A music industry veteran since the ‘70s, with a stellar new record.
By Blurt Staff
Anybody who has paid attention to popular music since the ‘70s will recognize the names Alive N Kickin’ (“Tighter, Tighter”) and Brooklyn Dreams (“Heaven Knows”). Classic stuff, all. Since then, founding member Bruce Sudano has kept busy as an in-demand songwriter, penning hits for Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Jermaine & Michael Jackson and others—including the track “Bad Girls” for his late wife and long-time musical partner, Donna Summer. We’re pretty stoked to be able to unveil his new live performance video for that very song:
More recently, he’s issued a string of well-regarded solo albums, including Rainy Day Soul, Life & the Romantic and last year’s Angels On A Carousel. The latter album, in fact, led him to put together what became The Candyman Band with the help of his producer and guitarist, Randy Mitchell. He’s actively returned to the stage, performing his new material around Los Angeles and New York. And he’s also got a brand new record, an EP titled The Burbank Sessions, which was cut at Lokisound, the band’s rehearsal studio in Burbank, California.
Sudano notes that he set out to capture “the feel of a nightclub performance,” recording each song live in one or two takes. “I wanted it to have an immediacy, with each song a unique singular performance…borders but no boundaries.”
Indeed it does. The album drops Sept. 18 and is up for pre-sale at iTunes now, and Sudano will also be doing selected East Coast dates for it. (Check him out, and don’t forget to holler out your requests for “Tighter and Tighter”!) More details: http://brucesudano.com
Sept 9th at Joe’s Pub- NYC
Sept 10th- World Café Live- Philly
Sept 11th- Live at Drew’s – Ringwood, NJ