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Robert Berry chats about his final album with the late Keith Emerson on Interviewing the Legends

Robert Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous minefield that is the music business and flourished as a performer, songwriter and producer. It seems he's done it all. While he may be best known as the vocalist/bass player in the ELP spinoff, 3, with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, Berry impressive list of credits include a stint fronting Ambrosia, and long running affiliations with Alliance, December People, and the Greg Kihn Band.

 

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ROBERT  BERRY

 latest release

THIRD IMPRESSION

at amazon.com

The second 3.2 album, a band/project that is a continuation of the band 3, which featured Robert Berry, Carl Palmer, and the late great Keith Emerson.

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ROBERT  BERRY

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Video links from the new album:

FOND FAREWELL - 3.2 full video (2021)

https://youtu.be/FhZ7-8K2oP0

A BOND OF UNION - 3.2 lyric video (2021)

https://youtu.be/aES9yjKkUDY

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3.2: ‘Third Impression’ – new album

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Robert Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous minefield that is the music business and flourished as a performer, songwriter and producer. It seems he's done it all. While he may be best known as the vocalist/bass player in the ELP spinoff, 3, with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, Berry impressive list of credits include a stint fronting Ambrosia, and long running affiliations with Alliance, December People, and the Greg Kihn Band.

Berry has released 5 solo albums, contributed to a number of high-profile tribute albums and has an impressive track record in the studio. Robert has just released on Frontiers Records, his new album of new music entitled Third Impression, under the name 3.2. Third Impression featuring the last track (entitled Never) that Berry and his friend and mentor Keith Emerson worked on together before Emerson’s tragic passing.

Purchase

ROBERT  BERRY’S

 latest release

THIRD IMPRESSION

at amazon.com

The second 3.2 album, a band/project that is a continuation of the band 3, which featured Robert Berry, Carl Palmer, and the late great Keith Emerson.

"Third Impression," the follow up to 3.2's debut album, "The Rules Have Changed," is a fine match for its predecessor. It mixes epic songs, such as album opener “Top Of The World” and closing song “Never”, the latter co-written by Robert with Emerson, with more melodic and AOR moments.

 

For more information

about

ROBERT BERRY

visit

www.robertberry.com

facebook.com/robertberrymusic

twitter.com/therobertberry

instagram.com/berrysongs

Video links from the new album:

FOND FAREWELL - 3.2 full video (2021)

https://youtu.be/FhZ7-8K2oP0

A BOND OF UNION - 3.2 lyric video (2021)

