In Beyond The Bridge (A Rock & Roll Series) - SK Waller takes the reader on a magic carpet ride through the most creative and revolutionary decades the musical world has ever known.
The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 464 pages - released in October 2013.
About the Book
Spanning the musically innovative years between 1966 and 1991, the Beyond The Bridge series follows the lives of Sixties British Invasion blues rock band Tuppence, a colorful, diverse group of characters who, along with their friends and families, are inextricably linked through music and fame.
The leading character is Gordon Hammond, the brilliant band leader and lead guitarist. How he deals with fame and lives with his decisions concerning his personal life and his career sets the tone for the story, which is carefully and faithfully woven into actual music history, clouding the lines between fact and fiction.
This Special Edition includes Book One: With A Dream and Book Two: With A Bullet, both of which have been extensively rewritten.
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- "SK Waller does a lovely job painting the London rock scene and then diving deeply into the personal intricacies of musicians and band-member dynamics. The story structure is clever. The fictional weaves with the historical—in addition to the story’s main players, we glimpse visits from George Harrison, Donovan, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, to name a few. The crowning jewel of the whole experience is the dialogue: these people are alive. The characters were so vivid I found myself getting worked up. I want to meet all the people in the book and visit the places. Sex, music, booze, drugs, tension, engaging people, conflicting emotions, craziness, laughter, and the list goes on. An extremely fun read. I want more!”" - Bob Slentz-Kesler, Author, Sylvia, Rachel, Meredith, Anna and Search For the Flaming Chalice
- "Great book. Colorful, well written. You live it!" - John Breckenridge, Artist Representative, MT Robison Band
- "Beautifully written—sensuous, compelling, honest, and thought-provoking. As a guitar god of the 1960s, Gordon Hammond’s story is about fame and fortune and the high price that they exact. Too often, we’re tempted to believe that the life of a superstar is one of luxury and ease, but The Beyond the Bridge series is a window into their reality, which is more often than not, a completely different reality than the one that is presented to the public. Waller does an excellent job of drawing the reader into their private, most intimate moments with the sensitivity and knowledge of one who has been on the inside of the fascinating world known as Rock n’ Roll. Highly recommended for anyone who loves music, or anyone who simply loves a good character-driven story." - K. Lynette Erwin, Author, So Faithful A Heart: The Love Story of Nancy Storace & Wolfgang Mozart
About the Author
|Author SK Waller|
By the age of eight she could read and play piano using music and also by ear. By high school she'd already begun to write music and to play the large array of musical instruments that cluttered her home of professional musicians. After graduation she set out on a musical career that over the following twelve years included nightclub and coffeehouse dates, showcases, opening for popular recording artists, concerts at schools, prisons, and rallies, concert tours, recording, and frequent television and radio appearances.
She has lived and worked in Hollywood, Laurel Canyon, Haight-Ashbury, and London, her music introducing her to the private world of musical icons like Jimi Hendrix, the Lovin' Spoonful, the Monkees, the Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and others.
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Link to the eBook Beyond The Bridge on Amazon - UK
Link to the Paperback Beyond The Bridge on Amazon with Excerpt
Link to the eBook Beyond The Bridge on Amazon with Excerpt