TOM TORNADO – Creative Outlaws-News aus Recklinghausen

Den CREATIVE OUTLAWS ist ein musikalischer Coupe gelungen…

…Wie uns ein Vögelchen zwitscherte befindet sich der amerikanische Singer-Songwriter SHANE ALEXANDER zur Zeit auf Urlaub in Deutschland. Deshalb haben wir unsere Flügel ausgebreitet und die Ruhrgebietstrommel erklingen lassen und…..ES IST UNS GELUNGEN!
EINZIGES DEUTSCHLAND KONZERT!!!!
SHANE ALEXANDER am 9.7.2014 um 20.00 Uhr “Wohnzimmerkonzert” bei TOM TORNADO (Breite Str. 16/45657 Recklinghausen-Gasse an der Alten Apotheke in RE-City, Eingang neben FRISÖR DAHMS/Name steht auf der Klingel). Da wie immer limitiert auf 40 Leute bitte UNBEDINGT Karten unter (tornadostyle@t-online.de) vorbestellen oder via CREATIVE OUTLAW bei Facebook. Einalss ist um 19.30 Uhr. Für Getränke ist gesorgt. VVK: 10,- AK: 15,-
Zu Shane:
Er ist einer der grössten und wichtigsten neuen Singer/Songwriter der USA, nicht umsonst beweist seine musikalische Fähigkeit, dass in unzähligen prämierten US TV Serien seine Songs  erklingen (s. beigefügte Liste). Unzählige Künstler haben sein “Feels like the End” Song gecovert (schaut mal in youtube). Stimmlich ist er eine Mischung zwischen dem jungen TIM BUCKLEY/ACKSON BROWN/JEFF BUCKLEY
Mehr könnt Ihr beigefügtem Text entnehmen.
Also nix Sommerloch/Sommerpause/Weltmeisterschat…….
Hoffen Ihr haltet uns die Treue und Unterstützung
CREATIVE OUTLAWS
Tom Tornado

Zu hören unter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UN484JDQaI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d0LebM3CYc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnutP5bq_I4

Nicht vergessen, am 09.07.2014 kommt der großartige Shane Alexander nach Recklinghausen zu einem Wohnzimmerkonzert.

Gehört habt ihr Songs von Shane vermutlich alle schon, ohne es zu wissen. Shane ist zigfach in den meisten der großen US Serien (Criminal Minds, Bones, White Collar, uvm.) mit seinen Songs vertreten.

Karten bitte per PN bei mir oder den CreativeOutlaws RE bestellen. VVK 10€; AK 15€

Hartz IV Empfänger, Vagabunden, Studenten und wem es sonst noch schwer fälltt sich so einen Abend nebenbei mal zu gönnen, zahlt das was er/sie kann.
Alle sind herzlichst willkommen. Denn darum geht es bei unseren Konzerten, alles sollen dabei sein können.

Wir bringen Kultur dorthin, wo sie passiert. Und das ist überall dort, wo Menschen sich begegnen.

Wir freuen uns,
Creative Outlaws

Shane Alexander

Background information

BornSan Diego, California, United States
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, Performer, Producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, keyboard, mandolin, banjo
Websitewww.shanealexandermusic.com

Shane Alexander is a contemporary American singer-songwriter and musician. Alexander was born in San Diego, California, raised in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and is currently residing in Southern California.

Alexander’s songs range from dark and stirring to subtle and romantic, and are centered around evocative vocals and complex, soulful guitar playing. His smooth vocal style has drawn comparisons to singers Jeff Buckley, Jackson Browne and Art Garfunkel.

Dozens of his songs have appeared on television shows, including The Real World, Laguna Beach, Brothers & Sisters, Bones, Big Shots, “White Collar“, Criminal Minds, and Wildfire.

 

The Early 1990s

Shane Alexander moved from his hometown in Butler, Pennsylvania to Los Angeles in the early ‘90’s. During those early years in California, he attended Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and played guitar with the psychedelic instrumental band Trippin, led by virtuoso keyboardist and composer, Jim Michaelson. The band’s spectacular live shows drew record crowds in Los Angeles. In 1994, legendary producer Richard Podolor (Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Three Dog Night) spotted the band at Coconut Teaszer and invited Alexander to lend his emotive guitar playing to a project he was producing called Young Art. While working with Podolor, Alexander learned invaluable lessons about songwriting and arranging.[2] Later joining the rock band Young Art, he performed as a guitarist and back-up singer. It was not long before Alexander began writing songs for the band as well. Alexander recorded two albums with the group, one produced by Podolor and the other produced by Richie Zito (Cheap Trick, Joe Cocker, Berlin).

