“SPACE AGE POTPORRI”

WITH THE FADING OUT OF WHAT I GREW UP WITH IN WHICH I CALLED ROCK & ROLL. IT SEEMED THAT THERE WERE NOT A LOT OF ROCK AND ROLL MELODIES OR EVEN REAL ROCK & ROLL OUT THERE. WITH THE USHERING IN OF “GRUNGE” MUSIC IT SEEMED THAT I HAD SOLD MY SOLE TO ROCK & ROLL, AND ROCK & ROLL NEVER FORGETS. THE FADING OUT OF THE TOM PETTY SOUND, THE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE BOSTON AND KANSAS SEEMED TO BE TUCKED UNDER THE MUSIC WORLD’S TABLECLOTH. AS I BEGAIN TO ENBARK AS A MUSIC REVIEWER IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES, THERE WEREN’T ALOT OF THAT OUT THERE. AS TIME WENT ON MY HOPES WERE THAT ROCK & ROLL WOULD MAKE A COMEBACK” FADED. EVERY NOW & THEN I’D HEAR A TRACK OR TWO THAT KIND OF RESEMBLED WHAT I DEFINE AS ROCK AND ROLL , BUT NOTHING REALLY TO KEEP THE PROVERBIAL BOOKMARK ON. FLASH FORWARD TO 2018 AS I BEGAN A EXHAUSTIVE AND SEARCH FOR MY THIRST FOR REAL MUSIC WEATHER IT BE ROCK & ROLL OR OTHER GENRE I JUST WANTED TO HEAR GREAT MUSIC AGAIN, I STUMBLED ACROSS THE BAND CALLED “IVORY TOWER” MARK RUGULA AND THE BAND REALLY SPARKED A SMALL FIRE IN MY BRAIN AFTER HEARING THE AMAZING & SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ROCK AND ROLL ALBUM CALLED “HOW MUCH MORE” I WAS UTTERLY AMAZED AND IN MUSICAL AWE. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH THE SLOW AND BEAUTIFUL BALLAD OF “HOW MUCH MORE” AND MARK AND THE BAND SHOW THEIR TRUE HONESTY AND A SONG WORTH YOUR EARS ATTENTION. THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “THE IDES OF MARCH” WHICH HAS A BLUES FEEL TO IT, BUT BRINGS IN THE ROCK FEEL & MAKES ME BELIEVE AGAIN THAT THERE IS ROCK & ROLL AND BECAME MUISCALLY AROUSED WITH THIS SONG. THE SOUND HAS A BOSTON, AND KIND OF A TRIUMPH ROCK & ROLL FEEL TO IT AND REALLY HAS AN AWESOME SOUND. THE GUITARS ARE RIPPING IN THE BACKROUND, AND MARK HAS GOOD LYRICAL CONTENT. “GOTCHA”HAS AN OUTER SPACE KIND OF SOUND THAT FEELS LIKE FUTURE MUSIC THAT HAS DANCE, AND SAX AND A WHOLE LOT OF EVERYTHING IN IT, THE SONG IS AN POTPOURI OF MUSICALITY.  IT REALLY FELT NICE TO HEAR THIS SOUND AGAIN. AS I LISTENED THE NEXT SONG CALLED “RING AROUND ROSIE” THE SOUND IS REALLY ENTERTAINING AND HAS A FEEL OF GOODNESS TO IT. THE SONG SEEMED TO BE A SPACE AGE LOVE SONG THAT HAS SUBSTANCE AND THE MUSICALITY IS EQUALLY GOOD. THE GUITARS SEEMED TO TAKE YOU WITH THEM AS THE SONG PLAYS IN THE BACKROUND AND I REALLY LOVE THIS SONG. “WAY TOO LATE” HAS A BEAT OF TRUE ROCK & ROLL AND GETS DOWN TO THE PUNCH IMMEDIATLEY AND HAS THAT FEEL OF TOM SHOLTZ & BRAD DELP OF  BOSTON FAME.  