Superstar Drummer & Songwriter CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA to Release New Summer Single “FUN, PARTY, SPLASH” Feat. CARLOS SANTANA & Produced by NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN

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Superstar Drummer & Songwriter CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA to Release New Summer Single “FUN, PARTY, SPLASH” Feat. CARLOS SANTANA & Produced by NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN

Marin County, CA – The past few months have been a blur for CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA, who is currently touring and performing with her husband Carlos Santana, is featured as a vocalist, drummer, and songwriter on “Power of Peace,” the new Santana/Isley Brothers collaboration, and has been busy touring with her own band and recording tracks in the studio with the legendary producer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN. Together through Walden’s Tarpan Records label they will release the new single “FUN, PARTY, SPLASH” featuring Carlos Santana on all digital platforms on August 25, 2017.

CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA is a virtuoso drummer whose artistry spans the realms of jazz and rock. As a bandleader and as a musician, Cindy is a sound innovator with a passion for pushing creative boundaries and exploring movement and change. She is as known for the nuances and colors she brings to her beats and fills as she is for the sheer power of her soulful playing. “Some drummers act, some react. Some keep time, others create it. CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA is among the few who can,” writes Mike Zwerin of the International Herald Tribune.

Among a handful of the most innovative, original and influential artists of our time, NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN’S stature as an authentic musical renaissance man is a matter of record. Producing hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum “Freeway of Love”), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Sting, Elton John, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, and The Temptations, the EMMY and multi-GRAMMY winner (Producer, Album and Song of The Year) has been at the helm of hit music that spans decades.

CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA has been creating magnificent musical time and space since the beginning of her career as a busking street performer in New York City in the ’80s through the present day, touring the globe and making albums at the top of her game—including the critically acclaimed Another Lifetime (2010). In addition to collaborating onstage and in-studio with her own group—also known as Another Lifetime—she has toured and recorded with artists including Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Laswell, Joss Stone, Joe Henderson, Al B. Sure, Buckethead, Don Pullen, Hugh Masakela, Buster Williams, and Angela Bofill. Cindy was part of the Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band called Spectrum Road with Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, and John Medeski. From 1992 to 2007 and again in 2014 & 2015 she was the drummer in Lenny Kravitz’s band, performing through multiple world tours and hit albums. In 2010, she was part of the all-star line-up performing “Bitches Brew,” a tribute to Miles Davis’ seminal album staged at the San Francisco Jazz Festival and NYC Winter JazzFest.

More recently, Cindy has become the regular touring drummer for Santana. Having met several years earlier at a festival in Europe while she was touring with Kravitz, Cindy first played with Santana in spring 2010, when drummer Dennis Chambers had a previous commitment. “They have a great band vibe. It’s nice to play with people who have grown together, built a sound together, and stayed together,” she says. “When that happens, you can create so many different levels of communication. That’s what they’ve done, and I love reacting with it and being a part of it.”

Electricity onstage generated chemistry offstage—Carlos proposed to Cindy during a July 2010 concert, and they married in December. Looking ahead, they will collaborate artistically as well, on projects that will no doubt reflect their shared passion for improvisation, and belief in the transcendent nature of music. Cindy was an integral part of the new Santana/Isley Brothers release Power of Peace, featuring the song “I Remember,” which she wrote and sings. “To me,” she says, “music is completely spiritual, it’s the way you connect with your higher self, with the universe. It’s also a way to share light with millions of people. They don’t need to speak your language, have your beliefs, or be in the same place you are. The music speaks, it channels good energy, and makes a difference in people’s lives. Carlos and I are both conscious of doing that.”

NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN started his storied career as a drummer with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Narada’s music flows freely from pop, rock and soul, to the rarified realms of jazz, fusion, and world music. With Jeff Beck, Narada wrote and played drums on the seminal album Wired that earned them both their first Gold Album. Walden was an integral part of introducing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, producing and writing their breakthrough hits. Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time.

In 2016, Cindy connected with her fellow drummer and world-class producer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN, and together the two have been working on new material ever since. CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA continues to build a body of work and artistic legacy that make her one of the finest drummers and recording artists of this or any generation.

To pre-order the “FUN, PARTY, SPLASH” single on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fun-party-splash-single/id1269743526?app=itunes or http://smarturl.it/funpartysplash

For more information about Cindy Blackman Santana, please visit her social media pages or Website: http://www.cindyblackmansantana.com/

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Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get “Tough & Tender” on North American Fall Tour!

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Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get “Tough & Tender” on North American Fall Tour!

Acoustic versions of beloved classics featured alongside hard-hitting numbers

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits.