In 1997, Alexander formed and fronted Damone with friends from Pennsylvania. The band toured the West Coast club circuit and enjoyed a steadily growing base of loyal fans. They were featured in an interview and fashion layout for Los Angeles Times magazine, and their song “She Likes the Ocean” was used on the extreme sports show Blue Torch, exposing the band to new fans all over the world. The band released a self-titled album and a four-song EP before disbanding in 2002. Just as they were splitting up, the band sold their name for a hefty sum to Damone, a new rock group on RCA records.[3]

Around this time Alexander also began working at Irving Azoff‘s label Giant Records in the Finance Department. The following year he joined Azoff’s executive office as an assistant and runner to the artists – a position that would get the aspiring songwriter up close and personal with The Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Jewel, Eddie Van Halen, Brian Wilson, Bush, and many other top acts.

2003–2004: Start of a Solo Career

In early 2003, Alexander began a busy schedule of writing and performing solo shows, sometimes performing with a revolving band on bass, drums, mandolin, piano, accordion, and lap steel.

Alexander produced and recorded a self-titled EP that was released in late 2003. The four song disc, described as a collection of “stripped down acoustic songs with vivid lyrics and haunting melodies,” included the track “Last Day on Earth,” which was later covered by 1980s New Wave band Berlin. Shane Alexander toured extensively on both coasts in 2004, beginning to bring his music to a wider audience.

2004–2005: The Middle Way

In January 2005, Alexander released his debut full-length album The Middle Way, a collection of “rootsy, folk rock with intimate vocals and a rich instrumental backdrop.” The album was critically acclaimed, particularly in Europe.

“The Open Road,” the lead single from The Middle Way, received national airplay on numerous stations across the Netherlands, and Alexander signed with the Dutch label Lucky Dice Records. Beginning to tour internationally, Alexander performed at clubs and theaters in Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Sweden, and Denmark and across the United States. Alexander subsequently opened two US tours for Jewel and a west coast/Canada tour with Lisa Marie Presley in 2005.

2006–2007: Stargazer

In 2006, Alexander released his second full-length album, Stargazer on his own imprint BuddhaLand Records. The album was produced by Heroes & Villains (Billy Mohler and Dan Burns) and featured some of Los Angeles’ most respected musicians: Charlie Paxon (James Blunt, Colin Hay, Anastasia) on drums; Billy Mohler (Macy Gray, Liz Phair, Herbie Hancock) on bass; Krister Axel on piano; Chris Pierce on harmonica; and veteran session ace Kim Bullard (Tori Amos, Goo Goo Dolls, David Crosby, Eddie Money) on Hammond organ. The album was recorded in only four days and tracked mostly live using vintage gear, giving the album a rich, timeless sound. The album was called “stunning” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Several songs from Stargazer were licensed for television and film. More international touring followed.[4]

2008–2009: Sky Below

In late 2007, Alexander once again teamed up with Heroes & Villains to produce his third full-length album. Many musicians returned from Stargazer – drummer Charlie Paxon, Billy Mohler on electric guitar, piano, keyboards and bass, and Kim Bullard on Hammond organ, with additional performances from Chad Crawford (bass) and Jeff Friedl (drums). Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Wallflowers, Chris Whitley, Trey Anastasio) mixed the record. Alexander sought to get back to a band sound on this album and added more up-tempo songs than in his previous effort. The album was released on BuddaLand Records in February 2008. Alexander supported the album with extensive touring in The United States and Europe and later that year, opened Seal‘s U.S. tour. Alone in front of the biggest audiences of his career, Alexander captivated audiences night after night.

Several songs from The Sky Below were licensed for television and film.

2010–2011: Mono Solo

On June 1, 2010, Alexander released Mono Solo, his fourth full-length album. Billy Mohler, who co-produced Stargazer and The Sky Below, produced the album. The new collection marked a quantum leap, both in songwriting and in production, for Alexander. Inspired by stories picked up while touring the U.S. and Europe, the effect of the economic crisis on those around him, and the tragic death of a lifelong friend, each track on Mono Solo conveys a sense of reverence for life, love, and stability. “Corey’s Song” is Alexander’s farewell ode to Corey James Daum, who was killed in a drunk driving accident in Nashville. The album is dedicated to his friend.[5][not in citation given]

The track “Carrollton” was licensed for the television show One Tree Hill on the WB Network before the album was even released.

In late 2010 Alexander signed with Warner Chappell Europe and Rough Trade Records Benelux. The album was released internationally in Spring 2011 and the single “Good as Gold” reached 126 on the Dutch pop chart.[6][not in citation given] Alexander has been touring constantly across the United States and internationally in support of the album. In 2011, Shane Alexander opened for Styx and Yes in 22 cities during their cross-country Summer Tour.

