SCORPIO RECORDING COMPANY presents
ASTRA - LEAD GUITARIST, SINGER-SONGWRITER, COMPOSER
SCORPIO RECORDING COMPANY presents
ASTRA - LEAD GUITARIST, SINGER-SONGWRITER, COMPOSER
SCORPIO RECORDING COMPANY presents ASTRA
LEAD GUITARIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER


 
SCORPIO RECORDING COMPANY presents ASTRA
LEAD GUITARIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER

FOR MEDIA AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES, E-MAIL SCORPIO
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"ASTRA's new songs to inspire people who
love rock, pop, ballads and mood music."

"ASTRA's new songs to inspire people who
love rock, pop, ballads and mood music."

NEWS! Three albums of Astra's brand new music are now available for utilisation by professionals. Contact e-mail address:

NEWS! Two Interviews with Astra on Radio Fréquence Sillé! Hear Astra speaking French! Click here!
These extracts are from Astra's albums on
the SCORPIO RECORDING COMPANY label.

Lead guitarist Astra sings and plays all the instruments you hear: lead and backing vocals, lead, rhythm and bass guitars, percussion and keyboards; catchy rock & pop, ballads and mood music.


 
"ASTRA's albums are a pure marvel - I really love this music. The guitar work is sheer musical audacity - how does she do it!"
Yves Frayssinet, Bandleader & Guitarist, Hors Série Rock Show Band & the Frayssinet Jazz Combo.

"ASTRA's albums are a pure marvel - I really love this music. The guitar work is sheer musical audacity - how does she do it!"
Yves Frayssinet, Bandleader & Guitarist, Hors Série Rock Show Band & the Frayssinet Jazz Combo.



Some extended clips:
"Start the Scene"

Astra - Start the Scene
"There's a Jam Goin' Down..."

Astra - There's a Jam Goin' Down
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THERE'S A JAM GOIN' DOWN...
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"Galactic Shimmer"
An Instrumental Anthology
Astra – Galactic Shimmer – An Instrumental Anthology
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CD OF ASTRA –
GALACTIC SHIMMER –
AN INSTRUMENTAL ANTHOLOGY
CD + P&P Europe
CD + P&P World
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GET YOUR OWN PRE-RELEASE CD
OF ASTRA -
THERE'S A JAM GOIN' DOWN...
CD + P&P Europe
CD + P&P World
Despatched within 3 working days.
GET YOUR OWN PRE-RELEASE
CD OF ASTRA –
GALACTIC SHIMMER –
AN INSTRUMENTAL ANTHOLOGY
CD + P&P Europe
CD + P&P World
Despatched within 3 working days.
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JOURNALISTS' REVIEWS:
"I enjoyed all of your music. Love the guitar work. You got that ax mastered, sister! You bring that voice to some place like where we live - Fort Worth, Texas, official nickname "Cowtown" - and you can step up onto any stage in any cowboy dance hall in the state and become an instant hit."
Click here to read the full review Garry Reed, Author, Freelance Libertarian Journalist, Libertarian News Examiner & Dallas Libertarian Examiner

"Great songs that stay in your mind. Fascinating and moving lyrics, versatility of style."
Nicholas Pirson, D.J., Radio Panach France.

"Astra is a virtuoso lead guitarist."
Laurence Jackson, Journalist, London, England.

"Astra plays supremely good lead guitar. Harmonic-melodic music with irresistible rhythm - a real pleasure to listen to."
Christa Neckermann, Journalist, Bremen, Germany.

"I am very impressed by the high level of musicianship."
Gareth Leslie, Singer/Guitarist, Recording Artist.

"Astra has an outstanding voice."
Ralf Sommermann, Dissen Skurril Stadtfest, Germany.

"How could one not feel moved on hearing Astra's bewitching solos. All put together just right with jazzy-rock ingredients and touches of folk."
Pascal Isch, L'Est Républicain. France.

