Glaxicon Music Announces The Release Of The 12-song American-life Folk/rock Cd, 'Brando Quin The Journey' Music And Production By RavenPheat And Friends

Glaxicon Music in conjunction with RavenPheat Recording Studios and LuLu Publishing Company releases the 12 song American-Life Folk/Rock CD, "Brando Quin The Journey" Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends -- featuring Brando Quin, Producer John Mahoney, Tim Sadow, Todd Larsen, Michele Sarrett, Dan King, Humanjones and Ted Hale...CD now available at select retail outlets.

Brando Quin opens up once again and draws us into his rich Irish/English American heritage giving us yet another award winning album of unique, original, expressive and harmonic American-life Folk/Rock.

The Award Winning CD contains eleven original songs written and composed by Brando including, "The Sofa League of Heroes", "The Perfect Three Love Rules" and "Beautiful Giselle" as an aditional bonus feature Brando sings, "I Can't Make You Love Me" written by Allen Shamblin and Mike Reid for Bonnie Raitt's 1991 award winning album, "Luck of the Draw". Bonnie Raitt is one of Brando's longtime admired Musician/Singer/Songwriters, licensing provided by ICG, BMG and ALMO Music Corp.

"Brando Quin The Journey" opens another chapter in Brando's life that captures the fallen dreams, lost hopes and yearning truths of American life experienced during Brando Quin's remarkable forty five years of travels through America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Quin's Folk/Rock music is acknowledged by fans and musicians as original, unique and powerfully expressive. His vivid portrayal of an American working/struggling class life, conveys the dashed hopes, loss, and heartbreak implicit in living the American Dream.

"Brando's vocal performances are strong?Something about him reminds me of some kind of Bob Dylan meets Johnny Cash hybrid..." --Those Damn Twins, Seattle Washington

"Brando Quin The Journey" marks the return of Brando's classic form; desperation, honesty, humor, arousing integrity and fragility. The album is a continuation from Brando's debut award winning CD, "Brando Quin My Life" released by Glaxicon Music in 2006 which was nominated for and won the following awards for the week of 5 Feb 2007 at Garageband; Track of the Day in Experimental Rock, Best Drums in Experimental Rock, Best Lyrics in Experimental, Best Beat in Experimental Rock, Best Mood in Experimental Rock, and Most Original in Experimental Rock.

"Brando Quin's songs exemplify his own personal Irish/English American ethics, philosophy and determination which says, "If you get knocked down ten times, you get up eleven." -- Poetry vs. Time

"Distinct and Different...As Brando begins his song you are reminded of Neil Young and Willie Nelson telling a simple but credible tale. The ordinary stuck in life circumstances. You know immediately that the songwriting is original and intelligent. As soon as you get used to his voice, a female voice enters the mix. The suprising duet with contrasting but blended vocals of a male and female duo make his songs distinct and different. Michele Sarrett's voice creates an eery feeling of an individual journey in an uncomfortable situation. She reminds you of Lucinda Williams or the female singer in Cowboy Junkies. People traveling from town to town as ordinary life goes by is real, sad and keeps the listener an interested audience. These songs are an unusual mix and the skilled bass player assists in creating a specific mood."-- CapitolBasement, Seattle WA

Our rating system for the album, "Brando Quin the Journey"

The Good-$$$$$

Beautiful Giselle - written with Giselle Bundchen the supermodel in mind, here's the ballad of a true dreamer, dreaming of someday meeting his idea of the perfect woman.

Livin a Hard Life (Bluegrass Folk/Rock) - Bitter words told time after time can reflect a cruel and doubtful existence.

Beth's Lonely Man (Americana Rock) - What's possible when a person of significance comes into a lonely persons life, changing/altering their existence?

The (NFL's) Sofa League of Heroes (Comedy Pop/Rock) - Originally intended as the Theme Song for a Television Sitcom which revolves around four couples during Professional Football season.

He's Just 18 - A sad but true patriotic tribute to the boys of Americas military from WWI-WWII-Korea-Vietnam-Kuwait and Iraq.

The Average -$$$

Moving Forward to Nothing - Suicide among Americans is at its all time highest, and Brando is all too familiar with these depressing feelings one can hopelessly express.

It's All About Me - A parody of playful words written after Brando watched an interview by Tyra Banks the supermodel now talk-show hostess.

A Four-speed Ford, Grandpa and Me (Americana Folk/Rock) - A tribute to Grandfather's who taught their children to drive on dusty trails and back country roads not by sending them to drivers ed classes.

Unresolvable - A lost in America tribute to the homeless and destitute on our streets.

The Only Thing not Free - A song about American freedoms, loss, and questions with regards to both?

"The Perfect Three Love Rules" - A song about youthful love and exuberance as it follows the meeting of a young man and woman, through dating and then eventually marrying...ooh la la ooh

"I Can't Make You Love Me" - Brando does a great job but can anyone really top Bonnie Raitt's version?

The Bad - $ - None.

