jonka teams up with Million Trees NYC with Kris Jenkins of the NY Jets!
jonka has teamed up with Million Trees NYC in their recent PSA commercial starring Kris Jenkins of the NY Jets and featuring the instrumental tracks from "The Nana Song". The PSA is currently showing on an electronic billboard in Times Square and will be featured on television in the coming months!
In the meantime, check out the video and spread the word about this incredible and important organization!
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Duncan Idaho steunt 3FM Serious Request
4 dagen geleden kwam 'Catch a Cold' officieel uit. Dit als bedankje voor onze fans/volgers die al het gehele jaar goed voor ons zijn geweest. Het nummer is geschreven met een terugkoppeling naar onszelf en een knipoog naar de maatschappij. We hebben al goede reacties gekregen en vinden het fijn dat het de mensen helpt met het kerstgevoel!
Het nieuws is dat wij dit nummer nu ook hebben toegevoegd aan 3FM Serious Request. Wij steunen hiermee de actie van het Rode Kruis voor kinderen met HIV. Het Rode Kruis zorgt met het (hopelijk vele) geld ervoor dat ze worden voorzien in hun eerste levensonderhoud, zorg en scholing. Wij hebben onze donatie al gedaan.
Chop Suzy is a rock power trio from the Southern California area. The band is made up of Beau Girardeau (vocals, guitars, and keys), Tony Turbo (drums, percussion) and Manual Automatic (bass). You gotta love the names! A perfect fit for the positions in the band. One look at the cover of their first full length album lets you know they don’t take themselves too seriously but the music is another matter entirely.
Made For Lovers is full of high energy rockers that come at you like a runaway locomotive barreling on down the line to reach their final destination.
Right from the start I heard influences of The Ramones mainly and several other bands of that ilk. Mostly it reminded me of the 70’s bands that played in NYC at Max’s Kansas City or CBGB’s. Its punk meets rock and the trio pounds out the rhythms while the guitarist slashes away while adding some better than average vocals that you can actually understand. I really appreciate that factor and always will. The lyrics are not cerebral by any means they are right for the type of music they deliver throughout this album. That is only the first three tracks though.
A surprise comes along with a hellfire rocker in “Goodbye”. It starts off like a ballad but they do not disappoint as in a short period of time they cut loose again only to revert back to a slower pace, then into a full blown jam session, showing off their excellent musicianship. This type of track I could appreciate because it showed some versatility and talent beyond everything you previously heard. Just when I started to think there was not going to be any changing up of style and approach they let me have it full force pulling out all the stops. It turns into one of the most outstanding tracks on the album. I loved the progression of the track and the musicality is superb.
Then a shift to the blues starts with “Take A Bow” offering up some driving harp and it continues on another level with “Walk Away”. You get some fine acoustic guitar, honky tonk piano and nasty slide guitar on that number. But wait, it gets better on “Waiting to Inhale”. Girardeau lets his hair down with some outstanding electrified rapid fire slide guitar. It reminded me of some of the licks Jimmy Page was playing on Led Zeppelin’s masterpiece Physical Graffiti. This guy is no Page but he is damn good and I could hear that influence there. I love the way they end the album with a grand finale type of tune complete with all the crazy guitar effects, rolling drums, feedback, the works, like it’s the end of the fireworks display at a 4th of July celebration.
The band notes that this album was many years in the making so it looks like it was worth it to spend the time to get it all right. They define the old saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover”. There is a lot to this trio and they make a lot noise, good noise.
Chop Suzy is a band you want to check out if you like to rock and crave some variety within that realm. Once you get past the bizarre cover and give Made For Lovers a spin you will notice how each track gets better as this album plays through.
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-MuzikReviews.com Founder