Onward Promotions Adds Musician Paul Freeman to Gary Myrick & The Figures Concert in Houston
Onward Promotions will be presenting a Gary Myrick & The Figures concert in Houston TX at Warehouse Live on June 4th & have added special guest musician/songwriter Paul Freeman to the lineup. The show includes special 80's rollback pricing $5 cover.
Melinda Cain of Onward Promotions said they discovered Paul when he was opening for Todd Rundgren in 2008. "He opened for several of Todd's concerts during the ARENA tour and although Todd's fans are hard to please when it comes to opening acts, Paul won them over every at every concert. He is a fabulous entertainer and musician".
Paul Freeman is a Welsh-born singer-song writer of folksy pop songs now living in the United States. Freeman’
Freeman’s song “That’s How It Is” was featured near the close of an episode of the Fox Network show Past Life called “Soul Music” (S01E03), first broadcast on 18 February 2010. His Song "Tightrope" was also featured on the Season Finale of Make It or Break It. His six-song EP Tightrope was released on 2 March 2010.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Gary Myrick played guitar and sang in the Dallas/Fort Worth area starting as a teenager. Eventually, he built a significant enough reputation to be asked to join Austin, Texas band Kracker Jack, replacing Stevie Ray Vaughan who had left to begin his solo career.
After relocating to Los Angeles, California, he formed Gary Myrick & the Figures, releasing a self-titled album in 1980 which included the hit "She Talks in Stereo." Living in a Movie and the EP Language, featuring the percussive single "Guitar, Talk, Love & Drums" followed in 1981 and 1983, respectively. His combination of blues, rock and new wave won
him airplay on modern rock radio stations in the United States and exposure on MTV throughout the 1980s. Two of his songs, "She Talks in Stereo" and "Time to Win," were used in the 1983 film Valley Girl. "She Talks in Stereo" made the top 100 songs of the decade on KROQ Radio.
Myrick took a break from his solo work to write six songs and play guitar on John Waite's No Brakes album, which included Waite's biggest solo hit "Missing You" and reached the top spot on the Billboard album chart in 1984. The following year came Myrick's LP Stand for Love with the single "When Angels Kiss" and a re-recording of "She Talks in Stereo." For the next few years, Myrick concentrated on work as a session and touring guitarist before joining his next group.
Paul Simonon (former bassist of The Clash), Nigel Dixon (former lead singer of Whirlwind) and Myrick united to form Havana 3AM. The band released a self-titled album in 1991, melding rockabilly, Latin and punk traditions. After Simonon left the band, Myrick began work on the next Havana 3AM album with Dixon. Dixon, however died of cancer in 1993. Myrick rebuilt Havana 3AM and completed the Texas Glitter and Tombstone Tales album in 1996.
Moving towards roots rock, Myrick switched to a stripped down, acoustic approach for his 2001 solo release, Waltz of the Scarecrow King. Reinvent the Gods, featuring a cover of Marianne Faithfull's "As Tears Go By," was self-released in 2004.
Myrick continues to play solo but also performs as a session and touring guitarist. He has worked with Big Audio Dynamite, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, Steve Jones (former guitarist of the Sex Pistols), Wilson Pickett, Queen Ida, Bonnie Raitt, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and others.
In 2010, Sony released Gary Myrick's first 3 albums remastered with bonus tracks on CD and digital download. GARY MYRICK & THE FIGURES, LIVING IN A MOVIE & LANGUAGE are now available as double album CDs and on iTunes, including live tracks and extended mixes from the 80's as well as a lost album of unheard tracks on LANGUAGE.
Just beyond the gleaming office buildings of Downtown Houston lies Warehouse Live, a 1920’s era warehouse repurposed as a one-of-a-kind concert and event venue. With its prime location, just three blocks from Minute Maid Park and directly behind the George R. Brown Convention Center, Warehouse Live has quickly become one of Houston’s signature multipurpose facilities. The Studio at Warehouse Live has it's own entrance and exit, restroom, bar, flat screen LCD’s and Plasmas, stage and sound and lighting system. In addition, the entire facility is wired for high-speed internet access.
Paul Freeman on youtube: Tightrope
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