There are times in this world where the music industry pulls together to create something special ….. this is one of those times. We all know cancer is one hell of a nasty disease, but when it affects dear friends who are loved throughout the music industry and who at the mercy of the American health care system, the power of the musical brotherhood really shines through.
“Game of Chance” is a wonderful track written by Dougie Bee (a long time stalwart of the industry and a collaborative song writer with Coldspell, Kira J) and Ronny Munroe, the idea is to raise living expenses for two particular friends going through this hell right now – the very special J-Von Hughes-Munroe and her husband Ronny, who have been facing this battle for a long time.
Featuring the amazing vocals of metal legend Ronny Munroe (Metal Church, Trans Siberian Orchestra), two guitar legends in the shape of Mikael Carlsson (Lover Under Cover, Rage of Angels) and a VERY special guest in the form of the sensational Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Cher).
There is one thing that is for certain – the track needs your support so PLEASE get it purchased and downloaded NOW
The single is available on CD Baby at https://store,.cdbaby.com/cd/dougiebee
Dougie Bee – British singer songwriter & guitarist performing internationally for almost 30 years – starting at the Flevofest in Holland in 1990. Throughout the 90’s was a member of a number of successful local bands before going solo in 1997. A solid career playing the local bar scene throughout the early 2000’s and then more recently concentrating on writing, notably last year with Swedish rockers ColdSpell co-writing 3 songs on their recent album New World Arise. Now writing with Norwegian artist Kira J and penning more songs with legendary guitarist Mikael Larsson. And now writing and performing with legendary US metal vocalist Ronny Munro. (Ex Metal Church & TSO)
Ronny Munroe – Vocals – The lead singer for the band Zero Discipline than onto lead vocals for the band Madhouse. Munroe’s first position as a vocalist was with the band Moxi. He was the lead vocalist for the Seattle band Paladin from 1986-1988. He was also in FarCry in the early nineties. Munroe was with the Seattle band Rottweiller when he was asked to audition for Kurdt Vanderhoof for a project he was working on. It was during that audition that Kurdt decided to resurrect Metal Church with Munroe as their frontman. Ronny recorded three albums with Metal Church before the band called it quits in 2009. In 2010, Ronny joined up with Kurdt in his progressive rock band Presto Ballet, releasing the Invisible Places album and the follow-up EP Love What You’ve Done With The Place. In October 2011 Ronny joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a vocalist for their Fall/Winter tour.
Ronny Munroe studied voice under David Kyle, who also taught Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche, and Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Munroe is best known for his broad vocal range and power and his ability to capture his audiences attention.
Munroe released the Internal Quest EP in 2007 and released his full-length debut The Fire Within on April 20, 2009. Ronny released his third solo album Lords of the Edge on October 11, 2011. Lords of the Edge includes contributions from guitarist Chris Caffery, who also wrote Rock in a Hard Place for the album. Also playing on this record are guitarists Rick Van Zandt, Stu Marshall and Michael Wilton.
In 2014 Munroe released his third solo CD, Electric Wake.
In December 2015 Munroe along with his Manager/wife J Von Hughes, founded “Munroe’s Thunder” and a full length record is in the works. The band members are: Ronny Munroe (vocals), David Mark Pearce (guitar), Justin Zych (guitar), Chris Tristram (bass), and Rick Ward (drums). Original bassist RC Ciejek left in March 2016.
In 2018, Munroe formed a supergroup, the band being called Peacemaker. The band’s debut album Concrete and Terror will be released in September
Mikael Carlsson – Bass, Keyboard, Guitar, Backing Vocals – The mastermind and creator of Lover Under Cover Without Mr C there would be no LUC around at all. As a songwriter and multi instrumentalist he´s the fire that keeps this band burning. Mr C is also doing the bass tracks On the first Rage Of Angels album “Dreamworld” and the latest album by Dogface called “Back on the streets”
Joel Hoekstra – New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra currently plays for Whitesnake, Trans Siberian Orchestra and Cher. Joel is also well-known for his time with Night Ranger, the Broadway show Rock of Ages, his fill in work with Foreigner and his monthly column in Guitar World Magazine. Frontiers Music recently released the critically acclaimed debut from his side project Joel Hoekstra’s 13 entitled Dying to Live. He has also released 3 solo albums that YOU should own!