• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Listen to the Soleil Moon…

Soleil Moon is a duo formed by singer Larry King (current singer in the Michael Thompson Band) and keyboardist John Blasucci.

Larry is a mind-bogglingly multi-talented singer, songwriter, player, producer and band leader who has been a full-time musician, singer and songwriter since he was 12 years old. In 1997 Larry conceptualized and formed ‘The Larry King Orchestra’. He hand-picked eleven top notch musicians and vocalists to form what became one of Chicago’s premiere Society Bands. The musicians chosen became such a dynamic team in this forum that they went on to feature in the recording and performance of music by Soleil Moon, Larry King’s original project developed with John Blasucci, currently the keyboard player of Dennis DeYoung (ex STYX).

Blasucci also worked with a wide array of artists including Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and ‘N Sync. With Soleil Moon, John had the chance to write and record with the London Symphony Orchestra and produce some of the best studio musicians in the world such as Michael Thompson, Ricky Peterson, Lenny Castro and Kenny Aronoff among others.

Soleil Moon debuted in 1999 with the independently released album “Worlds Apart”, which also included the song “I’d Die For You” later covered by Michael Kiske’s Place Vendome second album “Streets of Fire”. The album made a big impact on Adult Contemporary radio with “Willingly,” “Never Say Goodbye,” and the title track, all of which ranked high on the national radio charts inside the top 10.

The follow up came about a few years after and it is called “On the Way to Everything”. This record features such musicians as Michael Thompson and Chris Siebold on guitar, Dave Hiltebrandt and Leland Sklar on bass and Khari Parker (plus Vinnie Colaiuta on one song) on drums.

Read more about Soleil Moon at the official website.

Discography

On The Way To Everything

Frontiers Records 2012

Tracks: History Repeats Its Pages, Love The Way You Love, On The Way To Everything, Blackbird, Goodnight Irene, Freedom, Burn, Down, Colorado, Move On, Here I Am, Ohio, Calling On The World, I´d Die For You & History Repeats Its Pages (Video Clip).

Musicians on the On The Way To Everything, album:Larry King, John, Blasucci, Michael Thompson, Gerey Johnson, Chris Siebols, Craig Bauer, Khari Parker, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tim Hipskind, Richard Patterson, Leland Sklar, Dave Hiltebrand & Steven Rodby.

On The Way To Everything

MFO Records 2011

Tracks: History Repeats Its Pages, Love The Way You Love, On The Way To Everything, Blackbird, Goodnight Irene, Freedom, Burn, Down, Colorado, Move On & Here I Am.

Musicians on the On The Way To Everything, album:Larry King, John, Blasucci, Michael Thompson, Gerey Johnson, Chris Siebols, Craig Bauer, Khari Parker, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tim Hipskind, Richard Patterson, Leland Sklar, Dave Hiltebrand & Steven Rodby.

Worlds Apart

MFO Records 1999

Tracks: Willingy, Never Say Goodbye, Ohio, Warm Summer Rain, Worlds Apart, I´d Die For You (Orchestral Introduction), I´d Die For You, You & Me, Calling On The World, I Need You Close To Me, Love Me Like You Used To & What Are You Dreaming.

Musicians on the Worlds Apart album:Larry King, John Blasucci and others.

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