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Guest stars record with RRO's White Gate Trilogy!

On our new release “The White Gate Trilogy EP” we feature world class talent including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist from Heart, Howard Leese, the wondrous vocals of Robin McAuley ( MSG/Survivor), powerhouse drummer Brent Fitz (Slash/Alice Cooper), monster drummer Brian Tichy ( Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol), Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield and master guitarist George Lynch ( Dokken/Lynch Mob). “The White Gate Trilogy” EP is an introduction to The Renaissance Rock Orchestra but is also designed for the discerning neo-classical/prog rock affecianado. The “Trilogy” refers to the first 3 songs, each an instrumental, which together encompass and create “The White Gate Trilogy”, a stepping off point for the future musical direction of this epic prog rock orchestra.

Ladies & Gentlemen, we give you "The White Gate Trilogy"

"All ye who enter here be of pure heart and ye shall fly to heaven on wings of sound” – The White Gate Trilogy

Well, it’s a done deal gang!! Thank you to all our Pledgemusic.com pledgers for helping us create “The White Gate Trilogy”!!

Our new release “The White Gate Trilogy” EP features world class talent including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist from Heart, Howard Leese, the wondrous vocals of Robin McAuley ( MSG/Survivor), powerhouse drummer Brent Fitz (Slash/Alice Cooper), monster drummer Brian Tichy ( Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol), Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield and master guitarist George Lynch ( Dokken/Lynch Mob).

“The White Gate Trilogy” EP is an introduction to The Renaissance Rock Orchestra but is also designed for the discerning neo-classical/prog rock affecianado. The “Trilogy” refers to the first 3 songs, each an instrumental, which together encompass and create “The White Gate Trilogy”, a stepping off point for the future musical direction of this epic prog rock orchestra.

RRO is the brainchild of keyboardist and composer Gregg Fox and includes well known Las Vegas musicians bassist Michael “Bones” Gerbino who has toured with Cher, Vince Neil and Rob Halford and guitarist Elvis Lederer from the Chris Angel Show “Believe” and The Blue Man Group, guitarist Steve Conley from F5 and Flotsam & Jetsam and many other rock star guest artists.

The FINAL COUNTDOWN! 15 more days!

The FINAL COUNTDOWN begins! 15 more days!

Hello again Renaissance Rock Orchestra friends! Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts!

Well here it is…the FINAL COUNTDOWN!! 15 more days until the digital release of “The White Gate Trilogy”! We are very excited for you to hear our new music that YOU have helped us to create and release!

We are VERY excited to announce that Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member guitarist Howard Leese from Heart and Paul Rodgers and recently the “Raiding The Rock Vault” show in Las Vegas will be recording a guitar solo on the song “Alexanders’ Symphony”! This song promises to be another Renaissance Rock Orchestra milestone. What an honor it is to have Howard join us on this epic rock symphony!

The final mixes of “The Author Of Mystery” sound FANTASTIC and HUGE! Scheduling issues with singer Robin McAuley ( Survivor / MSG) for the vocal tracks have had to be rescheduled to March 31st and we are FREAKING OUT with anticipation because this song is sounding SO GOOD!

The drum tracks on “Alexanders’ Symphony” with drummer Brent Fitz of Slash/Alice Cooper fame turned out unbelievably good! We could not have chosen another drummer to play this particular piece so perfectly. Fitz did a brilliant job and really put his blood, sweat and tears into this track! Thank you Brent!

It was really fun and wonderful to be able to have Brent come into The Tone Factory recording studio in Las Vegas to lay these tracks with producer Vinnie Castaldo and keyboardist Gregg Fox. On many of our tracks we have the instrumentalists do the track in their own studio and then have them send it to us. What a fantastic thing it was to spend the time discussing the parts and the music as Brent played them in the studio. The result was a musical powerhouse of drum heaven!

Also joining us on “Alexanders’ Symphony” will be violinist extra-ordinaire Nina DiGregorio. Nina has a degree in classical performance and has performed with numerous superstar artists. Nina will be adding that “real” violin tone to the track to fill it out and really make it come alive with the sound of a full orchestra.

As a final wrap up to “The White Gate Trilogy” project keyboardist Gregg Fox will go into The Tone Factory to begin the grand piano tracks to another new piece called “A Hymn To Galadriel”. This predominantly grand piano piece is a haunting and melodic instrumental that begins in near silence and grows into cascading arpeggios of sound eventually building into a final explosion of symphonic rapture.

