Marko Osterholz of Rockvoice HQ conducted an interview with Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, TALISMAN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on July 10, 2011 at the Ballroom in Osnabrück, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.
Jeff Scott Soto‘s double live album, “Live at Firefest 2008”, came out last December via Frontiers Records.
Firefest has become a pivotal event in the melodic rock season in Europe. Born from the ashes of the Gods of AOR festival, Firefest started in 2004 and not only did it continue the tradition of Europe’s finest melodic rock/AOR festivals, but exceeded all previous expectations.
Jeff Scott Soto performed at the Gods festival in 2002, putting on an amazing show that was captured on a live CD/DVD. So when the call came to Jeff about the new and continued version of this proven festival, he wasted no time in answering, “Of course!”
Frontiers Records released a live DVD and CD by Jeff Scott Soto on December 4, 2009 in Europe and January 12, 2010 in the U.S. Entitled “One Night in Madrid”, the set was filmed at Sala Heineken in Madrid on April 18, 2009 in front of an intimate and enthusiastic audience. Jeff pulled no punches and performed an exhilarating show featuring tracks from many of his albums as well as showcasing new songs from “Beautiful Mess”, including “Mountain”, “Testify”, “Our Song”, “Hey”, “Broken Man” and the wonderful “Gin Tonic Sky”. This is the complete show, with a DVD packed full of extras, including all of Jeff‘s solo videos, a special tribute to his dear friend Marcel Jacob (TALISMAN) and loads of tour footage in the form of “Goofballs!”. In addition to the DVD, a double CD is also available.
Performance – July 9, 2011 at The Rock Temple in Kerkrade, Netherlands: