Adding some more info on James and Abba!!
I know less than nothing about this kind of music...but James Lomenzo
is a serious musician who has played with some very major bands.
This is a great in depth interview about his career to date!http://www.forbassplayersonly.com/Interviews/James-LoMenzo.html
A bunch of pics:http://www.aphex.com/aphex_ambassador/486/#&panel1-8
Here is an Interview from Romania...at about 6:25 he starts to talk about Mark and their passion for travel. http://www.youtube.com/v/HH-6W8UIuOg?version=3&hl
There was a very nice homepage open yesterday when I started to look but seems to be down now...hopefully it will open back up! Will leave the link up in case it reopens, a very good bio: http://www.jameslomenzo.com/jameslomenzo.com/Bio.html
He also has a production house called Monster House:http://www.jameslomenzo.com/monsterhouse/Who_We_Are.html
There are many YouTube vids of the actual music as well. Mark "Abba" Abbattista
is as MAC said, an attorney and a music manager/producer.
He is listed as President at Abba-Cadaver Music LLC
Beverly Hills, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
...although I believe he is originally from Colorado.
He is currently managing the band HAIL!, which is a cover band of rotating musicians who do worldwide tours featuring the classics of Heavy Metal music. James is the bass guitarist on many of the tours.
Here is a brief Interview with Mark from the Russian tour about why they love to tour and share their music: START at about 1:50 http://www.youtube.com/v/GHm4iF1fvYg?version=3&hl
And here is a lovely interview about a high school visit in Istanbul: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=165004
And...importantly for us, these guys are seriously
well traveled. Their most recent tours includes a nine-city tour in Russia, coincidentally including Moscow
, and a Turkey tour, including Istanbul
, and other areas such as Brazil, Scandanavia, and Lebanon!
I am already loving their passion for their music and for travel!