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Lunden Reign’s Laura Espinoza To Release New Solo Single “Follow Me to the Sun” Featured In The Award Winning Musical “American Stranger the Musical”!

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Lunden Reign’s Laura Espinoza To Release New Solo Single “Follow Me to the Sun” Featured In The Award Winning Musical “American Stranger the Musical”!

Los Angeles – “Follow Me to the Sun” is a new single by songwriter/guitarist Laura Espinoza (of Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign) and features Mindy Milburn on lead vocals, Miranda Miller on backing vocals & piano, Geoff Pearlman, Laura Espinoza & Julian Tomarin on guitars; Matt Denis on bass & Noel Jasso on drums. Produced by Geoff Pearlman (“Echo in the Canyon Band”), “Follow Me to the Sun” is one of the featured songs in the Hollywood Fringe Fest Encore Award winning musical “American Stranger the Musical” (music & book by Laura Espinoza).

The song is about someone who feels desperate & lonely after someone has left them; the reason is never revealed. This person then hopes they will find a way to reunite, but it may not be within earthly bounds.

“Seem so long since you drove away, standing out in a chill burns my naked face,
Morning gushes in a shallow wind, but the fire from your kiss keeps the flame within”

Featuring:

Laura Espinoza: Laura is a songwriter/guitarist, playwright, and TV producer. She is the primary songwriter for the critically acclaimed original alt rock band Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign. Laura recently won a NARAS songwriting contest, exclusive to Grammy voting members where she participated in a private songwriting workshop with Busby, Rodney Jerkins, Shane Stevens and Sarah Hudson. She has performed on stage with Luis Maldonado (Train), Terri Nunn (Berlin), Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) & Prescott Niles (The Knack), and started her career with Matt Sorum (Guns n’ Roses) She has recorded at Capitol Records, Hollywood, Abbey Road, UK and is the host of “The Rock Radio Show” on KBU-FM, Malibu.

Mindy Milburn: Mindy has a passion for singing and music. She is originally from Cleveland Ohio and has sang for multiple bands as well as in musical theatre and original bands and is so grateful to be working with Laura Espinoza. Mindy is now living in Los Angeles and is the proud parent of two wonderful children.

Miranda Miller: Miranda is a classically trained pianist who started playing at age 4. At age 12, she joined her first rock band, Cherri Bomb, where she would get her first taste of the music industry as a rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. Signed with Hollywood Records, this band released one EP and one studio album and played shows in America, Europe, and Australia. Later on, she was in alternative pop band Hey Violet!, signed to Capitol Records, and released another EP and studio album. She has been on stage opening for acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Bush, Staind, and 5 Seconds of Summer, and has performed in almost 20 countries. Miranda now teaches private piano, guitar, and vocal lessons and has directed multiple theatrical productions.

Laura Espinoza’s “Follow Me to the Sun” will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more on July 15, 2019

“American Stranger the Musical” recently received the “Hollywood Fringe Festival ENCORE! Award” as well as the “Better Lemons ‘Sweet’ Audience Review Award.” The musical is based on the music by Laura Espinoza; “American Stranger” is the story of three siblings, two of whom are learning to understand the third who is transitioning from their brother to their sister, now known as Mary. Rejection and intolerance plagues Mary – from society and from her parents who have disowned her. However, it is the loss of her beloved girlfriend, Dionne, that haunts her the most. America’s growing cultural divide has made Mary a stranger in her own country. “American Stranger” features the acoustic versions of the songs of Laura Espinoza & London Reign.

Here’s what the audience is saying:

“The music and singing were outstanding. Wonderful show, talented performers and great music. It’s so many people’s story, in many different ways. We are all just fumbling around, looking for love, looking for family. Trying to follow our hearts and survive.” – Lauren Peterson

“I own the record ‘American Stranger” by the band Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign and I really dig it.
I was very impressed with how Laura Espinoza, the song writer and guitarist of ‘American Stranger,’ brought her album to life with this beautiful musical.” – Michael Dinapoli

“What a beautiful gift this musical is! The writer had to know what a powerful message this would be, much needed yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Go see it and feel the love, confusion of being new in LA, and the message being sung beautifully by Delia Rawdon, Mindy Milburn, Miranda Miller with a great cast including Jacklyn Robinson, Scooby Ducati, Bill Melrose, and Sabrina Richmond. The writer, composer and guitarist Laura Espinoza has presented a musical that you cannot forget, ever!” –  Lisa Furuto

For more information:
Web: LauraEspinozaMusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraEspinozaLunden
Twitter: @LauraEspinozaLA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauraespinozamusic/

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“The Pretenders With Friends” – The Pretenders feat. Chrissie Hynde Performs With Special Guests Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus!

