Monday, 18 May 2015

Juha Siirilä: Instrumental Rock Group DIP Releases Debut EP




Instrumental Rock Group DIP Releases Debut EP

The digital-only record is already available for purchase on CD Baby – with more online music stores coming up. bit.ly/dip-ep-cdbaby

If you prefer streaming, you can find us on Spotify – with more streaming services on the way. bit.ly/dip-ep-spotify
DIP's debut EP, "The Story of John Doe", features catchy guitar-driven instrumentals influenced by the likes of Joe Satriani and Danny Gatton. The group will perform at Järvenpää Puistoblues festival, Finland, on June 25.

DIP is a Finnish instrumental rock group. Headed by guitarist/songwriter Juha Siirilä, the band performs compact and catchy guitar-driven tunes, blending influences ranging from rock and surf to country and blues.

Total running time 15:31

Juha Siirilä: Guitars
Janne Boman: Bass
Jyri Salmi: Drums
Olli-Pekka Ollikainen: Rhythm guitars on “Feel the Breeze”


The song "Feel the Breeze" debuted on Mad Guitar Records’ "Melodic Soloists" compilation CD released on January 2010. The track got soon picked for the Guitar Player Magazine’s "Editor Boy's Big Eight" column receiving a highly positive review (GP, April 2010).

Digital EP is already available through the most popular web stores (Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, iTunes) and streaming services (Deezer, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal, Xbox Music). The CD will be available exclusively at the gigs.

Rounding out the four-piece group are Janne Boman (bass), Jyri Salmi (drums) and Olli-Pekka Ollikainen (rhythm guitar). The line-up has been playing the Helsinki club circuit since 2010.


Tom Quayle: Laney Artist!



Tom Quayle http://www.laney.co.uk/artists/tom-quayle

Tom took up the guitar at the age of 15 after being inspired by his Dad’s incredible fingerstyle guitar playing and quickly developed a love for the instrument. Being addicted to players such as Steve Vai, John Petrucci and Brett Garsed, Tom initially focused on rock technique before developing a huge interest in Jazz and Fusion. At this point Tom changed to his reknowned 4th’s tuning and studied Jazz, graduating with a Jazz Performance degree in 2002 from Leeds College of Music. Since graduating Tom has developed to become one of the foremost fusion legato players in the world with a strong reputation in both the teaching and playing world, having produced a large number of highly acclaimed tuition products for his own website and Lick Library that have helped literally thousands of guitar players from every corner of the planet. He has conducted masterclasses and played all over the world giving him acclaim that means he can count Dweezil Zappa, John Petrucci, Brett Garsed, Greg Howe, Andy Timmons and Tim Miller amongst his many fans. Tom currently plays with some of the best fusion musicians in the world – right now he is working in a duo project with fusion ace Martin Miller having toured Europe and played Japan at the end of 2014 and will be releasing his debut album soon along with many other projects for 2015. He is lucky enough to have five signature instruments with Fibenare Guitars and a highly popular signature overdrive pedal with Wampler Pedals called the Dual Fusion, that can be found on the boards of some of the worlds greatest players.
Tom plays Fibenare Guitars, Wampler Pedals, IQS Strings and Timbertone picks and is incredibly proud to be using the amazing Laney Lionheart 2×12 combo amplifier to craft his tone.


Musikmesse '15 - Fibenare Guitars Erotic Dalmut Demo

Irene Ketikidi: Catch - Lick Lesson - Shred on column - classy soloing with tab!



Second video for Shred on column, check out the transcription here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kyyzeqsy5f...

Catch - Lick Lesson (Shred on column)

Tony MacAlpine: Concrete Gardens Tour US and Europe dates

Tony and the band are rehearsing for the US Tour which kicks off on May 27!  Plus, we're excited to announce the first dates of our European Tour starting in mid October!

The Concrete Gardens Tour setlist features songs from Tony's new album, plus selections from Edge Of InsanityMaximum SecurityPremonition,Chromaticity and more!



