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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

BRITISH PROG ROCK GROUP ‘PURE REASON REVOLUTION’ ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ALBUM AND SINGLE ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT WITH FOUNDER/SINGER/SONGWRITER/KEYBOARDIST/JON COURTNEY

 


BRITISH PROG ROCK GROUP

PURE REASON

 REVOLUTION 

ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ALBUM 

‘COMING UP TO CONSCIOUSNESS’ 

AND NEW SINGLE

 “DIG TILL YOU DIE”

 ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT

 WITH

 FOUNDER/SINGER/SONGWRITER/KEYBOARDIST

 J O N 

 C O U R T N E Y 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

PURE REASON REVOLUTION is a British Rock group formed at Westminster University in 2003. Trying to fit PRR into a specific genre would be a difficult task, which is one of their attractive qualities. The group is set to release their sixth studio album Coming Up To Consciousness via InsideOutMusic. Their new to-be-released album will be out on September 6th. The album feature’s themes of betrayal, deception, fear, grief, mortality, and questions of sanity. Legendary musician Guy Pratt, known for working with the likes of Pink Floyd played the bass guitar on seven of the eight tracks on Pure Reason Revolution’s new album. The band tells fans to expect more ambitious bass lines in Coming Up To Consciousness than they’ve heard in any previous Pure Reason Revolution albums.

The band was equally thrilled to work with multiple members of prog icon The Pineapple Thief; the record was mixed by Bruce Soord and mastered by Steve Kitch.  Jon Courtney comments: “Spawned from the bereavement after my dog was put down, a numb & dry creative spell ensued, but after a meeting with my writer friend Craig Walker (Archive/Power of Dreams) & sharing how the last months had been, he urged me to get this experience down in lyrics & music. Suddenly the album flew out of me/us! In terms of the recording process, this album was probably the most enjoyable to make, with the various collaborations firing creativity.” 
After the announcement of their new album, The “Dead Butterflies” artists released their first single supporting the Coming Up To Consciousness album, “Dig Till You Die.” This new single, with bass guitar played by Pratt, will be the opening song on the band’s upcoming album. Pure Reason Revolution has also released a music video to accompany “Dig Till You Die.” The video features artistic visuals of a wooden marble track and shots of the band with special effects. As of today, the “Dig Till You Die” music video has been viewed over 110,852 views.


PREORDER

THE NEW ALBUM

BY

PURE REASON REVOLUTION

Entitled

COMING UP TO CONSCIOUSNESS

 

Pre-order now here: https://purereasonrevolution.lnk.to/ComingUpToConsciousness

Progressive alternative rock band, Pure Reason Revolution is set to release their sixth studio album Coming Up To Consciousness via InsideOutMusic. Their new to-be-released album will be out on September 6th. The album feature’s themes of betrayal, deception, fear, grief, mortality, and questions of sanity.

The album will be available as a Limited CD+DVD Digipak (featuring 5.1 Surround Sound & High-Resolution Stereo Mixes), Standard CD Jewelcase, as well as a Gatefold ReVinyl LP (Recycled Vinyl), and digitally in both stereo and Dolby Atmos.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

PURE REASON REVOLUTUON

VISIT

https://www.purereasonrevolutionofficial.com/

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/purereasonrevolution

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/purereasonrevolution

Twitter

https://www.instagram.com/purereasonrevolution_official/

Instagram

 

PURE REASON REVOLUTION

TOUR DATES

Confirmed first tour dates in support of the album, playing in Europe alongside Lesoir in September & October, starting at Be Prog! My Friend Festival in Barcelona.

27th September – Be Prog! My Friend, Barcelona, Spain*

29th September – Stummsche Reithalle, Neunkirchen, Germany

30th September – Backstage By The Mill, Paris, France

1st October – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany

3rd October – Cpunt, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

4th October – Progpower Europe, Baarlo, Netherlands*

5th October – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

*No Lesoir

*The band will also make their first appearance on Cruise To The Edge in 2025

PURE REASON REVOLUTION

Discography

Studio albums

The Dark Third (2006)

Amor Vincit Omnia (2009)

Hammer and Anvil (2010)

Eupnea (2020)

Above Cirrus (2022)

Coming Up to Consciousness (2024)

Live albums

Live at NEARfest 2007 (2008)

Extended plays

Cautionary Tales for the Brave (2005)

Valour EP(2011)








jon courtney
APPEARS
JULY 31st 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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Saturday, July 6, 2024

SYMPHONIC ROCK PIONEERS RENAISSANCE WILL PERFORM THEIR ‘IN GRATITUDE’ FAREWELL TOUR FALL 2024: ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT WITH LEGENDARY SONGSTRESS ANNIE HASLAM ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 



