Showing posts with label Progressive Rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Progressive Rock. Show all posts

Saturday, September 23, 2023

SHANE ATKINSON MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, PRODUCER, ENGINEER & BEAU WEST LEAD SINGER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP EVERSHIP EXCLUSIVE ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 




S H A N E   A T K I N S O N 

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, PRODUCER, ENGINEER 

AND 

B E A U   W E S T

LEAD SINGER

FOR AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP 

 E V E R S H I P 

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 

CLICK BELOW

 TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY!


Progressive/Art Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson. Shane played in Nashville bands and as a backup musician for label artists in the late 80's and 90's. As a composer he wrote on Music Row and always having a studio running somewhere in the Nashville area, was a prolific composer with musical work spanning from commercials and film to orchestral and theater. He made two records with the 90's Alternative Rock band Curious Fools, but with the birth of his first child, he decided to leave the music business for the budding software industry. 


Shane says he never really stopped writing. "The music just kept coming, almost haunting me. I'd constantly wake up in the night to record song ideas. Over those years I amassed at least a hundred hours of material. But my success in software made it nearly impossible to get out. Something like Evership was bound to happen, it had to happen." In 2005, in response to a dream, he sold his big house in the suburbs, downsized, built a recording studio, and opened a commercial and film music production company to finance the album effort.
It would take about ten years to make the first record; not just for the actual recording, but for raising a family, building a studio, holding down the production company and remaining business interests, and sifting through the mountain of song material.

In the break after the Evership II support tour and during Covid, Shane completed writing/curating their third and fourth albums; a two-act rock opera based on a literary work by Harold Bell Wright entitled 'The Uncrowned King'. The same Evership II band lineup performed the recording and the unique photography of Rory White graces the covers for an altogether different and catching "storybook" effect. The single 'Allthetime' was released April 23nd to great fan and industry acclaim, appeared on PROG magazine's CD Sampler (Issue #119) and aired internationally on terrestrial and internet radio. The album 'The Uncrowned King - Act 1' was released on May 21st, 2021 and garnered many Best Album of 2021 from reviewers and fans! The epic music video to 'The Tower' aired on November 24th of that year. 


'The Uncrowned King - Act 2' was launched with three singles: The first 'Coronation' was released on June 22nd, 2022. The second single 'The Voice of the New Day', released July 15th, features SAGA-frontman Michael Sadler. The final single 'The Law of Ages' is accompanied by an elegant music video sensation. And finally the awaitied conclusion to the rock opera 'The Uncrowned King - Act 2' was released October 14th, 2022 to great international acclaim! Evership has garnered solid responses and best of 2022 awards for 'The Uncrowned King - Act 2' proving that this band is at full-sail and the journey continues strong!



PURCHASE

THE LATEST ALBUM

 BY

 EVERSHIP


Entitled

THE

 UNCROWNED

 KING

ACT 2



available at

www.evership.com/store.html

and amazon.com



ALSO


THE 

UNCROWNED

 KING

ACT 1


BY

 EVERSHIP



available at

www.evership.com/store.html

and amazon.com


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

SHANE ATKINSON

BEAU WEST 

AND

EVERSHIP

VISIT

www.evership.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/evershipband

Facebook

www.youtube.com/channel/UCekzGV7LlVF6uML4HTnT3cQ

YouTube

www.instagram.com/evership_band/?hl=en

Instagram

https://friendsoftherevolution.bandcamp.com/album/evership

Bandcamp

https://open.spotify.com/album/0Py8sM9HfFWSNYIIg8Nb5N

Spotify

 

EVERSHIP

DISCOGRAPHY

Evership (2016)

II (2018)

The Uncrowned King - Act 1 (2021)

The Uncrowned King - Act 2 (2022)










SHANE ATKINSON
AND BEAU WEST

APPEAR WEEK OF

SEPTEMBER 24TH 2023


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON THESE SITES

The Classic Rock Music Reporter  

Classic Rock Here and Now

   Music Tried and True 

   www.rockmusic.show

 YouTube   Facebook   Apple   

amazon music   iHeartRadio  TuneIn 

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts  

 ReverbNation   LinkedIn   Twitter   Stage32 



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



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Friday, September 15, 2023

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM CELESTIAL SONGS: ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT WITH LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER CHRIS BRAIDE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 



DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION 

ANNOUNCE 

RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM 

CELESTIAL SONGS

ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT 

WITH

SINGER,SONGWRITER,PIANIST

RECORD PRODUCER

 C H R I S  B R A I D E

 ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

CLICK BELOW

 TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY!



Downes Braide Association was fomed asa studio-based project by Geoff Downes and Chris Braide and has previously produced four studio albums: Pictures Of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015), Skyscraper Souls (2017) and Halcyon Hymns (2021) and a live album Live In England (2019). The project draws on Downes’ and Braide’s rich musical heritage to create a delightfully accessible brand of progressive rock.


