Darth Vader Manages Rock Band!
Yes, you read it right. The Dark Lord Of Sith, Darth Vader himself - or should we say David Prowse, the actor who played Vader in the three classic Star Wars films - is now managing the UK heavy rock band Losing Sun!
You don't want to mess with this manager!
Rising British Rock/Metal Talent ‘Losing Sun’ Join The Darkside With The Appointment Of New Intergalactic Manager.
Dave Prowse, the dark lord himself (a.k.a., Darth Vader from a small trio of movies from the 70s) has put ridding the world of rebel scum aside to concentrate on more pressing matters – proper gritty rock and roll(!) by taking full hold of the management reins of the popular Welsh quartet ‘Losing Sun’.
With the finishing touches being put to the band’s second full length album, 'Perspective', and a UK tour with Californian metallers 'Anemic' at the start of 2008, Prowse couldn't have chosen a more exciting time to put his powers to good use.
“I had seen the band perform on several occasions when they went out as a support group to some of the more famous US and UK bands” comments Prowse. “The audiences at their performances were wildly enthusiastic and had only come to see them - leaving before the main group came on. I have been a music fan for years, going from big band jazz, trad jazz, modern and progressive. The musicianship of the group is on a par or better than anything I’ve heard and I asked the group if I could come on board to help in a management/promotion/publicity capacity. You can't get a better 'hook' than to have the one and only Darth Vader on your team.”
The band, fronted by Ben Henbone on vocals, Jayce Lewis on percussion, Mark Phillips on guitar and Matt Morgan providing bass, mix a blend of tribal, rock, fusion and genetics to their new album.
“This album has taken almost a year and a half to get right,” says Jayce on behalf of the band. “We have toured extensively since last year. The demand has got higher after every tour and crowds keep returning in bigger numbers. Having Dave Prowse as our manager has been the icing on the cake. Dave brings stacks of experience and enthusiasm to the band. He is so driven!! You can easily see how he became so well known in the movie business. If my friends had said to me years ago that Darth Vader is going to manage your band I would have never believed it. He is a true inspiration, great friend and more importantly... our boss!
Prowse and Losing Sun
The CD has been recorded at the famous Nott-in-Pill Studios, engineered by Martyn Ford and Jeff Rose, with the help of world famous Colin Richardson (the man behind some of the biggest bands in the industry, including Bullet for my Valentine, Chimaira and Slipknot).
The circle is now complete.
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