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Neil Citron

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NEIL CITRON

Declassified Records and SBI Music Inc. have partnered to release CD's from Grammy winning guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron. Known for his work playing, engineering, and producing award winning bands like BangTower, Quite Riot and Lana Lane, Neil has also collaborated with several major artists on catalog of his impressive solo releases. He's engineered/produced rock-guitar virtuoso's John 5, Slash, Steve Vai and others as well as internationally renowned drummers Greg Bissonette, Virgil Donati, Frankie Banali and Mike Mangini. He's worked on numerous films including ""Ricki & The Flash", That Thing You Do", and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". His work with Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather earned him his first Grammy in 2002 for the record "No Substitutions: Live in Osaka” (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album). The first re-mastered CD "In Search of Higher Ground" featuring Tony Franklin on Bass, Keyboardist Erik Norlander and Walter Garces of BangTower on Percussion, the second "Flavored Jam" features Matt and Gregg Bissonette.


BangTower


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BANGTOWER

BangTower is a progressive musical alliance featuring legendary bassist Percy Jones, Grammy winning guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron and LA "Drum Guru" Walter Garces. Their maiden voyage entitled Casting Shadows was released by Declassified Records in fall of 2010 and the single "This is my Town" in 2013 in addition to 3 music videos. With Percy's unmistakable bass sound percolating next to Walter's harmonic cannons and implements of percussive wonder, an edgy yet incredibly dreamy, otherworldly texture becomes prominent throughout the mix. Neil's unique guitar work takes full advantage of this partnership by blending gorgeous chordal interludes, amazing melodic passages interlaced with scorchingly insane soloing. The key element in this "trio of masters " music can be best described with one word; rapport. Though Jones, Garces and Citron are all virtuosos in their own right, it's quite evident that these players are enthusiastically enjoying the crafting of this music. Produced by Jon Pomplin (Declassified Records), and Neil Citron.


Jon Pomplin

 

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JON POMPLIN

In 1996 Jon Pomplin co-formed the band "Sea of Monsters" and the following year recorded and co-produced the debut CD with Chicago veteran producer Phil Bonnett in 1997. A tour, highlighted by their appearance on the FOX TV Chicago stage at "Taste of Chicago" followed the CD release. In late 2000, Jon signed as a solo artist with Cellar Records. and the following May released his first solo effort, "Declassified" from the band Project 814,. The follow up release "Redemption" under a new band name "Disguise the Limit", was released in 2004. In 2006, Jon began to focus on Declassified Records full time with early projects including the music video "Brothers in Arm's", composer/performer for the full length film "Michael Morlock's Supernatural World" and re-mastering of several electronic symphonies from a veteran composer. Jon continues to release both solo and band related albums as well as work as producer, video creator and session player. Jon continues to produce, edit and compose music for film and TV. Jon proudly endorses Conquest Sound USA cables, Rocktron Effects, GHS Strings, Morley Pedals, EBTech power and Hot Wire basses. He is a voting member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Grammy's) and a BMI writer and publisher.



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