The keyboard trio, American Tears, is back with their vintage prog sound/approach (and lyrics that prove quite relevant in today’s headlines) on their fifth album overall, ‘White Flags’ – released on July 26th via Escape Music in association with 12:12 Records.

With influences from his earlier work, tipping an occasional hat to ELP, Moody Blues and even Deep Purple, this new album shows the daring, and pure emotion, that can be ripped out of those instruments. In fact, the band may be the only band on the planet playing exclusively keyboard rock! American Tears defies the term “generic” as this purely original music, and scathing lyrics, have few if any standards for comparison – as evidenced by such standout tracks as the nine minute-plus ‘Fire Down Below‘,  the epic title track, the synth/organ-heavy album opener, ‘Turn U On‘, and the space age ‘Waltz of the Angels‘. The album along with a bundle that includes American Tears t shirt can be purchased via this link – https://dekomusic.weebly.com/american-tears-sales.html.

American Tears released its first record, ‘Branded Bad‘, on Columbia Records in 1974 and its second, ‘Tear Gas‘, in 1975.  Formed in the fertile musical environment of Long Island, New York, the band was initially made up of Gary Sonny, on bass, Tommy Gunn on drums and Mark Mangold on keys and vocals. For the second record, Greg Baze took over the bass duties.  The band was a power keyboard trio, using keyboards of the day, Hammond organ, synths, mellotron, clavinet, electronic melodica and playing progressive music which showed the bands stellar musicianship.  Eclectic in their approach, their heartfelt music ranged from aggressive keyboard based extravaganzas to beautiful lush melodies circling pop of the day.

The band was fortunate to have toured major venues with such bands as Peter Frampton, J. Geils, Alvin Lee, Gentle Giant, Gary Wright, John McLaughlin and many others. They reached a wide audience and had an impressive show, topped off by Mangold doing handstands on his Hammond. Mark, surrounded by 12 keyboards, Tommy being almost invisible behind a huge battery of drums, with Gary, and later Greg, showing their bass virtuosity in front of a wall of amps, the band stressed musicianship and musicality, while exploring new sounds, and always pushing the envelope.

The third American Tears album, ‘Powerhouse‘, added the guitarist and singer, Craig Brooks, and the band evolved into the critically acclaimed band Touch…but that is another story. The fourth American Tears album ‘Hard Core‘ heralded the return by Mark to this keyboard based approach, using instruments only available in the 70’s when the band made its first foray.

And now, American Tears has offered arguably their best release yet, ‘White Flags‘ – proving that vintage prog sounds featuring keyboard and challenging song structures is still alive and well!

Track Listing:
1 Turn U On
2 Wake Up City
3 Hell Or High Water
4 Waltz Of The Angels
5 Fire Down Below
6 Give Me More
7 Love Is Love
8 Turn The Page (Blue Dog)
9 Pitch Black
10 Keep On Movin’
11 White Flags

 

Hurricane consisting of guitarist Robert Sarzo, bassist Tony Cavazo, drummer Mike Hansen and lead vocalist Chad Cancino has released a cover of the Queen / David Bowie classic track Under Pressure.

Hurricane  formed in the 1980s, originally featuring current Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay Schellen (drums). Cavazo and Sarzo are the younger brothers of Quiet Riot‘s Carlos Cavazo and Rudy Sarzo.

Hurricane released four albums: Take What You Want (1985), Over The Edge (1988), Slave To The Thrill (1990), and Liquifury (2001).

Since Hansen‘s departure from the band in 2003 and the group reforming back in 2010, the lead vocals have been handled by different singers consisting of Andrew Freeman (2010-2012), Jason Ames (2014-2015), Michael O’Mara (2016-2018) and now Chad Cancino.

The iconic group is scheduled to co-headline The Rainbow Bar and Grill Backyard Bash in West Hollywood, California, USA on Sunday, September 1, 2019 along with Steven Adler formerly of Guns N’ Roses.

