Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
May 31, 2023
About the Artist
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are celebrating the release of their long awaited new double live CD/Blu-ray box set, “Behind the Curtain (Live at ProgStock)” with their first headline show at the Iridium on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Bill Hubauer, who has been playing keyboards for the group’s next studio album, will be sitting in with the band.
Guitarist/singer/songwiter Randy McStine is opening the show with a solo set.
Composers Now are co-sponsoring this concert and celebration of the release of Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ upcoming CD/ Blu-ray, “Behind the Curtain (Live at ProgStock)” due out May 19 on Melodic Revolution Records. “(Live at ProgStock)” features live performances of Stratospheerius at ProgStock’s 2019 and 2021 music festival, which is the top progressive rock event of the year in the Northeast. The band performs songs that will be on their 2024 release, “Impostor” as well as songs from his previous 5 albums. The new live record includes covers of King Crimson’s “Frame by Frame, muse’s "Hysteria,” and Chick Corea’s “Spain” with guests pianist/flutist Rachel Flowers and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament) who was a member of the band in their earlier incarnations.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ most recent album, “Guilty of Innocence” reached #4 on the Jamband/Relix charts in North America, and broke the European Top 200 Indy releases at 72. The group, which has 5 albums out, are signed to Melodic Revolution Records.
Joe and his bandmembers (Jason Gianni-drums (The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Neal Morse Band), Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar (Thrilldriver), and Paul Ranieri-bass (Mark Wood, Riot Act), have streamed over 3 million times on Spotify and other streaming services.
A multi-instrumentalist hailing from Western Pennsylvania, Bill is most well known for his work with The Neal Morse Band (NMB) and in particular, for his keyboard, writing, and vocal contributions for their two landmark albums “The Similitude of a Dream”, and “The Great Adventure”. More recently Bill’s Prog/Pop band We Came From Space is starting to get a lot of attention with their release “Overlords”.
Facebook.com/billhubauer and Twitter.com/@bhubaue
Randy McStine is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer whose diverse career as a solo artist and side-man has led to collaborations with members of King Crimson, Joe Satriani, UFO, Tears For Fears, Miles Davis, King’s X and many more. Randy’s solo work embraces genres such as Rock, Progressive, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop, and Ambient music. In 2020, he formed McStine & Minnemann with acclaimed drummer and composer, Marco Minnemann. The duo has recorded and released two albums, and made their live debut in 2022. Randy is currently working on new solo music, while serving as a touring member of Porcupine Tree, who returned in 2022 with a new album and world tour after a 12-year hiatus.