Keyboard wizard Geoff Downes was thrust into the limelight with the worldwide success of Video Killed The Radio Star in 1979. The single topped the charts in 16 countries for The Buggles duo of Geoff and Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar). They briefly joined prog legends YES before Downes became a founder member of the supergroup Asia with YES guitarist Steve Howe, ELP drummer Carl Palmer and the late John Wetton (vocals, bass guitar).

The Wetton-Downes composition “Heat Of The Moment” became a world-wide hit in 1982 heralding many years of success for Asia with their FM radio-friendly brand of rock. Downes later rejoined YES in 2011 and remains with the band alongside Steve Howe.

British singer-songwriter-pianist Chris Braide has recently returned to UK shores after many years based in California. He enjoys enormous success writing and producing music for film scores, advertising campaigns and working closely with artists including Sia, Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears and Marc Almond.

An Ivor Novello award-winner and Grammy-nominated, Braide has recently won a BMI Pop Award in Los Angeles for co-writing Sia’s Unstoppable, her eighth US Top 40 hit after making a surprise, and long, rise to the top having been released in 2016, becoming the biggest selling single in the USA.

Downes Braide Association (DBA) announce the release of their long-awaited new album Celestial Songs on 8th September. Following their previous critically acclaimed studio albums, Celestial Songs will be the fifth DBA studio collaboration for Geoff Downes (keyboards) and multi award-winning songwriter Chris Braide (vocals). The album will be released in 3 formats: CD, 2LP and Box Set.


PURCHASE

THE NEW ALBUM

FROM

DOWNES BRAIDE

ASSOCIATION


Entitled

CELESTIASONGS



You can order all formats of Celestial Songs here:


CD version: 

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/downes-braide-association-celestial-songs-cd-edition/

2LP version: 

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/downes-braide-association-celestial-songs-vinyl-edition/

Box set version: 

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/downes-braide-association-celestial-songs-deluxe-12-box-set-edition/

Also available at amazon.com

2023 release. Geoff Downes is a legendary British keyboard player known the world over for being a member of supergroups The Buggles, Asia, and Yes. He has been the powerhouse behind some of the most memorable keyboard driven pop-rock-prog songs of the last 40 years. He has worked with an exceptional caliber of musician from Kate Bush and Mike Oldfield to Billy Idol and Agnetha Faltskog. Chris Braide is one of the greatest songwriters the UK has ever known, having worked with Sia, Hans Zimmer, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, and Lana Del Rey. Together, they form Downes Braide Association - a writing and recording partnership with a pedigree like no other. Celestial Songs is DBA's fifth studio album and contains 11 emotive, reflective and magical songs which address these changing times. The tracks are sometimes dark and brooding, reflecting the anxiety, frailty and confusion of our modern world. However, there are also shafts of vivid sunlight which break through and providing uplifting anthems of resilience, hope and love. As with previous DBA releases, the cover artwork has been painted by Roger Dean, arguably the most famous album cover artist in the world. The album also features a contribution from Braide's long-time friend and collaborator Marc Almond.


Also

HALCYON

 HYMNS


BY

DOWNES BRAIDE

 ASSOCIATION



Featuring the hit single

“Your Heart Will Find the Way”

Available at amazon.com

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION

VISIT

https://downesbraide.co.uk/

Downes Braide Association

www.facebook.com/downesbraide

Facebook:

www.christopherbraide.com

Christopher Braide

www.geoffdownes.com

Geoff Downes

www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QsD_p9n5MtwWKJy3jpfmA

YouTube

Downes Braide Association @TheRealDBAMusic

 Twitter


DISCOGRAPHY

Downes Braide Association (DBA)

Studio albums

Pictures of You (2012)

Suburban Ghosts (2015)

Skyscraper Souls (2017)

Halcyon Hymns (2021)

Celestial Songs (2023)

Live albums

Live in England (2019)

 

CHRIS BRAIDE

Filmography

Braide wrote, performed or produced songs on the following film soundtracks:

The Princess Diaries (2002)

Without a Paddle (2004)

St Trinian's (2007)

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Youth (2015)

Leap (2016)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Gnome Alone (2017)

Charming (2018)

Vox Lux (2018)

Duck Duck Goose (2018)

Trouble (2021)








CHRIS BRAIDE

APPEARS WEEK OF

 SEPTEMBER 16TH 2023


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON THESE SITES

The Classic Rock Music Reporter  

Classic Rock Here and Now

   Music Tried and True 

   www.rockmusic.show

 YouTube   Facebook   Apple   

amazon music   iHeartRadio  TuneIn 

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts  

 ReverbNation   LinkedIn   Twitter   Stage32 



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




RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 
TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

CALL 941-567-6193