Sometimes there is news in the music world that causes you to raise your eyebrows a little and think that, that will probably be good. When the news about the Black Swan came, I raised my eyebrows anyway and thought that this might be good. This is not a bad quartet that has come together and recorded an album. Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) is a quartet capable of making music.

The first song is “Shake the world” and when I first heard the song in my stereo, I almost know how I am transported back to the eighties. The voice, the riff and the sound are just as good. The disc continues in the same style. After my first listening I have had goose bumps several times. They deliver music expertly as you expect them to do. They have been with us for a while now but Robin McAuley’s voice sounds as good now as it always has. Looking forward to more discs with this quartet. The record is recorded at Jeff Pilson’s studio.

Artist: Black Swan
Title: Shake the world
Label: Frontiers
Date of release: 14/02-20
Rate: 8/10
Stand out track: Shake the world