Jeff Scott Soto and Mick Burgess

Jeff Scott Soto first rose to prominence as lead singer on Yngwie Malmsteen’s first two albums back in the early ’80s. Since then he’s recorded dozens of albums with Talisman, Takara, Eyes, Soul Sirkus, and many others. He’s now returned to his old Metallic roots with Soto, the band. Mick Burgess caught up with him in Newcastle on his recent tour to talk about the formation of Soto and the philosophy behind the band as well as his time on the road with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and news of a soon to be announced super group. Metal Express Radio know who it is but have been sworn to secrecy. You won’t be disappointed. Watch this space.


  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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