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ANTHONY GOMES

Up 2 Zero

Original Release Date: March 06, 2012




Cast of Characters:

Anthony Gomes - Guitar and Vocals
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Greg Morrow - Drums
Glen Caruba - Percussion
Vicki Hampton - Background Vocals
Wendy Moten - Background Vocals
Trez Gregory - Background Vocals
Tania Hancheroff - French Background Vocals
Eve Paradis - French Background Vocals
Chris Carmichael - Strings
Chris Leuzinger - Rhythm Guitar on Darkest Before the Dawn

Pre-production Assistant: David Smith
Produced by: Anthony Gomes & Peter Carson
Label: Up 2 Zero
Mixed and Mastered by: Richard Dodd
Recorded by: Adam Engelhardt, Bartley Pursley, Jason Latshaw, Jason McEntire, Andre Campeau


Cover Illustration: Stephen Jensen – F3 Studios
Art Direction and Design: Stephen Jensen – F3 Studios
Photography: Jim Barnoff, Rhonda Pierce Photography, Tony Smith Studio



1. Back to the Start - (03:34)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes / Tom Hambridge



2. One Last Time - (4:56)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes / Jim Peterik



3. Love Sweet Love - (3:30)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes / Jim Peterik



4. Fly Away - (3:40)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes / Jim Peterik



5. Darkest Before The Dawn - (3:53)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes



6. Room 414 - (2:48)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes



7. Voodoo Moon - (4:16)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes



8. Anywhere You Run - (3:57)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes / Jim Peterik



9. Last Bluesman Gone - (2:10)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes



10. Up 2 Zero - (3:13)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes / Jim Peterik



11. N'abandonne Pas - (3:35)

Songwriters: Anthony Gomes
French translation: Ninon Vinet Paradis and Eve Paradis



ANTHONY GOMES BIOGRAPHY


Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, Gomes shows no signs of slowing down with his latest musical offering being his most successful to date. The aptly-named, riff-laden Electric Field Holler has received highly acclaimed recognition; reaching #1 on both Roots Music Report's Blues Rock Chart and ReverbNation's Global Blues Chart as well as earning several nominations for Blues Rock Album of the Year.

The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist is propelling blues rock into the contemporary music culture with his unapologetic approach to reinventing the genre in relevant and fresh ways. "The blues is old, but not tired" said Anthony, adding: "It speaks as truthfully today, and for this generation, as it ever has." Blues Music Magazine writes, "the formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues." This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. And the facts speak for themselves.

Gomes has performed in 17 countries and has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Gomes' instinctive mastery of his craft is matched by his knowledge of and dedication to blues history. He is an award winning blues history scholar, earning the University of Toronto's C.P. Stacey Prize for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history student. Anthony also completed his master's degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, graduating with high distinction. In 2014, his thesis was published and nominated for the Best Blues Book of the Year by Blues 411.

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.

Born in Toronto, Canada to a Portuguese father and a FrenchCanadian mother, Gomes began playing guitar in his early teens and was drawn to the blues sounds of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. He relocated to Chicago in the late '90s to learn from the blues masters. During his brief stint as a sideman for Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Gomes put together his own group and won the first annual Buddy Guy's Legends "Best Unsigned Blues Band" competition in 1998. Later that year, Gomes released his debut CD, Blues in Technicolor, which introduced him as a guitar-slinger loaded with impressive firepower.

On 2002's Unity, he accomplished the album's title with a heavy mix of styles leading Bandit Blues Radio to name it one of the "Top 30 Essential Blues Albums" of all time. Gomes was elevated to the top of the blues field just one year later when BluesWax Magazine named him "Artist of the Year," a nomination he would claim for several years in a row due to his endless commitment and touring. Music Is the Medicine (2006) peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, only to be outdone by LIVE (2008) debuting at number one. Anthony's Up 2 Zero (2012) album was named the Best Blues CD of the Year by Al Blues and Blues Underground Network voted it the Best Blues Rock CD of
2012. The accolades continued in 2013 with the release of
Gomes' gusty acoustic album Before The Beginning with Blues 411 honoring the release with the "Jimi Award" for Best Blues/Rock recording of the Year.

Electric Field Holler, Anthony's latest offering, is his most rock influenced album to date. The heavy hitting "Turn It Up" has Gomes rightfully boasting "I've got a blues soul and a rock n roll heart". From the guitar roaring "Back Door Scratching" to the mythic, autobiographical "Blueschild", Gomes delivers a sensory roller coaster of instrumental, vocal and musical range. He sings with an integrity that exudes deep emotion, in the pulsing "Nowhere is Home" right through to the closing, apocalyptic "Listen To The Universe".

Blues Rock Review, Roots Music Report, Confessing The Blues and Blue Monday Monthly have featured Electric Field Holler in their Top Blues Albums of the Year, proving that Blues and Rock n Roll can not only co-exist, but the lines can be blurred between them to create a blazing cathartic experience radiating therapeutic heat for body and soul.

Electric Field Holler, Anthony's latest offering, is his most rock influenced album to date. The heavy hitting "Turn It Up" has Gomes rightfully boasting "I've got a blues soul and a rock n roll heart". From the guitar roaring "Back Door Scratching" to the mythic, autobiographical "Blueschild", Gomes delivers a sensory roller coaster of instrumental, vocal and musical range. He sings with an integrity that exudes deep emotion, in the pulsing "Nowhere is Home" right through to the closing, apocalyptic "Listen To The Universe."
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  • Members:
    Anthony Gomes - vocals, guitar
  • Sounds Like:
    Anthony Gomes, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Kenny Wayne Shephard
  • Influences:
    Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Otis Redding, Jeff Beck
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