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+FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF DIRTY SHIRLEY
+FEATURING GEORGE LYNCH & DINO JELUSICK
+SELF-TITLED DEBUT OUT JANUARY 24, 2020
+FIRST SINGLE 'HERE COMES THE KING' OUT NOW

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce Dirty Shirley, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch Fan Page (The End Machine, KXM, Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra). Check out the band's first single "Here Comes The King".

Croatian singer Dino Jelusick, over the course of just one album and one covers EP released with his band Animal Drive, has started to make quite the name for himself in the hard rock and metal scene. More than a few musicians of note have called up Dino to see if he might be interested in collaborating, which he is floored by. This talented young singer has an appreciation and deep respect for the musical heroes who preceded and profoundly influenced him. So, when George Lynch opened the doors to the idea of writing and producing a record together, Dino was more than intrigued. Frontiers, known for releasing interesting collaborations of this nature, was more than happy to be the label home for this project.

The resulting album and band, Dirty Shirley - named after one of the first songs they wrote together - covers a wide spectrum of styles. Classic metal to more “traditional” Lynch Mob oriented sounds and even some hints of the first Badlands album are in the mix. Showcasing a stunning performance from George Lynch - a seemingly bottomless pit of inspired and creative guitar playing - and an absolutely over the top lead vocal performance from Dino, Dirty Shirley is going to be an easy 'must listen' for the hard rock and metal crowd. Evanescence drummer, Will Hunt rounds out the line-up.

Dino says, "This record was done differently from everything else I did so far. George jammed and sent me rough versions and I tried a thousand melodies and lyrics on it. It turned out fantastic and very versatile. From r&b and rock ballads to some very heavy tunes, bluesy stuff, hard rock, rock 'n' roll, grungy vibes... everything. Will was the perfect drummer for this, loud and groovy. I recorded vocals while being on tour with TSO in the bus, every evening when we had a day off. And finished it in Croatia. You gotta listen to the whole album to get the impression of it, not only singles. But the first single will surely kick your ass, so better be prepared!”

George adds, "At its core, this record is built on classic guitar riffage and grooves, but is also infused with eclectic tendencies scattered about that are unexpected and challenging. 80% of the guitar work on this record is rhythms, so I wanted to create a three-dimensional sonic tapestry that complimented the more basic riffs and chords. I tried to add a little twist to everything." He continues, "It was funny because when the label approached me about pairing up with Dino, for some reason I got the impression he was an Italian pop singer. LOL. So I wrote some songs in that vein, haha. ; ) Then when I heard what he was actually all about, I had to duck back into the laboratory and reinvent the wheel. If Ronnie James Dio and young Coverdale had a baby boy, his name would be Dino."

The band is currently exploring live show opportunities for 2020, so stay tuned for more news on Dirty Shirley!

Lineup:
George Lynch: Guitars
Dino Jelusick: Vocals, Keyboards
Will Hunt: Drums
Trevor Roxx: Bass

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Great singer,was only a matter of time before he branched out a little more from Animal Drive,this sounds like the best thing Lynch has been involved in for a while to my ears anyway.

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Not bad, Dino sounds great.   I was a huge fan of Lynch/Dokken in the 80's.   I'm interested to hear more and hopefully they have a few uptempo tracks with a bigger chorus/hook.  Mid-tempo songs have become more of the norm these days for George rather than a few included as change of pace tracks.  I'm always waiting for him to go full throttle. Maybe he's just mellowed more with age

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WOW! I'm really excited about this. What a duo. Dino is an absolute gun. I believe and hope he will inspire George to get back to some of his great early form. 

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Not heard of this singer before, but Lynch described him as Dio meets Coverdale, and I have to say that is just about the most spot on description of anything ever.

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7 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

Not heard of this singer before, but Lynch described him as Dio meets Coverdale, and I have to say that is just about the most spot on description of anything ever.

I posted this clip in another thread, but this gives you an idea of his talent. Lead singer of "Animal Drive". He also represented Croatia in Junior Eurovision 2003. Absolute GUN!

 

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VERY impressed with "Here Comes the King" :tumbsup:

 

Dino is a beast; love what he & Animal Drive do on their cover of Roxette's "The Look" 

 

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Yeah not bad at all. Dude has some pipes. Must be a thrill for him to play with Lynch, especially if he can get him to record some good music, for the first time in a few decades. 

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8 hours ago, Geoff said:

Yeah not bad at all. Dude has some pipes. Must be a thrill for him to play with Lynch, especially if he can get him to record some good music, for the first time in a few decades. 

The stuff Lynch did with Michael Sweet is really good, and actually sounds like classic Lynch rather than modern Lynch.

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10 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

The stuff Lynch did with Michael Sweet is really good, and actually sounds like classic Lynch rather than modern Lynch.

I'm not sure I'd go as far as "really good" for me personally, but yeah, there were a couple of cool tunes on that one. I actually forgot about it... 

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12 hours ago, Geoff said:

I'm not sure I'd go as far as "really good" for me personally, but yeah, there were a couple of cool tunes on that one. I actually forgot about it... 

There are two albums.

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13 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

There are two albums.

Oh shit, really? Hold on, let me Google.

Wow, I don't think I ever heard the second one. Seems amazing that I'd have missed it, but it doesn't ring any bells. I must investigate. 

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6 hours ago, Geoff said:

Oh shit, really? Hold on, let me Google.

Wow, I don't think I ever heard the second one. Seems amazing that I'd have missed it, but it doesn't ring any bells. I must investigate. 

You know there is this database of CD's from this genre? I think it is called Heavy Harmonies :P

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15 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

You know there is this database of CD's from this genre? I think it is called Heavy Harmonies :P

Really? Can you send me a link? ;)

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6 hours ago, Glen said:

both songs so far are boring. 

You're boring. 

But we already knew this. 

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