Rock act Free From Gravity are bringing an innovative style to the music market with a fresh take on what a hit album should sound like. Comprised of a well-known group of seasoned veteran musicians, they are no strangers to playing amazing music. Headed by front man Vince Barnes on lead vocals along with members of legendary 70’s group Wishbone Ash; Muddy Manninen on lead guitar and Bob Skeet on the bass guitar. On the drum kit is Paul Newton who has quite the resume playing along with Prince, The Marionettes and Mungo Jerry. With this powerhouse lineup, the new album by these musicians is slated to be nothing short of a hit record.
The group was formed by Vince after seeing the Eagles perform on their 1994 “Hell Freezes Over” tour when they played Wembley. This amazing show had inspired him to live his own dream of playing in front of 10,000 plus fans, all singing along and having the time of their lives doing it. With a lot of hard work and passion for the pure sense of making a great record Free From Gravity has formally announced their debut album performance. On the 30th of June, they will take at the stage at London’s famed Monto Water Rats to share their dream with their fans and of course you!
The band would like to formally invite all music lovers, as well as media to come join them for this special not to be missed performance and be part of an event that is sure to be talked about for the rest of the summer.
A preview of the song, entitled “I Have A Dream”, which we heard (or rather watched) on Youtube, covers a wide kaleidoscope of rock sounds. It is a hybrid mix of Beach Boys vocals, a 60’s rock n’ roll back-beat, chunky guitar riffs from the 70’s and a lead solo straight from the 90’s stadium-rock era. The sound production and calibre of musicians playing on the recording, guarantee peek quality performance. We’ll have to patiently sit back and wait for the EP release in June to savor all the songs put together by Free From Gravity.
Judging from this first song release, the only hurdle this music may have to face could be due to it’s particular genre, which clearly appeals to old school rock n’ rollers like myself. In this day and age of electronic samples, beats and loops, the band might encounter some market resistance from the younger ‘Hiphop beat-generation’. But these boys have been around long enough to know that already, so I’m certain that they’re up and ready for battle. Along with all us battle scarred rock n’ roll warriors, still desperately hanging on to all our nostalgic flower power dreams from the past!
You can check out the band’s YouTube channel to watch their music video for “I Have a Dream” (http://youtu.be/VIihF78iKk0) shot by Sean Cronin, who was the lead singer of The Marionettes, who scored not only a top ten hit in the U.S. but in Germany as well. Sean has also worked with industry mega-stars Tinie Tempah and NDubz as of late. With names like this involved in Free From Gravity you can be sure that this should be a must see date on your calendar.
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