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LoudLife: Bio

LoudLife

"Ferrocious" vocalist and multi-platinum hit songwriter, LORRAINE FERRO, and “guitarsenal” lead guitarist and songwriter, GEOFF SOBEL, showcase the power of their collective talents on their new CD, LOUDLIFE. At the core of this intense, emotional ‘SOUNDGARDEN meets LED ZEPPELIN’ sound is the push-pull dynamics of LORRAINE’s powerhouse voice, reminiscent of a female CHRIS CORNELL, and GEOFF’s signature lead riffs, reminding fans of guitar greats JIMMY PAGE, JOE PERRY and RANDY RHOADS. At the helm of this project is producer TEDDY KUMPEL, who FERRO and SOBEL claim took the sound to a whole new level. "TEDDY understood who we were sonically as soon as he heard the two of us play a few of our songs for him, and what he's done with this CD is way beyond our wildest imaginings. He had a vision that was deeper than what we knew was possible." To say the result is explosive is an understatement...think: Steven Tyler & Joe Perry; Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell. The lyrics dig deep. Sacred sex, being buried alive, immortality...these are among the topics that LoudLife writes about. In “May I Print,” a sensuous voice asks, knowing the answer, “Do you feel my imprint in the center of your soul?/Are you strong enough to let me make you lose control?” And in "Let Go of the Wheel," a control freak struggles to break free: "Stillness isn't speaking, but I hear Her sighing/ Maybe I just wore Her out from all my trying/ Making molehills into mountains so that I can keep on climbing/ But why do all of that, when I could be flying?/ Yeah, why do all that work when I could be flying?" It conjures up the spirit & the senses; it’s urgent & soul-baring. And LOUDLIFE’s live show is even more powerful, leaving listeners awestruck & spent by the end of a show.

For the past few years, FERRO and SOBEL have been featured together in: the Philadelphia and Nashville Music Conferences, the Long Island and Hamptons Music Festivals, NACA Spring Festival, the Songwriters Hall of Fame Showcases, many colleges, including: Princeton University, NJ; IONA College, NY; Roger Williams U, RI; Coastal College, SC and St. Francis College, PA, among others; the Renaissance Cruise Line, touring Europe and parts of the Middle East as headliners; numerous magazine, newspaper, internet articles, and interviews by radio stations, and publications, including: K Rock 104, WRIV, Singer Magazine, and the North East Times.

They have played innumerable legendary east coast clubs, including The Bottom Line, The Fez, CBGB’s, Meow Mix, The Pontiac Grill, and The Saint. They’ve performed as part of CDBaby.com’s TourBaby Tour two years in a row, and they have played benefits including: the NYC Marathon, GoGirlsMusic Fest at the Hard Rock Café, NYC’s Puss N Boots benefit for the Battered Women’s Resource Center, Girls Rock and Girls Rule, sponsored by Revolutionary Records and Women Who Rock Magazine, and two benefit concerts on September 11th as part of the nationwide September Concert, and to mark the release of their own non-profit organization and compilation CD, Sounds of Hope NYC, raising funds for the children of the victims.

As a writer signed to EMI, LORRAINE FERRO’s #1 singles “Stand” and “Adonai” went multi - platinum, and she’s won various songwriting awards, including winning a DOVE AWARD for INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR, placing in both the JOHN LENNON and USA SONGWRITING contests, and she was the recipient of the SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME’S ABE OLMAN SCHOLARSHIP. Just recently, LORRAINE got the news that she and her co-writers had won the USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION’S SECOND OVERALL prize, making that the second time FERRO’s been a winner in this competition! LORRAINE is heard regularly on national TV and radio spots, and has performed live or in the studio with luminaries RITCHIE BLACKMORE, DAR WILLIAMS, LESLEY GORE, and CE CE WYNANS, among others. Her songs have been featured on MTV’s “Undressed”, as well as other TV and film projects, and her 2001 self-released CD, "Languishing In Turbulence" garnered rave reviews, including multiple weeks on HITS MAGAZINE'S 'BUZZIN TOP TWENTY' Chart, as well as placement on John Shelton Ivany's Top Twenty One Chart amidst artists MADONNA, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, COOLIO, and PATTY LOVELESS. LORRAINE’s songs have been cut by artists ranging from JESSICA SIMPSON to LESLEY GORE, the latter on her much touted comeback ’05 release “Ever Since." Ms. FERRO has recently been producing artists as well, including female fronted punk-rock band, G-SPOT’s new CD, “Come Here, Go Away”, now being heard on college stations all over the country, and soon in the new A&E show "Rollergirls". The latest news: the new BILLBOARD book by author DAYLLE DEANNA SCHWARTZ, entitled “I Don’t Need a Record Deal” quotes LORRAINE on more than twenty pages, among artists CLINT BLACK, GREGORY ABBOTT, and MICHELLE SHOCKED.

GEOFF SOBEL’s guitar stylings have been much sought after by numerous NYC independent artists and bands, including KIM LOREN, KIARA DURAN, and DIESEL TV, among others. He’s also been in demand as a studio session player for some of the top songwriters in NY, and has lent his talent to various indie CDs, including “The East Side of Fascination”, “The Rockflowers”, and the dark, altenative sound of DuskMusik. SOBEL’s signature lead riffs and interesting time changes are pure hard rock genius, though he’s done some time as a jazz musician while attending the MANNES SCHOOL OF MUSIC in NYC, and plays a fierce electric guitar adaptation of the BACH VIOLIN SONATAS. Some of GEOFF’s original songs have been included on compilation CDs, including the hard core album “Redefine the Rock Star, Vol.1”, while he was on tour with his original power trio, TURBULENCE. SOBEL speaks numerous languages, including Chinese, spends time practicing the martial art of Wu-Mei, and you can find him solving calculus problems for fun. GEOFF has been playing, writing, and singing in rock bands all over the US since he was 14.