Joey Maltese began a life devoted to music as lead singer and bassist in the hard rock act Toyz. Their song Rockin' Disease appeared on the album U.S. Metal. This was followed by a lengthy songwriting partnership with singer/composer Kitty Brazelton. Bands included the Philadelphia based "V" and the New York based Kitty, Ant Roo Bee and Hide The Babies. Another New York band of note was the carefully constructed Ssaucer, with songs written in collaboration with singer/lyricist Sara Hechtman.
Live appearances in New York included The China Club, Irving Plaza, Continental, P.S.122 Performance Space, The Bitter End, The Pyramid Club, Alphabet Lounge, Columbia University and many gigs at the notorious Limelight and the infamous CBGB's.
Previous Joey Maltese releases were Love It, produced by Theresa Durbin deVeto and Deja Washburn, and Savage Inside, produced by Robert Agnello with songs mixed by John Agnello. Maltese has also lent his talent as a lead guitarist to several New York bands over the years including D.D. Domino, The Bang Changos and Acts Magdalena.
His album, Night Of The Muse, is an ambitious collection of indie rock with a sharp edge. The album was written in New York and recorded in rural Pennsylvania with the help of Drummer/Producer Jeffery Sukenick. Most of the songs were hatched while living in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and reflect the rhythms of life in the big city. The seventeen song Night Of The Muse clocks in at just under one hour. The songs run the gamut from guitar driven hard rock to piano mash-ups with experimental instrumentation.
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