Ubiquitous rock and roller and renowned actor Michael Des Barres will be making a guest appearance on the most watched TV show worldwide, 'NCIS'.
Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed new CD release 'Carnaby Street', ubiquitous rock and roller and renowned actor Michael Des Barres will be making a guest appearance on the most watched TV show worldwide, 'NCIS' on October 9, 2012. Acting alongside show regulars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, David McCallum and Pauly Perrette, Michael portrays an ex-rock star down on his luck who gets caught up in some bad stuff. Tracks from 'Carnaby Street' will be played throughout the episode.
"I have worked on over 100 hours of television and I have never been on a set where everyone involved made me feel that I could fly with the material," says Michael, "and feel safe enough, respected enough to do good work. Mark Harmon is the Captain of a ship that sails around the television universe like the mothership of terrific entertainment."
"This is a very fun episode and Michael Des Barres brings tremendous humor and idiosyncrasy to the character he knows oh-too-well. We really lucked out having him join us." - Gary Glasberg, NCIS Executive Producer
Michael Des Barres new CD titled 'Carnaby Street' was released worldwide by Gonzo MultiMedia on July 10, 2012 and the reaction so far has been phenomenal! The album has garnered rave reviews worldwide, attracting the attention of Steve Van Zant who considers the CD one of the best releases of the year! He has been playing the songs "Little Latin Lover" and the title track "Carnaby Street" in heavy rotation on Little Steven's Underground Garage.
"The best album he's ever made - He's even better than he thinks he is!" - Steve Van Zant
Michael confesses, "I am genuinely shocked and delighted at the response to 'Carnaby Street'. However, I am not surprised... There is a huge vacuum in rock and roll, a sense of joy and pleasure, a sensuality long trampled underfoot by a 'hip' reluctance to let go and let Chuck Berry, bury the self-consciousness and reticence to play music that we all can shake a tail feather too and just celebrate each other and the simplicity and sexuality of rock and roll."
Due to the popularity of the single "Little Latin Lover", Michael has decided to release a Spanish version of the song aimed at Latin American radio. " 'Little Latin Lover' is a burst of rock and roll that is about a man who loses his wife to immigration deportation," explains Michael. "We recorded it in Spanish and English. It has been picked up on the radio by over 180 countries."
Here's what is being said about Michael Des Barres 'Carnaby Street':
"It really does rock!" - Steve Jones
"The album is great - he is in love with life" - John Taylor
"He always sang the blues great" - Don Johnson
"The album blew my mind!" - Pauly Perrette
" 'Pain Killer' is a healing blues masterpiece" - Gabriel Byrne
"It's the real thing" - Slim Jim Phantom
Nick Cristiano of The Philadelphia Inquirer gives the album 3 ½ stars and writes the following: "Michael Des Barres describes his new album as 'authentic rock-and-roll, based in American blues, R&B . . . three-chord, unabashed rocking music.' That pretty much nails it. The real treat here is how well the British musician and actor and his four-man band grasp those rock-and-roll basics, stirring echoes of the Stones and the Faces (with the rasp in his voice, the 64-year-old Des Barres sometimes brings to mind Rod Stewart). 'You're My Pain Killer' begins the album on a slow burn, and 'Please Stay' is a pleading, gospel-inflected ballad that sounds like a lost Stax classic. Mostly, though, 'Carnaby Street' is glorious, pedal-to-the-metal riff-rocking, played with swagger and panache and - beginning with Des Barres himself and his thoroughly unpretentious, hook-heavy songs - plenty of heart."
In other news, Michael Des Barres was recently invited by the well-respected entertainment website The Wrap to become a guest blogger. In a recent piece entitled "50 Years of Jack Flashers, Midnight Ramblers, Devil Sympathizers" he shares his views on 50 years of the Rolling Stones. The blog post was picked up by Yahoo and MSN Entertainment to name a few. You can read Michael's blog at http://www.thewrap.com/music/blog-post/michael-des-barres-50-years-jack-flashers-midnight-ramblers-devil-sympathizers-56871
On October 16, 2012 Michael Des Barres will be performing at a special event in New York City with members of the E Street Band honoring Steve Van Zandt! Along with Michael, performers include Steve Van Zandt, Jake Clemons (nephew of Clarence Clemons), Max Weinberg, Elvis Costello, Southside Johnny, Michael Johns, Darlene Love, Dion, Tom Morello, Jesse Malin, NYC Hit Squad and others. For more information: www.littlekidsrock.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/419470591445150/
To purchase Michael Des Barres - Carnaby Street CD: http://www.gonzomultimedia.com/product_details/15483/Michael_Des_Barres-Carnaby_Street.html
For more information: www.desbarres.com, www.mdbimmedia.com
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