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Roger Waters Guitar Legend Dave Kilminster Releases Long Awaited New Solo Album …and THE TRUTH will set you free… OUT NOW!

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Roger Waters Guitar Legend Dave Kilminster Releases Long Awaited New Solo Album
…and THE TRUTH will set you free… OUT NOW!

London, UK – Guitar virtuoso David Kilminster, best known for his work with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, is preparing to release an exciting new rock album titled ‘…and THE TRUTH will set you free…’! This incredible project sees Dave reunited with drummer Pete Riley and bassist Phil Williams who toured with Dave as part of the Keith Emerson Band, and also recorded with Dave on his first solo rock album ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’.

Says Dave about his new CD, “I returned from THE WALL tour, both exhausted and exhilarated, and ready to direct all of that inspiration, passion and creativity into a new project. A year later, I held the master for this album in my hand… knowing it’s undoubtedly the best solo work I’ve ever done…”

For the last eight years Dave was the featured lead guitarist with ROGER WATERS, joining Roger on his last two record breaking world tours; ‘THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON LIVE’, and (the highest grossing tour by a solo act EVER) ‘THE WALL LIVE’!

Critics agree that David Kilminster is one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge from the UK. He is a sought after collaborator, band member and solo performer. After touring and collaborating a number of years with ELP legend Keith Emerson, fans will also know Dave from his work along side luminaries John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, Guthrie Govan and John Young, among others.

Dave has released a series of instructional DVDs for Lick Library after the success of his global satellite series ‘Killer Guitar’. Dave also won the inaugural ‘Guitarist of the Year’ competition, run by Guitarist magazine.

Watch the promotional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmE9ATrlckI

TRACK LIST:

1. MESSIAH
2. ADDICT
3. THIEVES
4. CIRCLES
5. SAVE ME
6. CASSIOPEIA
7. THE FALLEN
8. STARDUST
To purchase …and THE TRUTH will set you free…:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/And-The-Truth-Will-Free/dp/B00M3IVDEE
http://www.amazon.com/And-The-Truth-Will-Free/dp/B00M3IVDEE
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/…and-truth-will-set-you/id920825361

ALSO AVAILABLE:
DAVE KILMINSTER – SCARLET THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scarlet-The-Directors-Dave-Kilminster/dp/B009GAUD3E
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/scarlet-the-directors-cut/id578776042

MURRAY HOCKRIDGE & DAVE KILMINSTER – CLOSER TO EARTH
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Closer-Earth-Murray-Hockridge-Kilminster/dp/B00D3AAJ3M
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/closer-to-earth/id678227357

DAVE KILMINSTER – PLAYING WITH FIRE (digital only)
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/playing-fire-feat.-fraser/id872380885
For more information: http://davidkilminster.com/

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


New CD Release By Vocalist Murray Hockridge & Guitarist Dave Kilminster ‘Closer To Earth’ Now Available!

Murray Hockridge and Dave Kilminster CD cover

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New CD Release By Vocalist Murray Hockridge & Guitarist Dave Kilminster ‘Closer To Earth’ Now Available!

London, UK – Now available! Vocalist Murray Hockridge and guitarist Dave Kilminster just released their first album of beautifully crafted acoustic covers titled ‘Closer To Earth’ on Killer Guitar Records, via Cherry Red Records. As fate would have it, a chance meeting brought these two musical innovators together for this special project. Says Dave, “This is essentially an album of acoustic covers, where we’ve taken some songs that we love and reconstructed them in a unique way. Also, it’s an interesting format too, as I can’t think of another acoustic duo where they both play guitar, sing lead vocals and throw in some crazy soloing too!”

“The creative potential when you find this kind of chemistry is truly open ended,” enthuses Murray (vocals, rhythm guitar & production), “there are so many combinations of instruments and voicings we can call on, both in the studio and on stage – there are no limits.”

