Fan-filmed video of Tom Keifer‘s June 18 efficiency on the Blue Word in Harrison, Ohio will be seen under.
Keifer‘s story begins because the singer-songwriter, guitarist and entrance man of laborious rock heavyweights CINDERELLA. His signature voice, guitar and bluesy, no-B.S. arena-shaking songwriting, performed an integral position in transferring data to the tune of 15 million worldwide. Tom Keifer is having fun with continued success recording and touring with #keiferband — Tom Keifer, Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope and Kory Myers — releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums, “The Approach Life Goes” and “Rise”.
“Rise”, launched September 13, 2019 on Cleopatra Data, options the rousing, rollicking rock singles “The Loss of life Of Me” and “Hype”. Each singles landed within the Billboard Mainstream Rock High 40. Keifer‘s deep-seated roots shine by to the very core on “Rise”, one thing that was embedded on the very coronary heart of his music created through the multiplatinum CINDERELLA days.
“When this band got here collectively, all of us felt a bit like damaged souls, every with our personal distinctive story,” Tom defined. “In the event you ask anybody within the band, they’d all say this band got here alongside at simply the correct time. Each human who walks this planet faces challenges and excessive adversity they’ve to beat. As a band, we really feel lucky to have the ability to face these issues collectively. There’s a piece of each band member within the ‘The Loss of life Of Me’ in addition to all through the complete ‘Rise’ album.”
The frequent thread to every tune on “Rise” is the intuitive interaction between every member of #keiferband, a good however free collective that is spent the previous few years on the street honing their reside craft collectively. “Rise” is the studio-bred equal of a band simply now realizing the complete scope of its powers.
“We had been attempting to seize the sensation of what folks have witnessed reside with this band,” Keifer defined. “There’s an off-the-rails, actual reside really feel to ‘Rise’ — and that is what we had been going for. It reveals an actual type of angst and reckless abandon that we tried to not polish an excessive amount of. And once we pull it again on the ballads, it is extra concerning the emotion, the soul, and making folks really feel one thing otherwise.”
“To me, the proper rock and roll report is completely fucked up,” Keifer stated with a hearty chortle. “You attempt to make every report attention-grabbing and completely different. I do not ever need to make the identical report twice, though there is a frequent thread between them. Every part does not need to be completely in place, however there’s a steadiness you attempt to strike. Generally there could also be one thing about it that is technically not ‘proper,’ however there is a vibe, an power and an angle to it that I all the time attempt to protect.”
This previous March, Keifer stated that he was “not ready” for final yr’s passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. Jeff was discovered lifeless by his spouse, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on July 14, 2021 inside his condominium in Nashville. He was 58 years previous.
“I’ve gotta let you know, you are by no means actually prepared for that type of loss; you are not ready to listen to that type of factor,” Keifer informed SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. “And everybody remains to be attempting to grieve and course of it. It is an emotional subject. Jeff was simply such a passionate, superb individual, musician, human. He had an enormous coronary heart. And it was a tricky one, man. It nonetheless is, for everyone.”
Tom continued: “Jeff and I had a very good relationship all through out profession. Clearly, in bands there’s occasions when you may have variations; that is a part of being in a band. It is true what folks say about bands — that they are like a household, however, truthfully, it is like that and much more intense, as a result of there’s so many alternative sides that inform the dynamics between bands; every little thing from enterprise to creativity and every little thing in between. However regardless of any variations that we have had over time, and the band on the whole, as I’ve all the time stated, we have by no means aired something like that.
“Jeff and I had an awesome relationship,” Keifer repeated. “I cherished Jeff — I actually did — and have so many nice recollections of our journey collectively. He was superb, and never simply what he contributed to the music. Jeff had such an awesome humorousness, and a few of my favourite recollections with Jeff are simply type of slicing up collectively on the bus. We had been each huge film followers and will quote just about all our favourite motion pictures. And we might sit within the entrance lounge and quote ‘Arthur’ and ‘The Huge Lebowski’ and ‘Caddyshack’. He was only a actually passionate, actually enjoyable man to be round, and clearly, an incredible performer. He was an enormous a part of CINDERELLA.
“Like I stated, you are by no means prepared for that. And everybody is absolutely truthfully… I am in contact with Eric [Brittingham, bass] and Fred [Coury, drums] commonly — all people near him — and we’re nonetheless attempting to course of it. We actually are.”
Though CINDERELLA hasn’t launched a brand new studio album since 1994’s “Nonetheless Climbing”, the band began enjoying sporadic reveals once more in 2010 however has been largely inactive for the previous few years whereas Keifer targeted on his solo profession.