December 12, 2021

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome Los Angeles based singer and guitarist Zadra to its roster for what is actually a continuation of the label’s relationship with the talented musician August Zadra, who is also a member of the group Waiting For Monday and has worked with Dennis DeYoung for over a decade.

Guiding Star is the album debut of a brand new band centred around Zadra and is out on 18th February 2022, with a first single and video for the song Nothing More To Say out now.

The album is a compelling collection of hard hitting rock songs and ballads that feature Zadra‘s powerful yet emotional vocals and fiery guitar skills. It is produced by Frontiers go-to man Alessandro Del Vecchio, who also handles bass, keyboards and backing vocals, with Jelly Cardarelli on drums. Additional participants include Jeff Scott Soto (background vocals, plus a song writing credit on Take My Hand), Dennis DeYoung (keyboard solo on Take My Hand), Jimmy Leahey (acoustic guitars on A Matter of Yesterday), Andrea Seveso (additional rhythm guitars on Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down) and Martin Jepsen Andersen (who contributed to the song writing and additional rhythm guitars on Escape The Rain). Guillermo De Medio, Pete Alpenborg and Jan Akesson also contributed to the song writing and added additional keyboards. A full list of credits can be found in the line-up below.

August Zadra is best known for touring and recording as a member of Dennis DeYoung‘s solo band since 2010. However, he has also written, recorded or performed with other esteemed artists such as Jeff Scott Soto, Nuno Bettencourt, Robin Zander and Jim Peterik. His band Waiting For Monday (formed with vocalist Rudy Cardenas) released a well received debut album on Frontiers in 2020, a year in which he also contributed backing vocals and guitars to part one of the final studio album by Dennis DeYoung, 26 East, Vol. 1, following that with a repeat performance on 26 East, Vol. 2 in early 2021.

Zadra‘s passionate, high energy performances have earned admiration from fans, the media and his peers worldwide, while his joyful spirit and sheer love of music are infectiously entertaining and delivered with both panache and substance.

Guiding Light

  1. Come Together
  2. Nothing More To Say
  3. Ship Of Fools
  4. Come Back To Me
  5. Escape The Rain
  6. A Matter Of Yesterday
  7. I’ll Meet You In Heaven
  8. Take My Hand
  9. Dream Of You
  10. Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down
  11. Rise From The Fire

August Zadra – vocals, backing vocals, guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio – bass, keyboards, backing vocals, additional rhythm guitars on Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down
Jelly Cardarelli – drums
Jeff Scott Soto – backing vocals on all songs except Come Back to Me
Dennis DeYoung – keyboard solo on Take My Hand
Jimmy Leahey – acoustic guitars on A Matter of Yesterday
Andrea Seveso – additional rhythm guitars on Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down
Martin Jepsen Andersen – additional rhythm guitars on Escape The Rain
Guillermo De Medio, Pete Alpenborg, Jan Akesson – additional keyboards

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