Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Crowdfunding 2 Music Projects for 2023

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund two new releases; a live box set and a new studio album, both due out in 2023.

The campaign link is:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/stratospheerius-new-live-and-studio-albums/x/30442#/

All the rewards are related to Stratospheerius’ music, starting with a $10 pledge that grants the fans project updates and early mixes, to $2000 for the band to play a concert anywhere in the United States. (Out-of-country performances, please email us).

Melodic Revolution Records will be releasing the live double CD/DVD& Blu-Ray box set in early 2023. The box set is called “Behind the Curtain: Live at ProgStock.”

 Later in the year, the band will release their next studio release, the working title “Impostor,” which features many guest stars including Saga’s Michael Sadler, Porcupine Tree’s Randy McStine, Bill Hubauer (Neal Morse Band), multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers, cellist Ruti Celli, singer Chloe Lowry (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Echo in the Canyon’s Fernando Perdomo.

Along with social media, live shows, and appearances and workshops at music events, Joe says crowdfunding is a way he and the fans have connected through the years. “These days, artists have more creative control and can bypass the middleman and build a beautiful relationship directly with their fans. We are beholden to no one but the people that love and support our music. I love the fact that fans get a chance to follow an album as it is being written, recorded, and mixed. They feel more vested in the project and it becomes a collaboration between the band and the fans.

“The band is grateful for the love and support they have received for their music in recent years, especially in the progressive rock community, and is very excited to release the new projects.” 

Led by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon, who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied mélange of progressive rock, jazz fusion, and funkabilly” throughout the world.

Band members are Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals (Bruce Springsteen, Renaissance, The Who, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Jason Gianni-drums (The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Neil Morse Band), Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar (Thrilldriver), and Paul Ranieri-bass (Mark Wood, Circuline, Riot Act).

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Online  
Website: https://stratospheerius.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratospheerius/
Bandcamp: https://joedeninzonstratospheerius.bandcamp.com/
Patron: https://www.patreon.com/joedeninzon
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VKVc5OQCFWXFyhRI01zOD?si=Ivsu7NvlRr-E43ZEorEIvQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joedeninzon

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
Website: https://mrrmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

The campaign link is:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/stratospheerius-new-live-and-studio-albums/x/30442#/

World Premier of new video, “Spain” feat Joe Deninzon, Rachel Flowers, & Alex Alex Skolnick

­­­Joe Deninzon & musical friends Rachel Flowers (flute, piano) and Alex Skolnick (guitar) perform Chick Corea’s “Spain” on the upcoming Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ “Behind the Curtain: Live From ProgStock” via Four-Disc Box Set – Double CD, DVD & Blu-Ray to be released by Melodic Revolution Records.

“Spain” will premiere on YouTube on Friday, October 14 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT/ 3 AM Amsterdam time (October 15, Saturday) Watch it here or on YouTube.

“Spain,” and how it came to be by Joe Deninzon

One of the perks of being a jazz musician is that you can walk into a room anywhere in the world, jump on stage with people you’ve never met who may or may not speak your language, and weave together a spontaneous concert based on a shared musical language.

On October 2nd, 2021, when the late great John Goodsall from Brand X fell ill, Stratospheerius was asked last minute to headline Progstock, the biggest prog rock festival in the Northeastern U.S. Preceding our set was the amazing multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers, who recently contributed her talents to our single, “Storm Surge.” Following us later that night was the bassist Percy Jones. Joining Percy on guitar was Alex Skolnick. Alex is an old friend who recorded and toured with our band in the early 2000s. I saw a great opportunity to reunite with Alex and include Rachel in a song. It was also nice to give the band a break and play something more stripped-down in the middle of our set. We decided to play Chick Corea’s “Spain,” a song we all knew well.  There was no time to rehearse. Alex had heard of Rachel but had never met her. That night, Rachel and Alex met on stage, never having played together before. This performance was completely on the fly! Judging by the audience’s reaction, I think we created some magic that night and are excited to share it with everyone who couldn’t be there in person.

Discography
Behind the Curtain: Live at ProgStock (2022) 4 Disc Box set 
Spain “Live at ProgStock” (2022) Digital Single
The Prism “Live at ProgStock” (2022) Digital Single
Game of Chicken (Live at ProgStock) (2021) Digital Single
Cognitive Dissonance (2021) Digital Single
Storm Surge (2020) Digital Single
Frame by Frame (2020) Digital Single
Impostor! (2019) Digital Single
Guilty of Innocence (2018) LP/Vinyl
Guilty of Innocence (2017) CD & Digital Album
Hysteria (2017) Digital Single
The Next World (2012) CD & Digital
Headspace (2007) CD & Digital
Live Wire (2004) CD & Digital
The Adventures of Stratospheerius (2002) CD & Digital  
Electric / Blue (1998) CD & Digital  

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Online  
Website: https://stratospheerius.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratospheerius/
Bandcamp: https://joedeninzonstratospheerius.bandcamp.com/
Patron: https://www.patreon.com/joedeninzon
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VKVc5OQCFWXFyhRI01zOD?si=Ivsu7NvlRr-E43ZEorEIvQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joedeninzon

Rachael Flowers
Website: RachelFlowers.com
Alex Skolnic
Website: AlexSkolnick.com

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
Website: https://mrrmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

Evership – The Law of Ages Official Video

About this Song
In this part of the rock opera, the wrongful king, the younger twin prince, has been crowned, leaving the rightful heir hopeless, until he meets Wisdom. The message here is when unjust life situations create uncertainties that are of such a scope as to be beyond our control, Wisdom encourages us to be patient and not reactive and comforts us with the knowledge that ill-gotten gain is temporal and truth, eventually, will be known.

