June 21, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

THE BAND: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 18, 2016

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


An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO US Tour 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terry Bozzio's Official Drum Tech: Michel Weekhout

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

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June 17, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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Los Angeles CA 90025
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June 15, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Stu Hamm Rock Experience tour dates:

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

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

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

June 13, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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