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Monday, June 10, 2024

SWEDEN -BORNE FOLKLORIC PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND KAIPA ANNOUNCE THEIR 15TH ALBUM COMING 49 YEARS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM: ZOOM EXCLUSIVE WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER ALEENA GIBSON!

 



SWEDEN-BORNE

FOLKLORIC

PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND

K A I P A

ANNOUNCE THEIR 15TH STUDIO ALBUM

'SOMMARGRYNINGSLJUS'

COMING 49 YEARS

AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM

ZOOM EXCLUSIVE

WITH

SINGER/SONGWRITER

A L E E N A   G I B S O N 

KAIPA was the leading Scandinavian progressive band in the 70's and recorded five albums during the years 1975 - 1982. Their albums contained mostly instrumental music, drawing its influences from classic progressive rock bands (CAMEL, YES, GENESIS...), and classical music (BACH).

Taking basic inspiration from Swedish folk music they performed an elaborate symphonic aiming at the expression of emotions and feelings in an aesthetic of formal beauty and melodic perfection.

Initially the project of keyboardist Hans Lundin and bassist Tomas Eriksson, the band soon grew to include drummer Ingemar Bergman and singer/guitarist Roine Stolt, the latter of whom would eventually go on to form the Flower Kings.

Twenty years passed before Lundin and Stolt re-formed a new edition of Kaipa, producing their sixth album, 2002's Notes from the Past. While the group's first five albums were sung entirely in Swedish, Notes from the Past was notable for launching their English-language phase, which continued on each subsequent release. Although Stolt again departed, leaving Lundin to captain the band through its next decade, which produced a prolific four LPs. Kaipa has remained a staple of the Inside Out Music label.


And now in 2024 Kaipa are back! In the summer of 1964 Hans Lundin's musical career started when he became a member of his first band as organist and singer. He says that the following years were "the best education I could ever get". Nine years later in 1973 he formed the group KAIPA.


Now 60 years into his career he and his current bandmates Per Nilsson, Jonas Reingold, Darby Todd, Patrik Lundström & Aleena Gibson are proud to announce the release of Kaipa's 15th studio album Sommargryningsljus (Summer Dawn Light).

The dawn theme has always been close to Hans Lundin's heart in his songwriting. With the new album he closes the circle and returns to where it all began.

Sommargryningsljus will be released via InsideOutMusic June 28th in 2024. The band recently released their second single from the new album called "Revelationview".

 


PURCHASE

THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM

BY

K A I P A

entitled

'SOMMARGRYNINGSLJUS'

available at

https://insideoutmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sommargryningsljus-24-bit-hd-audio

Bandcamp


ALSO AVAILABLE AT

amazon.com

Officially released

June 28th 2024

The band has released the second single from the album...

Listen to "Revelationview" at

 https://youtu.be/2q9KctscNm4?si=BSqz5jFuiJYKwVg4


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

ALEENA GIBSON

AND

K A I P A

VISIT

https://kaipa.info/

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.facebook.com/Kaipa.music/?ref=embed_page

FACEBOOK

https://insideoutmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sommargryningsljus-24-bit-hd-audio

BANDCAMP

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbhzM0Vlm2Q/

INSTAGRAM

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2pD2PTwYf1XJQth2hSEmpa

SPOTIFY


DISCOGRAPHY

KAIPA 

STUDIO ALBUMS

Kaipa (1975)

Inget Nytt Under Solen (1976)

Solo (1978)

Händer (1980)

Nattdjurstid (1982)

Stockholm Symphonie (1993)

Notes from the Past (2002)

Keyholder (2003)

Mindrevolutions (2005)

Angling Feelings (2007)

In the Wake of Evolution (2010)

Vittjar (2012)

Sattyg (2014)

Children of the Sounds (2017)

Urskog (2022)

Sommargryningsljus (2024)

COMPILATIONS

The Decca Years 1975–1978 (2005)

ALEENA GIBSON 

SOLO

ALBUM

(2005) Aleenas Café

Singles

(2003) Butt naked

(2003) Better believe it

(2004) Me & Tommy

(2005) Hey now!

