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Addison, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Addison, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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"The production value is excellent...this is music made to be heard by the masses..This is big arena rock with the emphasis on Big! I predict major success for AVM!"

-Robert Crane
Red Dog Music Group, Inc. USA - Robert Crane,President, Red Dog Music Group, Inc. USA


"The production value is excellent...this is music made to be heard by the masses..This is big arena rock with the emphasis on Big! I predict major success for AVM!"

-Robert Crane
Red Dog Music Group, Inc. USA - Robert Crane,President, Red Dog Music Group, Inc. USA


"I heard a great song and a great voice coming from my stuidio one day. I ran inside, and found one of my engineers working with an artist named Robert Mackey. I think it's just a matter of time before he's discovered by the rest of the world."

-Jim Peterik
Grammy Award Winner & Multi-Platinum Songwriter/Producer USA
with (3) #1 hits and (10) top 10 hits including "Vehicle" (featured in General Motors-TV commercials) Survivor "Eye of the Tiger", "The Search is Over". 38-Special "Hold on Loosely" and more... - Jim Peterik, Songwriter/Producer


"I heard a great song and a great voice coming from my stuidio one day. I ran inside, and found one of my engineers working with an artist named Robert Mackey. I think it's just a matter of time before he's discovered by the rest of the world."

-Jim Peterik
Grammy Award Winner & Multi-Platinum Songwriter/Producer USA
with (3) #1 hits and (10) top 10 hits including "Vehicle" (featured in General Motors-TV commercials) Survivor "Eye of the Tiger", "The Search is Over". 38-Special "Hold on Loosely" and more... - Jim Peterik, Songwriter/Producer


"I think every song has hit potential...Robert is a very talented/songwriter with captivating enthusiasm."

-Sheldon Elias, President Elias Music USA
Emmy Award for "Fame"
Academy Award nominee for "Eyewitness" & Television 'Clio' Award Winner - Sheldon Elias, President Elias Music USA


"I think every song has hit potential...Robert is a very talented/songwriter with captivating enthusiasm."

-Sheldon Elias, President Elias Music USA
Emmy Award for "Fame"
Academy Award nominee for "Eyewitness" & Television 'Clio' Award Winner - Sheldon Elias, President Elias Music USA


"Robert Mackey is a very talented man. AVM is a very good AOR Band that captures influences of Kansas, Foreigner. Survivor, Roadmaster and even Pink Floyd...without any doubt, the songs "Tired of Telling You" and "Don't Take No Chances" are really incredible Pomprock gems that simply can't be ignored by fans of this lost genre. I haven't heard a band playing this kind of rock music for a long time!"

-Gabor Kleinbloesem, Editor of Strutter'zine, Holland, The Netherlands - Gabor Kleinbloesem, Editor of Strutter'zine


"Robert Mackey is a very talented man. AVM is a very good AOR Band that captures influences of Kansas, Foreigner. Survivor, Roadmaster and even Pink Floyd...without any doubt, the songs "Tired of Telling You" and "Don't Take No Chances" are really incredible Pomprock gems that simply can't be ignored by fans of this lost genre. I haven't heard a band playing this kind of rock music for a long time!"

-Gabor Kleinbloesem, Editor of Strutter'zine, Holland, The Netherlands - Gabor Kleinbloesem, Editor of Strutter'zine


Discography

4 song "Maxi-Single" 2001
Full Length cd "It's Tonight" 2003
3 Song "Radio Sampler" CD
Maxi-Single DVD Jan, 2008
Radio Single "Hush" 2011
Full Length CD "A Matter of Time" 2012

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This Chicago based quintet lead by singer-songwriter and music producer Robert Mackey, possess that rare magical ability to transcend across musical boundaries and age demographics. "We constantly push for musical excellence with our performances while keeping the songs accessible, relatable and memorable for our audience" says Mackey, who insists on making sure that the songs on the album "flow". "I really love it when a fan says that they put on the CD and before they realized it, nearly an hour had gone by..."

With musical hooks so big and haunting you can hang both your coat and hat, AVM has a sound similar to today's major artists like U2, Train, Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul. Mackey's songs and music also shine brightly with inspiration from legendary rock artists like Kansas, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley and Electric Light Orchestra.

With radio airplay on 100+stations, international CD sales and reviews, the response to their heart felt and dynamic rock music has been very "real" causing many people to call the radio station and ask "who WAS that?" AVM has rocked tens of thousands as pre-game entertainment for the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. They have also entertained thousands more at many outdoor summer festivals and prominent clubs throughout the USA. Their experienced band members have shared the stage with many legendary and diverse Artists like Joe Perry of (Aerosmith), Cheap Trick, Loverboy, Kansas, Starship, Survivor, Steppenwolf, Leslie West & Mountain, Canned Heat, Eric Johnson, Buddy Guy, Eddie Money, Three Dog Night, The Guess Who, Robin Trower, Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix), Molly Hatchet, Rare Earth, Off Broadway, Mecca, Kiki Dee & Davie Jonstone (Elton John), Badfinger, Ides Of March, Triumph, Joan Jett, to name a few.

So what sets this band apart from ten thousand cookie-cutter sounding bands? Answer: AVM is a rock group who's mastery of their instruments, music and songwriting craftsmanship are uncommonly gifted. What a difference it makes when you experience REAL music made by a REAL songwriter with REAL classically trained musicians!

They are not just good...they are world-class great! Their live performance is even more powerful than the CD...very rare in today's music industry. Think this is a bold statement? Are you a fan of any of the above Artists? If so, then listen to the CD. We are sure you will agree with the rave reviews. One recent review said it best, "I haven't heard a band playing this kind of rock music for a long time." -Gabor Kleinbloesem Editor of STRUTTERZINE in Holland.