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October 28, 2016

Alice Cooper Group Drum Legend Neal Smith Stars In New Movie “Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”


Rock Legend Neal Smith Stars as Russian Mob Boss Yury Streinkov!

Westport, CT - “Desolation Angels” is the theme song written, arranged and orchestrated by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper group, Neal Smith, for the movie “Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”. Neal also stars in the lead role as the ruthless Russian mob boss, Yury Streinkov.

“Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”, is the movie that will start WWIII with Russia!

Watch the movie trailer here: 


Watch Neal Smith's video for the song “Desolation Angels” here: 


Says Neal, “The movie I star in and have been work on with Jayson Byrd, photographer turned movie maker, is finally complete after three years. I play the role of Yury Streinkov, brutal head of the Russian mob in the movie.”

Jayson Byrd, a photographer who has shot everyone from Paul Newman to Bob Dylan to Edith Stapleton and Morris Carnovsky, has completed this full-length feature film in Fairfield County with no budget, an incredible achievement. Neal Smith is among the 40-plus actors in the film.

“Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS” is a movie based on the morality issues raised in classical Greek mythology. The question continues to haunt man: Are we able to change our fate or is life predestined by the gods. The film was shot at more than 30 locations in Fairfield County Connecticut and environs.

In the film a group of mercenaries are hired by a covert government agency to disrupt the relationship between the Russian mob and the Mexican drug cartels. The movie is old style B&W and is two hours in length.

To purchase Neal Smith's “Desolation Angels” single: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nealsmithkillsmith1

For more information: www.nealsmithrocks.com

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

October 25, 2016

Melodic Prog Trio The Raptor Trail To Release New Concept Album “Devil on an Indian”


Brevard, NC – Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed release “New World”, melodic prog trio The Raptor Trail will be releasing their third album on October 28, 2016! “Devil on an Indian” is a concept album dealing with the internal spiritual warfare that stems from a young man coming to grips with his Native American Indian heritage after being raised in 21st century white Christian morality. A near life ending motorcycle accident in the desert continues a mystical, poetic, and spiritual journey of self awareness and understanding, concluding that the heart of man is inherently evil. Set to 10 songs in three movements that seamlessly segue from one song to another, ending with the apocalyptic demise of the world.

Says guitarist Matt Mayes, “I think I have made 17 albums now in my career. They all have kind of felt like near misses. 'Devil On An Indian' is the best one yet. To get the music and lyrics to melodically and conceptually move together for an hour and 3 minutes, through ten tracks, without becoming banal twaddle or bohemic noodling was a challenge. That said, I think the result came out pretty good and I'm glad we finally made this record. It has been simmering for decades.”

The Raptor Trail has been slowly and quietly plotting its course over the last 25 years. Founding members John Meyer and Matthew Mayes had been kicking around the idea of recording something together for decades. Finally in 2014, the planets aligned and the idea actually transcended into a studio recording project which later came to be called The Raptor Trail. The Raptor Trail was actually the first song that Meyer and Mayes wrote together for the project, and it snowballed from there, with “Gravity x Ten” following, and then ten more songs over the course of the next year. The self titled first album, “The Raptor Trail,” was released in May, 2015.

Considering the musical backgrounds of Meyer and Mayes, one might not think the styles would mesh. Meyer coming from a harder edged, heavier guitar style; highlighted by the fact that he tunes his guitar in “D.” And, Mayes coming from more of a progressive bluegrass, jamrock background; highlighted by an instrument called a Guijo (Half Strat, Half Banjo, tuned in open G) But in reality, quite the opposite occurred. Not only did the styles mesh, but their melodic interplay and vast, yet different, musical influences pushed one another out of their respective comfort zones. The result was the creation of some of the most prolific, diverse, and conviction fused progressive rock music ever heard.

Before the project could be completed however, there was needed one addition. Gene Bass, long time musical companion with Meyer and Mayes, was brought on to play all drums and percussion. Gene Bass and John Meyer grew up together in Macon, GA, playing in a number of bands together starting back in 1980. Adding to this storied history is the fact that Mayes and Bass played together for 12 years in pioneer Jamrock band Jupiter Coyote which went on to sell well over half a million records. Adding yet more history to the story is the fact that Meyer and Mayes were roommates back in those days and Meyer was actually the first sound man in that band. Meyer is also the person that came up with the name Jupiter Coyote.

So the evolving path that has lead to The Raptor Trail has taken many turns and twists over the years. But, it has somehow reunited a great and long lasting friendship between three individuals who share a unique musical chemistry and history. The music has largely been recorded in each member's home studio. Then, simply passing the files back and forth over the internet and ultimately back to Meyer who has been the mastermind behind the production and mixing. The self titled album which was released in May 2015 received a warm reception from die-hard Jupiter Coyote fans, as well as many publications from the Progressive rock side of the scale.

