Garry Beers is pure Rock Royalty, there is no doubt about that.
As a founding member and bassist of INXS and with more than 50 million in worldwide album sales, Beers has returned to the scene with AshenMoon to continue his rock legacy. Alongside Garry is Toby Rand, a man with one of the best Rock voices on the planet.
“Not since my days with INXS have I felt more connected to music,” stated Beers. “We made this record from the heart and pay homage to all the great rock bands and artists that have inspired us to devote our lives to music.”
When they first began writing their debut record, Beers, Rand and guitarist Jimmy Khoury unraveled their personal songwriting talent and began collaborating on what was originally a “Passion Project” in Beers’ garage. There, in the heat of the San Fernando Valley (L.A.), they created the recipe and sound of AshenMoon, a fusion of 70s, New Wave and Modern Rock ‘n Roll.
Khoury is a very highly regarded and successful film and television composer and has also written and performed with a plethora of high-profile artists.
Additional songwriting was delivered by UK pianist Kenny Dickenson (KT Tunstall, Billy Bragg etc.) and Australian drummer Sebastian Gregory (The Veronica’s).
Co-produced by Beers and Rand, AshenMoon’s upcoming debut album is influenced by the electronic grooves of Beers’ work with INXS fueled by memorable riffs inspired by Khoury’s work with Beth Hart, while Rand traverses his range emotionally with tales of heartbreak, love and redemption; something uniquely his own.
Mixed by Grammy award winner David Reitzas and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Jeff Buckley), the AshenMoon record is majestically anthemic, while remaining magnetically intimate. It is an album full of arena-ready hooks and exudes a powerful rock blend of honesty, integrity and smoldering intensity.
Golden Robot Records (part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group) are extremely proud to have AshenMoon as part of the family.
“Being a music fan first and foremost, and of course a huge INXS fan, to sign a contract that features Garry Beers’ name on it, I have to admit was really cool,” said Mark Alexander-Erber, President & Founder of Golden Robot Global Entertainment. “To now be a part of the next stage in Garry’s Rock ‘n Roll legacy, and to throw in Mr Toby Rand on top, well we are all over the moon and extremely humbled by how far we have come. Can’t wait for all the fans to hear these guys.’’