Messages : 5254
Date d'inscription : 20/05/2012
Localisation : saint céré
|Sujet: Maragold... Mar 23 Avr - 20:27|| |
Maragold...a band that started as an idea and grew into a long awaited reality.
Renowned guitarist Greg Howe, widely known for his rock / fusion
instrumental recordings, had been considering doing an album featuring
vocal-driven songs for quite a while. Long time friend, bassist Kevin Vecchione,
had played on Greg's "Five" album, as well as having toured with Greg
previously. Through the years, over the course of their enduring
friendship, Greg and Kevin had been discussing and mulling over the idea
of being in a band together... They finally decided to stop talking and
start acting, and the seeds of the band Maragold
were sown. Drummer Gianluca Palmieri, who had also toured with Greg,
and played on his recent album "Sound Proof", was recruited to complete
their dynamic rhythm section.
All they needed was "the voice"... Originally, the band started working
with a male singer, but due to other musical endeavors, he was unable to
continue with the project. In the meantime, Kevin had discovered an
amazing vocal talent while performing in the Tri-State area club
circuit, and suggested the female singer as a replacement. Greg was
initially hesitant, as the songs they had lined up were centered around a
However... Kevin had Greg listen to some demos he had done with the new singer, Meghan Krauss.
Greg enthusiastically agreed that she had "the voice", but Meghan's
presence, personality, image, and especially her ability to inject
herself into a song, truly made her the "total package" that they wanted
in a vocalist. Meghan agreed to take on the duties as lead singer; Greg
and Kevin immediately went to work writing songs befitting her vocal
The results are the ten amazing songs on the debut self-titled album, Maragold
(out April 23). Combining exemplary musicianship and powerhouse vocals
with provocative songwriting, the album represents a daring new
direction for Greg Howe, which is sure to be an exciting experience for
his fans, old and new.
Lineup: Greg Howe - Guitar; Meghan Krauss - Lead Vocals; Kevin Vecchione - Bass; Gianluca Palmieri - Drums.