Rock Musical

Years ago, I had an epiphany and vison about the future of humankind. It was a story I called The Tribulation and experimented with the concept as a musical odyssey. I knew, a music and stage production could communicate this vision. I have been promoting this idea for a while but now it’s ready for the next step with a collaboration with Frankie Anne.

Frankie Anne and I, both fans of rock musicals, started to pursue this idea years ago. However, our lives took different paths, I kept the concept at heart and wrote some related songs because of the inspiration. Those songs you can hear on this site but will possibly be rearranged and added to, based on the new story or book as they call it in the industry. In reuniting, we are moving forward with this project in a new light and story. We want to create a show with a story of substance, depth and relevance that inspires great music, orchestrations and choreography, and leaves audiences entertained and encouraged.

This new rock musical tells the story of Nereida, an angelic figure who decides to intervene in a corrupt world government plot by recruiting a reluctant musician Michael and a team of hackers, to defend humankind. We will be working hard to breathe life into the story of Nereida – Tales and Tribulations.

I listened to your “work in progress” and I think what you’ve created in The Tribulation is very powerful. Your passion and spirituality are felt throughout the music and lyrics. I especially appreciated your personal connection to “With You.” A very important part of this work is your plan to include all the great prophets. I’ve always felt that we need to embrace and celebrate our different beliefs, not fear them. When we can all respect and love one another, this world will be a better place. Carry on your good work!

Andrew Weyman – Director (Guiding Light, Rosanne, Two & a Half Men, Ellen, King of Queens and others)

Overall, I think this is a brilliant piece of work. Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing more from you, and let me know if I can help you in any way. Tom Size – Engineer & Producer (Aerosmith, Huey Lewis & The News, Journey and others)

I listened to your album the other night…..really enjoyed it. The message, working with the melodies evoked really vivid images. Sounds like a stage musical. Nice work. Thought I may have heard a musical hat-tip to Todd in there. James Martin Kelly – Actor & Musician (Rock of Ages, Jack Reacher, Magic Mike, The Hangover and others)

Great music and vocals, production. I really like Desi’s piano work, and music as well. Thanks and the best to you!

NC Thurman – Keyboardist (Gregg Allman, Hank Williams, Jr., Chuck Leavell, Little Richard, Percy Sledge and others)

Like what I heard of the sample (Track #4 ‘Gonna Get Ya’)! Nice… sounds like Keith Emerson. I did mean that as a compliment. I love Emerson. ELP….. I heard a lot of synths and programming . Was that all you? Incredible!

Tony Monaco – Hammond B-3 Jazz organist, international recording artist and instructor

The Tribulation as a progressive rock “operalet.” Imagine Andrew Lloyd Weber collaborating with Keith Emerson or Annie Haslam indulging a serious Broadway jones and you’re in the ballpark. By turns majestic and rockin’, The Tribulation is a weirdly satisfying genre-bending fairytale that sounds like an off-Broadway – perhaps way off-Broadway – work-in-progress……it masterly merges prog-rock, classical music and show tunes. Inspiration seems to draw equally from classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Verde, and that groovy Broadway musical Godspell. Nick Tate, Progression Magazine, an International Publication

I enjoyed your work in progress for “The Tribulation” very much. The message I believe is very much needed today in our world. I love that the message is universal to all religions to open the minds of everyone. I think the message is an answer to what many feel is needed and missing in this world. I absolutely love the music of Concerto #1 “The Battle Of Armageddon” has amazing instrumentals! Good accompaniment to the battle and survival is very exciting and builds anticipation for more! The melody of “I Am Me” stayed with me. Contains the parts of good poetry: a question, soul-searching, and a resolve! “With You” has a good passionate vibe. Great tribute! After “Help Me” I can’t wait for more! Godspeed Desi!

Barbara B. Eddins – BA College of Design, Iowa State University. She has a blog with music reviews and short stories

The Tracks

Believe

Back to Eden

I Am Me 

The Thing We Call Love 

The Battle of Armageddon

Help Me

Come Back Home

Ready to check it out? Be our guest and listen for yourself?