The band released their sophomore album "New World" to critical acclaim in Spring 2016, and unlike most of the mindless, Teflon music produced today, The Raptor Trails's music is rich and layered, somewhat galactic in feel, with razor sharp musicianship and thought provoking lyrical content.

And now, much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, The Raptor Trail is releasing their new album “Devil on an Indian”!

The Raptor Trail is:
Gene H. Bass - Drums, Percussion
Matthew B. Mayes - Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Banjo, Guijo
John M. Meyer - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, G strings, Organ, Vocals, Effects

Here's what the press have been raving about The Raptor Trail:

“Their mix of southern rock with transitory flashes of 70s prog is one classy concoction, curious and commercially minded.” - PROG magazine, UK

“The Prog genre, however, doesn’t cleanly delineate the musical environment that the band explores in this album. With influences like Rush and the Dregs, a mix of sound and melody that flirt with pop, West Coast style vocal harmonies, harmonized guitars with a Southern Rock flavor, and suspended atmospheres where Pink Floyd meets banjo rolls, the band goes beyond all duties and limitations of the Prog genre” - Axe Magazine Italy

“Imagine that the Allman Brothers Band were finally released from their alien abduction, and have returned with their minds melded with non-standard open D tunings, and wielding weapons looking like a banjo welded to a Strat'.” - Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP)

“Billed as melodic prog, I can't quite escape the feeling that the only reason that tag is being used is because there isn't a neat little genre bag to drop this band into.” - Sea Of Tranquility

The Raptor Trail's official website: http://www.theraptortrail.com/

For more information: http://www.theraptortrail.com/devil-on-an-indian-song-stories.html

Video links:



To purchase The Raptor Trail's “Devil on an Indian”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-raptor-trail/id982216753
“New World”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theraptortrail

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

October 24, 2016

Featured Track: Erik Scott-Seven Veils

Erik Scott is one of the worlds most talented bass players. He has many years of solid experience that has coalesced in his solo work over the last several years.

Scott is a rocker turned new age instrumental artist superb! On the new release In The Company of Clouds he provides listeners with some tasty instrumental treats featuring his fluid and groove filled bass playing.

Our focus track is the beautiful and mesmerizing "Seven Veils." Scott takes the listener on a cosmic journey through the stars and heaven itself with relaxing and superior tones that emanate from his instrument.

Give it a listen now and see if you agree!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


More About Erik Scott:

http://erikscottbass.com

Best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Sonia Dada, and Flo & Eddie, "Erik "Eski" Scott has a recording career that stretches back to 1969, making albums with Northern Illinois groups "Food" and "Jambalaya". It was in 1974 he met and played bass with Zappa cohorts and Turtles members Flo and Eddie, and would later record and tour with Alice Cooper. He was a founding member and worked fifteen years with Sonia Dada. He also made recordings with Pops and Mavis Staples, Kim Carnes, and many other artists over a forty year career, a love affair and devotion which spans until present day where we find him playing some truly zoned out, interstellar bass on his solo record Other Planets and the latest release In The Company of Clouds.

October 21, 2016

Boston Hard Rockers Neon Alley To Release New Video “That's How It Is”


Boston, MA - Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, Boston rockers Neon Alley are releasing a new video “That's How It Is”!

Watch Neon Alley's “That's How It Is” video:


A Young Woman wakes on the floor, trapped in a nebulous white room. It's minimalistic and sparse but evokes the future. There's only a white cube furniture piece with a VR headset on the center. She waves her hand over the cube and holograms of the band appear behind her (in the style of Star Wars holograms). They begin to play. As the guitar lead begins, she dons the headset and is taken to various spaces in a Virtual Reality world. And in each scene she becomes a different person.

In each scene she experiences what it's like being in someone else's body through her avatar. Some bodies are interesting. Other bodies are uncomfortable. So she leaves each scene in search of a better body/persona until she finds herself in an avatar that looks just like her own body except she's clean, nicely dressed in 50’s retro style. The body fits so well that she begins to dance and rocks out, having the time of her life.

End with her back in the white room as she sits down, sweaty, and removes the VR headset. She laughs. What a blast.

Camera cuts to a WS outside of the room and we see multiple rooms, each with one person. Each person looks dejected, upset or depressed. Except for her.

Says guitarist and band leader Dave Vaccaro, “The video, like the song is about the people we cross paths with and interact with everyday. Kind, clever, smart, slow, inspiring, funny, good or bad. It's just how people are and that's never going to change. The only thing that you can control is how you react to them. Like our woman in theVR headset (played by Shannon Ashe), some of the people she becomes she likes. Others she finds interesting, and still others she can do without.

“Wouldn't it be interesting to be somebody else for a time? Who would you be if you could be someone else for a day?

