February 2010 – Hailing from Brazil, Auras is one of the most exciting new acts to hit the AOR-rock scene in the past few years and with the release of their debut album 'New Generation' they are ready to prove the world that acts such as Journey, The Storm, Toto and Survivor have found a credible heir from South America!
Auras was formed in the beginning of 2007 by singer Gui Oliver and guitarist Ferpa Lacerda. Tired of playing in cover bands and feeling they were musically mature enough, both musicians decided to write some new music.
The first song coming out of this collaboration Hungry Hearts was sent out to several producers and musicians around the world, gathering some very warm response. Gui and Ferpa therefore kept on writing more material until their songs landed on Frontiers Records desk who some immediately some concrete interest, making Auras the first band from South America to sign with the label.
New Generation is the result of years of hard work and faith in our music, explains Gui Oliver. It sounds corny, but it’s really a dream that came true especially for a Brazilian band where this kind of music is not very popular. We really have to thank Frontiers for their trust and support.
Being a real band, not just a studio project, Auras had their live debut supporting their idols Jeff Scott Soto and Jimi Jamison in Curitiba, Auras hometown. Hearing the band play, Jamison mentioned that Auras songs took him back to the eighties and reminded him of the great bands of that period.
Artists like Toto, Journey and Survivor, tells Gui, are known worldwide and in Brazil it’s not different: their classic hits are still on the radio. Their music touched me in different ways. It was not only the beautiful and amazing melodies, but their songs also had great lyrics. Ferpa also grew up in a very musical family and this kind of music was always part of his life. Definitely melodic rock and AOR in Brazil is not for the masses but we have a faithful and loyal audience. We received lots of emails of people saying how proud they were of us about the album.
During the recording process the great jazz drummer Edu Sallum, who had already played with Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera, Rockstar INXS, Paul Stanley), joined the band, and the local studio musicians Matheus Brandon and Hemerson Vieira helped to complete New Generation. The album was finally mixed and mastered to sonic perfection by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Sunstorm, Place Vendome, Khymera etc.).
Love, dreams, faith and hope are what Auras music is all about.
New Generation includes the following tracks:
Beauty Of Dreams (previewed on Rock The Bones vol. 7 compilation); Forgive and Forget; Never Give Up; In My Arms; Reach Out; New Generation; Forever In Your Eyes; Hungry Hearts; That’s the Way Love Goes; Keep On Loving You; Out of Love; Love To Survive. Includes Beauty of Dreams videoclip.
Samples can be heard by visiting Frontiers records site here:
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp™ USA 2010
2010 will celebrate another opportunity for people to fufill lifetime dreams of being a rock 'n' roll star, well, at least for a day or so!
You can spend the time being educated by the rock stars that you look up to and have done so for year too!
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp™ is the ultimate music experience. For the novice and the expert, the amateur and the aficionado, we make rock n' roll dreams come true. Simply stated, our mission is to bring people's musical fantasies to life!
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp™ is a one-of-a-kind event that brings music lovers of all levels together with rock 'n roll stars - and that brings those music lovers the unforgettable opportunity to move from spectator to a member of the band, sharing the stage, sharing the limelight with living legends.
As a participant in a Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp™, you are treated like a rock star. You'll live the rock n' roll lifestyle day in and day out, learning or perfecting your knowledge of an instrument, practicing and jamming with your band mates and learning the ins and outs of the music business - all in the company of some of music's brightest stars.
This year between February 23rd and 28th, if you sign up you will be right there alongside, Bret Michaels, Dave Mason, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, Mark Farner, Kip Winger, Bruce Kulick, Rudy Sarzo, Lita Ford, Spike Edney, Steven Adler, Rami Jaffe, Gary Hoey, Sandy Gennaro, Teddy Andreatis, Richie Kotzen, Ron Nevison and believe me, the list just goes on!
Past Camp's have had campers working alongside The Who's Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash, The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, and Joe Walsh from the Eagles. Campers have recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, performed at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, shared the stage with KISS' Paul Stanley and Motley Crue's Vince Neil and listened to tales about life on the road with Bret Michaels of Poison. Other celebrity Rock Stars that have attended Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp include Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Pete Best (The Beatles original drummer), Jack Bruce (Cream), Micky Hart (Grateful Dead) Jon Anderson (Yes), Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go's), Max Weinberg, Joe Satriani, Stevie Vai, Cheap Trick and dozens more! You never know who will show up at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.
What's the cost though right?
The Headliner Package - 5 1/2 day Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Experience. February 23rd - 28th. $6,999 more details... - http://www.rockcamp.com/hollywood2010.html#headliner
The Rockstar Package - 3 1/2 day Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Experience. February 25th - 28th. $4,999 more details... http://www.rockcamp.com/hollywood2010.html#rockstar
The Groupie Package - Give your spouse a taste of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. Our 3 1/2 day campers can purchase the "Groupie Package" for $499. Our 5 1/2 day campers can purchase this package for $699. more details... http://www.rockcamp.com/hollywood2010.html#groupie
For more details and so much more, go to: http://www.rockcamp.com/ Go on, live your dream!