https://youtu.be/aES9yjKkUDY

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hello and welcome to another edition of interviewing the Legends brought to you by the publicity Works agency devoted to promoting musician and author worldwide call us today at 941-877-1552 to start your free publicity evaluation remember we shine only when we make you shine please welcome the host of interviewing the Legends music journalist author and entrepreneur
but once again everyone on your host Ray shasho welcome to another edition of interviewing the legends on CBS Radio TV brought to you by the Rockstar Chronicles series 1 my new book featuring over 45 in conversations with the greatest music Ledges world will ever know Robert Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous mine feel that is the music business Forest as a performer songwriter and producer it seems he's done it all while he may be best known as the vocalist bass player in the GOP spin-offs free with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer berries impressive list of credits include fronting Ambrosia and long-running affiliations with the Lions December people and the Greg kihn Band
Berryessa least five solo albums contributed to a number of high-profile profile tribute albums in his impressive track record in the studio robbery has just released on Frontier records is new album of new music and Tuttle third impression under the name is 3.2 third impression featuring the last track entitled never that Dairy and his friend and Mentor Keith Severson work on together before ever since tragic passing grammy-nominated recording artist songwriter producer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry to interviewing the Legends a little Robert
I can't hear you
Mobile area of a croquet really good second time together does the last time we review the last album which was extra five star album of course well I appreciate that you know that the rules have changed was the last on a couple years ago and you know that in the middle of it we lost Keith Emerson than that was tragic for the whole world and especially tragic for me being in the middle of an album with them instead of a 27 year later dream come true to do a second three of them
so which is the reason we called the van 3.2 Goose or the second version 3 it did so well you need to do another one piece gone I mean this this is done they said why don't you anymore songs and I had one which is only I'll never but to make a long story shorter I said do you know I it's just for my little trophy my momento and really they sound like this we have white snake we have Journey we have yesterday that we have everybody in our label your last album did really well we can't say what they sold but you did really well you need to do a follow-up right so I thought was never heard that from the record company quite like that that was nice that you know what if I can write seven or eight so I think he's would have said all those are good let's see what I can do with them
and if I can get there within my own self I'll finish up never the nine minutes and it was left over from the previous workings and I'll see we have but I don't really think I'll be doing if there were three of them and wound up where because it's just in my being a and I spent time with Keith writing touring everything and I'm a keyboard player besides it was like a piano lesson every day as what them that these songs came out and I sent it to my manager and the record company and they said this is really good we should put it out so that there's a story why there's a third three album or second 3.2 L Michelle look at that way and when I get to talk to you again or what you'll be saying that Barry guys call me don't answer the phone
are you got enough on your rest on your resume besides this album so cuz I would have called you anyway this is this is the important part of my life as a musician explain it this way when Keith Emerson said you want to be in the band they were I want to be able to sort of being with you I didn't realize what that would do for my whole life and music but at one point I had to fill in on keyboards for a band called The Tubes Rhino the tubes are White Punks on dope mean crazy hard music really complicated and I have three days to do it cuz I'm their keeper Play My December people being and he was really sick and he couldn't do this show in New York I'm in California I have three days to learn all set and Rodger steam is a friend of mine now but didn't know me from Adam then said well I got to get together me her sign the musical director and I said
if I rehearse only have three days to learn it and all the parts and have to do the high vocal I said if you tell me anyting I'm going to lose it all he goes one the musical director I usually have more control of who plays I said Rodger I played with Keith Emerson it was difficult and it went great you goes okay of what time did for my life you do a stamp of approval I guess I know your follow-up album Frontiers that often has really good money a year to do a complete artistic control everything that Keith
they make he's happy so this was his happy place right and you and music and I knew he had some issues that he was dealing with any more than happy about some shows he had to do you know when he said the voltage in England just went okay but never really a despondent kind of thing but then again you know you know a little bit probably about people that commit suicide you can't see in that hole there in and they can't see out of that hole there and so my best friend committed suicide and sometimes you don't see if it's just something very hard to prevent did you know that some people like the thing, he couldn't play so we all need to be offed himself that wasn't at all I mean there's there's actually a video from a week before the d'sol went down
