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Official Press Release
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Here's just a few opinions from people who were given a sneak preview of the upcoming music video
Shout Down The Silence.
I think we might have nailed it!!
Official Release date is 09th October 2020 when the music and the video are released globally on all digital platforms.
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From surviving a 300m fall from a plane when his parachute failed to deploy properly, to touring through the U.S. and South America, to setting up a charitable enterprise in Cuba, Jeremy Harry Harris is a man that doesn’t accept the conventions of life as the norm for his existence.
Having just released an epic new album, Kings Of Time, Jeremy sits down with Close To Nowhere host,
Pete Renzullo, for this candid discussion about his life.
…and we’ve only just scratched the surface…..
To find out more from Pete, check out his website http://www.scudleyrecords.com
Find multiple reviews of the new album Kings Of Time right here below.
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Australian musician praises Cuban rock professionalism.
Holguín, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Australian musician Jeremy Harry Harris, formally of rock band Stone Circle, praised the professionalism of Cuban groups in the context of the XXII edition of the World Festival of Artistic Youth that takes place here
Name totally unknown to me, I have to admit. And it is always a good way to captivate me, something unknown that could potentially be a pearl. After some investigation, it turns out that Jeremy Harry Harris is the lead singer of Stone Circle (equally unknown) who after some time stopped returning to his first solo album. Well, as for being a pearl, it was not this, but it is part of the demand, to find some disappointments. Not that "Kings Of Time" is exactly a disappointment - without expectations the pressure is nonexistent - but it is certainly anything but memorable. Soft and melodic rock to hang to add ballads to the noise but a bit inconsequential.
I'm excited to announce that Rough Edge has picked up Kings Of Time to review and share with its readers and followers.
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Jeremy is best known for his onstage antics and powerful lead vocals of Perth band, Stone Circle.
From 2009 to 2014, Harry (as he likes to be called) fronted this power quartet and penned the lyrics to the majority of the band’s songs whilst performing countless shows throughout his home town and abroad.
Skip forward now to 2020. This year sees the release of the long awaited album Kings Of Time
His debut solo features 15 tracks that were written with Stone Circle and Producer Reinier Martinez Rodriguez.
These collaborations created a timeless rock album that easily transitions from stadium rock to modern pop rock to the carefully crafted epic that makes up the album title (Kings Of Time).
The release of the album was to be accompanied with a tour of Central America and the Caribbean until Covid-19 kicked it into touch.
Instead Harry teamed up again with Reinier Rodriguez to pen a new track “Shout Down the Silence” which along with the music video, was released globally on the 09th October 2020.
The music video was Harry’s first outing as an individual artist, which saw him undertake multiple roles from the initial design and concept creation to overseeing the finished product.
Challenged to write a script that would act as a social commentary on current world events, Harry developed three different yet intertwined threads that eventually met culminating in the final scenes of the music video.
Harry successfully navigated the story telling whilst also overseeing the casting and costume design of all main actors.
When faced with various covid and safety restrictions, Harry stepped into an acting role to remove the obstacles around shooting the protest and riot squad scenes.
During the entire time on set, Harry lead the cast and crew providing clear direction and communicating his vision to capture the intensity and emotions that embodied the audio soundtrack married to the video.
It was much to his surprise when cast members explained to him that in doing so, he had stepped into the vacant role of Director.
A role that clearly he embraced as shooting progressed.
2021 is shaping up to be a bigger year with return tours to Central America, The Caribbean and plans afoot for his first European Summer tour including England, Germany, The Netherlands and France.
Written during the Covid-19 lockdown Shout Down The Silence explores the social distancing that we have really adopted and he’s not talking about 1.5 metres.
He’s talking about the level of disconnectedness that we as families, communities, cities, states. provinces, countries and on a global level, have allowed ourselves to become the norm.
This song is a social commentary on what happens when we lose sight of connectedness and the hope of what we can achieve if we seek understanding, unity and above all peaceful, open and thought provoking discussion amongst ourselves.
