This truly was the project that helped time pass due to the world shutting down due to COVID-19. It put a hold on all my musical projects. I am thrilled that I was able to put this virtual project together with high caliber musicians. I want to share them with you:
Charlie Morgan (drums), spent 13 years as the session and touring drummer for Elton John, having started with him at 1985's legendary Live Aid event. He has played on all major albums and tours since 1985's Ice on Fire up until 1998's The Big Picture album. Yes: He was the drummer for the famous Kate Bush song "Running Up That Hill."
Dennis Gallo (piano and organ), and Guy Walker (guitars), were the original and touring band members for the Backstreet Boys. Both played on the first four albums and tours: Backstreet Boys, Backstreets Back, Millennium, and Black and Blue. Here is a wonderful article featuring them from way back: Dec. 1, 1999: Looking back: She is the Backstreet Boys' Backstreet Girl (St. Petersburg Times).
Kenny Passarelli (bass), was the first bassist ever to play a fretless bass. He formed Barnstorm with Joe Vitale and Joe Walsh in 1973. He co-wrote the hit "Rocky Mountain Way." Afterwards, he went on to tour and record for two years (1975 and 1976) with Elton John playing on the Rock of the Westies and Blue Moves albums. Later in his career, he recorded and toured with Hall and Oates, Dan Fogelberg, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young to name a few. He is still with Joe Walsh and Barnstorm to this day.
Julia Wolfe (vocals) is a local musician based out of Connecticut whom I met a few years back.
Finally, Christopher Marchesseault (engineer) of his studio, Lucien Sound, provided the enginerring work for this project. His colleague, Pierce Johnston (mastering) of his studio, Pierce Johnston Mastering, also contributed to the engineering work. I can not thank them both enough for doing the hard work as they are two hugely-integral parts to this project.
Hopefully, you can listen to this track and feel the same excitement that we all had doing this.
It was fun for me to add percussion to this song. Can you guess the instruments?
Musicians: Charlie Morgan (drums), Dennis Gallo (piano and organ), Guy Walker (guitars), Kenny Passarelli (bass), Julia Wolfe (vocals), and Drew Michael McWeeney (percussion).
Project finished and released September, 2023.