CROWN OF ROSES
This new Crown of Roses Third Sign project album, an alternative inspirational rock project, was inspired by and gauged around one of the most popular saints canonized in the church, Saint Anthony of Padua. The evangelical man, as Saint Anthony was known, could and still can help us all to understand the depth of love that the Holy Child has for each and every one of us. Crown of Roses debut album was released in August 1994 called First Water EP. Crown of Roses released an experimental album in 2007 called Fourth Journey EP. This was during the early stages of the digital recording era.
This 2010 Third Sign album is the band’s sixth studio release, containing 16 fresh tracks that take you on a spiritual journey with an eclectic mix of songs; melodies which will inspire and lift you up. On track 7 you will find the title track, “Saint Anthony”, a ballad. This song’s lyrics and music together capture the presence and feeling of this man’s true passion for Our Lord Christ during his short life.
Crown of Roses formed in the early nineties with the help of our beautiful Mother Mary during the height of the Medjugorje era. The core of the band has always been founding members, William David Jampo and James Anthony Jampo, identical twin brothers who write, produce, and perform their own music. Composers of all of the songs on Third Sign, both William and James have been inspired by great classical composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, as well as rock, pop, and easy listening music. William also chants for the Melkite Catholic Church as a cantor. This might explain why this new COR project has several different music styles to offer, making for a unique and exciting album.
Crown of Roses doesn’t fit the Christian contemporary mold and steps out, relating with the common everyday listener without selling out, taking another angle in spreading His word, crossing all boundaries. The band has always been striving for that classic Christian sound, making a connection through music and bringing others a feeling of His higher ways.
Performing live has always been something Crown of Roses has enjoyed, and has mostly toured the East Coast, USA. Fans throughout the years have expressed such good feelings after hearing COR perform. Like all musical artists, recording your own material is an accomplishment, but then performing these songs live takes on a whole new meaning. Each song somehow blooms again in a different way.
You can check out COR music on most of your online internet superstores, such as iTUNES, ZUNE, Emusic, Etc.. Additional band information can be found on myspace.com, www.William Jampo/Facebook.com and www.crownofroses.net.