where he's talking about the Japanese show you had to do when he's playing a little sure I mean it hurts but some of us know we walk it hurts so you know there was so many things you're the only issues and health issues you don't have the impending heart conditions some of the things that I think this added up in the criticism that happened during that last show in England I really bugged him cuz he was subsettable that's her broke up 3 originally two guys writing letters and criticize them and that really bothered you know I can't go too much into it but there were so many circumstances that nobody knew about there were things that
it you just wouldn't want to imagine that was going on you know anyway some emerges. Yes man it's a lot of guys on in Rolling Stone that really hurt a lot of people
yeah and then unfortunately you know Keith that we was here in California with his career and we you know in the in the United States were flavor of the month or flavor of the weak right now. Like they are in Europe it keeps going to move back to Europe in his career with a sword he would have got the right kind of reception the right kind of support everything we're tough here where were used to having to look at the flavor of the week ago and I you know I'm not going to do that I'm going to stick to my guns
baby. I don't know it just wasn't right for him and they did some things but nothing really great and then the rules of change working on it and comes out and he's gone and it welcomed with open arms of people going on my God look at he could still write stuff and any good still play even though I had to replace his Parts I didn't make up those parts he did right I'm just capable of Xerox copying and I have the Moog we talked about all this stuff before Pearl Harbor on the show ahead break Lake rolling show and more open about it but I got to tell your girl and Keith we are two our special in 88 there's a video out where they say so Keith what's Greg doing they said he said I think the last time I saw them they were used
the swap out some tunnel me from him even when ELP reunions to go to say call me come on we're playing here I come and see you need Greg when I finally met him he was a lovely guy he was a talented guy even Back in 88 when the criticism was about Keith doing songs like brother and Asia you know nobody criticized Carl for 3 but they criticize Keith all they said to me was I was like I'm a great lakes and I get it didn't bother me a bit you told me I told him I had a break on the show and he's
Greg wouldn't appear on the on the show on Skype we just did an audio thing and you said yeah you don't want to see me he had some too many shoes they put out a lot of weight when I finally got to meet him Greg and Keith were doing their Duo show without using a drum machine you know for Carl really and I thought I was going to be bad enough for about two songs like Keith was the sound of ELP Keith was the sound of three you know Greg was the voice I was the voice of Siri is the voice of ELP
not to take away anything away from Carl cuz my God he's playing better than ever and he still doing it even if he's not that old but he's not the age you know drummers it's hard or physically but
they still had all the main ingredients and what I meant Greg I said while I was blown away that without a drummer even cozy or anybody that this really work for me and he shook my hand and his hand was twice as big as mine cuz you gained so much weight is hand was huge you know but he was really gracious and really nice and just fine you know Colin Keith not so much baby but you know it's a family relationship this album
you wanted the phone no more melodic song orientated band and it's comes through a hundred percent it's not the heavy prog you don't like an e l t is this actually you can go down in history as a classic rock greatest hits a great album and your voice is incredible thank you for that I have to give key some credit for way back in 1988 for wanting a little bit of that success that Carl had with Asia that's the only reason that it got me started and he put his whole self into it and like I said he was the sound to three people say one half of a third impression the new one is supposed to be
under the guidelines of what Keith and I have decided that 3.2 was going to be at 3 to continue but Back in 88 Keith was the sound and half the writer I was the voice in half the rider we still had all those pieces of three that we brought forward except for the drum beats you know and on this one I did make one conscious effort though to move it toward more what I I'm going to have to do on my own I can't do the three sound on my own it's blogs Keith and I and I said you know I need to do more guitar because my thing is more like it wasn't like GTR Asia guitar have keyboards that really more of my personal thing and now the case gone it's going to head that way so I took a chance even on the first song in this album top of the world that starts about a mini guitar like Celtic guitar right I thought you know if people are going to go with me for the next phase the fans that people like what did the music I do
