KILLER DWARF DRUMMER SIGNS NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION DEAL:
January 15, 2009
UNKLEDUNK RECORDS SIGNS NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH RED/SONY/BMG – First release is AUTOMAN.ca debut album “POCKET CHANGE”
Unkledunk Records — based in Toronto Canada — signs North American distribution deal with RED/SONY/BMG via Megaforce Records. The first release, AUTOMAN.ca’s debut album “Pocket Change” will be available online and in stores on Tuesday March 17.
“It’s exciting to start my own label and wear all the hats that come along with it,” so says Unkledunk CEO (and lead singer for AUTOMAN.ca) Darrell “DWaRf” Millar. “I’m the go-to guy, doing all the marketing, graphic and web design. No one can say I am afraid of a challenge, including getting off the drums and being a frontman now. AUTOMAN.ca is ready to tear it up! My musical drive is reborn.”
AUTOMAN.ca — formed by writing partners Darrell “DWaRf” Millar (vocals) and Carleton Lockhart (guitar) — is a genuinely pure, 70’s/80’s influenced kick-ass ‘rawk’ band in the essence of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and others. Their distinctive, upbeat brand of modern classic rock can best be described as coming straight out of a music time capsule, yet it’s altogether fresh, current and timeless.
Darrell is internationally renown as the former drummer for the multi-million selling hard rock act KILLER DWARFS, as well as for Nikki Sixx produced southern rock act LAIDLAW. As one of the most high-profile and well-traveled drummers of the 80s-90s hard rock era, he’s shared concert stages worldwide with the likes of Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, ZZTop, Pantera, Lynyrd Skynyrd and several others. And now as a singer/frontman, it’s Darrell’s high-energy, ‘welcome-to-the-party!’ persona that fuels the AUTOMAN.ca performances both live and on record.
Carleton has been mesmerizing musicians and fans alike for years with his unique style of playing pick-less, left-handed and upside-down. Those who witness his stellar performances are astounded at his jaw-dropping techniques. Undoubtedly, Carleton’s incomparable approach to guitar is a key ingredient of the AUTOMAN.ca sound.
AUTOMAN.ca is rounded out with bassist John Fenton and drummer Adrian Cavan.. Touring extensively throughout Southern Ontario has polished the band into a tight, highly entertaining professional act. Via thousands of hits to the band’s various websites, they’ve a massed both local and worldwide recognition, which led to a successful run of AUTOMAN.ca’s 2005 debut “Test Drive X5/Auto-Motive” CD/ DVD combo.
“Pocket Change”, their first full-length CD release, is produced by Darrell, recorded in Toronto with engineer Adam Cree, mixed and co-produced in North Carolina by Greg Looper (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Mudcrutch), mix engineered by Matt Horton (Matchbox 20), and mastered by Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound in NYC.
Courtesy of www.myspace.com/purrfecttiming