New CD by the Newton/Rainbow Project
available late December via CD Baby or direct from this site.
Walking In Your Shadow
This Lonely Road
Last Man Standing
Standing On The Rock
Watching My last chance Fade Away (Acoustic)
Baby Please Don't Go
All's Not Lost
Real Turned On
Mister Tell Me
Let The Dice Keep Rolling
Watching My Last Chance Fade Away (Alt Version)
Last Man Standing ( Alt Version featuring Gary Harper)
Licence To Rock was recorded at Arena Sound Studios UK.
Album produced and mixed by Chris Rainbow and Big Ted Turner.
I first met Chris at one of his performances in my home town of Ledbury where we got talking and discovered that we had very similar musical interests. Chris later contacted me and asked if I would be interested in playing bass on a couple of his songs that he was planning to record. When we subsequently got together and I listened to what he was putting together I realised that this guy was writing good songs and so we formulated a plan for a project which has culminated in the production this CD. What was originally going to be a couple of sessions for me has evolved into a full blown project !
It has taken several months for us to complete the work as we needed to schedule the sessions to suit our other commitments but we now have what I consider to be a very strong selection of material, mostly written by Chris, plus a couple of early Uriah Heep songs that we have re-visited and a great blues song Baby Please Don't Go.
The recording sessions with Chris were always enjoyable and Chris Hardcastle at Arena studio proved to be an excellent guy to work with and his technical role on this project has been invaluable.
Chris and myself have now gigged together a few times and we hope to do this on a more regular basis in the future. We have formed a strong working and social relationship over the months has made this project a very enjoyable experience.
(For these recordings I used two bass guitars...my “old faithful” 1969 Fender Jazz, from the early Heep days and my 1979 Musicman).
Click on the covers to hear the Albums
Wild Bunch Radio Promo Containing Original songs used on Chris's appearance on Ten Radio.
Oaken Ground Review by Conrad Malpas
From the opening track Keep The Faith you know that you are in
for a good time listening to this Album..
This is a celebration of the Southern Rock Chris prefers to associate with
and he does not hold back on this album with none other than 11 tracks ,
written by the great man himself.
Chris is a man with many talents and this Album shows you just a few of them, with his unique use of guitar playing, his way with song writing and his use of the melodic tone of lyrics which transcend over his many songs that he has written and set in stone on this CD. To prove my point just take a listen to track number 7,
SABF and try to prove me wrong.
Chris should be on the big stage playing to the masses but he has chosen the long highways playing the pubs and clubs of this fair land
which keep him grounded and loved by all his fans.
This is a one of those albums which you listen to time and time again and you never get bored of listening to it and you spot something new on every spin, this is a party for your ears and you should invite all your friends to join in the fun.
This is one album everyone should have in their collection, and if you have a chance to see Chris live, brake every speed limit and get in the front row of the venue, this is one man you cannot miss to see and hear perform.