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Event Archive - John Nolan

Thu. September 3rd 2015 The Media Club (No Minors)
Cancelled $15+
Tickets at: Live Nation, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Live Nation

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
For the past couple of years, between touring and recording with Taking Back Sunday John Nolan has been writing and demoing songs for a second solo record. Throughout this process Nolan worked with some great musicians who he is lucky enough to call friends. Mike Strandberg, who plays with Kevin Devine’s band has played guitar. Brian Bonz, a great singer songwriter has sung backing vocals. Nolan recorded some songs with Dylan Ebrahimian, who plays violin with Gabriel The Marine. Nolan also has been working with Benjamin Homola, drummer for Dashboard Confessional and Bad Books. Nolan’s wife Camille, who’s worked with him since he released his first solo album has played piano. They’ve been doing all this with producer Mike Sapone. If you’re not familiar with him, he’s worked with Straylight Run, Taking Back Sunday and Brand New and he’s amazing.

As these new songs have come together a new sound has started to take shape. Part of it is the kind of songs Nolan writes and part of it is the direction things go with this group of people. It’s not quite like anything else Nolan has ever done and it’s really exciting. After recording a few songs, I knew that this whole record had to be done with this group at Sapone’s studio. Nolan approached some record labels hoping that they’d see the value in doing the album this way but he wasn’t able to find one who shared my vision. It’s expensive to do an album at a producer’s studio with live musicians and that was their main concern. He had to make the record he wanted to though so he started looking into alternatives. When Nolan found PledgeMusic it felt like the right fit. They offer a way to cut out the middleman, make an album with and for the people who want to hear it and they give you a support system. Once he decided on PledgeMusic, Nolan started talking to Mike Colleran at Collective Confusion Records. He’s done great work with Nolan in the past pressing vinyl and he helped Nolan put together a group of pre order packages that are unique and offer a lot of options. Nolan is so unbelievably excited about everything they’re working on right now and can’t wait to share it with you.


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