Houston (SWE)

Foto
Logo

Info

Nazione:Svezia
Attività:dal 2010

Line up

  • Hank Erix: vocals
  • Soufian Ma'Aoui: bass
  • Calle Hammar: guitars, backing vocals
  • Victor Lundberg: keyboards, backing vocals
  • Oscar Lundström: drums
Houston is: Freddie Allen and Hank Erix - two young men joined together on a mission to create the music of their dreams.
The music of Houston brings back memories of Survivor, Boston, Foreigner and Journey. Only this is no journey back in time. AOR music is on the move and has seldom been more celebrated by critics and fans alike. Journey's 1981 single 'Don't Stop Believing' sensationally climbed back to the top ten of the British single charts last year, while bands like Foreigner and Boston continue to show up on movie soundtrack albums - and Bon Jovi's concert tours breaks new records in the US and elsewhere. AOR strikes back, bigtime. And Houston is here for the take-off.
Houston's debut album mixes classical song writing and musicianship, with new talent and an urge to create the best rock music imaginable. Focusing on strong choruses, high-pitched but still smooth vocals, sweet and dreamy keyboards and of course guitar solos to end all guitar solos - this is a must for every respectable rock connoisseur. Tommy Denander, Tomas Vikström, Mats Olausson - these are only a few of the rock legends appearing on the album. Master producer Ricky B. Delin has lined up an amazing crew working to create the best of both these worlds, the classical and the up-and-coming.
The first single 'Hold On' has gotten a lot of attention and air time in Sweden and Finland. The selftitled debut album has sold thousands of copies in Sweden and surrounding territories. It has recently been picked up by Universal/Spinefarm in the U.K. and Ireland, where it will be released with two bonus tracks shortly.

Houston "II" is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2010 debut. The swedish AOR outfit has been working on the new songs since the last tour of the UK in 2011, and the result shows that it was not chance that got their first album to 1st place of Classic Rock Magazine's top AOR albums of 2010.
Producer/keyboard player Ricky Delin has for this album become a full member of the band, together with Hank Erix (vocals) and Freddie Allen (drums). The trio has once again used Sweden's finest melodic rock musicians, such as the great Tommy Denander for most guitar parts and long-time band associate Soufian Ma'Aoui for the bass parts.

Together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile) the band created ‘III’. Martin Karlegård has worked with French Idol singer Jenifer, Swedish pop star Brolle Jr and world famous Swedish band ‘The Sounds’ and has helped the band to add a mature and organic sound to their brand of classy and classic Melodic Rock.

Discografia

Copertina 8
III (Livewire / Cargo Records UK / 2017) 

1. COLD AS ICE / 2. EVERLASTING / 3. DANGEROUS LOVE / 4. LIGHTS OUT / 5. AMAZING / 6. TO BE YOU / 7. GLASS HOUSES / 8. TWELVE-STEP / 9. ROAD TO RUIN / 10. INTERSTATE LIFE

Copertina 6,5
Relaunch II (Livewire/Cargo Records / 2014) 

1. JUSTICE FOR ONE (ORIGINALLY BY JOHN FARNHAM) / 2. LOVE IS BLIND (ORIGINALLY BY JOHN O’BANION) / 3. COUNTING STARS (ORIGINALLY BY ONE REPUBLIC) / 4. SOULS (ORIGINALLY BY RICK SPRINGFIELD) ...

Copertina 8
II (Livewire / 2013) 

1. GLORY / 2. I’M COMING HOME / 3. RETURN MY HEART / 4. TALK TO ME / 5. BACK TO THE SUMMER OF LOVE / 6. 24 HOURS / 7. ON THE RADIO / 8. LOSING / 9. JUST FRIENDS / 10. BELIEVE

Copertina 8,5
Houston (Spinefarm / 2011) 

1. PRIDE / 2. TRUTH SLIPS / 3. HOLD ON / 4. I'M ALIVE / 5. ONE CHANCE / 6. GIVE ME BACK MY HEART / 7. MISERY / 8. SHE'S A MYSTERY / 9. NOW / 10. 1000 SONGS / 11. UNDER YOUR SKIN ...

Copertina 7,5
Relaunch (Spinefarm Records / 2011) 

1. RUNAWAY / 2. CARRIE / 3. BRIEF ENCOUNTER / 4. DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT LOVE IS / 5. DON’T EVER WANNA LOSE YOU / 6. DIDN’T WE ALMOST WIN IT ALL / 7. WITHOUT YOUR LOVE / 8. TRUTH SLIPS (ACOUSTIC) ...

Copertina
Houston (Rocket Songs / 2010) 

1. PRIDE / 2. TRUTH SLIPS / 3. HOLD ON / 4. I'M ALIVE / 5. ONE CHANCE / 6. GIVE ME BACK MY HEART / 7. MISERY / 8. SHE'S A MYSTERY / 9. NOW / 10. 1000 SONGS

Interviste

Non sono ancora presenti interviste per questo gruppo

Live report

Non sono ancora presenti live report per questo gruppo

Ultime notizie correlate

Nessuna notizia disponibile
Queste informazioni possono essere state inserite da utenti in maniera non controllata. Lo staff di Metal.it non si assume alcuna responsabilità riguardante la loro validità o correttezza.