Robert Sarzo states:

“I saw Queen at a very early age with all of the founding members – meaning Freddie Mercury. I always loved them from the first moment I heard any of their songs. When I owned the recording studio in Sherman Oaks, I was doing work with different movies creating music. This was one of the songs I was commissioned to do a cover of for a movie. It never got used because of licensing issues, but I did have Hurricane perform it with a different singer. So I’ve had it in my vault. And about a couple of years ago, I started listening to it again. And I said, You know what? I’m going to do some changes, I’m going to do some new vocals on it, and I added some guitars. I made it a little heavier and more like Hurricane – because the original approach was more of a cover. So I did the changes and I finished the production of it. I had Chad Cancino sing on it and I loved what he did to it. He really added that texture that I wanted to hear. You have to remember that it was Bowie and Freddie – two of the legends – and it was one of my favorite Queen songs. So I was very excited to work on it. When I listen to it, it puts a smile on my face for a couple of reasons – that I was able to release it as and I’ve had it in my vault for five years. It’s just been sitting there and I’m a fan of Queen and I wanted the public to hear it.”

In addition to being a founding member of Hurricane, Robert Sarzo is also active as the lead guitar for Orange County-based band Diane & The Deductibles. Robert Sarzo unleashes his legendary skill and verve to the band, bringing his years of experience and shred in such outfits as Geoff Tate’s Queensryche and Hurricane to the highly original Diane & The Deductibles sound.

A female fronted classic rock band that fans of Heart and Bonnie Riatt are sure to enjoy, Diane & The Deductibles has just unveiled their second album TWO. In addition to the trademark guitar work of Robert Sarzo, also included within the members of Diane & The Deductibles are Diane Adams on lead vocals and guitar, Cliff Rehrig (formerly of Air Supply) on bass, Keith Lynch (music director for the Bill Ward Band) on guitar, and Ronnie Ciago (formerly of Riverdogs and Brand X) on drums.

Diane & The Deductibles will be playing two shows supporting The Motels in Southern California. The dates and venues are:

October 18th – The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA

October 19th – The Canyon Montclair in Montclair, CA

Discount tickets may be purchased here: www.DianeandTheDeductibles.com

Robert Randolph and the Family Band have just revealed the insatiably funky new song ‘Don’t Fight It‘ from their upcoming studio album, ‘Brighter Days, which is out this Friday via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

The Family Band‘ is not just a name meant to evoke connections of togetherness. They are an actual family; the group that supports Randolph is anchored by his cousins, bassist Danyel Morgan and drummer Marcus Randolph and his sister, vocalist Lenesha Randolph.  The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell
 
Rolling Stone Magazine
voted Randolph as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists and they have earned three Grammy nominations along their journey. It’s no wonder they have picked up an incredible list of artists who have featured on their albums such as; Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Leon Russell, Doyle Bramhall II, Trombone Shorty, Carlos Santana and T-Bone Burnett.

A prolific touring schedule has seen them hit the road with; Gregory Porter, Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Gary Clark Jr, Trombone Shorty, Buddy Guy, Living Color, The Sheepdogs, Tedeshi Trucks and| Dave Matthews Band amongst others.

They have played Clapton’s Crossroad Festival at Maddison Square Garden three times as well as major festivals across Europe such as Hyde Park Calling (UK), BluesFest (UK), Cognac Blues (France), Festival de Jazz (France), Blues ‘n’ Jazz (Switzerland), RAWA Blues (Poland) and Randolph has also taken on the hugely popular Experience Hendrix Tour with Eric Johnson, Bootsy Collins, Robby Krieger, Taj Mahal and Steve Vai.

“When you think about Stax music and a lot of music from the 70s, especially like the Staples Singers, it was inspirational and you danced you had a good time. That’s what we really wanted to hone in on here: let’s sound good and have a natural good time that will bring listeners along. All of the music that we played in the beginning was what we would play in church. We just turned it into long jams,” says Randolph.
The band are currently on tour in the US, more info here: http://www.robertrandolph.net

The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of the ‘Diagnosis‘ mini album on October 4th through Graphite Records. This six track mini album, features five brand new songs and is released as a limited edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10’’ (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10” and CD.  All 3 physical formats will also include an exclusive bespoke inner gatefold comic strip illustrated by the award winning Hunt Emerson, who last worked with the band on the Earth Vs’ cover and their classic logo.

