Archive for the ‘Saturday Samples’ Category

Saturday Samples: Glasvegas

By • Jan 31st, 2009

Glasvegas are a four piece band from Glasgow.

Yes folks our first Scottish band of 2009, and they are a beaut.

Their sound is solidly based on the ever reliable three-chord trick and heaps of reverb. It worked for Phil Spector and come to think of it – just about every body else since then (“Born To Run” anyone). Add some singalong choruses and big guitars (they don’t hurt either).

Stone Angels – Saturday Samples

By • Jun 21st, 2008

Researching for a new website I’m designing – I was looking for a reference to a book of pictures about cemetery statuary called “Stone Angels” that I remember seeing some years ago. Instead of the book though I found this duo. Take two voices, two guitars and two talented women, mix vigorously to make the […]

The Hazey Janes – The Autumn Song

By • Jun 7th, 2008

The Hazey Janes are from Dundee in Scotland and have been together since 1999 (another overnight sucess story). Big guitars, and a wonderful power pop sound are the basis of their act, “New York” is the title of their latest release and when I lesten to the band I figure they would fit right in. […]

Jackson Browne – Saturday Samples

By • May 17th, 2008

Running on empty, that’s how I felt tonight when I started to write this post. Ah, I thought, take it easy and don’t be a pretender – because tender is the night and you still have to do the loadout. If none of the above set off little flags of recognition then I guess it […]

Alejandro Lerner – Saturday Samples

By • Apr 19th, 2008

Alejandro Lerner is an Argentine super pop musician. At school he learnt piano and his career began at the age of 17 when he was invited to play in a band with popular Argentine musician Raul Porchetto and his band. Lerners popularity rose when he formed his own band and began to write rock ballads. […]

The Raconteurs – Saturday Samples

By • Mar 29th, 2008

The Raconteurs was formed by musicians who had played together over the years. They had already made their reputations individually in various bands including Jack White who was part of White Stripes on guitar, vocals and keyboards and Patrick Keeler on drums and Jack “LJ” Lawrence on bass guitar from the Greenhornes. Brendan Benson on […]

Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir – Saturday Samples

By • Mar 22nd, 2008

I think it is safe to say that summer is finally at an end over here on the sunny side of the planet and it is the Easter long weekend as well. I’ve just spent a rewarding day taking a craft lesson with an inspiring teacher and doll artist, and I’m feeling self satisfied. So […]