The Ray Shasho Show welcomes Joe Deninzon of 'Stratospheerius', March 28, 2018

Joe Deninzon of 'Stratospheerius' visits The Ray Shasho Show
  
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The Ray Shasho Show welcomes Joe Deninzon of 'Stratospheerius'
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Joe Deninzon 'the Jimi Hendrix of the violin'

Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin,” ​because of his innovative style on the “Viper” electric sevenstring electric violin. Joe has worked with Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Skolnick, Smokey Robinson, Les Paul, Peter Criss from KISS, Renaissance, and as a soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet.

Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band, Stratospheerius (https://stratospheerius.com/), which has recently released their fifth CD entitled GUILTY OF INNOCENCE on Melodic Revolution Records.

"GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to,” states “Music From the Other Side of the Room”’s  Zachary Nathanson.

“Splashy and theatrical, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“ writes “Strings” Magazine, the “Bible” for the String music world.)   

You can buy the incredible latest album by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius entitled GUILTY OF INNOCENCE at amazon.com And watch their new music video BEHIND THE CURTAIN on You Tube.

Also Purchase Joe’s Book Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and New Techniques for the 21st Century Violinist available at amazon.com

Very special thanks to Anne Leighton of Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivation for setting up this interview with Joe Deninzon today and of course Doug & Don Newsom with BBS Radio for making it all happen every show!  Join me bi-weekly at our new time and date … Bi-Weekly Wednesday’s at 5pm Pacific and 8pm Eastern on The Ray Shasho Show. If you have comments or suggestions or would like to be a guest on The Ray Shasho Show email us at ray@publicityworksagency.com.

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Have a great week everybody!

Guest, Joe Deninzon

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Joe Deninzon
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ releases new album GUILTY OF INNOCENCE
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J  O  E    D  E  N  I  N  Z  O  N

REFERRED TO AS "THE JIMI HENDRIX OF THE VIOLIN"

NEW ALBUM 'GUILTY OF INNOCENCE'

NEW MUSIC VIDEO 'BEHIND THE CURTAIN'

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ album GUILTY OF INNOCENCE (on Melodic Revolution Records) is set for college radio this February, with a new music video “Behind The Curtain.” 

The video for “Behind the Curtain” features actor Max McGuire (“Star Crossed Lovers”) playing different characters and Stratospheerius members Joe Deninzon (electric violin/vocals), Jamie Bishop (bass), Aurelien Budynek (guitar), and drummer Lucianna Padmore wearing neon-colored masks.

Joe says, “The song is about the rise and downfall of celebrity and the primal fascination we have in building someone up and tearing them down, watching someone suffer. We love to chastise someone while we ourselves often lead double lives, hiding all kinds of skeletons in our closets while pretending we are faultless.” 

In the video, Max plays a tormented wretched old man stuck in an endless maze of corridors in his mind, his own personal hell. Through the video, he opens different doors and enters new worlds where he assumes a different identity in each, putting on a face  and playing a role, always returning back into his hallway of hell and searching for a new doorway to open, doomed to do this for eternity. The band represents the demons who continue to hover around and haunt this man, with a nod to the Droogs from Clockwork Orange.

The video was co-produced by renowned MTV producer David P. Levin, Filner at Alpha Wave Studios in East Hanover, NJ, and edited by David Milone and David P. Levin.

Stratospheerius’ GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is finding praise for its musicianship, vocals, songwriting, inventiveness, and sound:

PROGRESSION: “Joe Deninzon has made a career…wielding his violin like guitar.  In that way he has pioneered a new standard for rock violin, much the same way Ian Anderson did for flute.”

“Splashy and theatrical, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“ writes “Strings” Magazine, the “Bible” for the String music world.)   

"GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to,” states “Music From the Other Side of the Room”’s Zachary Nathanson.  

Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied melange of progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world at colleges, festivals, and clubs. They have opened for artists including Alex Skolnick, Gary Hoey, Martin Barre, Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, Mike Stern, and John Scofield. The group has played festivals including The Detroit International Jazz Festival, Great South Bay, Chattanooga RiverFest, Harmony Fest a number of times through the years. The band was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition the Musicians Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Progression, Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz... Known as the “Jimi Hendrix of violin,” Joe is the author of Mel Bay’s electric violin technique book, “Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and Technique for the 21st Century String Player”, AND HAS recently worked with Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Everclear, Peter Criss from KISS, Renaissance, and as a soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet, and The Muncie Symphony Orchestra on his concerto!

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Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin,” because of his innovative style on the “Viper” electric sevenstring electric violin. Joe has worked with Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Skolnick, Smokey Robinson, Les Paul, Peter Criss from KISS, Renaissance, and as a soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet.

Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band, Stratospheerius, which has recently released their fifth CD entitled GUILTY OF INNOCENCE on Melodic Revolution Records.