Friday, September 20, 2013

Ellen Foley Goes National with About Time - November 5th!

Female rocker Ellen Foley is best known as the powerhouse voice behind Meat Loaf’s multi-platinum 1977 legendary duet, ”Paradise by the Dashboard Light,“ but after a 30-year hiatus from the music industry, she is releasing an electrifying new album aptly titled, About Time. It’s her first solo album since the 1983 release Another Breath via Cleveland International Records, a division of Epic Records. About Time will be released on her own imprint, Urban Noise, on November 5th, in collaboration with the newly launched Sands Foley Entertainment - a management and marketing company started by label veterans Sheri Sands and Paul Foley.


With production from Eric Ambel of the legendary roots rock band The Del-Lords paired with the dynamic songwriting of Paul Foglino from the cult favorite 5 Chinese Brothers, About Time finds Foley in top form. Her unmistakable powerhouse vocals meld beautifully with the edgy, guitar-driven compositions that are nostalgic yet fresh-certifying her reign as a veteran in power pop world while pronouncing her readmission on classic rock grounds. The transfixing choruses that she delivers are unrelenting.


“It’s important for me to release a new record at this point in time, ” says Foley. I feel really powerful vocally, and the songs Paul Foglino has written fit so well. They have a real integrity that increases my legitimacy as an artist. In terms of making records now vs 30 years ago, I have to say it’s intimidating. The digital, the social network is something I need to dive into head first. And be surrounded with people who understand it all. Which, thankfully, I do, she adds.”


“I am excited to be working with Ellen again. I had the pleasure of working with her many years ago at CBS Records and after all this time, she still rocks,” says  Sheri Sands. “There’s been many changes in music over this time, adds Paul Foley (no relation), but Ellen’s great rock n roll voice is as strong as ever. We’re honored to be representing her.”


Ellen’s dossier includes a string of credits, from music to film and theatre. She received several gold records and awards for her three solo albums recorded on Epic Records (Night Out, Spirit of St. Louis, Another Breath), which were produced by high profile rock legends such as Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, and Mick Jones and Joe Strummer of The Clash. She was the inspiration for The Clash’s ”Should I Stay, or Should I Go,”  and has sung backup on  Joe Jackson’s (“Is She Really Going Out With Him?” Steppin’ Out” and “Sunday Papers”). Foley also taught at the School of Rock, the foundation for Jack Black’s 2003 film of the same title.


During her so-called “hiatus,” she raised two incredible sons (now 23 and 19), and found success on the big screen and the stage with featured roles in the films “Hair,”Tootsie,”Fatal Attraction,”Married to the Mob,” and “Cocktail” - and leading roles on Broadway in ”Me and My Girl,” ” Into The Woods.” She also played a public defender in the TV series ”Night Court,” and was a host on the


Early reviews for About TIme:

“Her big booming voice remains intact and is still a formidable instrument. She is also very much still a rock and roll woman!” Seattle P.I.


“It’s not especially common for artists to make their best albums three and a half decades down the line. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what Ellen Foley seems to have done with About Time.” Critical Mob


“Ellen Foley’s return to recording is a fantastic thing to behold. About Time indeed! Eric Ambel, producer


“Singer-Actress (and Clash/Meat Loaf partner) Ellen Foley Returns!” Blurt