Westport, CT - Guitarists around the planet are buzzing with excitement about the debut solo CD release by guitar maestro Rick Tedesco titled 'A Light In The Attic”. Known for his guitar and studio work with Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee and original Alice Cooper Group founding member Dennis Dunaway's group the Dennis Dunaway Project, as well as Mott the Hoople legend Ian Hunter, Rick Tedesco's new CD promises to deliver a heavy dose of hard driving rock and roll!
“I met Dennis through Ian Hunter actually,” Rick explains. “Ian was helping BDS with their album 'Back From Hell' and Ian pulled me in to help get their sound together. I met Ian years ago while working in a music store and ended up setting up a studio in his house and then started working with him. I have been on every record since 'Rant' in one capacity or another: engineer, producer, background vocals, guitars, piano...comedian.”
“Rick explores the darker recesses of his attic and confronts a lot of honest emotions. And with this moving rock album, he turns the light on for all to see.” Dennis Dunaway, founding member of the Alice Cooper Group
Rick Tedesco began playing guitar in the early 1970s with musical influence's deeply rooted in the Glam Rock movement of that decade; Alice Cooper, David Bowie and Ian Hunter served as early role models. Also the second wave of British rock bands of the '70s were of particular interest to the young musician. As far as guitarists go, Mick Ronson was a huge influence on Rick, as well as Randy Rhodes and Ace Frehley. In the past 15 years Rick Tedesco has played guitar, piano, bass, sang and engineered on Ian Hunter's last several releases. He also played many instruments, sang, produced and engineered the Dennis Dunaway Project's critically acclaimed CD 'Bones From The Yard'. Rick also runs his own successful business www.GuitarHangar.com where he sells vintage and rare musical instruments. “The Guitar Hangar was established in 1999 and we cater to the higher end guitars and amps,” says Rick, “boutique stuff...a collector's paradise as well and really quality stuff for the working musician.”
"Rick and I have been mates for a long time. He's a bit 'heavier' than me in his musical taste and style but we get along great and he's been of significant help to me over the years." - Ian Hunter
And now with Rick Tedesco's debut solo release, the music world will be able to experience his fascinating musical vision “ 'A Light In The Attic' is really a metaphor for looking around in the dark, eerie, questionable areas of the mind and shining a light on them,” Rick explains. “Sexual taboos, obsession, life, love, death, the end of the world etc... it's all there.”
As far as plans for the future, Rick divulges, “I play out with a good friend of mine, Doug Wahlberg, and we are already out there playing songs from the CD. Doug co-wrote a couple songs with me on the CD as well. My studio is always busy... Dennis is always busy... I'm sure at some point we will be busy together again. I'm always doing stuff with Ian...he's in my studio every week it seems. I've already started plotting out my next album and have the first song recorded for it already. I just want to keep going and stay focused on being creative. That's when I'm the happiest.”
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San Francisco, CA - Much to the elation of fans around the world, San Francisco-based music artist Claudine is preparing to release her highly anticipated debut album 'Wrestling Consciousness'. With a sound that combines the sensibilities of Pink and Pat Benatar, Claudine is here to prove that good old fashioned rock music, with lyrics that explore the depths of the good, the bad and the ugly in life, isn't exclusively for the boys.
“My album spans a period of time in my life where I was searching to find my own value and purpose,” Claudine divulges, “and I am writing from a place, sharing some of those in my life who have made a strong impact, left their mark, if you will. We all have our journey, and though we may travel on different roads, we often share the same shoes as we experience similar perspectives in the human condition. My hope is that my fans can feel as though they are not alone, and that they may connect or find themselves in my lyrics, and in my music.”
Claudine’s vocal performances are powered by natural talent along with life experience that she vividly brings to the stage. The talent behind her helps to further define her message. Isaac Bolivar, on lead guitar, with a memorizing touch on his strings, a young, yet seasoned talent, has toured with “Taking Back Sunday,” a Warner Brother’s act playing for tens of thousands of fans worldwide. She is also backed by another bay area great, Jason Wall, on drums; endorsed by both Pearl drums, and Zildjian cymbals, who always takes command while seated behind his kit, playing with power, precision, and a distinct energy that is infectious. Mark Kenoly, who has been on the music scene for many years, and has a Grammy nomination under his belt, not only produces Claudine’s music, but also performs bass, adding texture and depth to every piece.
Here's what veterans in the industry are saying about Claudine:
“Something in the way she sings, attracts me like no other!” - Steven Seaweed, Bay Area's #1 rated midday radio personality / 107.7 The Bone
“Claudine's music is honest and unapologetic. Clearly taking a lifetime worth of experience, she has come out with something to say. My hunch is, this is an album people are going to pay attention and relate to. Her enthusiasm and determination to make music, her career leaves no doubt in my mind that she will carve out her own way to succeed in this business.” - Jimmy Cantillon (co-founder: Cantillon Entertainment Group)
“Claudine is a gifted singer and prolific songwriter that has blended modern and retro elements to create music that has depth, and deals with many of life's issues, asking some tough questions. Her strong, confident voice, offers power and dynamic range, found in many of her harder hitting tracks. She also has the versatility to balance the edge with a more vulnerable approach heard in her contemplative ballads. The raw emotion is revealed in her vocal performances, and gives us a peek inside. She has surrounded herself with some strong musicians and a talented producer in Mark Kenoly. Her music is definitely worth checking out!” - Tim Abbott - Producer and member of legendary music group the Chocolate Watchband
With such diverse subject matter explored in Claudine's songs, one wonders where her inspiration is derived. “I am inspired by a number of things,” Claudine explains, “something as simple as a single word, an image or photograph, a phrase, or an emotion. It can come from the work of other artists that I admire, and event or experience in my own life, or even one that has been shared, and remains with me.”
Along with the release of 'Wrestling Consciousness', Claudine has other ideas in store: “I do plan on releasing my first music video for my ballad 'If I Ran To You'. There are actually two filmed versions of the song, and I will allow my fans to choose the one that they like the best! I am planning to have a CD release party in late summer or early fall, and am hopeful to do a little touring on the west coast.”
'Wrestling Consciousness' will be available direct to fans in late August and will be available in stores, online and on iTunes on September 27, 2011.
For more information:
To arrange interviews or request a copy of 'Wrestling Consciousness' for review, please contact Glass Onyon PR, by phone at 828-350-8158 or via e-mail at email@example.com
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Genre: New Age
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