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MP3 Red Aurora - Multiples Of Delusion

Classic rock and roll that can only be described as New Americana; a refreshing fusion of folk, rock, pop and country with blazing leads and lyrical wit for the next generation.

9 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, FOLK: Political



Details:
The Aurora Concept
The Red Aurora band was formed with the concept of blending the rhythmic style classic rock guitar with the melodic tones of today''s modern lead guitar and tomorrow''s cutting edge of digital special effects. Band influence''s cover a wide range of rock classics from Brayn Adams to ZZ Top, but are equally moved by the internationally renown guitarists of the 70'', 80''s and 90''s who born the sound of modern Americana.

August 1984: Band formed to record demo of freestyle Americana music.
In this first formal recording session the band recorded a four song demo at the original Top Floor Studios in Mustang, a quite suburb 30 minutes southwest of downtown OKC. Publicized under the name Jimmy in the Shadows, the following tracks are included on the Multiples of Delusion CD.
Track 2. Cozett''e Song
Track 5. I Can''t Say
Track 6. Too Late For Lies
Band members
James Hackett: guitar - vocals
Todd Brooks: lead guitar - backing vocal
David Bradey: drums
John Shores: bass guitar

June 1985: Band is reformed to record more freestyle Americana music.
In this session, recorded at Top Floor Studios the band recorded four more songs under the name Top Secret a name the band performed under in early shows, because fans were beginning to refer to the band as, Oklahoma''s best kept secret.
Track 1. Average Guy
Track 7. Loves Afire
Track 8. I Can Help
Band members
James Hackett: guitars - vocals
Todd Brooks: lead guitar - backing vocals
John Shores: bass guitar
Scott Bowen: drums - backing vocals

May 1986: Band releases first demo under the name "Red Aurora".
From the first two recording sessions the band released a four song demo to the radio media and venue owners in Oklahoma and Texas. This is the first use of the name "Red Aurora", adopted after the aurora borealis storms of 1985, which could be seen clearly from the large picture windows of Top Floor Studios during the recording of the sessions in June, July and August.

January 1987: Red Aurora is featured on OKC radio station KATT FM100.
In a homegrown music show called Screen Test with DJ Cindy Schoal, Red Aurora songs Loves Afire and Cozette''s Song receive FM airplay throughout Oklahoma. (See KATT Promo on new Lookin'' Out CD)

September 1987: Band plays first concert at Red Rock Canyon State Park''s annual Rock Festival.
As the group''s music gained popularity on Oklahoma FM radio a live version of the band was formed. Band members are:
James Hackett: guitars - vocals - keys
Todd Brooks: lead guitar - backing vocals - special fx
Scott Bowen: drums - backing vocal
Steve Iraggi: bass - backing vocals
Price Vernon: 2nd bass - backing vocals
Crew:
Charlie Bailey: lights - sound
Ronnie Rodriguze: lights - cameras - stagehand


March 1988: Red Aurora is featured on radio station KRXO 96X''s homegrown rock show Local Licks.
Song Loves Afire is featured on several shows and the band is interviewed on show #11 with celebrity host DJ Danny O. The band''s classic rock backgrounds are explored in the interview and the announcement of the coming release of the bands first album is made public knowledge.

June 1988: Red Aurora releases first self titled album to public.
Released only in cassette form the group recorded sales of nearly 5,000 copies sold in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico. The band members took charge of the duplication and delivery of the album personally visiting 100''s of store and venue owners, a chore that kept the band very busy for the next several months.

September: 1988: Band takes second place in Oklahoma State Battle of the Bands.
In a promotion sponsored by Coors Lite Beer, Red Aurora placed 2nd among more than 200 bands that played in this 12 day event held the State Fair Grounds in OKC. After enjoying their winnings, a keg of 3.2% Coors Lite beer, the band was pleased with their second place standing.

April 1989: The band begins tour of music festivals throughout western United States.
A blur of festivals and concerts during the summer of 1989 that began with a featured spot at Oklahoma City''s famed downtown arts show at the beautiful Myriad Gardens.


September 1989: Red Aurora performs for a crowd of 10,000.
The band performs several new unrecorded songs at the State Fair of Oklahoma sponsored by Coors Lite. Billed as America''s largest midway, the Oklahoma State Fair gigs exposed the band to 1000''s of new fans and charged up sales of their album. Some of these performances were video taped but remain unreleased at this time.

June 1990: Red Aurora begins recording a new record to be released in compact disc format.
The recording band of Hackett, Brooks, Bowen and Shores is reformed to record four new songs that are to be released in the then new CD format. Songs recorded in this session are:
Track 1. Average Guy
Track 3. Multiples of Delusion


September 1990: Red Aurora is once again featured at the State Fair of Oklahoma.
The band was scheduled for seven appearances but Hackett was involved in an accident after the fourth show that left him unable to perform for several years.


October 1993: The Red Aurora band is relocated to Michigan and reformed with new members.
After recovery from his accident in 1990, Hackett reformed the band in Michigan to record several new songs. The band set up shop in an Amish barn that overlooked a small lake in northern Michigan and laid down tracks all through the cold harsh winter of 1993. Several songs came from this session but only one is included on this CD.
Track 9. Starman
Band members
James Hackett: guitars - vocals
John Hackett: keys
Scott Dempsey: lead guitar - special fx
Greg Heath: drums

September 1994: Red Aurora performs at annual fund raiser for American Red Cross.
In a promotion sponsored by the Red Cross for the benefit of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Michigan,The Red Aurora band was back on the road with new members.
Band members for these events were
James Hackett: lead guitar - vocals
Tony Miller: guitar- vocals
Duane Prince: drums
John Hackett: keys

November 2002: Red Aurora band releases first CD titled Multiples of Delusion.
During the summer of 2002 the band remastered many of their early tunes at Big Bear Productions in Midland, Michigan. The remaster mix was released on November 1, 2002 to Michigan press and retail outlets. The release landed the band a New Years'' gig at Valley Plaza Resort, one of the Michigan''s finer hotel resorts.

March 2003: Red Aurora band begins work on new recording project.
In February to March of 2003 the band recorded several Red Aurora songs that had been previously only performed live. The songs are recorded at both Big Bear Studios and the new Aurora Studios, which are owned and operated by the band.
Band Members are
James Hackett: vocals-guitars
Scott Dempsey: lead guitar-backing vocals
J.J. Scott: bass guitar
Rapmaster Leroy J: drums - vocals

May 2003: Red Aurora band releases new demo CD.
2 songs are selected from the new recordings to be released to fans and radio media. The new recording includes both live and studio versions of the songs Love Like This and Lookin'' Out, the title track of the new Red Aurora project.

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