Talks About Forming ‘3’ With Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer & Far more On This Monday’s Living On New music
Guaranteed, Robert Berry was a standout musician from early on, becoming a member of a band and recording an album at 12 and staying regarded throughout his Silicon Valley group as a “full-fledged rock star” even as he commenced high school.
Yes, you could convey to early on Berry would make music his lifelong heart and soul and it would previous all the way to the current, as he prospers in his sixth ten years of lifestyle as a performer, songwriter, producer and more. Berry talks about his extraordinary musical journey this Monday at 7pm with host Steve Houk on Dwelling On Music.
But who realized when he was in his late thirties that he’d be sitting down in his longtime residence studio and get a simply call from prog rock drummer Carl Palmer, asking him to arrive to London to kind a band. Oh, and which is not all. Who would have at any time anticipated that the third member of this future new band would end up currently being none other than Palmer’s former bandmate in the famous prog rock band Emerson Lake and Palmer, keyboardist Keith Emerson.
in 1988, soon after Berry achieved with Palmer and figured out Emerson needed to get with each other to focus on becoming a member of the band, Berry and Emerson had a memorable just one on 1 lunch meeting to focus on the attainable collaboration. And at the finish of their discuss, Emerson mentioned he had one particular problem for Berry.
“Sure, I was anxious, but we talked like outdated friends, it was so comfy and so uncomplicated,” stated Berry. “So soon after this two hour lunch wherever we laughed and experienced a good time, he appeared at me and said, ‘Robert, I just have this 1 query. If we were being to start out this band…’ and I was like, oh boy listed here it comes, and he explained, ‘Would you thoughts if we played a pair of the aged ELP songs?’ I received goosebumps and stated, ‘I’d be honored Keith. You cannot leave your legacy powering, on tour they want to hear anything.’ And then I was imagining, wow, ‘Lucky Person,’ ‘From The Commencing,’ all these great tunes I’ll be singing. But no, that wasn’t what we learned. Not at all!” The a few would conclusion up forming the band ‘3’, recording an album, and then performing 1 tour in advance of Emerson give up the band.
In his just about non-end profession ride that also incorporates regular producing at his dwelling studio, Berry has also played with 70’s prog pop band Ambrosia, joined Of course guitarist Steve Howe for a brief stint with GTR, and is presently in two of his have bands — Alliance, which he formed several years in the past with associates of Boston, Sammy Hagar’s band and Night time Ranger, and 3.2, a new nonetheless common version of the Emerson/Palmer band ‘3’ that usually pays homage to Emerson, who died in 2016 — as perfectly his longtime stint as a band member and songwriter with The Greg Kihn Band.
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