Here is the latest press release of Frontiers Records, the leading Euro Melodic Rock label.
Frontiers Records is delighted to announce the signing of TRW for the release of their debut album "Rivers of Paradise"! Behind the TRW acronym hides a trio made up of the most incredible musicians/session players that have literally played the history of Rock and Pop music !
T stands for Michael Thompson. A stunning guitar player, Michael is well known to the Melodic Rock crowd for his M.T.B. album “How Long” released in 1989. He has also released two solo albums titled, “The World According To MT” and “MT Speaks”. But he built his reputation playing with such megastar names as Shania Twain, Michael Bolton, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Cher and many many more. He is nowadays one of the leading names in the guitar world and is playing is instantly
recognizable and full of technique and feeling.
R stands for John Robinson: a real legend in drumming. He released one solo album titled “Funkshui” and played with an impressive list of artists. Some names include: Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Seal, Steve Winwood and of course Barbra Streisand. His discography (579 credits!) can be found following this link.
Last but not least, is Mark Williamson, the singer and bass player in the line-up. He came to the attention of the Melodic Rock fans - together with Robinson - on the superb TOTO-flavoured album as BRIDGE 2 FAR. Later he released one solo album for GRP, entitled "Time Slipping By", collaborated with Mike Oldfield and worked in sessions or live dates with many artists, including: Freddie Mercury, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Peter Frampton.
"The concept behind TRW is that myself, Michael and Mark are true fans of classic rock and roll”, explains John Robinson. His friendship with Thompson dates back to their years in the Berklee College of Music when they were in classes together. "We have so many things musically in common that it was destiny forming TRW", continues Robinson. "We also play in David Foster's All-Star band. Michael and I have been writing together for many years now and by adding such a great singer/writer as Mark, it is just magic. We have formulated our own style with comparisons to many rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Journey and Toto".
The new album is everything one could expect from these monster musicians: brilliant musicianship, immense songwriting, soaring vocals and rocking attitude! "One thing that we pride ourselves on is all our songs have melodies that everybody will remember", concludes Robinson: "We all believe in great songs! Quincy Jones taught me about it and by the way, this is definitely not a one off. We have already plans to start writing by the end of this year for the 2nd CD".
“Rivers of Paradise” is undoubtedly a true Melodic Rock classic in the making which should not be missed by anyone. Songs in streaming can be heard following this link !
The release is scheduled for June 2007 on Frontiers Records, with more details (including an additional very nice surprise for the fans) to be announced at a later stage.