Singer Anette Olzon's pre-NIGHTWISH band, the Swedish AOR act ALYSON AVENUE, will release its third album, "Changes", on June 19 through the group's own label Avenue of Allies. The CD was co-produced by Chris Laney (real name: Ulf Larsson), who has previously worked with H.E.A.T., CRAZY LIXX and BRIAN ROBERTSON, among others. Guest musicians on the album include Olzon, Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, PLANET ALLIANCE), Michael Bormann, Rob Marcello (DANGER DANGER, MARCELLO - VESTRY) and Tommy Strhle.
Mats Edstm (SHIVA) wrote one song on the album and Fredrik Berg (STREET TALK, BLOODBOUND) co-wrote another track with ALYSON AVENUE keyboardist/songwriter Niclas Olsson.
Vocalist Arabella Vitanc joined ALYSON AVENUE in June 2009.
Video footage of ALYSON AVENUE performing the song All This Time" on May 29, 2005 at KB in Malm, Sweden can be viewed below. The clip in question features Olzon (then known by her married name Anette Blyckert; she has since divorced) alongside Niclas Olsson (keyboards and songwriting), Thomas Lysk (bass), Tony Rohtla (guitar) and Fredrik Eriksson (drums).
Olzon made her recording debut with NIGHTWISH on the band's sixth album, "Dark Passion Play", which came out in September 2007.
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