Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since the early 90’s. After four major label releases, she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records in 1999, and has since released nine more albums – including the companion CD to her critically acclaimed, one woman, Off-Broadway musical My Mother Has Four Noses.
Jonatha has co-written songs with Katy Perry and The Courtyard Hounds. She’s also written for four Disney films, numerous television shows, and she composed and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.
Jonatha is the recipient of a McKnight Artist Fellowship Grant for 2018. She also won the International Acoustic Music Award for Best Artist, and for best song for “Put the Gun Down.”
Artist Website: https://jonathabrooke.com/
Since the late 1980s, Nick has drummed for world renowned bands including Genesis and Tears For Fears as well as for Frost*, Fates Warning, Jonatha Brooke and Mike Keneally. He has been the drummer with award winning progressive rock band Big Big Train since 2007.
Nick played with progressive rock band Spock’s Beard for almost 20 years until 2010. Nick recorded 10 studio albums with Spock’s, also singing lead vocals for the last four releases, and toured the US and Europe on numerous occasions.
“Taste of Danger” is the single to be released from the forthcoming record titled THE SWEETWATER SESSIONS – release date July 10, 2020.
The Sweetwater Sessions started out as a recording workshop at the gorgeous Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana. But after a couple of preparatory conversations with co-producer Mark Hornsby,, we had an idea: – If we’re gonna have a musical dream team assembled and hanging out in a world class studio, why not tack on a couple extra days and see if we can record a retrospective of JBro tunes for a visceral “live, in the studio” record. And that’s what we did.
Back together with the team from Midnight. Hallelujah., plus Sean Driscoll, who’s been touring with me for about 6 years we had a really great organic revisiting of some beloved music.
Sean Driscoll: Electric Guitar, 2nd Acoustic on Hide Your Love Away, Background Vocals on Hide Your Love Away, and Midnight. Hallelujah.
Nick D’Virgilio: Drums, Percussion.
Phil Naish: Keys, Piano, Hammond, Wurly.
Dave Martin: Bass
Recorded at Sweetwater Studios, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Co-produced by Jonatha Brooke, Phil Naish and Mark Hornsby
Mixed by John Fields at Creation Audio (studio B)
Mastered by Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering
Additional recording by Miles Hanson at Creation Sound, Minneapolis, MN
Assistant Engineer: Rachel Leonard
Photography and Design: Erick Anderson