“Directed by Valdimir Minuty the video is one of several interpretations of the song that the band felt best represented the idea of 'That's How It Is'. Since Vlad is an artist as well as a film maker (he does great story boards BTW) he was able to translate the feel of the song in a very basic way that worked quite well given the limited resources we had available to us.

One thing we didn't want was a typical performance video of the band playing in some dilapidated industrial building. We really like how the video turned out, especially the sci-fi vibe of it. It's different.”

The live footage was shot all in one day at a studio/sound stage in Allston, MA called Red Sky Studio with post production taking another few weeks for edits and revisions.

NEON Alley is: 
David Vaccaro – Lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
Mike McDonald – Bass, vocals
Scott Marion – Drums & percussion

BACKGROUND: David Vaccaro's story in music has a rare upward sweep. Vaccaro has journeyed from hardscrabble Boston club dates to the 90's music scene of Los Angeles and creative collaborations with some of melodic rock's platinum selling vocalists. With the self-titled debut album of his new band Neon Alley (out on DMV Music), Vaccaro revisits that visceral soulfulness of his early days. This collection of originals including a cleverly re-imagined cover is perfectly crafted for sweat-soaked live performances.

And Neon Alley has been doing just that, sweat-soaked live performances in clubs in and around Central Massachusetts, working their live show and earning a reputation as one of the best live bands in the area.

Here's what's being said about Neon Alley's debut album:

“...David carries a talent for carrying a tune, and there are plenty of those reverberating in hummable hard rock fashion. Highlights are carved out in the form of 'That's How It Is', a catchy rock anthem and the dreamy echoes of 'I Only Want to Be With You'. The cover of 'Jailhouse Rock' is another favorite; a refreshing reworking of the classic...” - Daniel Pavlica, therocktologist.com

“This album chock full of guitar-driven modern classic rockers kicks off in fine style with the thunderous 'That's How It Is', and backs it up with the more melodic 'All I Want', before that aforementioned cover, a rather unexpectedly ballsy 'Jailhouse Rock'. Wow, what a brilliant rendition these boys bring to the fore here, which they follow up with the drum-led 'I Only Want To Be With You'.” - Exclusive Magazine

“Neon Alley, It is loud, it is brash, it is exactly what Classic Rock should be.” - Simon Barrett, Blog Talk Radio

“NEON ALLEY: A solid dose of arena rock in search of an arena, this power trio delivers the kind of classic headbang that will speak for the generation throughout the generations. For teens that go to music festivals where it’s about rocking out instead of seeing and being seen, it’s like the 80s and 90s never left. Hot stuff that raging hormones will totally understand.”  - midwestrecord.com

“Grab a copy of this album, put it into your car, roll the windows down and crank it up while it’s still warm out and cruise to your heart’s content.” -  Altered Frequencies.com

“The new eight-song release begins with the guitar-riff driving rhythm of "That's How It Is" which will get the blood pumping.”  - JP's MusicBlog.com

To purchase Neon Alley's debut CD: http://www.dmvmusic.com/store
You can also buy CDs and t-shirts at: http://shop.bandwear.com/collections/dmv-music-shop

For more information: 
http://www.dmvmusic.com/
www.facebook.com/neonalley

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

October 18, 2016

The Pink Fairies To Release First New Album “Naked Radio” In 3 Decades!


London - The legendary Pink Fairies will be releasing their new album titled “Naked Radio” on Gonzo Multimedia. It is the first studio recording by this line up of the band since “Kill Em and Eat Em” in 1987. Fronted by Andy Colquhoun (The Deviants), the band reformed in 2013 and played a number of successful UK shows through 2014 and 2015.

Says drummer Russell Hunter, “It's over 45 years since the first studio album and nearly 30 since the last - The passage of these years is inevitably etched to some extent on all these songs, some much deeper than others. But in the final analysis, they’re all some facet of The Pink Fairies.”

The Pink Fairies are an English rock band initially active in the London (Ladbroke Grove) underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970's. They promoted free music, drug taking and anarchy and often performed impromptu gigs and other agitprop stunts, such as playing for free outside the gates at the Bath and Isle of Wight pop festivals in 1970, as well as appearing at Phun City, the first Glastonbury and many other free festivals including Windsor and Trentishoe.

After various line-ups through the years, now fronted by Andy Colquhoun (The Deviants), the band reformed in 2013 and played a number of successful UK shows through 2014 and 2015! And now much to the excitement of Pink Fairies fans worldwide, the new album 'Naked Radio' is scheduled for pre-order on October 14, 2016.