ONCE AGAIN THE SOUND HAS A WELL MIXED AND THE GUITAR RIP AN ROAR THROUGH LIKE A HOT KNIFE THRU BUTTER. “ALWAYS” ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SONG THAT HAS A SENSITIVE FEEL TO IT AND MARK HAS THAT SOUND IS UNMATCHED AND KEPT MY BELIEVABILITY IN ROCK AND ROLL HAS A SPOT, THE HARMONIES ARE AS PURE AND FRESH AND NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE IS ROCK & ROLL OUT THERE AGAIN. “WHEN FRIENDS BECOME LOVERS” ANOTHER SONG THAT ALLOWS YOU EARS TO HEAR THE SOUND THAT SHARES A SOUND OF REAL ROCK & ROLL AND AS I LISTENED IT HAS A STYLE OF TODD RUNDGREN BUT DESPITE THIS MARK RUGULA PUTS HIS TOUCH ON IT AND KEEPS THE BEAT GOING AND HAS A AMAZING ABILTY TO SHOWCASE HIS TRUE WRITING ABILITIES ON THE LYRICS. “PLEASE TELL ME” BRINGS IN THAT FEEL OF FUTURE OUTER SPACE ROCK & ROLL TO IT, THE GUITAR AND RHYTHM KEEPS A STEADY PULSE AND THE SONG HAS A CATCHY LYRIC “TELL ME’. THE GUITAR WORK IS EXTRAORDINARY AND HAS AN INTRICATE STYLE TO IT THAT ADDS FLARE AND TRUE PIZAZZ TO THE SONG. “WOMAN OF THE TIMES’ HAS A KIND OF FUNKY, POP FEEL TO IT AND BRINGS IN A DANCE BEAT THAT HAS A LATE NIGHT MUSIC FEEL TO IT, AS I LISTENED TO THE SONG HEARING THE SAX, AND THE MUSICALITY MY MIND AND BODY WENT BACK TO A TIME OF LATE NIGHT CLUBS, WHERE WE DANCED TIL CLOSING TIME. “BURNING” ANOTHER ROCK AND ROLL SONG THAT HAS A DEEPER FEEL TO IT, AND BRINGS UP THE LEVEL OF MUSICALITY THAT BRINGS IN A FEEL OF HEAT TO IT AND CONTINUAL RISES AS THE SONG PLAYS. “THE SURF SONG” REALLY HAS A TRUE SURF SOUND TO IT, AS I HEARD A “VENTURES” OR A” CHANTAYS” “PIPELINE” FEEL TO IT MARK AND IVORY TOWER REALLY KNOW THE TRUE DIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND SHOWCASE IT IN ALL OF THEIR SONG ASSORTMENT ON THIS AMAZING AND ENJOYABLE ALBUM. “YOU CAN SEE IT IN MY EYES” ANOTHER LOVE BALLAD THAT HAS TELLS A STORY THAT SHOWS MARK RUGULA AND HIS TRUE TO LIFE WRITTEN LYRICS THAT HE HAS THAT HE SHOWCASES THROUGHOUT THIS TERRIFIC AND WELL COMPOSED ALBUM. THE NEXT SONG CALLED ” LA DARE UN ANILLO A ROSI” AND HAS A REAL FLARE FOR THE LATIN SOUND AND WAS AMAZED TO HEAR THIS SONG ON THE ALBUM, SINCE HEARING THE REST OF THE ALBUM AND MY EARS WERE TUNED IN FOR ROCK & ROLL, THE SONG HAS A LATIN FLARE TO IT AND SHOWS ANOTHER SIDE OF MARK AND IVORY TOWER PROJECT. “MY NAME” THE LAST SONG ON THIS AMAZING AND TRULY ECLECTIC ALBUM THAT REALLY HAS TOTAL MUSICALITY TO IT, THIS SONG HAS THAT DANCE AND TECHNO FEEL TO IT WHICH I WASN’T PREPARED TO HEAR, HOWEVE RIT ADDS THAT FEEL OF THE WHOLE PACKAGE AND GRAND MUSIC DIVERSITY THAT MARK RUGULA AND THE IVORY TOWER PROJECT BRING TO THE MUSIC TABLE. THE ALBUM IS A SOLID ALBUM AND HAS AN AMAZING ABILITY TO TRANSFORM YOUR EARS FROM TRUE ROCK AND ROLL, MIX IN A LITTLE DANCE, SPRINKLED WITH BLUES AND FUNK ALONG THE WAY AND ALL MIXED TOGETHER YOU FORM AN AMAZING AND REFRESHING EARFUL OF THE BAND MARK RUGULA & THE IVORY TOWER PROJECT. I THANK MARK FOR HIS AMAZING FRIENDSHIP & HIS AMAZING MUSICAL GIFT OF SONG AND TRUE MUSICAL DIVERSITY AT IT’S FINEST.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC PUBLICIST/PROMOTER REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2019 USED BY PERMISSION

