The singer Ted Poley (Danger Danger) has released the album "Greatest Hits Volume 2" and is the sequel to 2009's "Greatestits Vol. 1". GREATEST HITS Volume 2 features re-masters of some of Ted's favorite songs that didnt make it onto the now almost sold out Vol. 1 cd set- PLUS 4 new tracks not available on any of Ted's CD's until now which includes the single BREATHE (awesome video now playing on youtube) as well as a RARE track by ERIC CARR of KISS with Ted on lead vocals taken from a lost, then found demo cassette tape, vocals added later, this exclusive version is remastered!
DarkHorse is the new vehicle for Canadian vocalist Paul Laine and his band. Its country driven, but the heart of the album’s songs remain melodic rock. "Let It Ride" is mature enough musically and someone can find that out by listening at least two or three songs at random. The compositions are simple, without much fanfare and are flowing gently in the ears of the listener. Laine shows once again what a gifted singer he is reminding the glamor of the past and takes the songs to a high level. He is flawless throughout and especially good on the ballads of the album and also the faster compositions as well. Similar artists: Bon Jovi, Keith Urban.
The project had its inception from the great esteem that both Andre Andersen – keyboard maestro and mainman of ROYAL HUNT – and Paul Laine – formerly singer of DANGER DANGER – had one for each other. After the first recording sessions Andre felt the desire to expand the project to another powerful and strong vocalist he had the chance to admire for some time, that is to say PINK CREAM 69 shouter David Readman.
1991's Recycled is the third and final album by the melodic hard rock band Prophet. Like its predecessor (Cycle of the Moon), Recycled featured former Surgin' main man Russell Arcara on vocals. Appropriately, Recycled follows the same formula as Cycle of the Moon. The album is a straightforward melodic hard rock release, with big guitar hooks, prominent keyboards and of course a couple of ballads.
After having released the first album, Fasano and Poley left the band. Poley joined the group Danger Danger as its lead vocalist and bandleader. Prophet then invited Russell Arcara (vocals) and Michael Sterlacci (drums & vocals) to join. During this period the band was managed by Noel Monk, who previously managed Van Halen. This lineup recorded the band's second album Cycle of the Moon for Megaforce/Atlantic. This album is considered the most important by the group and peaked at 137 on the Billboard 200.
The Best AOR / Pomp album of all times? For many people, PROPHET's self-titled debut it is. A fusion of '80s AOR and Melodic Rock with late Seventies bright progressive / pomp rock, this album is pure gold from start to finish. As in most albums of those mentioned styles, keyboards / synths play a fundamental role adding to the complexity of the song structures. Vocal duties are handled by no less than three of the band's members, and one of them is Ted Poley (who of course would later front Danger Danger), who actually is the drummer of the band here.
An outfit convened by by ex-PROPHET, DANGER DANGER, BONE MACHINE and MELODICA man Ted Poley in union with Austrian guitarist and MELODICA colleague Gerhard Pichler. The duo debuted the 'Big' album live at the Z Rock festival in the UK during October of 2002. Ted Poley and Gerhard Pichler's new album is essentially the third Melodica album.
"Greatestits Vol. 1" - Special Collectors Limited Edition is an awesome collection (Vol. 1 is actually a 2 CD set) that includes 33 songs taken from all of Ted's work outside of Danger Danger. It includes re-masters of some of Ted's most popular songs from his 2 recent Solo CD's, Bonemachine, Melodica, Prophet, and songs done with other artists such as JK Northrup, Jack Frost, Jun Senoue, Vic Rivera, and rare unreleased stuff like original song demos, hard to find rare tracks including the impossible to find Xmas Song, the Japan exclusive Takoyaki Rock, and NEW STUFF too.
"Smile" is the second studio album by "Danger Danger" front-man Ted Poley, originally released in 2007. In contrast to its predecessor, "Smile" as a release falls clearly in the melodic rock/AOR genre perhaps partly influenced by the change in record label (Poley has been signed to "Frontiers" records since "Smile"). The melodies and vocal hooks are plentiful and the music is how melodic rock should be.
From start to finish, "Collateral Damage" is an absolute triumph and Ted's vocals never sounded better. It's so refreshing to actually see an artist mature over the years and this is very true of Ted Poley. From his glory days back in DANGER DANGER till the more intricate, well written and brilliantly arranged music he is putting out today, Poley has definitely come a long way. Joined by long-time friend and fellow DANGER DANGER band mate Andy Timmons on guitar for this one. "Collateral Damage" is Ted Poley and AOR at its best!