Shock of Pleasure

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Shock of Pleasure
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Background information
OriginDallas, Texas, United States
GenresElectronica, pop, trip hop, downtempo
Years active2005–present
LabelsExecutive Music Group
Websiteshockofpleasure.com
MembersRobert Romano
Brent Irish
Kelley Christian
Josh Curry
Past membersBobby Friske
Shelley Gaither

Shock of Pleasure is an electro-lounge band based in Dallas, Texas. Formed in 2004 by singer/songwriter Robert Romano (formerly of Stranger than Fiction[1]), Shock of Pleasure have toured nationally in support of two national releases through the Universal Music/Fontana Label.[2] The debut release, "It's About Time" has been played on over 25 commercial stations and 50 college stations throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. The first single, "This is a Test" has been featured on an episode of the ABC Family Channel's "Wildfire" as well as the Electronic Arts video game "Sims Apartment Life II".[3] The track was also selected as a finalist for the 2008 International Songwriting Competition.[4] The second single "Spacetime" won 3rd place (electronica) for the 2008 Billboard World Songwriting Contest.[5]

SHOCK OF PLEASURE has Appeared in 5 National Industry Recognized Charts:
KKBB ARTIST/ALBUM SPECIALTY CHART RANK: 14
KKBB SPECIALTY SINGLES CHART RANK: 8 (Spooky)
FMQB SPECIALTY SINGLES CHART RANK: 12
CMJ: #5 MOST ADDED RECORD IN THE NATION (14 ADDS - RPM CHART #1078)

It's About Time[edit]

Shock of Pleasure's debut CD, written by Robert Romano and produced by David Castell,[6] was originally released in 2007 by the Executive Music Group before being re-released nationally the following year by the Universal Music Group's Fontana Label. The CD has received critical acclaim, accruing a list of accomplishments that include the No. 16 spot on the CMJ music charts in February 2008 (Source Issue #1047), appearances on nationally syndicated radio shows like The Lex and Terry Show, play on the ABC Family Channel show Wildfire, dance remixes of the songs in clubs across the country, and regular rotation on dozens of radio stations. "This is a Test" and "Spacetime" were both featured on American Airlines and Virgin America In-Flight Radio in 2008 and 2009. The 2008 re-release added two additional tracks (reinvigorated covers of The Carpenters' "Superstar"[7] and the Dennis Yost classic "Spooky"), both of which were included in Esquire Magazines 1892 Ultimate Cover Songs.[8]

Discography[edit]

Mystery Loves Company (Stranger than Fiction 1993)
Fate (Stranger than Fiction 1995)
Vertigo (Stranger than Fiction 1998)
The Great Snowflake Conspiracy (Stranger than Fiction 2000)
It's About Time (2008)
Not My Angel (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.garageband.com/artist/strangerthanfiction
  2. ^ http://www.universalmusic.com/artist/Shock-of-Pleasure
  3. ^ http://compsimgames.about.com/od/thesims2apartmentlife/a/apartment_music.htm
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-07. Retrieved 2010-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.daddario.com/DaddarioNewsDetails.Page?ActiveID=2046&Id=325
  6. ^ http://www.davidcastell.com/
  7. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p1000174
  8. ^ http://www.esquire.com/the-side/music/cover-songs-list-082009

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