When not touring, Harry continues to maintain a steady work load of local shows in Western Australia in addition to writing tracks for his next album and developing new scripts for music videos to accompany his musical works.
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Jeremy Harry Harris, the voice of Perth Rock band ‘Stone Circle’ is back after a lengthy absence with an album that you can feel the love coming off of it. It’s 14 tracks of music that includes 6 written by Stone Circle and 4 by Harris and Reinier Martínez Rodríguez, who also provides guitars, bass and keyboards.
If you’re interested in the Stone Circle tracks, which I imagine local fans will be Harry says in his notes “For over 7 years I had the pleasure to write, record, tour and perform with Stone Circle. During this time many songs were written and recorded at live shows throughout the world but sadly never committed to a 3rd studio album. It is with the greatest respect to them and with the utmost privilege, that I have been able to bring these tracks to life on this very album.”
But we will get to that as I’m sure your next question will be – well what about the other 8 tracks here? Bearing in mind the time Harry spent in Cuba post Stone Circle – will it be all Latin rhythms and decidedly exotic?
Opener ‘Breathe’ seems to signal ‘no’ – it’s a light, airy rocker, clean and lean sounding with Harry’s distinctive voice and lyric taking centre-stage on a bed of very accomplished musicianship (love that extended solo). ‘Sister’ that follows is more forceful, a real sizzling rocker with a nice bit of attitude and the first of the unrecorded Stone Circle tracks here.
Title-track ‘Kings of Time’ is a song that I think I may have heard live at a past Stone Circle gig, and one that is all that fans will have loved about that band, a mini-epic that they used to do so well, it’s almost Queen or Uriah Heep-like in scope and just as uplifting as I remember. It's a great song, and one that will grab Stone Circle fans at first listen and hopefully bring back some great memories.
It’s followed by the two Harris’ sole solo compositions ‘See You See Me’ and ‘Go & Fly’ which sit comfortably mid-album. The former has a seventies sheen in its simplicity but a Foos-like flavour, and lifts the mood nicely making you think of blue skies and taking on the world; and the latter has a similar disposition and even a hint of Southern Rock about it. They’re actually two of my favourites here and even though lighter than most of the tracks here both leave an impression.
A newer composition “Get Back Up’ follows and adds some almost ‘pop-nu-punk’ swing, whilst another two Stone Circle songs I have heard before: ‘Sold Me Out’ and ‘Skeletons’ add funk and groove, and the former a has a message of moving forward as well as one of the most infectious refrains here. And the winning cuts come thick and fast – ‘Break Your Heart’ adds a cautionary tale of falling for a musician before one of the key moments here ‘Northern Lights’ appears on the horizon. It’s a robust rocker that settles into a nice groove and reminds you of how much great material Stone Circle had for that third album that never came. It’s huge.
The remainder of the album is just as solid. ‘When The Walls Come Down’ has a great chorus and the final old Stone Circle track ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ rides that comfortingly familiar groove with a tale of leaving for new horizons.
‘Nothing Without You’ adds some really melodic swagger, nice wailing guitar and one of Harry’s best vocals – it’s one of the best here. ‘Find My Way Home’ is even breezier, almost pop rock, and it works, it just works! A special extended version of ‘Northern Lights’ closes and just adds to the song.
A lot of people familiar with Harry’s past work are going to love this, and anyone new will surely be hoping that this is more than just a tying up of loose ends because this kind of assured hard rocking release really is something special.
The album can be found for purchase at www.jeremyharryharris.com.au
Musicians: Vocals – Jeremy Harry Harris | Guitars, Bass & Keyboards – Reinier Martínez Rodríguez | Guitars – Fabian Rodríguez | Bass – Alex Jorge (Mole) | Drums – Castillo Lopez Gonzalez | Keyboards – Rocio Carballoza Martinez | Additional Bass & Sound FX’s – Peter Renzullo | Additional Keyboards & Backing Vocals – Craig Skelton
Tracklisting: 1. Breathe | 2. Sister | 3. Kings Of Time | 4. See You See Me | 5. Go & Fly | 6. Get Back Up | 7. Sold Me Out | 8. Skeletons | 9. Break Your Heart | 10. Northern Lights | 11. When The Walls Come Down | 12. Tomorrow Never Comes | 13. Nothing Without You | 14. Find My Way Home | Special Bonus Track. Northern Lights Extended Intro Version
SHOUT DOWN THE SILENCE
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I'm excited to announce that Strutter Magazine has picked up Kings Of Time to review and share with its readers and followers.
