Surgeland Records Set To Release "Tune
In To MIND Radio: A Tribute To
October 30, 2012
Music legends Carmine Appice, Tony Franklin
+ more pay homage to Keeling's songwriting talent
Surgeland Records, a division of the Serge Entertainment Group LLC, is set to release the Kelly Keeling tribute CD "Tune in to Mind Radio". The CD contains five songs written by Keeling with renditions inspired by musicians who have known Keeling or have been touched by his talent. It also contains a new song written and performed by guitarist Dominic Gaudious inspired by Keeling.
""Tune In To MIND Radio" is a very eclectic CD with everything from power metal to alt rock to classic rock to new age and world music," explains Sandy Serge, Executive Producer. "I basically asked the involved musicians to do whatever they wanted with the songs they chose and they achieved some amazing results."
Surgeland Records is now accepting pre-orders at http://www.kellykeeling.net for the November 20th release. Free shipping is offered for USA orders received prior to November 20th and the first 75 orders will receive a free poster.
The first single released last October is a modernized version of the melodic rock song Perfect Day which formerly appeared on Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus projects and also on Keeling's solo CD "Giving Sight to the Eye". The song is performed by Carmine Appice & Friends, and introduces musician Anthony Z'sler who arranged, mixed and mastered the tune, played acoustic guitar, and performed lead/background vocals. Legendary drummer icon Carmine Appice, a co-writer of the song, plays drums and percussion along with Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, the Firm, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) on bass. Charlie Gilbert plays lead guitar. The track was written by Keeling, Appice, and Franklin.
Also on board for the project is Marty Paris who played a major part in the Paris Keeling project. Surgeland Records released the CD "End of Ride Revisited" by Paris Keeling in 2009 which featuring songs produced and co-written by Paris. He produced two tracks on "Tune In To MIND Radio" - Rising of the Snake and Free - and also plays guitars on Free.
Additional tracks include:
In and Out of Time - performed by Greg
Rising of the Snake - performed by Park
Sipes and Friends
Free - performed by Marty Paris and
Morning Song -
performed by Jeffrey Michael
Hombre Salvaje - inspired by Kelly Keeling
and written/performed by Dominic Gaudious
About songwriter Kelly Keeling
If ever there was a powerful rock vocalist that has gone through so many incarnations and evolutions, it is Kelly Keeling. From his days with Baton Rouge and on to the band Blue Murder. To writing, singing and performing with guitarists John Norum (Europe) and Michael Schenker. Then joining forces with Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus and vocalizing with some of the most renowned guitarists in the world like Yngwie Malmsteen and Vivian Campbell. The next incarnation included the Deep Purple-sounding band Heaven and Earth and singing for prog keyboardist Erik Norlander. Mascot Records released Keeling's first solo project in 2005 and he later became a vocalist for Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In 2008, Surgeland Records released "End of Ride Revisited" by Paris Keeling, a reissued project on which Keeling worked with guitarist/songwriter Marty Paris. Kelly Keeling is a Louisiana-born multi-instrumentalist and has been the principle songwriter in every band he has ever been in. He is always in demand as a songwriter, vocalist, producer and guitarist. More info is available at http://www.kellykeeling.net and http://www.facebook.com/kellykeelingmusic
CD downloads will be available at all digital retailers on or around November 20th.
To request CDs/downloads for airplay/reviews and/or interviews with Marty Paris, Park Sipes, Anthony Z'sler , Jeffrey Michael or Dominic Gaudious, please email SergeEnt@aol.com.
