First Signal Feat. Harry Hess
First Signal

Genre: Melodic Rock
Format: CD

Catalogue Number: FR CD 476
Barcode: 8024391047620

Euro Release Date: 27-08-2010
N.A. Release Date:

FIRST SIGNAL is a new exciting Melodic Rock studio project presenting the alliance between two well known faces in the scene: Canadian singer Harry Hess (ex HAREM SCAREM) and producer/bassist Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, PLACE VENDOME; KHYMERA etc.).



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FIRST SIGNAL is a new exciting Melodic Rock studio project presenting the alliance between two well known faces in the scene: Canadian singer Harry Hess (ex HAREM SCAREM) and producer/bassist Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, PLACE VENDOME; KHYMERA etc.).

The concept behind this recording is to bring back the classic Harem Scarem sound which after the band decision to split is very much missed by many fans. Records such as “Mood Swings” and “Weight of the World” are regarded as true masterpiece albums and they were the inspiration behind the First Signal songs which of course are also open to some new twists and interpretations.

HAREM SCAREM have displayed throughout their 12 official studio albums a vast array of styles, from AOR, to Arena Hard Rock and Power Pop in the “Rubber” years. Still the fans have always asked the band to go back to a guitar riffs oriented sound which melted the influences from the Melodic Metal of the 80’s with more contemporary sounds.

A great team of songwriters, including brothers Tom and James Martin (Khymera, Sunstorm, House of Lords), Erik Martensson (W.E.T., Eclipse), Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon), Robert Sall (W.E.T., Work of Art) and Mark Baker (Signal, House of Lords) among others, had the task to recreate that magic sound, which is now back in all its glory thanks to a monster vocal performance from Harry and a crisp production and arrangement work from Dennis Ward.

Other musicians on the album include Chris Schmidt on drums, Michael Klein on guitars and Eric Ragno on keyboards and the necessary background vocals contribution from the other ex Harem Scarem member Darren Smith.

Musicians
Harry Hess: lead and background vocals
Darren Smith: background vocals
Dennis Ward: bass, background vocals, guitars
Chris Schmidt : drums
Michael Klein: guitars
Eric Ragno: keyboards