The Pink Fairies are:
Andy Colquhoun guitar and vocals
Russell Hunter drums and vocals
Sandy Sanderson bass and vocals
George Butler drums
Jaki Windmill djembe, keyboards and vocals

Watch the Pink Fairies new video: 


The Pink Fairies official website: www.pinkfairies.net

“Naked Radio” will be available to pre-order only on PledgeMusic together with other exclusive merchandise and experiences, go to this link http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/pink-fairies to find out more.

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

October 14, 2016

UK Rockers, The 109s, Deliver White-Knuckle 12-track Debut Abum



Hampshire-based four-piece, The 109s, are here to put rock riffs back where they belong: loud and high in the mix, clawing and stomping their way through the speaker cones to grab listeners by the throat and pummel them into submission . . .

The 109s have taken everything good about Zeppelin, Sabbath, Royal Blood, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, MC5, The Stooges, Soundgarden and The Black Keys, and distilled from it a 100-percent-proof moonshine-mash that is all their own - a heady brew that kicks like a mule, burns like a mother, but has everyone asking for seconds . . .
 
The fantastic power of the band's music is led by vocalist Damian Shelley’s strong but nuanced delivery and impressive vocal harmonies, while lead guitarist, Matty Pritchard's short, high-octane solos reference everyone from Jimmy Page to J. Mascis.

Of course, none of this would be real rock if there wasn't a stunning rhythm section (Pete Smith, bass, and Steve Collings, drums) who deliver the precision-power and flair of legendary pairings such as John Bonham and John Paul Jones, or Keith Moon and John Entwistle.  

The band's song arrangements are always original and surprising, wringing every droplet of dynamism and groove from a single riff, before strutting seamlessly through a flurry of exciting changes that are strung together with the delicacy of dewdrops on a cobweb.

High octane blues rock - very much my thing! Now I just need to see you do it live some time!” – Award winning crime novelist, Ian Rankin


A multi-talented artist, lead guitarist, Matty Pritchard, is also an author and member of the UK Crime Writers Association. He has published three novels in the UK to date - Scarecrow, Broken Arrow and Werewolf -  under the name Matthew Pritchard, and was nominated for the CWA's Gold Dagger Award.

The 109s' eponymous debut album is due out October 7th

Links:


Henry Padovani - The Founding Member Of 'The Police' Releases New Album 'I Love Today'



'Padovani has a voice that just envelops you; deep and dark and with a beautiful Corsican accent, even when he whispers he resonates.' - Music News
Listen to 'I Love Today':

From The Police, to Wayne County and the Electric chairs, to The Subterraneans, to The Flying Padovanis to releasing a solo album, Henry Padovani, known as the only Corsican punk, has carved out an impressive career to rival all within the music industry.
Henry hit London in 1976, only coming for a week, but extending his stay, the first gig he saw was The Damned and the next day Henry was a changed man, he cut his long hair and shaved his beard, he was going out every night to a different gig and began meeting members of The Clash, it was not long after Henry met Sting and Stewart Copeland and formed the legendary The Police. London punk gigs were legendary and they soon built a following until Henry decided to go his own way, He continued his punk career with the ground-breaking Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, a major part of the androgynous glam-rock, proto-punk hangover, and succesful on both sides of the Atlantic, who even then hired The Police to support them on a major tour, still following his punk dream, Henry became a member of The Subterraneans, the band formed by NME journalistic legend Nick Kent.

Not long after Henry took a punk hiatus and re-invented himself and emerged with The Flying Padovanis - London's cult psych-punk superstars of choice, with their wild, dark, reverb-drenched, thrash-punk, instrumental music. After all of this Henry was invited to join IRS a record label where Henry was VP of international for ten years, Henry describes the label as 'Only signing bands they liked' this included the likes of The Go Go's, Fine Young Canniballs and even discovered the brilliant R.E.M. Henry's career was really taking shape and fast forward a few years and he was the 'Rock' judge on 'The X Factor'  France. Along the way he has also been an artist manager for Italy's biggest star Zucchero. One of the creators of a 'songwriters retreat', A Radio and TV presenter, A book writer, 'The Secret Police Man', A major film-soundtrack conposer and the star and subject of the Cannes Film Festival listed documentary of his life - 'Rock and Roll... Of Corse' which hits movie theatres all over France from September 21st.

Henry is the strange, enduring link between many artists such as Sting, Cher, Bono, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Kim Wilde, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, B.B. King and countless other players in rock's rich history. Music has clearly only been Henry's one true calling and with 'I Love Today', Henry has finally recorded his first full 'solo' album. A rich and sometimes dark mix of unique and emotive, original songs, coupled with some favourites of his long journey on the road - encompassing delta blues, rock and chanson, all flavoured and impregnated with Henry's unique guitar style, his huge, dynamic voice and irrepressible Corsican personality all in time for Punk's 40th anniversary. In amongst Henry's own songs are covers of songs as diverse as 'Into My Arms' - Nick Cave to 'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon, and he even teamed up with Jef Aerosol also known as the 'French Banksy', a charismatic, outlaw street artist to create the album artwork.

