Lips Turn Blue, the acclaimed Upstate NY band whose debut self-titled album on the MIG MUSIC label has been getting rave reviews since its May 4th release, has released a robust live music video designed to pay tribute to Sir Paul McCartney for his 80th birthday.
The band’s compelling cover of “Maybe I’m Amazed,” featuring bassist Mike Mullane on lead vocals, has been a staple of the band’s setlist. This is also the first recording the band has released to the public featuring LTB’s new vocalist/ instrumentalist Iggy Marino, who covers harmonies on “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Also featured are guitarist/ vocalist Don Mancuso; keyboardist Eric Bieber; and drummer Roy Stein, who joined the group while making the album. A live video of the Beatles classic, “Hey Bulldog” (which appears on the band’s debut album) is also set for release later in the year.
‘We wanted to do something special for Sir Paul’s 80th,’ said Eric Bieber. ‘The music he made in The Beatles and his extensive solo catalogue have inspired millions of musicians, songwriters and performers. This is our way of saying thank you for all the incredible music you have given the world.’
The debut album and the initial videos released by the band were the last projects original singer Phil Naro was able to complete before passing away in May 2021 from cancer. His dying wish to the band was to make sure the album was released and the band carried on his musical legacy.
The group is booking tour dates to coincide with the album’s release. Based in Hannover, Germany and distributed worldwide, MIG Music has released albums by an extraordinary roster of acts that includes: Joe Jackson, Sheila E, Jack Bruce of Cream, Roger McGuinn, Ron Wood, Muddy Waters, Pee Wee Ellis, Maceo Parker, Weather Report, Nash Albert, Pat Travers Band, Vanilla Fudge, Richard Thompson, George Thorogood, Public Image Ltd, and many others.