“When I first worked with “The Commander In Chief” and heard her play the guitar I knew instantly she was rewriting the rule book on electric guitar faculty and propelling this instrument into an entirely different sound world, totally unique and entirely different from what we generally know of the electric guitar. Her unique and classical-esque guitar tone sings and transcends beauty, capturing emotion in such a way that it mesmerizes at every twist and turn of the melody and blends beautifully with the orchestra.
Simply put, “The Commander In Chief” has given the electric guitar an entirely new and refreshingly different life form, one which fascinates and inspires when you hear it, and one that for me as a music producer is incredibly fulfilling to work with.” John Haywood – Music Producer
With her stunningly beautiful, catchy, re-written versions of the classical masterpieces “Toccata & Fugue” and “Moonlight Sonata”, 7 string guitarist, singer, songwriter and pianist THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF solidifies her role as the leading trailblazer among electric guitar virtuosos today. The two songs are part of a 13 tracks album – “The Virtuoso” – with release on the 20th of November.
These two songs are the result of her collaboration with platinum selling, super producer John Haywood (known for his many years of collaboration with leading violin virtuoso David Garrett), who produced, orchestrated and co-arranged the two songs.
In addition to the 2 new tracks from her collaboration with Haywood, the album features 8 tracks from her best selling 2014 album “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” – which was her successful collaboration with world leading classical guitarist Craig Ogden. It includes their historical guitar recording of “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso,” in addition to the first ever guitar recording of “Zigeunerweisen Op. 20” and their guitar duel of Paganini’s “Caprice 24.” The music videos for the last two songs went viral. The 8 songs from the collaboration with Craig Ogden were produced, engineered and mixed by James Mottershead, who also engineered the two songs produced by John Haywood.
“The Virtuoso” also includes 3 original bonus tracks, showcasing her incredibly beautiful, bel canto trained, soprano voice, all recorded “live” with no use of auto tune, in addition to her songwriting and piano playing. The three acoustic songs were co-produced, engineered and mixed by “The Commander In Chief” and her manager.
All the songs on the album were mastered by legendary, award winning mastering expert Stephen Marsh.
“Toccata & Fugue” and “Moonlight Sonata” were mixed by award winning engineer/producer Goetz Botzenhardt.
The album will be released on all digital platforms on November 20th, 2020. Signed CDs are available for pre-order on her website, commandermusic.com now, with 2 FREE ringtones and an immediate download of “Toccata and Fugue” as a bonus for everyone who pre-orders the album.