Jim Crean and Jessie Galante release video for duet on track “Love Is”
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees / singers Jim Crean (class of 2019) and Jessie Galante (2010) have released a video for their duet on the single “Love Is.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following about Crean in its review of the singer’s solo album The London Fog: “Jim Crean. Some of you may know him as the long-time frontman for covers band Hair Nation. Some of you may know him from his solo albums, which appear to total six studio records and one greatest hits compilation album. Some of you, like me, may know him as the man who was recruited to sing for Vinnie Vincent for two shows in February 2019 when Robert Fleischman pulled out. Sadly, those two Vinnie Vincent shows never happened and it wasn’t long before the former KISS guitarist presumably turned his back on his long-time friend Carmine Appice by criticizing the latter bringing in a singer that he didn’t approve of (presumably Crean whom he had never met). Anyone who is going to be handling the lead vocals for Vinnie Vincent Invasion material would presumably have to be an excellent singer and I definitely got that confirmation when seeing Crean perform last week with Hair Nation in Buffalo, New York.”
Galante‘s website indicates as follows about her beginnings (with slight edits):
“Born of Sicilian parents in Buffalo, NY, Jessie Galante was surrounded by music constantly in her home — a purebred Italian heritage which planted a seed of passion for it inside her heart. But as Jessie grew, she felt the emotional frustration of a traditionally strict Sicilian upbringing bearing down on her. This spawned a revolution, a battle cry for the love of music that was stirring inside, something that would eventually overpower the tame little girl her parents wanted.
Driven by that love of music and a craving to express herself in a way that would communicate all the energy and pent-up emotion, Jessie took to the streets of her native Buffalo, a city filled with rock and blues clubs. It was there in the streets of her hometown that Jessie Galante found her voice… and found herself. Armed with an amazing voice, determination and a fearless approach to performing, Jessie stormed the city, drenching it in a spectacular aura of vocal performance yet to be heard. With her first band “Actor,” Jessie quickly became the number one female singer in the region, receiving countless awards as voted by her fans and the club owners. “Checkin’ Out,” her first recording with “Actor,” was released just weeks following her debut on the music scene and is still played on Buffalo’s 97 Rock radio.
When “Actor” disbanded, Jessie was crushed, heartbroken and not fully understanding what went down frustrated she packed her bags and drove to Los Angeles. Within a year’s time, she was managed by Ray Brown. He recognized the powerhouse of Jessie Galante and created “Fire,” a rock band that lit up LA. Jessie was the star at its center and they performed at all of L.A.’s landmark rock venues… the Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy, Gazarris and The Reseda Country Club. Reviews poured in from all parts of the city; “Fire” was the one of the top ten hottest bands in Southern California. The L.A. Music Connection wrote, “Jessie is inarguably one of the hottest front women L.A. has to offer!”
Jessie and “Fire” recorded a four-song demo with mega-producer Michael Wagener whose credits include Queen, Alice Cooper, Sass Jordan, Great White and Extreme. After hearing the demo, an international music critic wrote, “The band was often called to undertake showcase gigs for major labels and on the strength of their only recorded demo, they should have been a compulsory signing then and there!” Simultaneously, the demo recording began regular rotation by radio stations in Germany, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy. Europe had welcomed and accepted Jessie’s soulful rock voice with generous airplay and press… something the “Queen of European Rock” would never forget.”
Jim Crean and Jessie Galante‘s “Love Is” video:
Jim Crean & Jessie Galante “Love Is” (Official Video) Written by Tonio K, Michael Caruso and John Keller Jim Crean~Lead Vocals Jessie Galante~Lead Vocals Pro…