Venrez are a five piece collective with so many solid traits to bring to the table. This LA based rock outfit have plenty of musical experience under their belts with both guitarist Womack and drummer Ed Davis having previously played with Juliette Lewis and the Licks, guitarist Alex Kane is a former member of Life Sex and Death (LSD), and also Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, with bassist Michael Bradford being a childhood friend of Womack's, so there's certainly a strong musical chemistry there. Venrez have crafted a blazing hot sound that resonates with the fans on so many levels, maintaining a raw authentic feel to their live studio recordings, which is carried through into their live-on stage performances as well. The level of feeling and passion are as real and driving to the fans as if they are listening to a Venrez album or being rocked out in a stadium, It's an outstanding creative attribute to harvest an authentic, less produced, studio sound and a sustainable bonus for their live performances. I would like to say that Venrez keep it real on all levels and have fused together typically all the musical influences that have penetrated their souls. This was my first live experience of the band and would most certainly say how down to earth and genuine they come across both musically and performance wise. The fusion between classic 1970's rock and grunge combine an interesting blend, with so many elements incorporated into their sound that an audience can relate to and be reminded of, as well as fresh stylistic changes, it's almost like they have traveled into the future while fusing together an element of the past. With a larger then life sound, their vocal harmonies can be related to bands such as Alice In Chains, with influences from huge acts such as Jane's Addiction and Sound Garden. Each individual track they play has qualities that are freshly unique to themselves, and they all ooze an exceptional amount of expression. Venrez for me are a bunch of exceptional rockers who provide nothing but the utmost in musical style and expression. With the best in sheer rock quality, melodic guitar licks and riffs along with edgy, and high impact lyrics, what is there not to love!?! check out Venrez on their Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/venrez and also listen to their latest sound here on Reverbnation; https://www.reverbnation.com/venreztheband
Swedish metal/rock band Hardcore Superstar certainly give it larger then life in their musical performances, smashing their way through 16 years of pure unadulterated rock n' roller times. With nine albums to date under their belt and several number one hits not to mention grammy wins as well in their homeland of Sweden, the superstar crew have most certainly been having the times of their lives! Their most recent album called “C'mon take on me” released in February 27th 2013, with the debut single from the album, "One More Minute", being officially released on January 17th 2013, the band have been touring throughout the UK working hard and playing just as hard keeping fan bases rolling in awe of their high energy, and unified feel good sound. Giving Glasgow everything they got, (including the drummers bum cheeks!) the band took us on an electric, vocally powerful, instrumentally passionate driving set, with guitarist Vic Zino giving the audience a whirlwind ride with his highly impressive guitar playing, and passionate interaction with the crowd all the way. Martin Sandvik gave us his own bad-ass playing style, gluing it all together to make a solid foundation, while lead vocalist Joakim Berg gave the audience his amazing vocal range flawlessly while bouncing all over the stage, with plenty of crowd reaction and reciprocal chanting and singing, the atmosphere in the room was elevating. There was plenty of new songs in the set as well as a few old classics, and it was a good mix to keep the crowd rocking. There were most certainly plenty to love about this exceptional thriving performance from hardcore superstar, what with years of experience and a tight functional unit that stands today it can only be expected that they would give us a outstanding performance. And as for the drummer, well, he did give us his arse! follow Hardcore Superstar here on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar and also track their merchandise and tour dates on their official website here; http://www.hardcoresuperstar.com/
With Buckcherry's sixth album “Confessions” released in February of this year the band have been on a whirlwind journey, playing live shows and touring all over the UK and Europe. After some turbulent times resulting in the bands split back in 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry and released a new album on April 16 2006, going from strength to strength and crafting their unstoppable sleaze rock sound. The album contained the band's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch", and their first Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry”- fundamentally base level blues building up into classic rock origins evolving into a well crafted sleaze rock sound. With all the sleaze, sex, drugs, and rock n' roll a band can muster incorporated into their sound, and with high similarities to Aerosmith locked within Buckcherry's ballads (and high comparisons to bands such as Black Stone Cherry, Brides Of Destruction and Saving Abel), the cherry crew still manage to create their own distinctive edge to their looks and sound, bringing to the table an unstoppable driving machine for all things naughty, with rocking riffs, licks and catchy anthem-like tunes.
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