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“The Pretenders With Friends” – The Pretenders feat. Chrissie Hynde Performs With Special Guests Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus!

Blu-Ray/DVD/CD package featuring Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band The Pretenders featuring the Legendary Chrissie Hynde performs with special guests including Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus, recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ.

Songs include “Brass in Pocket”; “Message of Love” by Incubus, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” by Shirley Manson, “Precious”; “Candy” by Iggy Pop and Chrissie Hynde”,  “Talk of the Town”; “Back on the Chain Gang”; “Drive” by Incubus; “Mystery Achievement”, “Fools Must Die” by Iggy Pop, and “Middle Of The Road” encore performance featuring The Pretenders with Iggy Pop, Incubus, Kings Of Leon and Shirley Manson.

Decades Rock Live is an innovative live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today’s hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. This 75 Minute concert program was filmed in Hi-Definition and is presented in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio.

Track Listing:
01 ”The Wait”
02 “The Losing”
03 “Back On The Chain Gang”
04 “Talk Of The Town”
05 “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”
06 “Day After Day”
07 “Bucket”
08 “Up The Neck”
09 “Drive”
10 “Message Of Love”
11 ”Precious”
12 “Fools Must Die”
13 “Candy”
14 “Mystery Achievement”
15 ”Brass In Pocket”
16 “Middle Of The Road”

Bonus Materials
DVD includes Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!
Includes a CD also!

For more information:
https://mvdb2b.com/s/ThePretendersWithFriends/CLO1285BR

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Prog Legends Nektar Celebrate 50th Anniversary With New Studio Album “The Other Side”

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Prog Legends Nektar Celebrate 50th Anniversary With New Studio Album “The Other Side”

New Kickstarter Campaign started offering rare Nektar memorabilia!

Nektar: The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!!

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

The original members of Nektar; Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We’ve added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78′ band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

The music for our new album “The Other Side” comes from the 1978 era when we were writing in Mo’s basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it’s now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as we continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take us to new heights.

Nektar has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the new album!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nektarmusic/nektars-new-studio-album-the-other-side


Nektar in the studio July 2019

What are next steps for Nektar?
The reason we are here on Kickstarter is to generate the necessary funds and freedom to do this album in a suitable manner without a record company. We would like to release a CD, a DVD on the “Making of the New Album,” and writing and tweaking of the music. A double-vinyl album, all with excellent artwork by our friend and collaborator, Helmut Wenske, the original artist in the tradition of classic Nektar. After the album is released, in 2020, we will make a Blu-Ray DVD with the light show so you, our fans, can have music and visuals that you can take home with you.

We also need to set up touring to bring the music and the visual light show to you throughout 2020. In order to give you, our fans, our unique experience, we need your help now!

In appreciation for your donations, Nektar would like to give back to you. Here are SOME of the items you will receive depending on the pledge you choose:
Autographed CD’s and Advanced Digital Download MP3 of the new album “The Other Side”
Original 1970’s Nektar Man Poster
Classic Nektar Yellow T-Shirts with the Nektar Man
Original 1970’s Nektar Man Artwork by Helmut Wenske – Original/Reproduction Posters and Classic Nektar Yellow T-Shirts
Embroidered Blue Polo Shirt with Classic Nektar Logo
Framed and Unframed Fine Art Prints of “Tab in the Ocean,” “Remember The Future,” “Recycled,” and “Sounds Like This”
The Nektar Fine Art Print Collection
Original Handwritten Nektar Lyrics that includes all notes and cross-outs
Autographed Nektar Stationary from 1973
Your name on the new album credits
Executive Producer credits
VIP Seats and All-Access Passes
Breakfast with Nektar in any town Nektar is playing live
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

What are other ways you can help?
Thanks to various social media outlets; FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can show your support by sharing this campaign link to extend our reach to our wonderful fans around the globe who are loyal and love the Nektar experience. We so appreciate you and your efforts to help us!

The classic Nektar spirit is still very much alive, building on the band’s rediscovered popularity. The Nektar family is determined to continue bringing Nektar’s Music and Light Theater to YOU around the world. You’ve heard what we are doing. We would love you to be part of the experience and see you at our shows. It’s guaranteed to be EPIC! Your support means the world to us!

