The Steve Bonino Project – Stargazer 2 – Pre-order Packages Now Available

Hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed debut album Stargazer… Bomber Goggles Multi-instrumentalist Steve Bonino returns with Stargazer 2. 

About The Albums

Stargazer is the nickname given to the hero of the story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable. 

For the past 20 years on Proxima b, the colonists have been feverishly building a transparent dome to protect themselves from the sun’s radiation and to able to control their environment.

Upon its completion, it is decided they should send out an exploration party to try to replenish lost supplies. After a two day trek, they come upon what looks like the ruins of an abandoned alien city where they find what appear to be texts written in an alien language.

Are the writings actually alien, or could there be a connection to the colonists they could never dare to imagine?
Tune in to Stargazer 2 for the shocking truth.

Track Listing

01. The Grand Finale
02. Under The Dome 
03. The Dark Light Divide 
04. So Familiar
05. City Out Of Time 
06. Alien Progeny 
07. Broken Record 
08. Hyperspeed Overdrive
09. Codex 
10. The Ancient Sumerian 
11. Fear

Studio Band

Stave Bonino, Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Keybords and Drum Programming
Peter Matuchniak, lead guitar on The Dark Light Divide, City out of Time and Fear
Mike Lewis, Drums on The Grand Finale and The Ancient Sumerian 
Jimmy Keegan, Drums on The Dark Light Divide
Marco Minnemann, Drums on Hyperspeed Overdrive
Seth Lewis, Backing vocals on The Grand Finale
Erik Johnson, Rythm Guitar on City Out Of Time 

Pre-Order Specials includes 2 amazing offers:

  1. Stargaze 2 CD Autographed by Steve Bonino only $14 +shipping
  2. Stargazer 1 & 2 Collectors set for the low price of $20 +shippin

The Steve Bonino Projects Bandcamp Superstore
https://thesteveboninoprojects.bandcamp.com

‘Stargazer 2’ will be Released & selections Performed Live along with songs from Stargazer by The Steve Bonino Project on April 14th, 2019 at Alvas Showroom 1417 W 8th Street. San Pedro, CA 90732  

Showtime 4:00 PM 
General Admission $15.00
Buy Tickets Here: 
http://alvasshowroom.com/event/the-steve-bonino-project/

The Live Band:
Steve Bonino Bass/Vocals 
Peter Matuchniak Guitar/Vocals 
Both Steve and Peter are members of the critically acclaimed band Bomber Goggles whose debut album ‘Gyerland’ spent weeks in the top ten at Prog Archives. 
Jimmy Keegan Drums/Vocals (formerly Spock’s Beard and played drums on Santana’s ‘Supernatural’ album). 
Jonathan Sindelman Keyboards/Vocals (has performed with Allan White of Yes, 
Mike Keneally from Frank Zappa’s band and Joe Travers from Zappa Plays Zappa).
Seth Romano Guitar/Keyboards/Percussion/Vocals (‘The Trip’).

The Steve Bonino Projects Bandcamp Superstore
https://thesteveboninoprojects.bandcamp.com

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The Steve Bonino Project returns with Stargazer 2

Album Art El Kay

Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce the upcoming album Stargazer 2 by The Steve Bonino Project.

Hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed debut album Stargazer… Bomber Goggles Multi-instrumentalist Steve Bonino returns with Stargazer 2. 

Stargazer is the nickname given to the hero of the story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable. 

For the past 20 years on Proxima b, the colonists have been feverishly building a transparent dome to protect themselves from the sun’s radiation and to able to control their environment.

Upon its completion, it is decided they should send out an exploration party to try to replenish lost supplies. After a two day trek, they come upon what looks like the ruins of an abandoned alien city where they find what appear to be texts written in an alien language.

Are the writings actually alien, or could there be a connection to the colonists they could never dare to imagine?
Tune in to Stargazer 2 for the shocking truth.

