Peter Donegan – West Palm Beach, FL / USA

The Beginning    

Almost inevitably, Peter Donegan has been performing since the age of five, given that the ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan, is his father. Lonnie inspired every British Invasion band from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. 

Now. 

Peter has opened for such esteemed artists such as his late father – Lonnie Donegan and even country music legend – Crystal Gale. He has shared the stage with some of the worlds legends such as Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Billy Bragg, to name a few.

Peter Donegan broke out on to the Country Music scene with his much-anticipated E.P, “Superman”, recorded in Nashville, TN. USA, which gained such reviews as “If you like Eric Church, try this!” (justlistentothis.co.uk). 

This album got the attention of Country2Country festival – London where he was an immediate hit and that lead to Peter being scouted by The Voice UK, where he became a member of Sir Tom Jones’ team, securing a viral duet with Sir Tom of one his biggest hits, a song, written by Peters late father – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.    

In 2019 Peter released his album – ‘LIVE’, recorded at the old Decca recording studios, London where he invited a host of fans to watch a live performance in the same studio that his late father recorded his industry-changing first hit – ‘Rock Island Line’. This album received rave   reviews such as “…this album is almost unparalleled…” (americana-uk.com).

Peter is also an accomplished event producer. In 2019 successfully producing, directing and performing in a second sell-out event, this time at London’s Cadogan Hall, to celebrate his late father – Lonnie Donegan and the 65th anniversary of the recording of the hit that changed the British Music Industry – Rock Island Line, alongside such legends as: Van Morrison, Billy Bragg, Leo Sayer, Chris Farlowe to name only a few.   

As a scholar of the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, Peter had a successful Buddy Holly Song writing retreat in Lubbock, TX. He wrote songs with legends such as Sonny West (composer of most of Buddy Holly’s hits including ‘Rave On’) and Mark Nevin (Previously of Fairground Attraction and composer of ‘Perfect’). 

Peter released his single ‘Thank You Texas’ which was co-written at that writing retreat.
This song climbed the charts rapidly and stayed at #1 on the HotDiscTop40 charts for over 4 weeks as well as #11 on the UnitedDJ Heritage Charts for 6 weeks, ahead of releases from Paul Simon & Dion and The Pretenders.

Most recently, both Peter and his latest single ‘Thank You Texas’ won awards for ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and ‘Best Original Song’ respectively at the Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards 2020. 
Managing to fend off some extremely talented competition from worldwide artists including Payton Pierce, Kim Carson & Buckshot Willie (USA) and Alamo Country Band (Mexico). See the full list of winners here: http://www.texassounds.org

Peter is blasting his way through the new decade, determined not to let any obstacles stop him from moving forward with his music.

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Jack Of None – Chicago, IL / USA

JACK OF NONE is an experimental rock / art band split between Manila, Philippines and Chicago IL, USA. It is composed of siblings A.G. Syjuco (principal composer and producer on guitar, bass and synths), Maxine Syjuco (poet-songwriter and vocalist), and Julian Syjuco (guitar). To date, the band has released 2 full-length albums — 2016’s “Who’s Listening to Van Gogh’s Ear?”, and 2017’s “Who Shot Bukowski?”. The band also released a 4 track EP entitled “The Tattle Tale Heart”. All 3 of these works have garnered critical acclaim — described as “haunting and thought-provoking”; “a brave new day for OPM (Original Philippine Music)”; “progressive and bold”; as well as “an odd, fascinating combination of poetry, art, and rock into a satisfying whole”. In November of 2016, the band’s debut album, “Who’s Listening to Van Gogh’s Ear?” received 3 nominations at the 15th Independent Music Awards (including Best Album in its genre) at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City. The album was awarded “Best Album Design and Photography”. In March of 2018, the band was honored with an astounding 8 nominations and 2 wins at the 16th Independent Music Awards. These were as follows:

● Best Spoken Word Album – “Who Shot Bukowski?”

● Best Eclectic Album – “Who Shot Bukowski?”

● Best Spoken Word Song – Dear Georges (Vous Petit Monstre)

● Best Eclectic Song – Polyamorous Serial Monogamist

● Best Eclectic EP – “The Tattle Tale Heart” – WINNER

● Best Eclectic Music Producer – AG Syjuco for “Who Shot Bukowski?” – WINNER

● Best Album Art – Design & Photography – “The Tattle Tale Heart” by Maxine Syjuco

● Best Lyric Video – The Brainwashers

The band’s most recent work is a 7 track EP entitled “The Purpose of the Moon”. It was officially released in December of 2020, and is inspired by the 7 stages of grief. MAXINE SYJUCO is a poet and visual artist from Manila, Philippines. She is the youngest daughter of artists Cesare Syjuco and Jean Marie Syjuco. Working mainly with photography, digital collage, painting and installation art, her work “possesses an intimate, philosophical, and often twisted voice in storytelling. Manipulating faces, unveiling poignant surrealities, and probing into abandoned rooms of the subconscious, Maxine authors dark, thought-provoking introspections of the human condition and its fragility — conjuring a netherworld where ghostly images exist neither here nor there.” Her first book of poetry, “A Secret Life,” was published in 2008 and received critical acclaim. Her poems have been translated into Polish and French, and have seen print in several international anthologies including the Asia Literary Review, The Poet’s Guild Quarterly, Chopin with Cherries, and the 2011 Rhino International Poetry Anthology. Maxine’s exhibits and poetry-performances have taken place in venues as varied as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, the Tokiwa Museum of Japan, the Hangaram Museum of Korea, the Art Takes Miami Exhibition in the U.S.A., and others. AG SYJUCO is the eldest son of artists Cesare Syjuco and Jean Marie Syjuco. At age 15, he was the lead guitarist, composer and arranger for FAUST!, an art-rock band of prodigious siblings that was discovered by MTV Asia in 1996, quickly signed to a major label, and disbanded 2 years later after releasing 2 controversial albums that included the historic “My Secret Identity” (MSI) in 1998 — probably the first full-length album in the Philippines to be released for free on the Internet by a group of commercially signed recording artists. Abandoning his professional interest in music for the next eight years, he graduated valedictorian (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from San Beda Alabang, and presently holds an executive position in a multinational tech conglomerate.

