a band that many Clevelander's consider to be among the quintessential
Cleveland rock groups, (along with Eric Carmen (Rasberries), Joe Walsh
(James Gang) the Michael Stanley Band and others) had it's brief, productive,
blaze of glory from 1978 to 1981. During this time EMI-America Records
released two acclaimed recordings, "Breathless" and "Nobody
Leaves This Song Alive". The 'records' (containing such songs as
"Takin' It Back", "Glued to the Radio", "Walk
Right In", "Happy Endings", "My Heart's In Hiding",
among others) became local NE /Ohio hits and garnered an international
cult following. The greatest hits package, "Picture This" was
released in 1993 by Razor and Tie Records. While the public was only privy
to the officially released songs, and the new material performed live,
behind the scenes there was an abundance of additional songs that never
saw the light of day. The band was know to practice 5 days a week, working
on new songs daily. Many of these were wonderful songs that the band really
enjoyed performing. There was a distinct evolution of the Breathless sound
and the material during it's life. The first official line up of the band
included Jonah Koslen (lead guitar and lead vocals), Rodney Psyka (percussion,
additional keyboards and vocals), Kevin Valentine (drums), Bob Benjamin
(bass and vocals) and Susan Lynch (keyboards and vocals).
When Susan Lynch left the band, she was replace by keyboardist, George
Sipl and lead guitarist Alan Green. Upon George Sipl's departure, the
band found it's final member with Mark Avsec on keyboards and vocals.
This was a very talented, unique and high spirited musical ensemble. Now,
for the first time anywhere, these 15 new Jonah Koslen songs are available
on CD and MP3. Culled from live performances and rehearsal tapes, all
tracks are direct, intense and raw; All performed live in the bubble.
This is Breathless like you remember them, fresh and energetic.