The Last Seat in the House

Known as the “Father of Festival Sound,” Bill Hanley (b. 1937) made his indelible mark as a sound engineer at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Hanley is credited with creating the sound of Woodstock, which literally made the massive festival possible. Stories of his on-the-fly solutions resonate as legend among festivalgoers, music lovers, …

The Japanese AOR Bible

NEW BOOK !!! In the Japanese Aor Bible, you will discover the 200 best Westcoast albums recorded by Japanese artists that you must own in your collection. Called AOR or sometimes City Pop, Westcoast Music is among the favorite genre of Japanese music collectors. If you love Californian melodies and great musicianship you’ll be blown …

The Secret Door

Sometimes West Coast music is blended with other musical genres like country, folk or jazz. Good music is good music and putting a label on it, is often difficult and in a sense futile. Nevertheless we do so, because it helps us to describe the character of the music. Here behind “The Secret Door” we …

News From Hemifran April 2020

Mannish Boy – Last Ticket To Rock’N’Roll Land Redux : Extended Tour Edition Mannish Boy (MB) is a classic rock band from Stockholm, Sweden, with background and roots from Öland, Småland and Gotland, that has been around for many years. We were raised in the 70’s with Sweet, Alice, Bowie, Mott, Purple, Lizzy, Beatles, Stones, …

News From Hemifran March 2020

Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their …

Yacht Rock Revue

The Yacht Rock Revue™ is the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ’70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life infomercial catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. It goes without saying they have …