Comprised of lead vocalist BILLY KEANE, veteran guitarists DEAN SIMONE & MARK TOROSIAN, bassist GT RICHARDS, and drummer CRAIG FRANK, it started with Rock 'n' Roll and that may well be how it ends. Funny thing is, after all these years, it still feels like a beginning...
Life brings together five veteran musicians who have performed all over the country in every kind of band imaginable. Record deals, sold out venues, from accolades to oblivion and back again.
Their debut release BETTER DEAL, was recorded at Hollywoodâ€™s legendary Paramount Recorders (just as Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith, and many others have) with producer/engineer Barry Conley (Black Label Society, SRV, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) at the controls and recorded to the way classic rock records are made ... without reliance on modern computer wizardry.
This is where the rubber meets the road and nothing else matters. What you hear on BETTER DEAL is the musician's performances, unaltered by the now all too familiar slight of hand used to polish those who haven't "paid their dues" so they can appear presentable. Want proof? Go see BRANDED live.
The result is a BETTER DEAL for those who love their rock and roll to be honest. Tape doesnâ€™t lie. Musicians can either play, or they canâ€™t. Those who can play donâ€™t necessarily need all the smoke and mirrors ...
Rock 'n' Roll's not perfect but it is the soundtrack to the unknown. It's beautiful, frightening and life affirming. It's cool. What more can you ask for?
Itâ€™s a Better Dealâ€¦ cause weâ€™re the real deal ... And that's Rock 'n' Roll.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Sister Los Angeles
2. Better Deal
3. Brand New
5. One For Jesus
6. Black Alice