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TONY DICKINSON
BASS

We are delighted to announce the newest member of the band is bassist Tony Dickinson Music, who coincidentally replaced the late David Z last year in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Jeff explains, “It was the one, and only natural choice for us after losing our brother David in the horrific accident last year. Tony wrote, and played on 2 Singles for us on both SOTO albums, The Fall and FreakShow. He is phenomenally talented, and a great friend. He will fit right in with us, and I cannot wait for more of his contributions as we move the band forward!”.

For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/anthony.c.dickinson
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EDU COMINATO
DRUMS

Edu Cominato started playing drums at the young age of 6 years old, influenced by his father, professional drummer for several years.

His first real gig as a professional drummer was at age if 15 in one of the most respected and influential bands from São Paulo, Brazil, where he learned how to play different kinds of music sharing the stage with experienced musicians. In 1999 Edu started the hard/heavy band
Tempestt and recorded his first album ‘Bring ‘Em On’.  They toured throughout the years in South America and Europe.

In 2009, Edu was invited by
Jeff Scott Soto, to tour (for his Beautiful Mess CD) all over Europe and shoot the live CD/DVD "One Night In Madrid".

In 2012, Edu played 4 songs and co-wrote 2 on the followup
JSS album, Damage Control, released by Frontiers Records which was followed by an extensive tour.

In 2013, Jeff invited Edu to write and co-produce songs that would become the new release
‘Inside The Vertigo’ for the new band SOTO.

After all these years touring with
JSS, playing in big festivals and great venues, Edu is ready for the new challenge, SOTO.


Social media:
twitter.com/educominato
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BJ
GUITAR - KEYBOARD

BJ began his musical career at 17 as a singer with some local bands in Sao Paulo. He later worked with big bands that helped improve his technique and led to recording jingles as well as recording his first CD with a band called The Pills. At 18, he made his debut on Brazilian MTV.

With his own band
Tempestt, he toured in over 16 countries and shared the stage with renowned artists such as Jeff Scott Soto, (who also appeared on a track for the debut Tempestt CD Bring ‘Em On), Billy Sherwood (Yes, YoSo),  Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Marcel Jacob (Talisman), Kip Winger, Eric Martin (Mr. Big),  Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and Steve Morse (Deep Purple).

In 2009, BJ was invited by
Jeff Scott Soto to join his solo band, playing guitar, keyboards and doing backing vocals, to tour for Jeff’s Beautiful Mess CD. The live DVD/CD ‘One Night In Madrid’ was produced from the same tour.

In 2012, Jeff worked on another solo album called
“Damage Control” in which BJ was invited to participate playing bass player, keyboards and composing.

In 2013, BJ toured all over Europe and South America with JSS for the Damage Control tour.
Also in 2013, BJ was asked to present material that would include his presence in the songwriting of the new
SOTO album ‘Inside The Vertigo’.

In 2014, another extensive European tour was completed including many festivals such as
Frontiers Rock Festival, Rock Im Tal and Graspop.
Also in 2014, BJ was invited to play keys and provide backing vocals at
Sweden Rock Festival for the legendary Swedish band Talisman.

For more info:
www.bjvocal.com
www.facebook.com/bj.vocal.7
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JORGE SALAN
GUITAR

Jorge Salán is renowned by critics and audiences as one of the best rock musicians on the scene today.  This guitarist/singer who was born in Madrid in 1982, was awarded a scholarship by the prestigious Berklee College (Boston), where he spent a year studying.

His intense career, has been spectacular. Since releasing his first album at the age of 19, he now has seven solo albums under his belt and is also the lead guitarist for
Jeff Scott Soto and now SOTO.

He has toured throughout the world presenting his solo work or accompanying other artists.  

With Jeff Scott Soto he has toured Brazil, Argentina and throughout Europe playing in the most prestigious rock festivals on the old continent, most notably,
Bang Your Head, Rock of Ages, Graspop… Sharing the stage with bands like Alice Cooper, Helloween and Slayer.

Jorge also played guitar for American singers
Fiona and Robin Beck at the Firefest Festival in Notthingam, England alongside Gotthard, Tyketto and Danger Danger.  He continue playing for Robin Beck on every concert of her European tours.
He has worked, toured or recorded with some of the best rock musicians in the world including
Jeff Scott Soto, Miguel Ríos, Bob Daisley, Eric Martin, Danny Vaughn, Danger Danger, Carmine Appice, Robin Beck, James Christian, Fiona Flanagan, Paul Shortino and Abraham Laboriel.

For more info:
http://www.jorgesalan.com
www.facebook.com/jorge.salan.9
https://twitter.com/SalanOficial
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