September 26th 2021
Black Rose Burning
I was invited by my pal Lorenzo Mameli to the Makerpark Radio studios on Staten Island as a guest on his show "The Rocker". During a very fun two hour broadcast, Lorenzo profiled my NYC music career with a highlight on Black Rose Burning! He was the first to play a sample of new songs on the forthcoming album "The Wheel". Thanks to him and
Makerpark Radio for the great opportunity! You can revisit the broadcast here:
Created by instrumentalist, producer and engineer George Grant in 2018, Black Rose Burning is a very unique combination of Goth, Postpunk, Synthwave, Rock and Shoegaze. The project comes bearing multi-generational influences accepting no boundaries, but still maintaining an overall succinct flow and feel. 40 years of solid songwriting (across many genres) has helped George embellish on well established hooks reminiscent of bands like Tears For Fears and the Church, matched with the drive and determination of acts such as The Sisters Of Mercy and Bauhaus. Include the gothic-pop sensibilities of early Cult and The Cure and BRB does some very creative dusting off, updating and recreation of this early “alternative magic”. The soulful vocal delivery is a standout feature of the songs - one that instantly and immeadiately recognizable. and sets the music apart from most others.
Fans of a whole new breed of bands such as Drab Majesty, Actors, and Creux Lies will enjoy the extremely soulful vocals, unique grooves and top level instrumentation captured here. Described as “postgothic-earworms”, BRB creates mini stories within each unique song - and memorable chorus’ are plentiful.
The project was recorded in George’s own studio, PV Recording Company, which has over the years hosted a wide variety of acts and artists including: Voltaire (with whom he played bass for 10 years), Nellie McKay, Chibi (The Birthday Party Massacre), Emelio Zeff China (Peter Murphy), Knox Chandler (Siouxie And The Banshees) Julia Marcel, Paul Bakija (Reagan Youth) and Ego Likeness.
The production quality is top teir.
A live band is also been assembled to take the material live to stages everywhere in the future, and solo performances are also planned.