The ‘Diagnosis‘ mini album follows the success of ‘Renaissance Men, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, which gave the band’s classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, their highest chart entry since 1994’s ‘P.H.U.Q‘, when it debuted at number 11.

To coincide with the ‘Diagnosis‘ announcement The Wildhearts have unveiled a new video for ‘Renaissance Men‘:

Well fuck me we dropped our first new album in 10 years back in May and blow me down if we didn’t drop a humdinger of an album full of monster riffs and razor sweet melodies. Well, we’ve not only gone back in to the studio to record 5 new songs that will be released as the Diagnosis mini album in October, we’re hitting the road too. We have some great supports confirmed already, The Professionals and Janus Stark and I know there are some other amazing bands to be added to the rest of the tour.  

You’re going to love the new mini album and the surprises we have on there and the tour is going to be one you should not miss. You can’t keep a good band down.” – C.J Wildheart.

The lead track Diagnosis is about “mental health institutions and the medical health profession in this country, and about how it’s letting people down. How the system is broken, and how the suicide rate is not getting any less. 

Depression and mental illness isn’t an issue that attacks any one type of person. Whether you’re homeless or if you’re rich,  this illness is taking people out on a regular basis. The government has pulled most of the funding into mental health research, and as a result people are still ignorant about it.

Education is everything. And the more people talk about depression, the more need there’ll be for education, and the more people will want educating about an issue that doesn’t just affect the people suffering from it, but it affects everyone around them. 

And when someone is in a desperate position and their hope is taken away, then they’re at the mercy of an illness that wants them dead. There’s nothing more important in the world than education on mental health issues.” – Ginger Wildheart 

Track listing:

  1. Diagnosis.
  2. God Damn.
  3. A Song About Drinking.
  4. The First Time.
  5. That’s My Girl.
  6. LOCAC.

To pre-order the ‘Diagnosis‘ mini album go to: https://ffm.to/wildhearts-diagnosis

To coincide with the release of ‘Diagnosis‘, The Wildhearts’ play a10 date UK tour. This tour will start in Brighton at the Concorde 2 on Saturday 5th October and concludes at Booking Hall in Dover on Tuesday 22nd October.

Can’t wait to get back out on tour. I’m one of those people that could live in a tour bus” – Ginger Wildheart

Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts play a distinctive fusion of hard rock, perfectly complimented by contemporary melodies. With a career spanning 30 years The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down. Miss these shows at your peril.

The Wildhearts Renaissance Men tour part 2

with special guests The Professionals and Janus Stark on the shows marked *

October

Sat  5th  Brighton – Concorde 2 *

Sun  6th Reading – Sub 89 *

Mon 7th Chester – Live Rooms *

Tue 8th Hull – Welly *

Thur 10th  Holmfirth  – Picturedrome

Tue 15th  Cambridge – Junction

Wed 16th Bath – Komedia

Thur 17th  Southampton  – Engine Room

Mon 21st Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill

Tue 22nd Dover  – Booking Hall

November

Fri 29th  Buckley – Tivoli

European shows 

October

Fri 11th Helsinki, Finland – Virgin Oil and Co.

Sat 12th Stockholm, Sweden – Fryhuset

Sun 13th Oslo, Norway  – Pa Bryn   Sold Out

Thu 24th Amsterdam, Netherlands – Q Factory

Fri 25th Essen, Germany – Turock

Sat – 26th Paris, France – Backstage

Sun 27th Ooestende, Belgium – Manuscript

November

Sat 30th Madrid, Spain – Sala

Tickets and ticket bundles with new album pre-orders are available at: https://www.omerch.eu/shop/thewildhearts

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The fast-rising Kris Barras Band are delighted to unveil their star-studded video for their new track ‘What You Get, taken from their new album ‘Light It Up‘ which is to be released on the 13th of September via Provogue, a month before their biggest UK headline tour to date.