Thank you from all of us at Nektar…..
Derek, Ron, Mick, Ryche, Randy, and Kendall


Nektar taking an in-studio break; Randy Dembo, Ryche Chlanda, Kendall Scott, Derek “Mo” Moore, Mick Brockett, Ron Howden –  Photo Credit: Jay Petsko

Risks and challenges
It is Nektar’s position to NEVER put you at risk. It’s simple – if we do not make our goal, you will never be charged. By you helping us meet our goal, we will ensure you receive the rewards we promised for each pledge.

In appreciation of your help, we will keep you, our fans, updated every step of the way. We will post regularly any changes in deadlines if they should arise, when limited quantity items are met, and our status of meeting our goal. If you have any questions, please message us directly through Kickstarter and we will respond as soon as possible.

As a bonus, we will provide you exclusive tidbits from the studio all the way to the completion of our project. YOU will be included in our experience!

For more information:
Website: nektarsmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/nektarRocks
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/nektarfans
Instagram: instagram.com/nektar.official
Twitter: twitter.com/NektarThe
YouTube: Nektar The Legendary Rock Band: youtube.com/channel/UCoEd-HQa3RmFXHUEQ9j_PJA?view_as=subscriber

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Berlin To Tour Europe In Support of Forthcoming Album “Transcendance”

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Berlin To Tour Europe In Support of Forthcoming Album “Transcendance”

40th Anniversary tour with B-52’s sells out in the US, Europe next!

Los Angeles – The original multi-platinum selling band Berlin, return with a bold new album of superb, highly danceable, and powerful new music titled “Transcendance” on August 2, 2019! Vocalist Terri Nunn rejoins co-founders John Crawford and David Diamond for what promises to be one of the most talked about releases of the year!

Billboard.com has already premiered one of the tracks and announced the album as well as the 8-week 40th Anniversary US Tour that starts in July!
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8510681/berlin-terri-nunn-reunion-new-album

Read the new article about Berlin in People Magazine: 
https://people.com/music/berlins-terri-nunn-talks-new-music-getting-the-band-back-together-and-top-gun-2/

In support of the album release, Berlin will tour Europe in November and December of this year!

European tour dates:

NOVEMBER 2019

22 London Islington Academy  – https://www.seetickets.com/tour/berlin
24 Milton Keynes Crauford Arms – www.craufordarms.com
26 Newcastle Riverside – http://bit.ly/BERLIN-RIV
27 Chester Live Rooms – https://www.seetickets.com/event/berlin/the-live-rooms/1403243
28 Southampton 1865 – http://www.the1865.com
30 UK Bognor Regis Electric Dreams  – https://www.bigweekends.com/electric-dreams-weekender-bognor-regis-291119

DECEMBER 2019

1 Leeds Brudenell Social Club – https://www.seetickets.com/event/berlin/brudenell-social-club/1402817
2 Wolverhampton  Robin 2 – http://www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=5670
4 Brighton The Haunt – https://www.seetickets.com/tour/berlin
5 Holland Amsterdam Q Factory – https://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/244199?brand=nl_qfactory
9 Germany Munich Backstage  – https://www.eventim.de/?evid=12110449&fun=page&pagename=event
11 Germany Siegburg Kubana – http://www.kubana.de/live-club/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=131
12 Belgium Oostende Casino Kursaal  – https://www.kursaaloostende.be/nl

Additional December Dates to Be Announced Soon!

BERLIN – ONE OF THE GREATEST SYNTH ELECTRO-POP BANDS OF ALL TIME!

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP “Pleasure Victim” in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin’s first full-length LP was the gold “Love Life” in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single “Take My Breath Away,” the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun.”

Nunn left for a solo career in 1987, and Crawford and Brill teamed up in the Big F. In 1999, the band reunited to record some new studio material and also performed a concert, which, along with the new songs, was released as 2000’s “Berlin Live: Sacred and Profane.” This was followed a year later by a flurry of recording sessions that included co-writing tracks with Billy Corgan, among others. The end result, “Voyeur,” was their first full-length studio release in over 15 years.

And now Berlin will be releasing their new album “Transcendance” on August 2, 2019!

“Transcendance” Track list

1. I Want You
2. Show Me Tonight
3. Transcendance
4. Lust
5. On My Knees
6. Sex (I’m A…)
7. No One Left Alive
8. All For Love
9. In My Heart
10. Majesty

Available in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with full lyrics!

