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Punky Meadows Announces East and West Coast Tour Dates

Punky Meadows Announces East and West Coast Tour Dates

Left to right: Felix Robinson, Bob Pantella, Punky Meadows, Danny The Farrow, Chandler Mogel, Charlie Calv

One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970’s was undoubtedly ANGEL – who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite ANGEL splitting in 1981, the group’s popularity and influence remain high – resulting in the return last year of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, ‘FALLEN ANGEL,’ and a striking video clip for the rocking track, “Straight Shooter”:

“I’m very proud of this song and album,” says Punky. “Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it’s hard to to pick a favorite song because they’re all good. ‘Straight Shooter’ was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.”

And in March and April, Punky will be performing in the US. From March 8th-10th, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, followed by Poughkeepsie on April 21st and NYC on April 29th. Joining the guitarist on stage will be a band comprised of Chandler Mogel – lead vocals, Danny Farrow – rhythm guitar, vocals, Charlie Calv – keyboards, and Bob Pantella – drums, while it will be decided closer to the dates if bass will be supplied by Felix Robinson (due to recent surgery).

ANGEL was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, ‘FOXES’ (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970’s in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH, and the NEW YORK DOLLS.

Upon the band’s disbanding, Punky occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for ‘FALLEN ANGEL,’ which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.

Also available is a special autographed edition of PUNKY MEADOW’S ‘Fallen Angel’ that includes a PUNKY MEADOWS GUITAR PICK, and two bonus tracks (one featuring original ANGEL vocalist FRANK DIMINO), exclusively on the www.mainmanrecords.com website. Otherwise, the regular 15 song edition is available everywhere else, including iTunes, Amazon, and all other music outlets.

Also available are a limited amount of meet and greets for each show. The meet and greet includes a personal photo with Punky and the band (with personal cell or camera) up to 3 autographed Punky or Angel items, and a free 8×10 to have autographed as well. Here are the links to the meet and greets (all but the BB KING meet and greet, which is on their website at checkout):

punkymeadows.weebly.com/tour-dates.html

And soon, fans will get an opportunity to experience Punky and his band live on stage. “Can’t wait to get on the road and play for all the fans again. We’re coming to a town near you and we’re going to tear the place up!! It’s going to be one bad ass party, so don’t miss it and let’s rock!!

TOUR DATES:

March 8th –     Backstage Bar and Billiards (Las Vegas)
March 9th –     Brick By Brick (San Diego)
March 10th –     Whisky (Los Angeles)
April 21st –     The Chance (Poughkeepsie)
April 29th –     BB Kings (New York City)

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Punky Meadows (Ex-Angel) To Release ‘Fallen Angel’ On May 20th

Punky Meadows (Ex-Angel) To Release ‘Fallen Angel’ On May 20th

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Seminal guitarist Punky Meadows (Ex-Angel) is set to release his first-ever solo album, FALLEN ANGEL, on May 20th via Main Man Records. The offering will be the first new music from the guitarist in years and features the soaring guitars and arena-sized rock sounds for which Punky Meadows and Angel came to be known.
Of the new album, Punky Meadows commented, “It feels great to be back and I can’t wait for all my fans to hear my new album. It’s badass, rocks and every song will have you rockin’ and singing along. This album is diversified and has something for everyone while still keeping true to form. Everyone who played on this record had amazing performances and made this album killer! We run the streets! This is the album you will be playing in your house, in your car, when you work out and anywhere else your ears will take you. Long live rock n’ roll!”

FALLEN ANGEL will be available in two formats. The standard CD will include a 16-page booklet which features previously unreleased images of Punky Meadows throughout the years. A very special limited edition will also be available which is autographed by Punky and includes two bonus tracks, one with Angel lead singer Frank Dimino, as well as an exclusive Punky Meadows guitar pick. Both formats are available for sale at www.mainmanrecords.com.

In other news, Punky Meadows will play an exclusive album release party in New York City on June 14th at BB King’s. Tickets are available here.

Punky Meadows is best known as lead guitarist of the 70s band, Angel (Casablanca Records). Angel, like labelmates KISS, were a highly-successful theatrical band that headlined throughout the world, but was particularly successful in Japan. Punky was a huge influence to many musicians for not only his great feel, tone and unique style of guitar playing, but also his image that many have tried to emulate over the years. Angel released six albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981 due to the demise of the label. During his career Punky had been sought after and asked to join such bands as Kiss, Aerosmith, New York Dolls and Michael Bolton. Upon the disbanding of Angel he occupied himself with successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs.

Through social media, fans have let him know that they want to hear from him and with his newfound passion in music and inspiration from close friend Danny Farrow Anniello, together they have written 15 new songs for the Punky Meadows solo album FALLEN ANGEL. Punky Meadows is Punky Meadows (lead/rhythm guitar), Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), Felix Robinson (bass), Chandler Mogel (lead vocals), Bob Pantella (drums) and Charlie Cav (keyboards). Felix Robinson and Punky last worked together in Angel.

Punky Meadows FALLEN ANGEL track listing:
1. Descent
2. The Price You Pay
3. Straight Shooter
4. Breathless And Jaded
5. Loaded Gun
6. Lost And Lonely
7. Home Wrecker
8. I Wanna Be Your Drug
9. Leavin’ Tonight
10. Searchin’
11. Something Strange
12. Shadow Man
13. Shake Shake
14. Summertime Love
15. Fallen Angel

For more information, please visit:
www.punkymeadowsofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punkymeadowsofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/punkymeadowsofficial/?fref=ts
www.mainmanrecords.com
https://twitter.com/punkymeadows001

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