Mach Bell Experience - SAT DEC 16 - Norwood MA - Magic Room
First edition copies of "Rock Survival," "I GOTTA ROCK" and "Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary" signed to you (or to anyone you choose) by the author! Take your pick or get ALL Three! Available ONLY at Cowboy's appearances or right HERE at his official website.
Personally autographed copies of Mach's fast moving new memoir, Rock Survival, signed to you. Or for anyone else you pick!
ROCK SURVIVAL makes a distinctive and impressive gift and after the author signs your copy he will dispatch it promptly with the morning mail.
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Mach Bell Experience (MBE) takes the stage as a hard-hitting quintet, fronted by vocalist Cowboy Mach Bell. With a mantra of "Once A Rocker, Always a Rocker," the setlist features a powerhouse of original arena-rock classics, including "Women in Chains," "Walk With Me Sally," and the 80's MTV favorite "Black Velvet Pants," penned and performed by Mach during his recording and hell-raising days with the international touring act, the Joe Perry Project.
Audiences can also anticipate the inclusion of the MBE hit "Power Fever," along with some of Mach's legendary Thundertrain club favorites—songs rooted in the heart of Boston's Kenmore Square. The musical journey is elevated by the wizardry of guitarist Johnny Press, the dramatic beats and electrifying performances of the All-Star MBE band, featuring bassist Jim Becker, guitarist / vocalist Jeff Tremblay, and drummer Al D’Allessandro.
As an extra treat, New England Music Hall of Fame’s Cowboy Mach Bell will be autographing copies of his new book, "ROCK SURVIVAL” at the show.
WICKED THEORY is a brand new, all original hard-rock band led by guitarist/producer, Aart Knyff (Theory 13, L-88) and featuring one of the premier vocal and guitar talents in the Northeast: Jodee Frawlee (Starr Faithful). They are currently putting finishing touches on their electrifying debut album and this will be the band’s first public performance.
In the vibrant and ever-evolving world of rock music, there are a few names that have left an indelible mark on the genre. One such name is Mach Bell, a man whose passion for music and unique talent has seen him rise to the top of the rock scene. Known for his powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence, Bell has become a beloved figure in the world of rock and roll.
Born on January 23, 1953, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Bell’s journey into the world of music began at a young age. He was classically trained on the cello as a child, a testament to his innate musical talent. However, the allure of the electric guitar during the Swinging 60’s proved too strong to resist, and he made the switch. As the 70’s dawned, Mach made another switch, this time to lead singer, a role that would catapult him to stardom.
His singing career took off, leading to gigs that included five years touring and recording with Natick MA’s Thundertrain. This was followed by a stint on the West Coast working and performing with Circus Vargas. However, the highlight of his career came when he joined forces with America’s quintessential rock star, Joe Perry of Aerosmith. This collaboration resulted in the Joe Perry Project and the album “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker,” released under MCA Universal/Geffen Records in 1983. It was during this time that Joe Perry officially gave Mach his nickname “Cowboy,” a moniker that has stuck with him to this day.
Mach Bell’s career is not just limited to music. He is also an educator and an author. A lifelong diarist, he has compiled journals of his rock’n’roll exploits. His debut book, “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary,” was released in 2019 to a warm reception. The audiobook edition hit the market a year later. More recently, his 20-year (1965-85) rock memoir “I Gotta Rock” was published in late 2021. Cowboy calls it a “prequel, sequel, and return to the gritty scene” of his first book.
In recognition of his contributions to the music industry, Mach Bell was inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame this year. He is also Staff Emeritus of the Macomber Center in Framingham, MA, further showcasing his diverse talents and interests.
Cowboy Mach Bell bio courtesy of MUSICCONS/ Photo by Katy Nathan
Mach Bell Discography:
1975 THUNDERTRAIN - I'm So Excited/Cindy Is a Sleeper - United National Records
1976 THUNDERTRAIN - Hot For Teacher/Love the Way - Jelly Records
1977 THUNDERTRAIN - Teenage Suicide LP - Jelly Records
1977 THUNDERTRAIN - Live at the Rat (compilation LP) - Rat Records
1979 THUNDERTRAIN - Best of the Boston Beat (WCOZ comp) - Infinity Records
1981 MAG 4 - Mag 4 Go Monte Carlo/Man With No Name - Pure & Easy Records
1983 JOE PERRY PROJECT - Once a Rocker Always a Rocker LP - MCA Universal Records
1999 JOE PERRY PROJECT - The Best of the Joe Perry Project CD - Raven Records
2001 JOE PERRY PROJECT - Once a Rocker Always a Rocker CD - MCA/Geffen
2001 LAST MAN STANDING - Last Man Standing CD - LMS Records
2002 THUNDERTRAIN - Teenage Suicide - original 9 tracks & 6 bonus tracks. CD - Gulcher Records
2004 THUNDERTRAIN -Hell Tonite! Recorded Live in 1979 CD - Gulcher Records
2005 MACH 5 - Meet Mach 5 - Lawless Records
2023 MACH BELL EXPERIENCE - Power Fever - United National Records
Cowboy Mach Bell Books:
2019 ONCE A ROCKER ALWAYS A ROCKER: A DIARY Panther Rock Books
2020 AUDIOBOOK ONCE A ROCKER: A DIARY w/ NEW FINAL CHAPTER Audible
2021 I GOTTA ROCK Panther Rock Books
2023 ROCK SURVIVAL Panther Rock Books
When his record royalties start to dwindle, Mach Bell charts a new course. Venturing west to the heart of Los Angeles, he takes an unexpected detour into the culinary realm, joining the staff at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. Prepare to be entertained with behind-the-scenes anecdotes featuring luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Axl Rose, and a teenage Jennifer Connelly.
