Monday, December 1, 2008

From 'Day Tripper' To One Day In A Life, Twenty-Five Year Detour Leads Bill Wren Back To Music

Bill Wren was only fourteen when The Beatles took the stage on the Ed Sullivan Show. It wasn't long before he bought a bass guitar at a local music store and learned to play. In high school, Bill and his band performed the Fab Four's "Day Tripper" to the adulation of their fanatic classmates. It was in that very moment his world changed forever. He would spend the next fifteen years playing bass in Rock bands stretching from Michigan to Texas. However, after a twenty-five year detour from music, Bill has now returned to music as much more than a bass player. His debut release, One Day in a Life, displays how his well-honed songwriting skills have evolved with his seamless ability to blend styles.

In One Day in a Life, Orchestral, Acoustic Rock, and New Age music collide to create something simply beautiful. Like a master Renaissance painter, Bill has a musical palette of Jazz, Blues, and Rock which he mixes and blends perfectly on a canvas of his life experience. Says Wren, "I endeavor to write music that moves the human heart in a positive way." One Day in a Life presents eleven tracks that are soothing, smooth and flow easily. "Heart to Heart" features acoustic piano, guitar, and bass which collide with gentle percussion and speak directly to the soul. Moody and mellow soundscapes emerge from complex and soaring melodies in "Betrayal" and "Day Break." Compositions such as "Ocean Breeze" and "Old Friend" reveal subtle melodic menageries, with a hint of his influence from the sixties.

The success of One Day in a Life started long before it was released. Many of the songs have already placed at #1 or in the Top 10 on and In fact, Bill's songs have been played over 37,000 times on Additionally, Wren's compositions have already won awards such as: The Indie International Songwriting Contest, and the UK International Songwriting Contest. Even in pre-release, this album was slated for success, but this success is due to a trio of talent, not simply Bill. The album features the masterful production and arranging work of Frank Ralls. Further arrangement was completed by the gifted musical prowess of Terry Winch and Ike Sturm. It's the professional work of these three pros that bring Wren's compositions to life with their flawless harmonic/rhythmic structure and polished production.

It's been a long trip from "Day Tripper" to One Day in a Life, but it's a ride that is well worth the wait. It has proven you can take Bill Wren out of music, but you can't take the music out of Bill Wren. Either way, Wren is back from his detour, and he is right where he belongs. The debut album is available now at as well as Bill's web site at the links below. Take time out of your day to get One Day in a Life – it will touch your heart.
Take a listen to "Old Friend" (mp3 sample)

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