Kelly Keeling and Marty Paris make big tunes with their friends, Including performances from well known artists such as Don Dokken, Carmine Appice, George Lynch & Shane Gaalaas, Erik Norlander and Al Pitrelli.
What people are saying about End of Ride
"Marty Paris and Kelly Keeling are seasoned campaigners who have between them worked with some pretty illustrious names from the rock world. Paris Keeling is their own very impressive rock band, and shows them as fine producers of music in their own right." - Classic Rock Society, UK
"This is what happens when great musicians make music together. Check it out!" Derric Miller -Hard Rock Haven
"The new Eagles coming from the neurotic New York City? Why not? The cards are in order, really. Their brilliant debut album, "End Of Ride", is a favorite of mine... An impressive album, believe me, that enlights the future of popular music. From 1 to 10 this is a 9.... Don’t miss Paris Keeling." Radio Basile
"The musical brilliance that Marty Paris and Kelly Keeling have created with this debut release will give you goosebumps. You absolutely will not be disappointed. I strongly encourage all melodic rock fans to pick this one up. - DRP / All Access Magazine
End of Ride Revisited by Paris Keeling features guest appearances by rock royalty George Lynch, Don Dokken, Carmine Appice, Al Pitrelli, Erik Norlander, and Shane Gaalaas. The core band consists of Marty Paris on guitars and Kelly Keeling on vocals along with bassist Rick Van Benschoten, cellist Matt Goeke, and drummer Gintas Janusonis. With 16 tunes running the gamut from heartfelt powerhouse ballads to blazing in-your face uptempo songs, End of Ride Revisited is a melodic rock lover's dream. Includes bonus tracks and the popular rendition of ELO's tune "Telephone Line".
Kelly Keeling, co-founder of Paris Keeling and the band's lead vocalist, commenced his career in music over 25 years ago at the age of 14. In 1990, he joined the rock band Baton Rouge as a vocalist and guitar player, and shortly thereafter the band was signed by Atlantic Records. Their album Shake Your Soul was released followed by Lights Out on the Playground a year later. That same year, Keeling was involved with his first platinum album, Alice Cooper’s Hey Stoopid, co-writing the song "Snakebite". In addition to Alice Cooper, Keeling has recorded, performed and/or toured with such distinguished musicians as Roger Daltrey, Don Dokken, George Lynch, Yngwie Malmsteen, Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, Tony Franklin, Denny Laine, John Norum, Erik Norlander, Stuart Smith, and Michael Schenker. In 2005, Keeling released his first solo album Giving Sight to the Eye. He contributed to the Michael Schenker Group’s 25th anniversary CD Tales Of Rock & Roll and performed as lead vocalist on the debut Screamin' Lords CD Long Live Me. Keeling also toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 2006 and 2007 as a lead vocalist.
Marty Paris, co-founder of Paris Keeling and featured guitarist, is best known for creating the Skulls Project - a collaboration of independent musicians in Hoboken, New Jersey. Their last project First Rites, was released in 2005 and several of the tracks on Paris Keeling's End of Ride Revisited including "Color Blind" and "Tears of Heaven" have their roots in that project. He also was a member of the band Pamlico Sounds dating back to the 80’s. Not only was Paris instrumental in creating Paris Keeling and in his roles as Executive Producer and writer/co-writer of 8 tracks, but much of End of Ride Revisited comes from his vision. Most of the album was recorded at Paris' Studio 55 in North Carolina.
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