Aaron Starkey artist-2015




The Union Gospel is an American Alternative Rock band based in Seattle Washington. The Union Gospel was conceived in February 2012 when Mike Squires and Dejha Colantuono began writing songs remotely between Seattle and NYC. The songwriting partnership inspired the formation of Rock ‘n’ Roll outfit, The Union Gospel. Although The Union Gospel is a Rock ‘n’ Roll band, their sound is difficult to categorize by today’s standards. The only way to describe their music would be to add a new genre to the American lexicon – “Soul Rock.” Dejha is a musician, singer, songwriter, and composer with a soulful yet undeniably rock-and-roll vocal style. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she also plays bass, keyboards and percussion. She has formed and fronted some of Seattle’s more noteworthy bands including: The Pin-Ups, Rotten Apples, and Ragazza. She currently sings in Blackie (a tribute to Blondie). Dejha’s many projects have allowed her to work with production royalty Adam Kasper, Martin Feveyear, Matt Bayles, and Jamie Siegel. Dejha has recorded and co-produced a collection of full-length albums, including her solo album Tea & Vodka. In addition, she has worked and recorded with: Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Mark Lanegan (Queens Of The Stone Age and The Screaming Trees), and Jason Finn (Presidents Of The United States Of America). Mike Squires is a musician best known as the lead guitarist in the hard rock group Loaded fronted by Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan. Mike has been a member of numerous Seattle-based groups including: Eat the Feeling, Nevada Bachelors, Harvey Danger, Alien Crime Syndicate, and The Long Winters. He has written, recorded and performed with former members of: The Western State Hurricanes, Green Apple Quickstep, and Death Cab for Cutie. Members of The Union Gospel include musical luminaries: Eric Corson, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer and producer, on bass guitar – best known The Long Winters and has worked with or played with The Posies, Yes, Los Campesinos, Shelby Earl, Minus The Bear, Warren Cuccurullo, Rocky Votolato, Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), John Goodmanson, Judith Owen, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and others.. Jonny Cragg, on drums – best known for Space Hog…. The Union Gospel is currently recording their first full-length album at Jupiter Studios with Producer Martin Feveyear, which is scheduled for release in early 2016. Spread the Gospel.