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Bill Champlin revisits lost 1980s Chicago track “Sweet Marie” with TOBB

Completist fans of Chicago’s music know Bill Champlin’s “Sweet Marie” as a leftover from the sessions for 17, performed on the band’s 1984 tour but never officially released — that is, until now.

Champlin offered this lost song to the very Chicago-esque Norwegian band TOBB during a 2010 tour, and ultimately “Sweet Marie” became a collaborative addition to the group’s upcoming studio effort. Champlin, despite a recent health scare, still puts the lyric forth with a rough-hewn gusto — even as TOBB unleashes a furious stream of brass blasts courtesy of trumpeter Rune Haglund and trombonist Jorgen Gjerde.

Knut Anders Sorum, meanwhile, adds a smooth tandem vocal, while Steinar Borvik steps in for Chicago’s Walt Parazaider — who originally added one of his more muscular turns on the sax. TOBB is rounded out by Trond Nagel Dahl, Lars Endrerud and Erik Smith. Champlin’s wife Tamara also adds background vocals. TOBB’s True to Our Sound is due on October 2014. “Sweet Marie” is being released in tandem with the 30th anniversary of Chicago 17‘s original release in 1984.

Champlin, after being ousted from Chicago in 2008, has also recently recorded and toured with fellow former bandmate Danny Seraphine.

TOBB is: Knut Anders Sørum, Vocals Javed Kurd, Guitar Trond Nagell Dahl, Keys Lars Endrerud, Bass Erik Smith, Drums Jørgen Gjerde, Trombone Steinar Borvik, Saxophone Rune Haglund, Trumpet

Thanks to Rune Haglund


Milen Vrabevski, MD "My Kind O'Lovin'" featuring Simon Phillips, Joseph Williams & John Lawton


My Kind O’ Lovin’ is meant to carry the positive message of Intelligent Music Project I – The Power of Mind. The album will present you a veritable flood of emotions coming across in a very melodic way featuring guitar licks and spacious orchestral flourishes. The true magnitude of the super group is yet to be felt in the strong melodies with acoustic patterns and impressive vocals of undiminished power.

Recording sessions for drums (Simon Phillips) and vocals (Joseph Williams) took place at Simon Phillips’ Phantom Recordings studio. Producer and composer Vrabevski was provided full creative input by Simon Philips in developing the course of compositions and musical ideas.

Music and lyrics of all songs: Milen Vrabevski, MD

Gaëlle Buswel "Black To Blue"


I'm pleased to introduce you to Gaëlle Buswel, a french female singer who just released his second album in english "Black To Blue". Gaëlle is a gifted singer and started her carreer at age 13 singing on stage with several bands or in solo. Brillant lyrics from the heart and great harmonies make Gaëlle Buswel an honest and accomplished artist. Gaëlle was revealed in 2012 with a her first acoustic record "Yesterday's Shadow". The song "Yesterday's Shadow" was charted N°1 in United States on the Concert Blogger site and was airplayed on many french and international radios.

"Black To Blue" will be released on june 4th with a concert at the New Morning in Paris and is now available on Itune for digital download.