With so many hits and awards it’s no wonder the Band named Destiny Band Oz is always in the spotlight. They have made their sounds be known within my sphere of influence and they are awesome. If you haven’t heard of them They are husband and wife duo Thomas & Tessa Libreri from down under. With their most recent album called “Changes” the band is one that crosses all music boundries. With so many awards, namely, National Country Band of the year 2018 Tasmanian Independent Music Awards, and Gold Medallion music award at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2019, they’re just simply amazing and a superb music compliment. The first song on the album “Changes” is called ” My Family and Me” between Thomas & Tessa they’ve got a sound that is superbly crafted and tuned in to a crazy good sound and I love this song. The next song on this marvelous album is called “Great Courage” and the sounds has a real folk sound that is smooth and Thomas has a voice that brings simplicity and with back up singers it really adds to the fullness and richness of their diverse sound. “Only Yesterday” Tessa shows off her vocals and wow!! what a vocal range Tessa brings her pitch to a perfect level and the song really has an emotional feel to it, coupled with Thomas and his guitar work adds to the total musicality to the duo & nail it. “Look Away” the sound is superb and polished to perfection and once again Tessa and her vocals just make the grade. “Changing Pictures” the song has substance and meaning and has a unique sound that only The Destiny Band Oz can fulfill. “Ray of Hope” has a sound of traditional country and adds the story lines to their amazing lyrics and masterful content, and is one that truly needs to be heard. “Suddenly” is a song that has a jazz sound to it but Tessa brings in an danceable feel to it that reminisced a kind of disco sound, but none the less a great sound that proves who Destiny Oz Band really is. Where they cross over all musical borders and arrive on top. “Hours in a Day” has a sound that has a deep bass end that resembles a surf sound within the music, and Tessa continues her story telling with amazing inflection and tone in her vocals that allow you to feel the song and it’s meaning. “Peace Of Mind” a song that made me really dig, or for lack of better words really got into it, the song has real feel for older country styling and Tessa and her amazing vocals make this happen. “Christmas Time” well, pretty self explanatory just another great Christmas song that kind of song about sharing the time together, blah blah, but is included on this amazing album and worth having this song for the upcoming holiday season. “Danny Boy” well, well, well Tessa really shows her stuff on this one and really shows polish and refinement and maintains the songs integrity and Tessa adds her sharpness of her vocals to it and continues to make the songs shine brightly. “All I Need Is You” another song that crosses over that line of music that not quite country, a flare of jazz, and shares hints of R&B and a medley of all styles of music and the lyrics really are quite good and bring feeling and emotion to them. The last song on this amazing and beautiful album is called “I’ll Be With You” and Thomas takes on the vocals and makes a great song coupled with back up singing from Tessa, the song is a really amazingly great love song, and most of you know I am a sucker for a love song and this stole my heart. Between the lyrics, and the superb vocals of Thomas and the delicate added back of Tessa the song is probably my favorite on the album. I am really impressed with this band and hope to hear more from them in the future, Thomas & Tessa Libreri are one to be watched and have a promise of all good things in their future, a band that crosses so many musical avenues and has that sound that makes them amazing and a real contender within the music industry. I Thank Thomas & Tessa for their gift of friendship and their gift of amazing and wonderful and emotional driven and heartfelt music.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer/ Publicist Owner Sound Wave One
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