I'm going to make them either love sitting through this guitar thing or suffer through it thinking they're going to get to some more three stuff right which they did but pleasantly surprised by the response to people there it's been truly welcomed with open arms again like I said you got a lot of great reviews man on Amazon YouTube it's it's incredible you know on this album new album they don't get that much response right away and you did
I want the I was worried let me tell you the day before I finish never and went oh my God I didn't realize what a big piece by piece of music does was cuz I had too many songs in the rule of change I didn't need to do one more so I just left it behind and then Nick my manager in England and Frontier so this sounds really good it's great I'm okay and excited in my little circle liking it then there's the day before the albums released by Michael Mann the rules of change was
a special time in everybody's life with Keith special time especially in mind that lyrics were they show that they reveal feelings I didn't even know we're going on in me and then the reviews on Billboard charts and it was so good oh my God the day before this I'm ruining that I'm ruining the legacy of the three that I ended the right way with three with you that's how I felt the day before it came out the day after it came out I'm like
well it's it looks like it's happening again people are not saying all he's trying to trade on the three name or allow my mind you know there was the negativity wasn't there and funny enough lights came out the same day
so I'm reading I'm looking for reviews and I'm seeing there's a lot all poor guy mine and I don't know Billy really well but you have the most guys I know but the next couple weeks because it really again they're the impression was open arms and make a trail how much I cared about I think that's what people really get when they listen to it I really really care and I want this to be three albums for the Band 3 that's why I'm pressing of vinyl on the third one too I did 30
the rules have changed
we have the the 12-inch of the first one course because vinyl was still happening on my watch is saying did you fall again because I'm bouncing around and you know I got the rights back there was a change cuz Frontiers wasn't our doing vinyl and is important to me to have one so I did that I have the two was going to do a third album now they put it out and it just doesn't look right there's a I need a rhino I want to put them on my wall and I'm proud of their trophies at my my best part of my life so I got the rights back to do that to a good good only doing 200 on those going to be really scared cuz I also feel like I wanted to be scarce did ELP had following for years and years and years they still do yes but there are some people that don't understand
and heavy prog in the heavy Oregon and everything else would sure you brought in some new listeners to to end to listen to keep that person's music and coral Farmers music in a different way and I respect that because I love it I think it's great I do kind of like that too he didn't go all out and you know the the journey thing in whatever but a little bit more mainstream I guess a little bit more but it's funny you say that too because in the time in 1988 were the 3 ^ 3 came out yes had was a big generator Owner of a Lonely Heart you know they had some songs that were actually popular than three genesis definitely pop the bands that withstood that end of the sort of errand
for the Grinch at the 90s we're doing stuff and they are trying to take the more Asia kind of music even that yes did and I'm trying to add some of that the Emerson solos in the keyboard stuff and the prog back into it with a little more demanding in around the song and that's just kind of what I love so I've always been a big as your fan Steve how I got to work with you no big Steve Howe fan to get Emerson huge Wakeman Fanta mean when was my guy actually I couldn't play the Keith stuff
hi Wakeman on my show reason why he's a funny guy
yeah oh yeah I've only met him a couple times we have the same manager in England and he was a really a lovely guy unpretentious let me my teeth you think he would have been kind of what you're talkin about your pee being criticized they were criticized for being pompous that's what the people couldn't get it across you in a little bit yeah and I never had any of that I want to talk about the new album and some of the tracks that I fell in love with first one off of the world heard a little of Zeppelin In my right you know that that's my drum thing and it is Jeffrey John Bonham do you know with Carl pop with Carl Palmer and put into it I like that really solid beat also just as a side note you know when Sammy Hagar tours now it with the circle Jason bottoms as drummer I do the keyboard tracks for Sammy for his live show when the keyboards for the Van Halen stuff coming out
me playing the keyboard digitally recorded Jason puts a headphone on and Piers The Click do you know so we can play with but I put his dad's count off on there so he's here in his dad going one to every song when you hear that joke yeah or a big part of my personal life and what I love about drumming so yeah there's there's some of that heavy stuff you or I do that might be an alliance to I get really heavy with the drum stuff
did you play guitar on these tracks
