it/ErinHillDig

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Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

Genre Busting Blind Guitar Legend and Producer Joey Stuckey To Release New Audio Described Video


Macon, GA - On June 11th, blind guitar legend, recording artist and producer Joey Stuckey was named Jazz Artist of the Year at the 5th annual Georgia Music Awards. Never knowing how to slow down, Joey is busy working on a variety of projects including writing music with his good friends from the UK Charlie Hoskyns (The Popes), Will Morrison (Modern English) and Paul McGuiness (The Pogues).

However, currently Stuckey is most eager to share his latest music video which has been audio described for the blind.

“To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a music video has been audio described or narrated for the blind. There have been a hand full of movies, like 'The Passion of the Christ' but, I've never heard of a music video getting the same treatment,” says Stuckey.

Audio description takes a narrator telling the story of what is happening on the screen. It is kind of like an audiobook, but in this case, it is directly relating the story being told by pictures or video in spoken word form so that the blind can also enjoy the antics and adventure of Joey and his band as he desperately tries to get to his concert. Complete with a thrilling car chase, this video is a lot of fun to watch and the blues guitar and vocal prowess of Stuckey can't be denied.

Special thanks to Delaney Holliman and Doug Diamond for the video production and friends Nash and Jenny Mayfield for writing and narrating the video.

The video and single “Blind Man Drivin'” were released last year while Joey was on tour in the UK, where the song was the official theme song for the first ever Visually Impaired Musicians' Lives Conference, which took place at the University College of London.

Check the video out at:



About Joey Stuckey:
Joey Stuckey is a chart topping and award winning blind recording artist, producer, sound engineer, educator and media personality. He is an official Gibson endorser and is also the Official Music Ambassador for his hometown of Macon, Georgia. Stuckey is a brain tumor survivor and loves to tell his story of success and overcoming adversity through his music and humor.

www.joeystuckey.com
www.joeystuckeyproductions.com
www.shadowsoundstudio.com
www.blind-man-drivin.com

About Delaney Holliman:
Delaney Holliman Media
delaney@delaneyholliman.com
www.delaneyholliman.com
Film and photography visual media
From Music Videos to Stylized Photography, we employ the most advanced story telling techniques to help you reach people with your story.

About Nash & Jenny Mayfield:
Nash writes in many genres and for audiences of all ages. He has just submitted his first book, a children's story entitled “4500 Steps”, for publication. Jenny Mayfield has recently launched a blog at www.nowthinkthis.com

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

27 June 2016

Japanese Prog Legends Yuka & Chronoship Have Started Indiegogo Campaign For New Video


Let's enchant with Yuka & Chronoship's music video!

Tokyo – In support of their critically acclaimed 3rd album release, Japanese Prog legends Yuka & Chronoship have started an US($) Indiegogo Campaign for their new video!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/let-s-enchant-with-yuka-chronoship-s-music-video#/

The Project

In September, 2015, Yuka & Chronoship made their UK debut with their 3rd album, “The 3rd Planetary Chronicles”. Since then, there have been so many requests for the album's music video from the fans and the media overseas, that the band now decided to make the music video to extend their popularity.

The Details on the Project

Yuka & Chronoship is a Japanese progressive rock band whose 3rd album, “The 3rd Planetary Chronicles”, released on Cherry Red Records in the UK in September 2015, garnered rave reviews worldwide. Yuka & Chronoship is the first Japanese artist to release its album on a large independent label in the UK, the birthplace of progressive rock, ahead of a domestic release in Japan. Since its release, the album has received enthusiastic responses, especially in UK and other European countries, where the album has been rated with four and five stars from the media. In no more than two weeks after the release, the CD's first pressing had sold out and was picked up by more than 70 radio stations and internet media outlets.

Says the band, “As there have been mounting requests for the album's music video especially from the overseas media, the band now decided to make its music video to expand its popularity overseas. With your support, we want to create an attractive music video that enchants the whole world, and mark the beginning of a new chronicle that puts Yuka & Chronoship on the center stage of the world's progressive rock scene!”

About the Music Video

The music video that we want to make through this funding opportunity is intended to go beyond the category of “music video” primarily comprised of scenes of performance. It should be a visual work of art that delivers the worldview of the music. The video's production director is Masako Gomado, a reputed VFX artist that had worked in a variety of visual media including Japan's national TV network's long running, one year long drama series and the movie, “20th Century Boy”. The art work is provided by Oda Hideji, the manga artist and illustrator that created the excellent artwork for the band's 3rd album. The music video should be a highly creative attempt to present the worldview of “Galileo II – Copernican Theory” through the collaboration of music, artwork, and VFX!
Masako Gomado
http://www.masakogomado.com/#!homejp/c1863
Hideji Oda
http://www.odahideji.com/profile.html *This site is only available in Japanese.

About the Band

Yuka & Chronoship was formed in 2009, and is led by Yuka Funakoshi, a rare female artist in the genre, and consists of three other leading studio musicians in Japan: Shun Taguchi, Takashi Miyazawa, and Ikko Tanaka.

Yuka Funakoshi (Keyboard/Vocal/Composition) - As a singer-songwriter, Yuka had released three J-pop albums from Pioneer LDC and Sony; Shun Taguchi (Bass/Keyboard/Producer) - He has been working as a producer of Yuka Funakoshi since her debut, and had also worked as a producer of Princess Princess, a five-piece Japanese pop/rock girl band. He is also a reputed lyricist in Japan; Ikko Tanaka (Drum) - Ikko had worked as a tour and session drummer of B'z, a Japanese rock duo; Takashi Miyazawa (Guitar/Mix) - Takashi had worked as a studio musician for some projects led by Masataka Matsutoya, a Japanese arranger, composer, music producer. Yuka & Chronoship's 1st album, “Water Reincarnation”, was released in June 2011, and their 2nd album, “Dino Rocket Oxygen”, in April 2013 in 31 countries from the French progressive label, Musea. Since 2009 when the band was formed, Yuka & Chronoship has been periodically playing mainly at live music clubs in Tokyo. In May 2013, the band appeared at Prog'Sud 2013, an annual progressive rock festival held in Marseille, France. In August 2014, the band was featured at Festival Crescendo 2014 in St.Palais-sur-Mer, France. In September 2015, Yuka & Chronoship will play at 2Days Prog+1 2015/Veruno Prog Fes in Italy.

