Press Releases from Classic Rock
BANG TANGO Signs to Perris Records!
Amidst the onslaught of eighties hair Metal bands BANG TANGO came
into the fray rather late, yet managed to distinguish themselves
from the pack with a clutch of classy, sassy albums. BANG TANGO’s
followup to Shrapnel’s “Ready to Go” release is “From The Hip” will
contain 12 new unreleased studio tracks for a release date of May
9th, 2006. This release will be available in Europe and the USA on
Perris Records. BANG TANGO will be teaming up with former RATT
frontman Stephen Pearcy and the BULLETBOYS for the “Metal In America
Tour 2006” beginning in early February.
MAIN ATTRACTION – “Keep On Coming Back” (MTM MUSIC, Release:
BENNECH LYNGBOE made an early mark as a singer/songwriter. It all
1987. After a few years of honing his talents as a singer, guitarist
songwriter, he tried out ideas with local rock bands, both as a live
recording artist. In 1995, he released his self-financed
single “Leaves Of
Fall”. The entire first edition of 1000 copies sold out in Bergen
stores, and the single enjoyed 3 weeks on the Hordaland Top Ten.
Bennech has been busy with his own and other’s studio work. In 2001
Lyngboe and Terje Eide formed ON THE RISE and started working on
which soon raised the interest of Frontiers Records who signed the
June 2002. Bennech left ON THE RISE fall 2003 to continue his own
he has since been writing new material and recorded some new song
Mezaros/drums, Jan Martin Kleveland/bass and Ronny Heimdal/Guitars
keyboards. He formed the project MAIN ATTRACTION spring 2005
SABU – “Heartbreak” (MTM MUSIC, Release: early 2006)
SABU and ONLY CHILD were two of the late 80’s and 90’s musical
Paul, who was dubbed “L.A. session king and AOR hero”. SABU was the
of several melodic rock magazines which described his albums as big
sounding, with lots of depth, fat keyboards, blistering guitars and
combined with a great chorus. SABU’s much sought-after albums still
reputation true as Album-Oriented Rock King. “Heartbreak” (1985) is
those rare albums which is now re-released with 3 bonus tracks. In
November 14, 2005 Kerrang Poll … Paul Sabu holds 2 of the greatest
Albums of all time. Paul Sabu has produced, mixed, written songs and
performed with such artists as Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Little
Aaron, Shania Twain, Motels, Only Child, SABU, John Waite, Robbie
Malice, Wasp, Little America, The Nelsons, Tattoo Rodeo, Silent Rage,
Elvira, Teri Tims and Madonna. His film and TV credits
“Ghoulies II”, “Trick or Treat”, “Ghost Town”, “To Die For”, “Twin
“Hard Rock Zombies”, “American Drive-In”, “Million Dollar
Versa”, The Heights, all rock songs for “WKRP in Cincinnati”, “Sex
City”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Baywatch”, “Diving In”, Meatballs 4″,
“Assault of the Killer Bimbos”, and the list goes on.
SORA – “Demented Honour” (MTM MUSIC, Release: 24.02.2006)
Throughout his musical career, SORA has participated in countless
sessions and has worked with numerous great musicians, including
members of QUIET RIOT and SURVIVOR. Most recently, Erol has been
guitar with former URIAH HEEP / LUCIFER’S FRIEND singer John Lawton.
date he has recorded 4 CD’s and 2 DVDs with Mr. Lawton. “Demented
was recorded in Vancouver where Erol enlisted an array of the city’s
musicians, consisting of drummer Lance Chalmers (ex-TROOPER),
Dahl, and keyboardists Gregory Macdonald (Big John Bates, ex-
and Louise Porter (THE RUMOURS). “Demented Honour” is a “classic
album of in
your face hard rock, with occasional blues, pop, and AOR elements”.
MAIN ATTRACTION “Keep On Coming Back” 17.021.2006
SABU “Heartbreak” 24.02.2006
SORA “Demented Honour” 24.02.2006
SHYLOCK live in concert with ADLER’S APPETITE!
22.01.06 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Support: Slutfreax, Shylock
23.01.06 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Support: Slutfreax, Shylock
24.01.06 Matrix Bochum, Support: Slutfreax, Shylock
25.01.06 Markthalle Hamburg, Support: Slutfreax, Donnerkopf, Bai
Hi all, we hope you’re well and have had a rockin’ good start to
We are heading into the studio in early March to start recording the
new CD (probably to be called “Shake” – but this could change).