‘Stargazer 2’ will be Released & selections Performed Live along with songs from Stargazer by The Steve Bonino Project on April 14th, 2019 at Alvas Showroom 1417 W 8th Street. San Pedro, CA 90732  

Showtime 4:00 PM 
General Admission $15.00
Buy Tickets Here: 
http://alvasshowroom.com/event/the-steve-bonino-project/

The Live Band:
Steve Bonino Bass/Vocals 
Peter Matuchniak Guitar/Vocals 
Both Steve and Peter are members of the critically acclaimed band Bomber Goggles whose debut album ‘Gyerland’ spent weeks in the top ten at Prog Archives. 
Jimmy Keegan Drums/Vocals (formerly Spock’s Beard and played drums on Santana’s ‘Supernatural’ album). 
Jonathan Sindelman Keyboards/Vocals (has performed with Allan White of Yes, 
Mike Keneally from Frank Zappa’s band and Joe Travers from Zappa Plays Zappa).
Seth Romano Guitar/Keyboards/Percussion/Vocals (‘The Trip’).

Track Listing

01. The Grand Finale
02. Under The Dome 
03. The Dark Light Divide 
04. So Familiar
05. City Out Of Time 
06. Alien Progeny 
07. Broken Record 
08. Hyperspeed Overdrive
09. Codex 
10. The Ancient Sumerian 
11. Fear

Studio Band

Stave Bonino, Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Keybords and Drum Programming
Peter Matuchniak, lead guitar on The Dark Light Divide, City out of Time and Fear
Mike Lewis, Drums on The Grand Finale and The Ancient Sumerian 
Jimmy Keegan, Drums on The Dark Light Divide
Marco Minnemann, Drums on Hyperspeed Overdrive
Seth Lewis, Backing vocals on The Grand Finale
Erik Johnson, Rythm Guitar on City Out Of Time 

The Steve Bonino Projects Bandcamp Superstore
https://thesteveboninoprojects.bandcamp.com

Follow Steve Bonino
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https://www.facebook.com/steveboninopage/
http://mrrmusic.com/steve-bonino/

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CHILDREN OF THE MOON // CHILDREN OF THE MOON // INDEPENDENT

When I started writing some thirty years ago, one of the reasons for doing so was that I was aware of some wonderful music which the mainstream press ignored. Being able to sing and/or play instruments no longer seemed to be as important as it used to be, and the state of music being played on normal commercial radio filled me with despair, so I just didn’t listen to it anymore. This is how I became involved in the underground scene, and over the years have been fortunate to hear some incredible music which otherwise would have passed me by. Earlier this year Peter Matuchniak sent me a copy of his latest project, ‘Gyreland’ by Bomber Goggles and I loved it immediately. One of the people involved in that was Steve Bonino, and we soon discovered we had a lot in common and I interviewed him for his latest album, ‘Stargazer’ (which is awesome, everyone should have a copy). Following on from that he sent me some of his older material, and I am currently playing Children of the Moon from 2014. My only question has to be, why on earth didn’t I come across this before?

Children of the Moon is multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Steve Bonino, with singer Pascale Elia and drummer Jimmy Keegan. If that isn’t enough in the way of Spock’s Beard credentials, Ryo Okumoto guests on one song and it was mastered by none other than the mighty Rich Mouser. To say this album is a delight is a masterful exercise in understatement. Power pop, pop rock, crossover prog, melodic rock, call it what you will but know that there are some gorgeous songs here with great hooks. Both Steve and Pascale take turns on leads, as well as harmonizes, while Jimmy shows yet again why he is such an in-demand drummer as he adds nuances here and there without removing any emphasis from the melody.

There are quite a few different styles here, and “Everybody Loves Love” is a standout country number (the pedal steel is a wonderful touch), while “My Young Man” is a singer-songwriter classic which belongs in the late Sixties with gorgeous harmonies. Special mention must be made of Amy Tori, who guests with flute on five songs, and this adds an additional sense of class and style to the album that works really well. Many of the songs seem incredibly personal, so much so that I felt at times that I was almost intruding, but it was all so good that I couldn’t turn away. The CD is still available, and it is also possible to stream through Bandcamp, and I can only urge all those into wonderful psychedelic power pop to get straight over to https://thesteveboninoprojects.bandcamp.com/album/children-of-the-moon and discover it for yourselves.

