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Debut album 'Portraits' out May 31.
 
From Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group:
 
The band was founded a decade ago under the name ”Alex Mari & The Lovers”, with the aim of writing original material. Meanwhile, in order to create good chemistry between the members, the group began playing together on several live shows, performing cover songs of legendary international artists just like Queen, Toto, Police and AC/DC.
 
After few line-up changes, the band was finalized with three members: Alex Mari  (Michele Luppi Band, Barock Project, Ophiura, plus guest appearances as studio backing vocalist with Rhapsody of Fire) on vocals, Gianluca Pisana on drums and backing vocals, and Sebastiano Barbirato on guitar and backing vocals. For their debut album, they established their new identity with the name, Night Pleasure Hotel.
 
The first studio chapter of this very promising trio offers a perfect slice of classic American AOR, reminiscent of Survivor (Bickler era), Foreigner, Prism and Toto. The album features contributions from talented special guest stars –  Michele Luppi (Whitesnake), Luca Zabbini (Barock Project, PFM), Paolo Caridi (Ellefson-Soto, Reb Beach, Geoff Tate, Krell), Gianluca Tagliavini (PFM), Roberto Galli (Michele Luppi’s Heaven, Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire) and Iarin Munari (Red Canzian, Roberto Vecchioni, Paolo Vallesi).
 
Night Pleasure Hotel are sure to become one of the best newcomers of the current melodic rock scene, thanks to their infectious sound, mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, StreetLore).
 
The release of ”Portraits” is scheduled for May 31, 2024 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. The CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Samuele Mannini (Melodicrock.it), while cover art and CD graphics have been developed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Platens, StreetLore, Raintimes, Room Experience, Nightblaze). 
 
The first single of the album, ”Just This Once”, will be launched with an official video on March 28, 2024.
 
Tracklist:
 
01. Niko
02. Just This Once
03. We Say Goodbye
04. Walking Through The Horizon
05. You And I
06. Sweet Melodies Of Rain
07. Shivers
08. What I Feel
09. Julia 
10. Suddenly
11. For You
12. Quella Sera (Bonus Track)
 
Night Pleasure Hotel is:
 
Alex Mari: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Sebastiano Barbirato: Guitar, Bass, Backing vocals
Gianluca Pisana: Drums, Piano, Backing Vocals
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Not so sure about a band called "Night Pleasure Hotel" having a child on their album cover. Good grief. 

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On 4/2/2024 at 5:50 PM, Saga77 said:
Sadly, I can't say anything if you hear a heavy accent, but instead, I can confirm the band collaborated with a British novelist/songwriter to deliver quality lyrics.
 
And yes, that's Michele Luppi! :)

I know everything is happening too fast
Without reason, without thinking 'bout the consequences.
You're my secret desire, you know you are
No one has to know.
I can't wait, I want you once again
Before this guilty moon fades away
Just this once I feel your touch,
I can hear you Just this once
Sweaty skin and hot lips over me
Words and breath,
A moment made of sex and you.
Secretly just this once
I know we are walking on the wrong way
But instinct now is stronger and it kills our consciousness
Don't talk to anyone about our secret.
No one has to know.
I can't wait,
I want you once again
Before this guilty moon fades away
Just this once I feel your touch,
I can hear you
Just this once
Sweaty skin and hot lips over me
Words and breath,
A moment made of sex and you.
Secretly just this once
Feeling your touch and your lips,
Tasting every part of you,
With no remorse under a guilty moon - I can't wait I can't wait, I want you once again
Before this guilty moon fades away
Just this once I feel your touch,
I can hear you
Just this once
Sweaty skin and hot lips over me
Words and breath,
A moment made of sex and you.
Secretly just this once,
Your lips just this once,
Whispering words and your breath
Just this once.

They should ask that British novelist for their money back...

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On 4/4/2024 at 9:16 AM, Saga77 said:

Just out of curiosity, what exactly is the problem?

Besides the fact the singer can barely pronounce half those words?

That it's shit.  What the fuck is a guilty moon?  A well renowned British novelist came up with "sweaty skin and hot lips, a moment of sex and you" over and over?  What do they write for their day job, soft porn for middle-aged Mum's to read before school pick up?

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