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Only Love Is Real

by Heartdream

Celestial pop and spiritual rock music expresses a new vision of love, unity & peace that uplifts and inspires the listener to higher realms of being. Think George Harrison meets Enya.
Genre: New Age: New Age
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1. Power Of Nature
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2. Heavenly Father, Heavenly Mother
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3. Only Love Is Real
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4. Thanks For Loving
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5. Love I Am
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6. Halfway To Heaven
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7. You Are Infinity
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8. Riding Thought The Night
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9. Village Of Light
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10. Spirit Of The Atman
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Heartdream is the celestial pop and spiritual rock music group led by Steve & Mirabai Bangs, husband-and-wife singer/songwriters from the San Francisco Bay Area. Heartdream’s original lyrics and sound express a new vision of love, unity, and peace that uplifts and inspires the listener to higher realms of being - - think George Harrison meets Enya.

In addition to Steve Bangs on lead vocals and acoustic, electric, and slide guitar, and Mirabai Bangs on lead vocals, recorder, chimes, and bell tree, Heartdream also includes their son Nathaniel Bangs on drums; John Shinn on lead vocals and 12-string guitar; Dennis Tuohino on electric bass; and David Brooks on keyboards. Beautiful vocal harmony, interplay of guitars and keyboards, dynamic rhythms, and Mirabai’s soaring vocal improvisations are all hallmarks of the Heartdream sound.

Heartdream’s new CD, “Only Love Is Real”, was released in September 2007. “Only Love Is Real” and their 1st CD, “New Millennium,” are both available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/heartdream

Heartdream’s performances have captivated audiences at the Chronicle/Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, the Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Barnes and Noble, Borders Books & Music, and at numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, clubs, and new thought churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In June 2001, Heartdream’s song “Dancing in the Light” climbed to the Top 10 in the New Age category at Broadjam.com, the music web site for independent artists.

“Remember - Heartdream’s celestial pop and spiritual rock music is still your best entrainment value!”

Like many others of his generation, Steve Bangs decided to become a musician after seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. He learned to play the guitar by listening to records and was the lead guitarist and vocalist for Bay Area rock bands including Creekfrog. Steve’s songwriting contributions include chant-like tunes that have been enthusiastically received at new thought churches.

Mirabai Bangs has always loved writing poetry and singing. After meeting Steve, they transformed many of her poems into songs. Mirabai has a soaring soprano vocal instrument which was described by an Indian spiritual teacher as a “flute voice”. Mirabai’s free-flowing vocal improvisations are a trademark of Heartdream’s celestial pop sound. Her songs feature vivid imagery and visions of universal love and global unity.

John Shinn has been sharing his vocal harmony and 12-string guitar talents with a variety of musical groups since the ‘70s, turning his focus to ‘spiritually enriching’ music in the early ‘90s and performing at a range of venues around the Bay Area. He joined Heartdream after hearing them perform and finding a special resonance with their melodies and lyrics. He has since added several of his original songs to their repertoire.

Nathaniel Bangs started playing the drums at age 6 and recently earned his music degree from Sonoma State University, where he studied with renowned jazz drummer George Marsh. Nate also studied tabla at the Ali Akbar College of Music. Although jazz is his first love, Nathaniel also likes to rock, and he provides a solid rhythmic foundation for Heartdream’s music. Blessed with a great sense of humor, Nathaniel adds a lighthearted touch to the musical mix.

Dennis Tuohino is a solid and rhythmic bass player with extensive stage experience, having performed at venues all over the San Francisco Bay Area, including Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, and the Chronicle/Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord. Dennis is also a composer, heavily influenced by legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus, and studied music at Laney College and the Berkeley Jazz School.

David Brooks started his 1O years of classical piano training at age five. In the ‘60s and ‘70s he was the keyboard player in the touring rock group "Bodine", which recorded for MGM Records. He was also the fulltime organist for the Unity Center of Walnut Creek for 11 years. David enjoys composing and playing many different piano styles, but he really gets down with his funk- and gospel-tinged spirituals that are always crowd pleasers.

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