Fireworks On 14th Street
Contact: Kim Delancey --- Kim_duettodisc@yahoo.com
Duetto Disc 32 Broadway, Suite 1710 New York, New York 10004
Twelve of the fourteen songs on this album are duets. This is veteran rock n’ roll artist Cody Melville’s ninth album and follows his 2015 release Saints & Sneakers on a Wire and the 2014 release Downtown Angels. This record features his friends, all great guest-singers mostly from the New York music scene: Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Larry Kirwan (Black 47), Brijitte West (New York Loose), Tom Clark and Craig Chesler (The High Action Boys), Owen McCarthy and John Melville (The Everyothers), Jesse Bryson (The Robin Electric), Jeff Ward (The Electrajet), George Gilmore (The Giblets), Jeff Shoemaker (The Plugs), and Rory K.
It’s a roots rock record that blends and bends around the genre. At the core of these songs are melody and a memorable narrative. Some are dark, some less so. All the instruments were played, produced, and recorded by Cody. On two of the tracks he sings solo. Two were co-written: “Everyday Is a Heartache” with Detroit powerhouse Jeff Shoemaker and “Murder” – with the kid on the record – Rory K.
In Cody’s background is an EP produced by Mick Ronson. He has recorded and collaborated with Brian Richie of the Violent Femmes, placed songs in films, played countless gigs, and currently lives in New York City.