Author - Gabor Kleinbloesem
JEREMY HARRY HARRIS 'KINGS OF TIME'
(ROCK PUPPY RECORDS/AUSTRALIA IMPORT)
Perth, Australia based singer/songwriter JEREMY HARRY HARRIS used to be in STONE CIRCLE, but after that band broke up in 2014, he started working on a solo career and the result is Kings of time, which is also his first solo-CD.
14 songs and a bonus track are included and musically it is mostly reminding of the American rocksound of the late 80s/early 90s.
It is a very enjoyable journey with a lot of highlights and many fond memories of the past, but still sounding fresh and up-to-date, yet reminding me of so many of the legendary bands in this genre.
He got help on his album from Guitarist/Bassist/Keyboard player Reinier Martínez Rodríguez, Guitarist Fabian Rodríguez, Bassist Alex Jorge (Mole), Drummer Castillo Lopez Gonzalez and Keyboard player Rocio Carballoza Martinez.
Opener Breathe is a lovely classic melodic hardrocker in the style of TYKETTO, FIREHOUSE, HARDLINE, TALISMAN, HAREM SCAREM, DANGER DANGER, BRITTON... while following Sister is a bit rawer.
Kings Of Time introduce some QUEEN ish classical music influences and is basically a very strong classic rock tune with soaring guitar solo.
See you see me is a very nice early 90s semi melodic rocker in classic American style a la LILLIAN AXE, KNOW ILLUSION and NELSON. A little calmer, but in the same kinda style is Go & fly, which also has some similarities to INNUENDO and very precise guitarwork a la SLASH.
Get Back Up is a very catchy 80s influenced uptempo melodic power/pop rocker that sounds like a perfect cross between early 80s RICK SPRINGFIELD, JELLYFISH and NELSON's Life.
Sold Me Out is going for a more groovier rock sound, kinda like the early 90s EXTREME side of life, with even some POISON 4th album similarities and also KING OF THE HILL here and there.
Skeletons is a bit proggy rock orientated and reminds me of a cross between ENCHANT and KING'S X, with also some very strong TALISMAN similarities.
Break Your Heart continues the proggy and groovy approach, with still a melodic rock chorus.
Northern lights follows and has an even more melodic rock chorus, reminding me so much of classic TALISMAN.
Then we get to hear the first real pure 80s uptempo tune, namely the lovely melodic rocker When The Walls Come Down, which is close to 80s BON JOVI, DANGER DANGER's first and ICON's 3rd album.
Tomorrow Never Comes is back to the TESLA/LILLIAN AXE ish groovier melodic hard rock, while Nothing Without You is a pretty good classic uptempo melodic rocker of the FIREHOUSE school of 1990 mixed with a bit of POISON's Flesh&Blood.
Find My Way home closes the album in a more 80s uptempo AOR/Pop Rock direction, a very catchy tune a la RICK MATHEWS!
This album is filled with killer songs, features strong vocals and has in general a real authentic classic melodic rock feeling with no single dull moment, while it is quite sensational sounding!
Highly recommended to fans of bands like TALISMAN, HEAVEN'S EDGE, LILLIAN AXE, TYKETTO...
(Points: 8.5 out of 10)
This article will be up on Strutterzine's website for their October 2020 reviews edition.
JEREMY HARRY HARRIS
‘Kings Of Time’ (Rock Puppy,June 2020)
At present JEREMY HARRY HARRIS is perhaps best know for being frontman with Perth rockers Stone Circle. That band formed in 2009 and made major inroads into the national Australian consciousness. After Stone Circle fizzled out in 2014 Jeremy only performed live sporadically (mainly in Cuba) and, after a lengthy hiatus, he’s finally back with his debut solo album ‘KINGS OF TIME’.
