Just a little update here folks…I am now in the mixing stage of my new album, entitled “Bronx Cheer” – and it is sounding incredible.
Once again behind the mixing board is the amazing Niko Bolas (Keith Richards, Neil Young, Prince). The core band of myself on guitars & vocals, drummer Charley Drayton (Keith Richards X-Pensive Winos, B-52s, Divinyls) & brother John Conte on bass is augmented by some wonderful guests; guitarist Chris Spedding (Paul McCartney, Elton John, Robert Gordon), vocalists Willie Nile, James Maddock, Sophia Ramos, Nicki Richards & LaJuan Carter-Dent, saxophonist Craig Dreyer and keyboardist Andrew Hollander.
The album was produced by Andrew Hollander & myself. (This is the 2nd time the team of Conte/Conte/Drayton/Hollander have made a record together – the 1st time being on the 2003 release “Bleed Together”, under the name The Contes.)
At the same time that we are mixing, I am working on the album art with the fantastically talented Rich Jones (my co-guitarist in the Michael Monroe band) who has done art direction for many other releases I’ve been involved with; The Steve Conte NYC Album, International Cover-Up, my mom Rosemary Conte’s jazz album, “But Beautiful” and every Michael Monroe band album since 2010.