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Red Hot

by IVORY TOWER PROJECT

Ivory Tower Project is a new breed of 'old school' rockers. New music for those who love Classic Rock inspired by the 70's and 80's.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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1. My Name
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3:05 album only
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2. Burning (Edited)
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3:44 album only
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3. Gotcha' (Edited)
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2:59 album only
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4. Way Too Late (Edited)
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3:09 album only
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5. Guilty (You're the One)
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3:21 album only
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6. You Can See It in My Eyes
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4:15 album only
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7. Dreamer
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4:06 album only
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8. I Can't Tell Him (Her)
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3:26 album only
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9. ''centre Street'' Radio Interview
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8:53 album only
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10. I Think I Fell in Love With You
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3:23 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Webster's definition of "ivory tower" is: a figurative place of mental withdrawal from reality. The phrase is used as a symbol of escapism.

Independent recording artists: Ivory Tower Project is a new breed of 'old school' rockers. New music for those who love the sound of Classic Rock and Power Pop. Ivory Tower Project (ITP) was founded by NY veteran songwriters: Johnny Jace and Mark Regula.

NYC guitarist: Tony Novarro was soon recruited, thus Novarro and Regula formed the core of ITP. As band members left, they were replaced by the NY Metro area's finest studio musicians that transcended Ivory Tower from being a band into a Project.

Featured Studio Musicians:
Richie Cannata: sax - (formerly with BILLY JOEL)
Ivan Elias: bass - (formerly with PATTY SMYTH & SCANDAL)

ITP signed with Guerrilla Records and released a four-song EP entitled: "Red Hot," which has received rave reviews and airplay on over 600 radio stations in 32 countries worldwide.

Now Guerrilla Records is happy to announce the re-release of “RED HOT” as a 10 track CD album. The album will include the 4 tracks that was on the original EP, but it will also include an additional 5 tracks that have been recorded and written by the original band members. This release has been professionally mastered and duplicated with new front and back cover art and musician credits in the liner notes.

A special track has been included of a solo recording of the group’s original drummer: Sal DiAngelo – who died a few months after the band's first recording session. Also included is a candid radio interview with the group’s co-founder: Mark Regula. These 2 tracks are only available on the CD and will not be available on the digital album for download.

PRESS:
“The hit record that should have been”… There is no set in stone formula that ITP follows; they make use of the wide range of colors and styles to create songs that embody the best elements of the the 70s and 80s, and they do it very well.” ~ Paul Anderson: The Entertainment Bank - http://theentertainmentbankcd.blogspot.com/2012/07/red-hot-ivory-tower-project.html

“A rare find”…as the CD progressed, I actually became more & more impressed with it…a blast from the 80’s” ~ Cyrus Rhodes: Indie Music Digest - http://indiemusicdigest.com/Ivory%20Tower%20Project%20CD%20Review.html

"(Ivory Tower Project) make 'Classic Pop/Rock inspired by the great artists of the 70s and 80s'. Immediately I thought of the greats like Chicago, Journey, Foreigner etc, and couldn’t help but check out their sound. I wasn’t disappointed.” ~ Jemex: Boom Boom Chick - http://boomboomchik.com/2010/05/the-ivory-tower-project.html

“Listening to this album immediately brings to mind such classic melodic rock bands as Journey, gobs of Survivor, and yes, even a little bit of Axe. If the mention of those bands gets your salivary glands to start working then read on, because what Ivory Tower Project does with their influences places this disc handsomely right next door.” ~ The Ripple Effect - http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2010/01/melodic-rock-update-featuring-bridge-of.html

“If you like your rock with a strong dose of the whole 80's vibe, check them out.” ~ Quirky New York Chick - http://www.quirkynychick.com/2009/11/inbox-vol-1.html

"Listening to Ivory Tower Project is like taking a trip back to the 80s. Every song on 'Red Hot' is destined to make those who grew up in the 80s have Deja Vu. Mark Regula has a voice that will stand up with the best of them and he proves that consistently throughout the disc. If you are a fan of old school 80s rock, this will fit well into your collection." ~ Elfslut: Mossip – Your Guide To Everything Music - http://mossip.livejournal.com/132032.html

