Hello Gateway fans and happy New Year! This coming year is going to be huge for our band in a number of ways. First, we are going to be playing our first live shows at the ESM pops concert (TBD), Bounce'N'Play idol (TBD), and we may possibly open up for a friend of Mike's band (TBD). Also, we will be releasing our first LP independently this spring or summer. Some of the tracks will be: "Lies", "Let You Go", "His Majesty", "Dead End", "Broken", "Outcast" and "A Moment to Forget". Also, both myself and Bryan B. will be releasing solo albums at some point this year. Mine will probably contain some jazz, blues, pop punk, classic rock and instrumental rock/shredding, whereas Bryan B.'s will probably consist of some stoner rock, punk, alternative, and experimental rock. So it's gonna be a busy year.
P.S. - "whereas Bryan B.'s will probably consist of some stoner rock, punk, alternative, and experimental rock" - don't forget the likely possibility of a dubstep track. Just because. :)
Also, "His Majesty" and "Lies" are in the process of being re-recorded for our first LP.
Our E.P. recording of "His Majesty" has 75 plays on soundcloud, an acheivement for us!! Apparently, this is our "hit" from the E.P., and it will be rerecorded for our full length debut to make it twice as good. We need more people to listen to our E.P. and single though, and maybe give us some feedback on them. That's all for now.
Can't wait for the new single "Dead End" being released on Wednesday, 11/30/11. It's goning to be aesome, and as Bryan F. said it will be available for free download and listening here on the blog, on Soundcloud, and for listening on Ultimate-Guitar.com, although the player is a bit flaky.
Hi everyone it's been a while so I figured I'd give a status update. First of all, hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We are probably going to rehearse tomorrow, if possible, and perhaps record "Broken" or "Outcast". Don't forget, "Dead End" drops on 11/30/11. It'll be posted on UG and soundcloud, available for download and play. With luck, our first LP will be done by spring 2012. That's all for now.
P.S.- don't forget to follow Gateway's official twitter account, @GatewayB_B_M_K, as well as Bryan B.'s official account, @ThisIsBryanB, and Bryan F.'s official account, @BryanFmusician
We are having some difficulties with Twitter. It is experiencing a few glitches with "Followers" and "Following". The "Twitter Feed"s in the lower right of the blog are having a few problems as well, they may not appear at the start of opening the blog. Try refreshing.
The "Long Island Idol" at the Bounce 'N Play in Center Moriches has a prize. Recording time in a professional studio and a song is aired on the radio! We must win.
Also, if you've been following @BryanFmusician's twitter (Twitter feed down on lower left along with @ThisIsBryanB and @GatewayB_B_M_K) then you already know we have 3 more songs planned out called "Outcast", "Broken", and "Dead End". Don't expect this to be a second EP, we are either continuing to make a full album or skipping this EP. I expect that it's the first.
Keep on Playing!
P.S. - Did you know that P.S. doesn't stand for "Post Script"? it stands for "Postscriptum", Latin for "Written after".
Hello. I'm still psyched about the E.P. release the other day and I've been trying to figure out my guitar solos for all 3 tracks (I don't actually write solos, they're all improvised on the spot). Yeah, other than that, not much going on, just writing for a solo album in case I ever get recording equipment and waiting for my ZT lunchbox I ordered the other day.
Writing credits from the album:
His Majesty; Bryan Filetto/Mike Pelliccia
Lies; Bryan Burrowes/Bryan Filetto/Mike Pelliccia/Kevin Filetto (L.I. Smalls)
Let You Go; Bryan Filetto/Bryan Burrowes/Mike Pelliccia
I hope you saw that the EP posted in the "Post Release Post" was a Deluxe Edition with a Rebirth Version of Let You Go. Download links are also available in SoundCloud in bottom left of this blog, or at this link:
Keep on Playing!
P.S. - L.I. Smalls is a great drummer, but I have to take credit for the drums on Let You Go and Let You Go (Rebirth Version), we hired L.I. after these tracks were recorded and I played the drums on those songs.
Let You Go - EP is finally being released! I'm putting on the final touches as I'm typing this.
In other unrelated news about myself, I will be creating my own experimental guitar solo album in January, so I'll keep you updated on that. Also, I got a personal Twitter, so There's now 2 live Twitter feeds.
Sorry for the inconvenience, if we have any fans reading this, but the laptop troubles have been resolved and we want to release our original 3 song EP. This will be dine by next Monday, no questions asked.
Oh, we also have to RERECORD Let You Go, unless we find my flash drive.
Hello Gateway fans! Its been a while since I last blogged and just wanted to put you up to speed. Bryan got his new laptop last week and we tried to record but Audacity was being uncooperative, so we rehearsed instead. It's really coming together! I'm gonna have a busy rest of the week, so releasing the album on the 31st is out of the picture, but lucky for us we're off Tuesday and Friday next week so maybe we'll accomplish something. Last but not least, don't forget to tell your friends to "follow" us on Twitter or "like" us on Facebook. That's all but I'll keep you updated (via Twiiter and on here).
