2012 marks a seminal year for Lost Hollywood with their debut, self-titled album release on June 26. The album was recorded over the period of the last year at both Rotary Records in West Springfield, MA and Lost Hollywood Studios in Rockville, CT. It features twelve original songs, sure to be instant LH classics, that will immediately connect with the listener.
Lost Hollywood is: Ed Friderici: Guitar, Keyboards Rick Ouellette: Vocals Craig Porter: Bass Pete "Dr. Beat" Batchelar: Drums
Ed: Writing and recording these songs has been a labor of love and an incredible learning experience. I’d like to thank my family – Jen, Emma, Mom and Dad. Special shout out to Warren Amerman at Rotary Records (for making us sound great!). Many thanks to Dan Moskey, Shawn Norris, all my friends and family and of course my bandmates Pete [the “co-founder”] Port and Ricky.
Rick: Finally I have great music for you to listen to! The people that have tolerated and blessed me over the years must share this accomplishment as their own. Mom, Dad, Janice, Jacob, Joey, Allie. My brother Moto Joe and wife Shannon. Shaker Farm the Staff and customers. A special thanks to Dave P- his support got me through my life's up and downs. My inspiration is many including Tony Bennett, David Lee Roth, Ted Templeman and all at Warner Brother's records. The boyz in the band and too many friends to list. But most of all I owe it to God’s grace, patience, tolerance and will. Thank you everyone.
Craig thanks his family, Suzi, Katie and Kyla for putting up with the missed times when me and the boys were playing all night; Mom, Dad, Jenn, Scott & Sharon; The Smith Family and Eric Schwab for starting me down this path and especially Shawn Norris for his patience, knowledge and friendship. Thanks to all my friends for coming out to see and support us through the years (you know who you are!) Finally, thanks to my band of brothers, Pete, Ed and Ricky. "Through the laughter, through the tears, we shared our hopes, we shared our fears."
Pete would like to thank: Jen, Ellie, Kate, and Luke for their unwavering support and understanding. Thanks for providing the sunshine in my life. Thanks to Mom & Dad for that first drum set and the patience to let me bang away on it for hours on end and to Scott & Chris - listening to Kiss albums in Ronnie Hawthorne’s basement started it all. Thanks to all those musicians who came before, inspired us, and made us feel true emotion by providing the soundtrack to our lives, including CT drum legend Joey Aparo, who never takes a night off behind that kit and always feels and plays every note every time: “If you can’t sing it, you can’t play it!” Finally, to THE band, you guys are incredible and often make me feel like a spectator in the crowd watching his favorite band create art in song, and for that, I thank you.