The video features wide range of special guest appearances, including  Johnny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Kenny Aronoff, Joe Louis Walker and many more! Speaking about the song, Barras explains: “I’d say that this is probably the most typical KBB song on the album. It summarises the sound that I have become known for;  foot-stomping, twangy riffs and a big, catchy chorus. We’ve been playing this song live for the past six months and it always goes down really well. People were hearing it for the first time and they’re all singing along by the time it reaches the last chorus. That’s when we knew it had to be a single”

It follows a whirlwind 18 months since the release of ‘The Divine and Dirty’ in March 2018, where he sold 75 tickets for the London album launch at Thousand Island, and only 11 months later returned to play to 500 people at the main room of the Garage, London with an incredible ride to get there.

This journey saw the band not take a breath as they criss-crossed the country on 4 UK headline tours – each time the venues increased in size, and every time with sold out shows. He joined Beth Hart for a 10 date UK run as well as shows overseas, then 9 dates on tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor, not to mention shows with GUN, King King, The Magpie Salute, Therapy?, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, an unprecedented one-in, one out performance at Planet Rockstock and a full European tour with Jonny Lang and Walter Trout.  He played to 3 million people on BBC Radio 2 – which caused host Richard Madeley to exclaim, “that’s the reason I love doing this show!”  They have also had numerous A-Iist singles at Planet Rock Radio, won the stations prestigious 2019 ‘Best New Band’ award which led to him being asked to guest present two shows on the station. He even found time to join Supersonic Blues Machine as the new singer-guitarist with the legendary Billy F. Gibbons, joining for their debut European tour, playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and a host of sold out shows and festivals across the continent. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, this summer saw him go out on the road with Kentucky arena rockers Black Stone Cherry on their July UK tour before making history as the first band ever to play Ramblin’ Man Fair, three years running on a bigger stage each year; from the Rising Stage to the Main Stage, which perfectly encapsulates this bands journey. Faraway from when Barras played the grassroots circuit with a mixture of originals in amongst covers to 20-30 people – from covering ZZ Top in pubs to playing with Billy F. Gibbons in the same band, in 2 years.

Light It Up‘ sees him at his most expressive yet, forcing himself out of his comfort zone. “I kinda forced myself to write songs a different way. The biggest difference for this album was that I didn’t pigeonhole myself in any way, I didn’t feel like I had to conform. I just sat down and wrote songs I wanted to write, with a sound I wanted to produce, not thinking about genre whatsoever.”

Produced by Josiah J Manning at Momentum Studios in Plymouth, UK, it whips you into action from the opening heart of sleeve song ‘What You Get’ which cries, “You want the best of me, but can’t take the rest of me, well my mama packaged me whole, if you can’t take one little mistake, I think I’d rather be alone.” Right from the beginning it delivers no holds barred emotion and exposes itself as raw, resilient, fragile and protective. The high octane and euphoric ‘Broken Teeth’ is about not being afraid of getting your hands dirty and get a little bit hurt, keeping the pace with an infectious groove is the living on the edge, risk taking ode ‘Vegas Son’ whilst ‘Ignite (Light It Up)’ has already became an insatiable live favourite and ‘6am’ offers a beacon for hope.

He’s played with some giants in music from John Mayall to Beth Hart and Rich Robinson, but it’s been the time with Billy F. Gibbons that really hit home the journey so far. “To be stood on stage with Billy Gibbons every night playing ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, that was just absolutely crazy, I never thought that would happen in my wildest dreams. Just being around Billy Gibbons is hugely inspiring. He had a phrase he used to say; “we don’t have to do it, we get to do it” and that phrase really struck a chord with me, we’re very fucking lucky to be able to go on this stage and play.”

Maybe it’s the songs, the performance and maybe it’s his personal connection to his fans that he meets every night. Because he’s been that fan. A young Kris Barras saw one of his favourite upcoming bands, Black Stone Cherry at the 200 capacity Exeter Cavern in June 2009 and now he can proudly say, just over 10 years later, that he went out on tour with them as support, which included an incredible sold out show at Caerphilly Castle. It may be a rocket of a ride so far, but it’s only just begun.

Matt Pearce & The Mutiny are sharing a new lyric video for ‘Gotta Get Home’  – the radio edit of the epic title track from their hugely successful album of the same name, which has been playlisted by Planet Rock. The band are also delighted to announce the support for their forthcoming headline gig in the form of blues rockers Trident Waters.