Just as optimism takes hold, Bell's tumultuous post-Project relationship with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry reaches a shattering conclusion.
"Rock Survival" is a unique survival guide, revealing how Boston rocker Mach Bell learns to navigate life's challenges and achieves new musical highs. From his late-in-life writing career to the heart-wrenching loss of family and friends, Bell's resilience shines through.
Photo credit: Rudy Childs
Books are sold at Mach Bell personal appearances & currently this site is offering official autographed copies of ROCK SURVIVAL by mail.
All other Rock Suvival sales are exclusively through Amazon.
The MACH BELL EXPERIENCE (MBE): a hard-riffing quintet banging out Blazing-Hot live versions of Mach's JOE PERRY PROJECT and THUNDERTRAIN classics PLUS NEW, original, Made In Boston rock - like the flashy new single POWER FEVER! Served up Dirty, Fresh and Heavy. Hell yea!
"That set the tenor for what was undeniably the highlight of Hallapalooza: the debut performance of Mach’s new band the Mach Bell Experience! The Cowboy kicked off his set with Chuck Berry’s “Round and Round” and swaggered through selections from his Thundertrain and Joe Perry Project days, along with cool covers of T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get it On)” and Yardbirds “I’m Not Talking.”
Hard to believe Mach hasn’t played live with a rock band in a decade, but he’s certainly been making the rounds lately with his newfound success as an author for his two memoirs of his prime rocking days, and he finished his set with what he described as a song, an album, a book and his raison d’ etre: “ Way to go, Cowboy!" Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker!”
BOSTON GROUPIE NEWS 9/26/22
Meet Johnny Press, the virtuoso lead guitarist who propels the Mach Bell Experience to new musical heights. A seasoned rock maestro and Mach's enduring companion in the world of music, Press now takes the helm as the fearless leader of the MBE band. With a rich history of steering numerous rock groups, including Gross National Productions, Velocity, Big Guns, Smokin' Joe, and Burning Sky, Press brings a wealth of experience to the forefront.
His latest musical endeavor is a solo masterpiece titled "Johnny Press Nuclear Gypsy," a testament to his unrivaled talent and creative prowess. The just-released record showcases Press's dynamic musicality and innovation, solidifying his status as a guitar virtuoso.
Renowned record producer Tom Werman attests to Press's extraordinary skill, stating, "If I could play guitar like anyone, it would be Johnny Press." Join the musical journey led by the incomparable Johnny Press as he continues to shape the sound and soul of the Mach Bell Experience.
Mach Bell has achieved Hall of Fame status! Gratitude to the New England Music Hall of Fame for this honor. The Mach Bell Experience graced the Regent Theater stage during the induction ceremony on 09/30/23. Captured in a photo by Ian McCallister.
Excitingly, The Mach Bell Experience earned another prestigious accolade at the New England Music Awards. MBE was nominated 2023 "Best Hard Rock Act of the Year."
POWER FEVER is catching. Now playing at Wave Radio Boston, KLKK-FM, KIOW-FM, WCUW-FM, the Rock and Roll Geek Show, WMFO-FM, Deezer, Mark Skin Radio, Pandora, Bandcamp, Spotify, Youtube, WMWM-FM & more added every day!
In a thunderous arrival at the MBE headquarters, hard-rock guitarist and vocalist Jeff Tremblay quickly established himself as an indispensable force. With a Stratocaster in hand, he not only contributes musical depth but also unleashes a soulful storm through his powerful vocals, enriching the MBE All-Star lineup.
Meet Al D'Alessandro, affectionately known as "The Count." This powerhouse drummer and vocalist enters the scene with fists of fury, generating massive backbeats that resonate with relentless energy. MBE proudly presents its 10th-degree Black Belt Grandmaster, a hard-rocking force to be reckoned with!
