MzMona CD Review Roundup:
Featured Artist Reviewed: Preston Swift
Name Of CD Reviewed is: Self Titled
CD Reviewed By Ramona Payne/RSP Promotions,LLC
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Hello Everyone, and welcome to a bonus CD Review this month. This review is for all of you who are jonesin’ for a bodacious bad ass rock groove to jump start your rock, and dare I use the old cliche’ “Roll” for one of the coolest new groups about to burst on the rock scene like that proverbial “Bat Out Of Hell”. So, just sit yourselves down in your favorite chair, and take a ride back in time with “Preston Swift”. This band is going to be a household name after they blow the doors off of each venue they perform in, and all of you will be praying they will be in your town real soon.
“Preston Swift” is a group that consists of four brothers!!! That’s right; I said four brothers. So, you can always count on that family atmosphere of them performing like the well oiled machine they are. Their tight harmonies are just a given here. You will enjoy this groups ability to truly bring you an old sound of rock from our not so long ago past. However, they bring with them a new freshness to what was our days gone by with their great melodies on their own material. They will transport you to the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties; you get my point by now: They have so much going on that this group has something for everyone to call their own brand of rock.
The lead guitar player is Doug Perry, the guitar virtuoso who can hold his own with any, and all players on the circuit today. His prowess on that instrument is what really pulled me in from the onset of the actual music aside from his brother Luken Perry’s vocals. Luken sings all of the lead vocals for the group. The next up would be Rob Perry on the bass guitar, and final brother to be introduced is John Perry on the drums: I do believe they all have a hand in the backup vocals department, hence, the tight harmonies when warrented.
I do believe that “Preston Swift” has great staying power once they hit the National Radio Airplay Charts. They are such an infectious group of young men that, once you get bitten by their style, and groove you won’t be able to get enough of them. They truly are one of the rare dying breeds left to us to keep good rock, and roll alive here in America. As long as they continue to do what they are doing now, everyone who hears them will be asking everyone else…. Have you heard that new group called “Preston Swift”?? Man they totally rocked the house the last time we heard them perform live!!! What better compliment to a band than to have their fame spread by word of mouth along with all of their PR Team. I personally do believe this band will be a household name soon after their record company releases their first single. Please keep an eye, and ear open for this great new band on todays Rock Horizon:
The first song I want to focus on here is the number two track titled; “Go Baby Go”. Luken Perry takes lead vocals on this song, and he sings it with wonderful passion. He does remind me of the eighties rock band called the “Stray Cats” featuring “Brian Setzer”. The major difference here being; Luken has added his own flavor if you will, to his vocals thereby, surpassing the vocals of his predecessor “Brian Setzer”. This is a song that has you out of your chair, and dancing around your bedroom with the hairbrush in your hands singing to yourself in the dresser mirror. “Go Baby Go” is aptly titled because, you really want to “Go Baby Go”, on that ride that Luken is taking you on.
The second song I want to draw everyones attention to is the number three track titled “Ballad No 1”. This song will automatically take you back to the group known all over this planet as “Queen”, featuring “Freddy Murcury”. Again, a case of hearing this young mans talent in a different genre altogether which, in my opinion is a gift he has been given to sing in any genre he chooses to. Anyway, I digress here; You can almost feel the pain he is expressing in this song over a lost love. His vocal capabilities really do shine on this song with such feeling, that he cannot stop that feeling from being transmitted to the listener. You will agree with him at the songs end that he will never forget that deeply felt love for the one he lost.
The third song I want to mention here is the number four track titled; “Master Plan”. Once again, Luken takes me to an arena filled to the rafters with fans at an “Aerosmith”, concert. This song is the total package for every die hard rock fan. You can honsetly hear where he is coming from in this song because, it also showcases the writing talent within this awesome group of young brothers. You will find yourself once again tapping your feet the instant this song comes on because, he is telling all of us that we are like those monkeys in the local zoo. I find it to be so very true from one so young to have such in depth insight to human behavior. Totally loved this song the best: But, I cannot be biased. рџ™‚
My fourth, and final song I want to also share with all of you is the number five track titled; “Arabian Jelly”. Here the vocals make you think of an early day “Beatles” song with the “Yellow Submarine” influence coming from “John Lennon”. I’m not telling you that his vocals sound anything like Johns; only that this is a song that the “Beatles” could have done very well. Lukens vocals are hauntingly great on this song, and of course, Dougs guitar prowess speaks for itself. This song is almost tongue, and cheek but, it too is so infectious that you find yourself replaying it over, and over because, it is a combination of all the aforementioned bands that I have compared them to in this review. However, the end result for these great entertainers is this: They sound like “Preston Swift”, and that ain’t a bad thing at all. I honestly do believe that this is one band who truly doesn’t have a clue yet just how great a band they are, and the potential for their future is extremely limitless indeed. I say that because, their greatness lies in the fact that they don’t know how great they are. But, we all do.
Until My Next Bonus Review,
Entertainment Journalist Ramona Payne has had over 40 years in this music industry in one form or, another: She started off in Radio as a DJ, and years later went on to become an Entertainment Journalist: Her very first artist interview was with none other than Elvis Presley himself when she was a young lassy of of only 18 yrs. old, and she has been going strong ever since: She not only does CD Reviews for established artists but, she also works with, and does CD Reviews for the up, and coming artists of today as well. She has interviewed more artists than even she can remember at this point in her long career.
