"Pierce My Heart," a collection of 13 original songs by Pierce, are recommended for any fan of Steely Dan. The Paul Pierce Project has a retro vibe, calling out to all fans of classic rock from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
Carona, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
Singing drummer Paul Pierce releases his second album, "Pierce My Heart." As a songwriter, Pierce often writes from the drums, building a groove, and then develops a song around it. A huge fan of Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Tower of Power and funk-flavored bands in general, Pierce’s songs reflected those influences. Beginning at an early age, Paul Pierce was a painful household prodigy, constantly banging on pots and pans to the point that it was obvious he was destined to become a drummer. And after agreeing to sing and be the front personality for a few bands, Paul decided to expand that concept to include his own music, and the Paul Pierce Project was born. Over the years, Pierce has played drums with a gospel vocal/dance group that was featured and broadcast live on CNN to 17 countries, as well as performing events with Bo Diddley, The Temptations, Poco, Head East, The Crests (“16 Candles”) and others.
"Pierce My Heart," a collection of 13 original songs by Pierce, are recommended for any fan of Steely Dan. The Paul Pierce Project has a retro vibe, calling out to all fans of classic rock from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. A self-produced labor of love (for what else would such matters-of-the-heart be considered) "Pierce My Heart" explores the lighter side of Hollywood’s rich and famous in the uptempo jazz rocker “Keep A Secret,” the finer virtues of an obsession with country-flavored “Chocolate,” and other musings on life’s most important topics, all the time remaining true to solid retro grooves and stylistic vocals.
Along with his band—made up of Paul Pierce on vocals, drums, keyboards and the kitchen sink; Buddy Mercer (Gong Show winner) on guitar; Tony Isabel (15 year Music Director – Pacific Princess Cruises, Charro) on bass, and Kenny Rice (Johnny Depp, Little Richard, Billy Preston) on saxophone—"Pierce My Heart" features exceptional performances by guest guitarists David Williams, John Jacquemod, Kenny Padilla and Larry Green, bassists Dan Johnson and Rick Dunham, keyboardists Eric Schnell, Michael Hill, Don Williams and Ralph LaMangia, saxophonist Dennis Parker, trumpeter Stephen Vaughan, and backing vocalists Diane Gire and Angel O’Brian.
You can learn more about Paul Pierce at paulpierceproject.webs.com
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