After more than 20 years professionally in the music business with countless bands and projects Snowy Shaw has earned a reputation as a multi talented artist and instrumentalist. As well as composer, lyricist, designer and visionarie madman in general.
It was bound to happen sooner or later, and many are the fans and followers who have waited for this one-of-a-kind character to go solo, and finally, here he is!
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Starting off by delivering a kick ass show the world has never witnessed before with an unmatched repertoir of classics and hits when Snowy together his band play 'All his favorite songs - By All his former bands', King Diamond, Notre Dame, Mercyful Fate, Illwill, Dream Evil, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, XXX, Memento Mori and more.
The Snowy Shaw line up:
Kristian Niemann - Lead Guitar (ex Therion)
Mannequin De Sade III – drums (ex Notre Dame)
And female bassist/vocalissa Hellinor (now replaced by Vicky Valkyria)
Snowy himself - lead vocals, drums, guitars, bass and keyboards.
This live album was captured on the world premiere showcase gig of his solo show that took place in the hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden on May 27th 2011.
For this special occasion Snowy invited some good old friends for guest appearances:
Andy La Rocque – King Diamond, Illwill, Death
Mike Wead – Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori, King Diamond
Hal Patino – King Diamond, Maryann Cotton
Mats Levén – Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen
Kee Marcello – Europe, Easy Action, K2
Thomas Vikström – Therion, Candlemass
Snowy just recently decided due to the astonishing response and many offers from festivals promotors and booking agencies to postpone the much anticipated live DVD release with the intention of having even more material filmed and included from the upcoming shows.
Good news! This means that with a little bit of luck you might have a chance to= attend one of the shows and experience this spectacular, incredible show of Snowy Shaw first hand, in real life.
Vinyl? Yes, there are current plans to release 'Snowy Shaw Is Alive!' as an exclusive super deluxe limited edition vinyl double live album in 2012.