Guitar Legend Bernie Tormé Creates His First Solo Album For 15 Years

Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé is literally a living legend, having played for Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Gillan amongst others. The next step of his saga is a new solo album – the first for 15 years – plus raising money for charity along the way.

It has been said of Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé that he plays his Stratocaster through a Marshall as though he knew them in a previous life. However, it’s this life that Bernie loves, and he is more excited than ever to announce he is writing this new album.

Pre-orders are available via Pledge Music, which hit the target in 24 hours. 10% of all money raised over the goal will be donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Bernie’s career includes axing for Ozzy Osbourne, after stepping in & saving the day in the aftermath of another legends tragic death – the one and only Randy Rhoads. He was an integral part of ex-Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan’s massive world-touring band Gillan – with whom he wrote and played on four top ten albums and many hits, including the biggest selling singles, ‘New Orleans’ and ‘Trouble’.

He formed Desperado with Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, which also featured ex-Iron Maiden drummer, the great late Clive Burr. He played alongside celebrated keyboard player Vincent Crane (ex-The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) as a member of psychedelic doom rockers Atomic Rooster. He has constantly performed with his own bands as well, including Electric Gypsies and Torme, bands that have rocked and released hit records all over the world.

The new record is planned for release after completion of the pledge campaign in 3 months time. There is still time to grab some of the truly unique things on offer, including guitar lessons with the man himself; his original stage jacket seen in the album cover to Gillan’s ‘Mr Universe’; personal acoustic gigs in your home; the chance to perform onstage during an encore at a show – and, best of all, the original lake placid blue 1964 Fender Stratocaster given to Bernie by the one and only Ozzy Osbourne is up for grabs at the more-Metal-than-Metal price of £66,600.

“I hope you become part of this album and pledge, and if so I thank you for your generosity and for your continued support over so many years – and thank you from my heart for enabling me to do the thing I love most, to make music for you”.

See guitar legend Bernie Torme on tour:

15th Oct Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
16th Oct Wolverhampton Robin 2
17th Oct York Fibbers
18th Oct Great Yarmouth Legends of Rock – The Originals
22nd Oct Brighton The Albert
24th Oct Dorchester Corn Exchange
29th Oct London Borderline
30th Oct Manchester Academy 3
31st Oct Kinross Backstage
01st Nov Newcastle The Cluny
13th Nov Troon South Beach Sessions
14th Nov Aberdeen The Moorings
15th Nov Edinburgh Bannermans

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bernietorme
http://www.bernietorme.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/BernieTormeGuitar

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Blackwolf Release ‘Keep Moving On’ Video

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Bristol based Rock band BlackWolf have released a brand new music video for the track ‘Keep Moving On’ which is taken from their recently released debut album, ‘The Hunt’.

In order to fund their debut album, the band launched their first ever Pledge Music campaign in April 2013 and fans reacted instantly. In just nine days BlackWolf had reached 50% of their entire cost target, and a few weeks later the project had reached its 100% goal.

BlackWolf are set to tour the UK later this month as special guests to The Answer on the March leg of their ‘Road Less Travelled’ 2014 UK tour which begins on Saturday 8th March at the O2 Academy in Oxford.

Since forming in 2012, the five piece have shared stages with the likes of The Temperance Movement, The Union, SKAM, Toby Jepson, Jettblack, Voodoo Six and Reckless Love.

You can see the video for ‘Keep Moving On’ here:

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‘The Hunt’ Tracklist:
Mr. Maker
Keep Moving On
Moving Mountains
Faith In Me
Trouble
Only Said In Silence
House Of Emerald Wine
Raised On The Sun
Black Hole Friend
Dragging Ghosts
Relief
Sleepwalking
Sea Of Mercy

You can catch Blackwolf live here: 
Saturday 8th March – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
Sunday 9th March – Sub 89, Reading
Monday 10th March – The Brook, Southampton
Wednesday 12th March – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Thursday 13th March – White Rabbit, Plymouth
Friday 14th March – The Live Rooms, Cheste
Saturday 15th March – Sin City, Swansea
Monday 17th March – The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 18th March – Kasbah, Coventry
Wednesday 19th March – The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
Thursday 20th March – O2 Academy, Liverpool
Friday 28th March – Planet Rock Live Presents: Rockstock Revisited, Gloucester

Blackwolf are: 
Scott Sharp – Vocals
Jason Cronin – Rhythm Guitar
John Greenhill – Lead Guitar
Ben Webb – Bass
Thomas Lennox-Brown – Drums

Blackwolf Online: 
Official Website: http://www.ukblackwolf.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ukblackwolf