Concrete Gardens US Tour 2015

05/27 Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
05/28 Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
05/29 Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
05/30 Mexicali, B.C., MX - CEART – Centro Estatal de las Artes
05/31 Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
06/02 San Jose, CA - RockBar Theater
06/04 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
06/06 Las Vegas, NV - Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
06/08 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock Live
06/09 Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits Live
06/11 Austin, TX - The Saxon Pub
06/12 Houston, TX - BFE Rock Club
06/13 McKinney, TX - Sanctuary Music & Events Center
06/14 Tulsa, OK - Vanguard
06/17 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
06/18 Indianapolis, IN - Birdy's Live
06/19 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
06/20 Westland, MI - The Token Lounge
06/21 Cincinnati, OH - The Mad Frog
06/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
06/24 Vienna, VA - Jammin’ Java
06/25 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
06/26 New York, NY - Iridium
06/27 Cambridge, MA - Middle East - Upstairs

Support on most US dates is LoNero, with additional support on select dates from Hephystus.

Concrete Gardens European Tour 2015

Oct 15 Manchester, GB – Band on the Wall
Oct 16 London, GB – 
The Underworld
Oct 23 Reichenbach im Vogtland, DE - Bergkeller
Oct 25 Opole, PL – Drum Fest - Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna
Oct 26 Tychy, PL – Drum Fest - Teatr Maty
Oct 27 Olomuc, CZ – Bounty Rock Cafe
Oct 28 Brno, CZ – Melodka
Oct 29 Nove Mesto nad Vahom, SK – Blue Note
Oct 30 Budapest, HU – A38
Nov 1 Bucharest, RO – Silver Church
Nov 11 Nice, FR – Black Box
Nov 12 Barcelona, ES – Sala Razzmatazz 3
Nov 13 Zaragoza, ES – Sala Lopez
Nov 14 Madrid, ES – Sala Cats
More European dates will be added soon.
Tony's band is: Aquiles Priester - drums & Bjorn Englen - bass.
Tour dates in Asia coming soon!  More info on Tony's Tour Dates page.



Two years in the making, Concrete Gardens comprises of 12 mind-blowing tracks and features Brazilian powerhouse drummer Aquiles Priester, bassist Pete Griffin, along with bass appearances from Sean Delson, Lucky Islam and Tony himself. The track "Square Circles" features a guitar duel with the mighty Jeff Loomis!

Available now in lossless audio downloadstandard CD, and limited Special Edition CD/DVD through Tony's online store. All CD orders come with an instant high quality digital download to enjoy while your CD ships. The Special Edition CD/DVD (limited to only 2000 copies), featuring Tony and band performing the album live at EMGtv, with Aquiles Priester (drums), Pete Griffin (bass), Nili Brosh (guitar) and special guest guitar solo from Jeff Loomis!

The album is also available via iTunes, and Amazon.com

You can preview a selection of EMGtv videos here: "Square Circles""Tears of Sahara"“Concrete Gardens""Sierra Morena", "The King's Rhapsody" and "Poison Cookies".
p.s. Don't forget to check out Tony's Facebook page and Twitter profile and keep up to date with the latest.

David Locke: Transitions - the new album available - superb rock fusion

David Locke: Transitions
David Locke's new album Transitions is available via bandcamp


1. Foundation 04:48
2. Structures 04:52
3. States Of Mind 07:20
4. Symmetry 03:41
5. Star 04:23
6. Transitions 07:39
7. Displacement 04:12
8. Closing In 05:02
9. Space Between Us 09:00
10. Time Shift 07:22

about
This album has certainly taken a long time to put together, and has even seen some stylistic changes over the past year of writing and recording. I've tried to create music that can be challenging at times, but always retaining a strong melody. With the addition now of Orchestral parts, I think this album has a much bigger sound than my debut.
credits
released 18 May 2015

Thank you to my endorsers and the people who have supported me throughout. Thank you Gavin at Fret-King for supplying me some fantastic guitars and also thank you to Andy at The Amp Factory for providing me some excellent profiles for my trusty Kemper. Thank you also to Laboga for providing me with some great amps and killer tones!