In 2006, A.G. co-produced the album “A Sudden Rush of Genius”, by his Father — legendary Philippine multimedia artist Cesare Syjuco. Currently, A.G. is the principal composer and instrumentalist for the experimental rock band Jack of None (www.jackofnone.net). To date, the band has released 2 critically acclaimed albums — 2016’s “Who’s Listening to Van Gogh’s Ear?” and 2017’s “Who Shot Bukowski?”. In March of 2018, A.G. was honored with the award for Best Music Producer in the eclectic category at the Independent Music Awards in New York City. Jack of None received 8 nominations, and was awarded Best EP (eclectic) for “The Tattle Tale Heart”. A.G. currently resides in Chicago IL with his wife, Mica, and their daughter, Muli. JULIAN SYJUCO is the youngest of five children of Cesare Syjuco and Jean Marie Syjuco. He is both an accomplished painter and electric guitarist of note. He was recently singled out as one of the bright up-and-coming new generation abstractionists, and was featured in the National Artist Jose Joya Retrospective in 2012.

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Detention – Akron, OH / USA

Detention is a high-energy band of teens from Akron, Ohio. The band gives explosive live performances, locks into heavy pulsing grooves and adds textured guitars with pops of frenetic, shredding solos. They performed at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go in LA and had crowd-surfing fans as they won the 24th Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. About their winning performance, Barry Gabel, Senior VP for Live Nation said: “The band was tight, fun, exciting, and had the audience going crazy!”

Detention includes lead singer Elliott Carter (16), bassist Fritz Dannemiller (17), drummer Luke Konopka (14); and guitarist Evans Cox (13).

Detention’s music is a mash-up of its collective influences, which range from Green Day, the Black Keys, Eminem, Tyler the Creator, Mom Jeans, and Ani DiFranco. The result is part teenage angst and humor and part life growing up in the post-industrial Midwest.

Detention missed a few gigs due to the pandemic such as playing in Austin, Texas during the postponed SXSW Music Festival, Devo Devotional, Lock 3, and PorchRokr. They have played a few virtual events such as the Montauk Music Festival, The Rialto Theater, Record Store Day, and WBWC Loclegrown.

Detention is on Spotify playlists such as DIY Discover and DIY Hits! Rock by topleftbooking, @TOUGHSCENECLEVELAND_ and on the album “Where the Hell is Akron Ohio? Vol 3”

Detention is often heard on Brews Radio, WAPS 91.3 The Summit and rocked a sold-out live performance for a Studio C Session. They were featured on WKYC Channel 3 News and with Tony Rizzo on The Really Big Show on WKNR ESPN Cleveland. Rizzo heard their version of “Helter Skelter” and wouldn’t stop talking about “these kids from Akron”.

Detention hasn’t missed a beat and spent the quarantine recording three new songs and releasing new videos such as 56 minutes and In Reverse. Pre-COVID the band regularly packed shows around Northeast Ohio and is starting to create a regional footprint – driven by consistent radio play of four self-released singles, “Devilberries”, “Emphatic YES!”, “In Reverse”, “56 Minutes” and their latest single “Dead Malls”.

Join the army of Detainees at www.detention.live, and follow their rise on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @Detention.live. For booking information and press inquiries, please visit: www.detention.live/booking. Contact [detention.ohio@gmail.com]

To join the email and text-notifications list, simply text ‘THERMO’ to 55444.

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Ero Seagull – Athens / Greece

Ero Seagull is a Canadian/Greek artist based in Athens, Greece.

She’s a Pop, Hip Hop singer / musician / composer and has released her first album “Evolution” with Amour Records and EMI Universal.

Ever since she was six years old she was learning the piano and music is like her first language.

She has won the judges’ round in the competition in London “The Peoples Music Awards” for “Unison” and “Craters on the Moon” where she went to the venue Scala and played her first gig and she has played her compositions in Lahore in the “World Festival of Music and Drama” for the “First Blush of Spring”.

Ero Seagull doesn’t want to belong in a genre and this can be seen by her tracks that vary theme and genre. In her music she pays attention to the lyrics sometimes they are in English and sometimes they are in Greek and most often the songs have a dance EDM element but then again they could be acoustic ballads. Most of them have her rapping and a funk rock twist.

Her track “Για μια Ζωή” (For a lifetime) is in the genre of Dance Pop and has received the warm response of the audience and critics in Greece. It launched as the main song in a very popular Greek web series “Lesbian Stories”. Her new track “The Gospel” got picked up by American music bloggers and it went viral on SoundCloud. It has reached 30,000+ plays and numerous reposts. She was interviewed by an American radio host about its success and it has been reviewed by many with positive feedback.

On the 26th of March 2020 she will give her first concert in the venue Temple Athens with Leon Rhymes and Danny Wav joining forces from London.

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Dogtooth – Glasgow / UK

Dogtooth formed in 2013. Like most bands they started out playing covers of their favourite bands, playing over 300 gigs all over the UK in some great venues. Soon writing and recording their own material, gradually introducing their new songs into their live set.

Debut EP “Breakthrough” was released in May 2017 with an instore launch at HMV, Argyle Street store and is available in all UK stores on 10″ vinyl and CD format.

Double AA Side What For/Away released February 2020, currently limited 7″ vinyl available.

New track “MONEY” to be released in the very near future!

Now with a full set of original material the band are as busy as ever with the ultimate goal being to release an album of their own.

John Hewitson – Lead Guitar and vocals / Craig Morrison – Bass Guitar / Robert Lang – Drums and Backing Vocals

Contact: Jim Morrison (Manager)

Mobile: 07791269376

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The Shout-Outs #3

This is a series of articles dedicated to all the bands and artists that participate on our campaigns over the years. A humble presentation in order to motivate them to keep going.

Griffin Tucker

Griffin’s sound is being hailed as THE NEW WAVE of CLASSIC ROCK.  Driven by a disobedient rock & roll spirit, Griffin’s “no excuses” play it loud attitude recalls a time when music was real and rock and roll dominated the air waves.
Because Griffin won the Texas 10 under 20 Guitar contest at the Dallas International Guitar Festival, you may think he’s just another great guitar player; but, he is also equally equipped on drums, piano, bass, mandolin & ukulele. And he can sing! He has appeared on THE VOICE & also earned a GOLDEN TICKET to Hollywood on American Idol where he received high praise from Katy Perry & Lionel Richie for his level of talent & musicianship. Griffin was recently nominated for the highest designation an artist can receive from the Texas State legislature, “Texas State Artist – State Musician”.
The release of Griffin’s debut album, “Believe It”, gave the world its first taste of Griffin’s own brand of rock & roll. From the powerful ballad “Some Kind of Love Song” to his rock anthem “Believe It”, every note that is sung and sound that is heard was written & performed by Griffin. This was only the beginning of his promise to “KEEP ROCK ALIVE” & carry the torch for the bands that inspired him, like The Beatles, KISS, ACDC, Queen & Led Zeppelin. 

2021 will soon see the latest chapter in Griffin’s journey as he unleashes his band, The Real Rock Revolution, and a slew of singles that will rock your socks off! You ready?

 

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THE Singer

KRYSTAL KODADA

Krystal, being a pastor’s daughter, was raised in the church and brought up on ONLY Hymns, gospel and the Oldie Goldies!! As that may be a shock to many of you who have heard her sing, she will tell you that her ability to belt-it-out started in her early 20’s when she started mimicking Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Celine Dion, just to name a few of her vocal inspirations. As a mother of 6, Krystal has managed to win 2nd in the nation for a vocal competition out of Denver, Colorado and open for Lita Ford and Firehouse!! “There is alot of soul and feeling in that voice” are many the remarks of her fans, and that what she strives for; to make those listening connect with her and the song!!

THE Bassist

JIM HELSEL

Jim has ALOT of musical history under his belt in his ripe age!! And when he too decides what he wants you to know, we wil update you here. What we DO know is that in his time away from playing music he and his woman, The Singer, own a furniture business that keeps him VERY busy along with playing with his cat named Sushi!! 

THE Guitarist

MIKE HEGE

Oh, what can we say about the man with all the guitar riffs!!!! Mike resides in Las Vegas, Navada with his wife and no pets! When he comes up with fun things to say about himself, we will let you know (lol)! 

THE Drummer

MIKE LONG

Mike is a second generation drummer, originally from Rockford, IL, that LOVES his craft and won’t stop until he’s dragged off the stage!! Currently residing in Las Vegas, NV, Mike has played in Country, Metal, Punk, Cover/Pop, Brass, and Rockabilly bands. Mike’s a Navy veteran who loaded bombs and missiles on the USS JFK. He’s a hard-hitting, pocket drummer who enjoys riding his Harley and smackin’ a golf ball in his down time.

 

The Garage Boys

Only a few miles from the Las Vegas strip in June of 2007, four guys, that had never met, rehearsed for the first time in a beat up old studio. Little did they know that seven years later they would be hailed as one of the most exciting and sought after rock bands in Nevada.

The Garage Boys have stood the test of time; touring, recording and performing in just about every circumstance known to all band kind. Most bands pack it in after a few months…a year tops. Who can blame them; it’s a tough industry. However, these guys are not stopping. They are a high energy, 100% organic, rock band. They released their second album, “Sgt. Peckers”, June of 2015, which is guaranteed to be a huge success worldwide. Their unique sound reflects their influences, which range from The Beatles and Stones, to STP, Weezer, Bob Marley, Sublime, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Radiohead, Bon Jovi and even Steely Dan.

Their latest album was released June 20th of 2017. It is their most Bi-polar to date: and that’s the way they want it. The Garage Boys are not interested in forming a generic sound where every track is the same as the last. One song will be glam-rock, Reggae the next, and another will be old school classic country rock…the way bands used to do it.

Staying true to themselves, they exclaim: “We just write what we like, no matter what. We believe in what we do”.

The Garage Boys are:

Bryan Duffy: Lead Vocals and Guitar.

Aaron Harris: Bass/Keys and Production.

Craig Small: Drums and Lead Vocals.

The Garage Boys will be performing anywhere and everywhere so look for them in your state.

 

The Brute

The Brute : is an Electronica music group and combines progressive electronic sound with haunting vocals and a melange of SynthPop, Blues and Rock influences. 

Daniel Gierke, mastermind of the project, has been writing songs for many years. At the beginning of 2018, the idea arose to steer his musical ambitions into a new direction. The Brute : was born and in Mai 2018 the video „And I Want You…“ was released on YouTube. The positive response of the audience encouraged The Brute : to continue working on new material.

The songs contain echoes of classic electronic bands but given a more modern touch and come along with a mix of driving bass lines, atmospheric vocals and lyrics that gain new meanings with each listen.

 

Cherry pill

The name Cherry Pill is a metaphor for life – the sweet and joyful mix with the bitter moments to create a rich experience full of twists and turns. It is a band for sophisticated music lovers who appreciate music that tells a story.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa the Cherry Pill sound is a blend of musical styles ranging from acoustic folk to upbeat pop rock, with strong influences from classical and jazz music . Thoughtful lyrics and sweet vocal harmonies are underpinned by the soaring melodies of Kristel’s classically-trained violin playing and Rory’s blues and rock-infused
guitar licks.

Their latest recording ‘Chocolate Box’ will take you on a musical journey, with each song evoking a different emotion – from the wistful romanticism of “Silent Movie” to the darkly brooding “Bare”, the pulsing rhythms of “Shoreline” to the tender contemplation of “Things on My Mind”.

 

Phantom High

Hailing from Toronto and flaunting a deep personal relationship with the pageantry of the macabre, Phantom High is already making their mark on a scene that too often leaves the “fun” out of “dysfunction”. The band has launched with a mission statement to bring authenticity, conviction and theatrics back to a genre that centers on navel-gazing and nihilism. The roots of their inspiration are easy to see for veterans of the golden days of goth and glam, drawing energy as much from horror in film, anime and literature as from the music genres that inform their hard-hitting live show.

Phantom High is anarchistic alchemy, bringing together the fundamental elements of what scares us, what turns us on and what makes us hungry for substance in an ephemeral, digital world that no longer seems interested in keeping the blood pumping, the volume loud and the music in each and every face. Phantom High prides themselves on putting the music and the show first and foremost, staying true to their roots while planting new ones like mausoleums in the fertile ground of a whole new generation desperate for something to scream along to.

 

RELEASE(R)

For the first time in our lives, we recently saw live music come to a total standstill. Chicago four-piece Releaser, however, isn’t letting 2020 slow them down.

Releaser met and assembled with the common objective to deliver you the highest quality songwriting and live performances that their decades of collective grind and know-how could muster. The music is astute and effective. The lyrical content is honest – something too many artists have abandoned in favor of sounding important. The vocals and melodies are the reason you check out new music. These guys will have you singing in your head at work like a pro.

Stephen, Andre, Duane and Jeremy saw in each other the pieces that had been missing in previous projects. With a different atmosphere of talent and trust, a new culture revealed itself: like-minded and hardworking, where the only band leader is the song.

After debuting their EP, Retox, and sharing the bill with national acts like Local H, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Spill Canvas, Punchline, Red Sun Rising, The Black Moods, Them Evils, Selfish Things, Radkey and AM Taxi, Releaser has begun churning out new material for a sophomore drop.

One week away from hitting I-55 south for seven showcases at SXSW, 2020 was gearing up to be a hectic one. We all know what happened next. But this isn’t these guys’ first rodeo in confronting adversity.

Releaser met the challenge by continuing to demo for their upcoming full-length. The band also recorded and shot a video for Richard Marx’s Should’ve Known Better, out and streaming on July 3rd, 2020.

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The Evolution of The Old School Project

How many music journalism magazines left in this current age? While the exact amount remains unknown, it is undeniably declining since there has been news that some of the biggest entertainment is on the verge of collapsing. In the UK, the leading music magazine, NME, has been discontinuing the weekly paper-based journal after an intense 66 years of influences in the field, leaving only the website and sporadic special issues. Similarly, the legendary Rolling Stone has cut their bi-weekly release to the monthly ones, which is definitely shocking mainly because the enterprise is among the top 5 publications worldwide. Well, it has to be admitted that unlike the flourishing 20the century where magazines play a prominent role in the entertainment industry, the scene has changed significantly.

But no. Contrary to everyone’s expectation, music journalism isn’t dead; it evolves.

The migration of music journalism platforms from the physical magazine to the internet marks the adaptation in the media in order to survive the online era. Numerous media companies have discarded the traditional approaches and embrace the fully-online system, while contrastingly, others tend to engage in the 50:50 model. Yet, certain rare breeds decide to find their unique niches, exploring the opportunities and creating some unthinkable ideas. One of these unconventional companies is undoubtedly The Old School Project, a sporadic event organizer and café X radio internet projects based in Greece.

Albeit its success of organizing two prominent indie festivals and operating an on-air radio X café, The Old School Project also has embraced the alteration and tried to progress from its initial root. While staying strong in the music fields, it has spread the wings, becoming a well-established media offering various industry-concerned features. You will be able to find anything on its webpage, from reviews to personal band pages.  

It is considerably rare for music-focused publication to have a wide range of features, making the all-you-can-serve scheme that The Old School Project provides is undoubtedly an innovation. From the business perspective, having diverse sub-services or multiple products under one flag is pretty typical as it will cut the expense. Besides, the tactic can also be considered a smart move since it will be more captivating for the clients.

However, being exclusive alone is never enough. The media also needs to provide exceptional quality in the articles and effectiveness on each promotional campaign. So, the question will be: does this jack of all trade scheme affect the excellence of its programs?

To understand this, each features The Old School Project promotes needs to be broken down.

The first and probably the most well-known service showcased by The Old School Project is the band promotion. Starting with only €6,20 for 15 days, the company will become the group’s fidus Achates, providing a personal page on the website and promoting the latest works or events. Those who are eager to promote using the radio facility that the enterprise has to upgrade the bundle to at least “Titanium,” which cost €24,80 monthly.

Novices in the music industry may probably see the cost as a waste of money, as there are certainly more affordable options, such as Google or social media Ads. But unlike the other auto-generated advertisement, The Old School Project tends to hit right on the target market since its webpage and social media followers consist of pure music enthusiasts who know how to appreciate one’s work. Bottomline – the bundles are worth the price.

Besides the already-fascinating band promotion, the enterprise also offers another enthralling addition: the review. By only adding €80 for each, The Old School Project will provide an honest review created by professional journalists who understand music from aesthetic and theoretical perspectives. The appraisal will not only cover the songs but also encompasses the activities in general and social media presence. Truthfully, the profoundness and honesty hook me up; in the modern entertainment business full of deceptions and falsehoods, a bold, sharp review is definitely needed to provide an unbiased benchmark for the industry and guide fellow newcomers.

Aside from musicians, the studio or agency that needs the bigger platform for promoting their proteges can benefit by using the advertising features dedicated for labels, starting from only €10,00 for 15 days trial. It works similarly with the band promotion, but the client can add up to five groups on the personal page. For one who needs to draw bigger crowds by using their radio facility, they can upgrade to the “Titanium” (€99,20 / Month) or “Slinger” (€117,80 / Month).

Financially, these services are definitely worth more money than the single band promotion, as the enterprise will promote up to five different groups instead of one. Unfortunately, the company offers no other features aside from the quantity, making it a bit unsatisfactory. I genuinely expect more surprises since the price fluctuates significantly compared to the single-band promotion; even the difference is higher than €50 for the highest bundle: “Slinger.”

The Old School Project also provides other advertising services, focusing on graphic designers. It supposes to promote the artists’ artwork, specifically for one who works as a cover illustrator, poster maker, and logo designer. Frankly speaking, the feature seems to be forced to exist and indirectly related to music. Understandably, the company desires to hook the fellow artists who produce the paintings or logo in the music industry. Yet, The Old School Project website doesn’t seem to be the right place. Another two cents; it is preferable to create a sub-platform for facilitating these artists.

Next, here comes the journalism service, a place where fellow journalists are facilitated to build their resumes by publishing the works on The Old School Project’s personal page. While the innovation won’t be too appealing for veterans due to the €24,80 down payment, the young journalists who want to step into the music industry or strengthen the resume will attain considerable benefits, mainly on the exposure side.

However, despite the advantages that both parties can get, this journalism feature is truly a double-edged sword. Writing a band review or reporting an interview is tricky – besides the specific music theories and other relevant knowledge that the journalists need to have, they are obliged to write with honesty yet inoffensive. For newbies with little pertinent experiences, following these two aspects are challenging. If one of the writers makes a blunder, The Old School Project’s name will also be tarnished. Hence, it is suggested that the company have editors or at least one experienced journalist to filter the contents to prevent such a scenario.

Another noteworthy aspect of The Old School Project can be seen in its website design. Notwithstanding using only basic colors such as blue, grey, and white as a background, the excellent combination creates such an aesthetic ambiance without alleviating the clarity. Also, the radio player’s location is on-point, as it is placed in the left area and doesn’t cover up the content.

Nevertheless, there is a flaw: certain parts of the website pages are still disorganized. For instance, on the band review page, the distribution of text and the gap between pictures and sentences is somehow disordered, making it difficult to read. This problem may look frivolous, but it affects the engagement of a website by a mile in the long run. Even if audiences find the content mesmerizing, they probably will think twice to revisit the website, especially after undergoing the difficulties to read the article. Thus, it has to be fixed by redesigning the messy sections using a more reader-friendly template.

It is indeed a charming experience to surf on The Old School Project platform and witness the high-quality, authentic content. The company is undoubtedly an exceptional breed; the creators are bold enough to abandon the comfort zone by bringing something new to the game: the fascinating jack of all trade online services. Specific features such as the graphic designer service and article pages need reworking to engage more visitors. Still, it is just inconsequential hitches.

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The Shout-Outs #2

This is a series of articles dedicated to all the bands and artists that participate on our campaigns over the years. A humble presentation in order to motivate them to keep going.

CARLY JO JACKSON
With a voice filled with grit and soul, Carly Jo Jackson brings the heat of the Florida sunshine to all she does.  She has a vocal tone that is as infectious as her charismatic stage presence. She caught the attention of some big names in the music and entertainment business, opening shows for Michael McDonald (who also provided vocals on her recent EP), Kenny Loggins and Dennis Quaid and serving as a musical inspiration to Jeff Bridges who recently featured her on his Sleep Club website.  Other notable performances include her appearance in 2014 on America’s got Talent, where she appeared in two televised episodes and advanced to Judgement Week; performing as an Emerging Artist at 2018’s Summerfest; singing backup vocals to Kenny Loggins at 2019’s Hawaii Songwriters Festival; performing at the renowned 30A Songwriters Festival along with Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mullins, Livingston Taylor and more; opening a San Francisco 49ers game; and winning the 2015 Belk Southern Musician Showcase.  In late 2019, she released her EP Au Naturel, produced by Chris Pelonis and Lost Coast Records and distributed by Jimmy Buffet’s Cherry Bomb Records.

 

Ray Anthony I’m a Duke City New Mexico native burning up the black top with original contemporary funk & jazz music. Innovation and technology fueled with originality are my strengths. I’m a motivated horn player that was at the right place at the right time to take advantage of an opportunity to go on the road back in the day with a funk band based out of Chicago playing the trombone. Hanging & performing throughout the Midwest with great musicians was priceless. These days the music burns inside me. I love writing music, blowing my funky horn &spank’n the plank on keyboards with my new band PowerSlyde.  Funking it up every chance we get performing our own brand of original contemporary funk & jazz music.

PowerSlyde & KEN MATHIS – DRUMS I’ve always considered percussion the foundation for most music. My love for the drums prompted me to experience a variety of music – playing in rock, Christian rock, and pop bands. I love listening to the funk grooves of James Brown and later the heavy bass and drum of the old school music of the 80’s. I then discovered that there were artists out there combining funk, R&B, and some rock guitar and called it Smooth Jazz which immediately became my favorite genre.  Although there are great cover tunes out there, my passion is playing originals and helping to shape the music.

 

The Rift

With an array of musical influences spanning Flamenco, Thrash Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Grunge, Blues, and Reggae, The Rift forged in 2010 with Ovais Malik, Aris Anagnos, & John Anagnos.  Being brothers and long time friends has made the band have a chemistry that is rare and exceptional.  Audiences are often shocked to see so much noise comes from only two to three players.  With so many different influences the band has learned to blend these genres into their own unique style.  After a successful 2018 with the release of Rock Narcotic landing the band on Vans Warped Tour and Next 2 Rock with 95.5 KLOS FM the band has been developing new material for an upcoming album.  Edge of Never and Bad Luck released this summer of 2020 mark the first two single releases for the band since 2018 and the group expect to have more material released for fans come the end of 2020.

 

Aname’ Rose

Aname’ Rose is an R&B/Neo-soul artist from New Iberia, Louisiana. Rose has been singing since age 3 – and performed on stage for the first at 7 years old. Ever since then Aname’ has made quite a name for herself. , especially in her hometown. Once residents got word of her voice she immediately got booked for weddings, festivals, church events, birthday parties, and has sang the national anthem more than once for school functions – hers and surrounding schools. At age 13, Aname’ decided that she wanted pursue acting as well as singing. She started acting classes At John Robert powers and eventually landed her first movie role in 2015. The movie is a faith based drama that stars Rose, Golden Brooks, and the late Tommy Ford. she still pursues acting till tis day. a few years later, Aname’ got the opportunity to be on American idol (season 16) where she made it to top 70.  shorty after she dropped the southern hit “Swing me” ft new Cupid. The song did very well and is still played in clubs and on the radio today. A few months later  she decided to dive deeper  into her passion by studying at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California where she’s getting an Associates degree in the Vocal Program. Currently Aname’ is continuing her studies and making music of her own. 

 

BOTM

Formed in a studio underneath a bank in Hoboken, NJ, “BOTM” is the moniker of writing/producing duo, David Fagin (Rosenbergs), and Dan Mcloughlin (Push Stars). BOTM is the “Anti-label” band. By that we mean, historically, most labels have sought to mold a bands’ release wherein every song sounds the same. Not BOTM. It’s our mission that every song this band releases will sound completely different than the song before it. Some may like, some may not, but we find it completely boring not being able to tell the difference between song 1 and song 10.

Additionally, like a book club for music, this old but incredibly talented (and good-looking) duo will be releasing a new single every month, which, in the style of the long gone 45RPMs, will also contain a B-side. The first being “Lost” and “Love Will Only Get In The Way.” Occasionally, the b-side will be an acoustic/stripped down version of side-A. How cool is that?

As often as possible, each track will feature performances from various friends and enemies throughout the local – and not so local – NYC music scene. Of course, this is all dependent on the world not being hit w/ an international pandemic, but what are the odds of that?

We hope you like it. Stay safe.

Dan and David

 

Azure Wolf

Azure Wolf is a female-fronted, DC-based indie rock band with an ethereal twist.  They have a strong lyrical focus with dark and deep vibes that will leave your soul tingling.  

Driven by energetic beats and haunting guitar tones, this band is hoping to bring in a new wave of indie rock.  In a band review by the Recording Artists Guild, Azure Wolf had been described as “dream alt-rock”, and they’re proud to fall in that genre category.

Since forming in February of 2020, the band has been busy with live shows and recording their next string of singles and an EP, Post Impressions, set to release in 2021.

They’ve performed in numerous venues in Washington, DC, including the famous Black Cat, DC9, State Theatre and The Pie Shop.

In their birthplace of Winchester, VA, they have headlined the city’s leading venue, Blue Fox, and have frequented the circuit throughout the city.

Azure Wolf takes altruism seriously and utilizes their platform to promote the causes they believe in.

During the Australian bush fires of February 2020, the band put together a benefit concert that included themselves and three other DC bands to raise money for the efforts to fight the fires. They raised a total of $1,200 during the three-hour show.

In their short time as a band, Azure Wolf has developed a strong local following in the DC and Northern VA area, with a total of 3,650 followers across their social media platforms.

 

Sean Tobin

Born and raised on the New Jersey shore, Sean Tobin was Influenced by folk-song troubadours like Guy Clark, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, as well as high-energy rockers like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Tom Petty. Self-taught and trained by the New Jersey bar scene, Tobin owes much of his high-energy performances to his time spent busking on the streets of Galway, Ireland throughout 2015 and 2017.

In 2017, Tobin graduated college with a degree in writing. Having expected to become a novelist, his business as a musician began to overshadow his prose. Uncertain of his future, Tobin walked El Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trail through Spain, with his guitar tied to his pack. Upon the trail’s completion, the future became obvious.

Tobin returned to New Jersey in the fall of 2017 where he worked as a technical construction writer to fund his music. He released his first album, This Midnight, in the summer of 2018, and in 2019 he played Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings III Festival at the House of Blues in Boston. He quit his 9-5 soon after.

In July of 2019, Sean released Dreams & Black Caffeine, a four-song EP recorded in Ocean, NJ with his band, The Boardwalk Fire. The group played several shows promoting the work, and had planned a tour for the summer of 2020, but were forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Instead, Sean and the guys got to work on new music from remote locations. The releases of the nearly a dozen singles followed, and they’ll continue to release new music through 2020.

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The Shout-Outs #1

This is a series of articles dedicated to all the bands and artists that participate on our campaigns over the years. A humble presentation in order to motivate them to keep going.

Based in London, Pilgrims’ Dream is the project of singer-songwriter/producer Rob Ouseley. Influenced by bands such as Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, Ouseley creates an ‘incredibly harmonious’ (Indie Pop-Ups) sound that ‘really pops in all the right ways’ (Ear To The Ground Music). It has seen him reach the finals of the American Songwriting Awards, and received international radio airplay. His self-produced singles have gained over 100,000 streams on Spotify as well as featuring in the Alexrainbird YouTube compilations which have had millions of views. ‘Redemption’ also saw Pilgrims’ Dream named Richer Unsigned’s ‘Artist Of The Week’ calling him ‘definitely one to watch’ and lauding his ‘unique blend of harmonically rich music’. After a summer of festival appearances, Ouseley played a sold-out headline show in London to kick off 2020. Latest release ‘Life Lives Inside’, a collaboration with critically acclaimed folk singer Flo Perlin, was premiered by Folk Radio, has reached the finals of the Coffee Music Project, and has received support from multiple BBC Radio stations and Mahogany.

Jacob Melton is a Country Music artist and songwriter from Woodbury, Tennessee. Growing up in a musical family, which includes a grandfather that played bass in rock music for 30 years and a 91-year-old great-grandfather who is still “pickin’” bluegrass, his appreciation for musicianship and love of different genres was deeply engrained. Jacob first picked up a guitar at the age of 14 and was writing his own songs by the age of 17. He joined NASI, started making connections in Nashville, and formed his first band at the age of 20. Burning Years went on performing for nearly a decade regionally across the state of Tennessee. They released six singles to ReverbNation during that time span. At the age of 30, Jacob decided to focus more of his efforts into songwriting and perfecting his own original sound. He met studio musician and Tim McGraw’s guitar player, Adam Shoenfeld, and the two immediately found a groove together. Jacob and Adam produced the single “90 Proof and Smooth” which gained attention from established artists and radio stations such as 95.5 KLOS where he was featured on the Frosty, Heidi and Frank Show. This has led the 33-year-old to now embark on his first solo project and the Jacob Melton “Self-Titled” debut EP is scheduled to release April 10th, 2020. The EP has already gained the attention of “The Boot”, who plans to do a world premiere to the song “Live This Lie” upon the album’s release.

Sofia Lynch has done some growing up since her debut recording, and it shows up all over her second release Lately, from the lyrical content to the production and arrangements. The Columbia, South Carolina based singer-songwriter may still only be eighteen years old, but her artistic growth puts her on a whole new level this time around. “I wanted to try something different with the production,” Lynch says, “and I was looking at going a step further in the studio with these songs.” With the assistance of Lexington, SC producer Cory Plaugh and his Plaugh’s House Recording Studio, and Nashville, Tennessee producer Femke Weidema at Liz Rose Studio, Lynch has framed her still confessional relationship songs with an array of sounds that recall 80’s and 90’s productions as well as the more recent Taylor Swift excursions into electro-pop. For her it was a natural progression. Lynch’s writing has also progressed with maturity, she admits.

 

The Wilderness ​is the next big band you haven’t heard. However, the fans are talking about their over 400 live shows across the USA and Canada in the last four years alone. The Wilderness is a sextet based in Kingston, ON that has a massive and mighty sound – a propulsive and potent indie rock fusion that has earned them comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, The National and The Lumineers. A truly international band composed of a Brit, a Frenchman, two Americans and two Canadians, The Wilderness formed in 2015. With an independently released EP to their credit – ​Seminary Road​ (2018) and six singles, “If I Have to Die” (2020) “Pick You Up” (2020), “Virginia Sapphire” (2019), “Fall (Despite What You Do)” (2019), “Dancing In The Dive Bars” (2018), “Hurry Up And Wait” (2018). On Aug. 21, 2020 The Wilderness finally released their long-awaited debut LP ​Until Tomorrow​ featuring the singles ​“Pick You Up”​, “If I Have To Die”​ and ​“Graveyard” followed by the full-length Live album (Dec. 4, 2020) featuring the new single “Fire & The Wolves”. The Wilderness has everything it takes to make it big. Simply put, follow this band – not for the fame and glory but for the amazing music and powerful live performance that will remind you of why we listen to music in the first place. The Wilderness continue to build their fanbase the old fashioned way – through their sound, international touring, work ethic and, frankly, just being really good dudes. 

Gambino was born in Brazoria County, Texas, in the city of Lake Jackson. Residing there for ten years before moving to Angleton, TX. At the age of 17 and already playing the guitar and singing for about a year at this time, Gambino started to play and sing in his church Youth Group while leading worship. He then started to attend Brazosport College, Richwood in 2004, but later dropped out to start his eight year enlistment term with the U.S. Navy, where he served one tour in Iraq as a United States Seabee with NMCB (Naval Mobile Construction Battalion) Twenty Eight in 2007. When faced with the decision to re-enlist or to leave the Navy, Gambino was very passionate about his music and believed that he would go somewhere with it. A record label out of Oklahoma helped him make his decision when they called him with a record deal to sign, several months after submitting the original, “Your Love Runs Deep” from the album “Shadows” by Shattered Silence (released Feb 4th, 2014). Gambino then left the Navy to pursue his career in music, January of 2013. In 2017, Gambino left Shattered Silence as the lead vocalist/front man and embarked on a journey as a soloist. Since then, he has released his most recent project “Journey Within My Soul” worldwide.

DiNORAH is an internationally raised Mexican singer-songwriter, artist, musician, record producer, and philanthropist known for her authentic approach to independent artistry, style, and versatility. Born in La Paz B.C Mexico, raised in between the border of Tijuana-San Diego and later on, Mainland China. Throughout the years she understood the idea of wanting to create her own genre and stay outside of boxes. Dinorah’s eclectic sound draws from Latin Rock, RnB, Psychedelic Influences, World Music, and Electronic Elements, as well Jazz. Her lyrics touch on personal stories, fiction, the law of attraction, and the conscious/unconscious. “Success is getting up in the morning, success is DOING SOMETHING. Success to me is creating when I don’t even feel like creating. It’s the journey that’s the most important part of a story, not the end. Not the destination. So for me, I’m enjoying every bit of this journey and tasting success in every single part of it.” – Dinorah

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WD-HAN: A Conservative Rock Band with Twists

Starting in the 60s, the explosion of the rock movement has successfully changed the landscape of popular culture. The waves of bands with similar concepts keep appearing regardless of the prevailing trends, making the genre ubiquitous in industrial and non-industrial scenes. Nevertheless, most don’t pursue everlastingness; the majority will go to separate ways after a few fruitless attempts.

Compared to the truckloads of those generic rock starlets’ situation, the case of WD-HAN (stands for We Don’t Have A Name) is indeed an anomaly. This three-personnel band has maintained its consistency since 2008 and regularly spreads its rock-based songs throughout the States. Their internal relationships are also no-less abiding. Even after more than a few failed endeavors, Spencer Barnes still leads the group as the main vocalist, while Cal Henry and Lea Barnes are down with their respective roles: guitar player and percussionist.

It is undebatable that WD-HAN has gone through the thick and thin in the music industry, but honestly, the group is still relatively clueless about the publication strategy. Neither their YouTube, Facebook, nor Instagram account has any meaningful upload, except during the new album promotions. Fortunately, this band still keeps the website in a fully-updated mode, making it convenient for the fans to find any latest information and exclusive merchandise.

Notwithstanding their sheer social media presence, WD-HAN has a ground-breaking portfolio. They have been nailing numerous national scales performances with their perfectly-refined songs, appearing in prominent Daytime America, and creating a video project at the land of endless Boba tea: Taiwan.

Naturally, such grandiose achievements are tough to accomplish, particularly that the band doesn’t have any deal with massive-scaled labels. Thus, for WD-HAN to obtain such acknowledgments, they must have something worthy of recognition.

Inopportunely, my hypothesis towards this band turns out to be only half-accurate.

Their first two EPs totally smash my highly-regarded assumption to the ground, shattering it to smithereens. Spencer’s claim of intertwining diverse musical styles such as blues, classic rock, and dance-pop isn’t adequately manifested. Even if there are traces, it is insignificant, and somehow only become exasperating noises. “Colour of Friend,” for instance, is a tasteless work without any specific vibe and sloppy riffs, making it an ominous acoustic rendition of typical high-school rock bands. Truthfully, a second-rate work.

The initial failures, though unsatisfactory, are just a baby step to their career, and WD-HAN’s clearly tries to discover their idiosyncratic tunes at the first album, “King of Castles.” Released in 2014, it implicitly shows the maturity and supposedly becomes a redemption for the past amateurish compositions. Half-part indeed sticks to conservative rock only, yet some works display another viewpoint, presenting the innovative coalescence of dancing-pop beats and typical Rockstar timbre. These contradictive mixtures serve a perfect contrast, creating an enthralling experience that one won’t find in second-rate bands.

The exploration for finding the originality subsequently became fruitful. In the next EP, “Monkey,” WD-HAN triumphantly presents their ideology quite well, fully embracing the combination of dance-pop, rock, blues, and even EDM. Albeit fairly short in length, almost all compositions are rich in flavor, giving whole excitement to the witnesses. The first track, entitled “The Down Low,” shows a captivating blend between hard rock and synthesized electronic beats. Simultaneously, the fourth, “Shaking,” carries a lighter ambiance and jolly-molly guitar riffs – a seamless option for jollified dancing.

What genuinely piques my interest in this EP is their last track, “The Greatest.” The introduction section may sound tedious and superficial, yet the magic happens in the middle. The supposed-to-be rocky accompaniment suddenly alters to a light drum stick striking, twisting the initial gloomy atmosphere into a total festivity before disappearing softly. The transition feels raw and eccentric in any way but still an absolute highlight.

Contrary to their explorative EP, the next album entitled “2020” shows the amalgamation of the firm rock root and the mind-blowing embellishment found before. Primarily consisting of a collection of three years’ worth of works, this album outshines all the previous tracks, exhibiting such high-class conservative rock with the eruptions of ingenuity in almost every song.

“Icarus,” for example, gives a new theme-switching experience to the listeners. The first few bars show a calm demeanor, only before radically shifting to a quicker pace and bursting rock’s energy to the maximum level. Listening to this song gives the similar taste of a sea salt ice cream – the saltiness in the surface may startle you, but only a few seconds before the cold sweet flavor bursts in – indeed a lovely work.

On the other hand, several songs don’t lean toward one genre, as it mixes everything into one. “Bad” starts with a short melody with bending techniques, providing the impression of classic blues. Meanwhile, one can also find a chunk of rock influence with the vocalist’s rasping voice and acoustic vibes from the rhythm. Yes, it is a melting pot full of spices; truly tasty.

Besides their attractive albums, their side-projects are no less appealing to witness, in particular, “Made in Taiwan.” Their initial idea is kind of shallow: a three-personnel group goes to an exotic country, seeking natural landscapes, and does the exhibition performances in certain places. Shockingly, the outcome is terrific – the sophisticated sceneries combined with on-point songs excavate the thirst for adventure within the audiences’ imagination, bringing them to a faraway land of tales and dragons. An additional note; the ideas, creativity, and valor create such sincere, nature-embracing music – something often neglected in the music industry nowadays.

Another striking aspect of their cover-song project lies in the unexpected aesthetic ideas. In the rhythmic section, the drummer Lea Barnes chooses to exploit the surrounding properties as percussion instruments, from ceramic pillar to ancient rhythmic apparatus: hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Such creativity brings a fresh, experimental touch to their supposed-to-be rock concept. Despite not taking it to the extreme manner, the innovation is indeed ear-pleasing for the audiences. Kudos Lea, you are a genius.

Despite the near-perfect concept and execution, there is still a significant flaw in this project: the technical problems. A bunch of falsetto failures, unsynchronized beats, and out-of-tune harmonies are somehow infuriating, knowing that the band consists of professional musicians with performance experiences. Sadly, the errors aren’t only found in the cover songs project alone, but also on other live performance videos.

I am trying not to be a pitch-Nazi here. Yet, it has to bear in mind that to execute a flawless performance, a musician really needs to perfect their technical ability. A semitone mistake has already enough for turning people’s mood down when one doesn’t have the capability to cover the failure, let alone several passages. Hence, WD-HAN absolutely needs to strive to increase the essential features of playing music: individual skills.

Put the downsides aside – each person within this band actually has the talent of becoming a high-quality musician. For instance, Spencer Barnes is gifted with a harsh voice with a high vocal range, or the be specific, a Rockstar quality. In addition, both Lea and Cal have such out-of-the-box ideas, to the extent that they can pull off such captivating riffs and rhythms.

“Icarus,” for example, gives a new theme-switching experience to the listeners. The first few bars show a calm demeanor, only before radically shifting to a quicker pace and bursting rock’s energy to the maximum level. Listening to this song gives the similar taste of a sea salt ice cream – the saltiness in the surface may startle you, but only a few seconds before the cold sweet flavor bursts in – indeed a lovely work.

On the other hand, several songs don’t lean toward one genre, as it mixes everything into one. “Bad” starts with a short melody with bending techniques, providing the impression of classic blues. Meanwhile, one can also find a chunk of rock influence with the vocalist’s rasping voice and acoustic vibes from the rhythm. Yes, it is a melting pot full of spices; truly tasty.

Besides their attractive albums, their side-projects are no less appealing to witness, in particular, “Made in Taiwan.” Their initial idea is kind of shallow: a three-personnel group goes to an exotic country, seeking natural landscapes, and does the exhibition performances in certain places. Shockingly, the outcome is terrific – the sophisticated sceneries combined with on-point songs excavate the thirst for adventure within the audiences’ imagination, bringing them to a faraway land of tales and dragons. An additional note; the ideas, creativity, and valor create such sincere, nature-embracing music – something often neglected in the music industry nowadays.

Another striking aspect of their cover-song project lies in the unexpected aesthetic ideas. In the rhythmic section, the drummer Lea Barnes chooses to exploit the surrounding properties as percussion instruments, from ceramic pillar to ancient rhythmic apparatus: hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Such creativity brings a fresh, experimental touch to their supposed-to-be rock concept. Despite not taking it to the extreme manner, the innovation is indeed ear-pleasing for the audiences. Kudos Lea, you are a genius.

Despite the near-perfect concept and execution, there is still a significant flaw in this project: the technical problems. A bunch of falsetto failures, unsynchronized beats, and out-of-tune harmonies are somehow infuriating, knowing that the band consists of professional musicians with performance experiences. Sadly, the errors aren’t only found in the cover songs project alone, but also on other live performance videos.

I am trying not to be a pitch-Nazi here. Yet, it has to bear in mind that to execute a flawless performance, a musician really needs to perfect their technical ability. A semitone mistake has already enough for turning people’s mood down when one doesn’t have the capability to cover the failure, let alone several passages. Hence, WD-HAN absolutely needs to strive to increase the essential features of playing music: individual skills.

Put the downsides aside – each person within this band actually has the talent of becoming a high-quality musician. For instance, Spencer Barnes is gifted with a harsh voice with a high vocal range, or the be specific, a Rockstar quality. In addition, both Lea and Cal have such out-of-the-box ideas, to the extent that they can pull off such captivating riffs and rhythms.

WD-HAN portfolio is not just for show. The 12 years journey results in strong tune with the utmost originality and still gives little surprises in some of their tracks. Yet, earlier works are substandard and lack seasonings. Only their last EP and album are worth highlighting; for one who wants to experience WD-HAN’s experimental side, “Monkey” EP probably is a great choice. On the other side, “2020” will be the wisest pick for normies who are eager to casually listen to conservative indie rock with lovable, idiosyncratic twists in certain places.

 

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