It will feature 12 tracks and although “Lay It On The Line” is
considered an album – to us it will be our official debut as LIOTL
was only meant to be a demo!
The track-listing is as follows: 1. AFRAID… 2. PARADISE… 3.
NATALI… 4. PERFECT… 5. MAYBE… 6. PROMISE… 7. FALL… 8. LIFT
YOU UP… 9. SHAKE… 10. CARRY ON… 11. LOST… 12. 1000 TEARS
The album is made up of original but classically influenced hard
rock songs & power ballads – mixed with a hint of modern – and
features the trademark SACRED HEART sing-a-long melodies.
We will put MP3’s on our myspace page once we have them so you will
get a taster of the new CD before anyone else!!! If you haven’t
checked it out yet it is: www.myspace.com/sacredheartrocks
We’ll be playing many of the songs at upcoming shows so if you can
make it to any of them we’d love to see you there. Next live date:
Friday 20th January 2006 @ Stripes Bar, Brentford Football Club, W.
London. www.stripesmusic.org (As always, any & all support is
That’s all for the moment, other than to apologise for the lack of
updates on www.sacredheartband.com recently – this will be updated
over the coming week.
Thank you for your continued friendship & support – have an awesome
Rock ‘n’ roll away!
Paul, Mark, Claudio, Darren: SACRED HEART
Dear FishHeads, Freaks, Fans and the Company!
First of all a Happy New Year to one and all and hope those
resolutions are holding and that the unit count on alcohol intake
was not stratospheric!
I am gym bound and smoke free as of next week and that garden is
about to undergo a full scale assault as soon as the ground frost
It will be a “different” first three months or so of this year as I
plan to sit down and finally begin the novel amongst dealing with
daughter duties and getting the studio into shape. Plans are moving
forward on building the new store room / garage which will mean I
can empty the control room and clear a mountain of stuff from the
Studio.With the control room clear the fengshui should register
positive and raise the energy to a level where I can start to think
about writing and recording demos for the next studio album which I
am optimistic of having ready for the end of this year.
Touring won’t resume until April and Yatta will be coming up here in
the next couple of weeks to discuss the routing which is intended to
carry us through until around September and could possibly end in
Haddington as, after much discussion and arm twisting, I have
decided to go for another Scottish Convention. I think we have all
been inspired by the camaraderie on the last tour and I must say I
was reminded so much of the “old days” and the early Haddington
conventions. I will try and get dates together as soon as possible
in order to allow advance flight booking and hotels/camping
reservations. The idea is to go for another acoustic night in St
Mary’s and a full show the following night at another venue in the
town. This will take a couple of weeks to sort out but I will let
you know as soon as possible about the date and venues. The favoured
option is to go for the “traditional” bank holiday weekend in
Elspeth is particularly keen and once we get more details I am sure
she would welcome suggestions for other “events” you would like or
suggest for the weekend. “Weakest Link”? Showings of “Nine Dead Gay
Guys” and “Chasing the Deer”? Domino competition? My football days
are over sad to say! :-( It would be great to get an extensive
range of “things to do” for the weekend.
This would also be the last performance of the “Misplaced Childhood”
album as I intend to carry the project through the release of the
live material on Snapper in April and May. The DVD footage is now
edited and I will be viewing it in the next couple of weeks once I
have the live album artwork together for the double digipak CD.
The recordings are, I have to say, the best live sound I have ever
had on an album. Tilburg 013 turned out to be the best of
the “audio” shows recorded and Calum Malcolm has done an outstanding
job on the mixing and mastering. The DVD is taken from the Paradiso
in Amsterdam two nights after the 013.
A full track listing will be on the web site in the near future and
a “fish eye view” of the recordings will be in the sleeve notes of
the album and elaborated on in an article on the web site.
Rehearsals for the 2006 tour will begin on the 18th of April and I
will be changing the “solo set” slightly for those of you who have
already seen the previous tour.
First date will be at the Hibernian Supporters Club at Sunnyside in
Edinburgh on 20th April. This is a fund raising gig for the “Hibs
Kids” and profits will go to the youth development at the football
club. The date is yet to be confirmed but as soon as I have details
I will let you know.
