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October 1, 2003: "Pheonix" Scores Opening Spot for Leon Russell Concert
New material from The Vertikals has spiced up the powerful sound of "Pheonix", roadhouse blues rocker. The new songs have been so well received that the singer has landed opening act status for Leon Russell, and two recording offers have come her way. Kudos to The Vertikals for a quick turn-a-round on the music and more importantly, a quick turn-a-round for her career. Pheonix would now like The Vertikals to possibly sing and play with the band on her recordings of Vertikals songs. Pre-production will start in November. For those who have heard that The Vertikals have no interest in performing live.... let's wait and see!
September 8, 2003: "Phoenix", Female Roadhouse Blues Siren Signs Up Vertikals Songs
Pheonix, a veteran female roadhouse blues rocker from Newport Beach, CA, has commissioned The Vertikals to write songs for her up-coming live concerts. A Southern California main stay for the past 20 years, Pheonix (as she's known) has been doing opening act duties for a number of top-rated acts. She is now searching for a record deal. Due to fan cheers on her emotional blues vocal delivery, her audience has been screaming for her to do an albumn. She fell in love with The Vertikals' CD "Skyward" and asked that they write her some songs. The Vertikals said, "Sure!" , forming an immediate bond with someone they say is one of the best singers they've heard in Southern California. Vertikals currently in the studio cutting demos for her show.
9, 2003 - Xenia and The Vertikals
Orlando convention center was packed and people were lined up outside
for hours to get a glimpse of their favorite star. Xenia and The Vertikals
may consider doing other Sci-Fi shows after she completes an upcoming
movie scheduled to shoot in late Spring, early Summer, and certainly
after she records her next batch of songs with The Vertikals.
- Skyward" CD Review
December 9, 2002 - Lexx Star To Release First CD Single
Laguna Niguel, CA: Xenia Seeberg, star of the hit TV series Lexx, has just completed the finishing touches to her new, soon-to-be-released CD single entitled Send Him My Love. (Click here to listen to music sample and Lyrics) This song is one of many that Xenias planning to record with Southern California singers/songwriters The Vertikals. These boys have achieved legendary status by working side-by-side with Rocks royalty since the onset of their careers (Check Biography at www.vertikals.com). Xenia met the guys last spring and was fascinated with their melodies, lyrics and sound. The second track of her CD single is an unusual and creative re-working of the classic Doors hit Love Me Two Times. Xenia says The Vertikals are like my brothers, funny and crazy to hang out with, but truly its their music that touches me so deeply inside. Xenia will record the next two tracks with The Vertikals towards her up-coming album next month following the release of her single due out in late January 2003.
October 21, 2002 - Xenia Seeberg's Voice - Born for Rock-n-Roll
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July 10, 2002 - Xenia Seeberg's "Vertikal" Launch into Rock-n-Roll
Xenia Seeberg, star of Lexx (a hit TV series on the cable Sci-Fi channel) has commissioned The Vertikals to write and produce two new songs for her upcoming CD. Xenia, a fan of Vertikals music, heard their new song entitled "Send Him My Love" and immediately asked that it be included on her new CD to be released later this summer. The Vertikals happily agreed and pre-production started the very next week. According to The Vertikals, "Xenia's smokey and sensual voice is perfect for the song. Her emotion, passion and soulful energy should deliver an excellent performance for the track!"
July 3, 2002 - Love and Prayers to the Kirsch Family
Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go to our musician brother, Randell Kirsch and his family, on the passing of their daughter, Brianica. Their loss has touched us all and made everyone realize how important our time is here together as friends and family. To honor Brianica, donations can be sent to: SECOND CHANCE CANCER FUND, P.O. Box 73008, San Clemente, CA, 92673.
June 14, 2002 - VareseSarabande To License Vertikals "Barbara Ann"
VareseSarabande, a rock-n-roll retrospective label, has released a 35-year anthology of the legendary masked surfer Dean Torrence of "Jan & Dean." The album contains material exclusively from Dean (with a little help from his friends) and was recorded after Jan's tragic accident in 1966 all the way to the present day. One highlighted track is Dean's 2002 performance with The Vertikals (long-time friends and former band members). This Pop-Reggae version rings in such originality we can honestly say "It's nothing like you've ever heard before!" For more on Dean and VareseSarabande, go to www.varesesarabande.com.
May 20, 2002 - Vertikals Release "Skyward"
long awaited debut release by The Vertikals (Jim Alquist and James Armstrong)
has finally arrived. Their first album, "Skyward", contains
a collection of Power-Pop songs flavored with seasonings from their
historic and colorful past (working with "Jan & Dean",
"The Beach Boys" and "The Turtles" - see Vertikals
biography.) Song line up includes sing-a-longs like "Baby
Run" and "I Know" which get you ready for
rockers like "Girlfriend" and "Drive."
One tasteful highlight is the current Pop-Reggae version of the classic
"Barbara Ann" (lead vocal sung by the legendary Dean Torrence
of "Jan & Dean") which should not be missed. "Skyward"
is available at our online