A new project, new music ALECTRO. Who/what is ALECTRO? Jeff Eyrich and Steve Kirkman, musical pardners and soul brothers (in the soulful sense) are ALECTRO. Jeff and Steve are music vets, musician-producers, session men and fellow sidemen on lots of other people’s gigs. Both share a passion for surf guitars, the spaghetti-western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone, Duane Eddy twang, old noisy amplifiers, tube distortion, weird-sounding strange looking guitars, off-brand EFX pedals, antique rhythm boxes, echo-plexes, all influences evident, and tools used in the music that they make. After a few gigs and lots of sheddin’ out at the Octagon, Jeff and Steve got intense about recording Alectro over the past year. The music flowed and School Of Desire is the result - a set of songs and music the duo wrote, composed, arranged, performs and sings. There are a couple of covers in there and a few friends were invited to sit in. Got your curiosity up? Please, give ALECTRO a listen.
Jeff Eyrich began his career as an LA studio musician and touring sideman. He played bass and toured with Tim Buckley, Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Andy Kim, and Keith Carradine. His studio credits include Air Supply, Rick Springfield, Natalie Cole, John Cale, Joe Ely, Tanya Tucker and the Surf Punks. Jeff has produced more than 30 major label albums including Everywhere At Once by The Plimsouls, Hard Line by the Blasters, Proof Through the Night by T-Bone Burnett, The Las Vegas Story by Gun Club, Long Gone Dead by Rank & File and Get Outta My Room by Cheech & Chong. Jeff has recently produced albums and played bass for Dave’s True Story and Lipbone Redding, both for BePop Records, an indie label he co-founded and manages.
Steve Kirkman is a sought-after guitarist, engineer, and producer. He has worked with many artists both live and in the studio. Steve’s childhood on a North Carolina farm was filled with the sounds of gospel, bluegrass, blues, country, and rock-n-roll. He made his way to the Hudson Valley with stops along the way in Nashville, Memphis, and New York City. Steve has two solo releases - Searcher and Roads. He recorded and produced Searcher as well as the album Out Here for Don Lowe at his studio, the Octagon. His most recent project, with partner and bassist Jeff Eyrich, is Alectro School of Desire.
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Alectro's record, "School of Desire" is available in the US at iTunes and on Amazon, and is released in Europe on Blue Rose.