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Ron Bolton Band


Avenue Of Allies Music is very pleased to announce the official CD release of the sole album by the Ron Bolton Band. The street date of the CD is the 27th of February 2009.

After a quarter of a century the Ron Bolton Band finally rises like a phoenix from the ashes of the high quality Melodic Rock obscurities. The sound of the band is deeply rooted in the AOR of the Eighties, enriched by a touch of Pomp Rock, Westcoast and Power Pop. The official CD release of the ultra rare vinyl private pressing will cast a spell over fans of Toto, Dakota, Preview, Keane, 707 and the B.E. Taylor Group as well as over friends of Franke & The Knockouts, Le Roux, Automatix, Balance, 38 Special and the Michael Stanley Band. The Ron Bolton Band CD will be the third release by Avenue Of Allies Music. 

Previous releases included the Frozen Rain album, an awesome AOR project by Kurt Vereecke from Belgium and Daniel Nelsons self titled Westcoast AOR CD. Both albums are still doing great on the independent CD Baby charts, with Daniel Nelson holding the number one spot of the Soft Rock charts since the beginning of January 2009.

San Diego in sunny Southern California is the point of origin of the Ron Bolton Band. In the early Eighties the band was working hard to earn a good reputation as a live band. At first the gigs were performed by the trio of Ron Bolton (vocals / guitar), George Kosta (drums) and Robin Henkel (bass), about a year later Mike Peters joined on keyboards. The final line-up of the band was found when Robin Henkel left the combo and Dean Schulenberg took over the position as a bass player. Previously Dean was in a band called Prisoner, which was signed to Warner Curb, but they never released an album. The singer of Prisoner was James House whose solo debut for Atlantic is also a highly prestigious item among AOR connoisseurs.


We used to go see the Ron Bolton band all over San Diego in the early 80's when we were in college at San Diego State University. My "Chiquita" girlfriends and I (there's 6 of us total) were just talking about him and his wonderful music, and will definitely purchase his new CD. Wonderful memories...Terri Howard Mannes

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