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
New CD Release: Our Metamorphosis!
It’s been a labor of love, and it’s done! Our new album, entitled “Metamorphosis,” has been officially released! 12 outstanding tracks, plus a bonus track. This is our transition to a whole new level, melding classical music into your favorite classic rock songs AND a couple of original songs too. Order your copy at right, or it’s available on I-Tunes, Amazon and more.
Life is "Beautiful"
Our Metamorphosis album contains 2 original songs, our first to be released. One of these songs, entitled “Beautiful,” was inspired by a few folks we know that have dealt with serious illness. One of these is Chris Krsytyn (above right), a friend of Bill’s. But the song should strike a chord with anyone that has ever had a rough time with any of life’s challenges… illness, personal loss or any number of the struggles we are all presented with. You can hear Bill’s story about the writing of the song on YouTube. Give a listen to Beautiful and let us know what you think. You might be inspired… to inspire someone else! http://youtu.be/vtCNIFAyj3I
CD ReleaseConcert at WIRE!
Performing the song “Beautiful” with Phil Balsano on piano
and guest vocalist Stephanie Tonnemacher
What a GREAT time we had at our recent CD Release Concert at WIRE, with opening act, Swing Forward. Also performing with us were folks that performed or helped us with the CD, including classical guitarist Steve Edwards; vocalist Stephanie Tonnemacher; pianist Phil Balsano; and Celtic dancer MaryKate McNulty. We performed most of the music on our new Metamorphosis CD. Check out our performance of “In The Air Tonight” mashed with Handel’s “Sarabande," with Steve on guitar:
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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
4. Wrapped Around Your Finger/ Pavane
5. Crazy Train/ Canon in
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)
Nights in White Satin/ Greensleeves
Classified CD features these songs:
1. The White Room
2. Beautiful Day
3. Dust In the Wind
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.
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Digital downloads are available in most countries via Amazon, I-Tunes and other outlets.
Go, Cubs, Go!
Holy Cow, the Cubs are in the National League Playoffs! Well heck, after all, it was "predicted" in Back to the Future II that the Cubs would win the series in 2015… And here we are! Whatever happens, we’re wishing the very best of luck to our Chicago Cubbies. Check out our Tribute version of Steve Goodman’s “Go Cubs Go" on Spotify, I-Tunes and other outlets. Go Cubs Go!