(2005) Modern Times




 






ALEENA GIBSON
APPEARS
JUNE  17TH 2024

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

DUTCH MUSIC LEGENDS ‘F O C U S’ ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ENTITLED ‘FOCUS 12’ AVAILABLE JULY 5TH 2024: ZOOM EXCLUSIVE WITH BAND LEADER THIJS VAN LEER ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 



DUTCH ROCK LEGENDS


 ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM

F O C U S  12

AVAILABLE JULY 5TH

ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT

with SINGER...SONGWRITER

KEYBOARDIST...FLAUTIST

BANDLEADER

THIJS VAN LEER

INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS


 With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits "Hocus Pocus", "House of The King" and "Sylvia", as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans! 


 After a comeback in the early 2000's, which resulted in the well-received albums 'Focus 8' and 'Focus 9', the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972.

Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, and acclaimed bass player Udo Pannekeet, complete the band's current line-up. Recently, Focus's biggest hit "Hocus Pocus" was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.     

A new Focus era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion amongst the band as they released their first studio album for 6 years, Focus 11, in early 2019.   They toured the world in support of the new album and are now excited re their 50th Anniversary tour. Unfortunately, the world situation had halted the 50th Anniversary celebrations, but Focus now is happy touring the world again.


Eagerly awaited, we are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of FOCUS 12, the brand-new studio album from Focus.  

For Thijs van Leer (75) and Pierre van der Linden (78), age is nothing more than a number. Both continue to contribute to Focus with passion.


Thijs, who has written most of the new album, rises at 4.30 am every day in order to work on his compositions. Whilst the album boasts some of Pierre’s greatest and most energetic drum sequences to date.

Allowing the younger guard to take the audio reins for the first time, Focus 12 is produced by band members Udo Pannekeet and Menno Gootjes, who also contribute two compositions on the album.

Thijs commented “How beautiful life can be when a band plays so easily and so together.”

PREORDER

THE BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM

BY

FOCUS

entitled

FOCUS 12


available July 5th 2024


pre-order at

 https://burningshed.com/store/focus


THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT TOUR

2024 DATES

HEADLINED

BY

A S I A 

with special guests

FOCUS

MARTIN TURNER  ex WISHBONE ASH

CURVED AIR

MC'd by ARTIST ROGER DEAN 

The tour will commence on July 3rd 2024 and will incorporate 21 dates across the USA and Canada.

The tour has been masterminded by rock music keyboard legend & original Asia member, Geoff Downes (Buggles, Asia, Yes)

Wednesday, July 3: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

Thursday, July 4: Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON

Saturday, July 6: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA

Sunday, July 7: The Paramount, Huntingdon, NY

Tuesday, July 9: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ

Wednesday, July 10: Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ

Friday, July 12: Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, July 13: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA

Sunday, July 14: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA

Tuesday, July 16: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC

Wednesday, July 17: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Thursday, July 18: Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Evans, GA

Saturday, July 20: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

Sunday, July 21: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL

Monday, July 22: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL

Wednesday, July 24: North Charleston PAC, North Charleston, SC

Thursday, July 25: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA

Friday, July 26: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL

Sunday, July 28: VBC Mark Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL

Tuesday, July 30: The Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL

Wednesday, July 31: The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI


DISCOGRAPHY

STUDIO ALBUMS

FOCUS

     Focus Plays Focus (1970; also known as In and Out of Focus)

    Focus II (1971; also known as Moving Waves)

    Focus 3 (1972)

    Hamburger Concerto (1974)

    Mother Focus (1975)

    Ship of Memories (1976) (studio compilation)

    Focus con Proby (1978)

    Focus (1985) (as Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer)

    Focus 8 (2002)

    Focus 9 / New Skin (2006)

    Focus X (2012)

    Golden Oldies (2014) (studio re-recordings)

    Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon (2016)

    The Focus Family Album (2017) (studio outtakes from 2012 to 2017, plus solo tracks)

    Focus 11 (2018)

    Completely Focused (2021) (studio re-recordings)

    Focus 12 (2024) (up-coming)









THIJS VAN LEER
APPEARS
JUNE 14TH 2024

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 
TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

CALL 941-567-6193

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???