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Initial Kick Featuring Angel Bassist Steve E. Ojane Drops Debut Album Plays With Mercury

Initial Kick is the high-energy Philadelphia-based rock band helmed by singer / songwriter Steve E. Ojane (Angel) and lead guitarist Frankie Schaffer (Hurricane Jane.) Inspired by the influences of Mott The Hoople, Hanoi Rocks, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and David Bowie, the boys offer up their own unique blend of songwriting and performance to the genre of arena rock with their debut album Plays With Mercury.

Steve E. Ojane replaced bassist Felix Robinson in the legendary ’70s glam band Angel in 2018 and contributed to their Billboard charting comeback album Risen and latest release Once Upon A Time. Initial Kick's debut album Plays With Mercury features 12 tracks including a cover of The Archies “Sugar Sugar” and the first single “Tranquilizer” which dropped on September 15th.

As Initial Kick co-founders Steve E. Ojane and Frankie Schaffer state,

“This album is our love letter to rock and roll. With a driving passion for the theatrical anthem rock we all grew up on, we had a blast putting this together. We think it’s pretty special and we’re stoked to share it with you. Crank it up!”

Plays With Mercury was mixed by Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Dave Bickler, Angel, etc…) and features guest appearances by fellow Angel bandmates Billy Orrico and Charlie Calv, as well as Richie Ranno (STARZ.)

The album can be streamed in its entirety here:

Plays With Mercury is also available on CD. Order your copy now while supplies last:

Track list:

On The Inside

Tomorrow And Forever

Wish You Well (Once Upon A Time)


Sotheby's Wasteland (It’s A Mall World After All)

Me And Rock And Roll

Sloane Road Kids


At Home With The Animals

Sugar Sugar

Big In Singapore

Rock And Roll Saved My Life

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