About the Musicians:
Producer John Mahoney of RavenPheat Recording Studios Phoenix Arizona is the Music, Arrangement, Mix and Production Guru of the album. John is also featured playing Rhythm Guitars, Native Flute, Bass, Percussion/Drums, Keyboards and MIDI sounds.

Violinist Tim Sadow also plays with Walt Richardson, The Brazen Heads and The Alston Sisters. He has also played in the 1st violin section of the Tempe Symphony. Tim is an energetic violin player who is both passionate and creative. Raised as a classical violinist in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has performed and recorded in just about every style of music since relocating to Phoenix Arizona. Tim has also performed with other Phoenix-area acts and jazz ensembles, as well as doing freelance session work and providing private violin instruction.

Todd Larsen our lead guitarist is originally from North Dakota and is now living in Atlanta Georgia. Todd is also known as "The Albino Squirrel" to his fans he has been a musician for over 34 years. For the past 26 years he has played lead guitar. Todd also writes and performs music in the Atlanta area, and even finds time for some fishing with his daughter.

Backup Vocalist, Michele Sarrett's Christian/Country/Classical opera trained voice has been singing for over 30 years, she currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and has recently branched out on her own, completing her debut award winning single, "Bleed Into My Veins".

Dan King our very talented Saxophone player, has been playing the Phoenix, Arizona music scenes for years he also plays with the well known group "Sonoran Swing".

Humanjones to his fans is another one of our talented backup vocalists. Originally from Ohio, he moved to Phoenix Arizona 33 years ago and has been playing, writing and singing music for more than 40 years. He is also currently working on his own debut CD aptly titled, "Most of the only of Humanjones". His previous song awards include the song, "Sorry Mama" written for "The National Organization for Women" during an open songwriting competition.

Ted Hale our blaring Trombonist has toured, performed and recorded with Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, The Spinners, Jim Nabors, Patti Page and many others. He has served as the General Manager of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and currently performs with the Tempe AZ Symphony Orchestra. He has a Doctorate in Music and Higher Education Administration from Indiana University.

About the passionate Co-Producer/Lead Singer/Songwriter/Melody Composer/and Arranger of the CD, "Brando Quin The Journey" Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends.

Brando Quin has performed in United States Air Force entertainment competitions, live theatre, stage productions and in film and television.

He is a member of BMI, The Arizona Songwriters Association, and The LA Indie Film Group. Brando is the award winning author of the three volume book series, "My Poetry Books; by a Frightened Man" the author of the novel and screenplay, "The Master Painter" which is currently being developed into a full length Feature Film and the Lead Singer/Songwriter and Melody Composer of the award winning album, "Brando Quin My Life".

In 2006 Brando received the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry from The International Library of Poetry. In December 2006 He was awarded the Skilled Poet Certificate of Accomplishment and the Skilled Reviewer Certificate of Accomplishment awards from The International Library of Poetry and The International Society of Poets. In 2007 Brando was awarded the Judge Advocate Medal from the International Society of Poets, was a nominee for Poet of the Year and named a Poetry Ambassador Associate by The International Society of Poets.

He is a man who grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, "The most dangerous place in the world, Sin City". Brando then traveled the world striving to see his adventures and life from a "normal" person's perspective. After returning to the United States, Brando began writing music, poetry, short stories, his first novel and screenplay and now his second musical album, as well as continuing to draw, sketch, and yearn to return to canvas and oil painting.

He is a former U.S. Air Force Airman and a former U.S. Marine; he has served on the front lines of combat during the Gulf War Conflict.

Brando's hobbies have included pilot, scuba diver, skiing, tennis, racquetball, racing and golf.

He has attended the following Colleges and University; Eastern Arizona College, Clark County Community College, The Community College of the Air Force, and Chapman University.

Brando Quin currently lives in Central Arizona and has recently been seen dating Janet Oesterling the owner of Safford Arizona's Trophies 'N Tees Retail Outlets. The adoring couple have been spotted at several Arizona Hot Spots recently and its obvious their relationship is heating up. Brando has declined interviews with regards to the couples affairs stating, "For those who are interested, my love life can be found within my music, poetry and novels not on the cover of The National Enquirer."

About RavenPheat Recording Studios:
A personable and peaceful recording studio catering to musical creativity and the spoken word, placing Respect, Integrity & Honesty above all else. www.RavenPheat.com.

About Lulu Publishing Company:
Founded in 2002, Lulu is the world's fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplace. www.LuLu.com.

About Garageband.com:
A place for budding musicians to get heard and sell their stuff www.Garageband.com.

About Glaxicon LLC:
Founder/CEO Brando Quin
www.Glaxicon.com

About CD Baby:
The fastest growing Music Retail outlet for budding musicians www.CDBaby.com

CD now available at www.LuLu.com/BrandoQuin www.Garageband.com/artist/BrandoQuin www.CDBaby.com/cd/BrandoQuin and in select stores and retail outlets.

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Contact Details

Company Name: Glaxicon/brando Quin
Issued By: Brando Quin
Phone: 928-348-7957
Address:
Zip: 85531
Website: Visit the website

by Brando Quin (few years ago!)

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