Musically, ‘Gotta Get Home’ hits and hooks you from the start with raw, bluesy, sleazy opening chords and almost hypnotic groove. Then, in come Matt’s impassioned lead vocals, enriched by soaring female backing: a combo that fuses together perfectly in the glorious chorus and becomes a fully epic sound: the “Funky Souladelic Blues Rock Jam Thing!“ that Matt loves so much.

The newly-released video with sci-fi visuals was a deliberate decision, making a nod to the recent 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing; also projecting a sense of ‘home’ on a cosmic stage and scale.

Matt puts it this way: “The reaction to the single has been amazing, Darren Redick and Planet Rock have been so supportive once again. I hope people like the video just as much: it was an idea I had of a much wider idea of where our home is in the scheme of things, perhaps inspired by the recent moon landing anniversary. So it’s one small step for Matt…”

Matt certainly hasn’t been standing still since that first step. He and The Mutiny have been striding forth!

Not only have Matt Pearce & The Mutiny recently announced that they will be undertaking their first UK tour (as special guests of Laurence Jones, between November and December), they’re now delighted to announce further details of the debut Mutiny headline show at London’s Thousand Island on 26th September!

I cannot wait for our first headline gig in my adopted home of London, at the very groovy Thousand Island, upstairs from the legendary Garage! says Matt, “It’ll give me a chance to play a longer set, maybe chuck in a bit of new stuff and the odd cover. Whatever makes it a funky night!

And,” he adds “I’m very happy to have the awesome, upandcoming Trident Waters open the night, these guys are a band to watch in the future.”

Trident Waters are a rising, London-based, three-piece rock/blues band,  lauded as the “offspring of a whiskey-drenched Led Zeppelin and Hawkwind”. They’ll perfectly complement the headliners and add extra lift and thrust to what’s going to be a roof-raising night as Matt Pearce & The Mutiny make their triumphant headline debut!

Enjoy the video and check out Matt Pearce & The Mutiny’s website for further updates on the band’s touring and appearances and grab the chance to see a first-class Mutiny, live in progress!

https://mattpearceandthemutiny.com/#livedates/

Upcoming shows

8th Sep: HRH C.R.O.W.S. II

26th Sep: Thousand Island (Upstairs at The Garage)

12th-17th Nov: British Blues Invasion, Moscow

19th Jan 2020: Rock and Blues Skegness

28 Feb-1 March 2020, Winter’s End

Matt Pearce & The Mutiny as Special Guests of Laurence Jones Band Tour

22nd Nov: Norwich, The Waterfront

23rd Nov :London, Oslo

24th Nov: Southampton, The 1865

26th Nov: Shoreham-By-Sea, Ropetackle Arts Centre

30th Nov: Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny

1st Dec: Glasgow, Òran Mór

3rd Dec: Sheffield, The Greystones

4th Dec: Chester, The Live Rooms

5th Dec: Birmingham, Actress & Bishop

7th Dec: Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre

8th Dec: Nottingham, Bodega

12th Dec: Leeds, Lending Room

13th Dec: Manchester, Night & Day Café

Following a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on 25th October 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

The album was recorded on 5th October 2018 at The Royal Festival Hall, London, during the 2018 Genesis Revisited Tour which fulfilled a long held ambition of Steve’s: to perform the music of Genesis with a live orchestra. The concert featured Steve’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings) on bass, together with special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann, and augmented by the 41-piece Heart Of England Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk.  Special guests

Steve commented – “It was a fantastic experience for both the band and myself to play alongside an orchestra and to feel the power of the sound this extraordinary combo created. It sounds equally compelling on both film and audio. I’m proud to release this exciting product.

The 2CD & Blu-Ray set includes tracks from Steve’s time with Genesis and also from his extensive solo career. The full track-listing is:

Set 1:

Dance On A Volcano

Out Of The Body

The Steppes

Firth Of Fifth

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight

Blood On The Rooftops

Shadow Of The Hierophant

Set 2:

In That Quiet Earth

Afterglow

Serpentine Song

El Niño

Supper’s Ready

Encore:

The Musical Box

The Blu-Ray digipak also includes a behind the scenes documentary plus promotional videos for Under The Eye Of The Sun, Beasts In Our Time and Peace from the At The Edge Of Light album.