"A colourful tapestry of sound. Great music."
Wulf Görres, owner, MacLeod's Live Music Club & drummer with the Iain Cusick Band, Drochtersen, Germany.

"Very enjoyable; lots of rhythm, melody, harmony and élan."
Peter Koetzing, Harsefeld Aktuell, Germany.

"Just a few bars into the first song, and the audience in the Rössl Live Music Club could not resist moving to the rhythm."
Hauke Mormann, Journalist, Brunsbütteler Rundschau, Germany.

"The audience was bewitched. The concert promoter had concocted a mystifying potion: rock, pop, ballads, and mood music. "
Grégory Engelbert, Le Républicain Lorrain, France.

"I enjoyed all of your music. Love the guitar work. You got that ax mastered, sister! You bring that voice to some place like where we live - Fort Worth, Texas, official nickname "Cowtown" - and you can step up onto any stage in any cowboy dance hall in the state and become an instant hit."
Click here to read the full review Garry Reed, Author, Freelance Libertarian Journalist, Libertarian News Examiner & Dallas Libertarian Examiner

"Great songs that stay in your mind. Fascinating and moving lyrics, versatility of style."
Nicholas Pirson, D.J., Radio Panach France.

"Astra is a virtuoso lead guitarist."
Laurence Jackson, Journalist, London, England.

"Astra plays supremely good lead guitar. Harmonic-melodic music with irresistible rhythm - a real pleasure to listen to."
Christa Neckermann, Journalist, Bremen, Germany.

"I am very impressed by the high level of musicianship."
Gareth Leslie, Singer/Guitarist, Recording Artist.

"Astra has an outstanding voice."
Ralf Sommermann, Dissen Skurril Stadtfest, Germany.
Reviews cont. after photo...
"How could one not feel moved on hearing Astra's bewitching solos. All put together just right with jazzy-rock ingredients and touches of folk."
Pascal Isch, L'Est Républicain. France.

"A colourful tapestry of sound. Great music."
Wulf Görres, owner, MacLeod's Live Music Club & drummer with the Iain Cusick Band, Drochtersen, Germany.

"Very enjoyable; lots of rhythm, melody, harmony and élan."
Peter Koetzing, Harsefeld Aktuell, Germany.

"Just a few bars into the first song, and the audience in the Rössl Live Music Club could not resist moving to the rhythm."
Hauke Mormann, Journalist, Brunsbütteler Rundschau, Germany.

"The audience was bewitched. The concert promoter had concocted a mystifying potion: rock, pop, ballads, and mood music. "
Grégory Engelbert, Le Républicain Lorrain, France.


 
MEET ASTRA!
Laurence Jackson, MA.,
London & Palma.

To quote from Astra's song, Funky Tink Tank, which some say is about the legendary Jamaican guru on Jungo Mountain... "John Gomerry say 'whadya know'."

Astra was born in Brighton, on the south coast of England, into a pro music family. Always on the move with their gigs, she lived first in the South of England, then the East, and then Wales, in Tyn Llechwedd, which means "The Little House on the Hill" - check out the ballad of that name. There, as a kid living within sight of Mount Snowden, land of kites, eagles and beautiful valleys, Astra got her first Gibson guitar and wrote her first songs.

Currently based in France near Le Mans (famed for the 24-hour car endurance race), Astra records the songs and instrumentals she has composed, with the song lyrics mostly written by the album's co-producer Kenn d'Oudney.

Astra has played her songs at over 450 live concerts. Her music has been enthusiastically received by audiences and journalists in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Drawing on the experience of playing live, Astra has recorded these songs which comprise her live music repertoire. Creating the music, arranging and performing all the parts, singing the songs, the harmonies and vocal group backing, Astra also plays all the various instruments herself. Here they are:

lead guitar, riff and rhythm electric and acoustic six and twelve-string guitars, bass, keyboards, organ, synth, and percussion. She gives you the whole group and orchestra - in this music, Astra is the group ! Like me, you will find it's utterly inspiring !

