"These aren’t 3-minute-long pop songs. This is real rock music, sludgy yet melodic, with guitar solos and bridges — the kind of songs that could be on “Guitar Hero” on their own merits. But among the beauty in the rock music is the vocal blend of Spinelli, who takes the lead, and Brennan Kilpatrick. Their voices were meant to sing together." - Vanessa Franko - Press Enterprise
When the hammer of mainstream trends smash the notion that rock music should exist, there is always room for a new group of vigilantes to raise a fist and prove once again there is indeed a demand for the music that once reigned king.
Midnight Satellites. A rock band from Temecula, California, consisting of Salvatore Spinelli (Vocals/Guitar), Brennan Kilpatrick (Guitar/vocals), Ryan Kilpatrick (Bass) and Anthony Raya (Drums). A group of friends who initially came together to explore the music written by their heros... Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, Soundgarden and Zeppelin etc, its no wonder their music sounds as it does.
The songwriting is vulnerable, honest and refined. The vocals powerful, dynamic and catchy peppered with harmonies and grit. The guitars explore and blend dirty soulful blues, classic southern dueling and blazing technical metal. The drumming and rhythms bounce from simple and direct to complex syncopations while frequently changing time signatures' keeping the ears of listeners glues to the speakers.
After being in many bands with each other locally , the four members decided it was time to create music together as one solid venture, and in early 2012 that vision began to take shape.
Their first recording "Come For You" was received with much intrigue and enthusiasm by friends and local audiences which inspired more original music to be written and in September of 2012, they were asked to be direct support for the Gin Blossoms at Monte De Oro Winery.
During the following months into early 2013 more material was written, played and fine tuned. Producer, Engineer and friend, Alex Pappas (Finch) was immediately on board to work with the band, and in 3 long days, one night and plenty of caffeine, their EP was tracked. With some final touches added by veteran percussionist, Jackie Bertone, the Midnight Satellites EP was mixed, mastered and is ready for aural digestion.
released 01 June 2013
Salvatore Spinelli - Vocals/Guitar
Brennan Kilpatrick - Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Kilpatrick - Bass
Anthony Raya - Drums
*Jackie Bertone - Percussion
Mixed & Mastered by Alex Pappas
Engineered by Alex Pappas
Produced by Alex Pappas, Midnight Satellites
Recorded at DML Studio - Wildomar, Ca
Recorded at AJP Studios - Menifee, Ca
Percussion Recorded at Barkwood Studios - Winchester, Ca
*Jackie Bertone plays and is exclusively endorsed by LP Music Group (LPmusic.com), Vater Percussion (Vater.com), Sabian Cymbals (Sabian.com)
All music written and performed by Salvatore Spinelli, Brennan Kilpatrick, Ryan Kilpatrick, Anthony Raya
All Rights Reserved ASCAP 2013 Dropit Music