Tomorrow is the big day. On Friday, August 18th, tune in to my Steve Conte NYC Official Music Page @ 12 noon EST to see the world premier of my new video where I, “Get me a home across the sea…” in the magical land of Morocco.
This cruise is aboard THE LUCILLE and will depart from Skyport Marina – East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side). We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don’t be late – it sure ain’t pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at email@example.com or check out our FAQ page http://www.rocksoff.com/cruise-info/faq Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat *RAIN OR SHINE!* *LAST CALL for the boats is 5 minutes before departure. After this time your tickets may be forfeited and you may not be able to board the boat, so please arrive early*
Company Of Wolves – Play With Fire – New Single 2017
Company of Wolves formed in 1988 by Kyf Brewer – singer/songwriter, Steve Conte – guitar/singer/songwriter, John Conte – bass/singer/songwriter, and Frankie LaRocka – drums.
By 1989, the band had garnered interest from many major labels and after a stunning NYC performance, were signed to highest bidder Mercury/Polygram. Company of Wolves’ eponymous debut was released in January of 1990 to rave reviews by standards of the industry like Rolling Stone and Album Network. The Wolves toured extensively the first year, recording a second album in 1991, which the label refused to release due to the then-popular insurgence of grunge music. The band subsequently released two further albums on their own, slowly dissolved, and began solo and backing careers, while always remaining close friends.
The cult popularity of Company of Wolves after the introduction of the internet sparked enough interest for the band to consider reforming for more recording and live performances, despite the untimely death of drummer Frankie LaRocka in 2005. In 2017, Company of Wolves releases its first new recording in 20 years – their version of the Rolling Stones classic, “Play With Fire”. New shows are currently in planning stages as of this report.
“Recorded some weeks ago, I held on to this gem, not knowing why… until Saturday, when Chuck Berry passed. Old pal, Steve Conte, who’s got one of the greatest rock voices of all time (he was Paul Simon’s vocal stand-in for years) has played with just about everyone throughout his career, has a classic Berry story, which he shares here. Time has come today. Steve’s first road gig, was touring with Blood Sweat & Tears in the mid-80s, right around the time I began booking him on Bleecker Street in NY. From there Steve played with J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, the beforementioned Chuck Berry, toured with Billy Squier, Willy Deville, Eric Burdon, was a member of reformed New York Dolls and has shared the stage with an innumerable number of his heroes from Sam Moore, to Springsteen. Steve’s been writing for, recording and touring with former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe for the past six years, supporting Guns & Roses, The Foo Fighters and Motorhead. Steve’s solo debut, The Steve Conte NYC Album, included a tune, OK DJ, which earned him the #2 Coolest Song of the Year, behind Bruce Springsteen, on Little Steven’s Underground Garage… members of the Foo Fighters, Alice Cooper, Mott The Hoople, The Wallflowers, , Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, to name a few, joined Steve on the album. But, it’s Steve’s own “covers” album, International Cover-Up. currently enjoying much airplay on Little Steven’s Underground Garage and the opening track, “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight” which was voted #5 Coolest Song Of The Year, behind The Monkees and Ian Hunter, which signals what will no doubt be the solo recognition he’s long deserved. It’s thrilling to see this day come for one of my all-time favorite rockers. It’s been a lotta years. So fun to sit down and catch up.”
This is a tough one folks…and it’s hitting me really hard. My 1st guitar hero, the architect & founding father of rock ‘n’ roll guitar playing, songwriting & singing is gone. Stay tuned here for more reflections on Chuck but for now I’ll just say that I’m so glad that my brother John & I got to play an entire show with him – all those amazing songs. He even gave me a few solos, but more on this later. Rest In Peace Chuck…my musical dad… grand-dad…inspiration… savior… influence… teacher… hero.