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Red Magma in Europe in July 2007




Two of very few lady Stick players, Irene Orleansky (Israel) and Virginia Splendore (Italy), and one of the most intense and powerful drummers, Rodney Holmes (USA) have formed a band “Red Magma” for recording their album and touring around the world with their new live show.


In their new program, Irene (NS/Stick, Stick, vocal, oud) and Virginia (Stick, fretless bass, vocal) and Rodney Holmes (Drums, looping, vocals) will present their original compositions as well as arrangements of the songs of their roots.

Irene Orleansky is a classically trained musician born in Russia and currently living in Israel. She participated in many deverse musical projects – from directing the choir of Gregorian and Renassaince music in the monastery in France to playing and singing in a popular Russian band, and recently also in the trio Cides-Marotta-Orleansky, together with the renowned drummer Jerry Marotta and the Stick player Guillermo Cides. She has released a CD “LIVE THE MUSIC” featuring Kirill Malahov and Guillermo Cides.

Virginia Splendore is a self made musician, born in Naples and currently residing in her house in the province of Rieti surrounded by beautiful nature and numerous unusual musical instruments. One of the veterans of the Chapman Stick, official agent for Stick Enterprises in Italy and an outstanding fretless bass player, Virginia is known for her work in the duo SplendoRe together with the Italian Stick player Roberto Fiorucci, and collaborations with many artists, including the renowned bass and Stick player Tony Levin and the bass player Michael Manring. She has released 3 CD’s from1998 till 2004 “GUILTY” in Stick duo, “DIFFERENT THINGS” featuring Tony Levin as Special Guest with her band SplendoRe and a solo work: “HABLA CONMIGO”.

Rodney Holmes is one of today's most talked about and respected drummers. His talents as a composer and producer are showcased on his highly anticipated solo CD debut “TWELVE MONTHS OF OCTOBER”. Rodney has worked and recorded with some of the most respected musicians in both rock, and jazz worlds. Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Don Byron are just a few examples. Rodney is currently working with several different projects including his own group. Rodney is currently playing and writing for Jim Weider's Project Percolator as well.

18 April: Slovenia/Koper/The COncert Hall
19 April: Italy/Trieste/Punto Si
22 July: Italy/Milan/Ittolittos
23 July: Switzerland/Agno/Sophie Hot Lounge
25 July: Switzerland/Friebourg/Le Cintra

More dates will be added soon...

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