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Date d'inscription : 20/05/2012
Localisation : saint céré
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]N.O.W. REVEALS A BOHEMIAN KINGDOM IN MARCH:
Escape Music are excited to announce the upcoming release of the highly anticipated second N.O.W. album, titled Bohemian Kingdom across Europe on March 22.
At age six, Alec Mendon�a stumbled across the Boston debut album
along with some old Beatles records which changed his life forever. When
he turned 14 he started playing more professionally and got a Luthier
homemade bass. At age 18 his grandmother bought him his first fender
Jazz Bass special, even recording an album in 1996 that had some air
play in Brazil but then it all came to a halt due to sickness in the
family. After a hiatus of 14 years taking care of family business, Alec
Mendon�a was finally back to the world he loved, the music world.
N.O.W. was born then, and by joining
forces with stellar Brazilian Keyboardist Jean Barros, all the basis of
the songs were done in Studio 430. After 3 months Alec put down 12
songs! Alec had to travel to the studio so many times he lost count of
that, sometimes spending the whole day away from home for months, but it
was worth it. With the demo CD in hand, he only wanted the right vocals
to do it and although Alec can sing, his voice is more of a background
voice. Taking his chances, he decided to send the tapes to some people
he knew through the internet and caught the attention of gifted vocalist
Philip Bardowell (ex-Peter Criss, Ace Frehley from Kiss, ex-Beach Boys,
ex-Unruly Child) who loved the songs so much that he decided to sing
the songs for Alec.
Force of Nature, the debut in 2010
(ESM204), is indeed a force to be reckoned with and has so many twists
and turns you will so easily get wrapped up in its universal appeal. The
reviews were astounding with magazines praising how good the band
After 3 years in the making a new line-up was required for Alec to
achieve his so sought after sound. So Alec found what seemed to be the
main ingredient for his sophomore album; the guitar player Juno Moraes. Juno is all heart and melody and his licks are to die for. A new drummer was also required and this time Lars Chriss
was called to mix and master the album. Lars gave the new album the
punch and life it needed so bad to sound like a real winner. During the
recordings of the second album Alec also lost a very close friend who
was the close we can get to an Angel at the tender age of 17 due to
Leukaemia, these are the times one wonders If there's a God.... and so
the result was a much darker and moodier album. Alec also found the need
to transmit all the rage and pain he went through after his friend's
passing and wrote a song to exteriorize his feelings, this song is ''No
One Can Feel It's Over''.... It also has to be said that The NOW sound
has leanings towards Foreigner and Rainbow in places�no bad thing.
If you liked the first album for all the right reasons and Foreigner,
Journey. We can guarantee a Magical Mystery Tour with this second
instalment, full of surprises, hooks, choruses and loads of layers of
guitars. NOW are back with a second album that will just set the pace
again, this is a much stronger release than the debut and is bound to
impress both fans old and new.
Track Listing: 1-I'm Alive 2- I Feel Divine 3-
Don't Go Now 4- Strong Enough 5- Mary-Ann 6- Tonight Is The Night 7-
Bohemian Kingdom 8- Leon's Going Soft 9- Cassie's Dream 10- No One Can
Feel It's Over.
Audio Preview! Download - N.O.W. - I'm Alive (Edit).
Lineup: Philip Bardowell � Vocals / Alec Mendon�a - Bass & Vocals / Jean Barros � Keyboards, Piano & Vocals / Juno Moraes � Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitars & Mandolin / Diogo Macedo � Drums.
Backing Vocals: Mike Wallace, Matti Alfonzetti, Philip Bardowell, Alec Mendon�a, Church Choir of Mission Viejo - California. Saxophone & Flute: Z� Canuto. Guest Musicians: Anders Loos on Bass and Lars Chriss on Drums.
All the songs written, arranged and co-produced by Alec Mendon�a * Except ''I'm Alive'' written by Alec Mendon�a & McCoy.
Produced and Mixed by: Lars Chriss - Vox Engineer: Mike Wallace at firepan Studios CA - Mastered by: Mike Lind.