New Music Week...Wednesday Edition...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, October 29, 2008

If you LOVE Dancing, then head over to TRAVIS'
for a complete look at last night's results show.

Thanks to everyone who left comments and voted yesterday. No one out right asked for either of the CD's but I have chosen two people to receive them.

JAY...Sylvia is yours ...all I need is for you to email your home address.

TUG...For those cold nights in Hell, CO...a Hot Buttered Rum CD might just give you a little warmth. Email your home address and I will get it out to you!

Let's get on with today's featured artists...

How is this for a description of our first artist...Deep 6 Holiday is the skinned-kneed, stubborn orphan of the rock community who was raised by a pack of jazz musicians while spending too much time with its best friend’s classical music family.

With a list of influences such as Bill Evans, Radiohead, The Mars Volta, Bjork, and Stravinsky, you know you are going to get something totally different than anything else we have shared to date.

When reading the bio for Deep 6 Holiday, I was not sure I would be enjoying the music that was about to come out of my computer, but then it began and I found myself transfixed. I was a big fan of bands like ELO and ELP and of course Floyd, but this was going to be just a bit too off the ledge for me...hell, I am tastes tend to run more toward Southern Rock...but one of the things I promised myself when I started this journey with the PR Firm was that everything that came my way would get a listen.

What I found with this band was a splash of Mahavishnu Orchestra, a dab of Billy Cobham, a spoonful of Tori Amos and a sprinkle of, dare I say it, Sarah Vaughn...Now you might disagree, but that is what my ears and brain came up with as I listened closely...

From their bio, we learn the following:
Comprised primarily of Tyler Azelton on piano and voice, and John Graves on bass, Deep 6 Holiday’s music tells the story of how its members fell in love, the immense hurdles they encountered along the way, and, ultimately, how they learned to embrace their imperfections and own their unique gifts as musicians and as people. This married couple had known each other since childhood, but it wasn’t until Tyler moved back to Los Angeles in 2003 that they began working together musically. “I was living in a hallway in New York,” she recalls. “My life was falling apart, so I moved back in with my parents to clean myself up.” Their connection was intense, often finding them lost in conversation at 4 o’clock in the morning, listening to their favorite artists.

You can learn much more on their web site HERE or their myspace page HERE

They hail from L.A. and their listed tour dates are in that area:
November 7, 2008 - Room 5 - Los Angeles, CA
December 13, 2008 - Club Good Hurt - Los Angeles, CA

The CD is entitled AWAKE AT THE FUNERAL and the first song is called "Falling For You". The second cut is "Strong"...

Next up for today is Paul Jeffrey from West Yorkshire, UK. Paul lists his influences as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and Elton John.

He has an interesting sound, no doubt. From his bio we can learn:
Paul has been playing the piano since 8 and playing around England for over 21 years to crowds of various sizes. If there is 1 or 10,000 in the room he always plays as if every show were his last and most important. Paul is a musician’s musician; who along with the various mates that plays with him or even play songwriter, his own music is romantic and stylish.

This music is perfect for lovers. Though unassuming offstage, as soon as he gets on, and sits behind his piano it is like he is transformed; he goes from being a mild mannered Clark Kent to being a Superman of the stage. It is hard in this business to say that you are always booked at will; but

Paul Jeffery is one of the few musicians that can truly say that he has no holes in his schedule, and has no problems lining up dates. He is always booked, it can be said that he is one of the most demanded musicians in the UK and Paul likes it that way; In fact he would not have it any other way!

I am still listening to his music and find some real interesting sounds and then I feel as though I might have heard it before. But I keep coming back to listen for that something special.

Want to know more, check out his website HERE or his myspace page HERE.

Unfortunately, there are no CDs available for Paul...but listen anyway and see if he strikes a chord with you...

From his CD, SEVEN SHADES OF GREY...this is the title track and the second selection is called "If He Knew You"...

Be back with more tomorrow....

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Anndi Says:
  2. My first reaction when I heard Tyler's voice was that she sounds a bit like Holly Cole.

    I can hear Paul Jeffrey's influences. He's promising. Seven Shades of Grey is quite soothing and lovely. This is one case of voice matching the style quite well.

    Might want to give us a "I need to hear more, but sounds promising" option for the vote.

  3. ANNDI: I am sure the artists will appreciate your input..thanks for listening and voting.

  4. Schmoop Says:
  5. Odd thing. Even though Jeffrey's voice is a bit rougher, I kept hearing Paul Young singing Every Time You Go Away. Maybe it was name association. Cheers Vinny!!

  6. Julie Says:
  7. **waves, giggles and runs off**

    Work, work work!

  8. Music players are not working for me. I found Jeffrey and then stupid myspace tweaked on the other band

  9. Jay Says:
  10. Okay, I got distracted and since you moderate comments I can't remember if I commented here or not.

    Anyway, thanks for the CD dude! My info is on the way!

  11. Jeffrey's first song was average. The second showed off his vocals much better. Talented.

    Both Deep 6 Holidays songs were solid.

    Peace, bro!

  12. MATT: Good catch there Sir


    STARRLIGHT: Hope they work for you..think you might enjoy Deep 6

    JAY: Distracted huh? What was her name? Got the info and will pass on the hot stalkers chicks TOO!

    BUD: That is my dilemma...some great some so so with Jeffrey
    I thought so about Deep 6 also

  13. I got to Deep 6 finally. They are not bad but they make me want to go listen to Lacuna Coil more than listen to them. Oh or Cocteau Twins.

  14. Fred Says:
  15. I'm learning that I don;t like much of the new music nowadays. No wonder marketers don't spend money on my demographic.

  16. Liz Hill Says:
  17. I definitely like both--I can hear the influences to almost a distracting level on both as well.

    I LOVE the girl's voice on Deep 6 Holiday. I feel they could be a bit too fey for their own good though.

    Paul's second song was strong.

    I'd like to hear more of both.

  18. STARR: Thought you would like them more...hummmm

    FRED: Now, you did like a couple earlier in the week dude.

    TURNBABY: I think influences can be a distraction on many new artists...Glad you enjoyed

  19. Like I said they remind me too much of Lacuna Coil but without the teeth or Cocteau Twins without quite the commitment to Fey

    Lacuna Coil

    Cocteau Twins

  20. Tug Says:
  21. I like Paul, especially the 2nd song - I think I would like the 1st more if it was just instrumental. weird, I know. Deep 6 didn't really do anything for me, but maybe I just need to check out more of their songs.

    Thanks again for the CD - warm & happy in Hell, who knew!?!

  22. Travis Cody Says:
  23. Really liking Paul. Really really. Pam too.

    Thanks as always for the shout on my Dancing recaps.

  24. Jeff B Says:
  25. Wasn't getting any sound out of the players...hmmmmm

    I'll check back later. Jeffrey's influences are all ones I enjoy, so I'm thinking I'd like his stuff too.

  26. STARR: I had not heard the influences, but your pointing them out to me helped..

    TUG: The CD will be on the way in the next two days.

    TRAVIS: Very cool...glad you found another new fav

    JEFF: If they don't work, I find refreshing helps...Hope you get to hear him and welcome back to the bloggosphere after your hiatus...

  27. Dana Says:
  28. Deep 6? Not feeling it - both songs seemed a bit too similar.

    But Paul Jeffrey? Definitely my kind of artist!

  29. Paul Jeffery Says:
  30. Thank you very much firstly for the review and also to everyone who commented :) Your thoughts are very much appreciated!

    Please note my album is available on CD at cdbaby:

    My new album available here


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