VINCE CONRAD - TRANSITION - 2nd Solo EP
As 2017 closes, it has been a busy year for Vince Conrad Productions (VCP). VCP is nearing completion of two musical projects, both distinctly different. Vince Conrad will soon be releasing his second solo record, which contains six brand new songs within a contemporary punk rock genre, but which still contain early influences from the New York and Los Angeles punk music scenes. The songs are a blend of driving guitar embellished with unusual vocal melodies, abrasive lyrics and subtle but alluring musical motifs. One song, “My Side” features Terry Thomas of the Pittsburgh punk band, the Ultimatics playing lead guitar, which is unquestionably one of the best songs on the record. Vince Conrad single handedly wrote, recorded, and produced all songs on the new release. The new Vince Conrad EP, simply entitled, “Transition” is scheduled for release during March 2018, and will be available for sale exclusively through the VCP website.
THE EBAE BONGOS - CITY STREETS
Also, in 2017 “California Rocker Magazine” a premier LA music publication and Vince Conrad Productions joined forces to record, promote and distribute the debut EP from the Ebae Bongos, featuring vocalist Donna Balancia. The Ebae Bongos is a brand new project that captures a diversity of musicianship and pop music styles in the underlying compositions on the debut EP entitled, "City Streets." In September 2017, Balancia released “One Step” a catchy pop rock single from the EP on Bandcamp to donate money to the hurricane victims in Houston, TX. Donna Balancia is the wordsmith, lead vocalist and co-writer of all songs on the new EP. Balancia also plays keyboards and co-produced the record along with Vince Conrad. Vince appears, courtesy of VCP and plays all guitars, bass, and drum programing. City Streets, the debut EP from the Ebae Bongos is scheduled for release in February 2018, but those eager for a preview can visit Donna Balancia’s individual page on Bandcamp for an early listen.