“Transcendance” is now available on all major digital service providers for pre-order/pre-save:
https://orcd.co/berlintranscendance
CD album pre-orders: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/berlin-transcendance-cd/

Berlin’s official website: http://www.berlinpage.com/

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Joe Louis Walker Announces World Tour In Support of His Brand New Concert DVD/CD Release “Viva Las Vegas Live”

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Joe Louis Walker Announces World Tour In Support of His Brand New Concert DVD/CD Release Viva Las Vegas Live

Los Angeles, CA – On May 10th, 2019, Cleopatra Entertainment – in association with Cleopatra Blues – released a brand new concert film Viva Las Vegas Live from Grammy Award-nominated Blues legend Joe Louis Walker. Directed by Brent Backhus, this stunning 85-minute concert was captured in all its glory at the infamous Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada last summer during Walker’s 2018 U.S. tour.

Watch the official trailer: https://youtu.be/iMdlf_VC8JM

In support of the new CD/DVD release, Joe Louis Walker has announced a world tour and has revealed that he’ll also be releasing a brand new studio album on the Cleopatra Blues label in 2020 that will feature guest appearances from blues and rock icons alike.

JUN 28 FRI
Blues On Bank Friday Kickoff
New London, CT, United States

JUL 12 FRI
Somers Point Beach Concert Series
Somers Point, NJ, United States

JUL 19 FRI
Santa Maria Blues Festival
Vila Do Porto, Portugal

JUL 30 TUE
Supersonic Blues Machine + guests
Madrid, Spain

AUG 2 FRI
Supersonic Blues Machine + guests
Notodden, Norway

AUG 3 SAT
Supersonic Blues Machine + guests
Megeve, France

AUG 10 SAT
Towne Crier Cafe
Beacon, NY, United States

AUG 16 FRI
Joe Louis walker’s Acoustic Trio w/ Giles Robson & Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Northampton, MA, United States

AUG 17 SAT
Chenango Blues Festival – Joe Louis walker’s Acoustic Trio w/ Giles Robson & Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Norwich, NY, United States

AUG 24 SAT
The North River Blues Festival
Marshfield, MA, United States

SEP 7 SAT
Cyprus Blues Festival
Nicosia, Cyprus

OCT 10 THU
Cabaret-Théâtre du Vieux-Saint-Jean
Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Canada

OCT 12 SAT
Cécile et RAMONE
Québec, Canada

NOV 2 SAT
Blues Heaven Festival
Frederikshavn, Denmark

NOV 3 SUN
Frederikshavn Kirke
Frederikshavn, Denmark

NOV 14 THU
Funky Biscuit
Boca Raton, FL, United States

NOV 15 FRI
Skipper’s Smokehouse
Tampa, FL, United States

NOV 16 SAT
Lake Concord Park
Casselberry, FL, United States

Joe Louis Walker’s career has spanned nearly six decades – and 24 studio albums – since first picking up the guitar at his childhood home in San Francisco at the young age of eight. Joining the local musicians’ union in his early teens enabled young Joe to perform publicly with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Buddy Miles, Thelonious Monk, Willie Dixon, Nick Lowe, John Mayall, Muddy Waters and even Jimi Hendrix. By the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Walker had already collaborated with and performed with multi-Grammy Award winning artists such as B.B. King (on King’s Blues Summit album) and James Cotton (on Cotton’s Deep In The Blues album) as well as enjoying the rare honor to perform at the Presidential Inauguration of President George H. Bush. In 2013, Walker was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, later being nominated in four categories for a Blues Music Award. In 2015, his album Everybody Wants A Piece was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Blues Album” category.

Viva Las Vegas Live is available on global digital platforms along with the home entertainment version that will be packaged in a gorgeous, four-panel, 2 Disc Digipack containing a DVD and audio CD of the concert. The all-region DVD’s bonus features include an exclusive interview with Walker that was filmed backstage at the venue plus a rare, behind the scenes slideshow of Joe and his band as they prepare to storm through ten, smoking tracks in front of their adoring live audience. A stand-alone, limited-edition colored 12” Vinyl LP version of the concert will be released separately this summer on the Cleopatra Blues Label imprint.

