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Rock Ballad of The Week: Ritchie Kotzen “I Promise I Will”

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On a dark cold night
I was feeling a kind of faithless when I left home
I step up into the bar and set my eyes on you
For the first time
I don’t know the reason but you cut me by surprise
I gotta be there, babe
Always gonna be there
Cause You Know
You and I will be together no matter what they say
I promisse I will
I’ll treat you like we met for the first time
And even if the sun don’t shine
I’ll keep you all in safety side
I promisse I will
I’ll meaning it like
Like it was our first night
I Promisse I will, babe…
So much time has passed
People move too fast
But you and I feel like first time
Oh
And I feel love is so deep inside my heart
I can’t explain it
I don’t wanna change it
But I’ve got to let you know
So many people I leave in the life
I don’t wanna be there
But girl I’m gonna be there for you
‘Cuz You and I will be together no matter what they say
I promisse I will
I’m gonna treat you like we just met for the first time
And even if the sun don’t shine
I’ll keep you all in safety side
I promisse I will
I’ll treat you like it was the first time
You and I will be together no matter what they say
I promisse I will
I’ll treat you like we just met for the first time
Even if the sun don’t shine
Forget the lights this is our time
I promisse I will
I’m gonna touch you like I touched you on the first night
Babe, babe, babe
I Promisse I will
I Promisse I will
And I promisse it
Babe you got my word
All the thing I’m saying
I mean it, believe, I mean it

 

Richard DaleRichieKotzen, Jr. (born February 3, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. Richie has a prolific solo career but, since 2012, he is also part of the band The Winery Dogs.[1][2][3] Kotzen is signed to California-based Shrapnel Records.

Richie Kotzen began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven, he was inspired to learn the electric guitar by the band KISS. He started his career in a band named Arthur’s Museum. Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records’ Mike Varney, and he recorded his first solo album by the age of 19. He created the video Rock Chops for REH video in 1989, highlighting many of his formative techniques, including using wide-intervals and fluid sweeping.

In 1991, at age 21, Kotzen joined glam-metal band Poison, co-writing and performing on the album Native Tongue. This album produced two top-twenty singles which Kotzen co-wrote, “Stand” and “Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)“.

In 1999, Kotzen replaced Paul Gilbert as guitarist in the mainstream rock band Mr. Big, performing on their album Get Over It. He also contributed guitars to their subsequent release Actual Size. The record included the Kotzen song Shine, which debuted at number one on Japanese radio charts. After Mr. Big disbanded, Kotzen released the solo album Change, in 2003. The title track and the song Get a Life were featured in TV commercials throughout Japan.

In 2002, Kotzen bought a commercial building in Los Angeles and established a recording studio and production company. He has since produced his own acclaimed solo albums and collaborated with various figures in rock (e.g. Gene Simmons), jazz and fusion, including jazz legend Stanley Clarke.

In 2006, Kotzen was the opening act for The Rolling Stones in Japan on their Bigger Bang tour.

In 2013, the rock supergroup The Winery Dogs released their self-titled debut album on May 15 in Japan, with a worldwide release on July 23 of the same year.

*source: wikipedia

photo credit: http://www.metalsymphony.com

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16 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of The Week: Ritchie Kotzen “I Promise I Will”

  1. Oh yes, a real rock ballad. You picked a great one again, Syl! His voice is perfect for that song. Like the lyrics!

  2. You got me again!!! Didn’t know this either.

  3. He’s somewhat of a local rock star hero around here. My son went to rock school with his daughter briefly. She was graduating when he was just starting out.

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