Brutus launches new single
Roger Gordon hands an autographed copy of the new CD to Maxim, the main man at Club Sky 7.
According to manager Richard Singh, the release of the nine minute plus single consolidates Brutus long-established position as a serious musical group in Guyana and it is time the establishment starts listening. In a passionate call during a simple launch ceremony held at Sidewalk Café on Wednesday, Singh petitioned local radio music station 98.1 to start taking local rocker seriously or they would possibly consider protest action. Seriously!
Richard’s take on the need for more recognition of Brutus in particular and local rock music in general was echoed by band founder and crazy ass drummer, Roger Gordon who surprisingly had a shirt on during the press conference. Kurt Kerret also spoke which was surprising since we previously thought he communicated only through his guitar.
Band members Rory Rambarran and Roger Deygoo looked a bit too stoned to comment much but then again they always look too stoned. Weekend Confidential of course had a nice listen to the single and it was hot. Deygoo wasn’t growling and the rest of the band delivered. CDs are on sale at just $1,000 and with all that immortal instrumental on there, it is well worth it. The official launch party is this weekend at Club Sky 7.
Local singer Amanda Peters on the cover of the single “Paradise”.
Sagar said he met the beautiful Amanda Peters through their mutual love for music and that is why she was selected as the singer for his song. According to the songwriter, he likes her “fresh, melodious voice”.
Peters has been singing for years, first in church, and then in 2005 at a flood relief concert in 2005. The recording was done at the WWMP Studio at Front Road, West Ruimveldt, La Penitence.
Sagar said Philip Williams built the tracks for the song, a mixture of classical format fused with rhythm and blues. The song writer/composer told WC that he is working on a music video of ‘Paradise’.