Buddaheads


WISH I HAD EVERYTHING I WANT

A "Quintessential Collection" of 15 brand new tracks that ROCK, ELECTRIFY and CHARM as you listen through this incredible new studio release.

"It’s been a long road since RAW, our last studio release with many good happenings and challenges along the way. I am extremely pleased with the material that lives on this CD and can tell you once those creative juices started flowing, the song writing process turned to my revisiting friends and influences that have been so important in my musical journey. Ricky Nelson, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Brit Rock, the Blues, Roots Rock and Jazz all added to the ingredients in this offering".

"I want to express my sincere thanks to all of you who have patiently waited for me and the band to bring the very best songs and performances together for your listening pleasure".

Alan

The Buddaheads have been making music and records together since the early 90’s. Their first release, “Blues Had a Baby” was released in 1994 on RCA Records and received generous support from radio and the fans. “If you have to categorize the music, it is somewhere between Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Black Keys” the band states in agreement. However the fans state it a little differently;

The Buddaheads are the original version of this music!

Alan keeps busy working on new Buddaheads material, but he also finds time to write, record and produce music for other artists. He has written songs for blues legends such as Lonnie Brooks, Tinsley Ellis and he helped Ruth Brown receive a Grammy nomination for her performance of his song, “Too Little, Too Late”. He also wrote and produced tracks with Grammy winning writing partner, Dennis Walker, for the critically acclaimed Bettye Lavette album, “A Woman Like Me”.

You can hear the Buddaheads paying tribute to Lowell George, with Eddie Money, as they perform the title track to the tribute album entitled “Rock and Roll Doctor” (a song which appears as a bonus track on The Buddaheads “LIVE JAPAN” CD).

“PLAY HARD”, the third full length album, was released in Japan by Kiagan Records. The fourth studio offering was, “GO FOR BROKE”, a breathtaking collection of Rockin’ Blues and power packed ballads. More great Buddaheads music can be found on their last 3 studio releases, “REAL”, the classic, “MUMBO JUMBO” and "RAW".

The Buddaheads music can be found in the following films: MY COUSIN VINNY, HEAVEN & EARTH, ROBO COP II, CONTACT, BRING DOWN THE STARS, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, and CHUCK NORRIS’ FOREST WARRIOR.

“The studio is a great place to work from when we’re not on the road. It’s a perfect place for us to flush out ideas and it also makes a perfect living room environment for a blues-full jam when friends are in town. I promise this latest studio record will offer our fans and very loyal supporters no disappointments. The songs show the struggle between good and evil and the fact that we all have so much to be thankful for”, says the front man with a smile.



Mondo Candido

The group began their musical journey in the winter of 1999 as an instrumental trio named NITE BITE. It featured Alessandro Querci on bass guitar, Simone Marrucci on guitar and Gianni Cerone on drums. The group played a repertoire of cover songs taken from American and Italian movie soundtracks and music standards. The music was very hip with a combination of Latin/soul and jazz flavorings. Their first public performance was in April 2000, which led the group to a regular musical spot at one of Florence’s finest venues, “The Mood”. Other well-known musicians took an interest in this fine musical trio and guests like Michele Papadia/ Hammond organ and Caterina Vichi on vocals joined the stage regularly. With success and interest now being shown from the record community, the trio decided to add a permanent singer to the act. After a series of auditions with very talented vocalists they found Luisella, who immediately found her place at the vocal center of the band. With all the pieces fitting nicely, they began to work on a CD where cover songs were replaced by original compositions. It became clear that the fixed line-up with exciting new material in hand needed now to identify themselves apart from the NITE BITE beginning. They changed their name to MONDO CANDIDO, which is taken from a 1974 Italian film by Gualtiero Jacopetti. The name fit perfectly and gave a new image to the music, which had film dimension in a retro sort of feeling. It was all very ITALIAN.

MOCA, the title chosen for their 2002 studio release, was in honor of one of the most representative Italian influences in the world, the coffeepot. One of the featured tracks on MOCA is “Meglio Stasera”, the only song that remains from the band’s original set. The song was sung in Italian and is taken from Henry Mancini’s, “Pink Panther” soundtrack. Two years later, MONDO CANDIDO’S version was included in one of the most famous European compilations ever released, Live at the Buddha Bar. French composer Hector Zazou was brought on board for “La vie a deux”, helping to perfect the French lyrics. “Cambiare Idea” was the first single released to radio where it found immediate acceptance.

The band enjoyed tremendous success in Europe and in 2003 MOCA was released in Japan on JVC/Oasis Records with very positive reaction from the public and the press. Their two visits to Japan culminated in having their music used by Toyota for a major advertising campaign in Japan.

MOCA is their first studio release in The United States.

Sophie Besson

"SEXY, NAUGHTY, BITCHY, ME" is the first single from Sophie's soon to be released CD of the the same title. French born Sophie has been traveling the world to record tracks for this forthcoming CD working with top songwriters and producers in Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Paris and Oslo. With photo shoots scheduled with top fashion and lifestyle magazines, we'll be seeing and hearing a lot more from this beautiful new artist.