We have added a "Follow" button for our twitter page. Now you can follow us! Bryan F. is going to post more on Twitter, like I post more on here.
Concerning the EP...
My laptop is still broken and it won't be fixed any time soon. we are simply going to release a double-sided single called Let You Go - Single. It will feature Let You Go on the A-side and His Majesty on the B-side.
Had a very productive rehearsal yesterday. We worked out some songs that will be featured on the E.P., such as Lies, Let You Go and His Majesty, as well one song that won't be on the E.P., Dead End. They all sound amazing in a full band setting, and all include insane guitar solos by me. Bryan's computer isnt working, so Lies remains unfinished, but we will most likely be able to finish it by the 31st, assuming Bryan gets his computer fixed. That's all for now.
The EP, Let You Go, will be released on October 31st, Halloween, as you saw from the last post. However...
We promised you three songs, if I haven't said them before, the they're Let You Go, His Majesty, and This is a Song. But, This is a Song was never finished, has no lyrics, no verse, etc. Therefore, we are releasing a song we wrote a while ago for a different band, the song being called Lies. It takes on a more heavy, punk rock approach than to other 2 songs.
Now the setlist for the Let You Go - EP is:
01: His Majesty
03: Let You Go
Keep on Playing!
P.S. - Wrote this at the school library, don't tell anyone!
Hey it's Bryan F. here. Just got access to blogger so now I can post too. Work on This Is a Song started, and we have guitar and bass complete, and I am in the process of a rewrite of Lies. Not much going on and I probably won't post again for a while, with school, marching band, guitar ensemble etc. You get the point.
Started writing 2 songs, only 1 with a name, called This is a Song. The other song will be very fast paced, funky metal kind of style with some pretty awesome basslines. This is a Song will be a more Prog metal/Punk song.
Guess what? Gateway Official Blog is now compatible with smartphones and will now display a mobile version of the blog. Of course, to see things on the sidebar over there --> you need to see it from a desktop/laptop computer.
Changed the blog around more, starting to have fun with it. (Leave me more comments!)
You may have noticed link to our accounts on ultimateguitar.com.If you go to them, you'll usually find Gateway songs in the process of being written. Sometimes we'll start a song, not finish it right away, and post it for you. Sometimes we write a short piece and post it for fun.
Gateway also has a link, for the official band page, and when we have a full album, music will be posted there. (We've only got one song totally done so far. :3)
So far, I am the only one who has anything up on the profile, but there will be more to come.
Keep on playing!
P.S. - Notice the slideshow? Took me 4EVA to figure out how to get that working!
You might have noticed some aesthetic changes to the site. Such as different colors, or words, or thing of that nature. Let us know what you think in the comments. (You do not need an account to comment, however it will show up as Anonymous)
Actually, We're still playing with the new interface. :3 If you go to http://profile.ultimateguitar.com/gateway01/You'll see a small portion of a Gateway song in the works and an instrumental song written and performed by Bryan Burrowes, all with a single guitar.
Gateway has been reformed! But with a few...changes.
During our hiatus, Bryan, Bryan, and L.I. formed a separate band called Radiochain. (radiochain.blogspot.com) This band MAY continue. (Bryan F. plays bass/lead guitar, Bryan B. plays guitar/vocals, L.I. on drums.)
We're still searching for recording equipment, so no music for at least a few weeks.
We've also switched a few roles, since we're obviously oh so talented like that. bryan F. is still on guitar and Mike is still on bass, but Bryan B. (me) now plays the drums and Bryan F. and I share the vocals.
We'll post some music within a few weeks of now! (Hint: maybe 2 covers! :D)
We aren't actually doing a cover of "Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)" The poll was simply for perspective, to see what our viewers want. Don't worry, we'll post this poll again in the distant future.
We decided we need a new logo. Our old one isn't that great and not many famous bands have images for logos. We created a few new logos and we want our fans to choose, considering we like them all! The images are on our Facebook page at the link below or go straight to the images by clicking the link in this post. Thanks!!!
Please take a vote on the poll to the left. We will be doing a cover of a song, but we can't decide. Please help us decide by voting on the poll to the left. You may select more than one answer. If the song you're thinking of isn't on the list, leave a comment on this post telling us and vote "I Left a Comment on the Post" on the poll. Thanks!
We decided to release the songs as an album rather than an EP, so it may take a while longer. Also, we've decided to make "Different" a small rock opera, kind of like American Eulogy by Green Day, only 2 or 3 parts to it. The second part will be called "Dove" and we haven't written a third yet.
This is only a demo, and only with guitar & vocals, but we should have the full version by tomorrow if there are no...intrusions. This is our first song called Guts (To Ask Her Out). (By the way, music posting isn't supported by Blogger, so it's on my Facebook page. There's a link below the posts. It is posted under the page's videos. Thx!)
If you're seeing this, congratulations! Now that thats over, the band is finally toghether! After many tales of how we became Gateway far to involved to go into now, we are now recording on Mike's iPod. (No, you do not need to know who Mike is.)