9/10 Kev Rowland

THE STEVE BONINO PROJECT // STARGAZER // MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS

Although I have previously heard some albums in which Steve has been involved, most notably the awesome Bomber Goggles and their incredible album ‘Gyreland’ (if you haven’t already bought this then you need to), this is the first time I have come across one of his solo albums. Steve provides guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals, and is joined by Böhn (acoustic and electric guitars and backing vocals) and Bingo Brown (drums, percussion, and backing vocals). ‘Stargazer’ is a concept album, and is the nickname given to the hero of our story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable. This is a similar theme to ‘Gyreland’ and the impact of humanity’s impact on the earth, and at this point, it is not possible to save the planet so people have to leave.

Steve has a knack of bringing together multiple musical themes and styles and bringing them together in a fashion that is best thought of as crossover progressive rock, with large elements of power pop styles. The songs are all short, with only a couple daring to break the five-minute barrier and are incredibly infectious. In fact, one can imagine quite a number of these being played on the radio to great effect. Take “Phoenix Rising” for example, here we have find Steve channeling Weezer while with “In The Darkness” it is much more like Nik Kershaw! The music is fluid, sonorous, and always with stacks of melody and hooks.

It is an incredibly accessible album, one that I knew I was going to enjoy from the very first note, as the title cut opens proceedings with layered harmony vocals. This is a poppy funky rocking number that shows inspiration from Utopia, and I defy anyone not to sing along with the chorus when it returns. Straight away I was smiling, grooving in my chair, knowing that this was yet another to add to my list of albums of the year – and given that ‘Gyreland’ is also in the Top Ten, Steve’s not doing badly. He has a real knack of producing catchy songs, giving them enough depth so that they have a real presence, but also showing restraint. There is the impression that ‘Stargazer’ could have been a lot heavier, it wouldn’t have taken much in the mix but it works great as it is. There are also little touches, like the bass slide up and down the frets in the chorus, which definitely add to the overall piece, and from that we go into the far more jagged “The Celestial Show” which has a very different attack both in terms of arrangement and vocals, yet is also another great number. This is quite some album, highly recommended.
10/10 Kev Rowland

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Steve Bonino releases Stargaze album for Pre-order

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Bonino (Bomber Goggles, Children of The Moon, Zabocus, Peter Matuchniak) is offering a two for one special for the pre-order of his new opus Stargazer, while supplies last all pre-orders will be accompanied by the highly acclaimed Peace Rocks CD.

 

 

Stargazer is released under the guise of The Steve Bonino Project and the physical release will be on October 5th, 2018

About the album
Stargazer is the nickname given to the hero of our story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable. Ever since he was a child he has been enamored with telescopes, growing up to be a leading scientist working for the Hubble Telescope Project. The Earth has reached the point of no return and our leading minds built the starship Phoenix whose mission is to carry a select group of people to our nearest habitable planet, Proxima b in the Alpha Centauri system. Stargazer is chosen for his astrological and scientific expertise. Leaving seven billion souls behind, The Phoenix takes off on the most perilous and hopeful voyage in mankind’s history.

 


The Steve Bonino Project Line-Up Is:
Steve Bonino: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards & Drum Programming
Böhn: Acoustic & Electric Guitars and Backing Vocals
Bingo Brown: Drums, Percussions, and Backing Vocals

Special Guest:
Pamela George: Orchestral arrangements for Through The Eyes Of A Child

The Steve Bonino Projects Bandcamp Superstore
https://thesteveboninoprojects.bandcamp.com

Follow Steve Bonino
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https://www.facebook.com/steveboninopage/
http://mrrmusic.com/steve-bonino/

Label: Melodic Revolution Records
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