NOTE FROM ADMIN:
I want to let all of you know that I will be featuring one of her new artists reviews each month until further notice.
She has agreed to come on board as Head of our new division titled; Entertainment For Every Genre Of Music; Featuring the CD Reviews of Ramona Payne CD Reviewer, and Artists Interviewer as well.
For more information and to listen to Preston Swift’s music visit them at their My Space page В www.myspace.com/prestonswift
Stop: No Seriously: Stop: If you are thinking about entering into the music business? Don’t do it: I mean it man; don’t do it: At least not until you have contacted this man I am about to tell you all about…
Now, if you have ever taken the time to read any article all the way to the end, please let it be this one!!! This article is a must read for all of you who are truly contemplating the music business as a lifelong career. This article will save you countless hours of grief as well as, thousands of your very hard earned dollars in probable legal fees if you do anything without consulting with this mystery man of mine first.
Now, don’t go getting your panties in a wad here ok? I am going to tell you who he is in a short while. Oh how we journalists do digress don’t we? рџ™‚ Anyhooo: Back to the man of the year. After all, that is the reason you have kept reading this article up to this point is it not? Gotcha on that one, and you know I have!! If you… yes you, are still with me here reading, then there must be something really great about this man I am keeping from you right now, huh? рџ™‚ Just hang with me here, and you are going to be so glad that you made it through all of this garbage of mine building up to the crescendo of my main music man who is the all knowing man of the music business. Ahh come on you guys just humor the old broad for a few more minutes here, and when you finally start to take your last breath out of boredom; Voila!!! Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout, you are starting to see a light at the end of this very long tunnel, and that light has a name. Professor Pooch.
Now, aren’t you glad you didn’t stop reading all of that up there? Hmmm? I know you are, and so do you. So, if the music industry is one that you honestly do believe is the business that just keeps calling your name, then you will want to gather as much information about this business as you possibly can. I have learned the very hard way from the “Music Business School Of Hard Knocks”, just like a million others have before me, and a million more after me. Unless, they take the same advice that I am about to freely give to you in order to keep you from getting your Masters Degree from the school of hard knocks.
I was so fortunate when I stumbled upon this great man of knowledge that seems to have no end to what he knows about this industry. I honestly believe if he didn’t know the answer to any question you may have, then it just isn’t something that is worth knowing. Whether you want to enter into this business as an artist, an artist promoter or, an artist manager, or, how about a record producer, a publisher, and you can even go for the biggest one of all – how to start up your own record company? The Professor has the answers to all of your questions right down to the letter of the entertainment law. Besides working as an educator and music business consultant, he specializes in legal contracts that will keep all of us out of trouble down the road in this business.
Professor Pooch, as we all so affectionately call him, [his real name is David J. Spangenberg] truly is in this business to make sure that you are well prepared with knowledge which is our most powerful weapon that we all need to have in this business. The old cliche’ has never been truer than in this music industry; KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!! Don’t ever forget that one rule of thumb in this business or, any business venture you may wander into in your working career. Our Professor Pooch has been doing this exact line of work helping all of us to keep our music business dreams alive, and legally safe, for over thirty years now.
Pooch started out as an entertainer himself playing in rock bands back in the day, but he was always being bombarded with business and legal questions about things that were happening to him in the business – like the time he got screwed by a major label who didn’t put his name on the song he wrote! He decided to step back and learn the business of the music business and soon many people started coming to him for the answers. He realized early on even though he himself is an awesome writer of songs, and sings a pretty mean tune himself, that he just had to help his fellow musicians out as best he could. So, he became this guru of this industry by learning all there is to know about every aspect of the music business, including the creative, business and legal ends. The only thing he doesn’t deal with is the “technical”. In his words regarding working in the studio: “I don’t know how it works, why it works, and really, I don’t give a damn. I just twiddle the knobs til I get ‘Pooch Bumps’!”
He has taken all of that knowledge of his, and turned it into a viable business for all of us to be able to go to him via his own website now to purchase his book and courses about the entire music biz. He guides people’s careers around the country about all areas of this industry, and just what to look for when they believe that this is what they want to do with their lives in the workforce of tomorrow. He, and his expertise are in such high demand that is why he did in fact create these home courses for all of us.
I could keep writing his praises here till that proverbial cow comes home. However, I will just leave you all with this bit of advice; before you ever sign your name on any legal document, or do anything for anyone in this industry please call Professor Pooch first. Your wallet will thank you later on if you do.
You can reach David at his large music business education website that follows this:
His MySpace is: http://www.myspace.com/professor_pooch [great blogs there!]
His email: Pooch@professorpooch.com
You can get all of his services right there on the web, and never have to leave home to learn all you need to in order to make a good decision as to whether or not the music business is the right career move for you to make at this time in your life. Professor Pooch has taken all of the guesswork out of the old saying of: “What If?” You don’t have to find fifteen different people to give you all of the answers you seek when you call on the professor because, you can find them all in just one man alone, who has devoted his entire adult life to making sure he knew the correct answers that we all are seeking on a daily basis in this crazy music business.
Thank You for your patience with me here today, and for doing yourself a big favor by reading this entire article that is the most important document you will ever read if the music business is the career move you are thinking about coming into at this time.
Ramona Payne/Entertainment Journalist