Saturday, December 4, 2021

Carl Sentance’s Nervous Breakdown

Current lead vocalist with the legendary Nazareth, well-travelled singer Carl Sentance has played with a number of rock bands, and famous musicians in his time, alongside performing in hit musicals.

He has just released ‘Nervous Breakdown‘, the latest single from a new solo album entitled Electric Eye that will be out on Drakkar Entertainment come 19th November.

The song is said to captivate “with extremely melodic finesse culminating in a catchy chorus that inevitably fascinates the audience”. You can judge that for yourselves by checking out the video for it right here at RAMzine.

Other tracks featured on the album are ‘Judas’, ‘Alright’, ‘Electric Eye’, ‘Overload’, ‘Nervous Breakdown’, ‘Exile’, ‘Young Beggars’, ‘If This Is Heaven’, ‘Battlecry’ and ‘California Queen’.

Previously, ‘California Queen’, came out a single The soundtrack of past times as well as of today where classic rock vibes meet a fresh powerful sound. Featuring an infectious hook and a singalong chorus that awaits radio rock airplay.

You can listen/purchase ‘California Queen’ here and check out the lyric video it right here at RAMzine. Previous single, ‘Alright’ can be listened to/purchased here and likewise you can also watch the video to that one right here!

Born in Loughborough Leicestershire in June 1961, Sentance started his first band Leading Star both singing and playing guitar in 1977. After participating in several local bands, he replaced John Deverill as vocalist in the Welsh New Wave of Heavy metal band Persian Risk, and in 1981 he recorded his first single ‘Calling For You’, the band following it with ‘Ridin High’ in 1983.

The following year saw Persian Risk on tour with Motorhead throughout the UK and putting in an appearance on Channel 4’s prime time music show, The Tube. Then, following the Rise Up album in 1985, he spent three years in Black Sabbath co-founder Geezer Butler’s solo band, before joining two Welsh bands in Monroe and Tok-i0 Rose. The Welsh connection continued albeit across the Atlantic in Florida, joining former Lone Star, UFO and Waysted guitarist Paul Chapman in Ghost.

Five years later Sentence was back in the UK, playing such roles as Judas in in Jesus Christ Super Star, and The American in Chess. Then, 2002, he headed across the continent to take over as the lead singer in Swiss hard rock band Krokus, recorded the Round 13 album.

This was followed by the two year-strong all-star Whole Lotta Metal Theatre Tour before signing on for Don Airey & Friends, co-writing with the Deep Purple keyboard player to this day, as well as performing on his albums.

2009 saw the release of Mind Doctor, the singer’s first solo album and what became a brand-new Persian Risk line-up, releasing the albums Once A King in 2012 and Who Am I in 2014.

In 2015 founding member Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness from legendary Scottish rock band Nazareth, and Carl Sentence became the band’s frontman, recording the album Tattooed On My Brain, and subsequently touring the world with then to this day.

You can pre-order his new solo album Electric Eye here.


Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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