This man is possibly unknown in Europe - information about him and his music are poor. But here are some fragments of articles which I have found:
David Brewbaker was born in Richmond, Virginia and began writing songs when he was thirteen. He spent many years performing on stage and in clubs around New York, Colorado and New Mexico. He played country, rock, folk, blues and jazz. He’s composed a lot of songs, jingles, sung them, and written music for industrial and documentary films. Nowadays Brewbaker lives in Maine, and works in his project studio...
His work includes writing and recording with the late producer Norman Petty of Buddy Holly fame, and he studied with guitarists Jack Wilkins, John Scofield and Steve Kahn.
The debut album - the seven tracks on the newly released A Sign of Life - shows the songwriter’s lock on raucous, daring arrangements commanded by lyrics that are both moving and muscular.
A Sign of Life will please devotees of Bruce Cockburn as well as Bonnie Raitt, Steely Dan, J.J. Cale, Mark Knopfler, and Dave Alvin, while at the same time reinforcing the artist’s own genre-busting sound through unsparing use of an eclectic musical palette. Its perfect blend of roots, rock and jazz, Maybe it could be called modern Americana...
The CD was recorded at Brewbaker’s studio in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and mastered at The Studio in Portland (Tab Benoit, James Cotton, Patty Larkin, Ronnie Earl). A Sign of Life is now available online at CD Baby.com
This is European band, but iformations about the band and music are really poor. They come from Münster in Germany. They recorded very interesting songs during years 2007 and 2008 and placed them on the web - Besonic.com . Their music is nicely rocking. It is very good hard rock with light touches of progresive sound. They are inspired by seventies hard rock dinosaurs - Pink Floyd, Saga, Rush, Queen, Gary Moore, Genesis...
Band Members & Instruments:
Christian Niehues(Vocals), Ralv Lunkes(Bass), Jürgen Wilma(Guitars), Wolfgang Schmittmann(Drums), Jürgen Göring(Keys)
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This band is called RETROSONIC and comes from Catania in Italy. The boys became a band in April 2009. Band Members are MARCO CHISARI (Lead Vocals/Bass), MARIO LO FARO (Lead Guitar), PIERGIORGIO CAMPIONE (Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards/Backing Vocals) and ANDREA CONTI (Drums). At the beginning of 2011 they released the selfproduced 5-tracks EP "Ties, Cardigans & Other Cool Stuff". The music on this EP is usually described this way: Glamorous Ass-Licking Indie Rock N' Roll - a lethal mix based on irresistible dancefloor beat, huge catchy riffs, monumental guitar leads, 60's helmet-hair vocal interlacements and lovely left-hand-drive melodies with a strong UK flavour. The basic inspirations for their music are in seventies classics - Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Clash and in indie bands just like Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis and Kaiser Chiefs. Through my eyes and ears their wonderfull modern rock music includes many interesting and excitable ingredients from rock history.
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The Bill Miller Band is a very good blues band - 2012 Quarter finalist at the International Blues Challenge. I can not help myself I really love their sound and songs. I listen to them really offen. And that´s why I feel, that I have to write some informations about them here in my "GOOD UNSIGNED MUSIC" box:-). So let´s go, here are some basic facts about this very interesting band.
FROM WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
They are an American band - Charlotte, North Carolina.
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER?
They've been playing since 2006.
HOW DID THEY START AS A BAND?
"We played together at jams and open mics, people asked us if we were a band and could we play for them so we started booking gigs. 7 years and still going."
These men are from Chatanooga in Tennesse. Their music is very very interesting and full of energy. It is blues music of course, but attentive listener can feel several different ingredients in music - hard rock, southern rock, country, soul...
The band started in 2004 under the name "17th SUN". They toured heavily from 2007 to 2010 emerging as one of the top unsigned acts in the greater Southeast area and has rocked shows all over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.... They performed live with a plethora of acts including: Sevendust, Nonpoint, The Exies, Adema, Sponge, Audioslave, Double Drive, Injected, Cold and Sunset Black....