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“EDGY, GRUNGY, BLUES, ROCK. ECT,ECT”

THE AMAZING TALENT IS OUT THERE, THAT IS IF YOU SEEK, YE SHALL FIND. THE BAND CALLED NICK SWAN BAND WHICH FEATURES DOUG ‘MUG” SWANSON,NICK SWAN AND RORY FACIANE.THE ALBUM IS CALLED “Sink Or Swim. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH THE PROVERBIAL PUNCH TO THE GUT WITH THE SONG CALLED “LOADED GUN” AND WOW!! WHAT A PUNCH, I FELT IT BEFORE IT EVEN HIT ME. THE BAND HAS A HARD EDGY SOUND AND IS CHALKED WITH FULL FLAVOR AND ROCK HARD SOLID SONG WRITING. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “ANOTHER ALSO-RAN” HAS A BEAT AND THE SONG HAS A TRUE ROCK FEELING TO IT AND IS CATCHY AND BRINGS IN THAT ROCK BEAT THAT PUNCHES THE GUT. “ON A MOUNTAIN” THE NEXT SONG ON THIS ASSORTMENT BRINGS IN THE GUITAR RIPS OF LEAD GUITARIST NICK SWAN AND THE SOUND HAS AN ECHO “ISH’  KIND OF RIPPING INTO THE GUITAR THAT IS BOTH ORIGINAL AND NICE OT HEAR. NICK HAS A RASPY KIND OF VOCAL RANGE THAT TRULY MATCHES THE BANDS DRIVING FORCE AND IS REALLY ENJOYABLE.IF YOU LIKE THE GOOD FEELINGS OF A GOOD OLD ROCK AND ROLL SOUND THAN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE NICK SWAN BAND, THE ALBUM S.O.S. (SINK OR SWIM). WITH THIS SONG ENDING COLD AND WITH THE TRANSITION TO THE SONG CALLED “FUTURE BLUES” THE BAND CONTINUES WITH THE ROCK BEAT OF RORY FACIANE AND FOLLOWED UP WITH THE BASS AND SMOOTHNESS OF DOUG “MUG” SWANSON ON BASS KEEP MOMENTUM MOVING FORWARD. THE MUSIC THE NICK SWAN BAND HAS A EDGY BUT REFINED SOUND THROUGHOUT. “SPACE BLUES” ACTUALLY HAS A SOUND OF “SPACE BLUES” AND THE RIFS OF GUITAR ADD THAT REAL FEEL OF FUTURE BLUES AND REVERBERATES THROUGH YOUR EARS AS YOUR EARS ARE ENTERTAINED. “VCR’ ANOTHER ADDED RIP ROARIN’ AND READY TO BE PLAYED ON THE RADIO SONG THAT HAS A STEADY BUT CATCHY AND HAS A GOOD RHTYHM TO IT THAT ADDS FLARE AND FANCY FRET WORK THAT IS CONTAGIOUS IN AN ALMOST U2 ISH IN SOUNDING FROM THE EARLY EIGHTIES. THE NEXT SONG CALLED SOS (SINK OR SWIM) ADDS AN ELEMENT OF BLUES AND NICK SWAN LENDS HIS RASPY EDGED VOCALS AND MAKES THE SONG REMAIN RELEVANT AND FRESH AND TRULY FEELS NICE TO HEAR A BAND THAT HAS A ROCK SOUND AND HAS SUBSTANCE WITHIN THEIR LYRICS AND SONGWRITING ABILITIES. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “ATLANTIC CITY” A SONG RELEASED FROM ROCK AND ROLL ICON BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ON HIS 1982 RELEASE “NEBRASKA” AND IS TO THIS DAY ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ALBUMS, AND NICK SWAN AND HIS BAND ADD LIFE TO THIS AMAZINGLY WRITTEN SONG AND SERVE BRUCE AN AMAZING CUP OF MUSICAL JUSTICE. “SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING” THE BAND KEEP THE ROCK AND ROLL FEELING ROLLING THROUGH YOUR BONES AND HTE SONG HAS A FEELING THAT HAS THE WAILING AND THE FANCY RIFFS ROLLING THROUGH IT AND HAS AN ELEMENT OF TRUE MUSICIANSHIP AND I LIKED THE SONG ALOT. THE SONG HAS A TRUE BLUESY FEEL TO IT BUT ROCK AND ROLL REMAINS WITHIN THE SONG. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “VICTORY” KEEPS THAT PROVERBIAL PUNCH TO YOUR EARS AND HAS AN ALMOST GRUNGY DISTORTED FEEL TO IT, AND THE SONG SHARES THE WAH WAH WITH NICK AND HIS GUITAR WORK. THE LYRICS HAVE MEANING AND KEEPS ONE ENTERTAINED CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING AND MOST ENJOYABLE ROCK ALBUM. THE LAST SONG ON THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “SUICIDE DIVE” AND HAS A REAL GREAT FEEL TO IT, THE SONG HAS AN EDGY, BLUES, ROCK AND GRUNGE FEEL TO IT BUT HAS A SOUND THAT IS NEEDED TO BE HEARD. AS A WRITER AND TRUE SUPPORTER OF ALL MUSIC, THE NICK SWAN BAND HAS A SOUND THAT ROCKS, IT ROLLS AND PLAYS OUT THE BLUES FOR YOU AND KEPT ME ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT AND ANXIOUS TO HEAR THEIR AMAZING AND WONDERFUL GIFT OF MUSIC. WITH A MUISC ALBUM LIKE THIS, IN MY EARS WOULD BE A MUISC PROGRAMMERS DREAM COME TRUE. MY MANY MANY THANK YOU’S TO DOUG “MUG” SWANSON FOR HIS ETERNAL FRIENDSHIP AND FOR THE KIND INTRODUCTION TO NICK SWAN AND RORY FACIANE AND THE NICK SWAN BAND AND THE TOTALLY SUPERB SOUNDS OF THEIR ALBUM CALLED (S) SINK (O) OR (S) SWIM. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING AND OR SEEING THE NICK SWAN BAND EITHER ON THE RADIO OR IN A SHOW AND WISH THEM ALL THE LUCK IN THEIR AMAZING FUTURE OF MUSIC.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