From the get go it’s obvious that ‘Kings Of Time’ isn’t going to be a run of the mill rock album. There’s plenty of invention on offer that’ll make even the most ardent music snob prick up their ears. Opening track ‘Breathe’ arrives with a confident swagger and commandeers the space in-between your speakers. With a real bounce ‘Breathe’ has a live feeling and it’s just how you’d expect Jeremy to sound if you stumbled into a club and found ripping up the stage.
With a riff that’d make Tony Iommi green with jealousy ‘Sister’ is an all out rocker that marks Jeremy as a difficult artist to categorise and that’s most evident on the following title track. Beginning with a mediaeval piano motif it soon evolves into a monolithic tune that’s pleasantly proggish in a latter day Pink Floyd type way.
‘See You See Me’ is a fine slice of alternative rock that’s just waiting to snare you with its catchy hook while neat time signatures characterise ‘Go And Fly’. In an album that’s constantly shifting gears the jaunty ‘Get Back Up’ sits easily aside the weighty ‘Sold Me Out’. Yet despite all these twists and turns ‘Kings Of Time’ hangs well together in a cohesive whole and that’s predominantly due to Reinier Martinez Rodriguez’s production which places all the instruments on an even keel and allows them room to breathe and blossom.
Hang onto your hats when ‘Skeletons’ passes like a speeding train and crack out your air guitar when ‘Break Your Heart’ appears.
Tethering Jeremy to his past ‘Kings Of Time’ features 6 tracks originally written with Stone Circle and, signposting a bright future, 4 tracks written with producer Rodriguez. There’s very little to distinguish the two faces but they are united by a strong songwriting craft.
‘Northern Lights’ makes good use of loud and quiet dynamics while the following ‘When The Walls Come Down’ doesn’t bear over examination; it’s just a great, great song.
‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ is a nice punchy number as is ‘Nothing Without You’. The penultimate ‘Find My Way Home’ is an all out rocker that’s given rich textures by the addition of synths.
Added as a bonus track is an extended version of ‘Northern Lights’ which allows the band to spread their wings and the extra few minutes really enhance the tracks atmosphere.
With plans to hit Europe next year things are looking decidedly bright for Jeremy Harry Harris...watch this space!
JEREMY HARRY HARRIS
Kings Of Time
The debut solo album from one time Stone Circle singer Jeremy Harry Harris has had an interesting gestation.
After they ground to a halt their vocalist (Mr Harris) took a sideways step from music bar an annual tour of Cuba where Stone Circle had previously performed.
He played there every year from 2014 – 2017 and connected with local musicians. So this record is split between songs dating back to his Stone Circle days and those co-written with Cuban musicians.
But he’s stuck to what he does best. So there’s no Buena Vista type crossover here.
It’s melodic modern rock with a few hard rock elements.
And when it’s good, it’s really good.
The title track is probably the hardest of the rockers and it really burns up with an incendiary guitar solo.
He goes a bit modern alt-rock on the likes of “See You See Me” and “Go & Fly” but they’re still a lot better than many songs you’ll hear on the radio today.
“Sold Me Out” is the best of the Stone Circle tracks on offer and bar a couple of fillers the record hangs together well.
The songs with music written by Reiner Martinez Rodriguez are excellent and as he also produces and plays bass, guitars and keyboards, his is a name you’ll want to hear more of.
September 14, 2020
Jeremy Harry Harris is a Rock singer who has just released his Debut Album 'Kings Of Time'
Jeremy was the lead Vocalist for the Australian Rock Band 'Stone Circle'.
Here are a few of the Standout tracks from the Album.
Opener 'Breathe' Groovy Tune that will have you singing along With Jeremy Harry Harris.
'Sister' This is one Hell of a Rockin Track. Driving Riffs coming the way of Reiner Martinez Rodriguez and Fabian Rodriguez on Guitars.
The Title track 'Kings of Time' is a Awesome tune.
