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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

UK NEO-PROGRESSIVE ROCKERS 'SOLSTICE' RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LIGHT UP' ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GUITARIST & FOUNDER ANDY GLASS!

 



A N D Y 

G L A S S 

GUITARIST/ SONGWRITER/PRODUCER/

FOUNDER of

UK'S NEO-PROGRESSIVE FOLK ROCK BAND

S O L S T I C E 

ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

CLICK BELOW

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY


Andy Glass founded the UK Prog group Solstice in 1980 with violinist Marc Elton and the following 4 years would see them make the Marquee Club their home and take the band to the main stage at Reading Rock Festival, Glastonbury and many others. Following the split in 1985, a change of tack led to touring as guitarist for American soul legends Bill Withers and Geno Washington alongside his work as studio engineer and session musician.

After recording Ian Anderson in the studio, Andy was invited to take the job of 'front of house' sound engineer with Jethro Tull leading to five American tours and long outings through Europe and the UK. Nothing would prove as satisfying as playing with Solstice though and so, inevitably, Andy reformed the band in its current line up in 2007. UK prog rockers Solstice have shared a teaser video for their brand-new album Light Up which is released today through GEP Records. The follow-up to 2020's acclaimed Sia is the band's seventh album, and the second to feature vocalist Jess Holland, who was placed fourth in the Best Female Vocalist category of Prog Magazine's 2022 Readers' Poll (guitarist Andy Glass also ranked 5th in the Guitarist category while the band ranked 8th in Best Band). 

Big Big Train's Greg Spawton was moved to comment: "Nothing prepared me for the extraordinary new line-up that they have settled on in the last few years. Solstice are back and are back to being brilliant. Their forthcoming album, Light Up, is utterly sensational: beautiful production, great songs, great voices, tricky rhythms and epic guitar solos."

 The band have lined up some live dates to support the new album, including appearances at Cropredy Festival, London's 229 venue on April 28 and a co-headline performance with fellow 80s neo-prog veterans Trilogy, the first time the two bands have performed with each other since they toured together back in 1983!


PURCHASE 

THE BRAND-NEW

 RELEASE

BY

S O L S T I C E


Entitled

'LIGHT  UP'





Available at

https://gep.co.uk/

GEP Records

(Giant Electric Pea)

and

www.solsticeprog.uk

Official website


 FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

ANDY GLASS

AND

S O L S T I C E

VISIT

www.solsticeprog.uk

Official website

https://solstice3.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp

www.facebook.com/solsticeprog

Facebook

www.instagram.com/solsticeproguk

Instagram

https://gep.co.uk/

GEP Records

(Giant Electric Pea)


Solstice tour dates 2023


FRI 3 MARCH

Fusion 4 2023 Stourport, UK

 

SAT 8 APRIL

Progdreams Festival 2023 Zoetermeer, Netherlands

 

FRI 28 APRIL

229London, UK

 

SAT 29 APRIL

The Northcourt Music Venue Abingdon, UK

 

SUN 30 APRIL

the 1865Southampton, UK

 

SAT 1 JULY

Alford Rock and Blues 2023Alford, UK

 

SAT 22 JULY

Colchester Arts CentreColchester, UK

 

SAT 12 AUGUST

Cropredy Festival 2023Cropredy, UK

 

SAT 2 SEPTEMBER

The StablesMilton Keynes, UK

 

SAT 11 NOVEMBER

HRH Prog XII 2023Great Yarmouth, UK

 

HRH Prog XII 2023

Line-up

 

Focus        Tangerine Dream       Steeleye Span

Airbag       Gong       Spock's Beard

Russ Ballard       Magenta       Solstice

Jump       Galahad       It

Rosalie Cunningham       Godsticks       Ryders Creed

Apostle       Doris Brendel       Gandalf’s Fist

Pearl Handled Revolver       Kepler Ten       The Far Meadow

Codices       The Amber Herd       Dr Hasbeen

I Am The Manic Whale       Mother Black Cap       Stuckfish

Grace and Fire       Dadaxl       The Pearson Memmott Conspiracy       Marmrain

 

 SOLSTICE

Discography

Studio albums

    Silent Dance (1984)

    New Life (1993)

    Circles (1997)

    Spirit (2010)

    Prophecy (2013)