To purchase Yuka & Chronoship's “The 3rd Planetary Chronicles”:
Amazon: http://geni.us/jUt
iTunes: http://geni.us/3Pxb
Cherry Red: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-3rd-planetary-chronicles/

For more information - The 3rd Planetary Chronicles:
http://omp-company.com/chronoship/

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

22 June 2016

Renowned Guitarist ERIC GALES Brings His Fiery Brand Of Blues Rock Deep Into The Heart Of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip!


Los Angeles, CA - Blues rock phenom Eric Gales set Hollywood’s Sunset Strip on fire last year with his six-string pyrotechnics at an explosive concert performance in the legendary Viper Room. Audiences were treated to a truly spectacular concert as Gales let loose on a string of Southern fried soulful blues favorites from his back catalog including “Block The Sun” and “The Open Road” PLUS tracks from his most recent album Good For Sumthin’ including a smokin’ hot cover of The Stones’s “Miss You” featuring a special guest appearance by Good For Sumthin’ producer Raphael Saadiq (John Legend, The Roots) on bass! Now, this concert experience is coming to home theaters everywhere as a special CD/DVD combo package called A Night On The Sunset Strip to be released this July 8, courtesy of Cleopatra Blues. This one will melt your eyes and your ears!

Check out the trailer for the concert DVD here:


Eric Gales came to national prominence in 1991 when he won Guitar World’s Best New Talent award. A brilliantly dynamic performer, Gales started releasing solo albums and wowing audiences in 2001 with a style and sound that frequently reminds listeners of the late great Jimi Hendrix, whose upside down Fender Strat playing Gales emulates. No wonder then that Gales was asked to headline the extremely popular Experience Hendrix Tour joining a line-up that includes a true who’s who of guitar masters including Eric Johnson and Zakk Wylde both of whom make guest appearances on Good For Sumthin’. Gales also recently supported Grammy award winner Lauryn Hill for her appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon promoting the Nina Simone tribute album Nina Revisited. Look for more releases from this extraordinary performer on Cleopatra Records!

Track List:
1. Intro
2. Make It There
3. The Change In Me
4. Block The Sun
5. The Open Road
6. Sea Of Bad Blood
7. Bass & Drum Solos / Guitar Solo
8. Swamp
9. 1019
10. Good For Sumthin’
11. Miss You

Order the CD: http://flyt.it/EricGalesLiveCD
Order the digital version: http://flyt.it/EricGalesLiveDig

Press inquiries:
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CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

21 June 2016

Jazz-Fusion Legends BRAND X Reunite To Tour U.S. Fall 2016/Spring 2017!


NYC - Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and is preparing to celebrate their reunion with a Fall 2016/Spring 2017 U.S. tour, including a headline performance at Progtoberfest in Chicago on October 21st. Also on this initial run will be shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland and Boston to name a few.

BRAND X are recognized as true musical pioneers, as they helped create an entire musical genre and influenced a broad spectrum of musicians and bands, from Phish to Dream Theatre. They are unrivaled in their creativity, originality and approach. Their contemporaries include bands such as Weather Report, Headhunters, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jaco Pastorious and Chick Corea, all crafting a unique blend of Jazz, Rock, and Ethic influences now widely known by fans worldwide as Fusion.

Many claim it’s BRAND X's unique combination of masterful chops mixed with their childlike melodies that make so special. Some musicians play from inside their own world, but John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Kenwood Dennard and the guys from BRAND X play from their own universe!

REUNION: After years of rumors of a potential reunion, it is finally happening. Three of the four main members came together recently in New York, and according to sources present at the rehearsals, listening to them play was “...like traveling back in time to the legendary 'Livestock' album – there was no question this was BRAND X! Their sound was uncannily identical to the BRAND X of 'Livestock' – and that in itself speaks volumes”

THE BAND: 

* John Goodsall (Guitars): Original BRAND X guitarist says, “It's a better version now. We’re all a lot more experienced – a lot more skilled… And that goes for every one of us.”

* Percy Jones (Bass): Original BRAND X bassist says, “This music takes us back to a certain space – which was really cool. I wasn't sure I’d ever feel that feeling again – and yet here it is!”

* Kenwood Dennard (Drums): Original BRAND X drummer who’s also played with Sting and Jaco Pastorious says, “When we used to play this music, it felt eternal. We used to get into a zone where it felt so deep. Now that's exactly how it felt again.”

* Chris Clark (Keyboards): Formerly of John Entwistle Band (The Who), and Richie Cannata's Band (Billy Joel).

* Scott Weinberger (Percussionist): Sessions with Adrian Belew, and live with The Security Project (Jerry Marotta, formerly of Peter Gabriel and Trey Gunn formerly of King Crimson)

The reunited BRAND X will be performing material from their first three albums on these initial tours in October and November 2016.  

“Unorthodox Behaviour” was a superb debut album. Members Percy Jones, Phil Collins, Morris Pert, John Goodsall and Robin Lumley had been doing sessions for Brian Eno, and banded together for this initial release.

“Moroccan Roll”: Surprises everyone by hitting #37 in the UK charts. Experimenting with some Eastern tonalities, including a shimmering Sitar played by Goodsall on “Sun In The Night”, BRAND X create an uncanny masterpiece – a fusion album with melodies. Percussionist Morris Pert now joins the band, and manages to bang on everything including a few kitchen sinks. Robin Lumley's “Disco Suicide” is as catchy as it is clever. Percy Jones galloping “Malaga Virgen” races with furious Bass and Drums – and remains a show-stopper live.

“Livestock”: A true live album in every sense of the word. Recorded at gigs at Hammersmith Odeon and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, it shows that band at their most mature with finesse and macho chops rarely heard live. Robin Lumley has stated that the entire Livestock album was mixed in one day with absolutely no overdubs.

