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Singer-songwriter Bill Chinnock dies at 59 in Maine.


On Wednesday, March 7, Bill Chinnock passed away unexpectedly.
He will be deeply missed by all who loved him and his music.

First discovered by the legendary producer John Hammond, Sr. (who once dubbed him "the real essence of American music"), Bill's roots were in the blues as well as roots rock. He has toured with Albert King, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Willie Dixon, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker and many others fashioning his unique style of blues and roots music. He was a soulful singer, lyrical slide & electric guitarist, electrifying harmonica player and a consummate songwriter professing a style best described as "American Music",.... drawing on influences as strong and diverse as the country itself.
Moving to Maine in the 70's, fans along the East Coast knew Bill as "The Legend of the North Country," performing from Maine to Nashville and points in between. During his career, he has released 10 albums for major labels , received a Emmy Award for Musical Direction and Composition, sang a chart-topping duet with Roberta Flack that was used as a theme song for the soap opera, Guiding Light and has had his songs recorded by numerous artists including Deborah Coleman, Zora Young, Kenny Neal , Greg Ladanyi and others.

Roots-rock-blues guitarist, keyboardist and singer/songwriter Bill Chinnock was one of the early founders of the Asbury Park, New Jersey music scene. His earliest bands had some impressive members, including Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, and David Sancious, among others; when Chinnock moved to Maine, his former bandmates became the foundation for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

Chinnock issued his debut Blues in 1975, followed in 1976 by Alive at the Loft. Badlands appeared two years later; after 1980's Dime Store Heroes, he remained silent until the release of 1985's Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys. Bill then released in 1987 " Learning To Survive In The Modern Age" followed by "Thunder In The Valley" on Atlantic.


Chinnock resurfaced in 1992 with "Out on the Borderline"; issued on his own label, East Point Records, it included keyboardist Chalmer Davis of Little Richard's band, as well as Doobie Brothers' drummer Michael Hossack, who also co-wrote the song "Take This Heart of Mine."

Strawberries_2Chinnock received an Emmy Award in 1987 for Musical Direction and Composition for his song "Somewhere in the Night". More recently, Bill released a brand new CD titled "Livin In The Promised Land" on East Coast Records with longtime band mates Tony Smith on drums, John Kumnick on bass and Harry King on Keyboards.

Almo in concert to present his new album "Eleven love intentions"!


Almo has lived and studied in the U.S. and musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, Cat Stevens. He has developped his own sound ; strong and loving soul R&B with mesmerizing vocals sung in impeccably natural american-english. Almo comes back with his second album titled "Eleven love intentions" which also marks the second collaboration with artist Andrew Crocker who signs all the lyrics. The artistically talented musicians in ALMO's band come from Jazz, World and Pop-Rock backgrounds, thoroughly enjoy together and offer their concert audiences and individual listeners very sensitive music that's full of life.

Almo will be in concert on May 29th, at La Scène Bastille, 2 bis rue des Taillandiers, 75011 PARIS at 20h30.
Get your ticket at, Carrefour & Géant

Discover Scott Saturday with "It's a country thing", his debut release.


Scott Saturday's debut release "It's a Country Thing" on SSM records is here. Featuring the hit singles "The Smartest Stupid Thing", "It's a Country Thing", "That Horse is Dead", and "A Couple of Beers", this stellar collection of 10 of Scott's best known songs is available here and in retail stores around the country! Destined to become a collector's item, don't miss out on the first public release from one of California's priemere country singer/songwriters.

Scott Saturday has been a musician and singer/songwriter for over 20 years. He has played extensively throughout California in both the rock and country fields, and in the mid 90s toured nationally with Curb Record's hit country act Boy Howdy (Featuring Nashville mega-hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele) where he played drums for a year and acted as a ‘utility man’ on guitar and piano for another year.


"Catfish day", Rob Crosby's new album!


Rob Crosby announces the release of his new record "Catfish day".
Born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina, a small town 80 miles from the coast., Rob moved to Nashville in the late eighties. He has scored hits as both a writer and an artist. With three nationally released albums and eight chart singles, Rob has toured with Travis Tritt, Reba and Brooks & Dunn, and has opened shows for Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Restless Heart, George Jones and others. "Songwriting has always been my primary focus, and I continue to enjoy my work in Nashville, while taking opportunities to perfrom around America and in Europe. I appreciate the blessings of being able to enjoy the music business and the great people it has allowed me to meet and work with."

Jeff Young's new cd "Songs from a red wurlitzer" and very soon in concert in Paris with Steely Dan!


Jeff Young is a noted singer, songwriter, and keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. With a rich musical history, Jeff brings his experiences with some of the most celebrated recording artists (Jackson Browne, Sting, Donald Fagen and Bonnie Raitt,..) to his diverse and eclectic recordings. Having performed in a variety of musical settings throughout his career, his soulful rhythms and melodies create an environement as unique as the music itself... original and organic, eclectic and electrifying.

