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Ghost Of, a new rock band based in Savannah, Georgia, are getting ready to release their first single “Lost in my Mind.” Ghost Of are collaborating with Director Todd Wood to film the official music video to “Lost in my Mind.”
Ghost Of consist of former Dead Stays Alive bassist, songwriter and Savannah native Tony Allen, singer and co-writer Alex Gold, guitarist James Lee Smith, and drummer Nick Barnhill.
Tony Allen, who has reached previous successes with Dead Stays Alive, is excited to unveil Ghost Of. Allen plays the bass guitar and writes much of the band’s music and lyrics. Allen has obtained achievements throughout his 8 year music career including making the Top 40s Rock list in the U.S., holding a spot on the Top 10 Rock requests in Italy, being featured in magazines such as O.K., UsWeekly, Virgin Radio’s Italian magazine The Rocket, and The South magazine.
E! Television ran a feature story on Allen, 99x interviewed the bassist, and Extra TV claimed an exclusive interview with Allen. Allen and his music have also received reviews from Wildysworld.com and Popcruch.com. Singer Alex Gold comes from a well-versed early career in Hip-Hop.
Gold, at 22, has received many honors in the music industry. Gold’s single “Doubted” was featured on the popular mix tape “Coast 2 Coast 50: the Celebration Edition” alongside major artists like T.I. and Yung Joc. Gold was booked as an opening act for Soulja Boy’s “Tell ‘Em Tour” stop in Savannah, GA.
He received a contract offer from local label 9Twelve Records to be their signature artist as a solo rapper. Gold performed the first and only live rap show at Savannah’s esteemed Saya Lounge, along with many other performances and appearances at popular Savannah clubs and bars.
Guitarist James Lee Smith has over 16 years of playing experience. Smith is one of the most sought after guitarists in the southeast and says he is influenced by the likes of George Benson, Earl Klugh and Stevie Wonder. A former member of local groups Savannah Avenue and One Sound Band, Smith continues to perform and write original music with both on occasion.
Smith has played with celebrated and Grammy nominated artists, including Trae Gurley, Jackson Evans, Billy Currington and Greg Williams. Professionally trained, Smith’s sound consists of a unique blend of jazz, bluegrass, and rock. Ghost Of put emphasis on Smith’s eclectic guitar style.
Nick Barnhill claims his spot on the drums. Barnhill hails from Savannah, Georgia, and has perfected his skills on drums over the last nine years. He has played with several bands throughout the Southeast region of the country. Barnhill is trained by Mark Vaquer, a legend in the local music scene who has more than 30 years of experience performing with the likes of The Long Awaited, Shut Up and Drive, and Monajam, as well as touring in the Mystic Orchestra – The Classic Rock Experience.
Multiple Georgia Press Association-award winning “Lost in my Mind” video director Todd Wood has worked as a cinematographer and as an international photojournalist earning a reputation for capturing memorable news and sports images. Wood has been contracted by ESPN for his unique and brilliant skill. Wood’s talent and knowledge have enabled him to form a creative and recognizable look to his work.
Multi-platinum Atlanta-based record producer Joel Mullis, who requested to work with Ghost Of on this single, speaks highly of the potential this group contains. Mullis has worked with many well-known talents, including Shinedown, Ludacris, Bubba Sparxx, Gucci Mane, Yung Joc, YoungBloodz, Faith Evans, and the Ying Yang Twins.
Ghost Of describe their sound as “haunting guitar rock with Gold’s soulful vocals adding to the ethereal experience.” The music has a bold bass sound, a rhythm undeniably deep and strong, and guitar tones that are yet to be exploited. Ghost Of are excited for the upcoming release, and to give the public their first taste of what this band is bringing to Rock music as a genre. Their first single “Lost in my Mind” is new, fresh, and, as their band name alludes to… haunting.
The single “Lost in my Mind” is mastered by multi-platinum engineer Chris Griffin. Griffin has worked with Live and Drivin N Cryin. Ghost Of are rehearsing in preparation for their upcoming projects including a full LP projected to be completed later this year with “Lost in my Mind” expected to be released in the next month.