Black Swan Ftr Robin McAuley, Reb Beach, Jeff Pilson Release Video For “Big Disaster”

Vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Black Swan has unveiled a video for the track “Big Disaster.” Watch it HERE: https://youtu.be/hNGOVHOHbGw

Their debut album, “Shake The World,” will be released on February 14, 2020 on CD, LP, & Digital formats.

Fans can pre-order the album, including signed items and merch bundles, and stream the singles HERE: https://radi.al/ShakeTheWorld

Watch the first single and video, for the title track, HERE: https://youtu.be/kY9KR7mEz1k

The genesis of Black Swan was sparked by a conversation between Jeff Pilson and Frontiers’ President & Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino, who wanted a project that would not only showcase McAuley’s vocal prowess but have a mighty musical backbone to stand skyscraper tall behind him. Thus, the initial seeds were planted and Pilson ran with it from there. “Shake The World” was tracked at Pilson’s home studio in Los Angeles and is a showcase of both the musical talents of the instrumental players in the band as well as McAuley’s powerful voice.  The four members got Black Swan off the ground by exchanging ideas back and forth and then bringing all the songs together. The final result is something fresh, very heavy, but still intensely melodic and it’s certainly not Dokken, nor Winger, nor MSG, or some combination thereof, but it’s own unique animal. As an example, one of the songs was written by Jeff Pilson right after seeing the Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. “I came home and I sat down at the grand piano and pretty much wrote exactly the chorus that we have, just coming straight [from] the movie. It is a bit Queen-like.”

Black Swan’s “Shake the World” is a killer slice of melodic hard rock and heavy metal from seasoned players who have gelled musically. Whether you are a fan from “back in the day” or brand new to the scene and just diving in, this album is essential listening!


  1. Shake The World
  2. Big Disaster
  3. Johnny Came Marching
  4. Immortal Souls
  5. Make It There
  6. She’s On To Us
  7. The Rock That Rolled Away
  8. Long Road To Nowhere
  9. Sacred Place
  10. Unless We Change
  11. Divided/United

Black Swan:

– Robin McAuley – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals

– Reb Beach – Guitars and Background Vocals

– Jeff Pilson – Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keys and Background Vocals

– Matt Starr – Drums and Percussion

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