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Armonite band pic
Submitted by newseditor on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:45 / News - Comments

Armonite signs to Cleopatra Records and announces new studio album “And the Stars Above”

Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, “And the Stars Above”. Armonite's instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra expanded in the movie industry...
Dick pic
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 06/10/2017 - 20:01 / Interviews - Comments


Hi Jaako/Dick and welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, do tell us how and when Dick was formed.   D: After my old band Frankie And Gator decided to take a long break, I wanted to keep performing and releasing music. So, I very quickly made an album, which I recorded with friends as quest musicians. It became my first solo record under the name Dick and It...
Dick Dangerous Dreams cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 12:13 / Reviews - Comments

Dick - Dangerous Dreams

Oh Finland, Finland… You’ve given us such exciting bands, but in 2017, first you don’t choose D’sanz & Gunther to represent you in Eurovision with a sure winner and now you give us the might Dick!   Specifically a second serving of Dick, the sophomore album of Mr. Jaakko Soimakallio, Dick himself… The press blurb...
Incognito In Search of Better Days cover
Submitted by newseditor on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 19:48 / News - Comments

Incognito to release new album “In Search of Better Days” on June 24th 2016

You would think that a 37-year-old band would rest on its laurels... right? No, not Incognito! The band is as creative and full of fire as it was at its conception in 1979. A rare feat in these days and times. Their 17th studio album, “In Search of Better Days”, will have Incognito fans grinning ear to ear and will be released on June 24th, 2016 on...
Cutting Crew Add to Favorites cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:00 / Reviews - Comments

Cutting Crew - Add to Favorites

Damn, it must suck to be Cutting Crew. While the band became immensely popular, in 1986, with their international hit “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” from their debut album “Broadcast”, this is probably all the exposure most people will have to them. The band fell in between soft rock/AOR and new wave, never managing to capitalize on that early...
Armonite The Sun is New Each Day cover
Submitted by thanos on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 17:22 / Reviews - Comments

Armonite - The Sun is New Each Day

Armonite is a new instrumental music project which started in 2015 by violinist Jacopo Bigi and composer/keybordist Paolo Fosso. After a while, the guys were joined by bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and drummer Jasper Barendregt.   Armonite’s music style is a somewhat strange. The violin is the leading instrument here and the keys (which are...
Kenny G UK Tour 2016 poster
Submitted by newseditor on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 20:03 / News - Comments

Kenny G announes June UK Tour 2016

Kenny G, one of the most successful saxophonists in the world today, will tour the UK in June 2016. The UK tour will see Kenny playing dates at the Sage Gateshead (Sunday June 26th), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Monday June 27th), Birmingham Symphony Hall (Tuesday June 28th) and London’s Royal Albert Hall (Thursday June 30th). Tickets will go on sale from...
Moraz Alban Project photo
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 19:41 / Interviews - Comments

Moraz Alban Project

Hi Greg, I’m glad we have you on Grande Rock. Do tell us how did the idea for the Moraz Alban Project occur initially?   G: Thanks, The original idea was a project that was basically for me to play drums on with the material written by Patrick. The project kept evolving and after some time became a collaboration of Patrick and myself. I thought it...
Moraz Alban Project MAP cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 13:02 / Reviews - Comments

Moraz Alban Project - MAP

Patrick Moraz (keys) and Greg Alban (drums) have been friends for lots of years, since the last one participated on Moraz solo album “Timecode” in 1984. I bet they have on their mind to cooperate in the future too, but you never know when the time is right. So now it was the apt time to release the first album of their music project, which simply is...
Susan Clynes Life Is... cover
Submitted by thanos on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:07 / Reviews - Comments

Susan Clynes - Life Is...

Susan Clynes is a singer/pianist from Belgium which has studied Drama, Jazz Piano, Jazz Composition and Composition. In 2012 she got a Master’s Degree in Composition with the well-known Frank Nuyts. She has also composed music for shortfilms, theater & advertisements. Now, it felt right to release her debut album.   As you might have guessed till...