Henry is a true punk legend, full of the wildest stories, best friends with numerous legends, and the only way to find out more is to talk to the man himself.



Henry Padovani - The Founding Member Of 'The Police' Releases New Album 'I Love Today'



'Padovani has a voice that just envelops you; deep and dark and with a beautiful Corsican accent, even when he whispers he resonates.' - Music News
Listen to 'I Love Today':

From The Police, to Wayne County and the Electric chairs, to The Subterraneans, to The Flying Padovanis to releasing a solo album, Henry Padovani, known as the only Corsican punk, has carved out an impressive career to rival all within the music industry.
Henry hit London in 1976, only coming for a week, but extending his stay, the first gig he saw was The Damned and the next day Henry was a changed man, he cut his long hair and shaved his beard, he was going out every night to a different gig and began meeting members of The Clash, it was not long after Henry met Sting and Stewart Copeland and formed the legendary The Police. London punk gigs were legendary and they soon built a following until Henry decided to go his own way, He continued his punk career with the ground-breaking Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, a major part of the androgynous glam-rock, proto-punk hangover, and succesful on both sides of the Atlantic, who even then hired The Police to support them on a major tour, still following his punk dream, Henry became a member of The Subterraneans, the band formed by NME journalistic legend Nick Kent.

Not long after Henry took a punk hiatus and re-invented himself and emerged with The Flying Padovanis - London's cult psych-punk superstars of choice, with their wild, dark, reverb-drenched, thrash-punk, instrumental music. After all of this Henry was invited to join IRS a record label where Henry was VP of international for ten years, Henry describes the label as 'Only signing bands they liked' this included the likes of The Go Go's, Fine Young Canniballs and even discovered the brilliant R.E.M. Henry's career was really taking shape and fast forward a few years and he was the 'Rock' judge on 'The X Factor'  France. Along the way he has also been an artist manager for Italy's biggest star Zucchero. One of the creators of a 'songwriters retreat', A Radio and TV presenter, A book writer, 'The Secret Police Man', A major film-soundtrack conposer and the star and subject of the Cannes Film Festival listed documentary of his life - 'Rock and Roll... Of Corse' which hits movie theatres all over France from September 21st.

Henry is the strange, enduring link between many artists such as Sting, Cher, Bono, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Kim Wilde, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, B.B. King and countless other players in rock's rich history. Music has clearly only been Henry's one true calling and with 'I Love Today', Henry has finally recorded his first full 'solo' album. A rich and sometimes dark mix of unique and emotive, original songs, coupled with some favourites of his long journey on the road - encompassing delta blues, rock and chanson, all flavoured and impregnated with Henry's unique guitar style, his huge, dynamic voice and irrepressible Corsican personality all in time for Punk's 40th anniversary. In amongst Henry's own songs are covers of songs as diverse as 'Into My Arms' - Nick Cave to 'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon, and he even teamed up with Jef Aerosol also known as the 'French Banksy', a charismatic, outlaw street artist to create the album artwork.

Henry is a true punk legend, full of the wildest stories, best friends with numerous legends, and the only way to find out more is to talk to the man himself.



October 9, 2016

Swedish Prog Legends Kaipa DaCapo Feat. Guitar Icon Roine Stolt To Release First New Studio Album In 35 Years - “Dårskapens Monotoni”!


Sweden - Prog dreams do come true! Legendary '70s Swedish Prog ensemble Kaipa DaCapo featuring guitarist Roine Stolt will be releasing a new album “Dårskapens Monotoni” on October 10th on Foxtrot Records!

In the mid 70's the band Kaipa was one of the main acts on the Swedish music scene, alongside groups like Kebnekaise, Samla Mammas Manna, Hoola Bandoola, Bo Hansson, Made in Sweden. Four young men devoted all their time  to the band Kaipa, with regular touring and recordings between the years 1974-1978. Kaipa did many shows, over 100 each year and many live broadcasts on national radio and television. They recorded 3 albums for the DECCA label and were often compared to international contemporary giants of the genre, like GenesisYESPink Floyd and Focus.

Three of the original members have now re-united and play the music from the most popular albums from their 1970's catalogue, now together with two new younger members - trying to be faithful to the vibe and  sound and 70's style. Ingemar BergmanTomas Eriksson and Roine Stolt carry the  torch forward from the 70's - Roine, perhaps the most well know now within progressive circles - with recent success with his own bands “Transatlantic” & “The Flower Kings” - with almost one million albums sold. Lately also as a member of Steve Hackett’s touring band  and most notably on a brand new successful collaboration with Jon Anderson of YES - “Invention of Knowledge” - released June this year to thunderous reviews. The duo are working on a follow up to that album - with possible live shows of Anderson & Stolt Orchestra in 2017.

