Project One

Project One

BandJazzRock

Good things come to those who wait…and now…4 of the 70's best undiscovered Jazz and Rock artists have come together to form Project One. An eclectic mix of smart tunes and tight jams, ranging from Fusion to West Coast Rock…highlight 'MoonWaves', their debut CD.

Biography

Lunar Records’ first release; “MoonWaves”, by Project One…is a spell-caster and exhilarating 'soul surfeit', to say the least. Philadelphia area legends Eric “Cruize” Henderson, mw4man, Barry D. Roberts and Aniko Somogyi form a multi-talented lineup of singing, songwriting, sculptors of sound…presenting a debut album filled to the brim with exceptional compositions, inventive arrangements and studio superchops. 'MoonWaves' is an airtight, well executed mixed bag of progressive jazz and solid rock, leading the listener across a diverse musical landscape carved from stylish modes, syncopated rhythms and original refrain. From the opening chords of the soaring Philly Jazz sizzler, “Visitor #2”...through the album’s grand finale; the jubilant and resounding Retro-British Rocker, “Happy To Be Here Now”...the sound and extraordinary spirit found in these tracks will provide an uplifting, total sonic experience for anyone who loves the art of music.

The band members all hail from varying musical backgrounds and influences as well...Henderson from Rock & Soul, R&B, Contemporary Jazz, Psychedelic Rock and Fusion... 4man from Rock & Roll, Acid Rock, Jazz Rock and Pop/Rock...Roberts from Folk-Rock, Pop-Soul and Juju/Yoruba…& Somogyi from Vocal Jazz and Contemporary Female Singer/Songwriter. They can collectively claim as their musical influences no less than the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Dave Brubeck, Joni Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, The Beatles, Wes Montgomery, James Taylor, Freddie Hubbard, Laura Nyro, Billy Cobham, Steely Dan, Charlie Christian…& just about every important Motown act to ever chart a hit 45.

The sonic skills developed by these players over many years show up in grand scale for this record. The songs are protogenic and well crafted…the vocals solid and powerful...and the music thoroughly top-flite. The recording and production quality on MoonWaves are first-rate as well, as is the album’s mastering, by Ed Littman.

'MoonWaves' is available via the 'Links' at the bottom of this page.

Lyrics

Golden Rainbow

Written By: Alvin. E. Walker: Lyrics, Mark. W. Forman: Music (& Lyrics)

When you feel you can’t carry on;
And try to face life when hope has gone
(A ship tossed on an angry sea);
Sail into my harbor, anchor with me
I will comfort you, because I know
After every storm there’s a golden rainbow

If you should feel you’ve grown cold and blue
As snow clouds under a wintry moon
And you see through a wistful eye
The faces and places of days gone by
Just remember this, wherever you go
After every storm there’s a golden rainbow

And you won’t have to worry about the past
For we can make the future last...
No worse for wear, if time has moved too fast

So make this goodbye as short as you can;
And cherish the joy that you gave this man
For no matter how far you roam,
Our star lights the path that will guide you home
I’ll be waiting here, through high and low
For after every storm there’s a golden rainbow

Happy To Be Here Now

Written By: Mark W. Forman

I’m happy to be here now;
and suddenly on the town
With all of the friends we’ve had,
certain to come around

The magical minstrel man,
has promises; twelve for all
And under the cartoon moon we’ll sing:
“Dancing at the Vagabond’s Ball”

You can say what you want about me
I’ve been down on me luck before
You can build your walls around me…
but I’ll always find the door

I’m happy to be here now;
and suddenly on the town
With all of the friends we’ve had,
certain to come around
(and all of the friends we’ve had
are certain to come around.)

My Fantasy

Written By: Aniko Somogyi & Eric J. Henderson

(Copyright 2006, by Aniko Somogyi & Eric J. Henderson)

You're my fantasy…now, let's make it real
You can take me where: everything would be possible…anything is attainable
We devise like children, hearts filled with giving
Not just for you and me…you and me

Its one world we see; uselessly stifled by greed
It's our world, can't you see?
Let's take it back…let's take it back
Such a precious planet that's always been ready, to give us all what we need…truly need

Treasure his precious dream: people living in peace…we can start right here
Fulfill the dream…at last, realize
Share the dream; and now it is the time
Let us set the standard to the highest level, not just for you and me…you and me

Its one world we see; uselessly blighted by greed
It's our world, can't you see?
Let's take it back…let's take it back
Such a precious planet that's always been ready, to give us all what we need…truly need

(There is no way to Peace…Peace is the way)

This paradise given by god; his creation we defile
The oceans are rising; won't stop it by denying the cause
Shortsighted business by men of past centuries, gone mad…
gone mad for the money…the power…they've put us on the brink
Doesn't matter who suffers; the starving of children in squalor
While they live in their mansions and places of vulgar desire

Discography

'MoonWaves'
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2006

RELEASE INFO:
UPC: 783707197104
SLP: $12.95
GENRE: Jazz / Rock
PACKAGING: Jewel Case/16 pg. IB

TRACK LIST:
1) Visitor #2
2) Whispers
3) Down Side
4) Mopin’ Around
5) Golden Rainbow
6) My Fantasy
7) I Know Something Good About You
8) Visitor #3
9) Happy To Be Here Now

MARKETING/PROMO:
ONLINE SALES/DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION:
CD Baby (& affiliates)
RADIO CAMPAIGN: Jazz, Rock, College Radio, Alternative, Variety
INSTORE DISTRIBUTION: Super D
Stock/Promos available on request