Full Album show of September 16, 2022
Album: Anti-Social Media-Ocrity

Artist's Biography

Start is a three piece Progressive Rock band. It is the 21st century version of the greats of this genre, by combining Yes, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, ELP, throw in a touch of XTC and Zappa with a 2022 sound/ production you have START

About the Album

Keeping with their highly energentic Progressive Pop approach, START delivers the next level of their musical journey. Featuring punchy, clear production and exceptional musicianship, START weaves through lyrical stories of earth, aliens, dreams and society. We think you should believe in yourself, not be influenced. That we should treat the earth BETTER than we treat ourselves. We are the future, we are the one who can save planet Earth, not run away.

Full Album show of January 21, 2021
Album: 20/20

Artist's Biography

Album Oriented Progressive Rock
Start was formed in early 1984 by Ran Ballard, Mike Tapogna and Dean McLeod, Progressive "hook-oriented" rock.

Ran Ballard: Synthesizers,Sampling, Vocals
Mike Tapogna: Drums, Rhythm Programming
Dean McLeod: Bass, Chapman Stick

Released their self produced/distributed EP through their own label GO NOW records. Doing their own promotion they were able get on over a 150 college radio stations reporting medium to heavy airplay -- 8000 units sold independently. Record was available in major L.A stores and several major "one-stops" across the country. Finely crafted live show utilizing high-tech gear, High-energy driving sound. Due to unforeseen complications with some major labels they disbanded in 1986. Ran went on as a studio/tour programmer/engineer for Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Elton John, George Harrison and many more. Start has now reformed in 2019 to re-release their original album with 2 new additional tracks re-titled "33 1/3 Too Soon", and have recorded a new album that has just been released 01/03/21 "20/20"

About the Album
From the beginning bass line to the last synthesizer sustain, these eight new songs from Start have a hypnotic energy that will keep any fan of progressive rock listening over, and over again. Taking up where they left off in 1985, the high-tech power trio of Ran Ballard Keyboards/Vocals, Dean McLeod Chapman Stick/Bass, and Mike Tapogna Drums/Percussion interweave complex rhythms and Bass with aggressive keyboards. Everything is complete with Ran Ballard’s vocals. START, progressive, melodic, and addictive.

The album has been released 01/03/2021 on all major platforms and streaming services

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