March 16, 2022

The Frontiers label recently announced a 13th May release date for Different Worlds, the debut album by Skills, a truly super group that sees three established musicians combine forces with a recently discovered vocal talent for a stunning debut hard rock record.

Skills features the eye-popping line-up of vocalist Renan Zonta (Electric Mob), guitarist Brad Gillis (Night Ranger, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs, Sons Of Apollo) and drummer David Huff (GIANT). They have just released a second single from the album entitled Just When I Needed You, which follows hot on the heels of its predecessor Stop The World.

Frontiers head honcho Serafino Perugino was blown away by the ability of Brazilian singer Renan Zonta when he first heard him, moving quickly to sign his band Electric Mob. Knowing how much Zonta loves classic ’80s hard rock, his boss had been keen to pair him with the aforementioned trio of talent, all of whom had made their name in that era and were similarly enthused by the young vocalist, who mixes the extension and power of Glenn Hughes and Sammy Hagar with the expression of Steven Tyler and David Coverdale.

Different Worlds sees each member showing off their…er…skills in fine fashion.

Different Worlds

  1. Escape Machine
  2. Blame It On The Night
  3. Different Worlds
  4. Losing The Track
  5. Writings On The Wall
  6. Show Me The Way
  7. Just When I Needed You
  8. Need To Fall
  9. Stop The World
  10. Hearts Of Stone
  11. Don’t Break My Heart

Renan Zonta – vocals
Brad Gillis – guitars
Billy Sheehan – bass
David Huff – drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards, backing vocals

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