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Mon
02
Dec

KING OF HEARTS - King Of Hearts (Showcase)

Friday, November 22, 2019
King Of Hearts
Produced By: 
CJ Vanston
Release Date: 
2019
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
Categories: 
 
Check out the album's soundbytes now ------>
 
MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history. On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver. The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
Today we launch the pre-orders for the album and also another full length preview track.
 
PRE-ORDER KING OF HEARTS - KING OF HEARTS (OUT NOV. 22) $15.00 + $5 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
 
 
 
 
 
 
KING OF HEARTS is:
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Thu
14
Nov

KING OF HEARTS New Album Preorder Now Open

Friday, November 22, 2019
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history. On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver. The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
Today we launch the pre-orders for the album and also another full length preview track.
 
PRE-ORDER KING OF HEARTS - KING OF HEARTS (OUT NOV. 22) $15.00 + $5 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
 
 
 
 
 
 
KING OF HEARTS is:
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Fri
11
Oct

KING OF HEARTS Sign MelodicRock Records For New Album Nov 22

Friday, November 22, 2019
Categories: 
 
MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history.
 
On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
 
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver.
 
The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
 
For this album, KING OF HEARTS is:
 
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
According to producer/engineer/keyboardist, CJ VANSTON, King Of Hearts might be the most famous band you’ve never heard. But, while you might not know them by name, you’ve heard them on thousands of hit recordings for some of the world’s most successful artists.
 
In addition to recording with Toto, John Mayer, James Taylor, Diana Ross, Larry Carlton and many more, drummer, KEITH CARLOCK, has for the past 15 years been the driving force in the studio and on the road for Steely Dan. Sting calls Keith ”one of the greatest drummers in the world.”
 
Multi Grammy winner, bassist, JOHN PATITUCCI, has played on countless albums and toured with artists such as B. B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Sting. In 1986, John was voted by his peers as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences MVP on Acoustic Bass and most recently won his third Grammy as member of the legendary Wayne Shorter Quartet.
 
Composer, producer, arranger, keyboardist, CJ VANSTON has worked with artists such as Prince, Toto, Def Leppard, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, Bob Seger and countless others. In addition to scoring the Christopher Guest’s films Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, Almost Heroes and For Your Consideration, CJ has performed as musical director and keyboardist for Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Tears For Fears and the legendary Spinal Tap along with recently produced Toto’s highly acclaimed album, Toto XIV.
 
Founding member and lead guitarist, BRUCE GAITSCH has written with and for numerous platinum artists including Chicago, the number one songs “La Isla Bonita” (Madonna) and “It Don’t Mean Nothin” and “Right Here Waiting For You” (Richard Marx) and recorded with artists such as Roger Waters, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Chicago, Richard Marx, Celine Dion and many more.
 
TOMMY FUNDERBURK established his recording career as lead vocalist in the critically acclaimed group, Airplay with David Foster that featured the original recording of the classic number one song, “After The Love Is Gone.” Tommy’s vocals are featured on hundreds of recordings with artists as diverse as Boston, Jimmy Page, Celine Dion, Whitesnake, Rod Stewart, David Foster, Toto, Bon Jovi, Heart, Spinal Tap, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Yes, Bad Company, REO Speed Wagon, Motley Crue, Spinal Tap and many others.
 
Some of today’s most respected studio musicians and legendary artists have adding their talents to the album including Timothy B Schmit (Eagles), Peter Cetera (Chicago), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Chris Rodriguez (Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill), and Janey Clewer (Sarah Brightman, Julio Iglesias, George Benson).
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Fri
30
Aug

KING OF HEARTS - Don't Wait (New 2019 Single)

King of Hearts first release off of their new Album. 
Don't Wait.  Listen to this haunting melody. Modern Classic Rock.
 
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The band:
Tommy Funderburk (Vocals/Songwriter)
Bruce Gaitsch (Guitar/Songwriter)
CJ Vanston (Keyboards/Production)
Keith Carlock (Drums)
John Patitucci (Base)
 
Sat
27
Oct

KINGS OF HEARTS Kickstarter Campaign Fulfils Goal in Under 24hrs

Categories: 
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.
 
 
Mon
23
Mar

New AOR Album 'Return To LA' Out Now

Artist: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Categories: 
 
3 Tracks sampler from the new 2015 AOR album "Return To L.A" featuring some legendary singers like Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Tommy Funderburk (King Of Hearts, Airplay, Whitesnake, Starship), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove, John Waite, Bon Jovi), Rick Riso, Bob Harris (Axe, Steve Vai), Erika (Yngwie Malmsteen), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets) & many more...

"Return To L.A" is for fans of the heavier side of AOR in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto. An Aor dream for Melodic Rock lovers.

Words & Music by Frédéric Slama © 2015 All Rights Reserved. http://www.slama101.fr

Buy the MP3 or the cd directly from the artist @ http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AOR1
 
 
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