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Jammin' with J.T. is the first release from The Vincent James Explosion, it was released in 2006 and it features Vincent James on Guitar, Tom Zielinski on Bass and Jim Linsner on Drums.
This entire CD is defined by an Out Of Phase, slightly Distorted, Chorusy & Leslie cabinet rhythm guitar sound, in other words a good, solid, very listenable guitar sound. The guitar playing is technically sound but never too technical, a rock/blues/metal edge is always waiting to explode onto yer eardrums at any given moment. Track #1 features a excellent Explosive! guitar solo. Track #2 features a very impressive bass solo. Track #4 combines fairly laid back, clean jazz/distorted rock guitar sounds, reminiscent of Steve Vai, with some awesome drum playing and a bass solo to boot! This CD isn't just about solos though, it's a jazz/rock fusion instrumental delight, sure to please fans of Jeff Beck & Jimi Hendrix.
The Vincent James Explosion is an innovative, explosive, outstanding, accomplished & polished trio of musicians who mix Rock/Jazz/Jazz Fusion/Blues/Funk/Acid Jazz Blues styles with a little bit of vocals thrown in for good measure. I ask you how can you go wrong when mixing these styles? You can't, these guys stir the pot up resulting in a very interesting and unique sonic brew which is highly palatable to even the most discerning of eardrums.
The Vincent James Explosion is compromised of Vincent James - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Jerry Sampson - Bass, Vocals & Jim Linsner - Drums, Percussion, this CD is significant because it marked the inclusion of Award Winning bassist Jerry Sampson into The Vincent James Explosion replacing former bassist Tom Zielinski.
This CD features also features some excellent saxophone playing by Eric Crittenden on Track 3, JB's Bounce.
The Vincent James Explosion sound can best be compared to Jeff Beck Jazz/Fusion era, Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughn to name a few.
Track #4 Jialu is a Must Listen to...for any serious guitarists out there, way cool effects going on throughout that instrumental.
Track #2 Into The Light has some impressive tremolo bar/fuzz work.
If you're looking for something new & exciting to listen to pick up a copy of this CD today @ http://www.musiccitybuffalo.com/
For further info on The Vincent James Explosion goto www.myspace.com/thevincentjamesexplosion
Dogghouse is a Rockin' cover band who play a wide range of music from the 60s to 2009.
Aiming to please, Dogghouse also plays cover tunes in the Alternative, Easy Listening, Grunge & Reggae style. I recently had the pleasure to be invited out a Dogghouse gig where I took a few photos. www.myspace.com/jtellfotos
Dogghouse is comprised of Scott K - Guitar and Vocals, Frank C - Guitar and Vocals, Chris W - Bass and Vocals, Dave L - Lead Vocals & Mark K - Drums and Vocals.
If you're sent out to the Dogghouse don't be sad, be glad, because these guys will rock yer sox off.
bm linx is a Highly entertaining, Very original and Extremely Talented Rockin' 3-piece band from New York City. bm linx consists of Tony Diodore (vox, guitar, production) & Andrew Griffiths (drums). Their latest CD "Black Entertainment" released by Craze Factory Entertainment is a Techno/Dance/Punk/Alternative/Acoustic Rock masterpiece, yup that's right I said Masterpiece, in the world of formula, replicant music their musical direction is a refreshing breath of sonic air. Check out their website http://www.bmlinx.com/ for tour dates & how to get your copy of "Black Entertainment" & their 1st release "The Portable Genius". They're also on MySpace, FaceBook, YouTube, iTunes etc. etc. bm linxs latest CD "Black Entertainment" is a must have for drivin' 'n cryin, jumping up and down, feeding your ears, etc. etc...all that good, fun stuff. Special Thanks to bm linx. They frequently play Mohawk Place so check them out Live and tell 'em JoTell sent ya.