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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!

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

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!

 

AOR Releases New Masterpiece “LA Connection”

Paul Sabu joins forces with AOR for the new release “LA Connection” to be released on July 18th. You can catch Paul’s vocals on the favoured track “The Pride Of Strangers”, plus 2 additional tracks on the Japanese release of the album.

Metal Temple reviewed the album and had this to say about it:

“Every song is a potential hit! “L.A Connection” is for Melodic Rock and AOR with spirit of the 80’s years. These catchy melodies still dig inside my mind after I listened to the whole album. Another time, another hit, and a fantastic line-up! Surely a necessary listen for every Hard Rock and AOR fan! Sincerely recommend!”

~Metal Temple | Full Review

New Review on the Re-Issue of In Dreams!

Jason Ritchie of the website get ready to ROCK! recently reviewed the re-issue of In Dreams. Here are a couple of quotes of what he has to say:

[In Dreams] is prime time AOR meets melodic rock, not as good as say his Only Child album or ‘Heartbreak’, but then Paul Sabu’s output never drops in quality. ‘Baby Blues’ starts the album in a subdued way, mid-paced AOR before ‘Arms Of A Hangman’ comes crashing in – prime time melodic hard rock and then some.

Sadly no bonus songs but still it is worth a place in any self-respecting melodic rock fans collection.

For the full review, click here.

Paul Sabu - In Dreams album

 

Powerplay Magazine’s AOR Underground Joins the Paul Sabu Legions

A fantastic review by Rob Evans in the upcoming Powerplay Magazine (Issue 143) on Bangkok Rules. Be sure to pick up/ download a copy!!

“For Paul Sabu it’s a case of playing with ‘Bangkok Rules’ as he releases his finest album since his eighties heyday. He’s come out rocked and loaded and delivered a selection of songs that will bring back memories of his classic albums flooding back. His voice maybe a little gruffer these days but that only adds a little character to some very interesting songs. The titular ‘Bangkok Rules‘, ‘Code Blue‘, ‘Live Or Die Tryin’‘ and the anthemic ‘Rock Don’t Run‘ couldn’t be any bigger even if Sabu came crashing through your front door whilst riding an elephant. This album has been one of the year’s biggest surprises so far and after the disappointment of past albums it should put him back where he belongs. Now, does anyone have any suggestions as to how I get rid of this elephant?”

Powerplay Magazine - June 2012

Classic Rock Magazine Give Thumbs Up For Paul Sabu Album

Rock Magazine’s latest issue has given the official thumbs up for Paul Sabu‘s Bangkok Rules which was released 4 weeks ago.

The glowing review was penned by legendary journalist Dave Ling, with such quotes as “Full of strong choruses and splattered with searing guitar runs and a stadium full of Sunset Strip” and “A hugely enjoyable album with powerful, emphatic flourish.”

Classic Rock Magazine Give Thumbs Up For Paul Sabu Album