Robert Berry

Thu
24
May

ROBERT BERRY Relaunches The 3 Project as 3.2

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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Singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Robert Berry’s new album, “The Rules Have Changed,” will be released under the name 3.2 on Frontiers Music Srl on August 10, 2018.

The full-length album will feature musical contributions by the late KEITH EMERSON, whom Berry was a bandmate with in the band 3.

This is the last musical project in which Emerson was involved prior to his untimely passing in 2016.

A preview of the album, the track, “Somebody’s Watching” has been released. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders.

 
The working relationship between Emerson and Berry began in 1987 when former Yes manager Brian Lane and Carl Palmer arranged a meeting between the two prolific musicians. The plan was to form a more melodic, song oriented band, compared to the complex symphonic rock compositions for which Emerson, Lake & Palmer was known, which would allow Emerson, Berry and Palmer to follow in the footsteps of the success that Asia and GTR were enjoying during that period.
 
The result of that collaboration between Emerson, Berry and Palmer was the band 3 and the album “... To The Power of Three,” was released worldwide by Geffen Records in 1988. The first single, “Talkin' 'Bout” reached #9 on the Billboard charts and the band successfully toured the U.S. to support the album.
 
With the success of the first release, Geffen urged the band to go back into the studio to begin work on a second album, but Emerson felt uncomfortable with Geffen’s momentum stifling, inconsistent strategy that ultimately cut the first album's success short, consequently prompting the band to call it quits. At the time of the band’s dissolution, several songs were already written for the band’s second release with some of the songs later being released on Robert Berry’s solo album, “Pilgrimage To A Point”.
 
In October 2015, conversations about a new 3 album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Emerson about releasing the band’s long delayed follow-up album. Berry relayed those conversations to Emerson and in turn sparked revived enthusiasm from him for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas ultimately paved the groundwork for “The Rules Have Changed.”
 
After Emerson’s death in 2016, Berry was left with Emerson’s final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone and long discussions between the two friends about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be brought to life.
 
After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with 3 some 30 years ago.
 
“Keith and I developed together a vision of what the new album would be like, explains Berry. “There were many times over the past 30 years since 3 had come out that Keith either played on a session for me or we just talked on the phone. The new album consists of some past 3 writing from 1988, some newly written last efforts from Keith, and some songs written exclusively by me after Keith’s death. “
 
The final result is “The Rules Have Changed,” a reboot of the original 3 project, centered on Robert Berry’s amazing musical talents.
 
This is a record that deserves to be heard by every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes many exquisite musical adventures, which every progressive music fan will be delighted to experience and enjoy.
 
“Every second I worked on writing, recording, and performing those songs I had one thing on my mind,” says Berry. “The phrase... ‘What would Keith do’...drove me, it guided me, it consumed my creativity. It was so important to me to fulfill our vision for this album. I believe Keith worked through me. I especially felt him with me when I did the solos. The songs we had worked on together but the solos were to be improvised while recording. You will hear his flare coming through on the solos. The solos are played by me, but, at the same time, also by him. I would never say I was even close to being the player Keith was. But I believe you can hear his spirit in the sound and in my playing. I am so proud of this album. I can’t help but think somehow he is proud of the results too.”
 
TRACKLISTING:
1. One by One
2. Powerful Man
3. The Rules Have Changed
4. Our Bond
5. What You’re Dreaming Now
6. Somebody’s Watching
7. This Letter
8. Your Mark on The World
 
PRODUCED BY: Robert Berry
SONGWRITERS: Keith Emerson, Robert Berry
ARRANGEMENTS: Keith Emerson, Robert Berry
RECORDED and MIXED BY: Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA 
MASTERED BY: George Horn Mastering, Berkeley, CA
INSTRUMENTATION: Robert Berry
 

 
Tue
02
May

Introducing ALL41; Featuring Terry Brock, Gary Pihl, Robert Berry & Matt Starr

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Friday, July 7, 2017
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BREAKING NEWS: FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL PRESENTS ALL 41
DEBUT ALBUM "WORLD'S BEST HOPE" OUT JULY 7, 2017
FEATURING TERRY BROCK, ROBERT BERRY, GARY PIHL, MATT STARR
 
ALL 41 is not just another project born of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino’s imaginative A&R mind, but is a project very close to the hearts of each musician involved. With none other than the amazing Terry Brock on lead vocals (Giant, Strangeways), Robert Berry (Three, Alliance) on bass and lead vocals, Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar, Alliance) on guitar, and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr Big) on drums, All 41 is a project born of passion and fire. Their debut album, "World's Best Hope" will be released July 7, 2017.
 
