• 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.

Michael Kratz – Best Songwriter

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Best Of 2018

Michael Kratz chosen as the songwriter of the year by MelodicRock.it chief editor

Michael Kratz has been chosen as best songwriter of the year by major Italian rockzine: MelodicRock.it

Also Kasper Viinberg has been chosen as best Producer, best guitarplayer and best bassplayer of the year.

Check the full list below.

DENIS ABELLO (Chief Editor of MelodicRock.it)

TOP 20

01. Treat – Tunguska
02. Kenny Leckremo – Spectra
03. Ghost – Prequelle

04. Michael Kratz – Live Your Life
05. Johnny Gioeli – One Voice
06. Shiraz Lane – Carnival Days
07. Dion Bayman – Better Days
08. Hearts on Fire – Call of Destiny
09. Steve Perry – Traces
10. Perfect View – Timeless
11. Hardcore Superstar – You Can Kill My Rock’n Roll
12. Lipz – Scaryman
13. Gioeli Castronovo – Set The World on Fire
14. FM – Atomic Generation
15. Vega – Only Human
16. Bonfire – Temple of Life
17. Northrup / Cagle – That’s Gonna Leave A Mark
18. Perfect Plan – All Rise
19. Gianluca Firmo – Rehab
20. Airrace – Untold Stories

Debut of the year: Hearts on Fire
Flop of the year: Sunstorm – Road to Hell

5 songs to remember (In no particular order):

1. Treat – Build The Love
2. The Night Flight Orchestra – Lovers in the Rain
3. Ghost – Dance Macabre
4. Kenny Leckremo – Lullaby
5. Michael Kratz – This Town is Lost Without You

Best artist: Johnny Gioeli (Solista, Gioeli Castronovo)

Best songwriter: Michael Kratz

Best vocalist: Kenny Leckremo
Best guitarist: Kasper Viinberg (Michael Kratz)
Best keyboardplayer: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Best bassplayer: Kasper Viinberg (Michael Kratz)
Best drummer: Tim Breideband (Bonfire)

Best Cover: Hearts on Fire – Call of Destiny

Best producer: Per Aldeheim (Shiraz Lane) – Kasper Viinberg (Michael Kratz)

Best Label: Frontiers Music

About admin

Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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