From our latest CD "Images of White", this Dream Chemistry performing an intimate unplugged set at Storm Wisdom in Phoenix!
A Magical evening for all who participated!
Dream Chemistry's single "The Wind" finds nature to be full of music. The uplifting nature of the song is paired nicely with the beautiful landscapes shot on location in Arizona (one should expect nothing less). The sun is used several times in overlaid shots, adding additional symbolism to the rising sun and sun-drenched hills. The band is a colorful cast of characters, with long black hair or a straw hat and quirky looking instruments. They look as if they just appeared out of the desert dust, an effect reinforced by the opening scene where each instrument fades in, with the musicians' name floating across the screen. It seems almost like the start of a folk tale, not a music video.
With the lead singer Dellynn, taking the lead on camera time, viewers get a sense of her presence and her energy. She seems to believe in message of her song so intensely it becomes infectious. The complex layers of folk instruments and rich female vocal bring a wholeness to the song. The musicians illustrate their well-honed craft, focusing on their playing over camera candy, which maybe why some of the shots of the band without their instruments seems almost out of place within the song. While there are some fleeting moments where a camera shot do not ring true, the music is stunningly real and honest. Dream Chemistry certainly gives the viewer something to sing about.
1. For many artists, they cite a defining moment for themselves when they knew they wanted to be a singer/musician. For many it was the appearance of Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show, to another generation it was the Beatles’ appearance on Sullivan half a decade later. Is there such a defining moment for you?
2. When you’re not creating music what are you listening to? Who are some of your favorites?
3. What would you say is your greatest moment so far as an artist, either on record or live?
4. Do you believe music can change the world or is just something to listen to? How much can music influence current events?
5. How has technology affected the music industry? How has technology affected your career as a musician?
6. Now for my Barbara Walters question: If you were a pair of shoes what type of shoes would you be?
With the December 2nd release of Dream Chemistry's second studio album, Images of White, the band further refines the blend of progressive folk rock and jazzy gospel that helped its self-titled debut album garner an international following.➢ Dream Chemistry, IMAGES OF WHITE is now available at DreamChemistry.com, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com, iTunes & most other places where independent music is sold.
New to Dream Chemistry's line-up is singer Dellynn, whose luminous vocals are a powerful accompaniment to the band's spiritual and often Celtic vibe. Dellynn joins Jimmy Caterine, the former guitarist of Sacred Rite (Capitol Records), and bassist Neal Harris. With violinist Michael Mulryan and percussionist Tito Valentin rounding out the quintet, Dream Chemistry's organic fusion of musical genres stands as a soothing anecdote to a hectic world.
Images of White is punctuated with an instrumental precision that is the hallmark of Dream Chemistry's sound. From the blue-grass flavored "Ride Me a River" to the instrumental "Three Legged Horse," the album's 11 tracks create a "hypnotic and soothing statement," according to Caterine.
The Wind, the first video from the new CD was released on September 25th. Public reception of the video, which can be viewed at Reverbnation.com and on YouTube, has exceeded Dream Chemistry's expectations. "We've been overwhelmed by the amount of traction the video has received," Harris said. "It's a great feeling when so many people enjoy your work."
Caterine and Harris founded Dream Chemistry in 2007 with the hopes of raising funds for various charitable causes. Though both musicians spent their formative years on the metal circuit, they approached Dream Chemistry as an opportunity to express a more nuanced sound, one that reflected their growth both musically and spiritually.
Images of White represents the next step in the evolution of that sound, according to Caterine. He believes the new album is a "rebirth of the band, not only in terms of musicianship but direction."
Jimmy Caterine (guitar, vocals) is most noted as founder, guitarist and co-writer for 80's rock quartet Sacred Rite (Capitol Records.) He has worked with Grammy Award winning producer Sonny Limbo (Bertie Higgins, Sami Jo Cole) and publishing coordinator Randall Wixen (Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Brown.) He played with the live stage production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1987 and he was also the guitarist for MGM recording artist and powerhouse vocalist Sami Jo Cole in 1994.
Neal Harris (bass, mountain dulcimer) recorded with The Investigators featuring folk singer Mark Wilson and, world-renowned drummer, Grammy Award winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Carpenters, and the Beach Boys.)
Michael Mulryan (violin, percussion, vocals) studied under the direction of Hugo Rinaldi and later Roy Milan (concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.) He also attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on a four-year scholarship.
Dellynn (lead vocals) has led music for youth groups, which includes arranging special music and teaching the youth choir. She also, composed and performed a song for the indie film, Collapse, produced by Bivas Biswas.
Tito Valentin (cajon, shakers, vocals and other percussion) spent most of his life as a professional DJ. His love for playing percussion instruments led him to audition for Dream Chemistry.