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 Europe for April/May 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 played 2 “warm up” shows in California at Catalina’s in LA and Yoshi’s in Oakland last February and we are about to embark on a 20 date tour across Europe. We are also appearing at the Frankfurt Messe for 2 sets at the Agora Stage on April 17 & 18.
We will be playing material from our new CD, Protocol III, scheduled for an April 15th release as well as some tunes from Protocol II and old favorites.
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.
See you at one of our shows.