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Releases New Single “Morpheus”
Steve Hogarth of Marillion
From the Forthcoming Album
“The Rock Artist’s Progress”
ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
ROCK STARS & CELEBS
TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY
|Darryl Way with Curved Air|
The novel, written by Charles Shorwell, is set against the backdrop of the musical revolution that started with the Beatles and begins in 1968, a year after ‘The Summer of Love’ and follows the story of Daniel Luckham, a young classical pianist studying at the Royal College of Music. Seduced by the rock music scene and vibrant counterculture in London at that time, he contrives to leave college and pursue a career in ‘Rock’. But some bad decisions lead him down a dark and dangerous alley, populated by drug dealers, unscrupulous managers, and femme fatales. On his journey to fulfil his dreams, Daniel finds his integrity challenged, and the innocence of youth cruelly stripped away.
The connection between the album and novel, unfortunately has to remain a secret, as to divulge that information would give away a key plot line in the novel. All that can be said is that the album represents a body of work recorded in the late 60s. Created by Darryl Way, the album features a guest vocal performance from Steve Hogarth of Marillion, on the track “Morpheus”.
Darryl’s forthcoming album “The Rock Artist’s Progress”; a unique concept and project created by legendary violinist Darryl Way that consists of an album and novel that are intrinsically linked together and sold as a bundle.
Both album and novel are due for release on September 23rd, on Spirit of Unicorn Music, Cherry Red Records, iTunes and Amazon.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
with Curved Air
Air Conditioning (1970) including Vivaldi
Second Album (1971) on which he co-wrote their sole charting hit Back Street Luv
Midnight Wire (1975)
Renegade b/w We're Only Human (1984)
Live At The BBC (1995)
Alive, 1990 (2000)
With Darryl Way's Wolf
Canis Lupus (1973)
Saturation Point (1973)
Five in the Morning b/w Bunch of Fives (1973)
Night Music (1974)
Darryl Way's Wolf (compilation from Canis Lupus and Saturation Point) (1974)
With Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Expresso II (1978)
With Jethro Tull
Heavy Horses (1978)
Concerto for Electric Violin (1978) - Francis Monkman synthesizes an orchestra
Little Plum b/w Sweet Dreams (1982) - produced by Martin Gordon for Snat Records
As Long as There's a Spark... (1983) - EP
Little Plum (remix) b/w Love Is The Driver (1984)
Edge of the World (1984)
The Human Condition: Suite for String Orchestra, Piano and Percussion (1987)
Under the Soft (1991)
Classical Rock (music for TV and Film) (2010)
Ultra Violins (2013)
Children Of The Cosmos (2014)
Myths, Legends And Tales (2016)
Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock (2018)
The Rock Artist’s Progress (2022)
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC
LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST... AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
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Gold Award Winner