For more information:
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Official-Brand-X-1715531621998359/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/BrandXOffical

Management:
Norman Bedford
HYPERACTIVE PRODS.
norman@sosprods.com
O: 305-754-4044
C: 786-216-4677

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18 June 2016

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World's Largest Tuned Drum & Percussion Set on Forthcoming US Tour!


An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO US Tour 2016

Los Angeles, CA – Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates his latest release “Terry Bozzio Composer Series” with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” US tour! This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across Europe.

“TERRY BOZZIO - An Evening of Solo Drum Music” is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world. Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is “a storyteller,” able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.

“I'm looking forward to this extensive US tour in Aug-Nov 2016. I'll have some new pieces to play on my big kit & hopefully some surprises for you in this new show.” - Terry Bozzio

Terry has had tremendous success with his last coast-to-coast North American tour, as well as his last two Terry Bozzio solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show at the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France). Please note that this is not a bombastic 2 hour drum solo. This is MUSIC on drums, “an evening with Terry Bozzio.” In most of Bozzio’s works, he accompanies himself with bass lines while soloing over it melodically on the tuned toms. There is space, classical forms & structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting & fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet!

“Terry Bozzio Composer Series” was released in Japan in the fall 2015! 59 Compositions, with 59 Paintings for each title on a 4 CD, 1 live performance/interview/drum setup DVD & Art Booklet in a Vinyl Sized Package! (On the Ward Records Label). For those of you who may have seen Terry on tour, the house music he played was only some of this material! Terry has been composing in & beyond all genres for several decades: Classical, Fusion, Electronic, Ambient, Rock & Jazz!

Terry just finished a sold out Tokyo show called “The History of Terry Bozzio”, w/ a Japanese All-Star Band, filmed for TV Broadcast and an upcoming DVD (Oct. release - Ward Records). He performed and sung tunes from his past recordings w/ Zappa, Beck, UK, Missing Persons, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Brecker Bros. & Billy Sheehan! Terry plans to mount this show in Europe & the US in future.

Just Released: the Brecker Bros. Heavy Metal Bebop Reunion Band 2CD set from a live concert at Club Citta in Kawasaki, w/ original members. (Ward Records)

“An Evening with Terry Bozzio” US Tour 2016
*Celebrating the release of "Terry Bozzio Composer Series" CD Box Set*

August 14, 2016 US-AZ-Phoenix, MIM Music Theater
August 19, 2016 US-CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
August 20, 2016 US-CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
August 23, 2016 US-OK-Tulsa, The Vanguard
August 26, 2016 US-TX-Fort Worth, McDavid Studio
August 28, 2016 US-TX-Austin, One World Theater
September 03, 2016 US-GA-Atlanta, City Winery
September 04, 2016 US-AL-Birmingham, Saturn
September 07, 2016 US-MO-St. Louis, 2720 Cherokee  NEW!!!
September 08, 2016 US-MO-Springfield, Nathan P. Murphy´s  NEW!!!
September 11, 2016 US-TN-Nashville, City Winery
September 15, 2016 US-FL-Orlando, Plaza Live
September 16, 2016 US-FL-Largo, Largo Cultural Center
September 19, 2016 US-NC-Raleigh, The Pour House Music Hall
September 20, 2016 US-DC-Washington, D.C., Hamilton´s
September 22, 2016 US-PA-Philadelphia, World Café
September 23, 2016 US-PA-New Hope, Havana
September 25, 2016 US-NY-New York City, City Winery
September 27, 2016 US-CT-Stafford Springs, Stafford Palace Theater
September 28, 2016 US-NY-Kingston, Woodstock Music Lab
September 29, 2016 US-MA-Fall River, Narrows Center for the Arts
October 03, 2016 US-MI-Detroit, The Token Lounge
October 10, 2016 US-IL-Chicago, City Winery
October 11, 2016 US-WI-Milwaukee, Shank Hall
October 13, 2016 US-MN-Minneapolis, The Dakota  NEW!!!
October 18, 2016 US-WA-Seattle, The Triple Door
October 19, 2016 US-OR-Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
October 20, 2016 US-OR-Eugene, WOW Theater
October 23, 2016 US-CA-Oakland, Yoshi´s
(more dates to be announced)

Terry Bozzio's Official Drum Tech: Michel Weekhout

For more information: www.terrybozzio.com
Terry Bozzio biography: http://terrybozzio.com/biography/

Video:


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17 June 2016

New Age Fusion Review: Monica Logani-Secret Garden

Release Date: April 22, 2016
Label: Independent

Monica Logani began her journey into music as a seven year old child. Off and on over the years her wanderings continued, but the music bug bit hard when a friend gave her an abandoned Weber piano. From there she went on to study and Secret Garden is the compilation of her five year journey. At times New Age, rock, world music and classical, this album reaches across genre borders and creates an emotive journey that speaks of a mother's love for her children, day to day experiences and the people that have made a difference in her life. The album was mastered by the Grammy award winning Corin Nelson.

"The Gardener" is the first track on the album and is a bittersweet glimpse into the life of a man dear to Logani's heart. Her personal gardener was a man who loved his craft and the flowers he tended. Each whimsical note depicts both beauty and sadness. With edges of rock and classical strains, we can envision a brightly colored garden, rich with life and love. When the gardener passed away, it left a hole in the artist's life but gone is not forgotten if you keep the person alive in your heart. Flowers bloom and life goes on. In each delicate note beauty unfolds.

"Bali Bells" begins with a piano movement and blends with electronic elements of Indonesian and Indian origin with classical influences. Fluid and organic the three genres blend together to create a seamless composition of life, love and happiness. Children dancing in a brightly colored garden, the happy smiles bringing life and love even during the bumpy times, family are where the heart is.

"Between Two Worlds" has a world music sound that captured my attention immediately. The sitar morphs into a tender piano sequence that speaks of introspection. Caught between two forces, Western and Eastern or perhaps two lovers, the conflict and bursts of hope are effervescent in every note. The moody nature of the piece calls to me as a writer and I can't help but listen to it over and over again.

Monica Logani's debut album Secret Garden is a shining example of the fusion of many different styles of music. They are blended together to craft a sound all her own that is both emotive and uplifting. New Age, rock, world music and classical all blend together for a sound that any connoisseur of music will appreciate. Logani is going on my watch list and I expect to see even more great things in the years to come.