Jeff's newest release, "Songs from a Red Wurlitzer" is complete! Music can be heard on his site, Itunes and cd

Currently, Jeff is touring the U.S. with Donald Fagen and will be playing in Paris on July 10th, with Steely Dan at Le Grand Rex.

In addition to continuing to lend his soulful contributions to a variety of musical artists, Jeff regularly performs around Los Angeles. He is the Musical Director, Producer and primary composer for Malibu Sound Music Productions, the first global recording company dedicated to helping artists, songwriters and performers from around the world turn their creative ideas into reality.

Focus on Brad Davis!


Grammy award winning artist Brad Davis spent ten years (1992-2002) performing on stage as a member of Marty Stuart’s road band. For the past six years he has played lead acoustic guitar with Earl Scruggs and Friends, and for the past five years he has played lead electric and acoustic guitar with movie actor Billy Bob Thornton’s rock band. He spent two years (2003-2004) as the guitar player for the Sam Bush Band and also performed with John Jorgenson’s Gypsy jazz Quintet in 2005. He occasionally performs with an exciting new bluegrass band, calling themselves "Greenbroke," consisting of Brad Davis, John Cowan, John Moore, and Dennis Caplinger.

Brad has worked for, or recorded with, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, The Forester Sisters, Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Sheryl Crow, Sam Bush, Warren Zevon, and The Sweethearts of the Rodeo. He is currently the host of Commerce County Line, a singer/songwriter television program on the iTelevision network. Additionally, Brad has recorded two album projects featuring Billy Bob Thornton on Mercury Records and has toured both Europe and the United States as the lead guitar player for Billy Bob Thornton’s band. Brad's two solo recordings on FGM Records "I'm Not Gonna Let My Blues Bring Me Down", and "This World Ain't No Child Anymore" were both released to rave reviews. He also appears on an FGM concert DVD video release "Live in Kansas City" with Cody Kilby and Tim May.

"Everytime I see your face" by Geyster


Geyster is a duo formed by Gaël Benyamin and Pernilla Grönlund in 1998.

Their first cooperation occured in 1998. At that time they both attended the M.I. (Musicians Institute) music school in Los Angeles. Together they founded their own band “The Kites”, where they explored different musical genres through Gaël’s compositions from pop-rock to funk and jazz and performed live in music clubs across Los Angeles.
In 2002, the project seduced Joachim Garraud, successful producer/remixer (David Guetta, Jean-Michel Jarre...) who became with Gaël co-producer of the first album of Geyster. Signed with Virgin France, the band performed regularly promoting their first hit single “Bye Bye Superman” which was airplayed all over Europe the whole summer of 2003. Followed up 2 more singles ("It's About You" & "John Clay") and finally their first album “I Love 1984” released in spring 2004.

In 2005 Gael founded his own label : Somekind Records through which he will release the new album: "Everytime I See Your Face" followed up by 3 new singles: “Under The Fuse Of Love” successful 12" EP, "A Different Space", and the brand new EP "Still In Love"!

"Live for tomorow", Marco Mendoza solo album due to July 6th, 2007


Marco is one of the most respected and well known musicians in the Los Angeles music scene. According to Ted Nugent, “Marco is the world’s greatest bass player and he's got the soul". He also played with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Soul Sirkus, Michael Ruff, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Ozzy Osbourne and The Cranberries.

Though most often recognized for his jaw-dropping 6-string fretless bass chops, Marco is a master of the 4, 5 and 6-string fretted bass, too. But that's not enough. In "Live For Tomorrow", his debut solo album, Marco shows his hidden vocal talent, which just needs to be heard to be believed! Mixing different vocals styles from the bluesy David Coverdale and Paul Rodgers ranges to the Eric Martin-esque overtones, Mendoza shines as a singer that is able to deliver a passionate and strong performance in every song.

“Live For Tomorrow” was mostly written and produced by Marco during the second half of 2006 and the beginning of 2007, together with former Poison and Mr. Big guitarist Richie Kotzen, who also produced the album. Musically the record offers a sincere and down to earth sound, reminiscing of classic Hard Rock (with hints to AC/DC, Mr Big, Damn Yankees etc.) with Blues and Melodic Rock roots.

Some very special guests appear to tribute the talent of this amazing guy. Among them: Ted Nugent, Doug Aldrich (of Whitesnake) and Steve Lukather of TOTO all offer guitar solos appearances, Tommy Aldridge of Whitesnake and Brian Tichy (Pride and Glory, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, and Billy Idol) play drums while Richie Kotzen of course handles the bulk of guitars and duets on vocals with Marco on “I Want You”.