After some years of working as studio musician in Sweden Tommy Denander moved to Los Angeles in 1987, when he was only 19 years old. He quickly befriended the top players in town… from Toto band members to David Foster, Bill Champlin, Michael Landau and so on. When Toto played in Sweden 1991 Tommy asked them if they would play on his album if he got signed and to his amazement they all said yes. Only a few days later did Tommy sign with Sony and in October of that year he traveled to Los Angeles to start the recordings the first Radioactive album with Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Steve Porcaro and David Paich as his backing band!
Once the album was completed – a few years later – Tommy had added a long list of legendary singers and musicians such as Bobby Kimball, Fergie Frederiksen, Joseph Williams, David Hungate, Fee Waybill, Jason Scheff, Alex Ligertwood, David Foster, Randy Goodrum, Vince DiCola, Abe Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Dave Boruff, Michael Thompson, Bruce Gaitsch, Dean Parks, Greg Phillinganes and more. The album, called “Ceremony Of Innocence” was released in 2001 and received stunning reviews world wide, charting in both Europe and Japan.
Three more albums followed and for each of the records, Tommy managed to put together a sensational cast of musicians. The overall list includes such musical giants as Fergie Frederiksen, Tony Franklin, Marcel Jacob, Steve Overland, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Greg Phillinganes, Dean Parks, Andreas Carlsson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Kulick, Neal Schon, Michael Landau, Kelly Keagy, John ”jr” Robinson, Robin Beck, James Christian, Gary Barden, Bruce Gaitsch, Phillip Bardowell, Abe Laboriel, Michael Thompson, Steve Lukather, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Paris, Steve Augeri, Jimi Jamison, Dan Reed, Jean Beauvoir, Chris Ousey, Kevin Chalfant and more.
Tommy says: “What a perfect way to celebrate that my Radioactive project is turning 30 by signing a new and very exciting multi album deal with the great Frontiers label! It’s crazy to think that I recorded the first album “Less Is More” with Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Steve Porcaro and David Paich as my backing band in Los Angeles 1991. These Radioactive albums have opened so many doors in my almost 40 year long career, and when I see the gold and platinum records on my walls from Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Ricky Martin, Anastacia, Umberto Tozzi and so many more, I often shake my head and think back to being a kid and starting with music. I wish I could travel back and tell mini me that all of this would be my future! To celebrate this anniversary I’m going all in to make the best album of my life and I’m more than thrilled about the people involved.”
The new multi album deal has just been signed and the new album will be released with a two hour movie documentary. Stay tuned for more info!
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