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Concert Review: Hurtsmile at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Concert Reviews, Daily Music News

Showcase Live
Foxboro, MA
July 22, 2011

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Hugo Ferreira of Tantric

April 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Interviews

tantricmainFour years ago, Hugo Ferreira of Tantric was feeling pretty down and out.  First their record label folded, then he lost his manager, and the final blow came when the rest of his band walked out on him. Having lost everything he had, this might be enough for most people to call it quits, but for Ferreira it just added fuel to the fire that churned inside.  With a passion burning strong and the will to persevere he locked himself in his studio and wrote a new album.

Fast forward to the present.  Having resurrected an all-star line-up to support him with Kevin Miller on drums, Joe Pessia on guitar, Erik Leonhardt on bass and Marcus Ratzenboeck on violin, Tantric is set to release their new album on April 22nd.  Aptly titled The End Begins, this album will signify both an end and a beginning for both Tantric and Ferreira.

With the first single Down And Out already making it’s mark on rock radio from coast to coast, the band is getting an early start on promoting their new digs and has already hit the road in support of the new album.  On a busy afternoon full of interviews and cleaning the tour bus Ferreira took some time to fill us in on the new album, the new band, and how he managed to go from rock bottom to rock renegade.

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | April 2008

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