Proving the magic fingers on Keys is Rocio Carballoza Martinez.
'Go & Fly' is a Beautiful track.
'Skeletons' Beating the Skins from the Bone on Drums is Castillo Lopez Gonzalez.
'Northern Lights' is a Funky tune. Pulling the strings on Bass is Alex Jorge.
'Find My Way Home' Time for a sing song.
This is a Album that will be on replay for some time.
Vocals...Jeremy Harry Harris
Guitar/Bass/Keyboards...Reiner Martinez Rodriguez
Drums...Castillo Lopez Gonzalez
Keys...Rocio Carballoza Martinez
Additional Bass...Peter Renzullo
Additional Backing Vocals/Keys...Craig Skelton
Reviewed 27 July 2020 - Von Joachim 'Joe' Brookes
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KINGS OF TIME ALBUM REVIEW
As promised to all my supporters... I will post up every review without edits irrespective of the quality or stance of the reviewer.
So below is the latest review from 10th August 2020.
Whilst I don't know Vikkie Richmond at all, I know this much about him / her... Totally brutal and scathing in his / her review of the album.
I guess it just wasn't the right cup of tea for Vikkie...
As the old saying goes... you can't win em all but you won't win any if you don't take a swing :)
As Peter Renzullo from Scudley Records said....
"Ha! This reviewer clearly didn't actually 'listen' to the album. It's like they had 50 albums to review that day, and only listened to 10 seconds of each intro! Nice piano, but vocals didn't do it for them on Kings Of Time? Are you f#$king kidding me!? Yeah feel free to share the review... with the nearest bin!
Read it for yourself then listen to the Kings Of Time album and be your own judge.
JEREMY HARRY HARRIS
KINGS OF TIME
UP TO YOU
If you like your rock with bombast, melody, musicianship and enough 70s/80s progpop nostalgia to ice a whole factory floor full of Vovos, Kings of Time, the latest outing from Jeremy Harry Harris, is for you.
Harris, best known for his work fronting Stone Circle, delivers the musical goods and then some on this solo outing, which includes a generous 15 tracks of punchy AOR.
Kings Of Time is an album that will excite the interest of those of us of a certain age who wish we still had hair to shake when the guitarist puts the pedal to the metal and still get lost in dreamy keyboard interludes and orchestral arrangements, with strings!
Yep, this album really scoots along and includes track after radio friendly track of competent hard/soft rock.
When I first started listening so I could write this review, I was loving what I heard. This is the sort of crunchy melodic rock that I still really dig from time to time and loved entirely for a while when I was a kid. I’m the sort of listener who hears the music first, with the vocals coming in as another instrument in the mix, it takes a while for the lyrics to sink in.
Harris sure can sing! He can write and arrange a song, too and, having seen him do it a number of times, I can attest to the fact that he’s a great performer.
Unfortunately, the lyrical content on some of the tracks on Kings Of Time, ‘Sister’ and ‘Sold Me Out’, being the chief offenders, slips into the sort of lazy misogyny that really should have been consigned to a museum, right next to the dinosaurs, a long time ago.
2020 has been a tricky year to navigate, what with a global pandemic as well as an upheaval of social and political change. In this context some cancel culturists and keyboard warriors are going to want to jump on content like, Tell me, honey what will you do next? / Standing there in your brand new dress…. She’s a wounded beast that’ll take you down (‘Sister’) and Dirty Little Princess / You got your hooks in me (you sold me out) (‘Sold Me Out’), and ‘tut tut’ loudly showing us all how clever and woke they are. I must admit, now that I’ve reviewed it as best I can, I won’t be listening to Kings Of Time again, but I’m a staunch defender of the artist’s right to publish as well as the audience’s right to choose.
While I’ve made my position clear, it’s up to you to choose your own level of tolerance. There are some real pearls on Kings Of Time, it’s just a shame that someone didn’t think to have a quiet word to Harris during the recording process and suggest he leave some of his sentiments in the past where they belong.
Make up your own mind, listen to Kings of Time here.