Viva Las Vegas Live Track Listing:
I’m Not Messin’ Around
Young Girls Blues
Sugar Mama
Do You Love Me?
In The Morning
Soldier for Jesus
You Don’t Love Me Girl
Black & Blue
Too Drunk To Drive Drunk
Like It This Way

ORDER JOE LOUIS WALKER VIVA LAS VEGAS LIVE DVD/CD here:
https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Louis-Walker-Viva-Vegas/dp/B07PKY4YZ5

Album Cover Photo Credit: Arnie Goodman

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Martin Barre Drummer Dave Schoepke To Release Innovative Solo Drum Album “Drums On Low”

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Martin Barre Drummer Dave Schoepke To Release Innovative Solo Drum Album “Drums On Low” 

Drummer Dave Schoepke will be releasing his first solo drum album titled “Drums On Low” on July 15, 2019. Schoepke is an accomplished North American drummer, who has had the pleasure of working with the legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. Dave toured with Martin’s band in 2017 and in 2018 for the “Cruise To The Edge” Tour. He’s also been the primary drummer for The Willy Porter Band since 2002, and has loved every second of his time with the band. Dave has toured with Willy Porter on a number of occasions over the years, and has numerous television and radio appearances on his record. The amazing part is that Dave is able to do all of this, and still has time to devote to his own band Tweed. Tweed has been a mainstay touring in Europe for the last few years along with a number of other blues and soul groups.

Dave said this about “Drums On Low”: “The music and recording are a direct response to my life changes. Post the birth of my son I was inspired to craft and assemble this album. The concept is simple: to make an album in response to the overwhelming feelings I had about my family and where I was as a musician at this stage of my career. What flowed out was soaked with the spirit of love and harmony between our family unit and the reality that rhythms of life which bind us are always there in the ways we talk, feel, think, breathe and react to one another. I was motivated to write music that to me resonated those elements.”

The completion of this album was the realization of a dream of Dave’s since age 16 to make music solely on drums and percussion instruments. Until now, that was an unattainable goal due to work demands, recording capabilities and costs. Written and recorded at Dave’s home studio in the first 2 months after the birth of his 2nd child, this collection of pieces reflects the joy, wonder, and sleeplessness of being a new parent. The music was assembled in bits and pieces in between naptimes and family maintenance.

“My wife was very supportive in that when there was some free time, I was able to run downstairs and work on the music. Often, I began recording a piece only minutes after changing a diaper, feeding my son or some other family business. It was nearly impossible to separate the elements which is the biggest part of this whole story. The music is so directly informed by my day to day family life, and it’s as much a reaction to those things as it is to my purely musical pursuits. At times I just sat down and the music flowed with no thought or preconceived ideas, nothing but reaction to life with my family. Ultimately the content on the album is 1/3 pre-formed pieces, 1/3 sketches that were embellished on and 1/3 full improvisations. I had the intention of having it all ready to go ahead of time, and a lot of things were finished, but when inspired I was able to turn on a dime and go with where the muse took me, which often happened in the midst of working on another piece. My overall goal with this album was to create a body of work that reflected where I had been as a musician but with the intent that the pieces come across as songs rather than solos. All of the music was recorded live with no overdubs, punch-ins, or edits/splicing on a combination of drum kits with varied tuning schemes.”

Some of the pieces are more melodically driven with the pitches, “Window, War Of The Grasshoppers, and Eleven Three” are examples of pieces that reflect that approach with mallets being the choice to draw the tones out. “Which One ARE You and N’ging” are informed with more traditional approaches and are considerably more aggressive. Some tracks are more experimental in form and approach, “Sound On Low” uses free spinning metal shakers on various snare drums and micro percussion alongside a detuned 26” kick drum, while “The Thing From The Darkness” is a flat out free expression coupled with audio from an old 1930’s radio show.

“At times I wanted to abandon any concept of bars or strict form to the pieces, which I felt would restrict me and inhibit my transference of ideas. If I added a beat, dropped one, or the form floated away from my original intent, I went with it rather than be beholden to anything other than the moment. I wanted to disregard any of the common notions of form, tempo, tuning, and theory in favor of feel, attitude, flavor, vibe and excitement. There was no fixing or editing on anything, so if there are mistakes, odd sounds, and any quirkiness that didn’t take away from the flow and intent of the piece, I left it in and in turn feel it adds more human element to the production rather than an over polished product. All in all, 20 songs were recorded and 11 selected to represent where I was at that time. Because this was to be my first solo endeavor and one I longed to do since childhood, I felt like I had a lot to get out. Concurrently making this album has inspired me to work on building this facet of my career, as I have a slew of concepts and ideas I’d love to share.”