"Listening to 'Red Hot' reminds me of everything good about the decade in which I was born, and is even more fun than playing Mario Bros. on your Nintendo, while wearing a Members Only jacket and waiting for your Chia Pet to grow." ~ J. Turner: Indie-Music.com - http://www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8394

For News, Press, Interviews and much more, log onto band web site: www.IvoryTowerProject.com

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Shashona - www.indieshowcase.net

Ivory Tower Project Review
Ivory Tower Project
Red Hot

www.IvoryTowerProject.com & www.myspace.com/ivorytowerproject

Classic Rock/Pop

Band Members :
Mark Regula - Vocals , Keyboards & Guitars
Tony Nevarro - Guitars & Back Vocals
Mike Carbone - Drums

Track Listing:
1) My Name
2) Burning
3) Gotcha'
4) Way Too Late
5) Guilty (You're The One)
6) You Can See It In My Eyes
7) Dreamer
8) I Can't Tell Him (Her)
9) "Centre Street" Radio Interview
10) I Think I Fell In Love With You

Ivory Tower Project Is one of those bands that are far and few between. The Sound is a Full On, Old School Classic Rock Style, with a dash of Pop thrown in for good measure. This Album not only delivers a punch, but stands up in this modern Music era.
Their CD "Red Hot" has to be the best this reviewer has heard in a good many years. Mark Regula has such a perfect voice for these songs.
He pushes the limits with Rock songs like My Name, Burning, Gotcha, and Way Too Late, yet can hold your heart in his hands, with songs like You Can See It In My Eyes, Dreamer, I Can't tell Him (Her) and I think I fell In Love With You.
Mark's expertise shines throughout this album. These tracks were chosen with the intention of showcasing Mark Regula's lead vocals and Tony Nevarro's back-up vocals. They are brought to life, literally, by the sheer talent and range of these two outstanding Artists. With Mike Carbone on Drums there is no way this Band can miss the mark.
This Album "Red Hot" has it all. Hard hitting Rock songs, done in an Old School fashion. You remember that right? Back when you could hear the Lead Singer crystal clear. But it also has a softer side. Don't waste your money on rock you can't hear. Ivory Tower Project has the perfect balance. Guitar lead, drum induced, well thought out lyrics and a dam fine vocal section.
This is a "must have" for your Rock collection. Stop by and have a listen today www.IvoryTowerProject.com . It is available at CDBaby and Amazon.com and Super D as well.
Yours In The Music
Shashona
Indie Showcase - www.indieshowcase.net
AwesomeRadio - www.awesomeradio.net
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The Entertainment Bank - Paul Anderson

RED HOT - Ivory Tower Project
The hit record that should have been -- what an interesting situation. The Ivory Tower Project is like a classic musical ensemble playing the best of music from an era with all the accuracy of the recording, and playing styles of that period, but again, good music is timeless -- what's good once is always good. In fact, in today's world where everything sounds canned and a lot of what they call "music" is mostly computer generated sounds, it's a pleasure to hear this band. It's like discovering an industry secret that is finally revealed, and available for public consumption.

The Ivory Tower Project is comprised of Mark Regula (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Tony Novarro (guitars, back vocals), and Fernando Menendez (drums). ITP is dedicated to presenting the styles of the 70s, and 80s, and the good part is, they're not a covers band!

The arrangements on "Red Hot" are reminiscent of INXS, Tears for Fears, and The Cure. The songs have the right sound for all fans of the great music of the 80s, and in fact, I found myself singing along to, "My Name" almost immediately, as it is a very catchy song. The big Phil Collins drum sound is on the money with the big tom toms on “Guilty,” as are the electric guitars, and the synth doubling with electric grand piano (Toto), as well as the synthesizer bass. Mark Regula gets a sound that reminds me of Tears for Fears.