The Law of Ages highlights the subtle and powerful range of vocalist Beau West and the classical influence of Shane Atkinson’s compositional prowess. Introspective and powerful, with notes as varied as Coldplay, The Scorpions, Kansas, and Queen, this single is a good power ballad suitable for modern, classic, acoustic, and progressive rock programs.

The Uncrowned King – Act 2 will be released on October 14th.

About Evership
Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson, along with lead vocalist Beau West. Few recent acts have made a bigger splash than Evership in the world of modern art/progressive or symphonic rock. Their impactful 2016 self-titled album catapulted them to the forefront of the rock world. This led to main-stage performances at the largest of US Art/Prog rock festivals RoSFest and ProgStock and over 50 glowing national and international reviews and interviews. Each successive album has been honored in the yearly “Best of’s” by critical reviewers. The response to The Uncrowned King – Act 1 was astounding. Highland (Issue #108) hails Evership as “firmly establishing themselves in the Progressive American Landscape” and UK’s ProgRadar sites “Evership is the new face of American Prog”.

Listen Links
https://ffm.to/zq5eb67

Web: www.evership.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evershipband
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCekzGV7LlVF6uML4HTnT3cQ

The Gardening Club Cross the Bridge of Spirits with New Album

As Martin Springett says ‘I am so fortunate to work with two brilliant musicians/producers in Kevin Laliberte and Norm Macpherson. I have wide musical interests and don’t care to be hemmed in by labels or listener expectations. With Kevin and Norm, I can travel to new and unexpected ports of call, and to many different musical worlds. A Bridge of Spirits connects them all.’

Bridge of Spirits Tracklist

1. Forever Leaving Home 06:05
2. The Sister of Theft 02:50
3. Woman In the Waves 05:56
4. Finding Home 01:48
5. Rare Birds 03:51
6. A Dance to the Music of Time 02:49
7. Bridge of Spirits 05:41
8. The Owl (long form) 17:04
9. The Gift 02:24
10. Strange Kingdom (Bonus Track) 04:49

Musicians on Bridge of Spirits

Kevin Laliberte – Flamenco Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Electric Bass 
Norm MacPherson: Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin & Bassoon 
Dave Wilkie: Vocals 
Denise Withnell: Vocals 
Drew Birston – Fretless Electric Bass and Acoustic Bass 
Martin Springett – Guitars, Bass, and Vocals 
Sari Alesh – Violin 
Wayne Kozak: Soprano Saxophone

Website: https://gardeningclubmusicandart.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100041018869969
Bandcamp: https://thegardeningclub.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnoZFljkNoakgZ7NMnqdXw

Melodic Revolution Records Online:

Website: https://mrrmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

Evership are releasing The Law of Ages it’s 3rd and final single from their upcoming album, “The Uncrowned King – Act 2”, this Friday August 26th.

On Friday, August 26th the rock band Evership publishes the third and final single from their upcoming conclusion to the Rock Opera The Uncrowned King! The Law of Ages highlights the subtle and powerful range of vocalist Beau West and the classical influence of Shane Atkinson’s compositional prowess. Introspective and powerful, with notes as varied as Coldplay, The Scorpions, Kansas, and Queen, this single is a good power ballad suitable for modern, classic, acoustic, and progressive rock programs. A music video for The Law of Ages will be released on Sept.14th. The Uncrowned King – Act 2 will be released on October 14th.

About this Song
In this part of the rock opera, the wrongful king, the younger twin prince, has been crowned, leaving the rightful heir hopeless, until he meets Wisdom. The message here is when unjust life situations create uncertainties that are of such a scope as to be beyond our control, Wisdom encourages us to be patient and not reactive and comforts us with the knowledge that ill-gotten gain is temporal and truth, eventually, will be known.

About Evership
Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson, along with lead vocalist Beau West. Few recent acts have made a bigger splash than Evership in the world of modern art/progressive or symphonic rock. Their impactful 2016 self-titled album catapulted them to the forefront of the rock world. This led to main-stage performances at the largest of US Art/Prog rock festivals RoSFest and ProgStock and over 50 glowing national and international reviews and interviews. Each successive album has been honored in the yearly “Best of’s” by critical reviewers. The response to The Uncrowned King – Act 1 was astounding. Highland (Issue #108) hails Evership as “firmly establishing themselves in the Progressive American Landscape” and UK’s ProgRadar sites “Evership is the new face of American Prog”.

Listen Links
https://ffm.to/zq5eb67

Web: www.evership.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evershipband
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCekzGV7LlVF6uML4HTnT3cQ

Booking/PR:
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