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AOR L.A. Darkness & Jesse Damon Southern Highway

A couple more projects that Paul’s involved with, worth mentioning…

On March 22nd, Escape Music & Perris Records will launch Frédéric Slama’s latest AOR album “L.A. Darkness”.

AOR - L.A. Darnkess | Paul SabuFrédéric Slama’s AOR All-Star project is back with album #15, showcasing the darkier & more melodic sides of AOR with the help of top producers Tommy Denander & Paul Sabu. The new AOR album is called “L.A. Darkness” and features some legendary singers like Jeff Scott Soto, Kevin Chalfant, Steve Overland, Jesse Damon, Henry Small, Paul Sabu, Philip Bardowell, Rick Riso, Tommy Funderburk, Sarah & Mélissa & more.

“L.A Darkness” is for fans of the heavier side of AOR in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant & Toto. Maybe the most Melodic Rock album of all AOR cd’s.


Paul just finished producing Jesse Damon’s new album “Southern Highway”. Keep an eye out when the release date is announced!

Jesse Damon - Southern Highway | Paul SabuNow in 2016, Jesse Damon’s brand new album “Southern Highway” has redefined his sound with a southern blues side while still maintaining to be of the highest caliber continuing to deliver melodic music to the fans. Jesse has just completed and mastered his new album. Produced by Paul Sabu, and it’s described as a melodic driven, southern rockin’ hell of a good time!

Paul Sabu Highlights and Updates

A few highlights and updates from Paul Sabu:

Dennis Churchill Dries - 'I' cover webTattoo Rodeo and White Sister‘s own Dennis Churchill Dries released his first solo CD, “I” (Dennis Churchill Dries ‘I’ Released TODAY!) and totally rocked Europe as well as North America in both press and sales… Writing has already begun on his follow-up. Thank you Dennis for getting’ back in the saddle and allowing me to be part of it!

 

Teri TimsTeri Tims (Teri Tims – New album + Q&AOR Interview) – writing is finished! YEEHAA! I might mention she seems quite happy with the song choices for her upcoming release. I know she’s southern but talk about a slave driver… WOW! Judging by the songs picked, definitely worth the wait! Downbeat for recordings start in a couple weeks.

 

Elvira - Haunted HouseElvira. She is a funny talent combo sandwich… produced 3 of her albums and still laugh hysterically when I think back on them… jumped on the charts again this past Halloween with “Haunted House”, from her IMAX film “Haunted Hills”. You Go Girl!

 

AOR Return to L.A.Thank you Frederic Slama and partner Tommy Denander for letting me team up with you guys on your latest AOR Release, “Return To L.A.” (Fireworks Magazine Online 69 – Interview with Frédéric Slama’s AOR.) Frederic, you are a great writer and Tommy, a monster guitarist! Not to mention they included me on the super all-star 2016 release along side artists like Santana, one of my all time favorites, Gary Moore, and melodic rocker Jesse Damon.

 

 

 

You all are the coolest fans a guy could ever have. Last month was first time I ever broke the million mark with 1,200,056 streams in one month. A great feeling to know you’re out there…

Teamrock…You rule!

Teamrock - All-Time Best AOR Singers

Teri Tims – New album + Q&AOR Interview

Teri Tims - Classic Rock

Exciting news: Teri Tims is back in the studio!

Fresh off the release of her debut CD “Teri Tims” last year and ranking #1 in Cashbox for 8 weeks with “Drop ya Like a Habit“, she’s back in the studio! Teri Tims, who was voted in the Top 20 Best Female Rock Vocalist by Fireworks Magazine, is currently recording a new Southern flavored AOR CD for an early 2016 release.

This one is going to even ROCK HARDER! Just great songs, great singing, and great playing!

If you haven’t had the chance to listen to her self-title debut album, be sure to head over to CD Baby to download a copy of the album today.

In anticipation to that release, Teri sat down with Dave Ling of Classic Rock Magazine. In case you missed it, Teri discussed growing up with two country musician parents in Louisiana, singing in bars by the age of 11, the different bands she’s been in that led to meeting Paul Sabu, and what’s been like being married to and working with him for 20+ years. If you haven’t really discovered Teri Tims yet, this revealing interview will help get you caught up.

To read the full interview with Dave Ling, click on Q&AOR – Teri Tims.

To connect with Teri Tims, visit her Facebook page.

More Great Reviews on Dennis Churchill Dries ‘I’

The reviews on the Dennis Churchill Dries album ‘I’ continue to flood in.

Couple that with a solid vocal from the man himself, polished production and more that leans on his many years in the industry and this could easily be AOR album of the year.

– Justin Hulford, The RocktologistDennis Churchill Dries – I

‘I’ is the stuff of dreams – I mean Dennis Churchill Dries, the singer of White Sister/Tattoo Rodeo, teaming up with none other than Paul Sabu (as if he needs any introduction)? C’mon….. ‘I’ is everything you could ever wish for from an AOR album and so much more!

Thinking back to my own experience with finding new music via the wireless, I couldn’t help but feel a kinship with the author/singer. The production of Sabu is first class, as everything he touches, literally turns to greatness!

