2015 – Tour Dates and New Album

Protocol II has been extremely well received by critics and fans all over the World and I am pleased to announce tour dates in the US and Europe for 2015.

The band, Andy Timmons, Steve Weingart , Ernest Tibbs and myself played 22 shows throughout Europe in the fall of 2013; 13 shows in the US and 5 shows in Japan in 2014.

We are ready to hit the road again in 2015 with a couple of dates in California in February and then 23 dates across Europe. This time we will be playing in Scandinavia (Sweden & Denmark) and Greece!

We will be playing material from Protocol II, some old favorites and also some new material from the upcoming album which we recorded in November 2014.

The new album contains music inspired by the performances of the band during our tours. Taking the style of our brand of Electric Jazz fuzed with Rock and this time experimenting with World Music and Blues.

We recorded the record in 6 days live at Phantom Recordings with some extra days for keyboard overdubs. Steve Weingart used some lovely old vintage analog synths and I even broke out some of my old analog synths from the 80′s. They lend a distinct quality to the overall sound and depth of the music.

After such a long break between Vantage Point and Protocol II I guess there was a lot more to say as the material just flowed forth for this one and some wonderful performances by the band have been captured.

The release date is yet to be announced.

See you at one of our shows.

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Simon Phillips
@kingcannonsimon

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