Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed jazz-rock fusion band led by bassist/composer Robert Miller, is excited to announce the second single from their upcoming full-length album, The Queen’s Carnival. This single, “You Really Got Me”, is a fresh, reimagined take on The Kinks’ classic, and features vocals by noted singer Lucy Woodward. The Queen’s Carnival will be available for preorder starting July 29, and as the featured track, “You Really Got Me” will be available instantly for all who preorder the full album. The new album, which also features recent single “The Rescue”, draws from a variety of influences and highlights Robert’s unique approach to blending jazz and rock into a totally new sound. The Queen’s Carnival will be released on August 19th via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music.
Following the successful 2015 release of their third album, “Made in New York”, which featured the hit songs “New York City Groove” and “Fire” (Robert’s highly acclaimed reimagined cover of Jimi Hendrix’s classic), Project Grand Slam returns with “The Queen’s Carnival”. This exciting and fresh take on jazz-rock fusion (Miller calls the album a post-fusion record) features eleven tracks, including nine original songs by Robert and both vocal and instrumental versions of the Kinks’ classic, “You Really Got Me.” This continues Project Grand Slam’s tradition of reinventing popular classic rock songs as jazz-rock fusion and featuring vocal and instrumental versions of the cover track. “I think that people can relate to covers of popular songs, and it’s very cool to try and reimagine them in a way that is both true to the original but which takes the song to a whole other level”, says Robert.
Robert originally formed the band in 2007. Project Grand Slamʼs first two celebrated CDs, Play (2008) and Spring Dance (2012), had three top radio singles — “The Captain Of Her Heart” (feat. Judie Tzuke on vocals) from Play, and “Catch You Later” and “Spring Dance” from Spring Dance. The band also had a featured role in the hit NBC-TV series Lipstick Jungle starring Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, with five of the bandʼs tunes featured in the soundtrack.
In November 2015 the band opened for Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots) at NYC’s Gramercy Theater. In May 2016 the band opened for 4-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in NJ. On July 15th the band was the featured performer at the Kirby Center For The Performing Arts in PA. On August 11th PGS will perform at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia and on August 12th the band will perform at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. On August 16th PGS will host a CD Release Party at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall. In October Project Grand Slam will perform at the Manhattan Center. The band continues to play at clubs in NYC including a monthly residency at The Groove.
Upcoming Tour Dates
See Project Grand Slam Live!
July 23 @ The Groove. New York, NY
August 11 @ Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
August 12 @ Garcia's at The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
August 20 @ The Groove, New York, NY
September 17 @ The Groove, New York, NY
October 6 @ The Groove, Manhattan Center