“A great song is a great song, however it’s delivered,” says bandleader Andy Powell (guitar, lead vocals). “Playing acoustically allows people to hear the ‘bones’ of a song and how it might have been conceived in the first place.”

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry, and few know that better than Powell.

“We laid down strong musical roots in the ’70s, and these roots continue to prove productive,” he says. “Also, we nurtured our fan base as much as possible through fan club conventions, newsletters and the like; but this was all given a great boost once the digital age came into being, with websites and social media.”

Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s hallmark is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.

True road warriors, each year the band logs around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth. “The hours, days and weeks we spend touring and recording results in a close-knit group, for sure,” says Powell. “It allows us to bring a level of intensity to the table that people seem to pick up on and appreciate.”

The fruitful results of near-constant touring are evident on the latest DVD release, “Live in Paris,” recorded in May 2015 during a three-day residency at Le Triton Theatre in Les Lilas, Paris. Powell says, “We recorded three nights of material, including current versions of some classic songs, plus some deep tracks that people won’t necessarily expect.”

The band recently released a four-disc “Road Works” box set, a compilation of four separate shows recorded in Germany and the UK. In October 2015, Powell completed his autobiography, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with Irish music journalist Colin Harper. The book, published by Jawbone Press, has met with public and critical acclaim.

“Our concept was to root my musical story and that of the band’s to the times in which I came of age,” says Powell. “That is to say, relating it to those times, decade by decade, so that the reader could get a picture of how I was impacted by the social and musical trends and how I weathered those changes. We also wanted to keep it breezy and poke a little fun at this music game at the same time.”

In addition to the “Tough & Tender” Tour, Fall 2017 will also see the release of a 32-CD deluxe box set, “Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years,” on Snapper Music.


From left: Joe Crabtree, Mark Abrahams, Andy Powell, Bob Skeat. Photo by Stefan Johansson

Wishbone Ash US Tour Dates:
Sept. 12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Sept. 13 Minneapolis, MN Famous Dave’s
Sept. 14 Davenport, IA River Music Experience
Sept. 15 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Sept. 16 Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theatre
Sept. 17 Edwardsville IL Wildey Theatre
Sept. 19 Auburn Hills, MI Callahan’s Music Hall
Sept. 22 Sherwood Park, AB Canada Festival Place
Sept. 25 Annapolis, MD Rams Head on Stage
Sept. 26 Richmond, VA Tin Pan
Sept. 27 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
Sept. 28 Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall
Sept. 29 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Sept. 30 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
Oct. 1 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House Club
Oct. 2 New York, NY BB King Blues Club & Grill
Oct. 5 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen’s Tavern
Oct. 6 Akron, OH Tangier
Oct. 7 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
Oct. 8 Jim Thorpe, PA Mauch Chunk Opera House

There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash. Be sure to catch them on tour this September. Tour dates and more information can be found at http://www.wishboneash.com. Follow the band on Facebook @wishbone.ash.official, Twitter @wishboneash_com and Instagram.

To download electronic press kit: http://www.wishboneash.com/epk

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com and
Kate Goldsmith – kate_goldsmith@wishboneash.com

North American Booking: Steve Ozark, Ozark Talent (785) 760-3143, OzarkTalent@gmail.com


Two New Soundtracks Harness The Cinematic Power Of Prog/Space Rock Legends & Revivalists!

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Two New Soundtracks Harness The Cinematic Power Of Prog/Space Rock Legends & Revivalists!

Features the music of Hawkwind, Nektar, Faust, Chrome, Brainticket, Rick Wakeman (Yes), Guru Freakout (with Mani Neumeier), John Wetton (Asia), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Omega, Hedersleben, and others!

Los Angeles, CA – Two very different indie films to be released later this year feature soundtracks that make unique use of prog and space rock music. First up is the thrilling action/adventure film set in the Middle East, 8 Assassins – The Beautiful, The Bad And The Ugly, which features one of the most unusual tracks in the entire oeuvre of UK prog-psych rockers Hawkwind, the haunting “Hassan-i Sabbah,” featuring Arabic singing and some brilliant violin work by Simon House. Also featured on the epic 2CD soundtrack are tracks by Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner, a compelling live track from experimental German band Faust, prog revivalists Hedersleben, and a host of others! Meanwhile, a brand new sci-fi space horror film The Rift – Dark Side Of The Moon features loads of out-of-this-world psychedelic jams including compositions from the Pink Floyd album that inspired the film’s subtitle performed by the legendary John Wetton, XTC’s Colin Moulding as well as The Doors’ Robby Krieger. Also featured are Hungarian prog rock giants Omega as well as not one but two bands featuring avant garde percussionist Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru. So whether you like your prog rock with a little Mid-Eastern influence or prefer the spacier side, these two soundtracks will have plenty to offer! The soundtrack for 8 Assassins will be available August 18 and The Rift soundtrack will be available September 1.

