New York singer songwriters Aaron Gilmartin and Dorothy Potter have been collaborating as songwriters and touring together for six years.
Their CD "Just Before Rising" was recorded at the historic EMI studios in Cologne, Germany in March 2007 with the help of German producer and engineer Uwe Sabirowsky on the same Neve 24/8 console used to record ABBA's hit records at Stockholm's Metronome Studios in the 70s.
Gilmartin and Potter wrote the songs for "Just Before Rising" while touring in Europe and Scandinavia from 2004-2007. There is an unmistakable air of loneliness and anger on many of these tracks (e.g., Taking Back the World, I Learn Alone) which is offset by the positive, hopeful vibe of such songs as the title track "Rising" and the lush ballad, "Digging for Bones". The CD offers a broad scope of emotions and musical feels while still offering a sound that is unified by the group's distinctive vocal arrangements and Gilmartin's Latin influenced guitar style.
Some comments about the duo:
Great catching the band! I loved the songs and the energy. Aaron really plays great guitar, and Dorothy is totally endearing onstage. I have been playing and enjoying the CD ("Just Before Rising")..."
- Bob Levinson, executive VP and head of worldwide television for the Beverly Hills-based talent agency International Creative Management
"Hey kids. Man, We're still amazed by the on-air performance you did out here in Phelan (CA)! You guys were awesome and we want to do another live show with you all. take care and good luck with your tour. We're definitely playing your "Just Before Rising" live on my shows. and the other DJs are catching on quick. Thanks for all that fun! Let's do it again soon!"
- "Hitspinner" and "Jammin' Joni", DJs, Aiirradio
"Your performance a very special treat! Beautiful performance! You guys are wonderful! Good luck in everything you do."
- Joey Reynolds, late night DJ and Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer,
WOR Radio, New York City
"I caught them at a recent Sidewalk Café performance in the East Village and, together singer songwriters Gilmartin and Potter brought the house down with positive energy, lots of laughs and soothing insightful sounds from their new CD, "Just Before Rising", to what can be a noisy and challenging downtown New York City audience. They stand their ground with soulful, original songs."
- Eric K. Williams, WBAI-FM Radio, New York City
Le musique de GMP c'est magnifique! Super soiree! (GMP's music is great! Fantastic evening!)
- Stephan 'El Coyote' Nicol - dj, Radio Korrigan, Bretagne, France