here's the other thing that it's all me because Frontiers one of the three of them they are fine with Keith and I doing it their fine if Keith and I want to do some in Phillips then when Keith was gone they said look we don't want you like yes is done adding a bunch of people we don't want that we've always wanted a three of them and I said well I'm capable of doing the stuff you know we have up with Keith and I had a lot of our recorded So I said let me finish it up on this was on the rules of change and see what you think and I don't do it to play all this mess and I'm like I don't even care if that's mentioned I don't want it mention cuz I wanted to be accepted his music but again I'm capable you know what I'm doing today my client we are taking a break to talk to you with the client is a Christian rock then the bass player is from the band count five in the 60s had a drunk on Psychotic Reaction
fairly well-known guys he's in there today I'm doing drums and keyboards for him if Roy and play Bayside be doing the base it's what I do when people come in on the utility guy whatever they need done me my studio when they were here and you know where we need a Hammond B3 broke my do the drums for him it's the next 30 Years to do a sound check here so I use my skills everyday basically like I get to practice on other people everyday tell me what style of the band well when they get the album done that would be really something yeah they love that I did a lot of Christian rock guys here on the show it to you know so
it's a new thing for Roy Chaney's his name great guy but again become a friend of mine like Rodger Steam from the tubes Rodger steam was in yesterday I did a drum track for him in a Bass track for track and he plays guitar and keyboards in that he sings a course of writes his own songs I Miss Utility guy you know and I couldn't have a better life and in music and again Kiev Emerson gave me the stamp of approval or people walk into this guy he's going to be able to do it you don't need console I have a new console hear the old chewin is still in the corner to in the quarter-inch tape machines right you'll see I think you can see all this you see them load up their kerswell cord over here is Pro Tools this is my on the swing us around hope I don't make you dizzy and you throw up
wow that's an approach Pro Tools is here you know the Korg Oasys which Keith help me get is there you might you know I should like I got this phone hooked to the stand so I don't have to hold it but I think about here this here these are good tires and bases I use every day in this room here I don't know if you can see him at the light but just kind of want to eat that on him until 5 I have a gym Jimmy Page Six and twelve string gets there yet all the Acoustics are going to show you one thing that people haven't seen that I just did recently I've been looking for about 15-20 years I didn't realize when I was working with keeping car all the stuff we're playing that I thought was ELP was actually started by the nice Rondo America and nice is really the band then put classic music in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
this is the exact kind of bass that Lee Jackson played a box is the same color my dad had the box store when I was little in San Jose California here I had never seen that base and all sudden one came up one came up on eBay I've been looking for it I wanted to add that to my collection to Aaron Emerson I've never met Lee but he asked Lee if I could send it to him if he'd sign it to Lee Jackson reciting that bass
just part of it might the family that's a raise me you know there's all kinds of 3/4 drum sets Vox amps Marshalls stuff you know that I'm about the museum here is my sister the building I'm a little city called Campbell you know I'm in Silicon Valley California if I sort of point is easier if I go south 1 mile that way is Netflix where it started there three campuses if I go 1 mile Northeast is eBay where eBay started you know if I go two miles north is that Big Apples you ever seen the Big Apple complex they built the big circle and it's almost all out of glass I have some friends that work there and they said everybody is breaking their nose and stuff could stay
walk into the glass pixel player but that's two miles to the north and everything else that Facebook onto everything else and started here I'm right in the middle of it in this little town that were some of the sidewalks are still dirt some of the streets do you know are certain Incorporated but it's about 5 blocks long right in the middle of Silicon Valley it's fantastic I would never leave well if you're raised here you can stay if you want to move here or forget it me know a little house is a million two little tiny you know this is a booming area where I'm at I'm in Sarasota Florida today is going to be leaving out of
we got Rick Derringer loose close to me Brian Johnson of AC DC we got a lot of fantastic I love I called Florida all the time because California shut down in Florida shut down for just a little bit and our numbers are the same actually slower has a better so what does that tell everybody that nothing is closed no curfew
you know
and you guys are doing okay and it's that I'm in the middle of the Hornet's Nest here so I don't want to say too much but we're going to open up in June now so our governor is being recalled in the Zambia vote on him so he's trying to play nice so he's going to start opening up things and letting people make a living you know it's been rough it was horrible I just I just talked to Frank Marino remember him from The Hunt is still have a curfew and if you're out. They'll find you $6,000 I mean it's it's crazy Canada's not like what it used to be interesting to talk to Ian frightened of saga guitar quite a bit you know and I can ask him about that kind of lives