View the film trailer for 8 Assassins – The Beautiful, The Bad And The Ugly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQN36L-Rmas

View the film trailer for The Rift – Dark Side Of The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHeRUF0E9O4&feature=youtu.be

Track List:

8 ASSASSINS – THE BEAUTIFUL, THE BAD AND THE UGLY – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
DISC 1
1. Hedersleben – Gulf Of Lost Souls
2. Jürgen Engler – 8 Assassins (Score)
3. Nik Turner – Coming Of The Maya feat Simon House
4. Klute – No Man’s Land
5. Alan Davey – Angel Down feat. Simon House
6. Hawkwind – Hassan i Sabbah
7. Black Plastic – Sertraline
8. Onyx – Do U Bac Down
9. The Wake – Nazarene
10. Faust – Parasiten

DISC 2
1. Judy Collins & Ari Hest – Run
2. Philippe Besombes – Chocolate Cream
3. Brainticket – Radagacuca
4. The Coffin Daggers – Instigator
5. Yellowman – The Happiness Of One
6. Space Temple – Acid Journey feat. Wayne Kramer
7. Jürgen Engler – Assassin Fuzz (Score)
8. Damon Edge – I’m A Gentleman
9. Spahn Ranch – Heretic’s Fork
10. Paul Dianno – War Machine
11. Larry Donn – Honey Bun
12. Blackburner vs. DMX – We Gonna Tear Shit Up
13. Christian Death – Psalm (Maggot’s Lair)
14. Loon – Belly Dance feat. Gritty

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/8-assassins-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-2-cd/
Buy the digital version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/8-assassins-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/id1266867997

THE RIFT – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
1. Omega – Don’t Keep On Me Waiting
2. John Wetton – Us And Them
3. Colin Moulding & Robby Krieger – Brain Damage
4. The Anix – Mask
5. Echolust – 1799
6. Nik Turner – Paranormal
7. Leæther Strip – Serenade For The Dead
8. Nektar – Astronaut’s Nightmare
9. Le Seul Element – C. abyssal
10. Brainticket – Nebula
11. Rick Wakeman – Dynamics Of Delerium
12. Chrome – Into The Eyes Of The Zombie King
13. Guru Freakout – Notre Dame (Mothership) edit
14. Guru Guru Groove Band – UFOlove
15. A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)

Buy the CD: https://www.amazon.com/Rift-Dark-Side-Various-Artists/dp/B073D3NSJG
Buy the digital version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rift-dark-side-moon-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/id1266440305

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New Documentary on French Music Legends Magma “To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma”

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New Documentary on French Music Legends Magma “To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma”

A passionate and moving tribute to Magma, one of the greatest bands that ever existed!

“To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma” is a feature film that explores one of the most visionary and innovative music of the last 50 years, Magma. It takes the audience on a journey through several countries where the band has been filmed, fascinating interviews with fans and musicians, including Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Trey Gunn (King Crimson). The film also includes an in-depth interview of the leader of the band, Christian Vander, and various musicians who were part of this extraordinary adventure over a period of more than 45 years.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/V80oFyeJh1g

The film is packed with archival footage and an amazingly beautiful soundtrack is always flowing underneath. It is articulated around 6 chapters, taking the viewers on a journey through Christian Vander’s childhood, his discovery of John Coltrane who became his mentor, the birth of Magma and the different periods of the band. It also covers Christian’s unique approach and philosophy on music and life along with a tribute to the band’s be album, “Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh.” It ends on an inspiring and moving section where fans from various countries share the impact that the music has had on their life.

Written & Directed by Laurent Goldstein, the film was created to be seen and enjoyed by both fans of Magma and people who do not know this music. Christian Vander’s story packs an emotional wallop and is a tremendous source of inspiration for anybody who has a passion in life and wants to realize their dream.

“To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma” will premiere in Toronto at the Royal cinema on August 20th at 2:00 PM. Magma will be perfoming live at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto that evening. The film will premiere in Montreal at the Casa Del Popolo on Aug. 22nd at 6:30 PM. Magma will perform two shows in Montreal on August 21 & 22 at the La Sala Rossa. Both film screening events will cost $10. Please note that to attend the concerts seperate tickets will need to be purchased.

