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TOKYO MOTOR FIST - Tokyo Motor Fist (Review)

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Steve Brown
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Melodic Rock
Friday, February 24, 2017
You’d have to be almost dead not to get caught up in the infectious fun that is Tokyo Motor Fist. The name might conjure up thoughts of an ancient form of Japanese bondage, but at least they didn’t name themselves Trixter Danger.
Yes, the most talented Steve Brown (Trixter, Guitar) and the always flamboyant Ted Poley (Danger Danger, vocals) team with the rhythm section of Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper) and Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Lynn Turner) for what amounts to a meeting of the New Jersey chapter of the Melodic Rock Mafia, to create an infectious slice of classic 80s melodic rock that you just have to rock along with.
While the album may not have the polish of a major 80s budget, it does pass the crankability test and shines when at maximum volume.
Following his great recent solo album, Ted Poley again delivers a powerhouse vocal while Steve Brown provides the backbone of the sound, his soulful guitar playing filling the air between hooks and choruses. The album is also a tribute to his songwriting prowess.
For the most part this delivers exactly what you’d expect – a mix of modern day Trixter’s smart melodic rock and Danger Danger’s hands in the air party anthems.
Look no further than the opening salvo of Pickin' Up The Pieces, Love Me Insane, Gimme Your Good Lovin Shameless and Black And Blue to deliver plus the moody feel good ballads Love, Get You Off My Mind and Don’t Let Me Go work to balance the record and provide breathing space between the rockers.
You're My Revolution brings out the double kick drums for a rousing tempo boost, but its Put Me To Shame and Done To Me where Steve Brown’s connection to Def Leppard seems to get dialled up. For a minute I thought I was listening to Sweden’s Leppard loving Grand Design.

How could fans of the two principle artists not be happy with this? It delivers exactly what you might have been hoping for, perhaps exceeding expectations with the strong hooks and great performances.
No complaints here and given the positive fan reaction so far, one would have to think that this will develop further just as the ‘other’ D2 side project The Definants has.

TOKYO MOTOR FIST Announce Their Debut Album

Friday, February 24, 2017

You don’t need to be a die-hard '80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of TRIXTER is going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! The two musicians from New Jersey have recently created TOKYO MOTOR FIST and the new band is ready to unleash on the world their self-titled debut album on February 24, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Indeed, Tokyo Motor Fist is exactly what you would expect: catchy and uplifting hard rock, the way is should be! You want big – we mean, BIG - hooks? You got ‘em. What about major guitar riffs? Of course there’s plenty of those. Killer rhythm section? Well, with Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper) and Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Lynn Turner) you simply can’t go wrong!
Ted and Steve have been friends for a long time. They were playing the same club circuit with their respective bands, Danger Danger and Trixter, when both bands were starting their careers. Over the years, they've had a great personal relationship and the idea of doing a record together has been in the cards for many years. Now, thanks to Frontiers this concept has become a reality.
To say that I’m excited for the world to hear TOKYO MOTOR FIST would be an understatement,” says Steve Brown. “Working on this project with my Rock and Roll Brothers Ted Poley, Greg Smith & Chuck Burgi was a total blast….We had fun and it shows in the performances and in the music! As a songwriter I couldn’t be happier with the way the songs came together. Fans of TRIXTER, DANGER DANGER, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Cheap Trick will get the best of all those worlds.”
Ted Poley adds: “Working with guys of this caliber was amazing. I was excited to collaborate with my long time friend Steve Brown, who is not only a really great songwriter and guitarist but also an insanely cool producer! The band sounds great and very high energy. The vocals of Steve and I along with his SHREDDING guitar, combined with the World Class rhythm Powerhouse section of Greg Smith and Chuck Burgi is amazing, what a cool band - the sound is HUGE. But it’s the songs that drew me into making this album in the beginning and the record is full of catchy songs with massive choruses and great melodies and sounds BIG BIG BIG! I am beyond THRILLED with the final result and I hope you will be too.”
Beefy and energetic, “Tokyo Motor Fist” is sure to please not only Ted Poley, Danger Danger, and Trixter's fans, but all fans of melodic hard rock. Don't miss this superb release!
TOKYO MOTOR FIST tracklisting:
1. Pickin' Up The Pieces
2. Love Me Insane
3. Shameless
4. Love
5. Black And Blue
6. You're My Revolution
7. Don't Let Me Go
8. Put Me To Shame
9. Done To Me
10. Get You Off My Mind
11. Fallin' Apart
Ted Poley – Vocals
Steve Brown – Guitars, Vocals
Greg Smith – Bass guitar
Chuck Burgi – drums