Murray’s three-octave voice is absolutely breathtaking and appears utterly effortless. Although a talented songwriter, interpreting other writers’ songs is very much in Murray’s DNA. His dynamic, soulful vocal approach on this album unites an unlikely array of classic tunes from many different genres in a deeply evocative way. In combination with Dave Kilminster’s beautiful guitar work, the sound is both spellbinding and unique.

Says Dave, “I met Murray a couple years ago, and just thought that he had the most incredible voice…and so one day we decided to jam together, and there was this instant magical connection… It’s almost like ESP! We always have such a great time playing together too, and the audience can sense that…and there’s literally no limits to the directions we can take the songs in when we’re improvising.”

Best known for his work with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, Dave Kilminster is a gifted guitarist and songwriter. His debut CD release ‘Scarlet’ garnered rave reviews from fans and music critics alike worldwide. Dave is also proficient at keyboards, bass and drums; all of these skills he infuses with his own unique blend of elegance, grace and raw passion. ‘Closer To Earth’ was recorded around Dave’s commitments to Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ tour.

Individually, these two musicians have a enormous amount of talent and a mesmerizing stage presence. The duo’s impressive new CD is sure to please music listeners worldwide!

In closing Dave has this to impart, “I am so incredibly proud of this album… It is definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done. If you’re tired of hearing auto tuned, computer generated bleepy crap on the radio, then this really is the perfect answer.”

To purchase Murray Hockridge & Dave Kilminster ‘Closer To Earth’ CD:
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4221
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/closer-to-earth/id678227357

For more information:
http://closertoearth.com/
http://www.murrayhockridge.com/
http://www.davekilminster.com/

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


Blastzone Online Interview with Dave Kilminster

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Interview By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

DK: Hi, I’m Dave!! I play guitar, sing, play keyboards… write, compose, produce…

I’ve played/toured/recorded with a variety of artists including Roger Waters, Keith Emerson, John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Guthrie Govan, Ken Hensley, etc… I’ve also taught guitar at several private music schools (including ‘The Guitar Institute’ & the ‘ACM’ in Guildford), recorded various instructional DVD’s (as well as a TV series!!), and transcribed, written and recorded over 200 articles for ‘Guitar Techniques’ magazine.

Oh, and I also won a guitar playing competition way back in 1991 called ‘Guitarist of the Year’, for the European magazine ‘Guitarist’.

MW: How did you get the gig as Roger Waters guitarist on The Wall Tour 2010-2012?

DK: Well I played lead guitar (and sang some lead vocals) for him on the ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ tour (2006-2008), and so early in 2010 when I was in New York playing a charity event with Roger (for The
Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala), he asked me if I’d like to play on the ‘Wall’ tour.

MW: What was the biggest show you played on The Wall Tour 2010-2012?

DK: The biggest show was actually the final show in 2012, when we played on the ‘Plains of Abraham’ in beautiful Québec. There were over 70,000 people there!!

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MW: Where has been your favorite place to play on The Wall Tour 2010-2012?

DK: The whole tour was just so much fun, it’s really difficult to pick out any highlights… The gigs in Mexico were great, as the audience is always a little crazy!! Also I have very fond memories of the shows in Greece that were filmed for the live DVD… partly because of the red lighting on the audience, which looked incredible!! The two shows at Yankee Stadium were also amazing…

I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be the last one in Québec, partly because we spent a week there before we played and it’s such a gorgeous place… with lovely people… and also we knew that it may be the last show ever, so it was an incredibly emotional evening…

MW: How is it playing with Roger Waters?

DK: I love playing with Roger!!! He’s a total perfectionist (like me), so we get on very well… We sound check before every show, and every sound check he’ll be tweaking certain elements… constantly trying to make it the best show possible… :O)

MW: How big of a rush is it to be up on that stage playing iconic Pink Floyd songs?

