Jan 2018: We released a single & lyric video titled Certain. The song was recorded and produced by David Dones and featured the original line up members Lawrence Turco on drums and Kenneth O'donohue on bass, guitar & backup vocals. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m7Rzfbi82U
Feb 2018: We released a lyric video for song titled Stone from our 2017 previously released album Whispers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=llSscmjluW8
April 2018: We recorded and released two live acoustic tracks titled Mi Culpa & Social Corta Vena at the Audio Pilot Studio with the help of Rob Freeman. The tracks featured guitarist/keyboardist Lefty. www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBmw36XPS8s and www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8KpkkENzjs
June 2018: Our talented bassist rocker Nick Narlis joins The Phoenix Within. thephoenixwithinrock.weebly.com/blog/have-you-met-nick-tpw-update?fbclid=IwAR1_0Pvk-jhKgGPc7TI7uK5qUxCWLaplHCxg58D8Goul4joQH0id9NBxzN0
July 2018: We dropped by Direct-To-Vinyl Live Sessions in Brooklyn and recorded a live 3 track vinyl EP titled Lemons. We did 11 takes & each was cut directly to their own individual 7" vinyl record. The tracks featured Nick Narlis on bass & Simon Lee on percussion. leestavall.com/products/lvls352?variant=9753028755500
August 2018: Omar vacationed, partied & performed in Amsterdam. Although it was only 1 & 1/2 performances (some time was spent on a street curb free-styling it). It didn't change the fact that it was TPW first overseas performance.) Much was experienced and learned.
September - October 2018: All together up to this point The Phoenix Within performed over 30 live gigs and did two online radio interviews (special shout outs to Cody Smith over at Penn's Peak & Kyle Dittmar over at Stony Brook University.)
November 2018: Brought the departure of Lefty from the band and his replacement by guitarist/producer John Narlis.
December 31 2018: We recorded a new song titled Maybe Next Year thephoenixwithin.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-next-year Lastly but not sadly this day also marks the moment that Know Hope Records decided to drop The Phoenix Within.
Moving forward we can promise you that the Phoenix Within will continue to work hard on our music & art. In the mean time we want to thank our families and the handful of true fans and friends we have made throughout the years. Please note that your support never ever goes unnoticed or unappreciated.
is the founder, singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Phoenix Within.