Watch the video for “Which One ARE You?”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjnP1ANQ70o

Dave said this about the video, “This is about an illustration of dualities in life. The two girls symbolize struggles that sometimes exist within people, good and bad, yin and yang, whatever. The music informs the manic-ness and chaos that can exist. I wanted to express chaos to the form of the song and do away with measures and structure at points, while returning to a rabid unrelenting ostinato that symbolizes the need to walk the line in life. The fight within people is often so much greater and out of control than we can comprehend. I learned this firsthand from a bi-polar suicidal father who took his own life when I was 10.”

When Dave is not touring with Martin Barre, touring Europe or holding down the drum throne for Willy Porter, he can be found in the studio recording. He is an extremely busy session musician with over 50 albums to his credit. These albums cut across all genres of music. He has also done dozens of instructional CD’s for the Hal Leonard Corporation (One of the world’s largest music publishers). Dave also heads up the improvisational recording project, Blank Radio, and is the chief engineer and curator of hundreds of sessions with musicians from all over the greater Milwaukee area, culminating 23 full length album releases since 2008. These albums feature improvisations in all styles from ambient soundscapes to classical, jazz, and seething progressive rock.

Currently Dave makes his home in Milwaukee and is a private lesson instructor at Cascio Interstate Music. He has done dozens of clinics and been billed with legendary drummers Ed Thigpen, Paul Wertico, Dom Famularo, Greg Bissonette, Ernie Adams, and Carmine Appice. He maintains a busy schedule of teaching, touring, clinics, and sessions, and is always striving to evolve in every facet of his music making. Dave proudly endorses Ludwig Drums and Paiste Cymbals and was named 2009 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) drummer of the year. In support of the release of “Drums On Low,” Dave is booking shows for August/September 2019

In closing, Dave has this message to impart to his listeners, “Joy and exploration. To make music with joy in the heart devoid of the constraints and trappings of the business and analytical side of the music industry.”

To purchase: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/1466733343

For more information:
Website: www.daveschoepke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daveschoepkemusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/daveschoepke
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/vontum

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


Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio “People Mover” On July 1, 2019

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Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio “People Mover” On July 1, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on July 1, 2019.

Says Scott, “The music has a lot of interplay due to a busy touring schedule with bassist Romain Labaye and drummer Archibald Ligonniere. I’d say this album is a bit more harmonic than ‘Vibe Station,’ and the rhythm section plays a bigger role in the music. The challenge was to come up with new tones and effects I haven’t used before, since like ‘Vibe Station,’ the songs are layered with multi guitar tracks.”

“People Mover” demonstrates Scott’s striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an even more authentic, seamless and musical way than any of his previous work. Proof that after 35 years as a bandleader, Scott is a musician who’s playing and composing continues to grow.

From a recent interview, “My music isn’t for purists, that’s for sure, and I’m very thankful for my fans who are obviously open-minded and share my love for many different styles of music.”

Scott Henderson’s impressive work over the years as co-leader of the group TRIBAL TECH, leader of his own ground breaking trio, and sideman to some of the best jazz artists of their generation, including the great Joe Zawinul, has elevated him to the front ranks of both Jazz and Blues. Catch Scott on tour in 2019: July in Europe, September in South America, and October in Asia.

To purchase (available July 1, 2019):
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/scotthenderson

For more information: 
https://www.scotthenderson.net/
https://www.facebook.com/scott.henderson.14418101

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


Phenomena’s ‘Anthology’ Features the Best and the Rarest Tracks From the Original Trilogy – Out Now!

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Phenomena’s Anthology Features the Best and the Rarest Tracks From the Original Trilogy – Out Now!

This 25TH ANNIVERSARY compilation has been fully endorsed by Tom Galley, who personally compiled the track list.

Anthology features the special guests: 
Glenn Hughes
John Wetton

Brian May
Cozy Powell
Mel Galley
Neil Murray
Ric Sanders
John Thomas
Ted McKenna
Keith Murrell

This BEST OF compilation features the #1 HIT SINGLE ‘Did It All For Love’ sung by John Wetton.

This compilation also features final mixes of the RARE tracks ‘Assassins in the Night’, ‘Running with the Pack’ and ‘Stealing Heaven’.

The rare 12” Remix of ‘Did It All For Love’ is included along with a PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 12” Remix of ‘Still The Night’.

To purchase:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/PhenXCD
iTunes: https://geni.us/PhenXiTunes
Google Play: https://geni.us/PhenXGP
Spotify: https://geni.us/PhenXSpotify

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


Music Legend Eddie Jobson’s “The Green Album/Theme of Secrets” Remastered 3-Disc CD & High-Fidelity Blu-ray Audio – Now Available!