But lead singer left the band in 2010 and the remaining members separated for 16 months. Chip Ables contacted all of them in 2011 and made them play together again. "MARLOW DRIVE" was up and running. It was July 2011, they has a few practices and booked their first gig under the name Marlow drive. They worked on their new found sound and gigged around the area, mostly on festivals... In February 2012 they recorded their first EP under the name Marlow Drive (older album "Stand" is still selling today).
Daniel Berges is a great guitarist from Spain and here is a little part of his story:
1985 - He was born in Madrid.
2003 - he was 17, he moved to Barcelona to study music at the Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceo, where he earned a Diploma in Jazz and Modern Music.
2004 - he founded the band Bourbon, with his friend classical guitarist Jesus Olivares. They performed in plenty of clubs and recital halls in Barcelona and Madrid during 2004 and 2005.
2007 - Daniel started an eclectic poprock band with Maria Montilla named El Camino de Schmidt to play in and around Barcelona.
2008 - Daniel moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Here he started new project - The Windsurfers.
2010 - The Windsurfers recorded album Drop by Drop
NOW - The Windsurfers feature Vanessa Montilla and Linnea Eriksson on vocals, Daniel Berges on guitar and vocals, Dylan Coleman on bass, Ignacio Rivas on drums and Philip Hundhausen on rhythm guitar. The band plays rock´n´roll shows in Boston.
FREE JAMENDO DOWNLOAD LINK:
"Everybody people say, Rock´n´roll is here to stay..."
I mean, that piano is his best friend. And that´s why his playing is so unique. His music brings joy and happiness into your heart. His music can make your days better and cheerfull. DO NOT MISS HIM. HERE ARE SOME BASIC INFORMATIONS:
BEGINNIGS: One of the world's greatest Boogie Woogie pianists for your entertainment pleasure! Mr. Boogie Woogie (aka) Eric-Jan Overbeek was born on April 5, 1967 in Nieuw Vennep, the Netherlands. Mesmerized by that old piano in the living room, Eric-Jan began studying classical piano at the age of eight. He demonstrated early an extraordinary talent for musical arrangement and got his first job at age twelve playing piano as an accompanist for dance classes. After listening to a Rolling Stones record he bought his first guitar, joined several high school bands but also played in church with two youth choirs.
CAREER: During his 30 year carreer he has opened the stage for international giants of blues like Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Van Morrison, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and the Teardrops and even The Blues Brothers Band. In 2010 Mr.Boogie Woogie and his band opened the 35th edition of the world famous North Sea Jazzfestival. By 1994 Overbeek had started his own Boogie & Blues Night Festival in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. The festival features international rhythm and blues artists such as Sam Taylor, Little Willie Littlefield, Bruce Katz as well as Dutch phenomenons Rob Hoeke and Rob Agerbeek.
RECORDINGS: On his own Firesweep Records label Mr.Boogie Woogie has recorded 12 CD’s, 1 DVD, 2 EP’s and 2 CD singles and toured internationally in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Poland and Corsica.
SOME PRESS RELEASES:
-/-Overbeek has made several visits to Tucson over the last few years and is a touring machine when he comes to Arizona. "Last March, I think I played 24 times in 30 days," said Overbeek in a phone interview. "One year, I came here four different times," he recalled. "That was too much." (2008).
-/- Eric-Jan Overbeek has been awarded the prestigious honor of being named Best Dutch Blues Pianist 2010 by the Dutch Blues Foundation, after being voted Best European Blues Pianist in 2005 by the Trophees France Blues (april 2011).
-/- As part of its series of Concerts in the garden, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux presents MR. BOOGIEWOOGIE on Friday July 20th at7:30 p.m. in the garden of the Dollard-des-Ormeaux civic center, 12001 de Salaberry boulevard, DDO. On tour in Quebec, he has teamed up with local musicians to present an unparalleled repertoire of blues (2012).
