- Artist: Joe Bace
- Format: CD
- Release Date:6/17/2008
Eclectic, late-60's and garage influenced pop-rock tunes that were recorded over a two week period. Joe Bace - vocals, guitars, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, keyboards and drum machines. Georgia Bace - backing vocals and some piano on "Lead On". Joe Bace hails from West New York, New Jersey (yes it's directly across the Hudson River from NYC and it's in NJ) Joe is an accomplished singer-songwriter with firm roots in the NYC rock music scene of the 80's and 90's, now living, playing, writing and working at the beach in South Carolina. Fronting and playing in various rock bands, Joe Bace played a hundred + times at the famed CBGBs rock club in NYC's Lower East Side where they played on the same bill with acts such as They Might be Giants, Raging Slab, Masters of Reality, Johnny Thunders and many others. While fronting "The Privates", a pop-punk quartet, Joe and the band were the "house band" at Great Gildersleeves (another infamous NYC rock club) where they opened for acts such as Eric Johnson, Joe Perry, Bush Tetras as well as headlined often (were featured on the "Best of Great Gildersleeves" LP the club released). Another NYC rock club located uptown in NYC, Trax (frequented by rock's elite at the time) had The Privates play there frequently as did Maxwell's (Hoboken, NJ) and many other NYC-metro area clubs. The band got lots of press, were featured in national publications such as Billboard and Variety as well as local music papers like The Village Voice. The band became a trio, The Hellbenders, and piqued the interest of Terry Magovern (a great and wonderful man who is missed by all who knew him; Terry passed away last year) who helped out the band by landing them gigs at the Jersey Shore opening for Joe Grushecky, Southside Johnny and others. The first time Terry saw Joe perform with the band, when asked what he thought; Terry responded "very good". Those who knew Terry would know that to be the highest of compliments that came from this \'gentle giant" (unless you got on his wrong side) of New Jersey's music world. Fast-forward to 2008. After a music career hiatus, Joe Bace is now an accomplished "green" architect living, working and now back in the saddle again, writing and playing music with his Gibson Les Paul Swamp Ash (environmentally-friendly certified wood of course) Takamine acoustics, Kurzweil keyboard and harmonica at the beach in South Carolina. Joe\'s daughter, Georgia, is an amazing talent. Her backing vocals, piano, support and energy-techno assistance on this CD are frighteningly mature and made all the difference. Joe is a real proud Dad to say the least.
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