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ROCK: Classic Rock, ROCK: Americana
Glaxicon Music Announces the April 1, 2008 Release of the 11 song Rock/Blues/PoP/Jazz CD âBrando Quin â Crossingsâ Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends
Brando Quin's music is acknowledged by fans and musicians as original, unique and powerfully expressive. His vivid portrayal of an American working/struggling class life conveys the dashed hopes, loss, and heartbreak implicit in living the American Dream appealing to fans who enjoy the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Peter Gabriel
Central AZ (PRWEB) April 1, 2008 -- Glaxicon Music in conjunction with RavenPheat Recording Studios and LuLu Publishing Company releases the 11 song American-Life Rock/R&B/Pop/Country CD, "Brando Quin - Crossings" Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends -- Starring Brando Quin Lead Singer, Song Lyrics Writer and Melodies Composer, Producer John Mahoney Music, Arrangement and Production also featured on Rhythm Guitars, MIDI Sounds, Percussion and Native Flutes, Tim Sadow Lead Violin, Todd Larsen Lead Guitar, Michele Sarrett Backup Vocalist, Dan King Saxophonist, HumanJones Backup Vocalist, Ted Hale Trombonist and Tom Krummenacker Pianist.
Brando Quin opens up once again and draws us into his rich Irish/English American heritage giving us yet another award winning album of unique, original, expressive and harmonic American-life Rock/R&B/Pop/Country music.
The Award Winning CD contains ten original songs written and composed by Brando including, "She Left Yesterday", "A PhotoGenic Woman" and "The Peruvian Queen" as an additional bonus feature Brando sings, "Wonderful Tonight" written by Eric Clapton from his award winning 2001 album Unplugged/Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton is one of Brando's longtime admired influences as a fellow Musician/Singer/Songwriter, licensing provided by HFA.
"Brando Quin - Crossings" opens another chapter in Brando's life that captures the fallen dreams, lost hopes and yearning truths of American life experienced during Brando Quin's years of travels through America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Quin's music is acknowledged by fans and musicians as original, unique and powerfully expressive. His vivid portrayal of an American working/struggling class life conveys the dashed hopes, loss, and heartbreak implicit in living the American Dream.
â[Brando Quinâs] music is F*ckin' Wicked...[Livin a Hard Life from his album The Journey] was soooo damn cool and loping, draggin like a New Orleans Funeral march. YES IT SHO'NUFF DO. All of the instrumentation and the vocal delivery were just about as good as they come in this genre, or any other for that matter. I really dug the violin and the over all timing, rhythm and syncopation of the piece. I'll end by saying Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, John Lurie!! And how about a Jim Jarmush soundtrack. If that means anything to these musicians then I think I got it. Sorry for the profanity but these guys are f*ckin' awesome!!!"--UrbanRootsman Los Angeles, California February 23rd, 2008
"Brando Quin- Crossings" marks the return of Brando's classic form; desperation, honesty, humor, arousing integrity and fragility. The album is a continuation from Brando's award winning CD, "Brando Quin The Journey" released by Glaxicon Music in 2007 which was nominated for and won the following awards at Garageband: Track of the Day on 24Aug2007 in Blues Rock Best Male Vocals in Blues Rock, week of 8Oct2007 Best Lyrics in Blues Rock, week of 8Oct2007 Best Lyrics in Blues Rock, week of 26Nov2007 Best Melody in Blues Rock, week of 8Oct2007 Best Mood overall, week of 1Oct2007 Best Mood in Blues Rock, week of 1Oct2007 Most Original overall, week of 8Oct2007 Most Original overall, week of 26Nov2007 Most Original in Blues Rock, week of 20Aug2007 Most Original in Blues Rock, week of 3Sep2007 Most Original in Blues Rock, week of 17Sep2007 Most Original in Blues Rock, week of 1Oct2007 Most Original in Blues Rock, week of 8Oct2007 Most Original in Blues Rock, week of 26Nov2007 and Potential Soundtrack in Blues Rock, week of 26Nov2007.
Brando's songs exemplify his own personal Irish/English American ethics, philosophy and determination which says, "If you get knocked down ten times, you get up eleven." -- Brando Quin
"Nice Piece of Folk-Rock...Immediately liked the inclusion of harmonica. Gives the song the promise of nice flavor. The vocals are very solid, the lyrics Dylan-esque. Although the overall voice quality is better than Bob Dylan. Liked the varied percussion choices. The rhythm guitar felt really simple for the most part, to my usual taste, but it was appropriate within the context of the song-style. The exception here was in the bridge/duet. That was a great piece of harmony and added great flavor. In fact the lead guitar coloring was nice throughout. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Mood."--Kclick Rocklin, California December 16th, 2007
Our rating system for the album, "Brando Quin - Crossings"
She Left Me Yesterday (Jazz) â A boy meets girl, girl leaves boy song of love gone wrong.
Iâm Just a Ford Pickup Drivin Man (Classic Rock) â A Prom King and Queen reunite after years have gone by with two very different stories of life to tell.
