Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, COSMOSQUAD, BOMBASTIC MEATBATS) will be debuting a new configuration of his explosive solo band on June 15 at the Baked Potato in Studio City, CA when he’ll be joined by bassist Pete Griffin (GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA), drummer Andy Sanesi (MISSING PERSONS, SEBASTIAN BACH), and Grammy Award winning arranger/producer Tom Brooks (ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT) on keyboards. Kollman and Brooks will also hit the road with Parsons starting June 2 in Denver CO as the UK legend continues his “Eye in the Sky 35th Anniversary Tour 2018”.
Kollman will be playing the following summer shows with the ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT:
Jun 02 – Levitt Pavilion Denver, Denver CO
Jun 03 – Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Jun 05 – Copernicus Center, Chicago IL
Jun 07 – Fox Theatre – Tucson AZ
Jun 08 – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix AZ
Jun 09 – Westgate Resort, Las Vegas NV
Jun 20 – Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico (w/ symphony orchestra)
Jun 21 – Auditorio Metropolitano, Puebla, Mexico
Jul 28 – Schloss Kapfenburg, Lauchheim, Germany
Jul 29 – Hohentwiel Festival, Singen, Germany
Jul 31 – Calwer Klostersommer, Calw, Germany
Aug 04 – Legendy Rocka Festival, Slupsk, Poland
Kollman recently took part in an intensive Parsons led weekend workshop at Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, CA, alongside Brooks and session greats Vinnie Colaiuta (FRANK ZAPPA, JEFF BECK, MEGADETH) and Nathan East (ERIC CLAPTON, TOTO, JOE SATRIANI) on drums and bass, respectively, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. The star-studded ensemble tracked a prog rock version of the song “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, which is set to appear on Parsons’ upcoming studio album.
On the release front, Kollman can be heard on the eponymous debut album by DUKES OF THE ORIENT, out on Frontiers Records, contributing guitars on “Strange Days”, “Seasons Will Change” and “Give Another Reason”. The video for “Strange Days” can be viewed at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HkY2Zd_79o
Kollman has also tracked with his side project, L.A. blues rockers BLEEDING HARP; the group’s sophomore album, “Truth”, features a guest vocal appearance by none other than Dug Pinnick (KING’S X, KXM) on a cover of the ALLMAN BROTHERS classic “Whipping Post”, a tribute to the late Gregg Allman. The album is available now as a digital download on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other outlets.