5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: The Gardener, Bali Bells, Between Two Worlds

Tracks:

01. The Gardener
02. Anthem
03. Autumn Sky
04. Amber Rust
05. Starboard
06. Carousel
07. Butterfly
08. Bali Bells
09. Nonlinear Love
10. Second Hand
11. Journey's End
12. Between Two Worlds


 
Dana Wright, Sr. Staff Writer
June 17, 2016
Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

Mahavishnu Orchestra Violin Legend JERRY GOODMAN Releases A Brand New Collection Of New And Rare Recordings!


Los Angeles, CA - Jerry Goodman is simply one of the most unique and explosive talents the rock world has ever seen: a violin player trained in classical music with an ear for jazz and the attitude and looks of a true rock n’ roller! Known for his work with Chicago-based prog fusion band The Flock and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra as well as studio sessions with everyone from Hall & Oats to Styx, Goodman deftly combined his influences into a vibrant musical vision all his own. Now, Goodman is set to release a thrilling new collection, the first to appear under his own name since 1988, called Violin Fantasy and scheduled to street July 1 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records! This incredible album includes 2 never before heard instrumentals, “In The Realm Of The Netherworld” and the title track, “Violin Fantasy,” as well as brilliant cover versions of classic rock staples such as “Enter Sandman,” “Don’t Stop Believin',” “Eye Of The Tiger,” “The Final Countdown” and many more! Also included are selections from the star-studded Fusion Syndicate project featuring keyboardist Rick Wakeman and the equally big-named Prog Collective featuring King Crimson bassist Tony Levin and Yes's Billy Sherwood. This one-of-a-kind collection is sure to please longtime fans of this gifted instrumentalist and will stand as a testament to Goodman’s hugely influential musical legacy.

Track List:
1. Enter Sandman
2. In The Realm Of The Netherworld
3. Dream Weaver (Alternate Mix) with Nektar
4. Baba O’Riley (Alternate Mix)
5. Violin Fantasy
6. The Laws Of Nature with Tony Levin & Billy Sherwood
7. Rock On
8. In The Air Tonight
9. Don’t Stop Believin’
10. Random Acts Of Science with Rick Wakeman
11. Eye Of The Tiger
12. The Final Countdown

Buy the CD: http://flyt.it/JerryGoodmanCD
Buy the digital download: http://flyt.it/JerryGoodmanDig

Press inquiries:
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CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

16 June 2016

1980's Hit Makers The Romantics Tour The US In Support of Forthcoming Album!


“That's What I Like About You”!!!

Detroit - 1980's music legends The Romantics, Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Brad Elvis, best known for their mega hit single “What I Like About You,” are touring the US in support of their forthcoming album to be released on K-Tel Records titled “Up From The Rubble”!

The Romantics tour dates:

July 02 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavillion for the Performing Arts (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
July 03 - Elgin, IL - Grand Victoria Casino (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)
July 04 - Kansas City, MO - Jackson County's Fourth of July
July 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)
July 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (w/Rick Springfield)
July 12 - Saratoga, CA - Montalvo Arts Center (w/Rick Springfield)
July 15 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Resort Casino (w/Rick Springfield, 38 Special)
July 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)
July 17 - Harrah's Resort SoCal - Valley Center, CA - The Events (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)
July 22 - Handen, CT - Town Center Park (w/The Smithereens) – free concert
July 29 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest Cafe
July 30 - Solomons, MD - Calvert Marine Museum (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
Aug 11 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
Aug 12 – Molin,IL - IWireless Center (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)
Aug 13 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Casino Stir Cove (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)
Aug 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Coney Island Amphitheater (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
Aug 20 - Gruitroderkiezel, Belgium - Vostertfeesten Festival
Aug 23 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
Aug 25 - Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheatre (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
Aug 26 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
Aug 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach Speedway (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger) Tickets Free With Admission to Speedway
Aug 28 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
Oct 07 - Petsokey, MI - Odawa Casino Resort
Nov 05 - Coachella, CA - Spotlight 29 Casino (w/ The Motels, The Smithereens)
2017
Feb 14-18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The 80's Cruise - Celebrity Summit ( www.the80scruise)
*more dates TBA

The Romantics:
While it's true that the Romantics took much of their simple thunder from the British Invasion, their primary influence was the Frenzied excitement of the late 60's Detroit rock scene. They cut their teeth on that High Energy sound characterized by the MC5, the Psychedelic Stooges, Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Scott Morgan's Rationals, SRC, and Garage icons the Underdogs, infusing it with sincerity, irony, spontaneity, and of course, Volume. The Romantics took the essence of this scene and translated it to suit their own modern experience. They favored short brash songs, “punk short” hair and popularized red leather suits.

After releasing their own independent single in 1977, consisting of the first two songs they had written - “Little White Lies” and “I Can't Tell You Anything” - The Romantics traveled east to establish an audience. Soon after Bomp Records' Greg Shaw sees them in Toronto and funds a single, which included “Tell It To Carrie,” “First In Line,” something of a stylistic matrix for The Romantics' music to come. The Romantics considered themselves well removed from the Sex Pistols' negativity. They didn't want Rock & Roll to go away rather they want, as Skill tells a reporter in 1979: “to still have fun with three chords.” The late 70's U.K. punk movement was then diluted and still misunderstood in America.

Through constant touring over three years and meetings with CBS Brass, Natt Weiss, & Nemperor A&R reps, they signed with Nemperor Records in 1979.

The 80's:
The original Romantics, Palmar, Skill, Cole and Marinos released their debut LP. Anchored by “What I Like About You,” “When I Look In Your Eyes” and a cover of The Kinks, Ray Davies' “She's Got Everything.” The album is an exemplary pop-rock period piece. The Romantics evoke a youthful portrait, haunting in its innocence, a direct contrast to the tough world they know in Detroit. Now nearly 30 plus years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

The 2nd record, “National Breakout” in late 1980, featuring standouts “Night Like This” and “Forever Yours” produced tours of Europe and Australia. The 3rd record “Strictly Personal” was released in1981. In 1983-84 they raised the bar with “In Heat” the platinum album bearing 2 top 10 singles, “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One In A Million” followed with a tour of Japan.

