Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist Jeff Young's SOULS ON 11 Part Ways With Vocalist, Introduce New Singer Guernica Mancini
June 24, 2011, 8 years ago
Ex-MEGADETH / BAD ASSAD guitarst Jeff Young’s blossoming musical project, SOULS ON 11, has been revamped with a new powerhouse vocalist. Twenty-four year old Swedish import, Guernica Mancini, has joined forces with SO/11 in the midst of their initial writing and recording sessions.
Mancini takes over where the project’s preliminary singer Twinkle left off. Due to various "personal and family situations," Twinkle was unable to move forward with the project. Young immediately followed in the footsteps of mentor, Neal Schon (JOURNEY) and began searching the internet for the perfect voice.
Seeking a vocalist of European sensibility, led the guitarist back to his alma mater, Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA. Mancini is a recent graduate of MI’s Vocal Institute Of Technology. She is currently attending courses in Music Business at UCLA, and interns at a reggae music label.
During her tenure at VIT, Mancini went through a self-proclaimed '80s metal phase, exploring a natural affinity and the uncanny ability to sing in the style of DIO, SKID ROW, JANIS JOPLIN and the like.
The project also features the world-class rhythm section of bass monster, James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth / BLACK LABEL SOCIETY / WHITE LION) and drummer Jeff Bowders (PAUL GILBERT / PUDDLE OF MUDD).
Stay tuned for two songs plus accompanying videos to be released over the summer with world tour dates to follow. Mancini will also be an upcoming guest playing live in the studio on Young’s radio show, Music Without Boundaries, heard live every Saturday night at 8:00pm PST at this location. Each episode is archived on podcasts through www.spreaker.com.
Check out some of Mancini's pre-Souls On 11 work here.