not as a Hermit but he doesn't do a whole lot of things he's always working the band recorded doing the stuff we got out and about a lot but I'll ask about that I'm surprised that's too bad
well top of the world should be a James Bond theme it really does the love of a black as night is kind of very Keith Emerson you know killer of hope that's a little bit like Kansas that's where the mainstream more mainstream comes out and gets Asia missing piece
again that's you playing guitar and it's an epic track and you play Drake it's hard I didn't realize you play Such Great guitar work you're hiding a car but you see I have great guitars you just saw that that's all that's not easy I don't think that's easy I was I was always a huge Jeff Beck fan and I feel like Jeff Beck doesn't know how to play guitar he's just part of the guitar cuz I don't know how he does what he does write amazing guy and that isn't something people identifying in my plane but me I always feel like a musician as a certain look and Vibe when he plays like a drummer looks like what they're playing if they're good drummer they hit their head moves everything and I get into character for the instruments I'm going to play in
even though if I'm just here in the control room or something you know I still like to see myself tall and thin like Jeff back everybody seems to love it that's all the video of the guy that Bernie did up on the Austrian Hills there he did that lyric video and for a lyric video he added the human touch that and he had like the world spinning and there's a wolf pack is about the time I wrote it for my mom when she when she died but I wanted to make it where everybody could find their family in that song and when he sent me that and the Wolf Pack water albino my God this guy nail the feel of that song really you got a lot of compliments on that song man
emotional trigger who's playing this is that you or is that that's me that's the one song that was that wasn't written once I got back together I am written that ten years before and sent it to Keith cuz yeah we always trying to do something we did a bunch of things together and he call me those wall I love daddy cuz that's really good but you don't want me playing on there goes that pianos perfect because I just messed it up making it more busy and your voice would know by Broadway you should know who I'm like this I wanted to do that with him so he didn't want to do it so I set aside I was going to I have enough time where enough hats and say you know I got my heart a rock thing on my Progressive thing and then all the clients I knew I knew Mexican music for some clients and then I thought since he was gone this last album I'm going to pull that song back out and you know
a little bit with that the singing and it was really different and I was taking another chance on the exits another piece that Keith loved Oscar Peterson I like Oscar Peterson my mom and dad had a big bands I wasn't far from you know that cocktail Jazz whatever it is so I was whiskey and not a lot of people have said much about it that the people that like it like it but other people might say they don't like so that's been the good news I guess also where is it today you know you got to really find it and you know and it's American right one of the few blues and jazz real American the thing that we we own that I had eight years of classical piano on two years of jazz piano lessons so 10 years altogether I took a lot of lessons plus I made a major music in college so some of that it's swollen
down inside of me from really when I was a baby in my parents had the big band and I was just part of who I am and he had a real fan behind him and oh my God I'm the best right wow they said he had front row seats and the guy was incredible that's amazing is Frank Musical
Sun farewell kind of sound like Asia on Neptune single really cuz I never know and you need to see the video on that they did they asked me if we need a video I said okay I'm really loud video Concepts you know now he's trying to think like to make this fit in the budget for this dumb it down and I had no idea I told no idea how they said we hate that idea and I thought I want out of that video thing they did a video acai find video based on your phone for a while last man on Earth that you have to see it is so well done I haven't seen videos like this since MTV did things right right and people are seen her going wow could have Syfy to which makes it kind of cool and like I have to give all the
Frontiers serafino Mario the guy there whoever they got the direct this thing and here's his happy-go-lucky Italian guy would think it's me but it's another guy we don't want them through this destruction in different things that he sees as the last man on Earth basically just a really you know I couldn't believe they did such a good job and put me to shame of my idea I tell you that yeah I thought it was a trailer to A sci-fi movie or something
emailed it and I think it launched the thing the right way you know they always wanted me to do in Asia album Frontiers are doing now I'm like Asia that you know I just have to do me me a stream use keeping car on myself you know that's kind of the vibe of what I was half the song writer in the voice at 3 it wasn't like I was faking it like I wanted to be e l p means Asia that I brought those songs and before 3 close together except for maybe a lover to lover that was one that I didn't have been
