Dear press & radio,
please find below the key information about the upcoming AOR Heaven August 30th releases from BRETT WALKER and NIVA.
As usual for this label, we’re in charge for the PR for all over Europe except for the UK. Haulix links for promotional download will be send out during the next week.
Release: Brett Walker – Straight Jacket Vacation
Label: AOR Heaven
Born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma Brett Walker picked up the guitar at age 15 and soon began playing school assemblies and local functions. At age 20 Brett made the decisive move to Los Angeles, where he found himself working as a „hired gun“ playing with such artists as Tane Cain and Nick Gilder. Brett also was featured as a regular performer at Disneyland in Anaheim California at the “Tomorrowland Terrace Stage”. The move to Los Angeles marked his introduction into the world of professional song writing.
Branching out on his own, Brett began seriously pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. He continued working on his own, and on the strength of his tapes, went to NYC to work with renowned producer David Prater (producer of Fire House and Dream Theater) to create the record “Nevertheless”.
In 1991, Brett wrote two charting singles; one for Jimi Jamison and the other for the band Alias. „Waiting for love“ recorded by Alias, went on to become Brett’s first international top ten single in 1991.
Brett’s songwriting led him to work with such talents as Jonathan Cain, Jim Peterik, Nick Gilder, Jeff Paris, Paul Taylor, Taylor Rhodes, John Purdell and others.
In 2012 Brett reconnected with two drummer colleagues (Pat Leon and Mugs Cain) and recorded the record “Straight Jacket Vacation”. The CD was recorded at “Panic Room Records” in Laguna Beach, California with Engineer and Producer Weston Hodges.
Straight Jacket Vacation has a release date of 30th of August 2013 with AOR Heaven, and will be followed in September with a concert performance at the Melodic Rock Fest 3 in Chicago where Brett will showcase some on his newly released songs as well as some of his popular hits.
Straight Jacket Vacation includes contributions of renowned musicians such as Mugs Cain, Timothy Drury, Jim Peterik, Jeff Paris, Pat Leon, Matt MacKelvie, Todd Herfindal, Weston Hodges to name a few.
Tracklist: 1 Reaching For The Stars, 2 What About You, 3 Better Than Goodbye, 4 Streetlights Burning, 5 I’ll Bet It Hurts, 6 More Than I, 7 Good Enough, 8 Waiting For Love, 9 I’m Gonna Fly, 10 So Happy I’m Cryin, 11 Unlucky At Love, 12 Someday I’m Gonna Be Famous
Soundfiles in advance:
BRETT WALKER – Better Than Goodbye (Edit)
BRETT WALKER – Reaching For The Stars (Edit)
BRETT WALKER – What About You (Edit)
Release: Niva – Magnitude
Label: AOR Heaven
Tony Niva is heading for a new much awaited album release with NIVA. The album is called “Magnitude” and will be released through AOR Heaven on August 30th, 2013. This record was produced and engineered by Marcus Persson at CM Music along with executive producer Tony Niva. Mix and master were done by Thomas Plec Johansson at The Panic Room studios. Tony states: “It feels really great this time to use the original band name NIVA, alongside with our new European label and to feel that the path we’ve taken is just right in terms of musical foundation and original but heavier sound stage.”
Magnitude is to set a new phase providing something new and something different compared to the previous releases. This upcoming album is not only telling us stories about the dark and bright things in life, but also to give perspective to what’s important in our surroundings and to follow our dream and to do what we were aimed to do. It is all about telling that it’s never too late to make a change. All songs were, like the previous ones, composed by Tony Niva, Roger Ljunggren and Marcus Persson.
Tracklist: 1. Never Too Late, 2. Perfect Life, 3. My First And Only One, 4. Just Another Heartache, 5. In A Misty Light, 6. Always Somewhere, 7. Let It Shine, 8. Spanish Lullaby, 9. Do It Again, 10. Never Say Goodbye, 11. Feel So Alone
Soundfiles in advance:
NIVA – Just Another Heartache (Edit)
NIVA – Never Too Late (Edit)
NIVA – Perfect Life (Edit)
Label information: www.metalheaven.net