The sax is a nice surprise on, “You Can See it In My Eyes”, and the synth strings blend well with the bell tone electric Rhodes piano. A female vocalist adds a nice touch to “Can’t Tell Him (Her),” along with some nice acoustic guitar, and hand percussion sounds. There is no set in stone formula that ITP follows; they make use of the wide range of colors and styles to create songs that embody the best elements of the the 70s and 80s, and they do it very well. There’s nothing wrong with looking back, it reminds us how far we've come (or regressed), and how much the music industry has lost. Ivory Tower Project should be recognized for honoring the past by creative reflection, and not just imitation. This is a great work by a great band, and it's refreshing. I'd really like to hear their next album.
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Carlos Wilde

Red Hot by Ivory Tower Project
A great album packed with cleverly -written tracks - Skillful interplay of sounds with great vocal delivery to match
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Luna

Ivory tower project
This is a hit ! A great CD to take in the car or anywhere awesome vocals
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Ivory tower project

outstanding
It's a great album Really good music Amazing vocals .I'm so happy I got it ❤
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I'm Paula Giving Ivory tower project A great review

Ivory tower project
Extremely talented singers Amazing vocals I'm so happy I love it
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Sweet Lady-Bug

I bought it, and I love it!
The answer to that is to skip what record labels are pushing and to look online at artists that are defying the norm and putting out music to suit the tastes of the general population by self recording their music. Ivory Tower Project's ‘Red Hot’ is just the kind of music that suits my tastes, having grown up in the era of rock and roll. This CD blends the best of rock and roll from the late 70's to the early 80's. The lyrics of “My Name” are haunting and Mark Regula does an excellent job of singing with much emotion to bring out the best of this song and many others on the CD. He is able to quickly raise and lower the pitch of his voice showing what a talented singer he truly is. John Jace and Mark Regula's ability to write catchy lyrics is well represented in the first three songs on the CD. Mark Regula's ability to write lyrics on his own is well shown in the fourth song. The first four songs on the CD blew me away and are the best ones on the CD. However, the other lyricists, musicians and singers in ‘Red Hot’ also keep you interested. It is hard to like every song on a CD, but Tony Novarro's outstanding guitar playing makes sure you stay interested in the music and gives it a sound that many would call melodic rock.
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Rebecca Singer

Ivory Tower Project, "Red Hot"
I first was introduced to Ivory Tower Project on Twitter last fall. Their style of music is one of my favorites. I grew up listening to the synth rock, hair metal and alternative styles in the 80s, and Ivory Tower Project is able to perfectly blend those styles into a great melting pot and come up with an album like "Red Hot" that hits it all.
Featuring Mark Regula on vocals, keyboards and guitars; Tony Nevarro on guitars and backing vocals; and Mike Carbone on drums, this is a group that knows how to rock, and rock hard!
You have songs like "My Name" and "Burning" that bring to mind Foreigner and Loverboy with the rock anthem quality vocals and lyrics and the great range of keyboards and synths. Hard-driving guitar work punctuates "Guilty" and "Dreamer" gets your feet moving.
Remember lighter-worthy ballads? "You Can See it in My Eyes" is just that. It's easy to picture an arena full of flickering flames. I guess today it would be glowsticks, but the message is still the same. Love songs never go out of style and "Red Hot" is filled with them. "I Think I Fell in Love With You" and "Gotcha" are it.
If you enjoy the fantastic music of the 70s and 80s, this is for you.
So, do yourself a favor and listen. The 80s are calling you, and they've got your number!
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Donna Lee Ferrara

Red Hot by Ivory Tower Project
Ivory Tower Project has extremely talented musicians and vocalists and together they create the sound that we all long to hear over and over again! Their "Red Hot" CD is that ONE that you cannot live without - I just have to keep playing it over and over again. Their passion as a group shines through for all of us to enjoy! This is a masterpiece of music and lyrics!
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Donna Lee Ferrara

Red Hot ~ Ivory Tower Project
Ivory Tower Project has extremely talented musicians and vocalists and together they create the sound that we all long to hear over and over again! Their "Red Hot" CD is that ONE that you cannot live without - you have to keep on playing it over and over again. Their passion as a group shines through for all of us to enjoy. A true masterpiece of retro classic rock!
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