McAuley Schenker Group

McAuley Schenker Group



McAuley Schenker Group was a multi-national band featuring core members Robin McAuley (vocals) and Michael Schenker (guitar), a successor (and eventual predecessor) to Schenker's earlier band Michael Schenker Group.[1] McAuley was initially contacted to replace singer Gary Barden in MSG. However, the strong partnership immediately formed between McAuley and Schenker led to the change of the name from Michael Schenker Group to McAuley Schenker Group, retaining the same initials of the previous band MSG.[2]

The band consisted of German, Irish, American, and British members and could be considered a supergroup as all members had solid musical careers; for example, guitarist Steve Mann has performed on albums by Tytan, Sweet, Saxon and alongside bassist Rocky Newton in Lionheart. Newton had previously fronted the short-lived late-1970s group The Next Band, which also featured one-time Def Leppard drummer Frank Noon. Guitarist Mitch Perry had replaced Yngwie Malmsteen in Steeler, played with Billy Sheehan in Talas and recorded an album with Australian hard rockers Heaven. Drummer Bodo Schopf had credits with among others Eloy and later joined Steve Mann in Sweet[3] They relocated to Los Angeles, trying to exploit the increasing popularity of hard rock and glam metal in the US.[4] They released three studio albums, one EP and an acoustic live album before disbanding.

Their first album Perfect Timing was released in 1987, and included their first hit "Gimme Your Love". Two years later, Save Yourself was released, giving this incarnation of MSG its biggest hit with the power ballad "Anytime". M.S.G. followed in 1992 and "Unplugged" Live came out in 1993.

After the 1992 tour with a strictly acoustic set and the release of the unplugged live, in 1993 McAuley and Schenker went their separate ways, the first getting married and retiring from the music scene for a few years, the latter working on his first solo album and eventually reforming the Michael Schenker Group in 1996.[2]

After a stint fronting Survivor, McAuley started cooperating with Schenker again, playing 26 shows across the US in February and March 2012.



Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing is the first album by the McAuley Schenker Group.
Save Yourself
Save Yourself is the sixth full-length studio album recorded by the various M.S.G. lineups, and the second album credited specifically to McAuley Schenker Group.
M.S.G. is the third and final studio album from Michael Schenker and Robin McAuley's project, the McAuley Schenker Group.
Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G.
Nightmare: The Acoustic MSG is an EP by the McAuley Schenker Group, released only in Japan, as a companion to the album M.S.G.. It contains acoustic versions of songs from M.S.G. and Save Yourself and follows the flow of unplugged recordings which were very trendy in those years.

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Popular Albums4

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Popular Songs1

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McAuley-Schenker Group Discography of CDs  –  September 6, 2016
McAuley-Schenker Group music CDs Michael Schenker Group: Michael Schenker (guitar); Gary Barden (vocals); Andy Nye (keyboards); Chris Glen (bass); Ted McKenna (drums). McAuley-Schenker Group albums Even rockers like "Bad Boys" and "Doctor Doctor" take on a ...
McAuley Schenker Group:Save Yourself Lyrics  –  September 6, 2016
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Blabber Mouth  –  August 30, 2016
The concerts featured appearances by three MSG singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley. They were joined by Ted McKenna ... DC and… I think people are ready to hear a bit deeper music than that. "I think that in my middle years, I was ...
Mcauley Schenker Group  –  September 8, 2016
McAuley-Schenker Group was a band featuring core members Robin McAuley (vocals) and Michael Schenker (guitar), a successor to Schenker's earlier Michael Schenker Group. The group released several albums before disbanding.
McAuley Schenker Group  –  September 7, 2016
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Mcauley Schenker Group chords and tabs  –  August 21, 2016
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