During 1999, HARLAN CAGE keyboardist Roger Scott Craig assembled a new line-up of musicians under the banner 101 SOUTH. This project brought together many talented individuals, all seasoned and well-travelled veterans of the L.A. session scene.
Joining Roger in the band were much sought after session vocalist Gregory Lynn Hall, guitarist Mike Turner, bassist Chris Julian and drummer Hans Geiger. When we compare 101 SOUTH to HARLAN CAGE, there are many similarities, but one thing stands out: the vocal prowess of Hall. He is like a stand-in for Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER) and Christian vocal hero Bob Carlisle (ex ALLIES) with his own style and distinction. The trademark keyboard work of Craig is ever present, while the songs mix all-out melodic power with delicate ballads. A compelling combination which just has to be heard.
Memorable moments such as the surging AOR of 'Nowhere To Run' and 'Your Razor Is Sharp' (surely 'Dearborn Station' Part 2) and the soaring vocals Gregory Lynn Hall on "We took the wrong road" stand out among a collection of superior tracks on the album “101 South” from the year 2000.
Two years later, and 101 SOUTH return with their sophomore release 'Roll Of The Dice' with another dose of pure timeless 'Class Rock'- great songs and incredible passion. Joining the band this time around is HARLAN CAGE cohort Billy Liesegang, giving 101 SOUTH even more guitar fuel.
Following hot on the heels of the predecessors, Roger Scott Craig and friends now deliver a new helping of melodic rock entitled “No U Turn” that will surely have you reaching blindly for your nearest credit card! Gregory Lynn Hall once again takes over the vocal job whilst Craig himself performs both vocals and keyboards. Singer Chris Thompson (MANFRED MANN) is guesting on the track “Blue Skies” whereas the guitar credits go to Billy Liesegang (NINA HAGEN a.o.), Ian Bairnson (ALAN PARSONS PROJECT) and David Pasillas.
Tracklist: 1. When You're In Love, 2. All In The Game, 3. Lonely Heart, 4. What Are You Gonna Do Anyway, 5. End Of The Game, 6. From What You Know Now, 7. Yesterday Is Gone, 8. Take Me Home, 9. Don't Tell Me It's Over, 10. Blue Skies
Gregory Lynn Hall – vocals
Roger Scott Craig – keyboards/ vocals
Chris Thompson - vocals on 'Blue Skies'
Guitars: Billy Liesegang, Ian Bairnson and David Pasillas
Bass: Jimmy Turner
Drums: Hans Geiger
Sax solo on 'Blue Skies' - Alan Kroll, Aka 'The Sax Therapist'
No U-Turn (2009)
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