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Lani Ford and STARK Winter 2011 Press Release

Posted on February 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

NEW YORK CITY (February 1, 2011) –  STARK’s LANI FORD STARTS NEW BAND, RECORDS NEW ALBUM AND ANNOUNCES TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2011

 

STARK's lead singer and bassist Lani Ford is recovering nicely after having a torn ligament in her wrist repaired.  Well, it wasn't actually repaired but she is playing.

 

Before and after surgery on her wrist in 2010, Lani Ford recorded over 20 songs she had written as demos at Doghouse Studios with Brent McLachlan.  She was inspired by a lot of the recordings and decided to make a little acoustic album, warts and all, that definitely did not fall into the new realm of STARK.  She invited a few musician friends she had known from different (or the same) bands over the years to come in and play. 

 

Turns out, they were mostly girls, the awesome Joe Hogan of STARK aside, and they wanted to see if maybe they could form a band.  Lani was reading the Patty Hearst story at the time and decided Tania & the Revolutionaries would be a cool name for the project.  Plus, she felt like she had been a prisoner of her injuries, doctors, insurance companies, and corporations.  Maybe it was time to just make music and revolt against it all.  A new website will be launched soon.

Members include Elizabeth Bowman McLachlan, Laura Sativa, Josette and Jean Carno-Rosenberg.  Amalia, Raine Palladino and Joe Hogan also played in the studio.

 

When the band debuted at The Delancey Bar in New York City, it did exude a renaissance feeling mixed with the American Revolutionaries.  With flute and mandolin, percussion and backing vocals, it is more elaborate than Ford has been and very natural and unlike what most "girl" acts are doing at this time.  The fact that there are several members involved, helps with touring and performing.  And it is a nice avenue to showcase a whole different set of songs.  Some of the Revolutionaries will be traveling to Nashville in early March.

 

Ford will return to the West Coast to play a solo acoustic showcase at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood February 17th.  She will also be attending the New Music Seminar, at which STARK is honored to be a top 100 nominee of bands in the Artist on the Verge program.

 

STARK has been on a long break following their summer tour in the UK.  Their latest CD Race To The Floor has been receiving international radio and internet airplay.  The album, which is the band’s third full-length studio release, has changed the sound of STARK and challenged the band in their eternal search for a new drummer.  Meanwhile, they have established a stable of excellent part-time players.  Eric Kuby, who joined them in the UK will be playing with STARK February 19 at Park City Grill in Ramsey, New Jersey for Big Mountain Entertainment and at the Studio at Webster Hall in NYC for the J-Summit, a celebration of fashion, dance and music from Japan and the U.S., with Mok Entertainment February 20th.  STARK will also tour to Texas in mid-March when Tony Gloria of Glambilly in San Antonio will fill in.  Then Kuby will head to Los Angeles with the band in late April.

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