22nd April is another warm up at the Brook in Southampton, 23rd is
Le Forum in Limbourg Belgium (these are both confirmed) 25th is
a “to be confirmed” show in Groningen Holland, 26th Hannover
Capitol, 27th Kuz in Mainz, 29th Erfurt Staatgarten, and 30th
Stuttgart LKA. The German shows are all confirmed. More shows will
be added in the coming weeks and as usual all details will be on the
web site as soon as we have them.
The SAS shows before Xmas went really well and the “new” venue at
Bisley in favour of the Chiddingfold shows seemed to be preferred.
My contribution was “Sledgehammer”, “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Big
Wedge” the latter switched with “Kayleigh” on a couple of the
I also guested with “Mostly Autumn” at a private gig at the Railway
Institute in York on Xmas Eve. I had met Heather Findlay and Bryam
Josh at the Classic Rock Society Awards night in Rotherham in early
December and presented Heather with 3 awards including best female
vocalist, best song and the dubious “Page 3” pin up! I myself was
presented with a 25 year contribution award by my co host of the
evening, Martin Hudson. Tara was with me for the presentation and I
gave her the cut glass plaque on stage for her patience and
understanding of having an “on tour” father for large portions of
her now 15 year old life!
Heather called me the following week and we arranged to meet up at
the York gig to duet on a version of “Just Good Friends” and for me
to sing “Kayleigh” with the band. It was a fun night in front of
around 40 or so friends and family of the band in a venue that
reminded me of early 80’s gigs with the Marillos! It went really
well and Heather and I raised a few eyebrows in the audience during
our performance :-) They are a band worth checking out, especially
their last album “Storms Over Still Water”. I could easily see some
sort of collaboration in the future as they are all talented
musicians working in a similar field to yours truly!
Will Smith visited me just after Xmas and we discussed working
together sometime this year. Will has his “Misplaced Childhood” show
on the road this year and is kicking off with a series of gigs in
London on 26th, 27th and 28th January and 2nd, 3rd and 4th of
February at the Soho Theatre in Dean Street. He will be on an
extensive UK tour in April and May and all details will be on our
web site in the very near future. For those of you looking for a
Fish fix while I am in mainland Europe this is the show to catch!
Elspeth has been putting her creative hat on together with a local
merchandise company and we are looking at expanding our range of
shirts and other items in the coming months. Any ideas for designs
or items please let us know what you would like. (Tosh – I am
looking into dart flights :-)
There is a new “Bouillabaisse” poster available in the shop and
the “Return to Childhood” range has increased with mouse mats,
fleeces, scarves and hats now available. It appears we have
conquered the problems left over from the last regime and from your
e mails to Elspeth the current system is working well. As always,
your support is sincerely appreciated.
Press has been particularly kind in recent months and the
new “Classic Rock” magazine has a great review of my gig in
Amsterdam. This is the beginning of a number of articles in that
magazine running up to the release of the “Return to Childhood” live
album and the DVD. The Waring case also provided a great deal of
coverage with articles in The Sun, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail,
a full page in the Scottish News of the World and a front cover on
the East Lothian Courier. The Courier also runs a full page with
colour photos in this week’s edition. I have had more coverage in
the local papers in recent months than I have had for years. This
bodes very well for the convention in the Summer.
Most surprising of all was a discussion in the “Big Brother” house
regarding the recent appearance on the “Weakest Link”. Apparently,
as I don’t watch the programme, a house member – a singer of the
band “Goldie Lookin’ Chain” – mentioned me in the context that his
band mate Eggsy was gutted at being beaten in the final. A short
conversation ensued that was allegedly quite complimentary.
I was also a bit part player in John Leslie’s new show on BBC3 as I
opened the Seahouses Lifeboat day with him last year. John (a fellow
Hibby) was filming for his series of programmes on “self discovery”
and had taken a crew up to Northumberland to catch him on a public
appearance. Needless to say I missed that as well!
So, it’s into the New Year with a bang however I felt like I was
trying to start an old car that had been left lying in a field for 6
months. Engine is running again and I am glad to be back to work.
The next four months should prove interesting as I attempt to get
ink onto paper and get this elusive novel started. It scares the
hell out of me as it’s a whole new experience and discipline. I will
let you know how it progresses and maybe get some extracts onto the
site in the coming months.
First up though is the seed catalogues and digging deep in the
My holiday break in Egypt in February with my girlfriend can’t come
Until next time,
Take care, stay alive and have a great and positive New Year
Onkel Fish xx
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