Ally the Fiddle - Progressive Violin Rock/Metal

Date for Rostock: 09/20

99% for sure we are able to announce the replacement show for the concert in March which we had to cancel. So save the date: September 20. As soon as we have all fixed we will confirm the date with all details and information. – We are looking very much forward to seeing you!

Bachelor Concert

We are very glad to announce that our gifted Chapman Stick Player Rouven Haliti invites to his Bachelor Concert in Rostock!

He is not only very skilled at the Chapman Stick, but additional a virtuoso at electric and double bass. Especially his lust to experiment marks him to be one special musician.

So please feel very welcome to join him at his Bachelor Concert at Peter-Weiss-Haus, Rostock!

Rostock cancelled – REPLACEMENT SHOW

Actually I am surprised, sad and confused.
Because we were so much looking forward to playing this concert!

Last Saturday I cancelled the show (by agreement with my band and our booker). My booker and I were asking several times for our contract which had arrived the club weeks ago. Still there is no signed one.

Obviously times have changed. Promoters are waiting for a good pre-sale before they allow us musicians to play. After we both sides agreed to have a mutual concert. I don’t think that would be a fair behavior and therefore we do work with contracts. We are planning and investing; practice, rehearse, invest in promotion and in time, have sometimes long distance travels, have to plan our families… and we love to do that for our music and for you! But not for the goodwill of a promoter who decides possibly one day before the show to cancel. Without any compensation.

Why ever the team of the “Ursprung” did not send the contract:

we will NOT play on Saturday, March 16!

But we hurry to find a REPLACEMENT SHOW in Rostock. But at a different location.

Now we hope you could follow my decision and we will meet at the replacement show. :)
If you bought a ticket already, please contact the “Ursprung” to get it back.

Love, Ally

September 14 in stores!

Only a couple of days and our new album “UP” will be in stores!!

Follow this link to get to all portals:

smarturl.it/AllyTheFiddle_UP

 

“Think of rock fiddle players and you can probably name the significant on one hand. Jerry Goodman? Darryl Way? Jean-Luc Ponty? Female rock fiddle players may be more of a challenge. Anna Phoebe? Anne-Marie Calhoun? Following this rather tortured memory game, violinist Ally Storch fronts her own band and this is her second album.
North Germany based, Ally’s violin permeates this album but not to the exclusion of her bandmates who enhance the necessary jazz metal quotient, especially guitarist Robert Klawonn. The lively (and heavy) opener ‘Sisyphos’ also features vocals but mainly this is instrumental fusion music with metal flavours.
Ally even finds time to include an excellent (bonus) version of ‘Surfing With The Alien’ whilst the legendary Jerry Goodman actually appears on one track ‘Try To Stop Me’. This adds great credibility to an excellent second outing where the classically trained violinist eschews the modern trappings of synthesisers and keyboards to achieve a more organic sound. One of the highlights, though, is the attractive ‘Entering Stratosphere’ with simple chiming guitar figures topped by Storch’s demonstrative strings.
‘Up’ showcases intense and compelling music which in places tries too hard for your attention at the expense of a good tune. The drum heavy ‘The Path’ (featuring another guest Marco Minnemann) is a good example whilst ‘Tree’ is unappealing until the mid-track key change. But isn’t that what Mahavishnu was all about? ***1/2 ” – review at getreadytorock.me.uk
https://youtu.be/VYSd5EGbuUg

First impressions of the new album

Until our new album will be in stores we want to give you some small glimpses to shorten your waiting time.

So we created our #lyricmonday and start with a short passage from the very first song of the album.

RELEASE & tour

Finally we are able to announce a RELEASE date for our UPcoming album “UP”:

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Therefore we will have a small Pre Release Tour at Aug 30 in Frankfurt/M, at Aug 31 in Hameln, at Sep 1 in Kaköhl and will perform at our RELEASE PARTY on Sep 2 in Berlin!!!

As support we are glad to announce the band “Canterra” (Symphonic Metal) from Leipzig

“Canterra”, as photographed by Andraj Sonnenkalb

Master

First the final mix, now the master.

Henk Westland, our irreplaceable sound engineer, went to Bremen for mastering our album with his versatile studio partner Marco Nola and their come out is incredible! They managed to bring all facets of the composition, the variety and mass of instruments and vocals to life; the band became pure Rock’n Roll.

Only a few little corrections and the album “UP” is ready!!

Marco Nola in Bremen.

 

Ally while making the last few corrections in Berlin at Henk Westland’s.