– Dave Prince, Uber RockDennis Churchill Dries – ‘I’ (AOR Heaven)

…[any one] who digs fantastic (mostly subdued) rock songs with a lot of emotion and truly phenomenal vocals, can’t get around this ‘I’ release. Especially title track ‘I’, ‘Home’, ‘Pieces’ and ‘So Good To See You’ are breathtakingly beautiful and therefore it’s great to see that Dennis Churchill Dries has returned to the scene. What an awesome singer….goosebumps!

– Sjak Roks, Lords of MetalDennis Churchill Dries – I

Dennis Churchill Dries - 'I' cover web

Dennis Churchill Dries ‘I’ Released TODAY!

After much anticipation, ‘I’ – the debut album of former lead vocalist/bassist of AOR’s White Sister & Tattoo Rodeo, Dennis Churchill Dries is finally available for purchase and download!

‘I’ is the stuff of dreams – I mean Dennis Churchill Dries, the singer of White Sister/Tattoo Rodeo, teaming up with none other than Paul Sabu (as if he needs any introduction)? C’mon….. ‘I’ is everything you could ever wish for from an AOR album and so much more!

– Dave Prince, Uber RockDennis Churchill Dries – ‘I’ (AOR Heaven)

You have the option to order a physical copy directly through Dennis Churchill Dries.com and save a little on shipping; or you may download or order it through CD Baby. For EU fans, download or order a physical copy from AOR Heaven. Be sure to check it out!

You can also pick up a copy of the latest copy of AOR Heaven featuring none other than Dennis Churchill Dries!

Dennis Churchill Dries 'I' released on AOR Heaven

Fireworks Magazine Online 69 – Interview with Frédéric Slama’s AOR

Last month, Alexandra Mrozowska of Fireworks Magazine caught up with French musician, songwriter and producer Frédéric Slama, who had recently released his 14th(!!) AOR album “Return To L.A.“.

Fireworks Magazine Online 69 - AOR Frederic Slama - Return to L.A.

After a little back and forth of how he [Slama] maintains such frequent high quality of albums, and how the album came to be, the conversation turned to the other contributors of the album and Paul Sabu‘s name came up.

Favorite line:

Paul knows exactly what I want (apart from women, money and drugs) so he knows perfectly well what to do to please me in term of arrangements, ideas or sounds. We discussed a lot the direction I wanted to give to ‘Return To L.A’ and after giving him one million dollars he thought all my ideas were pure genius ha! ha! Paul “The Legend” Sabu has worked with everybody from Shania Twain to David Bowie so he can adapt easily, that’s what makes him a top musician & producer.

– Alexandra Mrozowska, Fireworks Magazine Online 69 – Interview with Frédéric Slama’s AOR

Thanks Frédéric Slama for the shout out!

It’s certainly a good article by Fireworks Magazine Online on Slama and Return To L.A. to read. Be sure to check out the rest of it by clicking on Interview with Frédéric Slama’s AOR.

Also, feel free to listen to a sampler of AOR’s “Return To L.A.” with Frédéric Slama, Tommy Denander, and Paul Sabu.

 

Dennis Churchill Dries ‘I’ Being Released!

Dennis Churchill Dries, formerly lead vocalist/bassist of AOR’s White Sister & Tattoo Rodeo, is releasing his first solo project ‘I’ in the coming weeks. Paul Sabu contributed and produced the album, and it’s been receiving some awesome reviews already:

Dries cuts the listener with a fine slab of vintage rock and roll with tracks such as ‘Unbroken’ with some amazing guitar riffs from old partner in crime and producer Paul Sabu that make you just want to go and air guitar the F**k out of your street!

This guy has history and boy does it show; Every track has the feel of a rock n roll hall of fame and I’d be unwise to try and cloud your perceptions of some of the wonderful influences one can hear with the passing nods to the great and the good of rock.

Site Rating: *****

Alan Walsh, Rock n Reel Reviews –Dennis Churchill Drive ‘I’

This is a proper AOR/melodic rock album, written and sung from the heart, not a contrived project and lets hope DCD returns to live action and continues to record. If you liked his previous bands and like melodic rock, simple buy this album.

Site Rating: ****1/2

Jason Ritchie, get ready to ROCK! – “Album review: DENNIS CHURCHILL DRIES – I

Dennis Churchill Dries - 'I' cover web

Dennis Churchill Dries ‘I’ is now available on CD Baby & AOR Heaven!

The album was also mentioned on David Gallienne‘s popular radio show The Friday Rock Show. You can hear the opening track “Heard It On The Radio” at about the 48 minute mark.

Go check out ‘I’ by Dennis Churchill Dries!

 

Quiet Riot Documentary To Hit Showtime

Quiet Riot Documentary

Franki Benali has continued the legacy of original Quiet Riot frontman, Kevin Dubrow. The documentary, titled “QUIET RIOT: WELL NOW YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO WAY BACK“, runs 104 minutes and features the song “Rock In Peace“, written and produced by Franki Benali and Paul Sabu.

Showcase will be airing the premiere of the Quiet Riot documentary on Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT. They will also be making the documentary available On Demand between 01/30/2015 – 02/05/2015.

For more information and how you can watch the Quiet Riot documentary, visit the Showcase website.