Laurent Goldstein produced his first feature-length documentary, “Your Second Fifty” a motivational piece that demonstrates that in spite of prejudices and popular beliefs, there is a life after 50, and it can be amazing! The film was shot over an 18-month period, in 6 countries on 3 continents, and showcases 40 fascinating characters. It has been shown in motivational seminars throughout North America since 2015.

In 2016, he produced – partly thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign – his second feature-length documentary: “To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma,” a tribute to the cult French progressive rock band.

For more information: http://www.themusicofmagma.com, Facebook.com/themusicofmagma

Magma’s official website: http://www.magmamusic.org

Magma press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Chilean Prog Ensemble Aisles To Tour US For The First Time In Support of Critically Acclaimed Album “Hawaii”

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Chilean Prog Ensemble Aisles To Tour US For The First Time In Support of Critically Acclaimed Album “Hawaii”

Chile – Aisles, the acclaimed South American prog rock sextet, will tour the United States for the first time in their career to play five dates, including the festivals Progstock in Rahway, New Jersey, and Progtoberfest, in Chicago, Illinois.

Aisles will be performing part of their latest record, “Hawaii,” a two-disc concept album about human colonies established in space after the destruction of the Earth. Its twelve tracks explore the dilemmas and challenges that the individual and the human spirit would face in this futuristic scenario. Regarding the theme and sound of the album, guitarist and producer Germán Vergara states: “Without a doubt it’s our most profound work so far. With ‘Hawaii’ we dug deep in search of a concept that could really move us. Our objective was to write music that would emotionally and mentally take us to the place where the events in the album occur: Space.”

“All the music on the album was written with our hearts and minds set on the idea of these human colonies, a small group of people who are able to preserve some of the heritage of mankind after the Earth is destroyed. Musically speaking we had never taken so many risks, tried so many different approaches and allowed ourselves this level of freedom to improvise and experiment. I am really proud of what we’ve achieved this time,” Vergara adds. “Hawaii” has been acclaimed by specialized media like Prog magazine, Neoprog and All About the Rock.

“ ‘Hawaii’ is a work of genius. A mind expanding experience” – All About the Rock

“A joyous expression of individuality. One of the year’s highlights” – Prog

“A masterpiece” – Neoprog

“Symphonious, mellifluous and happily nostalgic. One of the most far-reaching and rewarding progressive albums of the year” – Raw Ramp

Aisles will tour in the United States after playing five shows in Mexico. These are the dates:

MEXICO
Sat. Aug 12, Fest Prog Jazz, Foro Fausto Vega, Mexico City
Wed Aug 16, Underground Bar, Saltillo
Thu Aug 17, Salón Morelos, Monterrey
Fri Aug 18, Metal Brothers, Mexico City
Sat Aug 19, Centro de las Artes de Querétaro, Querétaro

UNITED STATES
Sat Oct 14, Progstock festival, The Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey, Tickets
Mon Oct 16, Ferguson Theater, University of Pittsburgh (w/Valdez), Greensburg, Pennsylvania Tickets
Wed Oct 18, Buffalo Iron Works (w/Turning Virtue), Buffalo, New York Tickets
Thu Oct 19, Elkhart, Indiana (venue to be announced)
Fri Oct 20, Progtoberfest, Reggie’s, Chicago, Illinois Tickets

With four studio albums and a career spanning twelve years, Aisles have become South America’s most acclaimed prog act of the last decade. Their daring combination of rock, fusion, jazz and world music illustrates the band’s uniquely liberal and eclectic approach. The group has played in South America and Europe, and their albums have been published in Europe, the Americas, and Japan.

In 2009, their second album, “In Sudden Walks”, was nominated for Best Foreign Record in the Italian Prog Awards and the group was invited to open the 11th Progressive Rock Festival Crescendo in France. Their third album, “4:45 AM” (2013) was widely acclaimed worldwide and was chosen among the best albums of that year in a number of specialized publications. “Hawaii” (July, 2016), their fourth studio album was called a “masterpiece” and named one of the albums of the year by media outlets such as Prog (England), Neoprog (France), Raw Ramp (England) and Chile’s premiere rock magazine, Rockaxis.

Aisles are:
Germán Vergara: guitar, vocals
Felipe Candia: drums, percussion
Sebastián Vergara: lead vocals
Rodrigo Sepúlveda: guitar, vocals
Daniel Baird-Kerr: bass
Juan Pablo Gaete: keyboards

For more information:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6J59KdFHCHPSmiGhN5JoKb
Aisles official store: http://www.aislesproject.com/aisles/store/hawaii.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aislesproject
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aislesproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aislesproject/
Upside Down video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf5rq6G0X28
Club Hawaii lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Xx_UcJC3Y

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


Metal Legend THOR to Release New Album “Beyond The Pain Barrier” on August 4th!

