101 SOUTH

STYLE: AOR

COUNTRY: USA
PhotobucketDuring 1999, Harlan Cage keyboardist Roger Scott Craig assembled a new line-up of musicians under the banner 101 South. This project brought together many talented individuals, all seasoned and well-travelled veterans of the L.A. session scene. .. Joining Roger in the band were much sought after session vocalist Gregory Lynn Hall, guitarist Mike Turner, bassist Chris Julian and drummer Hans Geiger. When we compare 101 South to Harlan Cage, there are many similarities, but one thing stands out: the vocal prowess of Hall. He is like a stand-in for Lou Gram(Foriegner) and Christian Vocal hero Bob Carlisle (ex Allies) with his own style and distinction. The trademark keyboard work of Craig is ever present, while the songs mix all-out melodic power with delicate ballads. A compelling combination which just has to be heard. .. Memorable moments such as the surging AOR of ‘Nowhere To Run’ and ‘Your Razor Is Sharp’ (surely ‘Dearborn Station’ Part 2)and the soaring vocals Gregory Lynn Hall on “We took the wrong road” stand out among a collection of superior tracks. The press/media obviously thought so too, with 101 South being voted in numerous ‘Top Ten’ Rock Polls during the year 2000. .. Two years later, and 101 South return with their sophomore release ‘Roll Of The Dice’ with another dose of pure timeless ‘CLASS ROCK’-Great songs and incredible Passion. Joining the band this Photobuckettime around is Harlan Cage cohort Billy Liesgang, giving 101 South even more guitar fuel. .. Signed up by Sweden’s Atenzia Records, the band and the label delivered an even better album than before. A tall order indeed, but we neednt worry though Roll of the Dice stunned melodic rock listeners with its intensity and class – and in an era where the genre needs to stand up and be counted…
Following hot on the heels of Harlan Cage’s Temple Of Tears, Roger Scott Craig and friends delivers a second helping of melodic rock that will surely have you reaching blindly for your nearest credit card! Head on down the rock n roll highway – via 101 South And recently,Sept. 2008 Roger and Gregory went back into the studio to record a new ‘101 SOUTH ” Album-yes theres a new album that will be available soon,with some very special guest appearances,One of which is IAN BAIRNSON(PILOT,ALLAN PARSONS PROJECT) And Gregory doing a duet with CHRIS THOMPSON(MANFRED MANN,Blinded by the light )its going to be amazing.
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Albums
101 South – 101 South [2000]
101 South – Roll of the Dice [2002]
101 South – No U-Turn [2009]

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