PUBLICIST/ PROMOTER MUSIC JOURNALIST OWNER SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California

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Members – Our Video Library

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“MAGNETIC LOVE THROUGH SONG”

AS I LISTENED TO THE LATEST MUISCAL CONTRIBUTION BY MUSIC ARTIST MELISSA ROBERTSON AND HER AWE INSPIRING AND WONDERFUL ALBUM CALLED “LITTLE COUNTRY LIFE”. THE FIRST SONG ON THE ALBUM IS CALLED “LITTLE COUNTRY LIFE” AND THE SONG HAS A REAL FEEL OF COUNTRY FLAVOR WITH FIDDLE AND THE SONG HAS A SOUND THAT MAKES YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. MELISSA AND HER VOICE ADD THE ELEMENT OF A DOWN HOME APPROACH. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “MAKE LOVE TO ME”, A BALLAD THAT MELISSA BRINGS IN A REAL EMOTIONAL SOUND THAT MAKES IT REAL AND SHOWS HER TRUE SONGWRITTING ABILITIES THROUGHOUT. AS I LISTENED I NOTICED THAT MELISSA HAS STRONG STORY TELLING ABILITES THAT PROJECT THROUGHOUT HER MUSICAL ASSORTMENT OF SONGS ON THIS AMAZING AND REALLY LOVELY ALBUM. WITH THE NEXT SONG STARTING OUT CALLED “RED HEAD AT HEART” REALLY BRINGS IN THE TWANG OF COUNTRY WITH THE FIDDLE  AND THE REAL FEEL OF A GREAT COUNTRY SENSATIONAL SONG. MELISSA HAS GOT A VOICE THAT IS SMOOTH AND POLISHED AND ONE THAT MAKES YOUR EARS WANTING MORE. MELISSA, HAS A SOUND THAT IS SIMPLE YET BETWEEN HER LYRICS AND HER SIMPLISTIC VOCALS THAT MAKE A SOUND THAT IS AMAZING AND LOVELY TO HEAR . “LOVE LIKE A RIVER” A GORGOEOUS LOVE SONG THAT BOTH MELISSA ROBERTSON AND IAN BURNS BRING IN A REAL FEEL OF CONNECTION WITH THE TRUE MEANING OF A GREAT CLASSIC LOVE SONG, THE MUSIC IS UNBELIEVEABLE AND ALLOWS YOUR HEART TO FOLLOW IT. THE SONG STOLE MY HEART AND IS PERHAPS MY FAVORITE ON THE ALBUM. SINCE I AM A TRUE SUCKER FOR THE LOVE BALLAD. AND BOTH MELISSA AND IAN HIT THAT SPOT IN MY HEART WITH THIS SONG. “WOULDN’T BE WITHOUT YOU” MELISSA ONCE AGAIN THAT BRINGS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AND HER VOCALS JUST HAVE IT, ARE SPOT ON AND SAIL THROUGH THE MUSIC LIKE A HOT KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER. THE MUSICALITY OF MELISSA WHICH INCLUDES THE MUISC OF THE INCREDIBLE BAND MAKE THE SONG ASSORTMENT FEEL SO GOOD AND REAL.  