ZANDEM – Zandem (Original 9 track Version 2006) + The Lost Sessions (2009) *0dayrox Exclusive*

As requested, here’s the rare, very hard to find recordings from ZANDEM, the project featuring Alan Kelly of SHY fame (lead vocals, all instruments) and Greek composer & guitarist Babis Kaisas (KAISAS) founded in the mid-2000’s.
Zandem born as fun, when Kelly started exchanging music stuff with one fan from his SHY days, Babis Kaisas from Greece. Soon they came up with demoed song ideas from Babis, and Alan had treated them in a more professional way adding lead vocals / lyrics, keys, lead guitars, bass, and drums of course.
That led to the first self-titled 9-track Zandem demo mid-2006. At some point they tried the ex-Karallon bassist Dave Deeley for the singer’s spot in late 2006. Using the same demo cover/title, they re-released the CD-r with 3 tracks sung by Dave only.
Some record labels were interested in Zandem, but Alan Kelly decided he wanted to concentrate on his own material towards September 2007, that came to fruition a few years later under the name 7HY.
Babis Kaisas continued under the Zandem name, recording some new songs with him doing lead vocals. In 2009 Babis released ”The Lost Sessions”, actually closing the Zandem chapter by putting all the lost tracks that had not been on the previous CD-r, the one with Dave Deeley on lead vocals as well, all on 1 disc.
We have here all the ZANDEM material, the first 2006 CD with Kelly on all lead vocals, and ‘The Lost Sessions 2009’ with all three vocalists. This is classic melodic rock / AOR in the vein of BLUE TEARS, AMAZE ME, WAYSTED’s melodic side, and SHY.
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EDGE OF THE BLADE – Distant Shores (2021)

Featuring on lead vocals former UK AFTER HOURS vocalist John Francis alongside Alan Kelly, former drummer of SHY and multi-instrumentalist with 7HY, EDGE OF THE BLADE are back with new album ”Distant Shores” to be released by AOR Heaven Records tomorrow.
Adding lead guitarist Miguel Angel Lopez to the line up they have teamed up once again to bring you yet more exciting new material which will see roots based well and truly in AOR / melodic rock.
They have released an album previously under the name of EDGE OF THE BLADE entitled ‘The Ghosts Of Humans’ on a British label in 2015 which was produced by Andrew Chick. This saw the band venture into heavier territory with modern influences. Although this album was well received with rock fans and critics worldwide the calling back to AOR was very strong.
Musically ”Distant Shores” is faithful to these musician’s pedigree where both have excelled in previously, and saw them soar to new heights with influences from Journey and Foreigner that show their talents off to the fullest extent…

7HY (Seven Hard Years) – Rogues Gallery (2021)

Lions Pride Music are releasing the new 7HY (Seven Hard Years) album ”Rogues Gallery”. Taken from each of their previous albums, the band of former SHY Alan Kelly have acoustically re-imagined some of their classic songs and brought them together in one very special album.
”Rogues Gallery” evokes mellow, laid back feelings from the opening few bars to the final track. To make it more interesting and collectible, there’s a previously unreleased track titled ‘In Your Arms’.
All these already solid songs get a new life with the acoustically based dynamics here, and are the perfect format to showcase the vocal abilities of Shawn Pelata…

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SEVEN HARD YEARS (7HY) – Stories We Tell (2016)

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