I found out about this Pledge Music campaign on Twitter recently. It sounds like a very interesting and original project.
Pat Heath is a musician with over 20 years experience in the industry. His new album is Jazz/Rock fusion; a collection of 9 guitar-based instrumental tracks, featuring ex-Tears For Fears drummer Michael R Bowes on drums.
Here’s an excerpt from the album description on Pledge Music:
“Taking a deep interest in music and science, Pat decided to combine the two and write a experimental record concepts titles around molecular and astro physics concepts, with titles such as; Escape Velocity, Nuclear Fusion, Electromagnetism, and the title track – String Theory. Subsequently, this album should appeal to musicians and music fans who appreciate experimentation!”
Sounds great, doesn’t it? 🙂
The album is now available for pre-order via the Pledge campaign page. 10% of all money raised will go to the charity RNLI.
Check out the Pledge page for more details about how to pre-order the album (there are also lots of other exclusive items on offer including signed CDs, guitar lessons, plectrums, etc.) http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/patheath
About Pat Heath:
(bio from artist website)
Pat Heath began his career as a guitarist after studying at Musician’s Institute London in the summer of 1994.
Having completed the course at the G.I.T. he joined UK rock band ‘Passion Street’ and went on tour, including main support on Peter Frampton’s ‘Comes alive II ‘ tour in 1995 at the the tender age of eighteen. Pat then went on to session for the US singer Hugo (formerly of Valentine) in his UK appearances in 1996/7.
After Passion Street renamed and put out their second release ‘Monsters’ under the moniker of ‘Brave New World’ the band continued their live playing with Danger Danger frontman Ted Poley and played venues around the UK including Liverpool’s famous venue ‘The Cavern’.
In the early part of 2000 Pat proudly contributed to the tribute album to his teenage hero Jason Becker, cruelly struck down with ALS, playing a cover of Cacophony’s ‘Go Off’ featuring alongside guitarists such as Chris Poland and Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai on an album that raises money for Jason’s healthcare.
In 2005 Pat collaborated with Tyketto frontman Danny Vaughn and went on to have 5 happy years playing lead guitar in the band releasing the album ‘Traveller’ in 2007, after which he joined up with with UK band FURYON, contributing the the album ‘Gravitas’ and touring the UK and Europe extensively.
Pat decided to finish his time with FURYON in 2012 and now works with ESP guitars in product promotion and lectures at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and is a monthly columnist for Guitar Techniques magazine.