THE NEXT SONG CALLED “ANGEL” MELISSA KEEPS THAT SIMPLISTIC BUT WONDEFUL FEELING VIBRATING THROUGH MY EARS THAT TOUCHES MY SOUL. A REALLY GREAT SONG AND ONCE AGAIN SHOWCASES MELISSA’S WRITING AND MUSICALITY THAT IS SOUND AND SUPERBLY MATCHED.WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEXT SONG, IT HAS THE ABLITY TO TOUCH ME THE SONG CALLED “HE’S A WRITER OF SONGS” AND JUST HIT ME, SINCE I AM A WRITER AND REMINDED OF MYSELF. MELISSA VOCALS JUST ARE AMAZING AND HER VOICE IS SOFT ON THE EARS AND DRAW YOU IN TO JOIN THEM AS YOU LISTEN. THE SONG CALLED “WAY BACK HOME” MELISSA TAKES ON A SOUND OF SHANIA TWAIN VOCALLY, BUT WITH THIS BEING SAID,  MELISSA HAS HER OWN STYLE AND ONCE AGAIN MELISSA PLEADS WITH YOU TO OPEN YOUR HEART TO HER. MELISSA’S  VOCALS ARE OUTSTANDING AND MASTERFUL AND VERY TOUCHING TO MY SOUL AND REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART. AS I LISTENED TO THE ALBUM I NOTICED THAT MELISSA HAS A WAY OF BRINGING YOU IN WITH HER VOCALS THAT IS DRIVEN AND HAS PERFECTION AND HER LYRICS ARE WRITTEN FROM THE HEART, I AM ABLE TO FEEL THIS SINCE I AM A WRITER THAT WRITES FROM THE HEART AS WELL. THE SONG “WILD WILD FLOWER” MELISSA TAKES ON A LITTLE ROUGHER EDGY, BUT NICE SOUND THAT ADDS TO THE ALREADY TOUCHING MUSIC ON THIS ALBUM. THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “I WASN’T MEANT TO” MELISSA BRINGS IN HER ELEMENT OF STORY TELLING AND I REALLY LOVE THIS SONG, MELISSA SEEMED AT TIMES THAT SHE WAS SINGING ABOUT MY OWN LIFE WHERE I WENT THROUGH SIMULAR EXPERINCES HOWEVER, MELISSA AND HER STORY TELLING IS IN TRUE FORM ON THIS SONG AND IT’S A SONG I CAN RELATE TO AND LOVE IT, A LOT. “HEART OF GOLD” WHAT A SONG THIS SONG REALLY SHOWCASES MELISSA AND WHERE HER VOCALS ARE INCREDIBLE YET, VULNERABLE AND REAL. ONE MUST HEAR THIS SONG, IT HAS A ALMOST BLUESY FEEL TO IT WITH AN UNDERTONE OF COUNTRY, BUT I TRULY FEEL THAT THIS SONG SUMS UP WHAT KIND OF MUSICIAN MELISSA ROBERTSON IS,  A TRUE SONGWRITER, AND A TENDER ONE AT THAT. THIS SONG HAS TOTAL TENDERNESS AND ARRIVES WITHIN MY OPEN HEART AND RECIEVED WELL. THE LAST SONG ON THIS AMAZING AND HEARTFELT  AND HEART WARMING ALBUM CALLED “IN YOUR LOVING ARMS” MELISSA KEPT THAT FEELING OF TRUE EMOTIONAL PLEA TO JOIN HER AND HER MUSIC HAS THAT ABILITY TO BRING YOU IN AND KEEP YOU WITHIN IN HER LOVING ARMS. THE SONG REFLECTS AN AMAZING MUSIC ARTIST THAT HAS TUE TALENT, TRUE MUSICIANSHIP, TRUE HEARTFELT AND AMAZING EMOTIONAL MAGNETIC APPEAL THAT IS CREATED AND KEPT ALL THE THROUGH THIS AMAZING MUSIC ALBUM AND I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE MUSIC OF SINGER SONGWRITER MELISSA ROBERTSON AND HER TREMENDOUS MUSICAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC FROM THE HEART. I  THANK MELISSA FOR ALLOWING ME TO HEAR HER OUTSTANDING AND HEARTFELT MUSIC THAT IS ACCEPTED INTO MY HEART AND ALWAYS WILL, AND HER TREMENDOUS FRIENDSHIP AND I WISH HER WELL WITHIN HER  AMAZING “LITTLE COUNTRY LIFE”