Jim Becker, renowned for his prowess as a lead guitarist, has seamlessly joined the MBE, this time wielding the bass guitar. Embracing the four-string instrument with gusto, Jim proves that rocking out is not just reserved for lead guitars. Hell yea! The MBE is now fortified with the formidable musical alliance of Jeff Tremblay, Al D'Alessandro, and Jim Becker, ready to unleash their sonic prowess upon the world.
“5 stars out of 5 stars.”
THOMAS S. ORWAT JR. RockMusicStar.com
“I’m THRILLED that you’ve put out this book. This is the LOST ERA…and to get it from somebody who was there!”
JULIAN GILL - Author of "Aerosmith - On Tour 1973 - 85" and host of Look! It’s Rock’N’Roll
The Untold Story, Unveiled for the first time in Amazing Detail.
Rock’n’Roll’s Most Freewheeling - but Ultimately Doomed Band. Outrageous, Uproarious and 100% Genuine.
True Tales from the Trenches of American Hard Rock.
"Mach really did a great job on this. Recommended big time!"
Author of The Decibel Diaries, Radio Free Boston and Outside is America: U2 in the U.S.
"I like the fact that (this) is authentic.”
MITCH LAFON - Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon
The deluxe, expanded AUDIOBOOK of “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary” is now available at Audible, Amazon and iTunes/AppleBooks.
Featuring monumental Boston rocker Greg“Earthquake”Morton as Mach's co-narrator. The entire Diary is included PLUS...
Boston radio personality, author and rock historian Carter Alan joins in with his Thundertrain and Joe Perry Project insights (& some buried treasure)…
But there’s more! Joe Perry Project members Danny Hargrove and Charlie Farren drop by to spin personal road tales.
Vivid, new stories are shared, old questions are finally answered, and a gripping, new Final Chapter is premiered…
MACH BELL EXPERIENCE rocks the Back Room at the Burren. Davis Sq. Somerville MA Recorded 08/25/23
"Among the best I've ever read! You get the meat & potatoes - you get exactly what you would hope for in a book. "
JOEY SUTO - Host of Rock Show Critique
"its the From Here to Eternity of rock memoirs"
WILLIE LOCO ALEXANDER
"LOVED I GOTTA ROCK ...You told the story so well - lots of detail and heightened tales."
T. MAX - The Noise
Book #2 from Cowboy Mach! It begins at his first rock concert: The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968. "I Gotta Rock" presents an intimate narrative of Mach Bell's two decades dedicated to chasing the rock'n'roll dream, experiencing the highs and lows. The narrative spans the years 1965-1985, offering a vivid portrayal of Cowboy Mach's relentless pursuit as he collaborates with Biggy Ratt, the Wild Bunch, Joe Flash and the Screamin' Ya-Ya Girls, and even the Mechanical Onions.
The account delves into teenage tales of Mach Bell's audacious cross-country hitchhiking exploits at the age of 16.
The book also provides backstage insights and memories of encounters with musical luminaries such as Joe Perry, The Runaways, DMZ, Mink DeVille, David Johansen, Reddy Teddy, The Ramones, the Dictators, Willie Alexander, Stiv Bators, the Dead Boys, Phil Lynott & many more. For the first time, Mach Bell's remarkable circus diary is unveiled in these pages.
"I Gotta Rock" spans 492 pages with nearly 200 photographs,
#1 New Release on Amazon.
Every blue moon or so the Cowboy emails out a personal update about his next book, upcoming appearances, video shoots, tours, concerts, wild parties and stuff like that.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS & ARTISTS WHOSE WORK I SHARE & HAVE SHARED ON THIS PAGE, IN MY ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTIONS AND IN THE PAGES OF MY BOOKS.
Big Thanks to: Rudy Childs, Dina Ma Kin, Adam N. Signore, Babs O'Brien, Captain Easychords, Blowfish Lovell, Eric Law, Melissa Tyler, Michael Nolette, Rita Bell, Barry Brown, Kathy Ivers, Angie Gallarelli, the Bell Family, Aaron Bornstein, Michelle McCool Heatley, Dana Essigmann, Cap'n Easychords, Jim Murphy, Keith Powell,
Kyle Rundge, Frank White, Katy Nathan, Eddie Hoar, Tabi Mitchell, Manny Hernandez, Detroit Debbie & Dale Roszkowski, Kevin Thompson Ian McCallister, Susan Gentile, Cheryl Neale Cuddy, Stevo Rood, Mary Johnson, Michelle Holland, Dennis Roszkowski, "John", "Shane", Irene Loconto, James Papaconstantine, Joe Riccardi, Michael Pellegrini, Mark V. Perkins, Wendy Holmes, Steve Pimpis, Gary Sohmers,
Marc C. Canter, Ashley from the Cheap Trick tour, Sean Keenan, Danny Hargrove, Julia Bell, Ron Pownall, Chris Pitrone, Henry Sancho, AnneMarie Martins, Oedipus & the late Lynn Ciulla.
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