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A voice that should be heard more often, McAuley’s incredible vocal chords lend a new and vivacious effect to the music performed by Beach, Pilson, and Starr far removed from any Whitesnake, Foreigner, or Ace Frehley record…Rhythmically, Pilson and Starr give the tight backbone they need and Beach’s extreme versatility and dynamism just makes everything better.

-Cryptic Rock- 

Some of us have aged gracefully since the ‘80s, including , and I don’t want to pigeonhole this assemblage, but I can say that when I crack a cold beer it still tastes the same with this release no more than any other record I’ve collected

-Pure Grain Audio-

This album is a killer. In fact, it has its very own crime scene. We dusted for prints, and while we believe McAuley and Starr to be accomplices, we found the fingerprints of Jeff Pilson and Reb Beach all over this thing. 

-Sonic Perspectives-

has delivered what just might be the album of the year with “.

-Backstage Axxess-


Black Swan, featuring Vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) have released their debut album “Shake the World,” today via Frontiers Music Sri.

The band has also released a new video for the track “Make it There.” Watch it HERE: 

Stream and order the album HERE:

Black Swan’s “Shake the World” is a killer slice of melodic hard rock and heavy metal from seasoned players who have gelled musically. Whether you are a fan from “back in the day” or brand new to the scene and just diving in, this album is essential listening!

Black Swan:

– Robin McAuley – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals

– Reb Beach – Guitars and Background Vocals

– Jeff Pilson – Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keys and Background Vocals

– Matt Starr – Drums and Percussion

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