Right on the heels of "Busher Jackson" and "The River Runs Red", "The King of Rock n' Roll" is the seventh release in 2013 on the soon-to-be-named new ToneKats' album. Three more tracks will be released to complete their second full length recording, a follow up to their first CD..."Damaged, not broken" (Nov 2010)... So Yeah it's been three years and lots of things have changed... New drummer Dan Killen has adds a powerful and tight rock element raising the percussion to new heights. Keyboardist Paul Koktan has found his inner "Rick Wakeman" (lol) and let the creativity flow. John Sedgwick continues to play bass and sing with a Blue rodeo quality about his presence. Dave Bull continues to play acoustic, electric guitars and vocals. Bull & Sedgwick wrote the music and lyrics to all of the tunes on the new releases,
Since our last RN blog in September, the ToneKats have released "Busher Jackson" and "The River Runs Red". Along with "I Don't Know", "I Won't Compromise" and "Life Goes On", these songs are the first five songs from the new album. In Noivember we expect to release another and another until we have a dozen songs! Then we'll make a batch of physical CDs in addition to making the album available for online purchase and dowload.
"Life Goes on" is a song whose lyrics and music were originally composed by John Sedgwick. The song has been being reworked since early 2011 by Dave Bull and John Sedgwick culminating in this NEW Release! The first ToneKats CD was released in November of 2010, so it's been a long wait. Life Goes On follows "I Don't Know" a song written by Dave Bull and reworked by (Bull-Sedgwick) and "I won't Compromise" (Bull), released in April of 2013. The TopneKats currently have 22 songs in various stages of completion, at least 7 in the final stages of completion. We expect several more to be released in 2013. It features Dan Killen on drums and Paul Koktan on keyboards as well as Dave Bull on guitars and John Sedgwick on Vocals and Bass. Please support songwriting artists and musicians by purchasing a legal downloads for only 99 cents each if you really like a particular song!
Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We have a lot to release but it all comes down to getting the right mix. We thought the first mix was a bit heavy on the accordion, so we now have it listed as "I Won't Compromise (Accordion mix)" on RN. I think this mix brings out more of the ToneKats rockier tones, more in keeping with what you might expect of TK!
The ToneKats second new release after "I Don't Know" for their upcoming second CD. "I Won't Compromise" is a song written and sung by guitarist Davey B. Cousin Paul puts his keyboards aside and plays accordion on an old 50s Hohner Student model, Johnny lays the bass down and Big Dan Killen is playing the drums. More to come... expect the unexpected with the ToneKats!
The ToneKats have a new drummer... Welcome Dan Killen. We also have 5 new songs ready for the final stages of studio engineering as well as Dan's drums. For the first time we will mention them by name "I won't Compromise", "The King of Rock n Roll", "Life Goes on", "Time to Move on", "Hit and run", "The unexpected" and 5 more in earlier stages of development.Dan Killen is a gifted percussionist of 19. The ToneKats sound will remain as it always has been only better! We are itching to release these, but there is still work to be done to make sure we release "A" level Indie tracks.And when we do, we need your support to compete with the labels! ToneKat fans are the best! Love you Guys. More later, sorry for waiting so long to update you!
The ToneKats will soon be releasing four new songs. Stay Tuned !
Hey folks, Tonekats are getting airplay on m3Radio in New York City (DJ Empress Red) and VRadio in Las Vegas, Nevada (DJ LonghairKev). We've just gone over 5,000 fans on Reverb Nation (2,000 in the last month and growing fast). For two days (ending 10 pm Dec 2, 2010) we are allowing free downloads of songs from our new release "Damaged, not broken", after that we'll be available through Indie Pool on most digital distributors. This is a one time pre-release window for our core fans. If you got in early, this present is for you! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! We'll be having a Live CD release party in the New Year at a venue to be announced in Kingston, ON. Our digital distribution will be set up within 6 weeks. Meanwhile you can get a copy of our CD by e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by buying one at a show (see www.tonekats.com). We'll keep you in the loop - Enjoy the Christmas season! Davey B, Johnny O'Fender, Junior and Cuz Paul
Damaged, but not Broken is now in stock and available. Copiues can be purchased at our live shows, through www.indiepool.ca and soon on our website www.tonekats.ca If you want an advance copy send a request to email@example.com with your address and instructions will be given including shipping costs. Thanks for waiting!! We are already in the studio recording the second CD and have four songs written and on the go, one completed. Davey B, Johnny, Junior and Cousin Paul xo
Our release (Trend Records) will be out shortly - It is being mixed down and manufactured this week. The artwork has finally been decided upon. Anything you can do to help us get people to have a listen is greatly appreciated. Johnny was tellin' me, he would be overjoyed to get local airplay. I found this to be hilarious. Here's a guy who has fronted a band in the 90s that had Matchbox 20 open for them and played alongside Blue Rodeo, Leslie West and Mountain, Kim Mitchell, Joan Osborne, Slik Toxic, The Spoons and Modern English. I am hoping after several years of playing covers and getting to the top of the band hierarchy in a town that produced The Hip, Sara Harmer and Bedouin Soundclash that maybe...just maybe this is better than he expected. It is almost impossible to breakout without advertising and huge management UNLESS people hear it, like it and create a groundswell of local interest. THis is how music should become popular, word of mouth - Lose the record companies, lose the hype and BRING BACK the HEART of the lyric and the SONG. It Ain't No Easy ROAD! that's for sure. But we hope we can travel it with your support - Help us get this out to your friends - GIVE PEOPLE'S EARS A CHANCE TO DECIDE. Maybe it will have a life of it's own. We can only hope! There is love in this music and truth and we know there are better musicians, but the music comes from a place accessible to all of us - It is not an exclusive club - nor would we want it to be. Peace and Love, Davey B, Johnny and Junior xo We are damaged, but not broken and we will tell you why in every song - from the heart of our lives you may see a bit of your own life experiences...it ain't no easy road...