The Clatter, one of Metro-Detroit's top classic rock bands, is releasing its debut CD, “Name in Lights” at two release parties in February.
Band members include Farmington Hills resident Dennis Zavis on drums and vocals, veteran rock musicians Kim Madeleine of Livonia on guitar and vocals and Lou Wysocki of Detroit on bass and vocals.
The CD's eight original songs are reminiscent of the classic rock music heard in the 1970s and 1980s. A release party will be held at Timberwolf Tavern in Redford Township on Feb. 23.
Recorded at Audio Madness Studios in Warren, the CD took more than a year to complete, in part due to the band’s busy gig schedule and daytime careers.
“We recorded the basic tracks in 2011, but we have been so busy playing at area clubs and in our careers that it took us a little longer to finish then we originally expected,” Zavis said. “It was certainly a different experience than we had in the recording studios back in the 1970s and 80s when we had more time to designate to recording with the various bands we were in at that time.”
Zavis said the songs are a compilation of both individual and group songwriting efforts, and only represent a small portion of available original material the band has written.
“Now that we have this one under our belt, we are looking forward to getting back in the studio to record the follow-up CD,” he said.
The Clatter was founded in 2008 and regularly plays at a variety of Detroit-area music clubs, including John Cowley & Sons in Farmington, the Timberwolf Tavern in Redford, Clancy’s Irish Pub in Clinton Township, The Bar in Milford, Edison’s in Birmingham and the Skybox Bar and Grill in Highland Township, to name a few. For more information on the band and upcoming shows, visit theclatter.net.
Source: The Clatter press release