The original members of the legendary melodic hard rock quintet Unruly Child have reunited to release a brand new album with Frontiers Music Srl entitled “Can’t Go Home”.
Marcie Michelle Free (vocalist – King Kobra, Signal), Bruce Gowdy (guitarist – Stone Fury, World Trade), and Guy Allison (keyboardist – Lodgic, World Trade, Doobie Brothers) together with the original band members from the first record, drummer – Jay Schellen (Hurricane, World Trade, Asia), and bassist – Larry Antonino (Pablo Cruise), comprise the lineup for this recording.
Since the initial release of the critically acclaimed “Unruly Child” album, the band members have had accomplished careers in the music industry. Marcie Michelle Free, one of the world’s finest, and in recent times, most renowned transgendered vocalists, first released a solo record as Mark Free entitled “Long Way From Love” in 1993 and then another solo record as Marcie Free titled “Tormented” in 1996.
Guitarist Bruce Gowdy and keyboardist Guy Allisonn produced two more Unruly Child records without Free on vocals, and participated in another World Trade album with Schellen. They have also pursued other projects and their reputation as writers, performers and arrangers is second to none with work with the likes of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Air Supply and The Moody Blues under their belts. Drummer Jay Schellen and bass player Larry Antonino are a powerhouse rhythm section. After Schellen worked with Gowdy and Allison on World Trade’s “Euphoria” in 1995, he rejoined Hurricane with Kelly Hansen on “Liquifury”. He also was part of the Asia album “Silent Nation” and keeps touring and recording with Asia featuring John Payne.
Antonino has played with Ambrosia and Air Supply and in addition to being one of the world’s most respected bass players, he has pursued acting, with his most notable role being that of “The Wolfman” in the movie “That Thing You Do” starring Tom Hanks.
With so much excitement centered around their new record, it has sparked talk of touring…something this group has never done before. Will they hit the road in Europe or the States? Keep checking back. The band is also working on a box set release of their independent albums, which will be released in spring on Frontiers.
The group, in its constant state of evolution, has generated an exciting new album reflecting its musical roots in contemporary and classic rock sensibilities. With the return to the original line-up from the debut album, they have discovered that while time may pass, some things never change. In their case, that’s a good thing. The future looks very promising for the return of Unruly Child!
LISTEN TO A SAMPLE OF “CAN’T GO HOME”
Marcie Free – Vocals
Bruce Gowdy – Guitars
Guy Allison – Keyboards
Larry Antonino – Bass guitar
Jay Schellen – Drums