In late 1990, the Romantics added current Blondie drummer Clem Burke to the lineup, and in 1994 they released a 5 song EP titled “Made In Detroit” for Westbound Records, containing fellow Detroiter George Clintons' Funkadelic songs, “You & Your Folks.” And “I Wanna Know,” along with three originals. Later that year, The Romantics received an award for Outstanding Pop/Rock Recording Artists from the Motor City Music Awards in 1992.

1995 saw The Romantics settle their 7 year old lawsuit against their former management. The Romantics were presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Detroit Music Awards in 1999. “61/49” was released in the fall of 2003 and named for the storied crossroads near Clarksdale, Mississippi where bluesman Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil. “61/49” is intended as a tip of the hat to the roots of rock 'n' roll and forms the nucleus of The Romantics' fervent pop.

21st Century Romantics:
Due to touring commitments with Blondie, Clem Burke recommended the addition of Brad Elvis. Regaled by both critics and fellow drummers for his precision beat-keeping and showmanship, Elvis is best known as a member of the Elvis Brothers, Screams and The Handcuffs. In addition to being a staple on classic and contemporary rock radio, television commercials and movies; Sirius/XM Satellite radio has also embraced The Romantics. Their songs can be heard on a number of stations including Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

2011 brought the re-emergence of original bass player, vocalist, Rich Cole and Mike Skill back on guitar. The band is now able to expand their set list and include more songs from their first two albums, and include new and unreleased material. This now allows them to focus on more harmonies and get back to their original rock sound that established The Romantics from the very beginning.

Once again much to the excitement of their fans worldwide, The Romantics Palmar, Skill, Elvis, and Cole are touring the US and Europe in support of their recently released singles from their highly anticipated new album release “Up From The Rubble” for summer 2016!

Also the New Rock Band 4 has announced 3 new songs one of them “What I Like About You”:
http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/dlc-week-of-425-lamb-of-god-the-romantics-and-weezer/
http://www.idigitaltimes.com/rock-band-4-announces-online-multiplayer-and-upcoming-dlc-pax-east-529135

Lastly, the new CocaCola Summer campaign is using “What I Like About You” title on the cans/bottles and song advertising their products...on TV and stores:
http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/share-a-coke-and-a-song-summer-campaign-to-feature-music-lyrics-on-packaging/

For more information: 
The Romantics Official Website:
http://www.romanticsdetroit.com/

The Romantics Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/romanticsdetroit

Twitter: The Romantics
https://twitter.com/romanticsrock

Bandsintown.com: The Romantics:
http://bandsintown.com/TheRomantics?came_from=234

Reverbnation: The Romantics:  https://www.reverbnation.com/theromanticswhatilikeaboutyou

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

15 June 2016

Bass Legend Stu Hamm's Rock Experience To Tour North America – Summer 2016!


All-Star Trio Also Features Randy McStine on Guitar and Jeff Bowders on Drums

Los Angeles – STU HAMM has been THE go-to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. Now, HAMM brings the “Greatest Rock Hits” of his long career to the road. Forming HAMM’s All-Star Rock trio are Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Ritchie Kotzen) on drums and on guitar, Randy McStine, (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance). The STU HAMM Rock Experience begins in Phoenix, AZ on June 22 and plays 26 total shows in one month, ending in Sebastopol, CA on July 22 (Full tour itinerary below).

In regards to taking his talents on the road with this new trio this summer, why now? STU responds, “Well, I finally decided to give the folks what they want, and it felt like a good time to revisit some of my favorite musical moments of my career...and to RAAAAWKK. Fans are always yelling 'Play a Polka' and asking for Linus and Lucy, so here it comes y'all!”

As for the set list on this outing, “Fans of my work with Satch can expect highlights from 'Live in San Francisco' as well as those songs of his that really featured yours truly.” In addition, “Vai fans can count on hearing songs from my work on his FLEXABLE, PASSION & WARFARE albums.”

HAMM has traveled the world from Boston to Belfast to Budapest, Bali and Berlin. He's performed in a 19th century circus tent with Joan Baez, and recorded a duet of “Do Right Woman” with her. HAMM has performed with Mick Jagger, played sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall and in front of 120,000 people in Mexico City with a Mexican Rock Band.

Hamm graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met guitarist Steve Vai and, through him, met Joe Satriani. He played bass on Vai's 1984 debut solo album, Flex-Able and in 1990 Hamm was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Degree from his Alma Mater. He has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Michael Shenker, Frank Gambale, and many other well-respected guitarists, however, it was playing live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm's skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists along with the release of his own solo recordings (featuring keyboard player Tommy Mars, guitarists Alan Holdsworth and Robert Fripp, drummers Steve Smith and Tommy Lee), solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.

Randy McStine (Guitar, Vocals). Randy McStine is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and producer. Currently residing in Bronx, NY, McStine began playing guitar at the age of five. Performing and recording professionally by the age of ten, Randy has appeared on dozens of recordings. On stage and in the studio, he has worked with a diverse group of musicians, including members of Genesis, Tears For Fears, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Miles Davis, King’s X, Spock’s Beard, and many others. McStine currently fronts two original bands (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance), and can be seen on tour throughout North America as lead vocalist and co-guitarist of PFX-The Pink Floyd Experience.

Jeff Bowders is a Touring, Recording and Educating drummer in Los Angeles. Most notably, he is recognized as playing drums for some of the greatest guitarist on the planet such as Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Joe Satriani, Richie Kotzen, Larry Mitchell, Justin Derrico, and Michelangelo. When not corralling all the notes from guitar wizards, he has also had the opportunity to work with such artist as Puddle of Mudd, Shakira, Nelson and Graham Bonnet.

