Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of SHOOTING STAR to the label for the release of their brand new – yet untitled – studio album.
SHOOTING STAR was formed in Kansas City with vocalist/guitarist Van McLain, guitarist Gary West, violin player Charles Waltz, bassist Ron Verlin and drummer Steve Thomas. The group signed to Virgin and delivered their self-titled debut album in 1979. After the release of their fifth studio album “Silent Scream”, the group disbanded.
The band rejoined in 1991 with a brand new album, “It's Not Over” with a new line-up. Gary West left the group and was replaced by Keith Mitchell. Dennis Laffon also joined the group on keyboards as did drummer Rod Lincoln and a live album followed in 1992.
Their latest studio effort entitled “Leap of Faith” was released in 2002. In august 2005 singer Keith Mitchell left the band replaced by none other than the legendary Kevin Chalfant (TWO FIRES, THE STORM).
According to guitarist Van McLain: "Kevin sounds amazing! He sounds like a cross between Gary West and Keith Mitchell but with his own great style. I think you all will be very pleased! I am in the studio working with Kevin Elson (JOURNEY, EUROPE) today. We mixed a song Gary and I wrote called Without Love yesterday. It sounds sooooooo good!"
The album is currently in the final recording and mixing stages and Frontiers Records looks forward to releasing in the summer 06.