Zadra to release debut album “Guiding Star” on February 18th 2022

Zadra Guiding Star cover
Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to welcome Zadra to the roster. Zadra is a continuation of the label’s relationship with the talented guitarist/vocalist August Zadra, who the label has worked with as a member of Waiting For Monday and Dennis DeYoung’s band. Zadra’s debut album, “Guiding Star”, which will be released on February 18th, 2022, is the start of a new band centered around the talents of August, a Los Angeles based singer and guitarist.

“Guiding Star” is a compelling collection of hard hitting rock songs and ballads that feature August’s powerful and emotional vocals as well as his fiery guitar playing. The album was produced by the multi-talented Alessandro Del Vecchio and features a slew of talented contributors. Del Vecchio handles bass, keyboards, and backing vocals (and contributes some rhythm guitar to “Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down“) and Jelly Cardarelli plays drums. Additionally, Jeff Scott Soto (background vocals, plus a songwriting contribution on “Take My Hand“), Dennis DeYoung (keyboard solo on “Take My Hand”), Jimmy Leahey (acoustic guitars on “A Matter of Yesterday”), Andrea Seveso (additional rhythm guitars on “Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down”), and Martin Jepsen Andersen (who contributed to the songwriting and additional rhythm guitars on “Escape the Rain”) all appear. Guillermo De Medio, Pete Alpenborg, and Jan Akesson all contributed to the songwriting and added additional keyboards as well.

August Zadra is best known for his touring and recording as a member of Dennis DeYoung’s solo band since 2010. August has also written, recorded, or performed with several esteemed and much loved artists over the years including Jeff Scott Soto, Nuno Bettencourt, Robin Zander, Jim Peterik, and more. In 2020, the band he formed with vocalist Rudy Cardenas, Waiting For Monday, released their critically acclaimed debut album on the Frontiers label. Also in 2020 and in 2021, he contributed backing vocals and guitars to Dennis DeYoung’s highly praised final studio albums, “26 East, Vol. 1” and “26 East, Vol. 2”, respectively. His passionate, high energy performances have been admired by fans, press, and other musicians around the world.  His joyful spirit and love of music are infectiously entertaining and delivered with a balance of flash and substance.

Pre-order & pre-save “Guiding Star” on CD, LP & Digital here.

1. Come Together
2. Nothing More to Say
3. Ship of Fools
4. Come Back to Me
5. Escape The Rain
6. A Matter of Yesterday
7. I’ll Meet You in Heaven
8. Take My Hand
9. Dream of You
10. Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down
11. Rise From The Fire

August Zadra - Vocals, backing vocals, guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Bass, keyboards, backing vocals, additional rhythm guitars on “Won’t Let Your  Love Take Me Down”
Jelly Cardarelli - Drums
Jeff Scott Soto – Backing vocals on all songs except “Come Back to Me”
Dennis DeYoung – Keyboard solo on “Take My Hand”
Jimmy Leahey – Acoustic guitars on “A Matter of Yesterday”
Andrea Seveso - Additional rhythm guitars on “Won’t Let Your Love Take Me Down”
Martin Jepsen Andersen - additional rhythm guitars on “Escape The Rain”
Additional keyboards by Guillermo De Medio, Pete Alpenborg, and Jan Akesson