LEATHERWOLF vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri has booked a CD-release party for his newly released solo album, "Goodbye Rain", at the Galaxy theatre in Santa Ana, California on May 7. Joining him on stage will be THE M.O.B., a 10-piece band featuring the following musicians:
* Michael Olivieri (LEATHERWOLF, HAIL MARY, SOULSIGN) - Vocals, guitars, Keyboards
* K.K. Martin (ALA CARTE, SHARK ISLAND, THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS) - Guitar, Pedal Steel
* Philip Bardowell (MAGDALEN, PETER CRISS, THE BEACH BOYS) - Bass, Vocals
* Kerry Chester (CHESTERFIELD BLUES, THE SURFTONES, DICK DALE) - Hammond B3, Vocals
* Pat Hennessy (DARYL MANSFIELD, WISHBONE ASH, 777) - Guitar
* Dave Goode (FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH, DELTA NOVE) - Drums
* Marco Forcone (HUMAN LAB, DURESS, DROWN, HAIL MARY) - Drums, percussion
* Dan Lucett - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
* Deb Rogers - Vocals, Keys
* Tia Melito - Vocals, Percussion
"Goodbye Rain", which was released in December of 2009 and produced by Olivieri and Forcone, takes a new direction than Michael's previous work with LEATHERWOLF. Olivieri states, "After the latest LEATHERWOLF album, 'New World Asylum', which is the heaviest of all LEATHERWOLF releases, I felt I needed to get back to the roots of where I came from musically. 'New World Asylum' was a great record for us, but I felt that I left a major part of me out of that equation. 'Goodbye Rain', like it or leave it, is musically what I'm really all about."
Michael's latest video, "Apologies", can be viewed below.
For more information, visit www.michaelolivieri.net.