SYMPHONIC ROCK PIONEERS

 R e n a i s s a n c e  

WILL PERFORM THEIR

 In Gratitude 

FAREWELL TOUR FALL 2024 

ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT 

WITH

LEGENDARY SONGSTRESS 

A N N I E   H A S L A M

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO


Renaissance, the legendary symphonic rock band featuring Annie Haslam, will be back in the US playing select dates from October 17th through October 31st. This will mark 54 years since the formation of the band and its 16th consecutive year of touring since its reactivation in 2009. Renaissance leader and vocalist Annie Haslam remarked that “We are very proud but sad to announce our ‘In Gratitude’ Farewell Tour. Where did the time go? Looking back over the years, I believe we have made history in the worlds of Progressive and Symphonic Rock.”

The upcoming shows will include stunning arrangements of “Ocean Gypsy,” “Northern Lights,” “Forever Changing,” “Mother Russia,” “Carpet of the Sun,” “Ashes are Burning” and other favorite classics. Ms. Haslam will be joined on stage by long-time musical associate Rave Tesar on piano, along with Mark Lambert on guitars/vocals, Geoffrey Langley on keyboards/vocals, Frank Pagano on drums, percussion/vocals, and John Galgano on bass.

Annie Haslam noted that “Performing with Renaissance since 1971 has been my whole life. I still love singing these unique, surreal, dramatic and romantic songs and pairing up with some of the finest orchestras in the world. All of this was born from the music of Michael Dunford, John Tout, Terry Sullivan and Jon Camp combined with the emotional and poetic words of Betty Thatcher. Our music has filled the hearts and minds of many thousands of fans around the world. It started for me, with a dream from my childhood that ended in this miracle called Renaissance! Rave Tesar, is an extraordinary man and musician I have worked with in my solo band since 1989 and with Renaissance since 2009. He has also been a very big help in keeping the band 'alive'! Some very talented musicians have stepped into our band, and their devotion and hard work have added to the band’s touring longevity and personality.”

Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique to themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band's career has spanned fifty plus years spearheaded by the 5-octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford, John Tout, Jon Camp and Terry Sullivan. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings.

The band has toured throughout the world and has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society. 

Renaissance had a top ten hit in the UK with their song “Northern Lights” that still demands airplay to this day.



PURCHASE

Renaissance

The Legacy Tour 2022


In celebration of Annie Haslam’s 75th year, Renaissance performed classic songs with the remarkable Renaissance Chamber Orchestra and music from Annie’s solo career.

 

Double live audio CD in fold-out digipack cover with 12-page booklet. Recorded at the Keswick Theatre Glenside PA USA on October 21 2022.

Personalized autograph by Annie Haslam.

Includes unlimited streaming of The Legacy Tour 2022 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Available at

https://renaissancetouring.bandcamp.com/album/the-legacy-tour-2022

Tracklist

1.Carpet Of The Sun 03:43

2. Black Flame 06:39

3. The Sisters 06:39

4. Ananda 04:26

5. The Captive Heart 04:46

6. Symphony Of Light 13:08

7. Blessing In Disguise 03:42

8. Celestine 04:41

9. Reaching Out 03:57

10. The Angels Cry 04:33

11. Day Of The Dreamer 10:07

12. Running Hard 10:26

Renaissance: 

In Gratitude 

Farewell Tour 2024


Thursday October 17, 2024 – NEW YORK CITY

The Town Hall

123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

 

Friday October 18, 2024 – ALBANY, NY

Lewis A. Swyer Theatre at the Egg

Agency Building 1, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203

 

Saturday October 19, 2024 – Ridgefield, CT

The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

 

Sunday October 20, 2024 – Boston MA

City Winery Boston

80 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114

 

Wednesday October 23, 2024 – Rochester, NY

The Theater at Innovation Square

131 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY 14604

 

Thursday October 24, 2024 – Homer, NY

Center for the Arts of Homer

72 S Main St, Homer, NY 13077

 

Friday October 25, 2024 – Newton, NJ

The Newton Theatre

234 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860

 

Saturday October 26, 2024 – Lansdowne, PA

Lansdowne Theater

31 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050

 

Tuesday October 29, 2024 - Edwardsville, IL

Wildey Theatre

252 N. Main St. Edwardsville IL 62025

 

Wednesday October 30, 2024 - Edwardsville, IL

Wildey Theatre

252 N. Main St. Edwardsville IL 62025







annie haslam
APPEARS
JULY 15TH 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

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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



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 
TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

CALL 941-567-6193

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???