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Metal Legend THOR to Release New Album “Beyond The Pain Barrier” on August 4th!

Los Angeles – The Metal Thunder God THOR reclaims the classic metal throne with a brand new studio album of 12 original songs that will get your blood pumping and leave your ears ringing! Titled “Beyond The Pain Barrier,” THOR’s new album will be released August 4 to coincide with his performance at the Porispere Festival in Finland. Thor will be hitting the road in support of the release kicking off at a major metal festival in Finland in August followed by a 30-date tour of North America!

Says THOR, “I had the opportunity to work with young musician/songwriters on this record. Guitarist John Leibel and Ted Jedlicki know the metal sound of today. With my classic riffs and melodies combined with their modern metal songwriting and performing, we made a killer sounding album.”

A new documentary film called “Return Of The Thunderhawk” (a sequel to the well-received “I Am Thor” film) is scheduled for release later this year!

Watch the premiere of THOR’s new video on Brave Words featuring footage from the “Return Of The Thunderhawk” documentary:
http://bravewords.com/news/metal-legend-thor-to-release-beyond-the-pain-barrier-album-in-august-bravewords-premiers-the-calling-music-video

Says THOR, “I feel this is the sequel to the ‘Metal Avenger’ album. The story continues with very powerful yet melodic tunes.”

Buy the CD: https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Pain-Barrier-Thor/dp/B071FTBRFP
Buy the digital version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beyond-the-pain-barrier/id1256222336

And also be sure to check out the 3-disc (2CD+DVD) Ultimate Collector’s reissue of the classic live album from 1985, “Live In Detroit,” packaged with the AN-THOR-LOGY DVD and live material from more recent incarnations of Thor’s band! Also available on vinyl!

Buy the 2CD/DVD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/thor-live-in-detroit-1985-3-cd-deluxe-edition/
Buy the LP: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/thor-live-in-detroit-1985-lp/

THOR’s official website: https://thorcentral.com

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10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Begins PledgeMusic Campaign For New Solo Album “MUSCLE MEMORY” & Seeks Musical Collaborators

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10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Begins PledgeMusic Campaign For New Solo Album “MUSCLE MEMORY” & Seeks Musical Collaborators

London – 10cc/Godley & Creme legend Kevin Godley is starting a PledgeMusic campaign for his highly anticipated new solo album “MUSCLE MEMORY.” What makes this album special, along with being his very first solo album, is that it will be comprised of collaborations between Kevin and, as yet, a cast of unknown musicians submitting instrumental tracks that he can turn into songs.

Kevin Godley’s PledgeMusic campaign will have digital, CD and LP versions of the album available plus other merchandise and live experiences in the form of a workshop, video shoot visit and listening party/Q&A.

View the project here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kevin-godley-muscle-memory

Write and record with me:

Recently something happened that eclipsed any songwriting techniques I’d learned in 10cc or Godley & Creme. Out of the blue, I was sent 2 recorded instrumental tracks with requests to write melodies and lyrics and turn them into songs. Both tracks came from people I’d never met and still haven’t.

We communicated by email and all I did was load their tracks into Garageband and react to them vocally. Experiencing this kind of remote collaboration and its results has been transformational for me, as I believe I’ve recorded 2 of my best ever songs and “MUSCLE MEMORY,” as I’m calling the album, will be about opening this collaborative door a lot wider.

It’s my first time out fronting a record so it’s exciting and daunting in equal measure but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and with your help I intend to make it count. The idea is to work on 10 new tracks that inspire me and share the copyright 50/50 with each writer or co-writers. It’s that simple.

Please send me your music:

That’s any genre, any tempo, any mood, but please don’t send me anything too predictable! I thrive on unusual structures and sounds. Tracks must be original, instrumental recordings, ideally lasting between 3 and 5 mins and should be uploaded as stereo mixes to: musclememorysubmissions@gmail.com

Just to be really clear…submissions are open to anyone. That’s new and emerging acts through to established musicians. I’ve already had interest from a few significant artists but my selection process will be totally democratic so I won’t be revealing any names until I’ve listened to everyone and everything and begun to select my 10 collaborators.

The timeline of the release will depend on the submissions, but I plan to have the album released in the first half of 2018 and will be posting regular updates along the way to keep you informed of its progress.

Around the album’s release I’ll be opening the door for both creatives and fans to be a part of the album recording process, with live events taking place which you can Pledge to be a part of.

