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ZAK STARKEY & SSHH, DEBUT NEW SINGLE “RISING TIDE”

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Electro-punk Duo SSHH are excited to bring you their brand-new single “Rising Tide” and official video released through BMG worldwide today. The single comes with 7 additional remixes of the track, featuring re-workings by the likes of legendary UK producer YOUTH, Sondrio, Acaddamy, Secret Space, Jevo Robotic, and SSHH themselves.

Talking about the song and video, the band’s lead singer, lyricist and band namesake Sshh revealed toEarmilk that the song was “born from a fiery argument” while “driving in a heavy rainstorm.” “I remember being furious beyond belief. Not only because we were having a huge fight, but because even though we were acting like assholes to each other, I couldn’t stop thinking how much I loved him. Just like I couldn’t stop the rain from falling, or the stars from shining, I just can’t stop loving this man!” Just like the song, Sshh explains the video reflects the song in its “raw, edgy, punky vibe” Sshh continues. “There is anger in the happiness and a little hate in the love. At the end of the day, passion rules.”
With the demo recorded in Black Dog in Devon and then finished in London, the single was written and recorded by Zak & Sshh and is the first new music since the band’s debut album “Issues” which was released back in November 2016.
A rare breed of band with comparisons ranging from Aphex Twin to The Sex Pistols, the duo of guitaristZak Starkey and vocalist Sshh known as SSHH, were recently described by NME as ‘a pelvis swinging slice of gnarly power-pop rock with vocals so saucy they make ketchup seem like mere water’.
With drumming credentials for the likes of The Who and Oasis, Zak Starkey steps out from the drum kit and slings on his guitar with attitude and skill. He plays the guitar like he plays the drums, with a precise and signature wildness, and with Sshh by his side, the raw singing, harmonica slinging pocket rocket from down under. Stalking across the music with a catlike prowess, Sshh is strong and seductive, with vocals that have been described as a mixture of ‘Bowie, Siouxie Soux, Iggy Pop, Karen O & Robert Plant’.
SSHH have recently been on tour in Australia supporting Liam Gallagher, and are now currently on tour across Australia supporting Primal Scream.

source:broadwayworld

ZAK STARKEY RECORDS REGGAE ALBUM

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Zak and his wife have launched the recording of a reggae album in Jamaica. The project started in December of 2017 and is called the Red Gold Green and Blue project. The project is influenced by Blues music and will see some of Jamaica’s greatest reggae artists performing on the album. So far some of the artists who have recorded on the album have been Mykal Rose, Toots Hibbert, Big Youth,  Sly and Robbie,  Tony Chin and Freddie Mcgregor, all stalwarts in the reggae music industry.

The project was recorded at a secret studio in Ocho Rios Jamaica which was set up by Grammy award winning producer Rob Fraboni. The project manager is reknowned USA based entertainment lawyer Cameron Husty.  Several first class engineers were flown in from London Uk with Jamaica’s own Grammy award winning engineer Barry Ohare also adding magic to the project.

Present at several of the recording sessions on this reggae project was Sean Contractor Edwards of the Contractor Music Group who was very positively influenced by the work ethic and passion displayed by Zak Starkey in the studio. Contractor said he noticed that Zak was very humble and also very versatile as on most of the sessions he saw  Zak playing guitar.  Contractor  is the executive producer of the recently released reggae album Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae album charts and earned a Billboard Hot Shot award.
Zak Starkey left the island of Jamaica with his wife for tour in Australia  and will return to Jamaica to complete the album. Zak was very influenced by reggae music growing up in the Uk.

TOMMY LIVE NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY – ZAK STARKEY AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

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Tommy is considered one of the greatest concept albums of all time, but it has taken nearly 50 years for the Who to perform the double album live in its entirety. Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall comes to DVD, Blu-ray, 2 CD and 3 LP packages today. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are joined by Zak Starkey on drums.

Bonues features include Behind the Scenes footage. Relive the magical performance of Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall  with this great concert performance.

BLU-RAY..   H E R E .

2 CDS … H E R E .

DVD … H E R E .

3 LPS … H E R E.


ZAK STARKEY IN BRAZIL, CHILE AND ARGENTINA

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Brazil:

Chile:

Argentina:

Check out… Zak play “You Really Got Me” (Kinks song) in Argentina.. HERE.


ZAK STARKEY ROCK IN RIO/MADE A “JAM” WITH THE BAND BEACH COMBERS IN BRAZIL

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Zak made a “jam session” with the band Beach Combers on the boardwalk of Ipanema Beach, South Zone of Rio, last sunday.

 

Visiting Latin America for the first time, The Who steps on the Palco Mundo on September 23 for a historical night at the new Cidade do Rock when fans will have the opportunity to see classics live.

Last weekend, fans celebrated the closing day of Rock in Rio 2017 at the Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca. The Who – with Zak Starkey on drums- set the tone of the night, performing on the Palco Mundo (World Stage).
The Sunset stage’s attractions also surprised the rock lovers, with heavy metal band Republica sharing the stage with violinist Iva Giracca, from Santa Catarina’s Symphonic Orchestra, and band Doctor Pheabes bringing a metal rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
The Who played some of the fans’ favorites, like “My Generation”, “See Me, Feel Me” and “Baba O’Riley”.Here the setlist:

Setlist:

I Can’t Explain
Substitute
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See for Miles
My Generation
(With “Cry If You Want” Snippet)
Bargain
Behind Blue Eyes
Join Together
You Better You Bet
I’m One
5:15
Love, Reign O’er Me
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again