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Kitt Wakeley featuring Nuno Bettencourt – single “Paganini’s Storm” & visualizer released today

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Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning composer, arranger, producer, and keyboardist Kitt Wakeley released “Paganini’s Storm,” the new single from his star-studded orchestral rock album Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm.

A tour de force featuring blistering guitar work from Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), sweeping strings from the London Symphony Orchestra (John Williams, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli), and the angelic London Voices choir (Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, the Hunger Games series), “Paganini’s Storm” is available at all major DSPs (click HERE).

A visualizer of the track can be viewed HERE

Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm will be released on April 17th from Studio Seven Media (pre-save the album HERE).

Wakeley said, “I’m very deliberate about the guitarists that I choose for my tracks. Each song that I write warrants a different style and vibe, so it’s important for me to select the right guitarist to amplify the sound that I’m trying to achieve.

Nuno was the perfect choice for ‘Paganini’s Storm,’ and he was amazing. I was fortunate to have him on three different tracks (‘Requiem of the Fallen,’ ‘No Apologies,’ and ‘Paganini’s Storm’) for this record and he brought them to a whole new level.

Bettencourt said, “I’ve had the pleasure of performing on other tracks for Kitt, but ‘Paganini’s Storm’ was definitely a journey I had yet to take on my instrument. I’ve always had classical and (Yngwie) Malmsteen influences in my playing, but this made me stretch, which was really fun.”

Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm is led by the Billboard chart-topping Wakeley on keyboards and features a stellar lineup including guitar legend Joe SatrianiNita Strauss (Demi Lovato, Alice Cooper), Orianthi (Alice Cooper, Richie Sambora, RSO),  Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar, Joe Satriani), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra, and the Macedonian Choir, plus the aforementioned Bettencourt, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices, and more. 

In February, Kitt released a reimagining of the Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway to Heaven” featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, and London Voices.

Stairway to Heaven” is available for purchase HERE and a visualizer can be viewed HERE

The album’s debut single “MVP” featuring Strauss and Aronoff was released in the fall. It can be purchased HERE and click HERE for a visualizer of “MVP.”

Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm Track List:

  • “All Things Sacred” featuring Joe Satriani and Kenny Aronoff ~
  • “MVP” featuring Nita Strauss and Kenny Aronoff * (click HERE for visualizer)
  • “Paganini’s Storm” featuring Nuno Bettencourt ~ (click HERE for visualizer)
  • “Amadeus” featuring Joe Satriani ^
  • “Stairway to Heaven” featuring Orianthi ~ (click HERE for visualizer)
  • “Closure” featuring Nita Strauss and Kenny Aronoff *
  • “Requiem” featuring Nuno Bettencourt ^
  • “You Gave Me Wings” featuring Joe Satriani ^
  • “No Apologies” featuring Nuno Bettencourt ^
  • “We Will Rock You” ~
  • “All Things Sacred” (Reprise) featuring Joe Satriani and Kenny Aronoff ~

~ with the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices

^ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Voices

with the Macedonian Orchestra and Macedonian Choir

Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, FAME Studios in Macedonia, and L.A.’s EastWest Studios. The album was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by three-time Grammy Award winner Tre Nagella (Lady Gaga, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg) at Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas. Additional musicians featured on the album include guitarists Jay Gleason and João Miguel, drummer Brent Berry, bassist Ryan Miller, pianist Starr Parodi, and vocalist Marcelo Vieria.

Wakeley’s previous orchestral rock release, Symphony of Sinners & Saints (Vol. 1), released in May 2021. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Albums” and “Classical Crossover Albums” charts and, with its singles, six more Billboard charts that week. Three of the album’s singles, “Conflicted,” “Sinners and Saints,” and “Forgive Me” all hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” chart and top 20 positions on various Billboard charts.  

Wakeley’s most recent album, 2021’s An Adoption Story, received a “Best Classical Compendium” GRAMMY Award® on February 5. An Adoption Story is Kitt’s personal musical voyage that explores his time in the foster care system as a young child where he was separated from his half-sister, Tasha, his subsequent adoption into a loving family, reuniting with Tasha decades later, and to the present, where Kitt and his wife Melissa adopted three siblings.

For more information, visit www.kittwakeley.com

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/KittWakeley

Website: https://www.kittwakeley.com/

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