Monday, May 07, 2007

TOMMY FUNDERBURK - Anything For You (2005)

Vocalist Tommy Funderburk may not have the most recognizable name, but to die-hard devotees of the AOR scene, he is somewhat of a vocalist God.
His work in the band King Of Hearts is some of his best loved work – that project also featured Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx).
He also sang lead vocals on the Boston album Walk On.
And I should add some of his studio credits with artists such as Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Richard Marx, Rick Springfield, Starship, REO Speedwagon, Coverdale/Page,Blue Murder, among 1000 others, making their backing vocals sound fantastic.
Tommy has one of those angelic AOR voices that you could listen to for hours. His slightly higher range and blissfully melodic tone is perfection for this genre. It's only a shame he doesn't make more records as a frontman.
One of my fav vocalists of all time, strongly recommend this to fans of James Christian, House Of Lords, REO Speedwagon, etc, and melodic rock/AOR fans with taste.
To me, one of the best albums in my collection...

If you like it, BUY IT.

1. Learning How To Love 4:21
2. Remember Our Love 4:53
3. Anything For You 5:11
4. Only You Can Give Me 4:03
5. To Say You Love Me 4:21
6. You Got The Love 4:22
7. Skin 3:33
8. The Garden 3:49
9. Second Chance 4:02
10. Say A Little Prayer 5:05

Tommy Funderburk Vocals
Fabrizio V. Zee Grossi Bass, Keyboards, Producer
JM Scattolin Guitar
Phil Brown Guitar
Rob Vanni Guitar
Amy Rothstein Keyboards
Joachin Cannaiuolo Drums
Biggs Brice Drums



Bobby80s said...

Niiiiiiiiice dude, you got good taste! Tommy really shined on the 1980 Aiplay release, and then also the MEGA Rockin' AOR classic, "What If - S/T", and also on the CHRISTIAN (!) mid-80s record, "The Front", which was again self titled!!!!!!!!!!!!

c_reiner said...

Great Music. But the link is dead.