Showing posts with label Renaissance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Renaissance. Show all posts

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



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Thursday, April 20, 2023

DAVID MINASIAN A MODERN-DAY RENAISSANCE MAN WHO CHAMPIONS PROGRESSIVE ROCK LEGENDS TO THE MAINSTREAM: ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 



D A V I D 

M I N A S I A N

American film producer, screenwriter, director,

 musician, singer and songwriter

CHAMPIONS PROGRESSIVE ROCK MUSIC

ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT 

WITH A MODERN DAY 

RENAISSANCE MAN

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO


DAVID MINASIAN can best be described as a Renaissance man of sorts with experience and interest in a number of fields including film, music, and literature. David began classical pano training at the age of five and by the age of 11 was making films.

After graduating with honors with a degree in television and film, David began working freelance for various production companies in and around the Los Angeles area as a producer, director, writer, editor, cinematographer, and composer, while simultaneously recording albums of his own music. David has directed music and concert videos for artists such as Three Dog Night, Camel, and a PBS television special for legendary singer/guitarist/composer Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues. 
“I Won't Be Led Astray” is the 2nd single off the latest studio album From The New World by the legendary producer, composer, musician and engineer Alan Parsons. The track, written by David Minasian and Alan, along with Kim Bullard of the Elton John band, features Parsons alumni David Pack of Ambrosia fame on lead vocals together with blues icon Joe Bonamassa on lead guitar.

The music video stars Sofia Olsson, daughter of Alan Parsons' lead singer PJ Olsson and was directed and produced by Trinity Houston and David Minasian for IM3 Global Entertainment and Frontiers Records. Reactions to the emotive song and video so far have been overwhelming...

PURCHASE
THE LATEST RELEASE 
BY

DAVID MINASIAN

RANDOM DREAMS

The Very Best of David Minasian

VOLUME ONE

Random Dreams is a "Best of" vinyl and digital release that features all new remixes of some of David's most beloved tracks, highlighted by performances from legendary members of The Moody Blues, Genesis, Yes, Camel and Renaissance.

AVAILABLE at http://davidminasian.com/shop.html


AND

FROM THE NEW WORLD

By

 ALAN PARSONS

 Featuring

David Minasian

Available at

https://alanparsons.com/collections/all

and amazon.com

I Won't Be Led Astray is the 2nd single off the latest studio album From The New World by the legendary producer, composer, musician and engineer Alan Parsons. The track, written by David Minasian and Alan, along with Kim Bullard of the Elton John band, features Parsons alumni David Pack of Ambrosia fame on lead vocals together with blues icon Joe Bonamassa on lead guitar. The music video stars Sofia Olsson, daughter of Alan Parsons' lead singer PJ Olsson and was directed and produced by Trinity Houston and David Minasian for IM3 Global Entertainment and Frontiers Records. Reactions to the emotive song and video so far have been overwhelming...


ALSO

ALAN PARSONS


ONE NOTE

 SYMPHONY

Live in Tel Aviv [Blu-ray]

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of another stunning live performance from Alan Parsons and his incredibly skilled band of musicians, "One Note Symphony: Live In Tel Aviv" on February 11, 2022.

Directed by David Minasian

Also available on audio CD.

Amazon.com


MORE MUSIC

FROM 

DAVID MINASIAN 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

DAVID MINASIAN

VISIT

www.davidminasian.com

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/people/David-Minasian-Music/100063516933250/

Facebook

https://twitter.com/DavidMinasian

Twitter

www.instagram.com/davidminasianmusic

Instagram

 www.youtube.com/user/davidminasianmusic

YouTube

 

Discography

Singles

It's Driving Me Crazy by Chris Lloyds (1992)

So Far From Home by Tracy Miller (2000)

So Far From Home by David Minasian featuring PJ Olsson (2020)

The Sound of Dreams (Third Movement) by David Minasian featuring Steve Hackett (2020)

The Sound of Dreams (First Movement) by David Minasian featuring Annie Haslam, Steve Hackett, Billy Sherwood (2021)

Masquerade by David Minasian featuring Andrew Latimer (2021)

Room With Dark Corners by David Minasian featuring Julie Ragins, Geof O'Keefe (2021

Summer's End by David Minasian featuring Justin Minasian (2021)

I Won't Be Led Astray by Alan Parsons featuring David Pack, Joe Bonamassa (2022)

 

Albums

Tales of Heroes and Lovers by David Minasian (1984)

It's Not Too Late by David Minasian & William Drews (1996)

The Joyriders (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists (2000)

Random Acts of Beauty by David Minasian (2010)

All The Way by Justin Hayward (2016)

The Sound of Dreams by David Minasian (2020)

Random Acts of Beauty (Remaster) by David Minasian (2020)

Random Dreams: The Very Best of David Minasian by David Minasian (2021)

From The New World by Alan Parsons (2022)









DAVID MINASIAN

APPEARS WEEK OF 

MAY 3RD 2023



ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO


ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

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