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Classical Blast is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. We’re classically trained musicians who love to rock… we’re rock musicians who love all kinds of music! We believe music has no boundaries. We also believe in the power of the arts to inspire, to educate, to uplift, to effect change, even to heal. We use our spare time to teach or to perform at hospitals to help positively change the energy for those dealing with illness. We apply these concepts to our live shows by performing whatever we enjoy playing. Who says we have to stick with one genre?

Classical Blast blurs musical lines, melding classical music into classic rock hits or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics. From Bach to classic rock to metal to pop, we hope you’ll find our approach to music a refreshing change. It’s the past, present & future all brought together in perfect harmony! An evening with Classical Blast is a total blast for any age! Join us for the ride...

Got your CD yesterday… two words:  Ah Mazing! OMG, I need to order more! First time I’ve been at the very beginning of what is sure to be a success story!

Kay Cammon

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Dark Side of the Yule

 

A great Christmas album is the perfect holiday gift, whether as a stocking stuffer, grab bag or simply to impress your friends. Our new Christmas album won’t fail to impress. In fact, it just might be the most unique holiday album ever! Not only is “Dark Side of the Yule" uniquely Classical Blast— mashing famed classic rock songs with traditional holiday music— it also features Chicago celebrity vocalists who bring their signature sound to each beautifully crafted song. From Cathy Richardson’s rock style (Jefferson Starship, Cathy Richardson Band) to Wayne Baker Brooks' classic blues sound to Chris Connelly’s Bowie-esque croon (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Sons of the Silent Age) and more, this is Chicago’s finest vocal talent paired with Classical Blast’s extraordinary arrangements and musicianship. Don’t forget to order gifts for your friends!

Track list:

1. Coventry Carol/ Great Gig in the Sky, ft David Kav, Stephanie Tonnemacher, Cathy Richardson (Traditional/ Pink Floyd)
2. Silent Night/ Sound of Silence, ft Chris Connelly (Traditional/ Paul Simon)
3. Twinkle, ft Stephanie Tonnemacher (original)
4. Fairytale, ft Cathy Richardson & Dave Kelly (The Pogues)
5. Imagine, ft Phillip-Michael Scales (John Lennon)
6. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy/ Enter Sandman, ft David Kav (Tchaikovsky/ Metallica)
7. Carol of the Bells/ Game of Thrones, instrumental (Traditional, RaminDjawadi)
8. River, ft Graham Czach (Traditional/ Joni Mitchell)
9. Pray for Me, ft Wayne Baker Brooks (original)
10. Gabriel’s Message, ft David Kav & Stephanie Tonnemacher (Traditional)
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, instrumental (Traditional)
12. Amazing Grace/ Hallelujah, ft David Kav & Stephanie Tonnemacher (Traditional/ Leonard Cohen)

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Album Release Concert Nov 17 at WIRE!
Celebrate the release of our new album with us and hear it performed live WITH many of the special guests that appear on it! See our Shows page for more details.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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Metamorphosis   Classified
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Metamorphosis CD features these songs:

1.  Immigrant Song/ In the Hall of the Mountain King
2.  In the Air Tonight/ Sarabande
3.  Metamorphosis
4.  Wrapped Around Your Finger/ Pavane
5.  Crazy Train/ Canon in D
6.  Creep/ Cello Suite No. 1/ Ave Maria
7.  Mr. Brightside/ Ode to Joy
8.  Nature’s Way
9.  Us & Them/ Clair de Lune
10. Celtic Crossover (Swallowtail - Tam Lin)
11. Layla
12. Beautiful

BONUS TRACK:
Nights in White Satin/ Greensleeves

 

Classified CD features these songs:

1. The White Room
2. Beautiful Day
3. Dust In the Wind
4. WonderWall
5. Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You/ While My Guitar Gently Weeps
6. Beat It
7. Nothing Else Matters
8. Sweet Child O’ Mine
9. Comfortably Numb
10. Breakfast in America/Stairway to Heaven

Order “Classified” and get a bonus mp3 track of Hotel California. We’ll send you a link to download the track after we receive your order.

Sorry, U.S. sales of CD only.
Digital downloads are available in most countries via Amazon, I-Tunes and other outlets.

Toucan Cove
 

While I've followed ELO Part 2 & The Orchestra since 1992, I've never encountered an opening band that thrilled me in any way close to how they do… Until Classical Blast. You have an amazing amount of talent and vision and I'm in love with Metamorphosis. I cried through the end of Kings Speech which featured that Symphony. It's very powerful and you did something very moving with it.” — Cassie Coburn

 

"You guys rocked out as usual! Perfect opening band for The Orchestra!”
— Harry Klimek

     

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