In 2010 a marriage in Melodic Rock Heaven between Canadian singer Harry Hess and producer Dennis Ward, started the FIRST SIGNAL project.
The concept took place when Frontiers President Serafino Perugino presented Hess some Melodic Rock songs, which may bring back the magic of the Harem Scarem sound, which at the time were on an artistic hiatus.
The project was greeted with excellent reviews and interest from the Melodic Rock crowd and even if Harem Scarem re-started their album production with one of their strongest releases to date “Thirteen”, Harry was still wanting to go back and sing some excellent Melodic Rock songs that he had from various songwriters.
The idea of another First Signal album started to float around and with the help of Swedish producer Daniel Flores who produced FIND ME, THE MURDER OF MY SWEET etc.
Once again the inspiration behind the songs are the first two harem Scarem albums, two absolute Melodic Rock classics. But once again we have some new twists and interpretations, with songs covering everything that goes from AOR, to Arena Hard Rock.
Musicians on the album include the outstanding new talent Michael Palace on guitars and bass, Daniel Flores on drums and keyboards and background vocals from Hess Harem Scarem bandmate (and Red Dragon Cartel singer) Darren Smith, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Nigel Bailey, Daniel Flores, Rolf Pilotti and Angelica Rylin.
Another Melodic Rock gem hits the market and an absolute contender for the AOR album of the year.
FIRST SIGNAL line-up
Harry Hess – Lead and backing vocals
Michael Palace – Acoustic, electric guitar and bass
Daniel Flores – Keyboards and Drums
Francesco Marras, solo on She is getting away and Love gets through.
Backing vocals: Darren James Smith, Harry Hess, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Nigel Bailey, Daniel Flores, Rolf Pilotti and Angelica Rylin
Produced by Daniel Flores