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Gus G We Are The Fire Sweden Tour 2015 – European leg w/ guest vocalists Tara Teresa, Jeff Scott Soto w/ support at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s double live album “Live at Firefest 2008” on December 3rd 2010. Firefest has become a pivotal event in the Melodic Rock season in Europe. Born from the ashes of the ‘Gods of AOR’ festival, Firefest started in 2004 and not only did they continue the tradition of Europe’s finest Melodic Rock/AOR festivals, but exceeded all previous expectations.
Not many bands have the chance to play on ‘that’ stage nowadays and when Bruce Mee and Kieran Dargan have realized the demand for particular artists to continuing rounding up annually. Jeff Scott Soto was no stranger to ‘that’ stage. He performed at the Gods festival in 2002 putting up an amazing show that was mirrored with a live CD/DVD. So when the call came to Jeff about the new and continued version of this proven festival, he wasted no time in answering “Of course!”.
But not all good things come easily… “Unfortunately the date clashed with my commitments touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the US for their annual Winter Tour” recalls Jeff. “This meant a week of 12 hour rehearsals in the US, leaving on a Friday to land in London on a Saturday morning, bee-line it up to Nottingham for 4 hours in traffic, meet with the band for 30 minutes, as they were wrapping up the ONLY rehearsal we had prior to the show (the last time we had played together was nearly a year prior!), straight to the venue and onstage within the next hour!”
But once onstage, the warmth of the crowd and the energy transmitted by the electricity of the event was such that Jeff and his band stormed through our 70 minute set like gangbusters! It was the first time the songs from the “Beautiful Mess” album were performed in Europe and the last show the original JSS band featuring Howie Simon on guitar, Dave Dzialak on drums and Gary Schutt on bass played together.
In JSS words: “Here it is in all its glory, a little extra something for you all to help me remember this wonderful night of music and memories”.
“Live at Firefest 2008” tracklisting includes:
CD1: 21st Century; Colour My XTC (prelude); Soul Divine; Drowning; Our Song; DD Solo; Guitar Jam; Mountain; Eyes Of Love; Testify; Broken Man.
CD2: Hey; Crazy; Piano Medley (If This Is The End, Nobody Said It Was Easy, 4 U); Gin & Tonic Sky; I’ll Be Waiting; Funky Medley (Play That Funky Music, Jungle Boogie, The Roof Is On Fire, Brick House, Shake Your Booty, Kung Fu Fighting, Yo Baby Yo, Macho Man, Ice Ice Baby, Stayin’ Alive, Another One Bites The Dust, Walk This Way, My Love, My Friend)
The songs “21st Century” and “Eyes Of Love” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
Interviewed by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Stefan at Zink Music for setting up this interview
Thanks to Frontiers Records for providing the promo pictures of the band
The very well known Swedish melodic hard rock act Talisman has currently released the brilliant new album 7. I got in touch with the bandleader and bass player Marcel Jacob to finally get my long awaited interview. Talisman has been around a really long time but has unfortunately not been too occupied with releasing albums, all that and a lot more did we talk about so read and enjoy…
World Play European Tour
25/5 ? 2005
By: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Jeff Scott Soto of Soul SirkUS
Interviewed by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Frontiers Records for the promo pictures.
Thanks to Stefan at Atenzia records for the help with the interview.
In my last interview with Jeff Scott Soto we talked a lot about his solo album that he was about to release and he?s tour with his JSS band. This time it’s time to talk about his and Neal Schon’s band Soul SirkUS and what they’re up to.
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Interview With Jeff Scott Soto
“LOST IN TRANSLATION” is Jeff Scott Soto?s newest effort. It?s his third solo album in a very long career and I?ve got the chance to ask him questions about the new album and about his future plans amongst other things.