Press > FRANK LUCAS IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASES THE ALBUM “LWE”
31 Jul 2011
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 9 May 2006 – Formed in 2000, keyboadist Frank Lucas (Neil Zaza, Michael Angelo), drummer Chuck White (Michael Angelo, Ion Vein) and bassist Steve Edsey (Dave Uhrich, Jeff Vincent), have been tearing it up in the Chicagoland area to captive audiences. Certainly, a studio recording was inevitable. The music of Lucas, White & Edsey, composed by Lucas, centers around the keyboard hero’s stellar technique and lightning quick finger strokes. If you make comparisons to Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, you are not mistaken. Over the last 12 years, Lucas has studied with the maestro at his studio in upstate New York. Backed by one of the best rhythm sections a prog rock band could ask for, Chuck White (drums and percussion) and Steve Edsey (bass) impress not only with great musicianship, navigating through many metrical minefields but some of the catchiest melodies. The band had this to say, “The members of LWE would like to express their gratitude to ProgRock Records and label President Shawn Gordon for allowing an outlet for great new progressive music. One look and listen to the ProgRock Records catalog, it becomes clear how the label clearly puts forth great musicianship and the art of songcrafting to the forefront of its mission statement. LWE looks forward to a successful partnership in creating, as an alternative to the usual flavor of the month, some of the most adventurous progressive rock around; music with heart, mind and conscience.” “Jordan Rudess brought these guys to my attention and I have to say that they are an amazing set of musicians. I don’t often go for instrumental music, but I couldn’t let this one get away.”, Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records said. ”LWE” is the ProgRock Records debut release from Lucas, White & Edsey, and can be found at http://www.therecordlabel.net/progressive-rock/lwe/ . This instrumental album covers a range of styles, but melody is always key. The album is available for immediate order and will begin shipping in late May. About ProgRock Records ProgRock Records was founded in 2002 and has rapidly grown in to a recognized force in the music community, signing established artists and breaking new artists alike.
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