You can see a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album:
 

Guitarist Gary Pihl says, "[i]t started with some great sounding songs in a rough “demo” form, but every time I got a new version with each musician’s real performance on it, I got stoked! We’re all bringing our “A Game” to the band. I can’t wait to do some gigs with these guys! Robert and I go way back, and Terry and Matt are like the best players ever!"

Bassist and co-vocalist Robert Berry adds: "So many times musicians get together and struggle to find common ground in style and substance. When Serafino, president of Frontiers, called me with the line up for All 41 I had no idea that he had put together perfectly matching musical pieces. From playing bass to Matt's solid drums, trading vocals with Terry's soaring voice, to the warmth and feel of Gary's own style of powerful, yet melodic guitar playing, this band came together like missing puzzle pieces. I can't wait to get it on to the concert stage."

"What a great bunch of musicians to work with and such talented, classy guys. I am proud to be associated with this project and i am so proud of my great friend and collaborator Alessandro Del Vecchio for his incredible work!!!! Thank you Serafino, Mario, and Frontiers for ANOTHER amazing opportunity....GRAZIE MILLE AMICI," says vocalist Terry Brock, with drummer Matt Starr adding, "I had a lot of fun making this record. There are some amazing songs and everybody really played great!"

Musically, these guys gel incredibly well and have come up with a superb debut album which mixes Mr Big’s most melodic moments together with the more keyboard-laden years of Van Halen along with obvious nods to Strangeways and Alliance. The duel lead vocals are an amazing plus for this absolutely beautiful record, not to mention the excellent production which highlights the unforgettable melodies. An AOR highlight of the year!

Tracklisting:
1. After The Rain
2. Cyanide
3. Down Life's Page
4. Mother Don't Cry
5. Show Me The Way
6. Walk Alone
7. Don't Surrender (To Love)
8. Hero In Your Life
9. Never Back Down Again
10. Who Knows
11. The World's Best Hope

 
 
Fri
06
Nov

Classic Rock Stars DECEMBER PEOPLE Band Together to Feed the Hungry

Release Year: 
2015
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DECEMBER PEOPLE Tour 2015 - Thanksgiving to Christmas
New CD - December People - A Classic Rock Christmas
 
While many rock stars spend their down time from touring luxuriating on beautiful
beaches in warm climates, notables from a few multi-platinum selling records and world
tours are spending their holidays on the road to advocate for local food pantries and
fundraising during the months of November and December. Their mission is to raise
awareness for local hunger in heartland and urban cities across the United States and the
critical needs and challenges local food banks face to carry on the good work in their
communities.
 
This is the purpose and the reason that December People was formed a few years ago by
rocker, Grammy nominee and studio owner/producer Robert Berry. He enlisted some of
his likeminded, kindhearted fellow rockers and formed a band! They are the
DECEMBER PEOPLE!
 
Quite simply, they take the music of Christmas and perform the songs in the high-energy
style of rock n' roll bands that everyone knows? That's the December People!
Imagine this mashup: "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" + Billy Idol's "White
Wedding." That's the December People!
 
The members include classic rockers Gary Pihl, the superb guitarist for BOSTON.
Sammy Hagar's extraordinary drummer David Lauser, The Tubes' amazing keyboardist
David Medd, soloist Jack Foster and founder Robert Berry, lead singer and bassist who
performs and records with Hagar and Keith Emerson & Carl Palmer. DECEMBER
PEOPE are embarking on a concert tour November 21- December 25 that takes them to
Michigan, Kansas and California for ten shows taking place in November and December
in 2015.
 
The live shows incorporate choirs, drum lines other local flavor to create a most family
friendly holiday event called "A Classic Rock Christmas."
Over the years, December People concerts have raised tons of food, raised awareness for
hunger and united volunteers with generous locals with worthy local organizers.
The December People's "Classic Rock Christmas" tour collected a ton of food for a local food pantry.
Pictured here with Food Bank volunteers after last years concert at the Topeka Performing Arts Center the
band is returning for a show on November 21, 2015.
 
Videos, Music, Photos - DECEMBER PEOPLE
Vides: "White Christmas" https://youtu.be/jiePz3iqtWg
Tour Dates and links to ticketing: www.DecemberPeople.coma
 
 
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