B R U C E S U D A N O
PURSUES PROLIFIC PATH ON
'ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE'
DUE TO RELEASE OCTOBER 1st
Bruce Sudano returns on October 1st, 2021 with a fresh offering of dispatches from the heart on his latest EP of new original songs, Ode to a Nightingale, to be released on his own Purple Heart Recording Co. The new record succeeds a pair of equally immediate, thoughtful, and urgent mini-albums issued in 2020. Released last April, Spirals Vol. 1: Not a Straight Line to Be Found was praised by Americana Highways for its “five moving songs about life, love and death that captivate and hold the listener’s attention.”
Sudano’s October 2020 release Spirals Vol. 2: Time and the Space In Between garnered a four-star review from American Songwriter, with freelance writer/author Lee Zimmerman noting, “Sudano’s found himself on a steady roll.” Noted for his songwriting for Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, and Donna Summer and his own hits with the band Brooklyn Dreams, Sudano has established a burgeoning reputation in his own right. Fittingly, his latest release began with solo sessions at his home studio in Milan, Italy.
In all, Bruce Sudano views Ode to a Nightingale as an excellent summation of his musical capabilities’ breadth: “I tend to write five kinds of songs – a philosophical song, a spiritual song, a love song, a social consciousness song, or a story song. As I look back on this record, I think, OK, you hit all the points, all the kinds of songs that you would write.”
Spirals Vol. 1
Not a Straight Line to Be Found
Spirals Vol. 2
Time & The Space
For more information
Fugitive Kind 1981
Life and the Romantic 2010
With Angels On A Carousel 2016
21st Century 2017
Spirals Vol. 2...Time & The Space In Between 2020
SINGLES & EP’S
Starting Over Again (7", Promo)1981
Pretenders (7", Promo) 1981
Le' Imagine Cafe' (Imaginary Rendevous) (CD, Single) 2003
Bruce Sudano & The Candyman Band - The Burbank Sessions (CD, EP) 2015
Giorgio Moroder & Bruce Sudano – Willoughby 2015
Spirals, Vol. 1: Not a Straight Line to Be Found Spirals (CD, EP) 2020
With BROOKLYN DREAMS
Brooklyn Dreams (1977)
Sleepless Nights (1978)
Joy Ride (1979)
Won't Let Go (1980)
American Hot Wax (1978)
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Singles credited by BROOKLYN DREAMS with BRUCE SUDANO & DONNA SUMMER
“On My Honor"
"Can't Get to Sleep At Night"
"I'm A Rainbow"
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The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
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