-/- Pianist/singer Eric-Jan Overbeek, aka Mr. Boogie Woogie, brings his brand new salute to the music of the legendary Fats Domino to Arizona. For this exclusive Arizona tour, Mr. Boogie Woogie will bring his 10-piece band from the Netherlands. ”I never heard a band that comes this close to the Fats Domino Band.” - Jimmy Molière, Fats’ guitar player for 25 years (2013). .
HIS HOMEPAGE: http://www.mrboogiewoogie.com/
FREE DOWNLOADS: http://www.reverbnation.com/mrboogiewoogie/songs
COULD BANDS LIKE THESE REESTABLISH HEAVY METAL SCENE?
Grimov is an Ukrainian boy from the town Nikolajevsk and this boy is the best Ukrainian guitarist of the year and decade. But there was a long journey. He came close to music in 1983. He became a roadie of rock bands and he fell in love with guitar. He played guitar in many rock bands and in studio projects: ALFAVIT, FOXTROTT, DIALOG, BESTIA.... and once upon a time he started to play under his own name in Ukrainian and Russian clubs. Days and years were passing and more boys were on the board of GRIMOFF. The he real band was founded in 2007. The band played many gigs and festivals. Maybe you´ve heard about any of them - Oboima, Rock´anizer, Rock-Gorozhanin, Goblin show X, Wind of Freedom... Here is present line-up of the band: Gennadij Grimov - guitar, Konstantin Kottik - vocals, Alexandr Samojlenko - guitar, Dennis Warshavchik - bass guitar, Nikolaj Tingin - drums. These boys are playing heavy metal music. They know, how to connect hot blood and musicians´ experiences. The result of it is traditional heavy metal of perfect quality. Every headbanger and metalist should taste it! GRIMOFF´s music can pump energy and happines to everyones´ heart.
HOMEPAGE and BIOGRAPHY:
FREE DOWNLOAD LINKS:
COULD BANDS LIKE THESE REESTABLISH HEAVY METAL SCENE?
How do you become a rock star?????
It is simple. You will have to build one drum kit, You will have to find two guitars and ten strings. And then you will have to play and sing as good as MENHIR.
MENHIR´s faith is traditional hard and heavy music with metallic edge. And they profess their faith without compromises. Strongly and loud.
Extremely thumb-nail timeline:
2003 - The band was founded.
The band played many supports, gigs and festivals.
2006 - The first CD and clip were released.
2010 - The second CD was released.
Album is called "THE HAMMERBLOW OF FATE".
2013 – Menhir supported Arakain on their ARAKAIN DVD TOUR 2013.
The competition TV Rockparada published the results of fan poll
and Menhir finished in third place.
The new clip "KNIGHTS" was created.
Radim Ch. Homer- Vocal, bass,
Michal Piloušek- Vocal, drums,
Pavel Michálek- Guitar.
Legal download and audio:
They love good old Rock´n´Roll!!
They are called Maverick and they play good old-fashioned hard rock that emanates somewhere between the LA strip and the back streets of Birmingham, especially with the impressive Cinderella vibe of ‘Cat Got Your Tongue’ and the NWOBHM-esque ‘Fire And Brimstone’. The band shows true rock ‘n’ roll spirit and has a decent-enough stage presence to match some pretty decent tunes. Maverick launched their BRILLIANT debut EP, ‘Talk’s Cheap’, at Voodoo, Belfast, in May 2013. It sounds GREAT!
The members of the band are:
David Balfour - vocals
Ryan Sebastian Balfour - guitar
Chris Van Engelen - guitar
Richie Diver - bass
Mike Ross - drums, bass and guitar
What do they say about themselves?
"WE'RE MAVERICK!, a Hard Rockin', Heavy Hittin', Kick-Ass, Bad-Ass, Dual-Guitar wielding wrecking machine from Belfast Northern Ireland, ready to tear shit up and have a blast!. Are you ready for the show?"
