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Ronnie Parkes

Products used: Black Raven Picks 1.00mm, Steve Clayton Custom picks

“I found Steve Clayton picks just by looking on the internet for something different. I choose the Black Raven picks and instantly fell in love with them. As a bass player they help reduce string click and pop but still give me the attack you expect from a pick. Needless to say the decision as to what picks to use was made the first night I performed with them.”

Ronnie Parkes is an American Bassist and Guitarist. He is best known for playing bass for Seven Witches, Tango Down, David Reece Solo, and Germany’s EZ Livin’. As a bassist Ronnie has become known for his wide range of styles as well as his blistering rock bass lines. In addition to performing and touring internationally, Ronnie can be found performing regularly on the US East Coast, recording as a studio musician for various artists and teaching guitar and bass.

Led by guitarist Jack Frost, Seven Witches has been one of America’s better exports of classic 80’s-inspired metal for a number of years now, with nine albums released to date. The style here is classic American traditional power metal reminiscient of bands such as Helstar, Manowar, and Metal Church ,Seven Witches have also toured with some of the biggest names in Metal including Judas Priest, Overkill and many more. The list of past and present members of the band is impressive indeed, linking Seven Witches to practically every other American power metal band in existence. Current Members include Jack Frost (Savatage, Bronk Casket, Metallium), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig), Ronnie Parkes ( David Reece, Tango Down), Anthony Cross.

The German-American Hard Rock group EZ LIVIN‘ around mastermind and BONFIRE guitar player Hans Ziller returns with former ACCEPT singer David Reece on the mic!

Founded in 1991, EZ LIVIN’ in the same year have sold 20.000 copies of their debut album “After The Fire” in Europe alone. After the release of the record, the band successfully went on the road as part of the Metal Hammer Roadshow together with Axel Rudi Pell, Casanova, Coracko and Domain.

Now, in the year 2013, Hans Ziller has called some new colleagues to get the group going again. The guitarist added some familiar names to the line-up: Harry Reischmann, who’s known as drummer of Ziller’s other band BONFIRE, Chris Lyne (Mother Road and ex Soul Doctor) on guitar, Ronnie Parkes (Tango Down and Seven Witches) on bass guitar, Paul Morris (Rainbow) on Keyboards, Piano & Organ and none other than the aforementioned former ACCEPT front man David Reece (Bangaloire Choir) are completing this band which is playing melodic Hard Rock with a bluesy touch.

With the new album Firestorm which will be released on 02.28.2014 and was produced & mixed by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline etc.) EZ LIVIN‘ are ready to rock the European stages again in April 2014! The band will perform both old and new songs from it’s own catalogue but also offer the classic songs from BONFIRE, ACCEPT, RAINBOW und SOUL DOCTOR – a tour not to miss!

Tango Down is an American Rock band from N.Y. available on Kivel Records.

Links:
Seven Witches Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seven-Witches-Official/185545834901482
EZ Livin’ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EZ-Livin/1422022728014233
Tango Down Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tangodownrocks