Kik Tracee singer Stephen Shareaux and Bang Tango guitarist Drew Fortier to record acoustic live album
Big news for Kik Tracee fans as the group’s singer Stephen Shareaux is teaming up with Bang Tango guitarist and Zen From Mars bandmate Drew Fortier to record an acoustic live album that will include many Kik Tracee tracks.
Speaking exclusively with Sleaze Roxx, Fortier advised as follows: “[We] will be performing a free acoustic show at Black Circle Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, Indiana [USA on Friday, August 24, 2018]. We will be recording a live acoustic album that evening with a set spanning Stephen‘s whole career. We will be playing Kik Tracee songs, Stephen’s solo material as well as songs from our forthcoming Zen From Mars album. There might even be a surprise or two during the set as well. The live album will be produced, engineered and mixed by Joe Haze. Also the following day [Saturday, August 25, 2018], Stephen and I will be appearing as guests at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo [at the Nashville Palace in Nashville, Tennessee, USA].”
In terms of why the duo decided to record an acoustic live album, Fortier stated: “We have been performing acoustic shows together for the past few years now and we wanted to capture the essence of what we bring to the table in that regard. Stephen is an incredible frontman and these songs truly stand the test of time. Plus it’s a way for people to get an early sneak peak at the Zen From Mars material. The Zen From Mars album will be coming out this year and we have a big announcement for that soon as well.”
In terms of whether we can expect a Kik Tracee reunion in the future, Fortier opined: “There is no Kik Tracee reunion in the foreseeable future but we see this live acoustic album as a way to keep the Kik Tracee songs alive and well. We also came up with some pretty unique arrangements for some of songs that I think will surely catch people by surprise especially the songs that you wouldn’t expect to hear in an acoustic setting.”