March 13th, 2014 - Update from Reb
Well it’s time to start out another year of Rock. This time it’s with Winger!
As you may know we have a new record Better Days Comin’ coming out on 18th April in Europe and 22nd April in the US, and I am very excited to hit the road to support it.
We start out on the Monsters of Rock cruise with many of my friends from other 80’s-type bands including my friends from Whitesnake, Brian Tichy and Michael Devin. I’m sure there will be no debauchery or drunkenness aboard! This is my first cruise, and I am so happy that all my beer drinking buddies are going to the islands with me. We are booked through September, so I hope to come close enough to your areas to see you all.
I've spent the last few months putting the finishing touches on my solo record, and all the songs are recorded and almost ready to be mixed. It’s a lot like my fusion demos, except not recorded with drum machine on a cassette four track tape machine the size of a book! Billy Sheehan has said he will guest on a new version of Black Magic, which is going to totally rock. There is also a cool new version of the song Cutting Loose, which it seems a lot of you like. I haven’t decided if I want to release it myself, or have a label do it. I am starting to get nasty letters from people who are tired of waiting, which I understand, so I had better get it out this summer!
The Reb Beach Project is my local band here in Pittsburgh, and we have started to book shows for the spring. It’s a three piece with killer musicians that are my favorite people in the world to play with. Dave Throckmorton on drums, Tommy Bellin on bass, and Jon Belin is singing all the Winger/Whitesnake songs like a pro. We have two Pittsburgh shows right now, and one is opening for Boston at Stage Ae on July 15th. I am a huge Boston fan, so this is a big deal for me. The other is at Jergels on April 15th. We are looking into playing Baltimore and Columbus, as well, so check your local listings!
Finally, I am also looking into setting up Skype lessons on this site. I know Kip does it, so I am hoping he will help me. Maybe it’s easier than I think! So keep checking back for that.
I can’t wait to get out there this summer! Thanks for all your continued support!
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