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Paul Hume

Tue
24
Jan

DIRTY WHITE BOYZ Born Out Of Tony Mitchell Project

Friday, March 24, 2017
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Escape Music is proud to present to you Dirty White Boyz from England, to be released March 24.
 
The Band is:
Tony Mitchell -  Lead and backing vocals / Guitars / Keyboard
Paul Hume - Guitars / backing vocals
Nigel Bailey - Bass / backing vocals
Neil Ogden - Drums / backing vocals
Jamie Crees - Rhythm Guitars
 
Produced by: Tony Mitchell and Paul Hume
Mixed and mastered by: Paul Hume at Summer Bank Studio, UK
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd
 
Track list: 1- All She Wrote  4:52 / 2- Dynamite 5:17 / 3- Hangin On A Heartache 4:53 / 4- Ride With Angels  5:41 / 5- Playing Dirty 5:08 / 6- Rise 4:52 / 7- Waiting For This Feelin 4:24 / 8- Sanctuary 6:28 / 9- Hell To Pay 5:01 / 10- All In The Name Of Rock N Roll 4:54 / 11- After The Rain 5:41  / 12- Bring It On 5:29
 
In early 2016, Ex Kiss of the Gypsy & Kingdom of Deadmen frontman/guitarist, Tony Mitchell started writing & recording what was to be his 5th solo studio album.
 
He set out to return to his melodic/AOR rock style that was associated with him in his previous bands leading up to the raw classic rock style of Kiss of the Gypsy & the heavy rocking Kingdom of Deadmen.
 
It became evident to Mitchell that the songs had a real magic about them & rather than finish the album & release it on his own XGypsy music label which he had done with previous albums, he thought he would test the water by sending a handful of tracks out to a few melodic rock record companies.
 
All were blown away & wanted to release it there & then but what swayed Mitchell's decision was when he received a call from Khalil Turk from Escape Music.
 
After a conversation about the recording of the songs, Khalil suggested that he introduced Mitchell to a few musicians that he has worked with, to make the songs sound even better as Mitchell played all instruments & vocals on the demos.
 
The musicians included Paul Hume (lead guitar) & Neil Ogden (drums) from classic rock bands,Demon & Lawless,
Nigel Bailey (bass) from melodic rock bands, Bailey, Lifeline & 3 Lions also, Jamie Crees (guitar) from Lawless.
 
All brought their individual style to the table & was evident that something very special was happening ... Dirty White Boyz was born.
They have all come together to form an allegiance of AOR/Classic/Melodic Rock & each lending their style & craft to the dynamic songs for this debut album.
 
DWB have tried to use all the ingredients from their rich history, Mitchell's raw, rock vocals & punchy thick riff guitars, Ogden's thunderous, rock solid drumming, Hume's flawless, majestic lead guitar licks & solos, Crees's power riffs & twin lead & Bailey's thumping, ground shaking bass lines, all of which are singers that can harmonise effortlessly.
 
Now with the debut album, Down & Dirty finished, it's all systems go. The album not only hits you like a freight train, it also leaves you breathless in it's a combination of melodic gems, Anthemic rockers & a few heart wrenching power ballads for good measure.
Songs that will shake the very roof off any venue, songs that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride & songs that will stand the test of time
 
Dirty White Boyz are here !!! Jump aboard this Rock train, get down & dirty & let's enjoy the ride !!!
 
 
 
Thu
24
Dec

LIFELINE - Scream (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
70%
Produced By: 
Paul Hume
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock
Label: 
Escape
Artist: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
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Interesting album this. Another duel-vocalist project from Escape, much like Ozone. This debut project puts vocalists Nigel Bailey (Three Lions, Bailey) together with fellow Brit vocalist Lee Small (Shy, Phenomena).
The band is rounded out by guitarist/producer Paul Hume (Demon, Lawless), drummer Steve Clarkson and keyboards from Andy Bailey (Three Lions, Bailey).
 
I’m not sure it works to be honest. There’s nothing wrong with the performances, both vocalists are great on their own and mix together here pretty well. The production is solid too.
But I’ve struggled with this from day one. I think the songs just aren’t strong enough. The classic rock vibe is also fairly common and done better on both Nigel Bailey’s other two bands.
 
The album struggles in that it’s not really hard rock, not really melodic rock, not really classic rock and not really AOR. It’s just an undefined mixture of all.
That’s not to say there aren’t some sweet spots. The groovy opener Fear No More rocks; the mid-album melodic gem Feels Like Love is probably the best of all and No His Angel’s Gone is a solid moody ballad.

Not too bad, but not enough spark for me personally. The names involved don’t match the quality of the songwriting or overall output. But fans of Bailey and Small in particular will feel a lot more positive about this.
Score: 
70
 
Wed
19
Aug

LIFELINE Debut 'Scream' Out October 23

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Friday, October 23, 2015
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Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce the release date for LIFELINE and the debut album Scream, out October 23.
 
LIFELINE is:
Nigel Bailey - Vocals, Bass
Lee Small - Vocals
Paul Hume - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Steve Clarkson - Drums, Backing Vocals
Andy Bailey - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
 
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by: Paul Hume at Summerbank Studio UK
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
 
Track Listing: 1- Fear no more  03:47 / 2- Far from home 04:54 / 3- Jezebel  0:350 / 4- Nightmare Dream  05:15 / 5- Feels like love  04:35 / 6- Scream  04:22 / 7- Danger  in the sky  04:05 / 8-Destination freedom 03:34 / 9- A Fortunate Man  03:29 / 10- Now His Angels Gone 03:42 /  11- Mary Jane  03:55 / 12- Dark Skies 04:34      
 
SCREAM is the stunning debut album from British hard rock band LIFELINE
A true duet album with a classic British rock sounding that also combines songs that verge on melodic rock and hard rock  along with tunes firmly seated within the AOR genre.
 
SCREAM features 12 tracks packed with monstrous riffs and soaring melodies that seamlessly combine the vocal styles of Nigel and Lee without ever losing their individuality. The quality of the material combined with the first class musicianship makes this a debut album every self-respecting fan should check this out! After an introduction by Khalil Turk (Escape Music), Nigel Bailey (Three Lions, Bailey) and Lee Small (Shy, Phenomena) were determined to make an album together and share vocal duties. Paul Hume (Demon, Lawless) was approached as producer and as guitarist for the band. The guys needed a rock solid drummer and called upon Steve Clarkson, who Nigel had worked with for many years, as the man behind the drum kit. Last but not least, Andy Bailey (Three Lions, Bailey) was recruited to add keyboards.

Nigel set about writing songs for the album in late 2014 and the writing process was completed in early 2015. 'I write the type of songs that I like to listen to, be that on the heavier side or a ballad, I never set out with a particular agenda, I just picked up my guitar and waited to see what came out, although the intention was to write material that would complement both Lee's and my own vocal style.' says Nigel.
 
The guys gathered at Summerbank Studios in Stoke-On-Trent to commence recording and immediately realised that they were creating something special. From the groove laden, infectious rhythms of the leadoff single 'Jezebel' to the softer AOR feel of 'Feels like Love' and on to the raw driving power of title track 'Scream', this album is a must for all melodic hard rock fans!!
 
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