A Photogenic Woman (Folk/Rock) â Brandoâs breakup with a top fashion model leaves us wondering if the relationship was a waste of time?
Lonely (Classic Rock) â Can life within a relationship be as lonely without a relationship?
A Half a Check Man (American Folk/Rock) â Garnished wages after a divorce can lead to a bitter existence.
The Average -$$$
I Already Miss You (Alternative Rock) â Is it possible to miss somebody youâve only met once?
The 8th Wonder of My World (Folk) â Who sayâs there can only be 7 wonders of the world, theyâve obviously never met the most beautiful woman in the world.
Shambles (Psychedelic Rock) â Have you ever felt lost in such a busy world, caught up in a whirlwind?
A Teardrop Upon my Pillow (Rock) â a She left nothing behind except a teardrop on a pillow song.
The Queen of Peru (Indie Rock) - A hot lurid love affair song that takes place in Las Vegas?
"Wonderful Tonight" (Classic Rock) â Written by Eric Clapton and performed by Brando Quin this classic is revisited as one of Rock Legends all time great love ballads.
The Bad - $ - None.
About the Musicians:
Producer John Mahoney of RavenPheat Recording Studios Phoenix Arizona is the Music, Arrangement, Mix and Production Guru of the album. John is also featured playing Rhythm Guitars, Native Flute, Bass, Percussion/Drums, Keyboards and MIDI sounds.
Violinist Tim Sadow also plays with Walt Richardson, The Brazen Heads and The Alston Sisters. He has also played in the 1st violin section of the Tempe Symphony. Tim is an energetic violin player who is both passionate and creative. Raised as a classical violinist in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has performed and recorded in just about every style of music since relocating to Phoenix Arizona. Tim has also performed with other Phoenix-area acts and jazz ensembles, as well as doing freelance session work and providing private violin instruction.
Todd Larsen our lead guitarist is originally from North Dakota and is now living in Atlanta Georgia. Todd is also known as "The Albino Squirrel" to his fans he has been a musician for over 34 years, 26 as lead guitarist. Todd also writes and performs music in the Atlanta Georgia area, but always finds time for some fishing with his daughter.
Backup Vocalist, Michele Sarrett's Christian/Country/Classical opera trained voice has been singing for over 30 years, she currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and has recently branched out on her own, completing her debut award winning single, "Bleed Into My Veins".
Dan King our very talented Saxophone player, has been playing the Phoenix, Arizona music scenes for years he also plays with the well known group "Sonoran Swing".
HumanJones to his fans is another one of our talented backup vocalists. Originally from Ohio, he moved to Phoenix Arizona 33 years ago and has been playing, writing and singing music for more than 40 years. He has also recently completed his own debut CD aptly titled, "Most of the only of Human Jones". His previous song awards include the song, "Sorry Mama" written for "The National Organization for Women" during an open songwriting competition.
Ted Hale our blaring Trombonist has toured, performed and recorded with Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, The Spinners, Jim Nabors, Patti Page and many others. He has served as the General Manager of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and currently performs with the Tempe AZ Symphony Orchestra. He has a Doctorate in Music and Higher Education Administration from Indiana University.
About the passionate Co-Producer/Lead Singer/Songwriter/Melody Composer/and Arranger of the CD, "Brando Quin - Crossings" Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends.
Brando Quin has performed in United States Air Force entertainment competitions, live theatre, stage productions and in film and television.
He is a member of BMI, The Arizona Songwriters Association, and The LA Indie Film Group. Brando is the award winning author of the three volume book series, "My Poetry Books; by a Frightened Man" the author of the novel and screenplay, "The Master Painter" which is currently being developed into a full length Feature Film and the Lead Singer/Songwriter and Melody Composer of the award winning albums, "Brando Quin My Life" and âBrando Quin The Journeyâ.
Brando Quinâs recent musician awards include Best Male Vocals, Best Lyrics, Multi-Track of the Day awards, Best Melody, Best Mood, Most Original Songs and several Potential Soundtrack awards. In 2008 Brando was awarded the Fellow Poet Pin and Medallion from Noble House of London England in honor of his creative works.
He is a man who grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, "The most dangerous place in the world, Sin City". Brando then traveled the world striving to see his adventures and life from a "normal" person's perspective. After returning to the United States, Brando began writing music, poetry, short stories, his first novel and screenplay and now his third musical album, as well as continuing to draw, sketch, and finally returning to canvas and oil painting.
He is a former U.S. Air Force Airman and a former U.S. Marine; he has served on the front lines of combat during the Gulf War Conflict. Brando's hobbies have included pilot, scuba diver, skiing, tennis, racquetball, racing and golf. He has attended the following Colleges and University; Eastern Arizona College, Clark County Community College, The Community College of the Air Force, Chapman University and Kaplan University. Brando Quin currently lives in Central Arizona.