STEVEN F. ADAMS

PUBLICIST/ PROMOTER MUSIC REVIEWER OWER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2019 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON MELISSA

http://www.melrobertson.weebly.com

” STRANGE ANGST & MORE”

ALICE SWEET ALICE, A ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC GROUP AND THEIR NEW RELEASE CALLED “VIOLA ORGANISTA, THE MACABRE CARNIVAL” THE BAND HAS A ANGST FEEL TO THEIR ALMOST REBELISH SOUND. WUTH THE FIRST CUT ON THE ALBUM CALLED “DAREDEVIL” A ROCK SONG THAT GIVES TRUE MEANING TO ROCK AND ROLL, THE SONG HAS A CONSTANT ROCK BEAT AND THE VOCALS OF LISA JEAN, POWER PACK YOUR EARDRUMS FULL OF HARD DRIVEN AND MELODIC METAL. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “STRANGE THINGS” HAVE A STRANGE WAY OF MUISCAL EXPRESSIVENESS THAT ROCKS YOU TO THE CORE, AND DON’T HOLD BACK IN ANY WAY, THE SONG HAS A FEELING OF DIZZYNESS TO IT, THAT ONE MUST BE IN THE FRAME OF MIND, AND CONTINUE THAT PROVERBIAL ROCK BEAT AND BORDERLINES A PUNK FEEL TO IT. AS I LISTENED THE MUSIC IS DARK IN SOME PLACES AND LISA JEAN AND THE BAND KEEP THE ROCK FLOWING THROUGH YOUR EARS SIDEWAYS, HOWEVER MUSIC IS AN EXPRESSION OF WHO WE ARE AND THE NEXT SONG CALLED “VIOLA ORGANISTA…AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS, THE HEAD BANGING AND METAL AND VOCALS SHOWCASES THE BANDS THIRST FOR A SOUND THAT IS HEAVY AND DEEP WITH SPEED OVERTONES THAT KEEP THE SPEAKERS EDGING OFF THEIR SEATS. “LITTLE MISS KNOW IT ALL” THE PUNK AND ANGST CONTINUES TO SOAR THROUGH MY SPEAKERS AND RATTLE THEIR PLACEMENT. THE VOCALS SHARE A FEELING OF EARLY JOAN JETT WHILE WITH THE RUNNAWAYS AND AT TIMES REMINDED ME OF CHRISTINA AMPHLETT AND DIVNYLS,  MODERN DAY. LISA JEAN HAS A HARDER EDGED SOUND THAT IS BLISTERING AND EXPLOSIVE THROUGHOUT THIS ALBUM. THE NEXT TRACK CALLED OSSEUS” HAS A SOUND OF MYSTERY AND THE VOCALS BRING IN THE CLEAR VOCALS OF LISA JEAN AND THE SONG HAS A SOUND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO CLEARLY HEAR THE SOUND OF THE THIRSTY GENRE OF TRUE METAL MUSIC. AS I LISTENED THE MUSIC GREW ON ME AND MY EARS WERE ABLE TO RECOMPOSE THEMSELVES AND HEAR THE TRUE TALENT OF THE BAND. “MASOCHIST” SHARES THE SAME SOUND AND HEAR THE MESSAGE THAT IS BEING SENT THROUGH THE ROUGHNESS OF THE EDGY SOUNDING ROCK SYMPHONIES BEING HEARD THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM. “FLOODWATERS” IS A SONG THAT CARRIES A SOUND THAT ALLOWS TO HEAR A ALMOST SIMPLISTIC APPROACH TO THEIR MUSICAL REPERTOIRE BUT REMAINS HEAVY AND ENJOYABLE. “THE HOSTAGE” IS ANOTHER SONG THAT THE BAND ALICE SWEET ALICE IS VERY CONSISTENT AND ALLOWS YOU TO HEAR WHO THEY ARE AS A BAND, UTILZING ALL MUSIC SOUNDS AND A TOTAL VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTATION THAT CARRIES AND REMARKABLE SOUND THAT REALLY WAS ENJOYED. “WEDNESDAY’S CHILD” THE BAND HAS A GREAT SOUND THAT EVOLVES FROM AN HEAVY TO A TRUE MUSIC CONTENDER IN THEIR GENRE AND THE MIX OF LISA JEAN AND THE BAND KEEPS THE COHISIVENESS TOGETHER AND THE MIX OF THE VIOLIN MAKES AND AN AMAZING SOUND WOVEN IN BETWEEN THE LAYERS OF ROCK MAKE A DISTINCTIVE AND GOOD SOUND THAT DERSERVES TO BE HEARD. “SUCKER” PICKS UP THE PACE AND ADD BACK IN THE ALMOST HAUNTINGLY SOUND THAT MAKES THIS BAND DIFFERENT THAN THE REST AND MAKES YOU WANT MORE. “SMILE” ANOTHER SONG THAT BRINGS IN A UNIQUE AND SOUND WHO REALLY DEFINES THE BAND “ALICE SWEET ALICE’ THEIR SOUND IS UNMATCHED AND HAS A SOUND THAT IS PUNKISH AT TIMES, AND OTHER FULL OUT METAL AND DEEP AND ALL THE WHILE A LITTLE AINGST,  ADD THAT SMOOTHNESS THAT KEEPS THE ROUGH EDGES A LITTLE SMOOTHER FOR ONES EARS. ALL IN ALL THE MUSIC HAS A SUPERBLY AND UNIQUE FLAVOR THAT ALLOWS IT’S TEETH TO SINK IN AND NOT BE FORGOTTEN. I THANK THE BAND ALICE SWEET ALICE & THEIR TREMENDOUS TALENT AND SHARING IT WITH ME.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

PROMOTER/ PUBLICIST OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2019 USED BY PERMISSION

“A TRUE HEART FULL OF ANGELIC SONGS”

WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING SWEET INSPIRATIONAL VOICE, A VOICE OF ANGELS AMONGST US. THE EP IS CALLED ‘SONGS OF INSPIRATION” BY SINGER SONGWRITER AND AMAZING ZANDRA ARNOLD, I CAN HEAR WHY SHE HAS AND IS UP FOR SO MANY AWARDS. ZANDRA STARTS THIS AMAZING EP, AND SHOWCASES HER VOICE OF THE ANGELS WITH A SONG CALLED “HOLY SPIRIT’, ZANDRA HAS A VOICE FROM THE HEAVANS, AT FIRST I HEARD AN ALMOST ARETHA FRANKLIN SOUND, AND AS I LISTENED ZANDRA TRANSFORMED MY EARS TO HER AMAZING AND ANGELIC AND FRESH AND CLEAR VOCALS,  LIKE A TOTAL BREATH OF SMOOTH SAILING WIND, AND ZANDRA ALLOWS YOUR EARS TO BE AT THEIR PEAK OF ATTENTION. THE NEXT SONG “LORD YOU ARE” ZANDRA IS SIMPLY PUT, A MAGICAL AND SUPREME SOUND THAT GOES UNMATCHED AND ZANDRA WITH HER ANGELIC VOCALS TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY RUN OF THE MILL MUSIC AND TAKES YOU TO A PLACE OF HOPE AND TOTAL INSPIRATION. ZANDRA DOESN’T STOP THERE SHE BRINGS THE NEXT SONG TO YOUR EARS CALLED “PRAYER AWAY” AND HER SMOOTHNESS AND UTTER ANGELIC SOUNDING VOCALS TREAT YOUR EARS TO A WONDERFUL AND TOTAL AWE INSPIRING PLACE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO FEEL THE SPIRITUAL PRESENCE WITHIN HER TREMENDOUS VOCAL RANGE. ZANDRA’S TOTAL OUTREACH THAT CARRIES YOU INTO HER MUSICAL WORLD AND WON’T LET LOOSE UNTIL ALL THE SPIRITUAL FEELINGS ARE FELT. AS A MUSIC PROMOTER AND PUBLICIST FOR MANY YEARS, I’VE HEARD LOTS OF MUSIC AND ZANDRA IS A TRULY CUT ABOVE,  HER SPIRITUAL EMOTIONS ARE REFLECTIVE IN ALL SHE SINGS AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH HER ABILITY TO BRING THIS TO YOUR EARS AS YOU LISTEN. ZANDRA AND VOCALS ARE EXTRORDINARY AND RICH AND FULL OF TRUE SPIRITUALLY FILLED WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE AND ARE A TRUE BLESSING TO US ALL. THE LAST SONG ON THIS WONDERFUL AND TRULY SPIRITUALLY FILLED EP IS CALLED “GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS” AND ZANDRA AND HER VOICE FROM ABOVE BRINGS HER SOUND ALIVE AND VIBRANT AND ONE NOT TO BE OVERHEARD. AMAZING AND ANGELIC AND SPIRITUALLY FILLED AND CHARGED IS WHAT I HEARD FROM THE WONDERFUL EP CALLED “SONGS OF INSPIRATION” BT THE TALENTED AND A GIFT FROM THE HEAVANS ZANDRA ARNOLD. I THANK HER FOR HER FRIENSHIP AND ALLOWING MY LIFE TO BE FILLED WITH HER SPIRIT THAT RESIDES WITHIN ME,  AND HER TREMENDOUS GIFT OF MUSIC, WHICH WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF MY LIFE.  WITH THIS BEING SAID I ALSO WAS FORTUNATE TO RECIEVE A COPY OF HER SONG CALLED “RESTORE ME” AND THE SONG CARRIES THAT SAME ANGELIC AND AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL VOCAL RANGE OF ZANDRA ARNOLD THAT GOES UNMATCHED. THIS SONG AND ZANDRA’S MUSIC HAS TRULY BLESSED ME AND I HONESTLY FELT THE RESTORING CAPABILITIES OF MISS ZANDRA ARNOLD AND HER AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL GIFTS OF SINGING. ZANDRA IS A GIFT FROM GOD AND TRULY DESERVES YOUR HEART TO OPEN AND HEAR HER ANGELIC MUSICAL TALENTS AND KEEP THEM TUCKED WITH YOU AS YOU ARRIVE ON THE NEXT PART OF LIFE’S BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY AND ZANDRA HAS ADDED HER ANGELIC AND SUPERB MUSICALITY TO MY HEART FOREVER ON MY OWN LIFE’S WONDERFUL JOURNEY.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

PUBLICIST/ PROMOTER OWNER SOUNDWAVEONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2019 USED BY PERMISSION