POLEY/RIVERA Acclaimed Debut 'Only Human' Limited Reissue

Friday, September 9, 2016
Only Human
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September 9
Melodic Rock
The incomprable pairing of TED POLEY (Danger Danger) and VIC RIVERA (Adriangale) have joined forces with MelodicRock Records to bring back from the dead their classic melodic rock debut album POLEY/RIVERA “Only Human”.
TO ORDER ANY REMAINING NUMBERS, SEE www.anstemusic.com (Japan) / http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/131924025131 (Ted) / www.facebook.com/vic.rivera.10 (Vic)
It may have only produced one record, but their venture delivered a classic for fans of melodic rock – mixing the very best of Danger Danger and Adriangale. It’s wall to wall melodies and harmonies. 
The anticipated debut release from Ted Poley (Danger Danger) and Vic Rivera (Adriangale/Crunch) was originally released in November 2008. Unfortunately due to some label issues, the album was never properly promoted or distributed and copies have been few and far between on Ebay, always fetching premium prices. 
“Only Human” is a set of classic melodic rock/AOR tunes that will hit the bullseye for long time fans of both Ted and Vic. It is everything one expects from a Ted Poley release, with the added "crunch" of Vic Rivera, showcasing an extra special set of songs. 
Said Ted Poley at the time: "Vic and I are very proud of the new CD”; with Vic adding: “We're very proud of the work we've done on this project. It was a labor of love every step of the way, and to finally see it fully realized is a dream come true for us.” 
Ted Poley - Lead Vocals
Vic Rivera - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals


The Right To Rock Podcast - TED POLEY

Monday, October 27, 2014

TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #208), featuring Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley.  Ted took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo effort Beyond the Fade, as well as what you can expect from D2.  Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

The summer's drawing to a close and as the lads get themselves reoriented, they chat things up in their own inimitable style covering such topics as dangerous summer festivals, John and McCheese's excursion to Australia, and the players at Carolina Rebellion this year.

Afterwards, The Right To Rock chews the fat with Danger Danger vocalist and all-around raconteur Ted Poley who talks about his latest solo album, Beyond The Fade. Ted is always a delight to talk to and this episode's no different, so grab a pint and kick back for some rock talk, cool?


One On One With Mitch Lafon - TED POLEY

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Ep. 220 of One On One With Mitch Lafon featuring singer Ted Poley & Frontiers Music executive Mario De Riso

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-220-ted-poley-frontiers

Danger Danger vocalist and solo artist TED POLEY as well as Frontiers Music's Mario De Riso join Mitch for episode 220 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the episode's first interview Ted Poley discusses his fabulous new solo album Beyond The Fade, the ups and downs of Danger Danger, working on outside projects, the Cockroach album, touring and much more.

Quotes from the TED POLEY interview:

On the possibility of a new album from Danger Danger (time - 3.31): "Let's say two thirds of the band wants to record and one third of the decision making part of the band is on the other side of the fence. I don't want to throw anyone under the bus, but it's not Bruno and me."

The beginning of the end in the '90s and the album Screw It (time - 8.58): "It was about ten minutes to being over at that point - while we were recording Screw It. That was it. They flicked the switch and it was to the 'Off' position."

The Cockroach album (time - 12.23): "It's a great package because you can listen to my disc and use the other one as like a coaster so it doesn't leave rings on your furniture. I wish Paul all the best - he's got a new project with Bruno (The Defiants)."

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In this episode's second interview Frontiers Music executive Mario De Riso discusses the label's 20th anniversary, the positives and negatives of running a music label, their ability to form Super groups, upcoming releases and much more.

The Interview starts at the 31.36 minute mark.

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TED POLEY - Beyond The Fade (Review)

