Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CD Review: Security Project Give Us A High "5" And Billy Valentine Showcases His "Brit Eyed Soul"

The Security Project has definitely enjoyed performing the music of Peter Gabriel and Genesis to sell-out crowds all over the world. The musicians involved with the band are a little more experienced than your typical tribute band as some have played with Peter Gabriel and other prog-rock bands like King Crimson. The Security Project have released two former albums simply titled "Live 1" and Live 2." Now the band skip ahead to release a new album titled "Five" which features for the first time, the voice of singer/songwriter Happy Rhodes.
 
The new five-song release, features four Peter Gabriel originals and one song from Kate Bush. The album begins with one of Gabriel's most popular solo hits "Games Without Frontiers" as Rhodes' vocals mimic the song's originals, while the music sweeps you away as it pushes past the 8-minute mark. The new short release continues with "No Self Control," which originally featured Kate Bush's vocals, as Rhodes handles the vocal duties with ease. The Kate Bush original "Mother Stand For Comfort" fits in perfectly among the other Gabriel classics, before finishing with the pounding beats of "Rhythm Of The Heat." To find out more about Security Project and their latest release "Five," please visit securityprojectband.com.
 
Soulful vocal artist Billy Valentine recently released a new album of cover songs titled "Brit Eyed Soul." Valentine is best known as the voice of songs on "Sons Of Anarchy" and "Boston Legal." Now he dives into a dozen well-known tracks from some of Britain's biggest hit makers, beginning with the Rolling Stones' "Beast Of Burden," which carries an R&B/funk groove that fits Valentine's style perfectly. His vocals set the mood with the sultry ballad, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" and the smooth delivery of "More Than A Woman." He turns John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels" into a seventies funk gold, then pays true respect to The Beatles with an beautiful soulful rendition of "Here, There and Everywhere." The album finishes with the perfect match-up of Billy Valentine's vocals on Elton John's "(I Guess That's Why) They Call It The Blues" and the cool jazz/funk rhythm of "(What's So Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding." To find out more about Billy Valentine and his latest release "Brit Eyed Soul," please visit billy-valentine.com.

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