Dave Starr/ WildeStarr
Dave Starr is a true Heavy Metal veteran with a career going back over 30 years, with numerous albums, MTV videos, DVD's, and concert tours to his credit. Originally known by many world wide for his bass work with Vicious Rumors on the bands first 5 albums and glory years from 85-93. Dave shifted gears and took up the guitar in 2005, teaming up with his wife & vocalist London Wilde along with drummer Josh Foster to create their new band WildeStarr. They released their debut album "Arrival" in 2010, followed by "A Tell Tale Heart" in 2012, and now releasing their 3rd album "Beyond the Rain" in December 2017 on Scarlet records.
‘Beyond The Rain’ takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde’s lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pick up the guitar and dream of success in the music business. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process. ‘Beyond The Rain’ contains ten tracks of classic Heavy Metal in the vein of Judas Priest, Queensrÿche, and Dio, complete with Dave Starr’s soaring guitar harmonies and killer riffs, pounding bass and drums, and out of this world vocal melodies and lyrics by London. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for thirty years and married for over fifteen now. This makes their songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of Heavy Metal.
The album artwork was created by world renowned digital artist Jonas De Ro. Jonas has worked on many blockbuster movies as a conceptual artist, including ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’, ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’, and many others!
In the studio with WildeStarr, Dave handles all the multiple guitar and bass tracks himself as well as writing and arranging all the music. EMG pickups have been with Dave every step of the way, using the 81 & 89R combination in his Gibson Les Paul's, and the J Set in his custom made 8 string basses.
Having recorded albums with such guitar greats as Vinnie Moore, David Chastain, and Brad Gillis, Dave’s experience shows, and his guitar work and song writing is right up there with the many talented people he has worked with over the years.