2012: The Greater Good

In spring of 2012, The Greater Good released their self-titled debut on the German label, Stockfisch Records. Recorded in Northeim, Germany the previous spring, the record features Alexander, NYC songwriter Eugene Ruffolo, and Dutch songwriter Dennis Kolen. The album, recorded in less than a week, has a stripped folk-pop sound with lush three-part vocal harmonies. The success of the first single, “All the Lonely Times” (Kolen) and second single, “Nowhere Fast” (Alexander/Silver) in the Netherlands led to the band’s first Dutch tour in the fall of 2012.

2013: Ladera

In April 2013, Alexander released his 5th album, Ladera. The production of the new album is far more sparse and ambient than his previous work, and pays tribute to many of Alexander’s more psychedelic influences. Teaming up for the 4th time with producer Billy Mohler, and recorded at Mohler’s Groundswell Studios in Culver City, CA, the latest collection also showcases Peter Adams (Five For Fighting, Josh Groban, Rickie Lee Jones) on keyboards and newcomer, Jesse Siebenberg (Supertramp, A Fine Frenzy, Lissie) on lapsteel. In spring of 2013, Alexander signed with Dutch label Harlem Recordings, a division of Suburban Records.

Discography

Album

  Release Date  

Damone2000
Shane Alexander EP2004
The Middle Way2005
Stargazer2006
The Sky Below2008
Mono Solo2010
Ladera2013

Song Appearances

Television

ABC

Episode

Song

Album

Brothers & SistersLove Is Difficult“Ripe”Stargazer
Samantha WhoEpisode“Spaces In Between”Stargazer
Big ShotsEpisode“Difference of Opinion”The Sky Below
What About Brian?Episode“Ripe”Stargazer

ABC Family

Episode

Song

Album

WildfireGoodbye“Ripe”Stargazer
WildfireHeartless“Little Woman”Stargazer
WildfireEpisode“One Track Mind”The Middle Way
The Secret Life of the American TeenagerThree Moons Over Milford“Spaces In Between”Stargazer

CBS

Episode

Song

Album

Criminal MindsDVD“Living Out Loud”The Middle Way

FOX

Episode

Song

Album

BonesSpaceman in a Crater“Shipwrecked”Stargazer

USA

  Episode  

Song

Album

White CollarAll In“Feels Like The End”The Sky Below

MTV

Episode

Song

Album

The Real World4 Episodes“Saving Grace”The Sky Below
Road RulesCamped Out“Difference of Opinion”The Sky Below
Road RulesCamped Out“Feels Like the End”The Sky Below
True LifeI Am Looking for My Child“Outside the Lines”The Sky Below
True LifeI Am Looking for My Child“Ripe”Stargazer
True LifeI Am Looking for My Child“Spaces In Between”Stargazer
True LifeI Am Looking for My Child“Feels Like the End”The Sky Below
Laguna Beach – The Real OCEpisode“Ride the Tides”Stargazer
My Life as LizEpisode 104“The Sky Below”The Sky Below
Degrassi/The Next GenerationHoliday Road“The Sky Below”The Sky Below
Life On TourWeb Series
Teen CribsEpisode 238“Difference of Opinion”The Sky Below

VH1

  Episode  

Song

Album

Basketball WivesEpisode“Feels Like the End”The Sky Below

WB

Episode

Song

Album

One Tree HillLast Day of Our Acquaintance“Carrollton”Mono Solo
One Tree HillEpisode“Feels Like The End”The Sky Below

FX

Episode

Song

Album

DamagesYou Got Your Prom Date Pregnant“The Sky Below”The Sky Below

DISCOVERY HEALTH

Episode

Song

Album

Dr. G Medical ExaminerEpisode“Feels Like the End”The Sky Below

LIFETIME

Episode

Song

Album

What if God Were the SunMovie of the Week“Shipwrecked”Stargazer

NICKELODEON’S THE N

Episode

Song

Album

The Best YearsDangerous Liaisons“The Sky Below”The Sky Below
What Goes OnEpisode“Where Were You”Stargazer

SOAPS (the Netherlands)

  Episode  

  Song  

Album

Goede Tijden Slechte TijdenEpisodes“Mina”Shane Alexander EP

Film

Film

Starring

Song

Album

Jack and Jill vs. the WorldFreddie Prinze Jr and Taryn Manning“The Open Road”The Middle Way
The House That Jack BuiltJoe Montegna[7]“Feels like The End”The Sky Below
The OnesKate Atkinson“Front Porch Serenade”Stargazer

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   Alpine Audio (Web)    

“Afterwhile”“The Open Road”
“Keep You in Mind”
“Feels Like the End”
“Ride the Tides”
“Miles for Days”

References

  1. http://www.billboard.com/artist/shane-alexander/659617#/artist/shane-alexander/659617
  2. http://allmusic.com/artist/shane-alexander-p705285/biography
  3. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/20/news/wk-bands20
  4. http://www.last.fm/music/Shane+Alexander/+wiki

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