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Music Legend Eddie Jobson’s The Green Album/Theme of Secrets Remastered 3-Disc CD & High-Fidelity Blu-ray Audio – Now Available!

The Green Album/Theme of Secrets is a double release of two solo albums from keyboard/violin master, electronic music pioneer and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Roxy Music) Eddie Jobson. The critically acclaimed Green Album, with studio band Zinc, was originally released in 1983 on Capitol Records along with the first CGI MTV video “Turn it Over.”

Theme of Secrets is a groundbreaking electronic music album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. The 1985 release was featured in TIME magazine.

All tracks have been remastered for this special 3-disc CD and high-fidelity Blu-ray Audio re-release.

Available June 14th in the U.S. (June 21st as an import on Burning Shed and elsewhere in Europe/Japan)

To purchase Eddie Jobson’s The Green Album/Theme of Secrets Remastered 3-Disc CD & High-Fidelity Blu-ray Audio:
US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07S3QLGFB/
UK: https://burningshed.com/store/eddiejobson?page=1

EDDIE JOBSON

Classical prodigy and teen star — Award-winning film composer — “A musical genius” (Editor-in-chief of Emmy magazine) — Inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — World music and jazz record producer — Lecturer on The Art & Science of Music — Electronic music innovator — Electric-violin virtuoso — Award-winning pianist

With an international reputation as the definitive musicians’ musician, British musician Eddie Jobson has been recognized as a musical genius since childhood. As a piano and violin prodigy, he was awarded a Diploma of Distinction by London’s Royal Academy of Music at the age of 8, performing with his first professional orchestra at age 10. In 1971, at age 16, he was appointed as the Young Persons’ Representative to the British Government’s Arts Council and, the same year, performed his debut concert at the University of Newcastle—one of the first live concerts to feature the electronic music synthesizer. By age 17 he had acquired a worldwide record deal with Warner Bros. to record his first full album, playing violin, synthesizer and piano.

Transitioning away from classical music and still only 17, he became orchestrator for British singer Bryan Ferry, leading to Jobson becoming a full member of the influential art-rock group Roxy Music, contributing to their first number-one album as synthesist and groundbreaking electric-violinist. Eddie’s proficiency in re-sculpting and professionalizing the Roxy sound played a major role in the band’s success and their considerable influence on the likes of U2, The Talking Heads and many of the ’80s new wave rock/pop groups. Jobson’s early pioneering work as a teen, along with the other Roxy members, has resulted in his 2019 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Jobson the first rock violinist to be so honored.

Remaining in the rock and jazz world after Roxy, Eddie—still only 21—was “discovered” by American  music icon Frank Zappa and flown to Los Angeles to replace both jazz greats George Duke on keyboards and Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, in Zappa’s only four-piece lineup. Returning to England in 1978 after several albums and world concert tours with Zappa, Jobson then formed the internationally acclaimed progressive-fusion band UK with jazz-guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, King Crimson vocalist John Wetton, and original Yes drummer Bill Bruford. The UK albums, along with his other  work with King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull and with members of Deep Purple and The Who, established Jobson not only as, arguably, the top rock violinist in the world, but also as one of the top keyboardists.

In the 1980s, Eddie put rock music and concert touring aside and focused on electronic music and the innovative world of computer music. He created the first music video to feature CGI, as well as the world’s first album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. Featured in TIME magazine, this critically acclaimed album was one of the very first all-digital CD releases. The 1990s saw Jobson move into the world of television and film scoring—an award-winning side career that culminated in him becoming choral director for Disney on two major movies and the soundtrack composer on numerous films, TV shows and 3D theme-park experiences. Fascinated with all musical forms, he left the world of Hollywood in 2000 and formed a musicians’ label called Globe Music as a vehicle for producing a diverse array of jazz and world-music artists. This period also saw Eddie working with the Tuvan throat singers, and composing for and conducting both the City of Prague Philharmonic and The Bulgarian Women’s Choir, while also functioning as the choir’s spokesperson at Harvard University and on multiple classical radio broadcasts.

An unexpected return to the concert stage in 2008, saw Jobson perform to a festival audience of more than 150,000 people in Kazan, Russia, leading to ten more years of world tours until his permanent retirement from live concerts in 2018. In 2017, Jobson received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Progressive Music Awards in London.

