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Meet Mars Hollow/Kerry Chicoine

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Meet Mars Hollow/Kerry Chicoine

Postby kErrY Kompost » 12 Nov 2009, 00:42

Hello Flower Kings and Queens,

I've only posted here once before, a review of the mighty, majestic new Transatlantic album. I've been a Flowerkings fan since about 2001 when I heard "Stardust We Are". I managed to catch Roine and company at the Troubador here in Los Angeles back in 2003 or so -- my memory is fading like old magnetic tape (I need to upgrade to digital).

Anyway, I hope to post here more often -- I find Roine's compositions to be ultra-amazing. Of all the newer prog writers out there today, Roine's stuff -- to these jaded ears -- is by far the most adventurous and dramatic. Love it!

Anyway, my band, Mars Hollow (formerly known as NEXT) has a brand new 9:30-length epic for your listening pleasure, located here:


If you like Transatlantic, Flowerkings, Spock's, et al -- and who doesn't? -- and the other classic Big Three prog acts, please, by all means, have a listen. All you have to lose is 9:30 of your time. There's some band information on the page as well, which will be a far more effective introduction than this meager post.

The album is ready to go and -- shock! -- we've got a handful of independent, small, well-respected prog labels showing interest in releasing the album. The record was produced by King Crimson associate Ronan Chris Murphy and it sounds really, really fine.

Thanks in advance, and if the moderators consider this spam, please delete it.

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Re: Meet Mars Hollow/Kerry Chicoine

Postby projeKct » 12 Nov 2009, 03:11

Hey! This is not spam!!

Thank for posting that info about you and your band!

Well, I listened to Wait For Me and I must say it is really good! Nice vocal harmonies, complex rhythms, solid structure, top-notch playing... What more can we ask for? ... Maybe more tracks?? ;)

Keep us updated about your album and don't hesitate to tell us when we can buy it!

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Re: Meet Mars Hollow/Kerry Chicoine

Postby Chessman » 12 Dec 2009, 14:27

Hi Kerry,
And welcome to the forum!
Just had a listen to your song and I have to say I am very impressed! Musically it's excellent, vocally it's very good too, and the production certainly sounds top notch! Keep us informed how you get on. If the rest of the album is this good, I may very well be interested in it!

Best wishes,

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Re: Meet Mars Hollow/Kerry Chicoine

Postby kErrY Kompost » 23 Mar 2010, 22:18

Many, many thanks to you folks for the kind words -- made my day!

I'm truly sorry I don't post or hang around here more often -- I have a couple of boards where I'm quite active and feel at home and sometimes it's hard to find a new place to hang out.

All that said, I'm posting a press release for my band's new album and hope it's not taken as a "hit and run" Self-Promoting-Artist-Message (SPAM). Mods, kill it if you feel it violates the spirit of the board.

The whole album (7 songs, 58 minutes) is available for streaming right now, and I encourage anyone interested to have a listen. We feel it's a very strong album and hope you feel the same.

For anyone motivated to buy a copy, it's in stock and shipping now, details below.

Thank you for letting me post this.


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March 23, 2010

MARS HOLLOW Release Self-Titled Debut on 10T Records

Charleston, SC - March 23, 2010 (10T Records) - 10T Records is excited to announce the release of the full length debut CD release by Mars Hollow on June 8, 2010. Mars Hollow are based out of Southern California's musically fertile San Fernando Valley, where some of rock's classic albums have been recorded. Comprised of four veteran musicians - John Baker (vocals/guitar), Jerry Beller (drums/vocals), Kerry Chicoine (bass/vocals) and Steve Mauk (keyboards/vocals) - Mars Hollow blend their unique individual musical voices into one captivating whole.

Mars Hollow take the foundation of '70's progressive rock - classical-based song structures combined with melodic pop and rock sensibilities - and update this classic formula for the new millennium. Seamlessly blending unexpected instrumental passages with traditional progressive, pop and rock motifs, Mars Hollow strive for songwriting balance sprinkled with the left-turns necessary to keep the music challenging and moving. In other words, it's all about the song.

Mars Hollow's self-titled debut album was produced, mixed and mastered by King Crimson associate Ronan Chris Murphy. Ronan has also been involved with such artists as Terry Bozzio, Steve Morse, Tony Levin, Steve Stevens, Mike Keneally, the California Guitar Trio, and Nels Cline.

"We're very happy to be on the 10T Records roster," says Mars Hollow bassist/songwriter Kerry Chicoine, "and, considering the caliber of the artists they've signed in the past, we're very flattered as well. We're looking forward to a positive and fulfilling relationship with 10T Records."

"There are some bands that have that unique ability to instantly captivate the ear and dominate your attention," says 10T Records president, Steve Carroll. "Mars Hollow was able to accomplish that feat within the first track of their debut CD and then hold onto it throughout. We are genuinely excited to be able to bring this music to a larger audience."

"Mars Hollow" is available for immediate pre-sale through the 10T Records website. All orders received between now and the official release date will ship by the end of the week prior to the official release. Additionally, all tracks from "Mars Hollow" are available to preview in their entirety through the 10T Records website:

http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/pr ... scography/

After June 8, "Mars Hollow" will be available at your favorite retail outlet for immediate purchase.

For further information:
Steve Carroll
10T Records

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