Astra's tastes in music are wide but based deep in rock. This is reflected in the eclectic variety of styles of her songs and group-type arrangements of vocal and instrumental backing. They befit inclusion in many music categories, such as: new music, rock, pop-rock, theme and mood music instrumentals, ballads, blues-rock, ethnic and world music. A Hamburg gig promoter calls this "rock music for the thinking person." Perhaps the most appropriate categorisation is "Astra's Music"...



In listening to Astra's music, you are taken through many moods, to different places in your imagination, and always with an accompanying emotion: tenderness, humour, alarm, anger, shock, laughter, love and tears - it's all there! You are drawn in to share her world with her.

Astra is a virtuoso guitarist. Taking her experience as a concert performer with her, Astra is in her element creating, singing, playing and producing in the recording studio. With the composer's gift expressed through instrumental expertise, she transforms abstract concepts into the entertainment we all love as the sound of songs and music.

Above all, you hear Astra's great vocals. These vary sensitively according to the differing moods of the songs in combination with her lead guitar. This is wonderful entertainment; music you want to hear over and over again. Astra is never happier than when creating and playing what she calls "real, hand-made music." You and I will get years of enjoyment out of it.

Laurence Jackson, MA. London & Palma.

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MEET ASTRA!
Laurence Jackson, MA.,
London & Palma.

To quote from Astra's song, Funky Tink Tank, which some say is about the legendary Jamaican guru on Jungo Mountain... "John Gomerry say 'whadya know'."

Astra was born in Brighton, on the south coast of England, into a pro music family. Always on the move with their gigs, she lived first in the South of England, then the East, and then Wales, in Tyn Llechwedd, which means "The Little House on the Hill" - check out the ballad of that name. There, as a kid living within sight of Mount Snowden, land of kites, eagles and beautiful valleys, Astra got her first Gibson guitar and wrote her first songs.

Currently based in France near Le Mans (famed for the 24-hour car endurance race), Astra records the songs and instrumentals she has composed, with the song lyrics mostly written by the album's co-producer Kenn d'Oudney.

Astra has played her songs at over 450 live concerts. Her music has been enthusiastically received by audiences and journalists in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Drawing on the experience of playing live, Astra has recorded these songs which comprise her live music repertoire. Creating the music, arranging and performing all the parts, singing the songs, the harmonies and vocal group backing, Astra also plays all the various instruments herself. Here they are:

lead guitar, riff and rhythm electric and acoustic six and twelve-string guitars, bass, keyboards, organ, synth, and percussion. She gives you the whole group and orchestra - in this music, Astra is the group ! Like me, you will find it's utterly inspiring !

Astra's tastes in music are wide but based deep in rock. This is reflected in the eclectic variety of styles of her songs and group-type arrangements of vocal and instrumental backing. They befit inclusion in many music categories, such as: new music, rock, pop-rock, theme and mood music instrumentals, ballads, blues-rock, ethnic and world music. A Hamburg gig promoter calls this "rock music for the thinking person." Perhaps the most appropriate categorisation is "Astra's Music"...

In listening to Astra's music, you are taken through many moods, to different places in your imagination, and always with an accompanying emotion: tenderness, humour, alarm, anger, shock, laughter, love and tears - it's all there! You are drawn in to share her world with her.

Astra is a virtuoso guitarist. Taking her experience as a concert performer with her, Astra is in her element creating, singing, playing and producing in the recording studio. With the composer's gift expressed through instrumental expertise, she transforms abstract concepts into the entertainment we all love as the sound of songs and music.

Above all, you hear Astra's great vocals. These vary sensitively according to the differing moods of the songs in combination with her lead guitar. This is wonderful entertainment; music you want to hear over and over again. Astra is never happier than when creating and playing what she calls "real, hand-made music." You and I will get years of enjoyment out of it.

Laurence Jackson, MA. London & Palma.

MEDIA AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES,
CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL SCORPIO: