Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances, and this solo-acoustic CD captures him at his best with 12 standout tracks. Recently, Gaines was described by MOJO as 'the man who sounds like Otis Redding, Elvis Costello and David Bowie, wrapped up in one amazing package.'
His first CD since 2004 and seventh full-length release, 'Live In Europe' is a fitting new addition to his catalog, sure to please his fans and make new ones. In the words of ROLLING STONE Magazine, 'Jeffrey Gaines is the voice of a new generation.'
'Live In Europe' features the following songs: 'Fear,' 'Scares Me More,' 'I Know A Man,' 'To Love Her Inside,' 'Anything New,' 'A Dark Love Song,' 'Headmasters of Mine,' 'Five Years,' 'A Simple Prayer,' 'I'll Have You,' 'Beyond The Beginning' and 'Over And Over.'
Opening for Gaines will be Phoenixville's Brittany Robey, a student at Rock & Roll After School and a member of the school's elite performing ensemble Rock & Roll After School SuperGroup. Robey won the Outstanding Talent award and was first runner up in the 2011 Phoenixville Dogwood Pageant, where she wowed both the crowd and the judges with her powerful and unique vocals. In April, 2012, she was awarded the 'Outstanding Musicianship Award' at the Forum Music Festivals in California. Recently she was nominated to receive The Phoenixville Area High School Innovation Honor Award, from The American High School Innovation Foundation, upon graduation for her creativity and work to make the world a new and better place with song. Grammy nominated producer David Ivory spotted Robey and selected her for inclusion in his monthly Comcast television series at Puck Live! and at the 2012 Singer-Songwriter Cape May Festival. This fall she will begin studies at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
About Jeffrey Gaines: Born and raised in Harrisburg, Gaines' musical interest was sparked at a young age, owing largely in part to his parents' collection of soul records. But, it was his discovery of Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie that truly sealed his fate, leading to his participation in local bands. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records. The first single off the critically acclaimed Jeffrey Gaines record was 'Hero In Me.' Gaines performed it live on Good Morning America and received radio and MTV airplay. But, it was his cover of Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' which took #22 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.
Gaines will perform several dates throughout 2012 to support his new release, 'Live in Europe,' recorded during his 25-city tour of Europe with Joe Jackson.