I can grab you know that you remember from last time
never awesome intro I hear Kansas and Foreigner in there which brings us more mainstream I mean start we're all about 5 stars but it's 5 plus wow wow I love you thank you
and it isn't available everywhere now or is it in the vinyl because I want to make money cuz I sell for 25 bucks I'm either on my website but you know I can put a distributor to do this they sell wood vinyl for 45 usually or something right but on my side is all the links to every format there is and you know the T-shirt vinyl all that stuff's on there I'm just not much I don't do music
for the monetary part of it I have to make some money I have to keep going but it's just too much a part of who I am and look I was on stage before I was born with my mom singing to my dad's big band is 8 months pregnant nobody knew she was a little little lady I was a little baby I can't help it it's just what I love what I do and all I do you know and then my web guy puts it all on the website so he's responsible for all
I don't know him really are you know met him a couple times but I'd say no I don't know him cuz you know his dad was a big band I Ain't Got You no one in his Godfather was Milton Berle
oh I didn't know that wow is he Billy Billy has a better memory than me that's how he can be in bands like yes and stuff I could never do that and be like I don't mean it as a tribute band but you have to play a violin being a bandit with Squire in it damn well play his parts that would be really hard for me to remember some Billy has a memory like a steel trap I think that she's like I don't know he doesn't I had Greg kihn on the show we hit it off in Baltimore on from Baltimore original hell of a nice guy what what's going on with the Greg kihn Band lately
every you know and that that's another fast and what I do and it's the simple three-chord thing it's it's almost like my day off we're going to Greg cuz he's so much fun you know we're both prolific he's in every week for four hours that day bounces around and we write something he's in Friday of this week and we just get together and write songs and he and I do demos on them when we get 12 that we think are good album we put out another album we only have five or six right now we all the way up 20 song we have five or six cuz it has to be
a great kid oh that's me that jangli garage-rock maybe the the the niche that Tom Petty Left Behind now you know that it's got to be something that fits Greg style right and that's my part of it as the producer of the music to make sure it is a Greg Cannell and we have a good time as you said he's easy to talk to lose a lot of fun we write we eat
how about the alliance was helping with the Lions
and you know this it before I moved to England to work with Keith and Carl Sammy went to Van Halen and Gavin tried to put me with his band Minnesota replace Sammy Hagar but not be a Sammy Hagar you know Dynamo but I was already leaving so I can tell him I couldn't do it came back 3 years later they still haven't found somebody they like I join the band every six or seven albums if we need to or not I'm every year every six or seven years I can say we put out an album because Gary's busy with the band Boston Dave still does Sammy Hagar gigs. He's doing a couple right now for birthday bash maybe you did last year and he's doing some charity thing plus they've got married so that took him some time and busy doing 3.2 and we did a tour 2019 already have a few shows and books for 2022
and of course break in so we have to find slots we've slide it in the middle of July this year to finish up an album we've had sitting there for five years half of it and maybe next year it'll be in Alliance how to never know ya review the bar and Grace album with Jerry on the show there is an equal
so you must know Kaleo then at skate music trying to think if that's how you got a hold of Gary cuz yeah okay that's a lot of lot of lot of years and it's yeah they all have them put out albums but they've been writing and recording like I'm worried about the flood that might come out now once the gigs are open and stuff you never know it happened yeah well Florida gigs are open I mean that they're doing the distance thing but Kansas was just at Ruth Eckerd Hall and they would let him but it's you know every other seat or something like that it maybe it's my pods or something to be in the same family or some
you know it's it's it's rough but
people don't realize how hard it is because it's a ticket takers that the vendors the the ushers is not just a sound lights in the band they need to make a living you know it's really extend the venue you know the menu cost a lot of money so I have a feeder Hero 7 other people died due December people at in Campbell cost me $10,000 for the theater for the and that's just you know so it's expensive people think you guys make a lot of money and they have no clue about the expense if you guys have an end of the month when it's all said and done it sit
actually I bought a really high-end copy machine so I print my own money so it's okay
send me somewhere I'll send you as much as you want what do you need to change your settings what are my favorite things you do I love and everybody needs to know about this position Ember people I mean that is such a great project people don't know about it it's your Christmas music album said to classic rock it isn't right did he yes King Crimson all using well-known holiday songs put them in there John wetton saying for me so that Steve Walsh from Kansas really successful album and then I thought
