Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Underground All Stars

About: The Underground All Stars

The Underground All Stars are a collective of songwriters, musicians and producers that came together quite by accident.  With individual accomplishments ranging from writing and playing on albums by Alicia Keys and Daughtry to writing and performing songs for hit television shows, the band itself almost never came to be.  Here is the very short but informative story of the Underground All Stars.

In the cold New Jersey Fall of 2008, guitarist Jim Farrell began sketching out song ideas with the concept of making the listener really “feel something”. After getting good feedback from family and friends he decided to reach out to writer/producers Ron Haney and Bart Schoudel, with whom he had previously worked. The three played through the material, working up clever arrangements, and began tracking keyboards and guitars. The result was an infectious blend of emotional piano, lush guitars and rich, dark textures. In need of a drummer, Mr. Farrell invited onetime band mate Chris O’Hara to come and hear what the team was creating. Even without finished vocal melodies, the song fragments were undeniable. Chris played the first four tracks on the spot!  Three states away in Charlottesville, Va. Andy Waldeck was in the studio producing a band and co-writing a single with Chris Daughtry for his upcoming release. Farrell always considered Mr. Waldeck among his favorite vocalists though they had only briefly met some years earlier when Waldeck was in the band Earth To Andy.  Farrell took a shot in the virtual dark, emailing Waldeck a short, cryptic note about some amazing songs in need of a singer. They didn’t know it yet, but Underground All Stars were about to be formed. Through the miracle of modern technology, Waldeck returned the songs one at a time with intense and passionate vocals; the perfect marriage of singer and song.  The last piece of the puzzle was now in place; albeit a cyber place. At this time, the group had only ever been in the same room just once!

In 2010, Underground All Stars welcomed the additions of NJ's Mike Maino on lead guitar & Brian Zaleski on bass guitar.
Now the band was ready to bring these songs out live & take the listener on journey with them while creating an atmosphere that has been sorely missed in the music world for far too long.

Underground All Stars just released their debut EP titled ‘People Are Stars’ and are completing work on their full length cd.

“This is going to be a great year for Underground All Stars” says guitarist Jim Farrell.  “We’ve done lots of great things on our own, I can’t wait to see what we’ll do together”! With gold records, major television and film placements and A-list studio sessions to their credit it’s easy to understand his excitement…

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