Sunday 15 December 2013


Gonzalo Carrera play with Denny Laine's daughter HEIDI JO HINES (lead & backing vocals)in Earthprayer. His group Atlantic Soul Machine is a band which Paul McCartney booked for his daughter’s birthday is coming to Sutton..Atlantic Soul Machine played their soul, funk and blues at Stella McCartney’s 21st birthday.

Gonzalo Carrera is from the north-western area of Spain and has studied jazz and modern harmony. In 1996 Gonzalo made the move to the UK and is in demand playing various styles of music with many of the top names and his friends in the industry.
CRS associate DAVE WINSTANLEY has been busy writing some songs and music, and has enlisted the aid of some very familiar names to perform and record these, which will be released on an EP entitled 'Dave Winstanley's CRS FOLLIES'. As well as instrumentals performed by keyboardist ROB GOULD and multi-instrumentalist MARTIN ORFORD, there will be two versions of the ballad 'Everything I Ever Wanted', featuring very special guests DENNY LAINE ( of Wings/Moody Blues fame) on guitars, and former ELO/Wizzard member HUGH McDOWELL, who, as well as playing cello, is co-producing and engineering. 
Also featuring on this track are Denny's daughter HEIDI JO HINES (lead & backing vocals)and keyboard ace GONZALO CARRERA, who along with Hugh has masterminded the production in addition to his ivory-tinkling; and reknowned enginer ANDY THOMAS, who has added his great talent and experience in pre-production and programming.

DENNY's LAINE daughter HEIDI JO HINES(lead&backing vocals)
With influences from the Stones, Janis Joplin, Thin Lizzy , Deep Purple & many more musical greats, this 5 piece rock band from London are on a mission to bring back Rock n' Roll in its truest form, add to it a fresh spark of life from a new generation of warriors and you have Earthprayer. Pure energy Rock n Roll with powerful / soulful vocals, killer guitar riffs & and an ace driving backline, with songs about life ,love, pain, strength & truth & always a positive message carried through each song. The Name comes from an old American Indian Prayer ‘Earth Prayer and the Sunset. Anglo-American Heidi Jo Hines met Londoner Ian Montlake at an open mic in Camden town, after asking if anyone in the audience could play the guitar. Ian got on stage, and they jammed in true rock n roll style as if they’d known each other for years .Instantly there was a musical chemistry which led to them forming their first band together. 
They played venues such as the 100 club, The Underworld, Dublin Castle, Proud Gallery and the Pop Overthrow festival at Liverpool’s famous Cavern. In the summer of 2010 they sealed two slots at the Rhythm festival in Bedfordshire, playing the main & alternative stages which they received a brilliant review for with Altsounds. At the end of the year they played a private party at Scar studios Camden which saw them reel in fans from the set of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie with whom they had met at a one of their previous shows at Camden Rock. Their first demo was so highly received that many online and local FM stations put them on their top playlists. Sue Marchant from BBC radio Cambridgeshire was one of the first to play their single Cruel. Preparing to record their debut album the band met producer Chuck Sabo through a friend. He was so impressed with the band that he agreed to produce their album which they called ‘Nine Days’ which incidentally took 9 days to record. The album received a great review published in Classic Rock Magazine . Their first gig of the year was a support slot for ‘Heavens Basement’ at the Underworld in Camden, where they met a DJ from Total Rock Radio who asked for a promo to play on his show. On June 1st they held their Album Preview Party at Heroes in Kentish town which went down a storm .Producer Pedro Ferreira (Darkness)came to see them and was so impressed, he invited them in to record one of their tracks Time for the truth. in 2013 Earthprayer's line up changed with new members, bass player Max Edwards ,Drummer Nicola Barchiesi and Keyboard player Gonzalo Carrera (a friend and former band mate of Heidis' who along with Heidi played the Classic Rock Society and recorded a song which was written by Dave Winstanley with Heidi on vocals, Gonzalo on keys Hugh McDowell (ELO) on cello and Denny Laine (Wings/Moody blues) on guitar, to raise funds for the Classic Rock Society. Earth Prayer signed with Respectable Artists' Geoff Eaton for management and licensing. Earth Prayer are looking forward to releasing their next EP through Respectable Records and distributed using Universal/Interscope's distribution chain.

Here: Gonzalo Carrera with Atlantic Soul Machine. A band which Paul McCartney booked for his daughter’s birthday is coming to Sutton. Atlantic Soul Machine played their soul, funk and blues at Stella McCartney’s 21st birthday.

That group toured extensively in Europe and the Middle East with more than 2000 performances to look back on. 

Gonzalo Carrera played with the band Atlantic soul machine featuring trumpet player Eddie Thorton better known "tam tam", a Jamaican trumpeter whose career began in the 1950s, he went on to play on The Beatles' "Got to Get You into My Life" ("Revolver" album 1966), and performed with Boney M.
Atlantic soul machine "Collectors eye Tum" Album available in Amazon, I-tunes, soundcloud and more.

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