It's new growth and another challenge. Impressed with what he heard, Peterik chose Marc to demo the tunes he wrote for the Pride of Lions album, Immortal. An integral part of Peterik's genius is his ability to tap into and perfectly utilize the talent that surrounds him. His work on Cold Blooded is so nuanced and expressive, it's like another voice singing along with me. When we got into the studio I suddenly realized this was going to be a special project, so I called a friend of mine who suggested that we bring in Jennifer. So to have a singer of Marc's caliber is fun because it puts me in a different role.
He previously worked with Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson on Wilson's 1998 solo album,. Past artists include and Mallory Lennon. In 1976 he released a solo album, Don't Fight the Feeling, and toured as the Jim Peterik Band with guitar , Terry Fryer keyboards , and Chase's rhythm section of Dennis Keith Johnson bass and drums. Scherer: I'm excited about the future of this project and this new relationship with Jennifer. He is also active as a producer and mentor to young, developing talent. It was all meant to be.
Peterik: If I had to put one thing I'd say it was working with Jennifer Batten. It was the most productive session I've ever had in my life. We went back in and within fifteen minutes had the version that you hear on the record. I learned a lot just by observing him and also learned that the power of entertainment went well beyond the music. It's something we can all relate to. At the time, they sent me the movie and script and I knew it right away it was going to be a huge hit.
It was a really positive situation. Following Survivor's 1988 album Too Hot to Sleep, the group disbanded. I do a lot of solo guitar shows where I perform the melodies and solos that are in synch with tracks. The guitar sound is perfect…guitar use and solos are exactly where required and sound just like one Frankie Sullivan… Broken Home breaks the mould a little as it features some female backing vocals courtesy of Shoshana Bean. In April 2011 Peterik played a sold-out run of eight nights at the Pioneer Place Theater as a special guest of the Fabulous Armadillos in St. Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page. In the early years of Survivor, Peterik continued to co-write hits for other artists, including and.
In 2012, Peterik co-wrote and made an appearance on ' reunion album,. He is currently fronting the melodic rock band Pride of Lions, smooth-jazz project Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, and has a regular series of yearly concert performances with an all-star cast as World Stage. He takes guitar playing to another level. Most of my initial concerns about the familiarity of some of the songs disappeared after a few listens…there are so many riffs, lyric extracts, refrains and keyboard flourishes that sound just like various Survivor songs…but hey nothing wrong with that… Title track Risk Everything kicks things off with an extended intro featuring a weird backward guitar before turning into a classic Survivor-like tune. It's driven by her input and is a special album that just rocks.
Jim Peterik performs at an American Society of News Editors convention session in Washington, D. There will also be a special surprise Festival only release from Jim Peterik featuring Marc Scherer and more legendary artists to be announced shortly. We just needed to wait for the right time to use it. We knew right away that she wasn't fiddling around. I always knew it was a great song. At first, we thought it was just going to be for a few tracks but we realized she had taken the songs to a whole new level.
Marc Scherer sounds uncannily like the former Styx vocalist on several tracks here Thee Crescendo for example. I am utterly in awe of the man's songwriting, producing and musical talent. . Scherer's back-up singing blended so seamlessly with frontman Toby Hitchcock's voice that Peterik was then inspired to write songs specifically for it. Co-wrote the books Songwriting for Dummies and his autobiography, Through the Eye of the Tiger, and has mentored dozens of upcoming pop, rock, jazz and country performers. In the early 1970s Peterik wrote several songs recorded by the jazz-rock band.
Peterik also develops and produces new talent on his own label, World Stage International. They toured with several of the era's most popular bands, including and. In 2003 he founded Pride of Lions with. What was that experience like? We always knew there was something there. No need to mention specific songs as you can guess what they sound like but safe to say they are a mixture of rockier numbers and big ballads featuring lots of emotive singing from the impressive Marc Scherer. World Stage has two recording studios, engineered by the Ides of March co-founder and Peterik's childhood friend, Larry Millas.
Peterik: What really impressed me about Jennifer was the fact that she came totally prepared. The tragedy of it was that at the last minute the director decided to go with another song. Peterik: I actually wrote that song with 38 Special back in the early nineties. Music was just the foundation. I was crushed, but the moral of the story is that it's found a second chance.