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Start the Scene!

by Astra

Lead guitarist and vocalist Astra takes you on a rousing musical trip with the pop-rock of “Gimme a Break” to the reflective ballad, “The Little House on the Hill,” L.A. power-rock of “Dodgy Dave,” to mood music, funky groove and Chicago Blues.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Start the Scene
5:15 $1.29
2. Gimme a Break
4:14 $1.29
3. Westside Paintwork Blues
4:40 $1.29
4. The Little House on the Hill
5:04 $1.29
5. Dodgy Dave
4:28 $1.29
6. Mines of Elara
3:52 $1.29
7. Robin Hood – Earl of Locksley
4:58 $1.29
8. Le Ciel De La Nuit – the Sky at Night
3:29 $1.29
9. Funky Tink Tank
4:22 $1.29
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Album Notes

“ASTRA's albums are a pure marvel – I really love this music. The guitar work is sheer musical audacity – how does she do it!”
Yves Frayssinet, Bandleader, Hors Série Rock Show Band & the Yves Frayssinet Jazz Combo.

"Astra plays supremely good lead guitar. Harmonic-melodic music with irresistible rhythm – a real pleasure to listen to."
Christa Neckermann, Journalist, Bremen, Germany.

"How could one not feel moved on hearing Astra’s bewitching solos. All put together just right with jazzy-rock ingredients and touches of folk."
Pascal Isch, L’Est Républicain, France.

"Great songs that stay in your mind. Fascinating and moving lyrics, versatility of style."
DJ Nicholas Pirson, Radio Panach France.

"Astra has an outstanding voice.”
Ralf Sommermann, Dissen Skurril Stadtfest (Town Festival), Germany.

"I am very impressed by the high level of musicianship."
Gareth Leslie, Singer-Guitarist, Recording Artist.

"Just a few bars into the first song, and the audience in the Rössl Live Music Club could not resist moving to the rhythm."
Hauke Mormann, Journalist, Brunsbütteler Rundschau, Germany.

BIO. Playing her songs with a group at over 450 live concerts, Astra’s music has been enthusiastically received by audiences and journalists in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Drawing on the experience of playing live, Astra is now recording those songs. This album features lead and harmony vocals, lead guitar, riff and rhythm electric and acoustic six and twelve-string guitars, bass, keyboards, organ, synth, and percussion.

Astra comes from Brighton on the south coast of England and is currently based in France near Le Mans (famed for the 24-hour car endurance race). The album’s co-producer is Kenn d’Oudney.



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