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From Good Time Music:

Good Time Music is happy to announce the first official signing to the label’s roster….please welcome;

Like a phoenix rising CAUGHT IN ACTION ascends from the ashes of the old.

The world as we knew it was locked down due to the pandemic, but this musician and songwriter from the south of Sweden knocked boredom on the head.

Richard Jonsson, who honed his craft as a guitarist and back up-singer with numerous Top 40-bands over more than thirty years, got tons of time on his hand when the pandemic cancelled all the gigs.

”After thinking about it for so long, I finally built my dream home studio and started writing songs”, Richard says.

Building on his love of AOR and melodic rock, in the vein of Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Kiss, Magnum, Boston and Survivor to name but a few, Richard dived in to a deep well of melodies, hooks, and choruses, and soon he had the songs.

”Then it hit me: I needed an extraordinary singer. Someone with the pipes from heaven. The search was on.”

Turned out he was just around the corner. Well, not in person, but online: Richard saw a clip of the Portuguese AOR band Hot Stuff, and listening to the lead singer, Richard called of the search.

Enter: Marcello Vieira, singer with the voice of an angel. Because a man with a voice spanning over six octaves is heaven sent.

Impressed with Richard’s songs, Marcello said yes, laid down vocals, and recruited friend, and fellow Portuguese, Ricardo Dikk, as producer. When Richard heard Ricardo´s bass on one of the tracks, he decided to scrap his own bass playing on the rest of the songs in favour of Ricardo.

Producer Ricardo Dikk brought in seasoned studio musicians and brothers Mauro and Ménito Ramos, and soon Richard, back home in his native Trelleborg in the very south of Sweden, found himself with enough songs for a killer album.

Caught In Action was ready for…oh, yeah, action.

The album ”Devil’s Tango”, released on Steelheart Records in April of 2022, is a masterpiece in the world of AOR and melodic rock: contagious melodies and harmonies, hooks taking stranglehold, choruses to die for, crunchy, delicious guitars, solid musicianship and…that voice.

Yeah, that Marcello Vieira, who’s up there with the likes of Steve Perry, Marcie Free, Jimi Jamison and Steve Overland of FM. A world class singer.

With great reviews from all over the world, this phoenix got wind in its wings; it ascended from just a studio project to a real band.

Richard Jonsson recruited longtime friend and excellent drummer Mats Elofsson. Soon after Jens Mattsson, great bass player and song writer, was added to the line-up. With Jens, Mats and Marcello together with Richard, Caught in Action now a complete band to be reckoned with.

Building on the success of “Devil’s Tango”, Caught In Action is currently writing songs for their sophomore album, to be released in 2024, as well as booking gigs.

”It’s been a long time coming, but here I am. I found what I’ve been looking for”, says Richard with stars in his eyes and the widest of smiles. – Stefan Johansson, Rock journalist, Swedish Metal Aid initiator.

Caught in Action

Richard Jönsson Guitars

Mats Elofsson Drums

Jens Mattsson Bass

Marcello Vieira Vocals

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Good Time Music? New label? I'm interested to see what they'll bring to the table. 

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4 hours ago, melodicrock said:

Strange. Why not just continue Lion's Pride label? Same guy...

I think I read somewhere that he'll be quitting Lions Pride Music by the end of the year. Or at least stepping down as CEO and giving more control to his business partner.

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More info about Good Times Music:

Welcome to Good Time Music…if you have found your way over here, it’s surely because you have a desire for melodic hard rock and AOR…or at least to satiety your curiosity, what we are all about 😊. We will shortly announce our first signed band and one more will follow soon. We hope to be a landmark with the community and bring nothing but the best within the genres. To start off with we’ll release about 4 releases pr year.
And with the love and support by you, the fans, we will hopefully gradually add to our rosters over the time to come.
We will for sure be a force to be reckoned with and we are here to stay for good.
Welcome onboard to all on this amazing journey we are about to engage in 🙏.
Best,
Carsten/CEO/President
Good Time Music
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22 hours ago, Stefan said:

I think I read somewhere that he'll be quitting Lions Pride Music by the end of the year. Or at least stepping down as CEO and giving more control to his business partner.

He's the only one I've ever associated or heard of running LNP. I guess time will tell! Matti is certainly a very fine signing indeed.

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On 4/23/2024 at 1:05 PM, melodicrock said:

He's the only one I've ever associated or heard of running LNP. I guess time will tell! Matti is certainly a very fine signing indeed.

Chris Siloma joined in 2015 and he got a big share of handling the label.

Lions Pride Music:
• President & CEO / Accounting / Administration / Legal Affairs / Production Manager / Advertisement / Logistic & Warehousing | Carsten Nielsen
• A&R Executive / Sales, Distribution, General Manager / Marketing Director / Graphic Designer | Chris Siloma

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