There’s still a LOT to get done but it’s all coming together perfectly to give all you supporters and fans a completely unique and remarkably musical experience as you listen to the debut Renaissance Rock Orchestra CD.

Make sure to keep this all SUPER SECRET!!! …just kidding! LOL! Tell EVERYONE! Spread the word and be sure to share this music with your friends and family AND THE WORLD!!

Thank YOU for helping to make it all happen! …and remember to keep your eyes peeled for YOUR personal pre-public release digital copy of “The White Gate Trilogy” coming SOON!!

Quiet Please - "SESSION IN PROGRESS"!!

Quiet Please - "SESSION IN PROGRESS"!!!

Hello all Renaissance Rock Orchestra! We are busy in the thick of recording numerous tracks for “The White Gate Trilogy”, to be released in 15 days!

We are working on multiple pieces at the same time and diligently scheduling various artist for different tracks.

We have our brilliant musicians including Mikey “Bones” Gerbino on bass and Elvis Lederer on guitar laying some fantastic tracks on 2 different pieces at the same time!

Bones has been laying tracks on on our masterpiece epic the “Author of Mystery” featuring some awesome and huge drums by powerhouse Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol) who is quickly becoming an icon in the music industry.

We have scheduled master vocalist from MSG/Survivor and Raiding The Rock Vault, Mr. Robin McAuley to do the lead vocals on this track and are VERY excited to have our first song with vocals available soon!

We have spoken with some literally legendary guitarists to do the lead guitar solo on this track and so this is going to be a MONSTER TRACK!! Hang on to your hats gang!! This is ROCKIN!

Guitarist Elvis Lederer from Blue Man group is finishing the guitars on out next new piece “Alexanders’ Symphony” as I write this and I’m hoping to start mixing the guitar tomorrow at The Tone Factory recording studio in Las Vegas. I will also be re-recording some piano tracks on this song with the beautiful grand piano there at The Tone Factory. We also look forward to recording the drums on this track next Tuesday with the awesome Brent Fitz from Slash. I can’t wait to hear how the song comes together in the next week!

It’s going to be a very busy and exciting 15 days as we count down to out first major release! Thank you all again for your support and belief in The Renaissance Rock Orchestra! We LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Congrats! Pledgemusic a sucess at 118%!!

CONGRATS! YOU did it!! 118% funded!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

I’m VERY happy to announce to everyone that The Renaissance Rock Orchestra Pledgemusic campaign has reached 118% funding!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Your amazing contributions and belief in this project show great vision and generosity.!

I’m just really quite moved and overwhelmed by your incredible outpouring of support! l look forward to making YOU a GREAT record!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! YOU ROCK and I love you all SO much!

NOTE: We STILL have a few days left to Pledge and if we can get just a few more Pledges we WILL HAVE THE PRAGUE SYMPHONY play on 3 of our pieces! Can you imagine that! Wow!

IF YOU DID NOT get your Pledge in yet PLEASE HURRY! Help us make this happen! Thank you! http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rro

Keyboardist Gregg Fox Launches The Renaissance Rock Orchestra

Master Pianist & Synthesist Gregg Fox has just launched a new epic project, the "Renaissance Rock Orchestra." RRO is a powerful classical rock ensemble centered around the keyboard prowess and musical skills of music maestro Gregg Fox.

The first release called "Johann Sebastian Rock" has been receiving rave reviews by fans and critics alike and features the drumming genius of Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield. Collaborating on the production of this song is vocalist and sometimes producer Paul Shortino from Quiet Riot/ King Kobra.

In this Orchestra, powerful keyboards are surrounded and supported by heavy rock guitars and drums. The music and its lyrical content are a humanistic revival of intellectual & artistic achievement expressed vigorously through rock music augmented with full string orchestration. RRO concerts will often include flamboyant costuming and theatrical presentations of common human themes to intensify and portray the emotion of the music and lyrics in a very involving and convincing presentation that draws the audience into the story and the music in a very profound way.

Keyboards and composition - Gregg Fox ( & J.S. Bach!!)

Guitar - Elvis Lederer Bass - Michael "Bones" Gerbino Drums - Scott Rockenfield

Violins - Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev Cellos - Zoe Kohen Ley

Produced by Gregg Fox, Vinnie Castaldo ( The Tone Factory / Las Vegas) and Paul Shortino.

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