Genre: Hard Rock
Catalogue Number: FR CD 401
Release Date: 20-02-2009
If you like the bite of Lenny Kravitz, the sultriness of Seal, the smoothness of Sam Cooke & the rawness of the nostalgic 70â€™s rock â€˜n soul all mixed with a contemporary touch of todayâ€™s hit music, this is one not to be missed!!
Who is JSS?
He is an Artist who has graced many stages, a hybrid redolent of Soul, Pop, Rock, Blues and R&B influenced by luminaries such as Queen, Prince and Sam Cooke and a man who has proved, across the years that he can deliver all these genre well.
For many years JSS has been known to all and sundry as 'Jeff Scott Soto'. In a career spanning more than twenty years, beginning as the vocalist for guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen leading to frontman for many bands including; 'Talisman', the legendary 'Journey', 'Soul SirkUS' and more recently 'Trans-Siberian Orchestra'. In 2002 he set out on the long, arduous road of a solo career with the acclaimed 'Prism' and has released two solo albums since then, 'Lost In The Translation' and this forthcoming one 'Beautiful Mess'.
He came to the notice of many in the industry when he provided the lead vocals for the main character / singer of 'Steel Dragon' in the Mark Wahlberg motion picture 'Rock Star. With an audience that comes from Europe, Asia, South America and North America, his appeal is about to be widened further with this new release.
What is 'Beautiful Mess'?
In 'Beautiful Mess', for which Jeff Scott Soto has become 'JSS', he blends the influences he grew up loving into one â€˜beautiful mess' indeed. From the rocking soul of "21st Century" to the sultry "Gin & Tonic Sky" to the greasy funk of "Bring It Home" to the Beatle-esque "Kick It", JSS leaves no stone unturned in this release, pleasing fans old & new alike. 'Beautiful Mess', which is co-written & produced by the savvy Swedish artist/producer/writer Paulo Mendonça, is a turning point for JSS who recently dubbed by many as the â€˜new hardest working man in show business' & this new album will find him touring the globe once again through 2009.
If you like the bite of Lenny Kravitz, the sultriness of Seal, the smoothness of Sam Cooke & the rawness of the nostalgic 70's rock â€˜n soul all mixed with a contemporary touch of today's hit music, this is one not to be missed!!
European edition adds two bonus tracks added to the download only edition, plus Ipod ready versions of the 2 videoclips 21st Century & Gin & Tonic Sky.
The official CD release adds two bonus tracks not available on the 'download only' edition, plus a special bonus DVD that includes music videos for the singles '21st Century', 'Gin & Tonic Sky' & 'Hey'. Extras include iPod/mp4 ready versions of all video clips, a 20 minute EPK video presentation entitled 'What A Beautiful Mess', a photo gallery & lots of desktop wallpaper will be included on the DVD.