Shades & Peters is a danish duo consisting of René Shades and Martie Peters. They have just finished recording their debut album.
“LET THE RECORD SPIN” as it is entitled will be out on TARGET RECORDS on October 13th, 2014.
The single “COMIN’ AROUND” will be released on sept 15th, 2014. Also a video will follow the song and will be shown on this site.
Inspired by classic rock acts like Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, The Stones and Rod Stewart but also the newer country & rock scene such as Keith Urban, Brad Paisley Sugarland & The Goo Goo Dolls etc. has left a lasting impression which shines through in their music.
The guys grew up together, started their first band together and ventured out on different musical routes throughout the years but ended up right back where they started. “It’s come full circle and at the right time”: the boys were quoted saying.
A gathering of the duo’s musical friends and heroes play on the album.
Some songs were written together and other on collaboration. Either internally or with a couple of friends.
Recorded around the world but put together at home in own studios and produced by Shades, the album is a small budget record with a big budget sound. Shades: “we really wanted to keep the vibe of a real vinyl record. Not too much quantizing of drums etc etc. I think we accomplished it pretty ok with this one. Therefore the title and i think it also really reflect well on some of the guys that we have playing along with us. y’know old school, right”.
Some of the more prominent names who appear on the album are:
Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Jimmy “Z”, Tony Brock - all from Rod Stewart’s legendary band from the 70s and 80s. Keith Scott on guitar and Mickey Curry on drums from the Bryan Adams band. Also Paul Bushnell (Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Faith Hill, Elton John, The Commitments as producer etc.) plays bass and esteemed drummer Paul Robinson (Van Morrison, Rod Stewart etc) plays on some tracks. Lee Thornberg from world famous “Tower of Power” hit some horn notes on there as well as arranging horns for a tune.