Rock duo Monsanto/Nickoloff releases debut single ‘Without You’


The two-man team of rock music known as Monsanto/Nickoloff has released their debut single, “Without You.” The track has been proudly published as an independent record release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Grooving, rolling, and featuring the skills and talents of two true American veterans of rock, “Without You” is a track which will put Monsanto/Nickoloff on the map across the USA and beyond.

Monsanto/Nickoloff are Reg Monsanto and John Nickoloff. They cite as main artistic influences Kiss, Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Eagles, Def Leppard, “and many more.” The strength of the ’80s rock sound which continues to distinguish groups like Jovi, Halen, Leppard, etc. is equally strong on Monsanto/Nickoloff’s “Without You” debut single, and fans of these will enjoy it immensely.

Asked to describe the themes of the song, Monsanto/Nickoloff write, “Positivity and Hope. We believe that everything happens for a reason, and that something good always follows something bad.

We want for the listener to find the positive in the negative. It’s there.”

Reg Monsanto and John Nickoloff are from New York and Indiana, respectively. They met in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1994 and formed a popular rock group at that time called RainLord. RainLord went on to release several records and receive national radio circulation. When the band went on extended hiatus, the two continued their collaboration.

“Without You” was co-written in 2016 and represents the first official fruit of their ongoing creative efforts.

“John and Reg are excited,” their current bio states, “about the prospect that this could lead to more of what they both love to do.”

“Without You” by Monsanto/Nickoloff is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Without You” by Monsanto/Nickoloff –
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBZZNVR/

Rob Erickson releases new LP ‘Whatcha Gonna Do?’

The singer, songwriter and multi- instrumentalist known as Rob Erickson has released his new LP gospel record, “Whatcha Gonna Do?” The album is the sophomore release from Erickson, whose debut “Just Passin’ Thru” LP appeared on digital shelves worldwide in September of 2013. Featuring Erickson’s signature blend of jazz, rock, country, gospel music and much, much more, “Whatcha Gonna Do?” is an original Christian music LP unlike any other.

Erickson has cited as main artistic influences such legends of songwriting and groove as Monty Alexander, Oscar Peterson, the Beatles, Cream, Blood Sweat and Tears, Stevie Wonder, and Chicago. His own record has its deepest roots in the highly creative, devil-may-care genre of jazz music, however, though its sound is not overtly jazz. Like jazz, the style of his music takes on different shapes according to his desired emotional effect.

Perhaps surprisingly for what is largely billed as a gospel album, this effect is often comedic on “Whatchu Gonna Do?” This is a rich and rewarding blend, as it turns out, such as in “Rearranging the Deck Chairs,” which manages to be genuine and tongue-in-cheek at the same time as Erickson does some lighthearted soul-searching in the course of a patio task. Of course, many tracks such as “Lord of Life” and “Redeemed” treat their celestial topic more directly, as does the title track “Whatcha Gonna Do?” the crux of which is described very well by the art on the album’s cover.

Asked to describe the message his record has for listeners, Erickson writes that it carries a “Gospel message of salvation utilizing my background in jazz, pop, and gospel music.” He adds, “It also displays my sometimes-warped sense of humor.”

Rob Erickson is a retired law-enforcement officer with thirty years on the force. All of the tracks on his LP with the exception of two are Erickson originals. Every instrument on the record (except the saxophone) has been played by the artist, himself.

“Whatcha Gonna Do?” by Rob Erickson is available online retailers worldwide, as well as from his official website via Bandcamp (link provided below). His debut record, “Just Passin’ Thru,” is also still available with 10% of all profits from it going to the Houston Food Band to feed hungry families in Houston, TX.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Whatcha Gonna Do?” by Rob Erickson –
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UF3F0UW/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp
Website –

robericksonmusic.com