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Middle 8
Ever Since Ever



CD $12

Middle 8 presented the classics on its debut compact disc from 1998: classic harmonies and melodies, classic songwriting, classic musicianship. Comparisons to Del Amitri, the Gin Blossoms and The BoDeans are not amiss. Centered around the songwriting and singing of musical partners Brian Sheridan and Andy Perostianis, Ever Since Ever has the punch of a band that plays the bars in Chicago and the romance and beauty of a folk duo. The Illinois Entertainer proclaimed Middle 8 purveyors of "unapologetic pop."
Producer Ralph Covert, then best-known as songwriter and leader of The Bad Examples and now of Ralph's World, was attracted to their sibling-like sound and the duo's original songs, which are credited to either Perostianis or Sheridan, or are collaborations. The album contains only originals, including two cuts co-written with Covert (one each with the two leaders). During the recording of Ever Since Ever, guitarist Jim Workman and drummer Ron Barnes (both rock club vets) made the full-time commitment to Middle 8. Joining the sessions were mandolinist/guitarist John Rice from The Insiders, piano player Steve Wozny from The Bad Examples and Buddah Slim, formerly of The Remainders. M8 released a second album on Waterdog and continues to play several shows a year. Brian Sheridan is now the main bass player for the live Ralph's World band.

The cover of Ever Since Ever features the art of Tony Fitzpatrick, one of America's most-acclaimed contemporary artists.

Middle 8
Praying For A Rendezvous

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Middle 8's second disc on Waterdog, released in 2003, again showcased the nearly-brotherly harmonies of Brian Sheridan and Andy Perostianas in front of a rockin' pop band. Drummer Ron Barnes and six-stringer Jim Workman are complemented by guitarists Tom O'Brien and Steve Gerlach, both of the Bad Examples. Also from the BE's is Steve Wozny on various keyboards. This sophomore effort was graced by harmonica virtuoso Corky Siegel while Scott Hall provided the cello and violin arrangements. All the songs on this set come from the pen of Brian Sheridan save for "Weirdo," a collaboration with Ralph Covert. While M8 continues to perform select shows, Brian is now also the mainstay live bassist for Ralph's World.