wow you don't hear from me that's great having you know I forget the yes June that I use something off Tales of topographic oceans and stuff like I'm working all together but maybe they should be more mainstream it should be ZZ Top it should be Journey issue because it's a family-friendly show you know and I got it
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer like thunder struck and what Back in Black we have nine year old boys come to our show to the young boys and then even girls they like the classic rock stuff because they can sing the hook like they're not singing hip hop and stuff where it's all over the place and they're not wrapping except for the real key was there singing I'm back in Black right it was so funny the December people always say is completely original and completely derivative all the same time and you know Stairway to Heaven like that for Christmas or Angel and her and I like Don't Stop Believing they have to fit like a glove if people want to hear something go on YouTube look for Silver Bells December people is Tom Petty's a run on a dream and you would say when you hear they going to go Tom Petty could have put that out and it still would have been to hit
looks like a glove so I'm glad you brought that up at school we got a lot of traditional Christmas you tired of those you know and you know you want to hear some new stuff I just want to remind the audience okay first of all you have sounds like Christmas from 2,000 that's one of the album Rattle and hum bug right CP3 classic rock Christmas and Saint Nick's pics with female 2017 is there anything else after that that last album there is again we have five songs right for next album 2020 sort of shut that down so we did we did we Will Rock You Queen video search on YouTube also but I was up on the rooftop and it turned out really good we have the cream and a half lid
you're just silly stuff but it's a really good Christmas song for a holiday song where you can you imagine hearing the another video we did was Jingle Bells like Hot for Teacher a silly mashup but it's a really good video and it shoots like a glove when we played when we do like 10 shows I haven't found the right manager but that I'm still looking if I can find the right guy that goes oh my God you don't transfer everything is great but it's sort of progressive you can't sing Trans-Siberian you played as background music this stuff it's the people get the joke basically they loved it now so I'm looking for that when people see if she'll they want to see what are they going to do next like we did which is in the Air Tonight Phil Collins with the drum drum all in it but we didn't We Three Kings we start the show complete dark We Three Kings with the cords you know I can feel it coming in
and then that drum roll hit and David Lazar had all these samples sounded just like the field calling from rural and a lights came on AC people jump out of their seats you do it's a chick that it's so much fun Christmas songs you can sing all year-round though it's it's really it is a joy to the only do it for Charities and stuff so it's being onstage we will find the right management I hope so I just want to mention a few songs that I like Jingle Bell in the style of Van Halen Kansas Silent Night John wetton singing Pink Floyd on the Us and Them types theme yeah oh my God it just goes on and on Santa Claus is Coming to Town sounds like LaGrange from ZZ Top
it turned inside out so I can't get sued but it feels and sounds like it's the real thing you know it does it really does Robert anything else you need to promote or talk about know you don't like I said I'm not much of a Salesman I just like talking to you I really I remember from last time that you really were on it and you you know what you're doing makes it nice for me cuz we can talk about a bunch of stuff and I just talked to do an impression has been a gift that I never thought would happened after the rules of change at the people are saying that we like it better you know we like where you're going is it going to get better than that for me because I'm already working on next year's thing so we'll see what happens is there any more music left for another one with Keith Everett they will not be enough this is the last 3 hours there's three in the series there that's why I'm doing the vinyl I'm going to end it I can't do that likes he's doing with the S and put some other people in it it just it needs to be what it
and without Keith, Keith was live we we do more you know but I can't do without them there's just no way Robert I'm going to do the salesman. Now you can purchase Barry's latest least 3rd and freshen at amazon.com it's the second 3.2 album of project that is a continuation of the band tree was featured robbery Carl Palmer in the late great Keith Emerson www.roberthalf.com you're on Facebook facebook.com a bird earring music on twitter.com the Robert Berry instagram.com Berry songs and there's a lot of videos from the new album on YouTube
we don't want you did a great job or you wanted to talk to that Robert. I'm sorry you got the wrong guy you are awesome you're an incredible vision of love your work and keep them colored man and I hope you come to Florida soon very soon anyway I won't tell you about dog shaking in next year okay we'll leave it at that okay alright bye bye now
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