Ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra Singer Launches The Distant Thunder
(Chipster) Joe Cerisano (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Silver Condor) and hit songwriter Marc Blatte (the Four Tops, Celine Dion, Kenny Rogers, Bruce Springsteen) have teamed up for The Distant Thunder.
The Distant Thunder album is out November 18 and the first single "Healing Hand" hits on October 14. Singer Joe Cerisano had this to say about what's coming, "I'm super excited for the release of The Distant Thunder album.
"Hopefully our first single, 'Healing Hand,' says something that resonates with our listeners as something we can believe in. Maybe a little of it can seep through the cracks to our humanity and sanity."
Songwriter Marc Blatte continues, "'Healing Hand' is a call for understanding and compassion in these turbulent times that we are living in."
This duo not only shared responsibility for "Hands Across America" but also were critical to the success of the most iconic commercials (GE, Army, Navy, Sprite, Miller) you have ever heard. Now they have come together and created an amazing slice of Americana with standout tracks like "Healing Hand" and "I'd Rather Be Dancing."
Cerisano started his career on Columbia Records with Silver Condor alongside guitarist Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon). He went on to do duets with Gloria Estefan and Placido Domingo as well as guest vocalist with Blue Oyster Cult and Korn; and fronted Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Blatte has penned the Grammy nominated Top 40 song "When She Was My Girl" by the Four Tops as well as songs by Celine Dion and Kenny Rogers.
The song "When She Was My Girl" will also be making an appearance on the brand-new Bruce Springsteen covers album Only the Strong Survive due out in November.
Singled Out: The Distant Thunder's Healing Hand