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Monday, 6 February 2012

Michael Des Barres In Discussion With Gonzo About New Album and Archive Projects

Michael Des Barres recently played a special showcase for Gonzo MD Rob Ayling in front of  a specially invited audience at Little Feat's rehearsal facillity in North Hoillywood.
Michael performed new songs which will fore the basis of a new studio album which will be released later in 2012.
Michael is pictured above front centre with Gonzo MD Rob Ayling front left

Rob Ayling was also discussing with Michael the possibility of other archive projects with Michael which are also looking to see the light of day later in 2012 and into 2013

Michael first came to prominence in the seventies as frontman of British band Silverhead where he recorded two albums for Purple records. Following that Michael formed Detective  with former Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye and recorded two albums for led Zeppelin's Swansong label with the first album being produced by Andy Johns and James Robinson with James Robinson being a pseudonym for Jimmy page.

Into the eigties  and Micheal formed Chequered past with former Sex Pistol Steve Jones and former Blondie rhythm section Clem Burke and Nigel Harrsion(Nigel had also been a member of Silverhead)
In the eighties Michael also replaced Robert Palmer in the Power Station performing at the legendary Live Aid concert in Philadelphia.

As a songwriter Michael also scored a massive success when he co wrote the song Obsession with Holly Knight which was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic for Animotion

Michael Des Barres is also an accomplished actor starting his career in the film To Sir With Love alongside Sidney Poitier and Lulu. he subsequently appeared in Television in the dramas McGyver and Miami Vice(With The Power Station),music however is Michael's first love and the new album is big priority for Michael this year along with the other archive projects currently under discussion with Gonzo.

Watch this space for more details

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