Former Danger Danger Guitarist Andy Timmons Releasing Rock Version Of Classic Beatles Album
October 11, 2011
Former Danger Danger guitarist Andy Timmons is about to release a classic rock trio version of The Beatles’ classic album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The instrumental album, entitled ‘Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper’, is available for pre-order at www.andytimmons.com and will be shipped on october 24th. The first 500 orders from the website will receive a limited edition 8×10 photo of the Andy Timmons Band signed by all three band members.
The Andy Timmons Band, featuring Mike Daane on bass and Rob Avsharian on drums, will be returning to Italy for 10 shows to celebrate the release of the new CD beginning on October 14th.
As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, Andy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.
As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)
In 1988, the Andy Timmons Band was formed and he quickly gained a following in Texas. Around that time, Epic recording artists Danger Danger recruited him to finish their debut record, film several videos, and begin touring.
After 4 years in New York with Danger Danger, Andy returned to Dallas in 1993 to resume his studio career and the Andy Timmons Band. His first solo release, ‘ear X-tacy’, was released in 1994 to critical acclaim followed 1997’s ‘ear X-tacy 2’. He then released ‘Pawn Kings’ (1997), ‘Orange Swirl’ (1998), ‘The Spoken and the Unspoken’ (1999), and ‘And-thology 1 & 2’ (2000). In 2001 Andy signed with Favored Nations and released his first international record, ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’, a compliation of the first two ear X-tacy records and and five new tracks. ‘Resolution’ (2006) marked Andy’s first full-length new release for Favored Nations.
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