Thanks for reading!

Kevin Godley

Terms & Conditions for submissions:
– Each submission must be an original recording made by the submitter in a stereo WAV format and ideally be around 3-5 minutes long.
– All submissions must consist of 100% original content, composed by the submitter. No covers or samples are to be included.
– The submitter must have retained and own all rights associated with the composition and must have sole rights to the material submitted.
– Audio stems must be available.
– The submission must not have previously been published or included in any other published work.
– The submitter agrees that any submitted work may form the basis of a joint collaboration with KG.
– KG does not guarantee working with any particular party with regards to their submission, but in the instances that he does, the revised/reworked “Collaboration Composition” (CC) will become the joint property of both KG and the submitter.
– All publishing copyrights to Collaboration Content will be owned 50:50 between KG and the owner/submitter of the original material.
– Any publishing income derived from the publishing of or any use of the Collaboration Content, will be split 50:50 be-tween the parties.
– The submitter agrees to allow any and all collaborative compositions to be used by KG for the purpose of creating an audio track and/or album.
– The level of collaborative interaction between KG and collaborators will be down to KG’s discretion.
– All submissions must be made via WeTransfer.com to the email address musclememorysubmissions@gmail.com with your name and contact details in the message. Please do not approach KG directly.

Live Experiences:
Workshop: Join Kevin Godley part way through recording the album and add your own voices and sounds to some of the tracks. He will record you, demo his studio techniques and talk guests through the record’s progress. The evening will conclude with an informal Q&A session.

Video Shoot Visit: Visit the set or location during the shooting of a video for a key album track and maybe get the opportunity to appear on-camera as an extra.

Album Playback and Q&A: Attend an exclusive Album Playback with Kevin Godley to hear the finished record before anyone else and take part in an informal Q&A session about the recording of the new album. Date and location TBC.

Album Formats:
– Download
– CD
– LP (180g vinyl)
– CD plus name in album credits
– LP plus name in album credits

Merchandise:
– T-shirt
– Signed print
– Handwritten and Signed lyric sheet

For more information: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kevin-godley-muscle-memory

PledgeMusic contact: julian.wall@pledgemusic.com

Kevin Godley’s official website: http://www.kevin-godley.com/

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


British Rock Legends UFO To Release First Ever Covers Album “The Salentino Cuts”

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British Rock Legends UFO To Release First Ever Covers Album “The Salentino Cuts”

Los Angeles – British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! “The Salentino Cuts” includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons’s “River Of Deceit,” John Mellencamp’s “Paper In Fire,” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds’ “Heartful Of Soul,” ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” and lots more!

UFO’s current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012.

Vinnie says, “Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.”

UFO’s “The Salentino Cuts” will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Track List:
1. Heartful Of Soul
2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. River Of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper In Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain’t No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It’s My Life

In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!

UFO European tour dates:

August 11 – Leyendas del Rock Festival XII – Villena – Spain
August 13 – Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk – Belgium
September 7 – Germany – Dortmund – Musiktheater Piano
September 8 – Holland – Eindhoven – Cityrock Festival
September 9 – Holland – Leeuwarden – Cityrock Festival
September 10 – France – Raismes – Raismes Fest
September 12 – England – Southampton – The Brook
September 14 – England – Dorking – Dorking Halls
September 15 – England – Holmfirth – Picturedrome
September 16 – England – Northampton – Roadmender

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates – Round 2:

September 22 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
September 23 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
September 24 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
September 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of The Living Arts
September 28 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
September 29 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
September 30 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
October 1 – Portland, ME – Aura
October 3 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 – Montreal, QU – Corona Theatre
October 6 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
October 7 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
October 8 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
October 9 – Akron, OH – Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
October 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
October 13 – Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza
October 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian

UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”

For more information:
http://www.ufo-music.info/
http://www.ufo.band

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

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


1980’s Hit-Makers The Romantics Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Release Of Two New Singles and Major US Tour!

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1980’s Hit-Makers The Romantics Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Release Of Two New Singles and Major US Tour!

The Romantics celebrate “4 Decades In Music” with three original members and still touring strong

Detroit – 1980’s music legends The Romantics, (featuring Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Brad Elvis), best known for their mega hit singles “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep,” are releasing two new singles and touring the US in celebration of their 40th Anniversary!

The Romantics have been busy in the studio recording new music since 2015. The first two songs released that year was an original song titled “Coming Back Home” and a first time holiday recording for the band – a rock and roll rendition of the holiday favorite “Deck The Halls.” 2016 ushered in two more releases – remakes of some of the band’s favorite songs, “Daydream Believer” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.”

