Scott Rolaf - "I got the Sonic Fusion Blues"
Gibson Les Paul into the Sonic Fusion Overdrive with some tape echo into a clean Fender Vibrolux with a SM57 mic.
Scott Rolaf - "Sonic Fusion Theme Song""
Gibson Les Paul into the Phoneix Distortion with added delay straight into a clean Fender Vibrolux.
During the past 30 years, guitar player Scott Rolaf has been influenced by quite a few Classic Rock artists, particularly Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore. He has written and performed with various bands and artists such as the legendary Leslie West and two-time Grammy winner Muzz Skillings (Living Colour founder), to name a few.
Scott has written various music scores for film and TV and produced over 100 commercials viewed on national television for top-named companies such as Coors Light, Remi Martin, Perrier Water, and Comp USA. During the late 1990's, he had a successful Radio Show heard on WNTV, The Scott Rolaf Show, which had over one million listeners.
Today, we are here talking about him because a new super group has formed around Rolaf.
The band consists of Scott Rolaf on guitars, Joe Lynn Turner on vocals, Muzz Skillings on bass, splitting the snapping of the skins are Thom Suntag and Paul Ciraolo, and rounding it up with the Hammond Organ nd Synths we have Jack Ciraolo.
Rolaf says; » This line-up is absolutely incredible! And it’s a dream come true to have Joe Lynn Turner as the singer. I was growing up listening to Deep Purple and Rainbow and sharing stories about him with my friends as a kid.
And now, to co-write and headline with him, one of the top vocalists of all time and a true legend, is just a dream come true.
With Muzz Skillings, I’ve been writing, recording and playing with for the last 14 years. He is the best bass player I have ever played with. He has a very unique style in and of his own. He is very versatile as well.
Muzz plays a great acoustic guitar, and is an excellent vocalist. I love the uniqueness of this group of guys.
The result is «Light Of Day», also known as Rolaf-Turner Project, a really fantastic collection of songs in the best ’80s tradition, MR / AOR rockin’ tunes full of magic.
This is among the best material performed by Turner since the eighties. Truly.
The vintage hard rock flavor of «Spinnin’ Round», the awesome melodic rocker «Break The Chains», or the classy, acoustically driven «Don’t Tell Me Goodbye» are real gems.
But there’s much, much more.
The brilliant ballad «Lost In Love» is a highlight, the bluesy-AOR of «Broken» has tons of emotion, the melodic mid-tempo ballady of «Find My Way» shows class and emotion and «My Life» is pure melodic rock bliss.
All these tracks were finished around 2009/2010, but here is also a new 2011 track sung by David Cagle, «Throwing It All Away», a top class modern melodic rock diamond, and an instumental; «Northern Lights» where Rolaf shows how good is with the 6 strings, clearly influenced by Leslie West and Jimmy Page.