Surgeland Records Sets August 28th Release
Date for Paris Keeling CD
August 7, 2009
Atlanta, GA - Surgeland Records, a division of Serge Entertainment Group LLC, has announced an unconventional release date of August 28th for "End of Ride Revisited" by rock band Paris Keeling. The release date falls on a Friday rather than the standard Tuesday release date protocol the larger labels follow. The 16-song set features songs previously released on the 2006 Paris Keeling CD "End of Ride" along with bonus tracks and remixes, and contains the renowned vocal talents of Kelly Keeling (Baton Rouge, Michael Schenker Group, Blue Murder, Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, King Kobra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, O'2L) and the lauded guitar and production work of Marty Paris (The Marty Paris Band, Permanent Reverse) along with several celebrity musicians. The collaboration between Paris and Keeling began several years ago with the culmination of their songwriting styles blossoming into melodic rock/pop political and relationship-based songs.
"This album has come together very nicely," explains Sandy Serge, Surgeland Records' president. "We decided to be a bit unconventional and opted for an end of week release, It goes well with the album title. Both the music, which features some of the most heralded musicians on the music scene today, and the artwork, are phenomenal. Our graphics designer Gary Kelley at Creative Ninjas did a superb job at developing our concept. We hope Paris Keeling friends and fans will be very pleased."
All presales orders will be shipped and the CD will be available online on the 28th at http://www.pariskeeling.com and http://www.kellykeeling.net. It will also be available digitally shortly thereafter through iTunes and other digital download sites.
Numerous celebrity musicians were recruited for this CD including Carmine Appice, George Lynch, Don Dokken, Al Pitrelli, Shane Gaalaas, Erik Norlander, Nate Howell, and The Aevia Trio featuring Diane Cox, Maud Kelley, and Juli Roach, with the core band consisting of Rick van Benschoten, Matt Goeke, Gintas Janusonis, Marty Paris, and Kelly Keeling.
CD presales orders are available on the web site at http://www.pariskeeling.com for a discounted price up until the 28th.
Serge Entertainment Group Revives Label Division for Paris Keeling
Surgeland Records to release Paris
Keeling's "End of Ride Revisited" CD
June 9, 2009
Atlanta, GA - Serge Entertainment Group has revived its label division Surgeland Records to release the upcoming Paris Keeling CD "End of Ride Revisited". The CD will feature songs previously released on the 2006 Paris Keeling CD "End of Ride" along with bonus tracks and remixes. The CD contains the renowned vocal talents of Kelly Keeling (Baton Rouge, Michael Schenker Group, Blue Murder, Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, King Kobra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, O'2L) and guitarist Marty Paris (The Marty Paris Band, Permanent Reverse) along with several celebrity musicians. The collaboration between Paris and Keeling began several years ago with the culmination of their songwriting styles blossoming into melodic rock political and relationship-based songs.
"The CD release is slated for this summer," affirms Sandy Serge, Surgeland Records' president. "We felt this was the right time for the rebirth of our label. Even with the economic downturn, music is still selling well, particularly in digital format. The songs are timely and well-written, and Kelly and Marty complement each other well with their superb songwriting expertise."
Additional celebrity musicians who perform on the CD include Carmine Appice, George Lynch, Don Dokken, Al Pitrelli, Erik Norlander, Rick van Benschoten, Matt Goeke, Gintas Janusonis, Nate Howell, and The Aevia Trio featuring Diane Cox, Maud Kelley, and Juli Roach.
As a precursor to the upcoming release, Paris Keeling will perform for the first time together in several years on Thursday, June 25th at Alive at Five on Main Street in downtown Lincolnton, NC. The show begins at 6PM. Presales will be available at the show and are already available on the web site at http://www.pariskeeling.com for a discounted price.
Surgeland Records previously released several CDs including a rock collaboration between former Sleeze Beez (Atlantic Records) members Andrew Elt and Don van Spall titled The Moon; a "Best of" CD by legendary Milwaukee rock band Bad Boy (featuring former Cheap Trick member Xeno); and "Seeing in the Dark", the acoustic-driven CD by Iowa alt band NineDollarMelonBaller. All CDs are available on iTunes and at CD Baby.
For more information about Surgeland Records, please visit http://www.sergeentertainmentgroup.com and http://www.myspace.com/surgelandrecords.