The Stu Hamm Rock Experience tour dates:

June 22 - Phoenix, AZ Joe's Grotto
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1208203?_ga=1.123301000.226380195.1463619614&__utma=1.2003463829.1463619614.1463619614.1465005368.2&__utmb=1.1.10.1465005368&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1465005368.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=187114408
June 23 - Santa Fe, NM Skylight
http://www.skylightsantafe.com/event/249182/stu-hamm
June 24 - Tulsa, OK Vanguard
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204221?utm_medium=bks
June 25 - Little Rock, AR Vinos
June 26 - Dallas, TX Trees
http://www.treesdallas.com/event/1185495-stu-hamm-dallas/
June 27 - Bryan, TX Grand Stafford Theatre
http://grandstaffordtheater.com/event/stu-hamm-rock-experience/
June 30 - Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6725015&pl=smiths&dispatch=loadSelectionData
July 1 - St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D0050AC095ABACD
July 2 - Raleigh, NC Pour House
http://thepourhousemusichall.com/event/stu-hamm-w-bruteus/
July 4 - Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1202693?utm_medium=bks
July 5 - New York City, NY Studio at Webster Hall
http://bit.ly/StuHammNYC
July 6 - Amityville, NY Revolution
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetaildispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6745005&pl=loaded
July 7 - Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall
http://www.infinityhall.com/Events/stu-hamm-rock-experience-7-7-2016/
July 8 - Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6734645&dispatch=loadSelectionData
July 9 - Toledo, OH Ottawa Tavern
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1200067
July 10 - Eau Claire, WI The Plus
July 12 - Chicago, IL Reggie's
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1193847
July 13 - Overland Park, KS Roxy
http://www.stubwire.com/event/stuhamm/kilroysroxybar/overlandpark/12754/
July 14 - Omaha, NE Waiting Room
http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5294225/stu-hamm-rock-experience--omaha-the-waiting-room
July 15 - Littleton, CO Toad Tavern
http://toadtavern.ticketfly.com/event/1205777
July 17 - Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2550876
July 18 - Kennewick, WA Roxy Bar
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1199905-stu-hamm-rock-experience-kennewick/
July 19 - Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
http://www.ticketmaster.com/stu-hamm-rock-experience-featuring-kim-seattle-washington-07-19-2016/event/0F0050B0AA652BAF?artistid=1962236&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4
July 20 - Portland, OR Bossanova
http://cascadetickets.com/event/?performer_id=3732170
July 21 - Redding, CA The Dip
July 22 - Sebastopol, CA The HopMonk

For more information:
www.stuarthamm.net/
www.facebook.com/StuHammBass

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

14 June 2016

Instrumental World-New Age Review: Ann Licater-Beyond The Waves

Release Date: April 8, 2016
Label: Cul De Sac Mystic Productions

Ann Licater is an award-winning recording artist, world flutist, producer and composer who has released four albums prior to her latest effort Beyond The Waves. She features wood, clay and silver flutes in her music, and has also created and facilitates “Flute for the Soul” workshops, where she plays Native American and world flutes as tools for personal discovery. What you get is flute for the soul, and food for the soul all in one package.

The flute is a mystical instrument in many cultures. The sound is beautiful and alluring. It connects you to a spiritual place; one that is weaved into mother earth. I found Ann to be an exceptional flautist and the mixture of other instruments in the tracks give it a more worldly sound with a definite new age touch of class that makes it so appealing to the mind, body and spirit.

From “Rhythm of the Stars” to “Ocean Lullaby” one track seamlessly flows into the next. Guitars, pianos, tinkling bells, vocalizations and more add to the overall ambiance and musical culture delivered to your ears by a collection of extraordinary artists. At times it felt like I was walking on a path to the ancient Mayan temples, mesmerized by the beautiful sound and letting it lead me there. Great music enables you to envision many things and while listening to this recording it was an easy transition to see what my spirit wanted me to see.

Every track is a gorgeous symphony of earthy tones and spirituality. It all serves a higher purpose if you allow the music to sweep you away into another dimension. I found it quite easy and natural to do so and it was a matter of a few seconds before I was immersed in all of the wonderful sound and atmosphere. Normally, I focus on at least three tracks to give folks a good taste of what to expect however I think my previous words puts it all into proper perspective. 

This is a masterful recording of varied forms and textures of flute music. Beyond The Waves is must have if you are looking to meditate, relax or need to go on a journey of self-discovery to find an answer that lies within. This music is your passport there and one that never expires.

5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: ALL
 
Tracks:
01. Rhythm of the Stars
02. Halcyon Morning
03. Blossoms Falling
04. Beyond the Waves
05. Island Garden
06. Sailing on Moonlight
07. Sunrise Blessing
08. Dreaming in Time
09. Echoes in the Mist
10. Shimmering Waters
11. Ocean Lullaby  

       
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
Founder of:
June 14, 2016
Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

San Francisco Political Singer/Songwriter Pete Kronowitt Releases New Full-Length Album


A Lone Voice Delivers Timely and Salient Political Message

San Francisco, CA – The hunger Americans feel for change is palpable, and no artist voices this urgency better than San Francisco-based Pete Kronowitt, a seasoned singer/songwriter who is releasing his fourth full-length album, A Lone Voice. Pete’s emotive songs fuse acoustic pop and indie-folk, while evoking an era when music was made to battle injustice. A Lone Voice, releasing worldwide on July 15th, 2016, masterfully explores themes ranging from socio-political struggles to musings on the human condition. His sound is a Steve Earle-Elvis Costello hybrid, a heap of Alt-Americana influences.

The album was recorded and produced in Nashville, Tennessee by Grammy-winning songwriter Phil Madeira, with backing musicians David Mansfield on guitars, mandolin and violin, Dennis Holt on drums and percussion, Chris Donohue on bass, and of course, Phil Madeira on guitars and keys. A Lone Voice features a set of lyrical new songs spanning folk, pop, country, and acoustic-punk influences from the Ramones to Pete Seeger and John Mellencamp.

A Lone Voice stays upbeat, despite presenting some uncomfortable truths and lifting the curtain to reveal political and media manipulation. Audiences will join the chorus of the title track “Change Is Gonna Come” (inspired from Sam Cooke's iconic song) and tap to the beat of the album’s protest anthem “Got Guns?” Through his music, Kronowitt pokes fun at the absurdity of extremism and reminds us, the power of change is always here and now – within ourselves.