Alan Nimmo: King King release lyric video for new song "Waking Up"


Multi award-winning, blues rock band King King have just released a lyric video for a new song “Waking Up” taken from the new album Reaching For The Light (out now).
   
Please feel free to publish the news along with the tour date listings on your website. If you would like to publish ticket purchasing details along with the news story, I’d greatly appreciate it.


UK TOUR DATES
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BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE     Wednesday October 21
BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX                 Thursday October 22
HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS                       Friday October 23
TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF                              Saturday October 24
COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS             Sunday October 25
CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION             Tuesday October 27
HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME                     Thursday October 29
CLITHEROE, THE GRAND                               Friday October 30
GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL                       Saturday October 31
YORK, FIBBERS                                                  Sunday November 1
CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE                  Tuesday November 3
HULL, FRUIT                                                       Wednesday November 4
FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN                      Friday November 6
SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS                Saturday November 7
BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX                                 Thursday November 12
LONDON, O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMY         Wednesday Nov 11
SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE                Friday November 13
MORCAMBE, THE PLATFORM                     Saturday November 14
SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN                Sunday November 15

For more info and pics, visit the online press release herehttp://bit.ly/1BjMWaD   

John McLaughlin: Expansive, emotionally charged new album showcases McLaughlin’s virtuoso 4th Dimension band

Expansive, emotionally charged new album showcases McLaughlin’s virtuoso 4th Dimension band

As a musician, composer, and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s vast contributions to contemporary improvisational music are only just beginning to be fully understood, appreciated, and absorbed by artists and enthusiasts alike. From Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and his collaboration with Paco De Lucia, to his current band the 4th Dimension, McLaughlin’s music has extended across the boundaries dividing jazz, rock, and innumerable global traditions, encompassing a number of genres while emerging fully formed as his own, uniquely personal expressive medium.

Now, McLaughlin is prepared to break through yet again, with what he feels is his most personal statement today: Black Light.

Slated for worldwide release this fall, Black Light includes 8 original McLaughlin compositions, including a heartfelt homage to his departed colleague, collaborator, and friend Paco De Lucia – with whom McLaughlin had intended to compose an album’s worth of new material just before De Lucia’s untimely passing. McLaughlin has returned to acoustic guitar for a tribute to his friend, entitled “El Hombre Que Sabia” and brings forth from the instrument a depth of sadness and admiration beyond words.

Otherwise electric, Black Light features the 4th Dimension – “my three favorite musicians,” in McLaughlin’s word – in full flight, with their empathy and precision honed on stage and in the studio. The 4th Dimension is composed of the remarkable multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe’s nimble, effervescent electric bass, and the powerhouse drumming of Ranjit Barot. 

Following the international release of Black Light, McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension will set out on a world tour, continuing to explore and elaborate upon the album’s genre-defying material.   

Rick Graham: A Guitar Technique That Transformed My Playing



Hi guys this is a clip taken from my 'Economy Picking part 2' Video. Here, I want to share with you one of the things (out of many) that totally changed my guitar playing. LINKS:

A Guitar Technique That Transformed My Playing

Chris Brooks: Lord - Holy crap, it's Chris Brooks!



We have a special guest for our shows in W.A. this weekend...

Holy crap, it's Chris Brooks!

Sam Bell: Caprice Paganini #16 Guitar Warm Up


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Leonardo Porcheddu: added to the Vivaldi Metal Project


Leonardo Porcheddu is an Italian guitarist, composer, arranger. Extraordinary virtuoso with an impressive control of technique, expressivity and sound, his playing style ranges seamlessly from Rock to Fusion, from Prog and Jazz-Rock to Metal.

Teacher at “Percento Musica”, “Ladybird Project”, “European School of Music”, “Music Village” music schools with a wide and deep knowledge about Rock, Hard-Rock, Heavy-Metal , Progressive-Metal, Jazz-Rock, Fusion.

