Kasim Sulton // Ellis Clark

Sun Nov 8 2015

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Abbey

3420 West Grace (at Elston) Chicago, IL 60618

Ages 21+

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  • Kasim Sulton

    Kasim Sulton

    Adult Contemporary

    Sulton attended and graduated from Susan E. Wagner High School in 1973. He married his high school sweetheart, and he had three children with her. Sulton started his musical career playing piano and vocals forCherry Vanilla before gaining a place in Utopia in 1976. During his time with Utopia, they recorded nine albums, and toured extensively.

    He has toured with Blue Öyster CultMeat LoafHall & OatesCheap TrickPatty SmythAkiko Yano and Richie Sambora, amongst many other artists. As a studio musician, he has played on albums by Patti SmithIndigo Girls and Steve Stevens, and appeared on an album of traditional Irish music by Eileen Ivers. He was a member of Joan Jett's backing band, The Blackhearts, touring with them and playing on Jett's album Up Your Alley (1988) as well as contributing a number of tracks to her compilation album The Hit List (1990).

    Sulton was the bassist and sang background vocals on the breakout Meat Loaf album Bat Out of Hell. He andThommy Price collaborated on an album, Lights On, which Sulton co-wrote. The song "No T.V. No Phone" was featured in the comedy film The Allnighter(1987), starring Susanna Hoffs.

    Sulton recorded a solo album on September 4, 2002 entitled Quid Pro Quo. The album was released on Sphere Sound Records, and Sulton played all but two instruments on the album.

    Sulton sang background vocals on Meat Loaf's album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, joining his backing band, Neverland Express, touring for three years on the Everything Louder Tour. He also recorded on Meat Loaf’s album Welcome to the Neighborhoodarranging and singing background vocals on most of the tracks. He went on to become Music director for Meat Loaf, rehearsing Meat Loaf's band, Neverland Express, in preparation for touring. The Very Best of Meat Loaf album was released with three new tracks, one of which, "Is Nothing Sacred", was later re-recorded as a duet withPatti Russo and produced by Sulton, with the track reaching No. 15 on the UK charts. Sulton also produced the Meat Loaf album Storytellers, and toured with the band on the Night of the Proms Tour inEurope and the "Meat Loaf Just Havin' Fun for the Summer" and "Winter" Tour in the United States and Europe, where he and Patti Russo both served as opening acts. He also toured on Meat Loaf's "Couldn't Have Said It Better" tour where he played a short solo acoustic set to open the concert at most venues. One of Meat Loaf's shows on this tour was filmed for the DVD Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Kasim also toured on the 2005 "Hair of the Dog" Tour and the 2006-2007 "Bat Out of Hell III" tour, and he is featured as bassist/backing vocalist on the album. In summer 2008, he rejoined Meat Loaf for The Casa de Carne Tour.

    Sulton played bass in the pit orchestra for the Twyla Tharp-choreographed musical based on Billy Joelmusic called Movin' Out on Broadway.

    After a brief stint with the reunited band Scandal in 2004, Sulton joined The New Cars in 2005, replacing original Cars bassist and co-lead vocalist Benjamin Orr, who died of cancer in 2000. The band also included original Cars band members Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes as well as Todd Rundgren and Prairie Prince from Journey and The Tubes. An album, It's Alive!, was followed by a tour in 2006, with Sulton singing lead on The Cars' hit "Drive".

    Sulton continues to appear live playing bass, keyboards, and guitar on most Todd Rundgren tours, including the 2008-09 "Arena" gigs, 2009-10 performances of the classic album A Wizard, a True Star(1973) in the United States and Europe, and 2010 "TR's Johnson" shows. He was in the band for the six show "Todd/Healing Albums Live" tour that began Labor Day Weekend of 2010 in Akron, Ohio, and played a solo show before the premiere. He also played in the second run of "Todd/Healing Albums Live", a five-show tour that began on March 25, 2011 in Hartford, Connecticut.[4]

    In 2011, Sulton replaced Matt Bissonette as the bass player in the Beatles tribute supergroup Yellow Matter Custard.

    In 2012, he joined the classic hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult.

  • Ellis Clark

    Ellis Clark

    Pop

    Ellis Clark has been a longtime fixture of the Chicago music community working as a performing musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist and record producer. He was a founding member and front man for the band Epicycle and later Social Act which in combination have released numerous albums of original material. 
    View Ellis Clark Discography as a Musician.

    Clark recently released his debut solo album “LP NUMBER ONE” on the CAUDog Record Label as a red vinyl LP. It’s also out on CD (and even 8-TRACK TAPE). (click here to purchase) Clark’s wide range of producer/engineering/session player credits include working on records with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), American Idol Star Crystal Bowersox, 90’s indie pop favorite The Chamber Strings, co-producer of all Kevin Tihista & Red Terror’s albums released on Atlantic Records and Broken Horse, John Ashton from The Psychedelic Furs, The Handcuffs (who‘s songs have been featured on many nationally syndicated TV shows aired on MTV, PBS, A&E, VH1, NBC and ABC), and produced the late Nikki Sudden’s “Red Brocade” album (with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco). 
    View Ellis Clark Discography as a Producer.

    Recognized for his songwriting skills, Clark was signed to Paramount Picture’s publishing division Famous Music. He co-founded Cirkle Records & Idiot Savant Records and is currently Producer for all albums released on the CAUDog Records label. He is now proud to be part of Chicago Acoustic Underground, an organization that has a shared dedication to the development of new artists. In his career, he has shared the bill with Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blondie, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), UB40, The Neville Brothers, Evan Dando from The Lemonheads, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and SNL star Chris Farley to name a few.

    Support the record store and purchase Ellis Clark’s new album “LP Number One” atVintage Vinyl Records in Evanston, Illinois. If you can’t get to Vintage Vinyl, the downloaded version of the album can be purchased at iTunes, mail-ordered on CD or Limited Edition Red Vinyl LP at Cdbaby.com And for 8-Track aficionados, contact Ellis to inquire about how to get his new album “LP Number One” as a Limited edition 8-Track Tape.

Y-Not and Last Rites Present!!

Kasim Sulton // Ellis Clark

Sun Nov 8 2015 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Abbey Chicago IL
Kasim Sulton // Ellis Clark
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