The Bob Holz Band has released 10
new,original tracks on May 1st,2012. The music is a
collaboration with 3 time Grammy nominee, Frank
Stepanek( reggae super stars Black Uhuru)
The CD is being released on the Ultimate lable.
Online PR News – 16-May-2012 – New York, NY – The Bob Holz Band Debuts Higher than the Clouds
The latest brain child of legendary percussionist Bob
Holz is finally ready to be released upon the ears of the
world, featuring a dynamic collaboration with some of
the most talented names in the business. Joining
forces with Grammy-nominated artist Frank Stepanek
and renowned New York bassist Mike Shoefter, the trio
created a fiery set of tracks for The Bob Holz Band’s
debut LP Higher than the Clouds.
Formed two years ago, the group almost immediately
began turning heads, thanks to their respective
burgeoning resumes and stellar chops within the blues,
rock and funk genres. Holz comes from a lengthy
education of drumming and percussion mastery
including studying at the Berklee School of Music, as well as learning from Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham
and Clayton Cameron. He’s performed with stars
ranging from Peter Tosh and The Outlaws to Shemika
Copeland and Benny Mardones.
While playing with the popular reggae outfit, Black
Uhuru, singer/songwriter/guitarist Stepanek was
nominated for three Grammys, along with receiving
worldwide radio airplay and participating in numerous
global tours. Bassist Mike Schoefter has remained a
name stay in the New York City music scene for years,
appearing on seemingly endless amounts of recordings
throughout his tenure.
Once the lineup was solidified, they burst onto the
scene, making their indelible mark with a performance
at Funktoberfest, featuring George Clinton and
Parliament-Funkadelic in October 2011. By backing the exciting event up with an appearance at Reggae
Fest for Climate Protection as well as shows with Orleans and Bad Company, The Bob Holz Band is
ready to blast off.
Co-written by Holz and Stepanek, Higher than the Clouds descended upon the scene on March 1, 2012,
featuring 10 hair-raising, energetic tracks which deliver an addictive platter of musical flavors to the
listener. Experiencing moments of rock, blues and funk with a dash of psychedelic influence, the album
sees a bonafide trio of musical greats at their best.
A song off the LP, “All that I Need” caught the eye of Examiner.com music writer David Garlow, who said
“Cool rhythms, mellow vibe, and just an overall good tune…Nice job guys!”
Following the album’s anticipated release, the group is making preparations to hit the road again to share
their already well recognized musical prowess. With decades of experience and hundreds of live shows
already under their belts, fans should keep their eyes peeled for some truly special moments coming
soon to cities around the world.
Higher than the Clouds is available now through digital retailers everywhere and fans can check out
streaming tracks through the group’s official MySpace, Facebook or Reverb Nation pages.