Sweet Talk Intervention, the debut album from Philadelphia Hard Rockers MACH22 will be released on May 6. MACH22’s rise is set to mach speed with no turning back. With killer riffs, bluesy rhythms, and soulful delivery, the band’s songs span the emotional spectrum, capturing that classic rock feel with a modern edge. It’s no wonder guitar icon Slash chose them Grand Prize Winner in Guitar Center’s Onstage with Slash contest.
MACH22 will be appearing at the highly acclaimed ROCKLAHOMA festival, which will be held May 23-25 in Pryor, Okla,. For more info, visit www.rocklahoma.com.
A young band, MACH22’s already racked up some impressive credentials: opening for Slash, Steel Panther, Tom Keifer, Cheap Thrill, and performing for an audience of 75,000 at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival. MACH22 also picked up several product endorsements including an endorsement by PRS Guitars.
Founding member Lamont Caldwell is a versatile musical force. After joining the band of soul singer Bilal Oliver as a saxophonist, Lamont toured with Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, and Jay-Z.
Sebastian LaBar, son of legendary guitarist Jeff LaBar (Cinderella), was personally trained by his father and quickly set out on his own.
Jaron Gulino is a skilled musician who spent time on the road with thrash and death metal bands. His own group, On Top, gained worldwide press with its debut album. An in-demand bassist, Jaron recently played several shows with Charm City Devils.
Ted Merrill may be the youngest member but he has a long list of notable credits. His previous band The Euphorics provided support for national acts Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses), Smile Empty Soul, Uli Jon Roth, Ionia, and Charm City Devils. Ted was also voted a finalist in the Mark Tremonti shredding contest by Baltimore’s 98 Rock radio listeners and is officially sponsored by PRS Guitars.
Drummer Damian MonteCarlo has opened for many of the bands he grew up listening to: Ratt, Skid Row, Warrant, Vince Neil,and Dokken. Before joining MACH22, Damian fronted and played guitar in numerous bands and self-produced three full-length albums and an EP.
1. Constant Denier
2. Go Ahead
3. Dont You Give Me
4. I’m Just a Man
5. Stone Rose
7. Made To Love
9. One Trick Pony