About RavenPheat Recording Studios:
A personable and peaceful recording studio catering to musical creativity and the spoken word, placing Respect, Integrity & Honesty above all else. www.RavenPheat.com.
About Lulu Publishing Company:
Founded in 2002, Lulu is the world's fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplace. www.LuLu.com.
A place for budding musicians to get heard and sell their stuff www.Garageband.com.
About Glaxicon LLC:
Founder/CEO Brando Quin
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Support Independent Musicians, CD now available at www.LuLu.com/BrandoQuin www.Garageband.com/artist/BrandoQuin www.CDBaby.com/cd/BrandoQuin and in select stores and retail outlets.
*****Note to media folks: Brando Quin would like to send you a special demo CD of his work for review. To request your complimentary copy, send an e-mail to BrandoQuin@aol.com. Be sure to include your address and media affiliation.
What people at Garageband are saying about "Brando Quin - Crossings"
"It's All About Me"--
"Orchestra Effects Support This Comedy...Interesting development of the orchestration takes this "comedy" entry into the next level. I love the use of the synth strings - they sound very real - and, of course, the percussion, and full use of not only rhythm but different "voices" in the orchestra (tympani, cymbals, chimes, deep tenor drums, snare). The lead vocalist dips and sways, with great dynamics in his well-pitched voice, guiding us through a very funny sendup of modern society (especially Jerry Springer-mania). Well-produced, and very humorous. I laughed all the way through my second listen. This goes on my favorites list! Bravo."--Anchor Nashville, Tennessee August 31st, 2007
"The (NFL's) Sofa League of Heroes"--
"SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!!!! Production is perfect sounds very professional. Love the whole "umpa" band sound with the horns. Kinda reminded me of the dirty dozen brass band. Lyrics are great, I mean whats funnier then what goes on during Sunday night football. Funny shtuff.""--Paperbackninja Detroit, Michigan August 15th, 2007
"Livin A Hard Life"--
"Barn Yard Blues...I hear a Banjo. A movie sound track. Small budget film perhaps. The vocalist seems to sing within key. Some nice rhythm stuff in these woods. Sounds a little like Lennon. The violin and percussion, and everything else works great together. Nice music partner. Like the Beatles Buffalo Bill this is cool. Everyone played well. The sax fit well and played bits and pieces that did justice. Cool Vocals! Tubes Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Mood."-- UTube N.Y.C., New York
September 3rd, 2007
"Unresolvable"--"The clock strikes midnight.....Shadows move...Intro: Nice idea. I like the way, the song is coming, the arrangement is growing. The voice is really dirty. Had to think on Chris De Burgh after twenty years with drinks and cigarettes :-) Then that backing vocals... Great. This song got a great feeling. I don´t understand all of the lyrics but there is some madness in it, like an Edgar Wallace Movie.. Madness. Horror.. the clock beats midnight... Dark shilouttes...What a great mood!! Creating such moods is art!!! This is one of the songs you will not forget!! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Guitars, Programming, Production, Melody, Mood, Originality."--Guggenberger Munich München, Bayern, Germany September 7th, 2007
"Moving Forward to Nothing"--
"Solid/Chill groove...Liking the intro a lot. The vocals are really good, sound like the Black Crows. I'm really enjoying the groove of this song. The guitars and the drums are definitely the best parts of the song. This song has some potential! Extra Credit: Drums, Beat, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track."--ParanoiaNY Warwick, New York September 1st, 2007
"Beth's Lonely Man"--
"This lonely man...Don't be kind: that's a blistering intro, and we expect the singin' gent to really rip into this material, instead he builds to it...Just right. Hot, like coffee. And bitter, like there's no sugar for miles. Of course, the vocals and the guitars match, just like red, white, and blue match. Production received an award for extra credit in the category. Why? Because every sound was exactly the way we expected it to sound. Even through tiny computer speakers on a laptop. Well done. Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Best Potential Movie Soundtrack."--Kingofbermuda
Broomall, Pennsylvania September 6th, 2007
"The Perfect 3 Love Rules"--"Oohlalaooo!!! The harmonies are the highlight to this song. And really..."Ooh la la ooh"...is a fantastic chorus! Seriously, it's something that you can really sing along to. Extra Credit: Female Vocals, Mood."--Thepocketco Toronto/Halifax, Ontario/Nova Scotia, Canada September 4th, 2007
"I Can't Make You Love Me"--"A heart full of Soul...The vocals are really focused here and I love the clarity of the instruments in this song. The song is a very good production. Vocals are great both male and female. A song full of soul with a unique original quality. I hear inspiration from gospel. Feels like a new approach and I love it. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Originality."âRoqngaz Halmstad, Halland, Sweden August 30th, 2007
"Beautiful Giselle"--"Unusual...This homage to Gisele is an unusual composition, but very well produced. Every thing is clear and well balanced throughout...The track builds nicely as it moves along, lots of layers that all fit together beautifully...Occasionally sounded like Deacon Blue!!! Extra Credit: Originality."--Simsongs United Kingdom August 24th, 2007
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