And what do they say about their musical influences?
"Well, I think for the most part we share a lot of our influences… Ryan is heavily influenced by the guitar playing of Reb Beach (Winger) Eddie Van Halen and Snake/Scotti (Skid Row) while Chris by Zakk Wylde, John Christ and James Hetfield. Richie (Diver – bass) is into Kip Winger and Joey Demaio, and Mike likes Nicko McBrain, Neil Peart and Dave Abbruzzese, while, myself I’m very much influenced by Kip Winger, Sebastian Bach, Jani Lane and David Coverdale. "
HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
Review of the LP: http://sleazeroxx.com/reviews/maverick-quid-pro-quo/
Jamendo legal download: http://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a125384/talk-s-cheap
VERY SHORT INFO:
They are a new band, but they aren´t newbies. They are very experienced and full of energy and power. Their base is in New York and New Jersey. They won The Hard Rock Battle for New York in 2012. They spent some time in Tree Fort Studios in the end of 2012. Their current album The Brass Balloon was released and took flight in May 2013 - "Throughout the album, a Jim Morrison influence finds itself grappling with a powerful Led Zeppelin-fueled force that, when heavily accented with Karlan’s passionate harmonica, creates a sound exploding with emotion."
The GREAT FRAUD formed in 2012 out of the coils of a few bands in disinegration. Out of the debris Joe Marrero (vocals) and (lead guitar) teamed up with blues (harmonica) player Reese Karlan in a basement session. Shortly after, long time friend and partner in crime bassist Taso Zahariadis joined the collaboration. Reese brought seasoned hard hitting drummer Tony Marchesani into the mix and the chemistry was explosive.
SUCCESS IS COMING:
Taking part in many live shows and festivals - Sherman Theater's Rock & Ink Festival / The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square / the World Famous The Iridium Jazz & Blues Club / Winning The Hard Rock Battle for New York / Playing with Marshall Tucker Band, Christine Ohlman , James Cotton / Opening for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEEN
HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
Legal download: http://www.reverbnation.com/thegreatfraud/songs
Oh, this is a Man from Kitty Hawk Beach in North Caroline. I´ve never met him, but I would like to do it.
I am listening to his music and I feel, that all music written by Randy Anderson is absolutely great. I feel it just the same way as people from iN tHe vAn magazine: "Amazing contemporary blues...Rocking guitar tones and soulful vocals." I´d like to listen more music and to know more about this wonderfull man and his band, but I can not find deeper or better information. Here is all what I´ve found.
REVIEW - iN tHe vAn magazine
"Over the course of his 35-year career, guitarist Randy Anderson's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a guitarist on the rock scene, Randy has forged his reputation through years of hard work and constant touring. At every show, fans and critics raved about Randys mind-bending guitar licks. "The fiery blues that issue forth from Randys guitar are awe-inspiring and boogie requiring. Red hot, pure blues. Now, with "TIME TO WAITE" Randy turns up the intensity with another dose of his soul-stirring music."
- Band Members:
- Guitars and Vocals-Randy Anderson,
- Drums by Greg Morrow/Tony Morra/Chris McHugh/Randy Anderson....
- Home Page
- Sound Cloud Page
- Legal Downloads
I´ve never been thinking, that I could find the blues band with songs in French language. But I´ve just found band like that. But informations about the band are very poor. They are from Metz. The band means three musicians:
1. James Carpi - the guitarist, singer and composer
2. de Mike - the bass player
3. Romain Dilloretto - the drummer
Their repertoire includes James Carpi´s own songs and blues standards played in bluesrock mode. The lyrics are completely in French language. The sound should be compared with Johny Winter, Joe Bonamassa or Eric Sardinas. They have created two albums - Aperçu.... in 2006 and Farniente in 2009.
Here is their homepage with videos an jubox. There is the chronology and informations in French language to:
Here are free download links: