Morano

Fri
09
Aug

The Right To Rock Podcast - DUANE MORANO

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #57), featuring guitarist Duane Morano.  The boys recently caught up with guitarist Duane Morano, to discuss his 80's hard rock tinged release Incognito.  Duane gives us insight on how his debut record came together, as well as how he assembled an all star cast of musicians to give him a hand. 
 
Duane was able to hook up with Terry Illous (XYZ), Jeff NorthrupDanny Vaughn (Tyketto) as well as Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) to create a kick ass debut.  Even though Duane has has been on the scene for awhile, he is sort of a late bloomer, that never had the opportunity to get his music to the masses, until now.  Tune it to hear Duane's journey and much more. 
 
Wed
24
Jul

DUANE MORANO To Open For Tesla, Celebrates ‘80s Metal On Debut Album, ‘Incognito’

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It’s fitting that one of the top rock bands of the ‘80s has invited a fast-rising artist who specializes in similar sounds to perform shows together - which will occur this September, when guitarist Duane Morano opens for Tesla. With a line-up that sees Morano joined by singer Bryan Cole, second guitarist Lee Caruso Jr, bassist Paul Ricciuti, and drummer Matt Ferrante, the band is looking forward to rocking crowds and winning over new fans, with selections off the debut album, ‘Incognito.’ 

As the band’s leader explains, “One of the things I love about the live show is bringing the audience into the experience and making sure it is just as fun for them as it is for us. People come out to see a show and that's exactly what we intend to deliver.” The Tesla/Morano dates will run from September 18-21, and will include performances in Washington, DC (at the Warner Theatre), Raleigh, North Carolina (at the Ritz) and Greensboro, North Carolina (at the White Oak Event Space). 

The recently released 13-track album (it can be sampled/ordered via https://morano.hearnow.com/), and features input from some very well-known/respected names within the rock and metal worlds - including Michael Foster, Pat Badger, Danny Vaughn, Terry Ilous, Bryan Cole, Keith Horne, Dan Michaels, Chris Lester, JK Northrup, Nita Strauss, Shane French, Kevin Figueiredo, and Eric Clemenzi.

And one track in particular really sums up the band’s approach, “Sincerely Yours.” "‘Sincerely Yours’ is about walking away from that psycho we've all dated at some point that plays nothing but head games to control every situation," Morano says. 
The track can be heard via this link: https://youtu.be/4b5jEZ_dfYk

“I wanted my first record to be about the music that inspired me to play. I've played everything from 50's doo wop to country to modern pop as a hired gun over the years, but the 80's was where music really began for me, so I wanted to celebrate that.” And celebrate it he does, as such standout tracks as “After the Love,” “Face the Fire,” and “Don’t Believe You” bring to mind the sounds and stylings of some of Morano’s top influences, including Van Halen, Def Leppard, Journey, and Night Ranger. 

TESLA/DUANE MORANO TOUR DATES:
September 18 WASHINGTON, DC WARNER THEATRE 
September 20 RALEIGH, NC RITZ 
September 21 GREENSBORO, NC WHITE OAK EVENT SPACE 

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Thu
02
May

DUANE MORANO Celebrates ‘80s Metal On Debut Album, ‘Incognito’

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The sounds of ‘80s metal and shred are on full display throughout the debut full-length by guitarist Duane Morano. Entitled ‘Incognito,’ the 13-track album will be released on Friday, May 17, 2019 (and can be pre-ordered via https://morano.hearnow.com/), also features input from some very well-known/respected names within the rock and metal worlds.
 
“Morano doesn't really have any members,” explains the band leader. “It's a bunch of revolving people based on who's available. The main lineup on this record are Michael Foster, Pat Badger, Danny Vaughn, Terry Ilous, Bryan Cole, Keith Horne, Dan Michaels, Chris Lester, JK Northrup, with other guests such as Nita Strauss, Shane French, Kevin Figueiredo, and Eric Clemenzi playing on a track or two.”
 
“I wanted my first record to be about the music that inspired me to play. I've played everything from 50's doo wop to country to modern pop as a hired gun over the years, but the 80's was where music really began for me, so I wanted to celebrate that.” And celebrate it he does, as such standout tracks as “After the Love,” “Face the Fire,” and “Don’t Believe You” bring to mind the sounds and stylings of some of Morano’s top influences, including Van Halen, Def Leppard, Journey, and Night Ranger.
 
But the talented Morano didn’t just appear out of nowhere. “Back in 1991 Dan Michaels and I were in a band together called Shattered Image. We were in the studio recording a 4 song demo to submit to labels when one of the tracks, ‘Manhattan,’ became a favorite of local Tampa Bay radio DJ Austin Keys after hearing us play the song at a local club. We gave him the demo and he put the song into rotation on 98 Rock. From there, It spiraled to several other stations in the southeast but the face of music changed less than a year later and so were the hopes to release a record.”
 
Times have changed, however, and Morano (whose 30-instrument strong collection is includes his main axe, which is a 1987 Ibanez RG570) looks to take full advantage of the ‘80s metal resurgence. “I think this genre continues to be popular due to the underlying energy in the music. It's happy sounding and there's an organic quality to it. You didn't have the amp simulators, auto tune, and the ability to time slip musical performances to make them artificially tight. The human element of the player got lost.”
 
And as evidenced by the arrival of Duane Morano’s ‘Incognito’ - and with possible live work on the horizon - the genre is most certainly alive and well.
 
‘INCOGNITO’ TRACKLISTING:
 
1.       After the Love-          Vocals: Danny Vaughn, Guitar: Duane Morano, Bass: Pat Badger, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals: Bryan Cole
2.       Cookie Jar-            Vocals: Bryan Cole, Guitars: Chris Lester, Duane Morano, Bass: Tony Franklin, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals: Dan Michaels
3.       Love is a Lie-           Vocals: Terry Ilous, Guitars: JK Northrup, Duane Morano, Lead Guitar: Eric Clemenzi, Bass: Chris Lester, Drums: Michael Foster
4.       Face the Fire-            Vocals: Danny Vaughn, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: Keith Horne, Drums: Kevin Figueiredo, Backing vocals: Bryan Cole
5.       Giovanna-            Vocals: Danny Vaughn, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: John Morano, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals: Bill Leverty
6.       Don’t Believe You-           Vocals: Bryan Cole, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: Keith Horne, Drums: Michael Foster
7.       Barely Breathing-           Vocals: Danny Vaughn, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: Chris Lester, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals: Dan Michaels
8.       Kid Gloves-           Vocals: Danny Vaughn, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: Pat Badger, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing Vocals: Bryan Cole, Spoken word: John Surabian
9.       I Want Love-           Vocals: Terry Ilous, Guitars: JK Northrup, Duane Morano, Bass: Tom Appleman, Drums: Kevin Figueiredo
10.     Hearts-           Vocals: Terry Ilous, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: Tony Franklin, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals: Dan Michaels, Bryan Cole
11.     Manhattan-           Vocals: Dan Michaels, Guitars: Nita Strauss, Duane Morano, Bass: Pat Badger, Drums: Michael Foster
12.     Why-           Vocals: Terry Ilous, Guitars: Duane Morano, Bass: Keith Horne, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals: Bryan Cole
13.     Sincerely Yours-    Vocals: Bryan Cole, Guitars: Shane French, Duane Morano, Bass: Pat Badger, Drums: Michael Foster, Backing vocals; Bryan Cole
 
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