THE GALACTIC COLLECTIVE

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THE GALACTIC COLLECTIVE LINE – UP
Erik Norlander – Keyboards
Freddy Demarco – Guitar
Mark Matthews – Bass
Nick Lepar – drums

NEW PROJECT FROM WORLD RENOWNED KEYBOARDIST ERIK NORLANDER

THE GALACTIC COLLECTIVE is a fresh and innovative approach to the best of Erik Norlander’s vast instrumental catalog written for ROCKET SCIENTISTS, LANA LANE and his own solo albums over the years. The versatile keyboardist recorded his new CD with an astounding new band of stellar musicians from the Akron, Ohio area in collaboration with Executive Producer Dena Henry: guitarist Freddy DeMarco, bassist Mark Matthews and drummer Nick LePar takes Norlander’s music to new heights of drama and intrigue as they weave through the most subtle atmospheric art rock soundscapes to maximum martial progressive metal fireworks.

ERIK NORLANDER is an accomplished keyboardist/composer/producer who has recorded over 25 albums with his band ROCKET SCIENTISTS, his vocalist spouse LANA LANE and his own 7 solo albums including the stunning LIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG DVD from his landmark concert in Russia. He also produced the 2009 epic, ROSWELL SIX—BEYOND THE HORIZON, written by Erik in collaboration with bestselling science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson. Erik plays keyboards for ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE and BIG NOIZE with Joe Lynn Turner. Erik Norlander supports The Bob Moog Foundation and has performed at three major Bob Moog Foundation events. www.eriknorlander.com

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FREDDY DEMARCO is an in-demand session player with a litany of credits as a co-leader in the DEMARCO BROTHERS BAND, opening for ZAKK WYLDE, MICHAEL SCHENKER and NUNO BETTENCOURT and as a guitar/bass instructor and clinician.  www.myspace.com/freddydemarco

MARK MATTHEWS has been a first call bass player for a diverse assemblage of musical acts such as SKIN, ELIJAH BLACK, HYPOCRIT and 52nd STREET. He has also worked with ALAN WHITE, JANI LANE, DEFCON and KEVIN DUBROW. www.myspace.com/marksbassworld

NICK LEPAR studied drums with JOE VITALE (CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, JOE WALSH) and has been gigging since his high school years touring the Northeast and Midwestern USA with various showcase bands. Nick has won numerous percussion awards and also played in successful bands like DREAMSTREET and DEFCON and toured across the country.  www.myspace.com/nicklepar007 | http://www.thetank.com

Erick Norlander site – http://www.eriknorlander.com
The Galactic Collective – http://www.thetank.com/entgc.htmhttp://www.thetank.com

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