For 2017, much to the excitement of Romantics fans worldwide, the band released two new singles on June 16th – “Hush” and “I Fought The Law.” These releases will be available to fans first as digital downloads, before CD and Vinyl versions will also be made available. A full original album by The Romantics will be released soon.

To purchase The Romantics new singles:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-fought-the-law-hush-single/id1249490639
Google Music Store: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Romantics_I_Fought_the_Law_Hush?id=Bkzo4rriwky2hvp6fxlrg37kzdm&hl=en
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/I-Fought-Law-Hush-Romantics/dp/B07371FFTH

The Romantics, a high energy rock ‘n’ roll new wave band from Detroit, formed in 1976. The band’s first show was on Valentine’s Day at the My Fair Lady Club in Detroit, opening for the New MC5 in 1977. For three years following the band hit the road, performing at now legendary venues such as Boston’s Rathskeller, CBGB in NYC’s Bowery, Philadelphia’s Hot Club, and Cleveland’s Agora Ballroom to name a few.

Originating in Detroit at a time where music and culture were gritty and explosive, The Romantics were influenced by stylings ranging from 1950’s American rock and roll, Detroit iconic bands such as the MC5, Mitch Ryder, The Stooges, the earlier recordings of Bob Seger, and Motown R&B laced with 1960’s North American garage rock as well as the British Invasion. After signing with Nat Weiss’ Nemperor record label, The Romantics achieved popularity in the United States and internationally, not only on the strength of the band’s well-crafted pop songs and energetic live shows- but they were equally recognized for their look.

The Romantics
Wally Palmar – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, Original member
Mike Skill – lead guitar, vocals, Original member
Rich Cole – bass guitar, vocals, Original member
Brad Elvis – drums, percussion (2004–present)

The Romantics are still touring and currently feature 3 original band members on the front line up, Rich Cole, Wally Palmar and Mike Skill. Drummer Brad Elvis joined The Romantics in 2004 and has been the longest seated drummer with the band, fondly earning him the tag line as the band’s “2nd original drummer.” Rich Cole rejoined the band in 2010, (after leaving in the 1980’s) reviving the band’s 3-part harmony allowing The Romantics to perform songs from their first two albums live for the first time since his departure.

The Romantics 2017 Tour Dates:
July 01 – Naperville, IL – Naperville Ribfest w/B52’s, The Flock Of Seagulls
July 03 – Middletown, OH – Smith Park: Broad Street Bash 4th Celebration
July 04 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center: 4th of July celebration w/Baha Men
July 08 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Rock of The 80’s Tour at Headwaters Park w/The Smithereens, The Motels, Bow Wow Wow
July 21 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC: Rock of the 80’s w/The Smithereens, Bow Wow Wow.
July 28 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel w/Blind Melon
Aug 01 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall w/The Fixx
Aug 05 – Norfolk, NE – DeVent Center w/Rick Springfield, Lita Ford, Tom Keifer, Vixen
Aug 12 – Middelkerke, Belgium – Radio Nostalgie Beach Festival w/ various artists
Aug 18 – Park City, UT – Deer Valley Resort: Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater w/Smashmouth, Cracker
Aug 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena: KKLZ 96.3 Super Summer Bash presents the legendary Boy George w/ special guests The Romantics, Farrington and Mann feat. original members of When In Rome UK, Tiffany, Tommy Tutone, and Nu Shooz
Aug 26 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center iHeart 80s 103.7 Birthday Bash w/ Boy George, A Flock Of Seagulls, Tiffany
Aug 30 – Reno, NV – Golden Nugget Resort BBQ Cookoff
Nov 24 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
Dec 31 – Canyonville, OR – Seven Feathers Casino Resort: New Years Eve Concert

For more information:
The Romantics Official Website: http://www.romanticsdetroit.com/
The Romantics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/romanticsdetroit
Twitter: The Romantics https://twitter.com/romanticsrock
Bandsintown.com: The Romantics: http://bandsintown.com/TheRomantics?came_from=234
Reverbnation: The Romantics: https://www.reverbnation.com/theromanticswhatilikeaboutyou

Reviews:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/13/concert-review-b52s-and-romantics-party-wolf-trap/
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7597106/the-weeknd-secrets-the-romantics-mike-skill-talking-in-your-sleep

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


Bill Nelson’s “Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights” 2CD Remastered & Expanded Edition With Bonus Tracks To Be Released July 28!

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Bill Nelson’s “Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights” 2CD Remastered & Expanded Edition With Bonus Tracks To Be Released July 28!