June 2016 saw Kaipa DaCapo record brand new material for the first time in more than 35 years. This is the first full length album with new Kaipa DaCapo music from these gentlemen - recorded in a state of the art studio in a very organic and old fashion way - 5 guys playing the music together in a recording studio.

Kaipa is:
INGEMAR BERGMAN: Drums, Percussion
TOMAS ERIKSSON: Rickenbacker & Fender Bass
ROINE STOLT: Guitars,Vocal, Moogbass
MICHAEL STOLT: Lead Vocal, Guitars, Keyboards
MAX LORENTZ: Hammond Organ,Mellotron, Moog, Keyboards,Vocals

With Guests:
MERIT HEMMINGSSON: Vocal (4)
LUDDE LORENTZ: Saxophones (6)
PETER LINDBERG: Steelguitar (3,7)

Tracks
1. Dårskapens Monotoni 10:30
2. När Jag Var En Pojk 10:40
3. Vi Lever Här 6:20
4. Det Tysta Guldet 10:20
5. Spår Av Vår Tid 5:40
6. Tonerna 17:20
7. Monoliten 5:45

Produced & Mixed By Roine Stolt
Fenix Recordings, Varnhem, Sweden
Engineer: Lasse Hallbäck
Album artwork: Rick Jacobi

Watch the album preview: 


To purchase Kaipa DaCapo's “Dårskapens Monotoni”: http://www.flowerkings.se/

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaipadacapo
www.reverbnation.com/kaipadacapo
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kaipadacapo

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

October 8, 2016

Featured Stream: Kelly Andrew - Rendezvous

On October 28th Kelly Andrew will release his new recording  Rendezvous. This highly acclaimed instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer is now introducing the title track as an introduction to the release.

His piano playing is rhythmic and flowing.  "Rendezvous" will get your senses aroused, your heart pumping and your toes tapping in a matter of seconds. 

The combination of piano and sax in the track brings a nice mixture of classical, new age and jazz that will delight all kinds of music lovers.

Check out the provided stream now!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck



More About Kelly Andrew:


http://kelly-andrew.com

Kelly Andrew is an award-winning musical artist, composer, pianist, producer, and sound engineer with an emphasis in melodic, lyrical, and emotional Contemporary Instrumental, Pop, and Orchestral music...READ MORE...

October 7, 2016

NYC Prog Ensemble IZZ To Release New Album “Ampersand, Volume 2”


IZZ set to release their new album, “Ampersand, Volume 2”, on October 11th, 2016. Comprised of 12 brand new studio tracks, “Ampersand, Volume 2” contains songs that highlight the band’s passion for songwriting, melody and diversity of styles and sounds.

From the band: 

Sometimes music is just music. Songwriters and artists create works about which they are passionate. Sometimes these works fall into a certain category; sometimes they don’t.

Ampersand, Volume 2 is a brand new IZZ album. These are songs that reflect our passion for songwriting and our exploration of music created at once from both the heart and the head.

Ampersand, Volume 2 is the perfect vehicle for these songs because, until now, they have been orphans. Just as the tracks on the first volume of Ampersand did not find a home on any previous IZZ album, these songs have been biding their time, waiting for their moment. Now they have it.

We hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as we enjoyed crafting, arranging and recording them. While these songs may not fit into a specific category, we trust that you will agree that they fit into the category known as IZZ.

“Ampersand, Volume 2” will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon.com and all other digital download retailers on October 11th. Physical copies of the “Ampersand, Volume 2” CD, (including a limited amount of autographed copies of the CD) will be available starting the week of October 24th in North America directly from the IZZ website: www.izzmusic.com. For international purchase of the CD, please visit www.izzmusic.com for a listing of international vendors.

“Ampersand, Volume 2” Track Listing:

1. Penelope
2. Fine
3. Burn (If You Let It)
4. Take Me by the Hand
5. The Telephone
6. Forever
7. Hail Double Knob, Children of Mars
8. Again and Again
9. 84th and Amsterdam
10. Ascension in Time
11. Spellbound in the Vortex
12. Ready to Go

Watch the lyric video for “Fine”: 


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twitter: @izzmusic
Email: info@doonerecords.com

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

October 6, 2016

Symphonic Rock Icons Renaissance To Tour The US Fall 2016

Also making a long awaited return to the Midwest!
Photo: Brian Tirpak
Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US in support of their latest DVD release “Live at The Union Chapel”! Filmed at The Union Chapel in London UK on April 16, 2015 by Paul Green Productions, with lighting by Russell 'Tigger' Matthews, the DVD features Renaissance performing such favorite classics as “Carpet of the Sun”, “Ocean Gypsy”, “Mother Russia”, “Ashes are Burning” and newer pieces “Symphony of Light” and “Grandine il Vento” to an ecstatic audience! Also included are informative band interviews. The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks.

