The CD contains the renowned vocal talents of Kelly Keeling (Baton Rouge, Michael Schenker Group, Blue Murder, Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, King Kobra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, O'2L) and guitarist Marty Paris (The Marty Paris Band, Permanent Reverse) along with several celebrity musicians. The collaboration between Paris and Keeling began several years ago with the culmination of their songwriting styles blossoming into melodic rock political and relationship-based songs.
Additional celebrity musicians who perform on the CD include Carmine Appice, George Lynch, Don Dokken, Al Pitrelli, Erik Norlander, Rick van Benschoten, Matt Goeke, Gintas Janusonis, Nate Howell, and The Aevia Trio featuring Diane Cox, Maud Kelley, and Juli Roach.
"The CD release is slated for this summer," affirms Sandy Serge, Surgeland Records' president. "We felt this was the right time for the rebirth of our label. Even with the economic downturn, music is still selling well, particularly in digital format. The songs are timely and well-written, and Kelly and Marty complement each other well with their superb songwriting expertise."
As a precursor to the upcoming release, Paris Keeling will perform for the first time together in several years on Thursday, June 25th at Alive at Five on Main Street in downtown Lincolnton, NC. The show begins at 6PM. Presales will be available at the show and are already available on the web site at http://www.pariskeeling.com for a discounted price.
Surgeland Records previously released several CDs including a rock collaboration between former Sleeze Beez (Atlantic Records) members Andrew Elt and Don van Spall titled The Moon; a "Best of" CD by legendary Milwaukee rock band Bad Boy (featuring former Cheap Trick member Xeno); and "Seeing in the Dark", the acoustic-driven CD by Iowa alt band NineDollarMelonBaller. All CDs are available on iTunes and at CD Baby.