Leonardo recorded several studio albums, among others, with Lord Brummel, X-Hells, Chris Catena, Mistheria.

Guitarist in the “Southern Cross” Stratovarius italian official cover band with whom performed many concerts and on 2010 and 2011 he toured with the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”as first guitarist in the orchestra.

He played live several times with keyboard wizard Vitalij Kuprij and actually recording on Kuprij’s upcoming new album “Progression”. Also, Leonardo performed on stage with several international artists such as Kee Marcello (Europe), John Macaluso (Malmsteen,James La Brie,Jorn Lande,ARK…), Doogie White(Rainbow,Malmsteen…),Tommy Denander (collaborazioni con Toto, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, Glenn Hughes, Steve Morse, Mick Ronson, Talisman…), Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, RoyZ, Rob Rock…), Daniel Flores (Bobby Kimball,Goran Edman, Jens Johansson…), Mats Leven (Malmsteen, Candlemass…).

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Simone Dow: Voyager - Seasons Of Age and Aussie Tour Dates



VOYAGER - 'SEASONS OF AGE' Australian Tour with KLONE (FRANCE)

TOUR DATES

  • Thursday, May 21: Adelaide - Jive
  • Friday, May 22: Canberra - The Basement
  • Saturday, May 23: Sydney - The Factory Floor
  • Friday, May 29: Melbourne - The Evelyn
  • Saturday, May 30: Brisbane - The Brightside
  • Friday, June 5: Perth - Amplifier
  • Saturday, June 6: Bunbury - Prince Of Wales

Tickets are onsale now via wildthingpresents.com, Oztix & the Venues.

Official Event Page

John McLaughlin: announces Black Light this Fall and World Tour



As a musician, composer, and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s vast contributions to contemporary improvisational music are only just beginning to be fully understood, appreciated, and absorbed by artists and enthusiasts alike. From Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and his collaboration with Paco De Lucia, to his current band the 4th Dimension, McLaughlin’s music has extended across the boundaries dividing jazz, rock, and innumerable global traditions, encompassing a number of genres while emerging fully formed as his own, uniquely personal expressive medium.

Now, McLaughlin is prepared to break through yet again, with what he feels is his most personal statement today: Black Light.

Slated for worldwide release this fall, Black Light includes 8 original McLaughlin compositions, including a heartfelt homage to his departed colleague, collaborator, and friend Paco De Lucia – with whom McLaughlin had intended to compose an album’s worth of new material just before De Lucia’s untimely passing. McLaughlin has returned to acoustic guitar for a tribute to his friend, entitled “El Hombre Que Sabia” and brings forth from the instrument a depth of sadness and admiration beyond words.

Mclaughlin adds, “I have explored ways in music and recorded them with happiness. 'Black Light' has opened a portal that is neither Jazz nor Rock, nor Indian nor Blues, and yet all of these: it's an open door."

Otherwise electric, Black Light features the 4th Dimension – “my three favorite musicians,” in McLaughlin’s word – in full flight, with their empathy and precision honed on stage and in the studio. The 4th Dimension is composed of the remarkable multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe’s nimble, effervescent electric bass, and the powerhouse drumming of Ranjit Barot.

Following the international release of Black Light, McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension will set out on a
world tour, continuing to explore and elaborate upon the album’s genre-defying material.

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart: RUSH - The epic HEMISPHERES is now out on vinyl, and you could win a copy!

Next up in the RUSH 40 celebrations is the sixth studio album HEMISPHERES released in 1978. The album explores fantasy and science fiction themes in Neil Peart's lyrics and includes the band's first instrumental, the ambitious nine-and-a-half minute La Villa 
Strangiato.

HEMISPHERES was the group's fourth consecutive gold album in the U.S., featuring the singles The Trees andCircumstances. The album went platinum in the US fifteen years after its release and ranked #8 on Rolling Stone's Readers' Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.


Rush - La Villa Strangiato