    Sia (released 23rd November 2020)

Light Up (2022)

 

Live albums

    The Cropredy Set (2002)

    Kindred Spirits (2011)

    Live in Veruno (2022)

 

Compilation albums

    Pathways (1998)








A N D Y   G L A S S
APPEARS WEEK OF
FEBRUARY 1st 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 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




Tuesday, January 24, 2023

ROBIN LANE EX SINGER OF ROBIN LANE & THE CHARTBUSTERS/DAUGHTER OF KEN LANE (DEAN MARTIN SHOW) RELEASES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW SOLO ALBUM 'DIRT ROAD TO HEAVEN'

 



R O B I N   L A N E 

FORMER LEAD SINGER AND SONGWRITER

of ROBIN LANE & THE CHARTBUSTERS

NEW SOLO ALBUM

 'DIRT ROAD TO HEAVEN'

ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with Ray Shasho

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY



The daughter of Ken Lane, who wrote songs for Dean Martin, and a mother who was a fashion model, Robin grew up in Los Angeles. She was part of the music community in the late 1960s.


In Laurel Canyon she collaborated with members of Crazy Horse and sang with Neil Young on "Round and Round (It Won't Be Long)" on his album Everybody Knows This Is Nowher
e. After a two-year marriage with future Police guitarist Andy Summers, in the late 1970s Robin left LA behind, and moved to Boston. She formed Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, integrating punk and new wave with West Coast folk, and East Coast rock. Their three albums for Warner Bros. were Robin Lane and the Chartbusters (1980), the live EP 5 Live, and Imitation Life (1981).

The rock radio-charting song “When Things Go Wrong” became the 11th music video played on MTV on its first broadcast day in 1981. Robin’s latest release is Dirt Road to Heaven a collection of Americana music that sounds great alongside artists such as Brandi Carlile and Joan Baez. Robin’s motto of “Music is my healing tool” has paved her uniquely uplifting “dirt road to heaven” process from the get-go. Her journey has become even more effective and powerful, locally and globally, this century. 

N E W SOLO ALBUM

PURCHASE


“DIRT ROAD

 TO HEAVEN”

BY

ROBIN

 LANE


At amazon.com



ROBIN LANE

INSTANT 

ALBUM

Instant Album has all sorts of songs that have not been on any albums save one.  It also includes tunes Robin put together with lyrics from young girls she worked with at Camp Runoia in Maine. This is an eclectic album, a way for Robin to put out a few songs that no one has ever heard.

View the instant album lyrics at: https://www.therobinlane.com/lyrics


ALSO

Many Years Ago

The Complete 

Robin Lane

 & The Chartbusters

 Album Collection

amazon.com





FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

ROBIN LANE

VISIT

www.therobinlane.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/robin.lane.752

Facebo0k

 www.instagram.com/theerobinlane/ok

Instagram

www.patreon.com/robinlane

Robin Lane Musical World on Patreon

www.songbirdsings.org

Robin Lane's Songbird Sings Workshops

A unique approach to healing trauma using the creative process of songwriting.  


Discography

With The Chartbusters

Robin Lane & The Chartbusters (Warner Bros., 1980)

5 Live EP (Warner Bros., 1980)

Imitation Life (Warner Bros., 1981)

Piece of Mind (Windjam Records, 2003)

Many Years Ago: The Complete Robin Lane & the Chartbusters Collection (Blixa Sounds, 2019)

 

ROBIN LANE

Solo

Heart Connection EP (Independent release, 1984)

In Concert (Independent release, 1989)

Catbird Seat (1995)

Out of the Ashes (2011)

The Sweet Candy Collection (2011)

A Woman's Voice (2013)

Instant Album (2020)

Dirt Road to Heaven (2022)

 


SONGBIRD MISSION

Our Mission: From Hurting to Healing

Songbird Sings is dedicated to helping people work through and recover from traumatic experiences. Music is a healing force, and our workshops help to transform those who've been silenced by domestic violence, sexual exploitation, childhood abuse, and the horrors of war. Through songwriting and creative collaboration, participants find the key to their own healing, developing inner strength and resilience as they come to trust themselves and others, while building support systems among those with a shared history of trauma.

www.songbirdsings.org









ROBIN LANE
APPEARS WEEK OF
 JANUARY 24TH 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 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