The Blue Poets – “The Blue Poets”Aug 2nd, 2016
Gordon Grey – Vocals
Markus Setzer – Bass
Felix Dehmel – Schlagzeug
Marcus Deml – Gitarre
02. To High
03. Sad, Sad, Sad
04. Alien Angel
05. Sunshine Of Your Love
06. Shallow Words
07. It’s About Time
08. For A God
09. Won’t You Suffer
10. The Truth
11. With Your Eyes
Master guitarist Marcus Deml, known for his band Errorhead and winner of American Guitar Player Magazine’s Guitar Hero award, presents the debut album of his new band The Blue Poets: Blues-soaked 70s rock, heavy with testosterone in the here and now.
“I needed new goals”
String virtuoso Marcus Deml has already contributed to more than 300 studio productions: “It was an important experience for me to meet the challenges of every musical genre.” Saga, Kingdom Come, Toto singer Bobby Kimball, bassist Billy Sheehan, Grooveminister, Saga singer Michael Sadler, Phil’s son Simon Collins, rock legend Carmine Appice are just a just a short excerpt of Marcus’ résumé.
Being the musical brains of the experimenting rock group Errorhead, Marcus Deml has released over a dozen albums and played more than 500 shows throughout Europe. Performances with Foreigner, Walter Trout, The Brew and Freak Kitchen followed as well as solo tours sponsored by Fender Guitars.
“I had enough. I wanted to go back to my roots”
For Marcus, these roots are in the blues-soaked rock music of the 70s. “After I made the decision, everything suddenly started to go automatically. The songs gushed out of my head, people came into my focus and made me want to play with them. Not even the bureaucratic act of founding my own label could blur my new energy.”
The resulting album was produced in only 6 weeks. The tracks were recorded live on analog tape at the renowned Toolhouse Studio.
“No tricks, no corrections, no computers”
Of course, going without a palliating studio adaption was only possible with the proper band chemistry. And this was found in the Australian singer Gordon Grey, bass boss Markus Setzer and power drummer Felix Dehmel, who just returned from New York.
The result is an album with 11 captivating songs made by a perfectly harmonizing band, showing a musical and emotional union. A must-have, not only for every blues rock and guitar fan – The Blue Poets lives off the knobby roots of blues but overall it’s one thing: earthy guitar-driven music demanding to be played fucking loud!