Legendary Bassist TONY FRANKLIN Unites With NIGHT RANGER/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Guitarist Joel Hoekstra in VHF; Teaser Video
March 9, 2014, 8 months ago
VHF is a new super-group of sorts featuring legendary bassist Tony Franklin (THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Joel Hoekstra (NIGHT RANGER, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, Rock Of Ages) and drummer Todd Vinny Vinciguerra. The band's predominantly instrumental EP, Very High Frequency, is being mixed and mastered by Tommy Kessler (BLONDIE).
A band description reads: "Taken from the blueprint set by MILES DAVIS' groundbreaking record Kind Of Blue, VHF starts with drummer Todd Vinny Vinciguerra setting the initial tone of the song, The song arrangement is made on drums, then passed along to legendary bassist Tony Franklin for chord progression and underlying groove. Once a groove is established, the rhythm tracks are set in place for guitar virtuoso Joel Hoekstra's independent interpretation. The music is created from the bottom up, that is the drums are the creative force behind the band. The final piece contains parts by each musician uniquely composed, completely independent of each other, and done with complete artistic freedom by each musician. The sound of the band varies from piece to piece, but it is a combination of ethereal trippy sounds and driving rhythms, enticing the listener to create a picture or movie to play out in their mind."
Watch for it this spring and check out a teaser video below: