I seem to be obsessed with this song. I listen to this song repeatedly. The chills up and down my spine when I hear 'Billie Jean' remixed this way... Partly because there's never been a slow, melodic version of this song ever, that I know of, where all the notes blend excellently together and his mid tempo and high pitched voice sometimes, which renders with such emotion.
Review link- http://www.songkick.com/artists/116624-lonestar
Lonestar originate from Nashville and they have been going since 1992; a staggering twenty- two years of country music. ‘Smile’, ‘Amazed’, ‘Come Cryin’ To Me’ and ‘What About Now’ are some of Lonestar’s earlier number one hits.
Within a few seconds of ‘Amazed’, Michael Britt (lead guitarist) was sweep picking and tapping on his guitar, which gave this song an edge, as I was in the crowd watching them live; Keech Rainwater (drummer) was slowly trembling the cymbals of the drums. The notes Dean Sam (keyboard) was playing blended perfectly. Then Richie McDonald (lead vocals) walked forward and the crowd screamed, as he started singing with his smooth, mid tempo voice.
Every song rendered with sincere emotion at this acoustic concert.
Later, during this concert, the four guys were still on stage, sitting down as if it was an impromptu music concert in your own living room and I was blow away by the sheer professionalism of how they deliver their sound. Cool. Melodic. Sensuous and of it’s time.
Even though their music is country it’s also soulful, which drew me in because of the lyrics and the audience had a personal connection with them, including me. I felt I was attending my own personal concert, as it felt that they interacted and engaged with me through a visual connection. Whilst all that my arms were swaying slowly from side to side. It was a memorable experience. Their performance is so magical! You have to be there, the atmosphere, ambience, overall sensation is one not to be missed.
One of their music videos... Song 'Amazed'- http://youtu.be/x-skFgrV59A
The Boileroom has put together this petition to save their venue, Guildford’s only alternative and independent live music venue.
What they wrote....
Our family run venue was opened in 2006, and is managed by a collective of people who believe the venue provides a much needed creative space for the local community; encouraging and supporting local bands and nurturing upcoming talent.
Our fairly new neighbours, who rent the house adjacent to the venue have put in an application to review our license, with the direct intention and request that the council revoke our license with immediate effect.
Their message is very clear: they want to shut us down.
To read more visit- http://paper.li/GuildfordDaily/1388337833
DATS MUZIK HAS SIGNED AND IS SUPPORTING THIS MUSIC VENUE! PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION & SUPPORT IT TOO.
Here’s Tony Smith, Yannick Batut, Hervé Guy and many other musicians including Cassandra Tchen, who combined make ‘Gone Dead Train’, a folk and country band with a mixture of nationalities including English, French and Cleveland, USA.
The group’s name ‘Gone Dead Train’ came from the 1969 cult film, Performance, directed by Nick Roeg.
‘Living For Love’ becomes the track played when a guy and a girl start arguing outside a café about something important then they both go their separate ways, walking opposite each other. It’s a drizzling day, The girl is starting to cry and the guy is walking annoyed.
Will they talk again soon? A few days later she bumps into someone and in a split second she realizes that it’s him. He turns around & they both apologize to each other, holding each other’s hand and start to hug and kiss.
This track has a quick tempo with a little bit of an acoustic country feel. The lead vocalist, Tony Smith, sings at a mid tone. Hervé Guy plays his harmonic with the right notes so it all blends well together and there’s a very interesting rhythm to it.
‘Alone Again Or’ is the only cover on the album (a song by Arthur Lee’s Love).
Imagine a group of friends around a camp fire and one is playing this song with his band mate whilst the sun is low. That would be perfect .Well that’s all that has to be said.
If you’re into Dolly Parton (who isn’t at the moment!) then you’ll like this different version of country music by Gone Dead Train. Have a listen to their album. What do you think? Some other tracks on the album are ‘Lonely Road To Run’, Down Down Down’ and ‘Back To The City’ to name some.
Do listen to their album- http://gonedeadtrain.bandcamp.com
Written by Dats Muzik
A Little Biography- Forming in fall of 2012, in Burlington, Grandview is a 5-piece rock band, with huge ambition and a massive sound. With their storming EP ‘Absolutely Nothing’ already under their belts and Absolute Punk describing them as ‘good old-fashioned hard edged pop punk which displays both intelligence and intense likability…featuring touches of emo, pop rock and pretty much everything. Definitely a band to checked out.
This 5-piece rock band, with huge ambition and a massive sound, feature some emo, pop rock, alternative and anything else surrounding these genres in their music. ‘Everything between Paint and A Wall’ album has an infectious groove to it and the band are excellent straight- on rockers, with a vibe.
Do stream their album 'Everything Between A Paint And A Wall'- http://punktastic.com/radar/stream-grandview-everything-between-paint-and-a-wall/
Grandview’s second song ‘Seeking Out Gold’ is a worthy launch and it’s a song that can be instantly loved if you’re into some form of rock and/ or alternative music. This song is catchy with some mellower parts that may well end up having you singing along with the lead vocalist.
At the beginning most people won’t find this slow soulful rocky song- ‘In Good Company’- interesting but later on it touches all the right notes and you will feel some emotion through out this piece, with the riffs and hooks memorable.
‘Saw The Sky’ has much meaning, is something compelling and is just for good measures with something good beyond your imagination. A mixture of bass, keyboards, guitars and drums.
‘Paint’ could be some people’s favourite track but it could also be slow for others. So a mix bag to some. You know when a song just gets you or you start grooving to the beat or you instantly listen intensely. This is it. This is that kind of song.
Nevertheless there are some really good songs on the album- ‘In Good Company’, ‘To The Sun ‘,
’Saw The Sky ‘,’Shaper ‘,’Seeking Out Gold and Sitting On Gold’. Actually- hey! most of their tracks are good- ‘To The Sun’, ‘The Only Constant’, ‘Wall’, ‘7’ and one song which is ok is ‘Paint’.- so it’s an album worth picking up.
Written by Dats Muzik