There are also intimate, personal moments in this collection, drawing connections between the national zeitgeist and the all-too-human emotional toll it takes on those we love. The smooth and Clapton-esque “You Are Here” reminds listeners (and Pete himself) to be present. “Holding Your Hand” is a gift for his wife after 20 years together, and the tender, album-closing “Perfect Day” is a moving tribute to his sister, who took her own life. “Tears on the Back of Her Head,” co-written with producer Phil Madeira, was written for two friends lost to cancer and their spouses, and may be the most stirring track on A Lone Voice.

Pete Kronowitt has toured internationally in China, Japan, and Vietnam, and across the U.S. in the last few years with long-time friend, collaborator, and 30-year veteran bassist John David Coppola. John, who has toured with The Danny Morris Band, was integral on Pete’s debut album Phases of the Heart. That album was recorded in 1993 at Rutabaga Studios with John Alagia, whose production credits include the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and Ben Folds Five. Kronowitt’s second and third albums, Threads and elements, were produced by Pete Snell, who toured extensively with Lyle Lovett.

With an unwavering belief that together, we can raise our voices to demand common sense solutions, Pete reminds us, “The people of these great United States are bound by the many things we have in common, and we must reject any manufactured issues which are cynically created simply to divide us.” With his revolutionary new album, A Lone Voice, Pete Kronowitt has called for a rediscovery of the protest song…and not a moment too soon.

Pete Kronowitt will be performing a CD Release party and delivering his strong political messages to the Agora Theater and Ballroom in Cleveland, OH ahead of the Republican National Convention this July 18-21, 2016.

There will also be various gigs throughout 2016 in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the West Coast.

For more information and touring schedule visit: http://www.petekronowitt.com/

For music samples or to pre-order A Lone Voice visit: https://petekronowitt.bandcamp.com/

Press inquiries and interview requests contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: glassonyonpr@gmail.com or 828-350-8158

For live performance booking or management inquiries contact Mean Bean Records: booking@meanbeanrecords.com

12 June 2016

The Neal Morse Band To Release New Live CD/DVD Set "Alive Again" - August 5, 2016


Nashville, TN - Much to the excitement of Prog fans worldwide, The Neal Morse Band will be releasing a new live 2CD/DVD set and Blu-ray on August 5, 2016 titled “Alive Again.” Riding on the tremendous success of their breakthrough album, “The Grand Experiment,” The Neal Morse Band set out on a tremendously successful world tour in the spring of 2015. Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy have teamed up with Randy George, Eric Gillette, and Bill Hubauer to create one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Full stop. “Alive Again” will be available as a DVD/2CD set and a standalone Blu-ray and shows the band at the top of their form performing for a rousing audience in The Netherlands on March 6, 2015.

Says Neal, “The Alive Again tour and this DVD/Blu-ray is one of the finest we have ever done. In my humble opinion… It's really great! I think you all are really going to dig it. Check it out and you'll understand how amazing this band is! I love it!”

“The Neal Morse Band is a force of nature. They have evolved into a great live band, one that is as good as there is in music and they really shine on this live set. The performances here are jaw-dropping and might have you giving a standing ovation from your couch.” - Roie Avin, The Prog Report

To the delight of his passionate and growing fan base, there seems to be no end in sight for the magical music and masterful musicianship that flows from the mind and hands of Neal Morse and his band of virtuosos!

Track Listing
CD 1
1. Alive Again Intro    
2. The Call    
3. Leviathan    
4. The Grand Experiment  
5. Harm's Way    
6. Bill's Keyboard Solo    
7. The Creation    
8. There Is Nothing That God Can't Change    

Total Time
CD 2
1. Waterfall    
2. Eric's Gtr Solo   
3. In The Fire    
4. Alive Again    
5. Rejoice    
6. Oh Lord, My God    
7. Reunion    
8. King Jesus    

To purchase the The Neal Morse Band's “Alive Again” 2CD/DVD set or Blu-ray: www.radiantrecords.com

For more information:
www.nealmorse.com/
www.facebook.com/nealmorse/?fref=ts ;

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

Two Old Hippies Hosts WMMW CMA Week Kick-off Collective

Two Old Hippies Hosts WMMW CMA Week Kick-off Collective
by Katharine W. Poole

On Monday June 6th, five Women of Music and a few supporting men took the stage at Molly & Tom Bedell’s Two Old Hippies venue in the Gulch, to jump start CMA Fest.  This eclectic performance of Nashville based singer/songwriters brought a colorful palate of music to the hip boutique’s listening room.

The 15 minute spotlight sets started with wife and husband team Dana Radford & Judd Fuller playing unplugged songs from their band, The Tummies.  The retro English pop sounds, with influences from the Beatles, were performed with expert modern harmonies and delivery.  A perfect opening for the setting’s vibe. The duo had the audience singing and swaying along, as they sang about love and life through songs including: Little Blue Heart, Do My Eyes Deceive Me, a playful up beat number That’s How I Feel When I’m With You, and ultimately breaking hearts with the bittersweet ballad The Word Is Goodbye.

Next to captivate the audience with her soothing stage presence, Ashlee K. Thomas took the crowd on a journey with her co-write Riding Trains, an upbeat “…old country song in the modern age,” as the lyrics profess.  Her Pull The Trigger with sultry and raspy vocals was hauntingly beautiful - reminiscent of Janis Joplin who was the subject of her final song - Ugly Girl, an historic tribute to the iconic singer.

Hilary Romaine started her set with the lyrical Safety Net, strumming along with the beautiful accompaniment of Sean Patrick McGraw on mandolin.  Her tune Twisted, a broken-hearted Country ballad, with melodic harmonies transitioned seamlessly into the dark but uptempo The Bottle Song.  She closed with the ever stunning Until There Was You.

The last act of the hour brought writer Kate Poole to the stage, accompanied by singer Sondra Castignetti of Canton, MA and Dale Hunter on keyboards.  The expert harmonies of Ms. Castignetti and Mr. Hunter gave depth to Ms. Poole’s original songs: You and Tequila, Weakness Falls and The Boy From Wichita.  The trio payed tribute to Prince in an impromptu brief medley of Warren Haynes’s Beautifully Broken into When Doves Cry as the final number.