Steve Hackett gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the classic 1970s Genesis line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s work was a key element of most acclaimed Genesis albums including ‘Selling England by the Pound‘ and ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway‘.

With his solo career spanning more than 30 albums, Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. This was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve has an extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar and his compositions  take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. His most recent studio works ‘The Night Siren‘ (2017) and ‘At The Edge Of Light‘ (2019) have also seen Steve exploring the influences of world music.

2019 is a busy year for Steve. Following the success of the orchestral tour Steve released his 25th studio album At The Edge Of Light in January. He and the band then embarked on the Selling England/Spectral Mornings Tour across Europe and the USA before they return for 20 dates in the UK in November. This tour marks the first time Steve has performed the whole of his favourite Genesis album Selling England By The Pound together with Steve’s favourite songs from his solo Spectral Mornings album, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and tracks from his current album.

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WDFD Records Ltd are delighted to announce that Anglesey-based rock band BAD DOG have released a stunning new single – ‘Jupiter‘.

The track is from their recently released self-titled 4-track EP and is available for purchase or streaming from all the usual online platforms. Full of punchy riffs and power packed rhythm with nimble lead guitar, pulsating bass lines and catchy vocal melodies, the songs also translate perfectly to a dynamic live show. Indeed it was at a festival that Keith Lamley, owner of WDFD, first saw BAD DOG and decided there and then that he needed to have the guys on board.

BAD DOG are managed by Epic Venom Rock Band Management, and along with WDFD RECORDS, the band are hell bent on showing a wider audience what 4 friends from a sleepy town in North Wales have to offer.

BAD DOG‘s brand of high octane, uncompromising rock n roll is rapidly gaining fans from all over the UK and beyond. The band released a self-titled debut EP, which features four tracks that have been described as full of punchy riffs and power packed rhythm with nimble lead guitar, pulsating bass lines and catchy vocal melodies.

Live, however,  is where BAD DOG really shine. Delivering a relentlessly energetic set that is extremely tight but full of groove and spontaneity at the same time. They make full use of their performance area be it a small club or a big festival stage often even extending it by spilling into the crowd to perform. They have headlined many of the festivals in North Wales and supported acts such as LA Guns, Electric Boys, Quireboys, Big Country, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, Stacie Collins and Stone Broken. They are now looking to push out farther afield and spread the Bad Dog word around the UK.

Taking influences from Classic Rock, Metal, Blues, Funk and country they feel they haven’t even reached the tip of the iceberg of what they can produce and are very excited to share new music with everyone.

Line up:
Martin John Byast – Vocals, Guitar

Ben Langley – Bass

Oli Owen – Guitar

Mark David Beech – Drums

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Modern rock has just been delivered a massive shot in the arm!

Featuring the soaring powerhouse vocals of Englishman Pete Shoulder and drummer Brian Tichy, who has played with everyone from Whitesnake, Ozzy, Slash, Billy Idol, Foreigner and many more legendary artists, along with bassist Daniel Spree, Silverthorne have delivered a monstrous debut single in the shape of ‘Tear The Sky Wide Open.

With its ominous riff, huge chorus, driving bass, weighty drums and a groove that evokes the vast expanse of the Southern California canyons from where the band was born, ‘Tear The Sky Wide Open‘ has already got fans salivating. The teaser video for the track received over 20,000 views in its first 24 hours of release across the bands social media platforms. That figure doubled the second day. An amazing result for a brand new act!

With influences ranging from deep blues to hard rock, and acoustic folk to metal, when asked to describe their sound, Silverthorne replied, “With our studio located in the sprawling canyons on the outskirts of Los Angeles, the canyons and surroundings have an effect on the music we make.That atmosphere gives us space and solitude to focus on creating music with openness and freedom. No rules, no distractions, no limits!
Silverthorne also says of its sound; “You may hear elements that are not unlike being at a Led Zeppelin concert with Cream and Free opening, while Soundgarden and QOTSA hang at the bar.”

‘Tear The Sky Wide Open’ is just a taste of the soulful and earthy rock songs to be found on Silverthorne’s forthcoming debut EP. Music that tips its hat to the classic rock bands of yesteryear as well as looking firmly to the future.

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