Bruce Gaitsch

Sat
27
Oct

KINGS OF HEARTS Kickstarter Campaign Fulfils Goal in Under 24hrs

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Much loved Westcoast AOR all-star band KING OF HEARTS are back and will record theire brand new studio album in February 2019 thanks to the pledges on a just launched Kickstarter campaign.
 
 
 
King Of Hearts Rides Again
 
Dear Kickstarter Friends - It’s Tommy Funderburk and Bruce Gaitsch here, founders of the band King of Hearts. We’re coming to you to say "Thank You!” for your amazing support over the years and to tell you WE HEARD YOU! You kept asking us for new music and so, today we’re announcing, King Of Hearts will ride again! Bruce and I have written 17 new songs, recruited a who’s who of our music friends, booked one of the best studios on the planet and we’re recording our new album in January 2019 at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville!
 
We’re going to have a blast, and we want you to be a part from the very beginning. And yes, we did assemble some serious swag for everyone who helps us make it happen!
 
First: THE BAND (these guys are dangerous):
 
CJ Vanston: Keyboards, Arranging, Writing – produced Toto’s critically acclaimed, Toto XIV CJ is reuniting with the band (he played on our first album) and then went on to write record and produce for Prince, 'NSync, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Spinal Tap and many more.
 
Keith Carlock: Drums – Currently on tour with Steely Dan, Keith was our first call. Keith’s drumming can be heard on records by Toto, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, John Mayer, Sting and many more.
 
John Patitucci – Bass.  John’s Back! John’s played brilliantly with us on the Joy Will Come album. His credits include Grammy Award Nominee, Most Valuable Player, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences: Best Jazz Bassist, Guitar Player magazine Readers' Poll, Best Bassist, Bass Player magazine Readers' Poll and on and on.
 
And for all you fans of West Coast Music: If you look through the credits of our earlier work, you will see and hear some of the best players and singers on the planet…and we’re inviting all our friends to join us on this record as our very “special guests” - details to be announced at a later date.
 
Anyone up for hearing Bill Champlin, Timothy B. Schmit and Tommy Funderburk together again?  Everyone involved with this project is “over the moon” and we hope that you will join us in what will be an amazing musical event.
 
 
Wed
21
Mar

GIG Brings Three AOR Greats To The Studio

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Monday, April 30, 2018
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GIG is the brainchild of a trio of legendary music-makers Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch (hence GIG from their last names).
 
Singer-songwriter Randy Goodrum has written or co-written countless hits, including “You Needed Me” for Anne Murray, “Who's Holding Donna Now” for El DeBarge, “Oh Sherrie” for Steve Perry and “I'll Be Over You” for Toto, to name just a few. Goodrum is also half of the renowned quality pop duo JaR, along with ace producer, songwriter and guitar player Jay Graydon.
Bruce Gaitsch is an extraordinary songwriter, guitarist and top session player who has performed and/or recorded with dozen of major acts, including Chicago, Celine Dion, Elton John, Amy Grant and Peter Cetera. Gaitsch has also co-penned big hits like “La Isla Bonita” for Madonna and “Don't Mean Nothing” with his old friend Richard Marx.
 
Dave Innis is one of the founding members of the successful country-pop group Restless Heart. He is also a successful songwriter and keyboard player, having penned and co-written hits for a number of world-class artists, including The Pointer Sisters, Peter Cetera, Lee Greenwood and Kenny Rogers, among others. 
  
GIG is a special project that started out in 2013 and continued to 2015. An all-star cast rounded out the album production, including fabulous drummers like Keith Carlock of Toto and Steely Dan fame, Dan Needham who backed up stars like Michael McDonald and Marc Broussard, Billy Ward who was a drummer for Bill Champlin and Marc Jordan, plus Suzanne Vega's player, Doug Yowell. The bass parts were handled by George Hawkins Jr., Kenny Loggins' legendary bassist, and Nashville's top session guy Tim Denbo. The very talented singer Janey Clewer, who’s also Gaitsch's wife, sang the gorgeous harmonies with Goodrum, who delivers some killer lead vocals throughout the project.
 
A special treat on Brave New World is the song "All I'll Ever Needed", which closes the album. The song was written by composer and keyboardist Michael Haddad, who demoed it with lead vocals by the late Warren Wiebe. Warren's precious vocals were kindly granted by Haddad to Contante & Sonante that asked GIG to record a whole new backing track for the song. The result is a new recording of "All I'll Ever Need" that perfectly fits the soft-rock atmosphere of Brave New World.
 
GIG's Brave New World is destined to be a must-listen for the lovers of West Coast pop and soft-rock. The material included is a true master class, both in arrangement and execution.
Released in a limited edition of only 1000 copies.
 
Track listing:
1. Private O’Toole 
2. Hernando’s Paradise 
3. The Box 
4. Peddler, Pete 
5. Waiting 
6. Ramblin’ Dan 
7. Little Flame 
8. All There Is 
9. Isle Of Pigs 
10. Brave New World 
11. All I'll Ever Need -- feat Warren Wiebe
 
 

   
 
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