Friday, February 04, 2011

Hallelujah! Little John at Basement Discs

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Basement Discs first in store for 2011 set a high standard for the rest of the year, with a spine tingling set of passionate and powerful music by Little John. It’s music to break your heart and melt your brain, to loosely quote from Pat’s intro.

Little John seemingly have come out of nowhere and as I’ve mentioned before, their debut CD Put Your Hands On Me is instantly riveting and thrilling.

Today, though only three of the five piece band were present, it is obvious that as a live band they really are something special as well.

There’s something almost devotional in the powerful three part harmonies, drummer Bill Deeble,thumping a Neverfail water dispensing bottle, has a high wild wail, John Dickson lead singer and guitarist has an interesting tenor voice, and Greg Field’s, (violin & mandolin) deeper vocals, blend together perfectly and resonate with such eerie emotive power that it sends shivers up your spine and brings tears to your eyes.

Check out the band’s My Space and give them a listen.

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