If you live in the Western New York area, and are a fan of 80's hard rock, you have most likely heard of Jim Crean, if not seen him perform live. The gifted vocalist, multi-talented musician/songwriter and Buffalo, NY native has been rocking the masses in his hometown for over 30 years now. His 80's cover band, Hair Nation, has played many high profile gigs, opening for some of the biggest bands of the 80's. And just last week, Hair Nation headlined a killer show at the notorious Whiskey A-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip to a gathering of new fans and celebrities.
In addition to Hair Nation, Crean also writes and records original material. He was even voted, "Best Original Male Vocalist" for last two years in a row in Buffalo's "Night-Life Music" awards. And last year, Crean released his 3rd solo record, entitled "Velvet Crush," on the label, Melodic Revolution Records. This CD was co-produced by Crean's partner in crime, former Talas vocalist, Phil Naro and Steve Major. "Velvet Crush" is a 12 song, epic release that showcase Crean's incredible vocals and also the outstanding songwriting skills of Crean/Naro.
The future has never looked brighter for Crean. This summer he will be performing countless shows in WNY, opening for many major artists such as Bret Michaels and Great White, just to name a few. He will be returning to Los Angeles this summer to perform at the "Sunset Strip festival" in August.
What follows is an exclusive interview with Jim Crean. Take a look, check it out and purchase his hard hitting, melodic masterpiece "Velvet Crush."
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