DK: Well that’s the trick… to try and be professional and keep it all together, when the little kid inside you just wants to scream and go “Fuck”!!!!! :O)) Yeah, it’s pretty intense sometimes…

MW: Did you like Pink Floyd before playing there songs on The Wall Tour 2010-2012?

DK: I wasn’t actually what you’d call a Floyd fan… although I’d enjoyed the songs that I’d heard… things
like ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, ‘Great Gig In The Sky’, ‘Wish You Were Here’ etc really are amazing…

MW: Will there be a 2013 leg of The Wall Tour?

DK: Yes, there will!! The dates are already on Roger’s website http://tour.rogerwaters.com and also on mine, which is http://www.davekilminster.com/tour.html)… We kick off in July, and I really can’t wait!!! :O))

MW: What else are you doing other than playing with Roger Waters?

DK: I released my solo album ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’ shortly before Christmas… and I also have an acoustic album due out in March called ‘Closer to Earth’, recorded with my good friend Murray Hockridge… both albums are already on iTunes, but I know that there are still a lot of people out there (me included) that like a physical CD. In fact, I miss LPs!!! Haha…

I’m also planning on going into the studio soon to start recording the follow up to ‘Scarlet’… I was actually booked in to start recording on the 10th December, but then the 12.12.12 concert for Sandy Relief in New York came up and so obviously I cancelled my plans so that I could contribute to that.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

DK: Thank you for the questions… and please check out my music!! :O))

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In the Midst Of His Critically Acclaimed CD Release ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’, Guitarist Dave Kilminster Performs With Roger Waters In Front Of Over Two Billion Viewers!

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Dave Kilminster performing “Comfortably Numb” with Roger Waters at the 12-12-12 benefit concert

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In the Midst Of His Critically Acclaimed CD Release ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’, Guitarist Dave Kilminster Performs With Roger Waters In Front Of Over Two Billion Viewers!

London, UK – Guitar virtuoso Dave Kilminster, in the midst of his recently released critically acclaimed solo CD titled ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’, on December 12, 2012 performed with Roger Waters in front of over two billion viewers at the 12-12-12 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC. The largest gathering of legendary British and American rock stars in recent history, the benefit for Hurricane Sandy was by all accounts a huge success. Unquestionably, Roger Waters set was one of the highlights of the concert, featuring Dave Kilminster’s impressive guitar prowess. Says Dave about this historic music event, “What a truly magical evening…sharing the stage with such musical luminaries as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Chris Martin, Eric Clapton…and of course performing with Roger Waters, along with our very special guest Eddie Vedder! It was all just totally surreal, and extremely emotional… I feel so incredibly proud and honored to have taken part in such an amazing and historic event, and for such a heartfelt and worthy cause. The footage of the devastation shown during the show was heartbreaking, and as the announcers recounted tales of bravery & suffering, and introduced 1st responders, rescuers, firefighters, nurses, etc that were in attendance at the concert I was just so glad that I was there to help in my own small way.”

Dave Kilminster’s radical guitar techniques and mesmerizing sounds have captivated fans and fellow musicians alike worldwide. Named “Guitarist of the Year” by Guitar Magazine in 1991, the recognition propelled him on a super-charged career as a multifaceted guitarist, vocalist, writer, engineer, and producer. Credited by keyboard legend Keith Emerson for inspiring him to go on the road again, Dave is a familiar figure worldwide to fans of progressive rock. And now, his sophomore CD release ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’, has fans and critics alike raving about it’s brilliance!

