We gladly want to share with you the video clip of the new
Spanish AOR band 'Hackers' with Fran
Alonso on guitar. It's a great song for everyone
who loves Spanish AOR. By the way, Fran will also play some
guitar solos on the next Frozen Rain album.
We're very happy to welcome Roy Nichol
to the line-up for the next Frozen Rain album.
The man who's also the drummer of April
record the drums for the album in the Dream Builder
Studios in Canada.
playing drums when he was 15 years old playing in local
bands, learning songs from his favorite Rush and Zeppelin
records. Eventually learning to play guitar and sing just
sort of came natural. That is 42 years ago. Since then Roy
has played drums and sang in several rock bands and tribute
acts, even had an invitation to audition for one of the
singing positions in Rock Of Ages Musical. In 1982 he moved
to Calgary and played through the mid 80s with the well
known rock group Steeler. While in Calgary
Roy received a diploma for recording and engineering from
Columbia Academy of Recording Arts.
After moving back to Cornwall, Roy has been playing exclusively
with SamHill since 1993. For a 2 year stint
SamHill became Raised On Radio, a tribute to Journey. Roy
came out from behind the drums to be the lead vocalist and
frontman with his uncanny vocal impersonation of Journey's
Steve Perry. SamHill still did many Journey tunes which
shows how talented Roy really is, not only can he sing but
play incredibly intricate Journey style drum parts at the
same time. This group was constantly working and performing
across Ontario, Quebec and the USA.
Lately besides the drumming job in April Wine,
Roy is also the head engineer at Dreambuilder Studios,
a Pro Tools HD3 Studio. He has been working with up and
coming talent, producing and engineering everything from
heavy metal to Celtic.