Archive for June, 2014

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Robin Banks releases Modern Classic

June 23, 2014

Artist: Robin Banks
Release: Modern Classic
Year: 2014
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Blues, R&B and Pop.

From: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto Area.

Tracks:
1. A Man Is Just a Man, 2. Superhero, 3. I Really Dig You, 4. Crazy, 5. My Baby Loves Me, 6. A Little Bit of Heaven, 7. I’ll Meet You There, 8. Tonight, 9. Bite Your Tongue, 10. You Boogie Too Fast for Me, 11. A Place in the City, 12. Some Day.

Notes:
A master of tone and phrasing, Robin Banks has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. But match that with the charisma and boldness of a Tina Turner and you’ll understand why Robin Banks has the world on a string!

Robin Banks has her roots deeply dug. Born in Canada a mere 50 miles from Detroit, then transplanted to Dallas, and then Jamaica, Banks is a diverse, international artist who is clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul, even Reggae. She’s often lauded for her captivating live performance, her confident ability to connect and affect each member of her audience, her sincerity and certainly her authenticity. Robin Banks has established herself as a fearless, female force in International Blues circles recording and performing with the likes of Duke Robillard, Doug James and a long list of legendary Texas, West Coast and Chicago musicians. A powerful songwriter as well, Tom Hyslop of Blues Revue Magazine was quoted as saying Banks writes compositions “that lyrically echo the song craft of Cole Porter and the Gershwins”.

Discography
1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Links:
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – CD BABY.
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – ITUNES.
Robin Banks –  Youtube.
Robin Banks – Facebook.

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South River Slim 2014

June 7, 2014

 

Band: South River Slim & The Fleshmerchants
Genre: Roots,Rock&Roll,Blues
Home: Windsor
Chatham Connection: Singer/ Guitarist Sean Hughey is originally from South River, but raised during his teen years in Chatham, as well as returning to Chatham & Windsor later. He performed in Route 66 (https://demokidblog.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/route-66-1992/)

Members:
Sean Hughey
Rick Rycheghem (Sean’s former Route 66 bandmate)
Jeff Mifflin (Merlin)

Links:
Reverbnation: here.
FacebookZ: here.