New remastered & expanded 2CD edition of the classic 1987 ambient double album with 21 bonus tracks drawn from the original 1988 CD edition & a rare limited edition EP

London – Esoteric Recordings’ imprint Cocteau Discs, dedicated to the work of BILL NELSON, are proud to announce the release of a deluxe 2 disc digipak limited edition of the classic collection “Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights.”

Originally issued on Bill’s Cocteau label in 1987, the double set featured two distinct works; “The Angel at the Western Window” and “The Book of Inward Conversation.” In his note for the original release Bill Nelson declared; “The music presented on these two albums marks the consolidation of several years of musical and philosophical practice. Almost every piece was conceived during moments of intense stillness or ‘magical vacuity.’ Of all the music I have made, this is, perhaps, the most personal and yet the least demonstrative.”

“Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights” has now become a highly regarded collection of beautifully evocative ambient music in the prolific discography of Bill Nelson. Long out of print, this Cocteau Discs remastered limited edition presents this wonderful double album once again, restoring the original artwork in the collection in a deluxe 2CD digipack set.

It also features 21 bonus tracks drawn from the 1988 CD edition and a rare limited edition EP included with the very first LP pressing of the double album.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE:
THE ANGEL AT THE WESTERN WINDOW
1. WEST KEEP
2. THE SPIRIT CANNOT FAIL
3. PILOTS OF KITE
4. SEVENTH SEAL
5. PHANTOM GARDENS
6. THE ANGEL OF HEARTH AND HOME
7. VILLEFRANCHE INTERIOR
8. NIGHT TIDES
9. FIRST MEMORY
10. AZURE EXTENSION
11. RADIANT SPIRES
12. THE EVENING PEAL
13. THRENODIA
14. A SHORT DRINK FROM A CERTAIN FOUNTAIN
15. BODY OF LIGHT
16. AT THE CENTRE
17. SELF-INITIATION
18. THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH
19. THE HERMETIC GARDEN
20. REVOLVING GLOBES
21. THE FOUR SQUARE CITADEL
22. LITTLE DAUGHTERS OF LIGHT
23. ORIENT OF MEMPHIS
24. THE ANGEL AT THE WESTERN WINDOW ADDITIONAL

BONUS TRACKS NOT ON ALBUM OR CASSETTE RELEASE:
25. THE PIANO ROOM
26. RAIN DANCE
27. ACHING HEART
28. ARISING
29. WELCOME TO REALM SEVEN
30. WITHOUT A BLUE HORIZON
31. FEMALE NEBULA
32. DEMON RAISING
33. BURNING THE GROVE OF SATYRS
34. THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF
35. REALM OF ARCHONS
36. THE ROSSETTI EFFECT
37. INFINITE STATION
38. PIANO ANGELICA

DISC TWO:
THE BOOK OF INWARD CONVERSATION
1. MY DARK DAEMON
2. THE DOVE CONSUMED (THE SERPENT SLUMBERS)
3. CALLING HEAVEN, CALLING HEAVEN, OVER
4. PATH OF RETURN
5. THEURGIA
6. STAIRCASE TO NO PLACE
7. EVOCATION OF A RADIANT CHILDHOOD
8. THE KINGDOM OF CONSEQUENCE
9. THE DIVINE RAPTURES OF SISTERHOOD
10. BRIGHT STAR (MOONLIGHT OVER OCEAN BLUE)
11. A BIRD OF THE AIR SHALL CARRY THY VOICE
12. CLOTHED IN LIGHT AMONGST THE STARS
13. GNOSIS
14. BRINGERS OF LIGHT TO THE FEAST
15. HASTENING THE CHARIOT OF MY HEART’S DESIRE
16. TRANSCENDENT
17. CONSOLAMENTUM ECCLESIA GNOSTICA (MUSIC FOR THE INTERIOR CHURCH)
18. SET ME UP AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART
19. MYSTERIUM
20. KATHAROS
21. DAY OF ETERNITY
22. EVENING ADORATION
23. ECCLESIA GNOSTICA
24. YOUNG ANGELS BY AN ANCIENT RIVER
25. FINIS GLORIA MUNDI

(TRACKS 18 – 25 TAKEN FROM THE 7-INCH EP ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE WITH THE FIRST LP PRESSING OF “CHANCE ENCOUNTERS IN THE GARDEN OF LIGHTS”)

Release date July 28, 2017

For more information:
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/chance-encounters-in-the-garden-of-lights-2cd-remastered-expanded-edition/

Bill Nelson’s official website: http://www.billnelson.com/

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