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Alessandro Del Vecchio
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Melodic Rock
Friday, May 13, 2016
Ted Poley has a lengthy and impressive resume, boasting a few all-time classics as well as some revered collaborations.
From Prophet to Danger Danger and through to Poley/Rivera and in recent years a couple of solo albums thrown in there for good measure.
Now Ted is teaming with Mr. Reliable; Alessandro Del Vecchio for a new solo album in a time where it’s more important than ever to stand out from the pack to get any traction.
Boy, does he do it in fine style here! Take a bow Ted and Alessandro – you have both done yourselves proud with this record – easily the best Ted Poley album outside of Danger Danger and now one of my favourite records of the year.
This is no project album with Ted delivering some vocals. No way. Ted flew to Europe to work with Alessandro and in his own words, there isn’t a note on this record he didn’t approve of or help engineer. With songs from the incomparable Martin Brothers and Ale himself, Ted has the backing of a powerhouse production, which at times some of his other projects have lacked.
And Ted delivers one of the best vocal performances I’ve heard from the evergreen frontman.
There’s a couple of songs on here I’d rate amongst Ted’s best songs ever – and that includes Danger Danger. But do I feel the urge to jump ahead to get to them? No, because the material here is so consistently enjoyable, I can’t possibly skip forward.
There’s almost two parts to this record. The opening sequence of the high octane fist pumping trilogy of D2 friendly anthems Let's Start Something, Everything We Are and Hands Of Love get things off to a flying start.
Then there’s the very fine, tempo slowing ballad The Perfect Crime, a duet with Issa (who seems to be the girl to call when a duet is required).
From there things turn a little more serious – but no less melodic or powerful. The tone just shifts slightly.
Stars is one of the best Poley tracks ever. Absolute perfection. The high impact chorus is just brilliant.
Higher is less intense, but equally as catchy with another great layered chorus.
The mellower, darker and sentimental Where I Lost You is another slice of melodic rock perfection. Once again, great listening and stands up as another legacy Ted Poley track.
You Won't See Me Cryin' is another winner, it moves a little quicker, maintaining the melodies but adding a touch of grit and a fine quite solo.
We Are Young lends itself to a darker tone while Sirens is just pure joy.
Beneath The Stars closes the album by delivering a 6 minute rock ballad.

No fillers, all killers and a couple of mind blowingly good classics. All class from start to finish.
Wonderful! No further comments needed. Just get it!

TED POLEY Goes 'Beyond The Fade' May 13

Friday, May 13, 2016

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of TED POLEY's new solo album 'Beyond The Fade' on May 13.
Best known as lead vocalist for the legendary Melodic Rock masters Danger Danger, Ted Poley is also an accomplished solo artist, having released two acclaimed releases, 'Collateral Damage' (2006) and 'Smile'(2007).
The story of 'Beyond The Fade' starts after Danger Danger's acclaimed performance at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milano in 2014, when he and the label developed the idea to work together on some new music. The next step was to speak to producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Edge of Forever) and with a band that he put together, Ted performed at the second edition of the Frontiers Rock Festival. A few months later, Ted came back to Italy to finish the vocals on the album.
Ted says: 'I am absolutely thrilled with the way the whole album came out. If I have one quote: "ITS AWESOME!" My great friend and co-producer Alessandro Del Vecchio brought my sonic vision to life and no request from me was too great for him toward his goal of making "The Ultimate Ted Poley Solo Album" and he surely delivered on his promise. We had alot of fun making the album and its obvious when you hear it. You can practically hear my smile while I am singing. We decided to make it sound BIG and there are a ton of backing vocals (in some cases more than 80 tracks of them!), along with great songs, soaring melodic guitar leads, pounding bass and big drums, all layered with cool keyboards... like a delicious Musical Cake! Save some room for dessert, I KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE!'
With songs penned by the brothers Tom and James Martin (VEGA) and 'Hands of Love' written by Tony Bruno/Joe Lynn Turner Official Page, the sound of the record is nothing else but Ted Poley at his best, with immediately recognizable hooklines, amazing guitar work, immaculate production and total 80's attitude!

'Beyond the Fade' is sure to please not only Ted Poley's fans, but all fans of melodic hard rock. Don't miss this superb release.

Here is an EPK of the album with a LOT of stories from Ted (as usual):

'Beyond the Fade' tracklisting includes:
1. Let's Start Something
2. Everything We Are
3. Hands Of Love
4. The Perfect Crime
5. Stars
6. Higher
7. Where I Lost You
8. You Won't See Me Cryin'
9. We Are Young
10. Sirens
11. Beneath The Stars
Ted Poley: Lead Vocals
Issa: duet vocal on The Perfect Crime
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Drums, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani: Guitars
Anna Portalupi: Bass

A New Monster Single From TED POLEY

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Danger Danger vocalist TED POLEY sent in an update about his new single:
"This is my newest "single" release...its the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Anthem! I have been a part of the cruise for a few years and this is our tribute to the fans who take the trip and the fans who would like to! I wrote the song and co produced it with Steve Brown.
Track features me on vox, Maz Mazza - Guitar, Steve Brown (Trixter) - bass, Hal Aponte - drums, Gary Gerber - Keys.
It's available on iTunes now and a lot of other digital sites soon..."
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