“Dave Kilminster has succeeded in creating one of those great documents that leaves you in wonder – not in just songs and their performances, but in the fact that as you listen, you come away with the impression that this is his soul speaking. I doubt that he could have created any other album – it’s as if the music pours out of his body like a visceral entity, his life blood mixing with the ethers… These are great songs that just happen to be made of brilliant technical proficiency. Whether you are a guitar aficionado, or a casual listener, you will adore the sublime beauty of this album.” – Tony Conley, Rock Guitar Daily

Fans and critics agree that Dave Kilminster is one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge from the UK. He is a sought after collaborator, band member and solo performer. After touring for a number of years with such luminaries as John Wetton, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer, and ELP keyboard wizard Keith Emerson, in 2006 David went on the road with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters as lead guitarist and vocalist in the extraordinary global staging of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’. More recently Dave was seen atop a thirty foot wall playing guitar on Roger Waters ‘The Wall – Live’ tour, which became the highest grossing tour of the year, playing to over 3 million people worldwide!! Dave’s work is in a class by itself, encompassing technical mastery and enormous power. His vast musical influences are strongly felt on his new album.

In closing Dave has this to impart about the 12-12-12 benefit concert, “All the bands and performers I saw absolutely played their hearts out, and did an amazing job of making it a night to remember…and I know that it’s an evening that will stay with me forever…”

To purchase Dave Kilminster ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3897
Also available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/scarlet-the-directors-cut/id578776042

For more information: http://davidkilminster.com/

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


David Kilminster, Guitarist on Roger Waters’ The Wall Tour, Releases Debut Solo CD ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’

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David Kilminster, Guitarist on Roger Waters’ The Wall Tour, Releases Debut Solo CD
‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’

November 26, 2012 – London, UK – Guitar virtuoso David Kilminster, best known for his work with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, has released his debut solo CD titled ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’. David’s radical techniques and mesmerizing sounds have captivated fans and fellow musicians alike worldwide. Named “Guitarist of the Year” by Guitar Magazine in 1991, the recognition propelled him on a super-charged career as a multifaceted guitarist, vocalist, writer, engineer, and producer. Credited by keyboard legend Keith Emerson for inspiring him to go on the road again, David is a familiar figure worldwide to fans of progressive rock. And now, much to the elation of his fans, David is releasing an innovative new CD that will amaze all who listen!!

Says David about his new CD, “I guess the album ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’ is just a reflection of all the wonderful music that I grew up listening to on the radio, along with some deeply personal lyrics. It also represents the first time that I’ve ever been let loose in a studio, so I was definitely like a kid in a candy store!!! Hence trying a whole bunch of things I’ve never done before…like singing lead vocals, playing piano and even scoring for a string quartet!”

Fans and critics agree that David Kilminster is one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge from the UK. He is a sought after collaborator, band member and solo performer. After touring for a number of years with such luminaries as John Wetton, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer, and ELP keyboard Keith Emerson, in 2006 David went on the road with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters as lead guitarist and vocalist in the extraordinary global staging of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’. More recently David was seen atop a thirty foot wall playing guitar on Roger Waters ‘The Wall – Live’ tour, which became the highest grossing tour of the year, playing to over 3 million people worldwide!!

David’s work is in a class by itself, encompassing technical mastery and enormous power. His vast musical influences are strongly felt on his new album. Says David, “I have a very eclectic list of influences. Musically, it’s anywhere from Debussy to Bjork, Chet Baker to Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley to Queen…it’s all in there, mixed up in my own unique way…” As far as the title goes, David explains, “I really love the provocative images that the word ‘Scarlet’ conjures up in my head… it’s a very passionate color, and brings to mind characters such as ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ in ‘Gone With The Wind’, ‘The Scarlet Woman’ (the goddess from the mystical system of Thelema), Scarlet Johansson (very cute!!)… and also the Sir Conan Doyle book ‘A Study In Scarlet’, which I believe is where Sherlock Holmes was first introduced. In a way the last reference seems particularly apt, as I feel like this album is my first real introduction into the world of music…”

In closing David has this to impart to his fans and listeners, “There’s so much of my heart, soul, passion and energy in this recording… you can almost see my DNA in the grooves of the CD!!! So I really hope you enjoy the listening experience…”

To purchase David Kilminster ‘Scarlet – The Director’s Cut’: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3897
Also available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/scarlet-the-directors-cut/id578776042

For more information: http://davidkilminster.com/

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