Watch the trailer:


Renaissance Fall 2016 US Tour Dates:

Nov 03 Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT Tickets
Nov 04 Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH Tickets
Nov 09 Musikfest at ArtsQuest - Bethlehem, PA Tickets
Nov 10 Tralf Music Hall - Buffalo, NY Tickets
Nov 11 The Kent Stage - Kent, OH Tickets
Nov 12 Arcada Theatre - Saint Charles, IL Tickets
Nov 13 Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall - Milwaukee, WI Tickets

Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band's career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the 5 octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings.

In the early years Renaissance toured Europe extensively. It wasn't long before influential progressive rock stations in the US, such as WNEW (NYC), WMMR (Philadelphia) and WHFS (Washington) were turning on America to Renaissance. Before too long the band started thrilling concertgoers on the world's most distinguished stages, from Carnegie Hall in NYC with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, to the Royal Albert Hall in London with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society. In 1978 they had a top ten hit in the UK with 'Northern Lights', which has become a classic radio favorite, still demanding regular airplay to this day.

The band eventually disbanded in the late 1980's at which time Annie Haslam launched a solo career. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original founding of Renaissance, Michael and Annie in 2009 decided to form a new touring band. More recently they have toured the UK, Belgium, Holland, Israel, Portugal, North America, Canada, Japan and South Korea and produced their first album in 13 years entitled “Symphony of Light”. The album is a testament to the unforgettable melodies that Michael Dunford infused into his work, Michael died prematurely in 2012.

Renaissance toured Europe in April 2015, the first in over 35 years! The tour was very successful and the fans loved every minute! They returned to England in April 2016 for another successful tour of concert halls and opera houses.

The current personnel of Renaissance include: Annie Haslam lead vocals, Rave Tesar keyboards, Tom Brislin keyboards, Mark Lambert acoustic guitars, Leo Traversa bass guitar, and Frank Pagano drums.

Watch the recent Renaissance/Annie Haslam music video for Cry to the World (with Ian Anderson on flute!):


To purchase the Renaissance “Live at The Union Chapel” DVD go to: http://renaissancetouring.com/store;
The DVD is also being sold through Amazon. Signed copies by Annie Haslam are also available through the Renaissance online store.
The Audio version of Renaissance “Live at The Union Chapel” is available at the Renaissance online store, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Radio Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, and MediaNet

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

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

October 2, 2016

The Livesays feat. Clarence Clemons Guitarist/Singer Billy Livesay To Release New Album “Hold On… Life Is Calling”


Miami, FL – Singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay and his band The Livesays will be releasing their new album “Hold On... Life Is Calling” on October 3, 2016! Memorable pop-rock tunes, soulful vocals, wailing slide guitar and riveting live performances are The Livesays signature. Best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen sax legend Clarence Clemons, Billy Livesay's new album is an exciting collection of Neo-Classic Rock gems born, raised and developed in the heat of south Florida.

Says Billy, “I had no preconceived idea for this new album. These things usually take on a life of their own. I accumulate some songs and decide it's time for the band to do another disc. Over time, as I accumulated the songs, I realized there was a certain vibe it was taking on. Why, who knows? This CD is all about the trials of growing up and becoming responsible. The adventures we face and how we deal with different opinions and the adversity we face in our lives. So I guess it is sort of a concept CD.”

Born in Washington DC, Billy Livesay was raised in south Florida and graduated from Hialeah High School. After seeing “The Beatles” and “The Rolling Stones”, Billy knew exactly what he wanted to do. After high school at the age of 17 he cut his guitar and singing chops by first touring the country with a soul band and then various rock bands. In the spring of 1998, Billy Livesay, got the news that E-streeter Clarence Clemons was looking for a band. Billy got the job playing lead guitar and sharing the lead vocal duties for the next 12 yrs. “The Big Man” Clarence Clemons and his band called “The Temple Of Soul” earned a reputation for their ardent live performances and their special guests, including E-Streeter and HBO Sopranos star Little Steven and “The Boss” himself. The group released “Live In ASBURY PARK” featuring Billy's song “Under The Heat Of A Full Moon”, on Nov. 5, 2002 on the Valley Entertainment label. Then in January 2004 “Live In ASBURY PARK Volume 2” was released, featuring Bruce Springsteen singing lead vocal on a cut called “Raise Your Hands”.