Five new double-CD releases are being planned to commemorate Jobson’s almost fifty years as one of the world’s most respected musicians. Eddie is also currently producing six video lectures on The Art and Science of Music.

Eddie Jobson FB page: https://www.facebook.com/EJ.UK.fanpage/

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


Detroit Music Legend MITCH RYDER Reimagines 14 Soul & Rock Classics With The Help Of An All-Star Cast Of Friends!

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Detroit Music Legend MITCH RYDER Reimagines 14 Soul & Rock Classics With The Help Of An All-Star Cast Of Friends!

Featuring guest appearances by Cherie Currie, James Williamson, Wayne Kramer, Brian Auger, Sylvain Sylvain, Walter Lure, Arthur Adams, Big Joe Louis & others!

Los Angeles, CA – After wowing audiences with a rollicking Christmas-themed release at the close of 2018, the icon of Detroit rock and soul, Mitch Ryder, returns with this superb collection of all-new recordings – Detroit Breakout! The album celebrates both the music of Detroit as well as the classic, timeless songs of Ryder’s generation. From a smokin’ new version of Ryder’s own blockbuster hit single “Devil With A Blue Dress On” to The Capitols’ “Cool Jerk” to Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Detroit Breakout! has something for every true rock n’ roller including special guest performances by fellow Motor City alumni James Williamson of The Stooges and Wayne Kramer of MC5 as well as blues legends Joe Louis Walker and Arthur Adams PLUS the New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, daughter of B.B. King, Shirley King and more!

Many of the guests who contributed to the project sang the praises of both Ryder and the project as a whole:

“I love Mitch Ryder and I love ‘Devil With A Blue Dress On.’ Always one of my favorite songs. I had fun playing on the track. The finished version with Mitch sounds really current. Wow…just killer!” – James Williamson (The Stooges)

“I’ve been smitten with Mitch Ryder since I first heard ‘Devil With A Blue Dress On.’ When asked if I’d like to back this legend? Heck! I’ve worked all my life for this!” – Cherie Currie (The Runaways)

“[Mitch Ryder] is among the greatest soul singers of our generation and the opportunity to play guitar on his version of ‘Cool Jerk’ is a distinct honor for me. It’s one of the greatest songs in recording history. Perfect in every way. I count this as a high-point in my career.” – Wayne Kramer (The MC5)

“‘Dirty Water’ is such a garage classic. It’s the kind of music I’d listen to all the time as a kid and played in my earliest bands. Mitch’s vocals kicked ass and I really like how my guitar part turned out. I could play this kind of music all day long.” – Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls)

“It’s always a dream come true when you get an opportunity to be part of a project with one of your heroes!! I find myself in that situation, performing with Mitch Ryder.” – Joe Louis Walker

“This has been an incredible experience for me. Mitch Ryder was one of my favorite singers/bands growing up and he greatly influenced my tastes in music His songs were almost Punk before it ever existed. I feel incredibly lucky just to be a small part of his new album and I love it that he’s still doing this stuff to this day. He’s even older than me and still at it. Hope it lasts forever!” – Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers)

“I felt absolutely chuffed to be asked to play on Mitch Ryders’ cover of ‘Have Love Will Travel.’ Upon listening to his awesome vocals, I was truly inspired to get my amp up to Warp 16 and let ‘er rip—so much FUN. Thanks for having me on board, Mitch!” – Paul Rudolph (The Pink Fairies/Hawkwind)

Detroit Breakout! will be available everywhere starting June 14 on CD in a special digipak, on a limited edition RED vinyl pressing, and on digital!

Track List:
1. Devil With A Blue Dress feat. James Williamson
2. Cool Jerk feat. Wayne Kramer & Brian Auger
3. Dirty Water feat. Sylvain Sylvain
4. Turn Back The Hands Of Time feat. Shirley King
5. Have Love, Will Travel feat. Paul Rudolph
6. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone feat. Walter Lure
7. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) feat. Cherie Currie
8. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay feat. Arthur Adams
9. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) feat. Lee Oskar
10. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown feat. Joe Louis Walker
11. You Send Me feat. Linda Gail Lewis
12. Twistin’ The Night Away feat. Joe Louis Walker
13. If I Had A Hammer feat. Linda Gail Lewis
14. Shout feat. Linda Gail Lewis

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/mitch-ryder-detroit-breakout-cd/
Buy the vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/mitch-ryder-detroit-breakout-limited-edition-red-vinyl/
Download/stream: https://orcd.co/detroitbreakout

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


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