10 June 2016

Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology "Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs"


London, UK - Gregg Kofi-Brown is best known for his work with seminal African funk rock pioneers Osibisa, who were one of the first, if not THE first African band to achieve popular success in the West. With conscience laden lyrics and funky afro-rhythms, Gregg has a created a multi-national musical platform with his guest artists that speaks to many people across the world. Gregg Kofi Brown was executive producer of the 2003 Evening Standard cover-mount CD give away in memory of Damilola Taylor which featured the likes of Robbie Williams, Craig David, Gorillaz, Blue and Ms.Dynamite.

Gonzo Multimedia UK has just released Gregg Kofi Brown's “Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs” anthology and will be releasing his autobiography of the same title next month! Gregg Kofi Brown has transcended many genres of music...from his ongoing collaborations with jazz drummer supreme Billy Cobham, to performing as guest guitarist with World music guitar legend Bombino, from Niger. Gregg Kofi’s recent performance on Italy's Rai 1 TV for the Epifania concert saw him singing with a 35 piece orchestra. His appearance along with an array of world music and Italian artists was the highlight of this holiday TV special.

This album, “Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs”, is an anthology of music from Gregg Kofi Browns career and contains previous unreleased songs, remixes and demos with many guest musicians and artists such as Sting guitarist Dominic Miller, Bomb da Bass, Osibisa, The cast of the Who's Tommy, The Chimes Pauline Henry, the Who's former keyboard guru John Rabbit Bundrick and Seal guitarist Gus Isidore.

Says Gregg, “My anthology album draws on the musical talents that have helped to drive my career from the beginning to the present. Great creative musicians who just happen to be my friends have contributed to this historical album such as: Dominic Miller (Sting), John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who, Free, Bob Marley), Gus Isidore (Seal), Osibisa, Kari Bannerman (Ronnie Laws, Ibibio Sound Machine), Novecento (Billy Cobham, Chaka Khan) and Pauline Henry (The Chimes) to name but a few.”

This is Gregg Kofi Brown's first career-spanning anthology and is a real treat to his many fans across the world

Tracks:
Chasing Rainbows
How Can I?
All The Way For You (unplugged)
Nkosi B
Open Up My Arms (unplugged)
Shadow
Tender Eyes (unplugged)
This Guy
Wake Up In The Morning
Whisper In The Wind
Listening To You
Freedom's Ring (unplugged)
Summer Rain (unplugged)
Freedom's Ring (the groove mix)
Take Your Time
Tricky Situation
Perfect Rainbow (unplugged)

For more information:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15907/Gregg_Kofi_Brown-Rock_n_Roll_&_UFOs_Gregg_Kofi_Brown_Anthology.html

The album is a companion to Gregg Kofi Brown's autobiography of the same name which covers his early career in Los Angeles and London. From his first pro tour with Joe Cocker and Eric Burdon to close encounters of a third kind in a California desert and his adventures touring the world with African rock pioneers Osibisa. His journey includes starring in hit west end productions in London, recording and touring with infamous rock bands like Hanoi Rocks and The Members.

Says Gregg, “Follow my fly on the wall look at the music scene in London and Los Angeles during the 70's, 80's and 90's. Sex, politics, murder, miracles and lots of awesome music are all part of the mix during this amazing journey! True tales of the music scene in 70's LA and 80's/90's London, with cameos from the likes of Sean Connery, Kim Wilde, Isaac Hayes, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Elton John, Peter Green, Billy Cobham, Osibisa, Salif Keita, Pete Townshend, Youssou N'Dour, Fela Kuti, Lauryn Hill, Sting, Damon Albarn & Des'ree. A murder in LA, a close encounter in the desert, a miracle in Africa, an epiphany in London and a number one hit in the USA. A cultural journey. A great holiday read.”

At the beginning of this account of his fascinating life he writes: “My life in the music and entertainment industry has always had its entry point on several cascading levels. That is to say the various opportunities that have availed themselves to me have forced me to wear many hats on a daily basis. Whether it's supporting Jimmy Cliff at a festival in Vienna or teaching a music theory class in London, I am blessed to be working in a business I enjoy.”

Follow him on the journey of a lifetime...

For more information:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15953/Gregg_Kofi_Brown-Rock_and_Roll_and_UFOs.html

Gregg Kofi Brown's official website: http://www.greggkofibrown.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greggkofibrown

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

09 June 2016

A 'One Woman' Show - Radclyffe Hall To Premiere New Video "Rather Be" On Post-Punk.com


Los Angeles, CA – The Bostonian indie/dance/electronic/funk/pop group Radclyffe Hall was selected as Band Of The Day on the music & culture website post-punk.com and will be premiering a new video for the song "Rather Be" on the site. "Rather Be" is the second single from Radclyffe Hall’s groundbreaking new album, Ghosts, available now at all digital retailers from Cleopatra Records.

"Rather Be" stars the group’s founder and front-woman, Dhy Berry, and begins with the entrance of two identically, professionally dressed versions of herself. As the two unenthusiastically take a seat at the judge’s table, a five-piece band of suspiciously similar looking women begin to play the unforgettable groove of “Rather Be.” Over the course of the performance toes begin to tap and the judges’ expressions shift from apathetic to inspired. At the close of the tune, with a fitting response from the judges, we see Dhy’s journey of self-actualization completed.

Watch the video here: http://www.post-punk.com/band-of-the-day-radclyffe-hall-premiere-the-video-for-the-single-rather-be/

Or view it on Dailymotion and subscribe to our channel: http://www.dailymotion.com/CleopatraRecords

Radclyffe Hall began in Boston as an experiment in analog and digital production. Steeped in rock, funk, and R&B, Dhy Berry started developing groove-heavy demos before developing them into fully fledged pop songs. Turning fear into agency and loss into catharsis, RH makes glo-fi anthems for the bedroom and the dance floor alike. This energy can be heard throughout the new album, Ghosts, as Berry wrote many of the songs while working toward a graduate degree. No surpise then that Berry chose to name the group after a highly influential English poet in lesbian literature. This tumultuous time in Berry’s life resulted in a rich body of work that can be heard on both “Rather Be” and Ghosts.

For more info, visit the group's official website: http://www.radclyffehallmusic.com

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