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Little River Band "Cuts Like A Diamond"

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of AOR masters LITTLE RIVER BAND new album "Cuts Like a Diamond" to be released in Europe on August 24th and in North America on August 27th. The new album’s release will be anticipated by the digital only release of the single "The Lost and the Lonely" on July 8th.

Formed originally in Melbourne, Australia in 1975, LITTLE RIVER BAND started enjoying their success in their home country before becoming radio staples in the USA with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s… and the ‘80s.

Lead singer and bassist Wayne Nelson says "The songs that appear on the album were either written by the band, or submitted to us by other songwriters from the US and Europe. We worked closely with label President/A&R Manager, Serafino Perugino, to choose songs that reflect the style and heart of LRB in it’s 38th year. That process took a little more time than usual, but the end result was well worth the effort. Once chosen, we tailored all the songs into the traditional LITTLE RIVER BAND mold... smooth AOR arrangements with lots of vocals and guitar harmonies. Picking a single for radio with all these good songs to choose from will be difficult… in a good way !".

Through the years LRB has thrived as a highly respected and constantly in-demand outfit, going about their craft with a dedication to excellence and professionalism that few, if any, can match. The Little River Band nowadays is stronger than ever: there is a new element of youthfulness and vitality, anchored by leader and consummate lead vocalist / bass guitarist Wayne Nelson, who began his LRB career in 1980. Other current LRB members include Rich Herring and Greg Hind on guitars, Chris Marion on keyboards and Ryan Ricks on drums.

LITTLE RIVER BAND is considered to be one of Australia's most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years… the first band to achieve that mark. According to BMI, their song "Reminiscing" has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on the American radios, and "Lady" is close behind with over 4 million airplays. LITTLE RIVER BAND was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.

Fergie Frederiksen “Any Given Moment”

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of FERGIE FREDERIKSEN new solo album “Any Given Moment” on August 23rd in Europe and August 27th in North America.

The excellent reviews surrounding the release of his latest album “Happiness Is The Road” in 2011 (with UK’s leading AOR magazine Fireworks calling it “Quite stunning !”) rebuilt Fergie’s trust in himself and therefore pretty soon another new album was in the works.

This time, Fergie collaborated with Italian producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and with the help of his songwriting, along with contributions from other world class musicians as Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx) and Robert Sall (Work of Art, W.E.T.) on guitars among others, Fergie put his mark on another true Melodic Rock gem of an album! “This CD was a pleasure to record. Ale and his talents as an engineer and producer shine” says Fergie. “It is always great when you make "life long friends" doing what we love to do. He's become a dear friend and a great artist. I look forward to working with him again”.

Some special surprises are also included such as the superb duet with Issa on “Not Alone” and a brand new version of Toto’s classic song “Angel Don’t Cry” originally included on the “Isolation” album. In Fergie’s words, the new album title is particularly important because in life “You never know what will happen. But if you have love, faith, family and friends it always makes the trials and struggles in life more doable. Thank God I am blessed with all that and more”.

This new album really rocks though and songs like “The Price For Loving You” and the first single “Last Battle of My War” are there to show the world that Fergie’s vocal abilities are still amazing and second to none “The songs on this album are truly all awesome. I had a chance to stretch and let it fly. “Not Alone”, which I sang a duet with Issa, is pretty special. Our voices blend together and I was so happy she agreed to do it. PO Nilsson really wrote a killer song. Then again there are many more I feel strongly about. Hope you all like them.”

Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen is mostly known for being the former vocalist of TOTO (on the “Isolation” album, released in 1984), he has been involved in a lot of other outstanding musical projects too. Trillion, LeRoux, Frederiksen/Philips, Mecca, Frederiksen/Denander and David London (solo album, under pseudonym) are simply a few worthy of mention. In 1999 he debuted as a solo artist with “Equilibrium”, an album which garnered great reviews in Europe and Japan and since then he has been offering quality Melodic Rock music to his legion of fans.

Earth Wind & Fire "Now, Then & Forever"

The new album from Earth, Wind & Fire, Now, Then & Forever, marks a return to the signature sound that made them international superstars. After an eight-year absence from the studio, the legendary band takes center stage with ten all-new, vibrant, energetic songs befitting one of the most beloved ensembles in music history.

From the rich tenor vocals of Philip Bailey to the deep-groove rhythms of bassist Verdine White and percussionist Ralph Johnson - not to mention the stellar horn section - Now, Then & Forever features all the elements that made them international superstars. Features the feel-good celebration of love “My Promise,” the socially-conscious “Sign On,” and the fun, funky anthem "Dance Floor."

Robbin Thompson "A Real Fine Day"

Robbin Thompson was the lead singer in the Bruce Springsteen band Steel Mill. He has won the American Song Festival twice, and has recorded more than a dozen albums. Thompson, along with friend Steve Bassett, authored the song "Sweet Virginia Breeze," which is considered by many to be the unofficial state song of Virginia. He has also written and recorded songs with Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit (who also sings harmonies on many of Robbin's recordings).

Thompson has shared the stage with many recording artists, including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Bruce Springsteen, and Bruce Hornsby, to name just a few.

His brand new record called "A Real Fine Day" is now available!

Thompson says: "My music has a taste of The Eagles, Poco And Bruce Springsteen because I've played with and written tunes with them. I'm an acoustic guitar player/singer-songwriter that also plays several Asian instruments. This CD includes a song i performed with a Thai instrument called the Phin. I recorded a couple of classics from the past to honor writers that have influenced me over the years giving them my own spin. You probably won't recognize them until the lyrics come in. I hope you enjoy this CD as much as I enjoyed recording it."

Robbin Thompson: A Real Fine Day

Bluey "Leap Of Faith"

Beloved by his legions of fans, Bluey Maunick is famous as the creator and leader of Incognito, the groundbreaking funk/jazz UK supergroup. Bluey is also famous for his collaborations with and productions of such greats as Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Maxi Priest, George Benson and many more.

Finally, after selling millions of albums in his brilliant career, Bluey has produced his very first solo album, Leap of Faith - a true labor of love and his finest work to date. Bluey and Incognito kick off a US tour on March 29th. A single to Smooth Jazz radio and a video will also be released in support of this album.

State Cows "The Second One"

State Cows returns with "The Second One". Like their previous cd, the band led by Stephan Olofsson & Daniel Andersson, offer 10 news songs well written and played in an 80's flavored "westcoast" sound.

If you liked the first record, you will love this one remembering bands such as Steely Dan, Pages, Nielson Pierson with the incredible participation of guests Bill Champlin, Peter Friestedt, Jay Graydon, Lars-Erik Dahle and many more.

"The Second One" will be released on 24th of May.