27 mei is het zover en komt het eerste soloalbum van gitarist Simon McBride genaamd ‘The Fighter’ uit via earMUSIC/V2 Records. ‘The Fighter’ is het resultaat van hard werken, van jarenlange ervaring op de weg en in de studio. Het album is klassieke kwaliteitsrock met ongelooflijke gitaarstukken en zware, ritmische percussies. Het heeft sterke melodische elementen die in je hoofd blijven hangen, die zowel zijn vroege invloeden weerspiegelen die hem inspireerden om gitaar te spelen als de muzikale reis die hij sindsdien heeft gemaakt. De nummers zitten vol hoop en positiviteit. Elke noot op deze plaat betekent iets voor Simon en zijn band en dat voel je.

Simon McBride - The Fighter (album cover)

Simon McBride

The Fighter

Release date: Friday, May 27th 2022
Label: EarMusic/V2 Records

Simon McBride’s ‘The Fighter’ is the precious fruit of hard work, of many years of experience on the road and in the studio. The album is classic, quality rock with incredible guitar hooks and heavy, rhythmic percussions. It has strong melodic elements that stay in your head, which reflect both his early influences that inspired him to play the guitar in the first place and the musical journey that he has taken since. The songs are full of hope and positivity. Every single note on this record means something to Simon and his band. This album is the perfect opportunity for Simon to make a name for himself and shine within the rock world!

Currently Simon replaces Steve Morse in Deep Purple, who -due to a family matter- hiatus temporary. Joe Satriani who, played with the band in 1993 en 1994, said in an interview with eonmusic the following; “Simon is a great call for that, so that’s really great”, he said; “I mean, the band is close to Simon, and Simon’s a great guitarist”.

‘The Fighter’ will be released on May 27th, via earMUSIC.

SIMON McBRIDE 'The Fighter' - Official Video

Don’t Dare (4:15)
Show Me How to Love (4:20)
Kingdoms (3:35)
The Fighter (4:20)
High Stakes (3:39)
Let Me Go (3:48)
100 Days (3:20)
King of the Hill (3:52)
Just Takes Time (3:09)
Back to You (3:55)
Trouble (3:18)
The Stealer (4:25)

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