This is the NEW Solo CD from guitarist and singer/songwriter Alexandre de Guise.
A trendily designed Digipack with a golden Disc and a color 12-page booklet attached (Limited Edition).
Coming from Moscow Russia, Alexandre de Guise is internationally recognized as a brilliant and innovative Virtuoso Guitarist as well as a gifted Composer and Singer-Songwriter with a tasteful and individual approach. He works in variety of genres ranging from Early music and Classics to modern Rock/Pop, Folk, Blues, Hard'n'Heavy, Neo-Classic fusion and more, and collaborated with a plenty of established artists/bands and participated in a lot of projects in Europe and UK, credits including: • ex-Terence Trent D'Arby player Andy Whitmore (London, UK) • ex-Gorky Park singer Nickolai Noskov (Russia) • Vanessa Redgrave (London, UK) • Rock House (Germany) • Black Velvet (Germany) • Advice (Germany) • Never the Bride (London, UK) • The River Crows (Scotland, UK) • The Ringer (Scotland, UK) • Lyra Celtica (Scotland, UK)...oths.
Alexandre started out as a classical musician. Having begun studying music at the age of 4, he received profound education (Music School - Academy (Degree in Piano and Guitar) – University).
In 1994 participated in a Charity Project "International Artists Against Racism", led by British actress Vanessa Redgrave, along with some other leading musicians (Bono, Kris Kristofferson), theatre and TV stars from all over the world, visiting the cities of the former Yugoslavia (Zagreb, Belgrade, Split, Sarajevo), performing in Theatres, Concert Halls, Art Centres and Refugee camps. The visit had the full support of UNICEF.
In Spring of 2005 Alexandre de Guise was announced The Artist of the Month by MAKATO International Music Directory/Database/Web Search Engine(U.S.A.)and now is nominated for The Artist of The Year award.
Also, Alexandre is a VIP member of and a multiply freatured "Front page Artist" on MOSIQ.com – known as "Web’s best music professionals commune".
In May of 2005 Alexandre played a Solo Concert in Red Square – right by the Kremlin, the very heart of Moscow (invited by the Government of Russia). Such an opportunity is actually the Honour that only distinguished, world-renowned Artists are usually given. (Among those who have performed there lately were Paul McCartney, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Dmitry Khvorostovski.)
The Current Project, the launch of which is marked with the New Solo CD, "Can't Be in Vain" (Digipack, Golden Disc Limited Edition) recently successfully released in Moscow Russia (Summer of 2005) along with Live Concert DVD titled "Live in Red Square, Moscow", is Alexandre’s FRESH VIEW upon contemporary Rock and Pop music and an innovative attempt to combine several music genres, while orienting on the Mainstream concept.
All songs on the Album were written, arranged and produced by Alexandre de Guise Lamarque. He himself owns all the Copyrights to the Album/production.
The Album is a collection of songs that, stylistically, is a stylish blend of AC Mainstream melodic Rock and a smart Pop with an influence from virtuoso Progressive Rock, infused with sophisticated air of New Age and Romantic vibe of Celtic Folk...And, of course, having a certain background and integrity of Classics. Often being related to as “Cinematography matching”. Soulful, romantic, uplifting and positively charged songs. It's Alexandre's Debut release in this direction. It has already received some really good press response and feedback and created quite a buzz in Music Industry circles. Now the Release is in stores Russia-wide, distributed by the cross-national Major Label "SOYUZ"(UNION).
There’s an International Compilation CD entitled "Best Rock Ballads of 2005" released in Moscow at the end of December (last year) on the Major Russian Label "Sound Mystery", featuring No 1 song "Fly, My Dove, Fly" from Alexandre de Guise’s latest Album and representing Alexandre on the CD front cover – it is already in stores Russia-wide.
"It is the work of an interesting and exceptional musician, equally talented as a performer and composer".
(The Moscow Times)
"The sound of Alexandre's productions is a beautiful blend of his voice, the words of his songs, and the instruments that all come together in a sound that epitomizes all of the various longings, emotions, and almost lonely, yet hopeful, feelings that we all have from time to time. It would be difficult for anyone to not identify some feeling, even if remote, of their own when listening to this Album."
(Laura Cochran – President of Old Miner Enterprise/Pine River Records, Nashville)
"AMAZINGLY beautiful, deeply lyrical, soulful and romantic songs...At the same time posessing the drive and energy of contemporary Rock. The music that touches the deep of your Soul and makes it sing. A truly "commercial" stuff, in the best meaning of this word!"
(Sean Rae - Radio Tay, Scotland)