Currently a respected member of the music community, Billy devotes his time singing and playing guitar with founding member of Savoy Brown and Foghat bassist Tony Stevens, as well as his own band The Livesays. Billy has forged a national career which includes: the licensing of 21 songs to an MTV series, and publishing deals with Kid Gloves Music, Transition Music and Crucial Music. Billy has placed songs in motion pictures, NBC movies of the week and dozens of weekly television shows. Credits include placement of songs on television shows such as: “Saving Grace”, “Witch Blade” “Robin's Hoods”, “Doogie Howser”, “King Of The Hill”, “The Matthew Sheppard Story”, “Samantha Who”, “My Name Is Earl”, “One Tree Hill”, Spelling NBC movies of the week, the showtime movie “Back To Even”, HBO's “Weeds” and the major motion pictures “Straw Dogs” and “Promised Land”.

The Livesays

Billy Livesay - guitar/vocals
Jorge Laplume - bass/vocals
Eddie Zyne - drums
Victor “Cuqui” Berrios - hammond organ/vocals

From pounding raw energy to tasteful finesse, Eddie Zyne's drumming skills have taken him on tours with Hall and Oates, Todd Rundgren, Desmond Child and Rouge, The Monkees, Rick Derringer, Foghat, and now The Livesays. Eddie's talents have led him to endorsements for Sabian Cymbals and Pearl Drums. When asked about his influences, he doesn't hesitate to say “Ringo and the Beatles.”

Victor “Cuqui” Berrios grew up in New York City. His love of music began in the 60's as he listened to everything from Do-Wop and Motown to the sounds of the British invasion. The first instrument Cuqui learned to play was the saxophone at the tender age of eleven. In his teens, he picked up the guitar and began to play the piano after moving to south Florida where he attended Hialeah High School and first met Billy Livesay. Cuqui brings a touch of the city to The Livesays with his Hammond B3 and soulful vocal sound.

Jorge Laplume was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in south Florida. From the early age of 9 Jorge immersed himself in American top 40 and then by age 12 and learning to play the guitar he was totally hypnotized by the sounds of the British invasion. With his Latin upbringing and a steady diet of the rock groups The Who and Free, Jorge, brings to The Livesays a bass sound that is fresh and thunderous.

The combination of the versatility of backgrounds and personalities of these veteran players is what makes their sound so unique. What The Livesays have created is an album that is both memorable and moving with stories ranging from adolescence to adulthood that will touch each listener's heart.

Tim Murphy played piano and sang background vocals for The Livesays CD's “Rose Colored Glasses” and “Faith, Hope and Love. After leaving the group in May of 2015, Billy recruited guest piano players for some of the recordings of “Hold On…Life Is Calling”. Luke Sipka, from the EDM group Bells & Robes and former Clarence Clemons member John Quinn.

Origins

Drummer Eddie Zyne joined Billy Livesay and fellow south Floridian Jorge Laplume after a tour with Rick Derringer and a reunion Monkees tour. With the addition of Victor “Cuqui” Berrios on organ/vocals, The Livesays quickly became respected members of the south Florida music community forging a national career.

The Livesays have an active presence on the web and have opened shows for The Little River Band, Fire Fall, The Jefferson Airplane, Ambrosia, Kansas, Joan Jett, Wynona Judd, Michael Bolton, Edwin McCain, Cheap Trick, The Romantics, Foreigner, Bo Diddley, The Vanilla Fudge, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, The Smithereens, Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, as well as Al Green and Paula Cole, in the acoustic/unplugged format to favorable reviews.

Billy and Eddie are also the guitarist/lead singer and drummer for Tony Stevens Slow Ride Original FOGHAT. Billy has 5 originals songs on their 2007 release “Join Together” on Renaissance Records. Billy has also played along side of musicians: Brian Howe, Carmine Appice, Kansas, Mickey Thomas, America, Mike Reno, Jimi Jamison, Davey Jones, Gregg Rolie and Bruce Springsteen.

Here's what the press have raved about The Livesays:

“Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny are both easy reference points as the band whip up a blues-groove, rock 'n' soul vibe that's topped by Livesay's sandpaper croon.” - Leicester Bangs, UK

“Not only do you get some eloquent melodies on this disc, but you also get some thought-provoking material that will no doubt make an impact on you as a listener.” - Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville

“Classic-rock sensibility that draws on radio-ready hooks, well-brewed arrangements, and songs that quickly sink into the consciousness even on first hearing. What's more, the band's remake of the Byrds' 'My Back Pages' is a close contender for what may well be the best cover of this classic ever recorded.” - Lee Zimmerman, New Times Magazine

To purchase The Livesays “Hold On... Life Is Calling”:
itunes.com/thelivesays
cdbaby.com/thelivesays
facebook.com/thelivesays

For more information:
www.billylivesay.com
www.thelivesaysmusic.com

Videos:

 “An Angel"

“You Don’t Know Me”

“ Raise Our Voices Up”

“ Magic Hat”

“I Couldn't Be”

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