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STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


the violin rules!!!:)
good world music track!its a very good instruments fusion!!!violin???!!very good!i like!the performance of the song its very good!but the violin is great!good work!Peace!
- NunoChaparro from Moita, Portugal
Nono Chaparro - MOITA,PORTUGAL (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


cool
nice mix guys really like it, just work me up from a day dream, love the way it weaves in and out with the instruments.....seems to me like it;s like it should be!
thanks!
- acousticpeace from Lower High-Lands, Scotland, United Kingdom
acousticpeace - LOWER HIGH-LANDS,SCOTLAND,UNITED KINGDOM (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


GOOD SOUND HERE
I WILL COMMENT ON PERFORMANCE WHICH BAND ONLY ASK FOR, I CAN'T DO THAT UNTIL I LET THE GUY ON THE PIANO, GUITARS AND TRUMPET KNOW THAT THEY'VE GOT GREAT TALENT....

YOUR PERFORMANCE IS AWESOME, I LIKE IT... AT 1:09 I LIKE THE SAXOPHONE DAT WAS PLAYED ON THE SOUND (LIKE KENNY G)

COOL....
- boyblacrecords from Benin, Edo, Nigeria
boyblacrecords - BENIN,EDO,NIGERIA (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Folk
Very folky, not necesarely my music but I really like the Violin! Reminds me of One more Cup of Coffee by Bob Dylon.
- Moloco from Los Angeles, California
Moloco - LOS ANGELES,CALIFORNIA (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Melancholical start, after that gipsy mood.
The violin sounds very melancholical in the intro. It's a very good sound. In the intro I wonder as well what the snare-instrument is in my right ear.
At 0:40 the real song starts. Drums, guitars and the violin gets the leading part, and is doing it excellent. There is a kind of Gipsy feeling in the way of playing of the violin.
At 4:20 about a lead electric guitar takes it over.
Still I liked the melancholical feeling of the intro the most. After that it's totally different. There the violin is fantastic.
Yes, I like this!
- AlexanderPort from Lier, Belgium
ALEXANDER PORT - LIER,BELGIUM (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Strong Stuff
Absolutely brilliant fiddling. Strong, strident sound. The highlight of this tune. Starts of classical sounding, develops into 1960's mersey/ psychedelic sound fusion, then goes off into what sounds almost Gypsy... and does so pretty seemlessly. Very impressive
- Captain_Melted from Glasgow, Scotland
CAPTAIN_MELTED - GLASGOW,SCOTLAND,UK (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


Awards! Track of the Day on 22Nov2007 in BLUES

Best Mood in Blues, week of 26Nov2007
Most Original in Blues, week of 26Nov2007
Most Original in Blues, week of 3Dec2007
Stupidest Song in Blues, week of 26NoV 2007
GARAGEBAND ADVISORY BOARD - REVIEWERS PICKS AWARDS "BAD DAY IN SCHOOL (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY IN SCHOOL


Child Abuse
This song should be removed from the site due to the fact that it has child abuse in it, and it is presented in a way that is supposed to be funny. There is nothing funny about child abuse and all of us should do everything we can to fight against it. This review, and the negative response it may recieve is inconsequencial to me. As for performance: It was good. As for vocal: there wasn't any vocal he was talking. The lyric was good.
- henrymonzello from Hacienda Heights, California
HENRY MONZELLO - HACIENDA HEIGHTS,CALIFORNIA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY IN SCHOOL


review
great sound,,real root feeling..liked the speaking vocals..different and original..but miss that the music is toned down in the background.
- rolb from Staffanstorp, Sweden
rolb - STAFFANSTORP,SWEDEN (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY IN SCHOOL


Play School Blues
Seriously, this tune is a riot. Blues with kids on vocals. You almost wonder how someone that young can have the Blues, but this is pretty well done. The band is decent and the vocals are hilarious. A very cool blues parody using youth on vocals. Some of the comments on school will bring back memories for some of us older people.
- FOE_1 from Unspecified on 28Nov2007
FOE1 - UNSPECIFIED (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


luncheon blues
Yep big powerful "Hoochie" style blue arrangement ....so you really would have a hard time "missing" with whatever you set against it. As for the song ....very clever modern day classroom setting ....think you hit all the right buttons, fears and mores. Fine musicianship and a good sense of hip poetics/politics. Words just get a little cluttered in the late middle section ....but overall a inspiring effort ....I'd like to see the video. Actually despite you own opinion, I do like the rawness and edge of the production!
- HarperJohn from Cobourg & Brighton, Ontario, Canada
HARPER JOHN - COBOURG & BRIGHTON,ONTARIO,CANADA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


The idea for the kid having a blues song is genius
- jakethenohead from United Kingdom
jakethenohead - UNITED KINGDOM (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


mmm, ,,,,
Man don't know what to say, I like it! It's original, is this your daddy's song? Theres nothin' new with the music, it's very well played but it's the vocal delivery that makes the tune. Kid, you made somebody proud with this tune and...you made me smile. Keep on keepin' on.
- Sliminou from Rockville, Maryland
Sliminou - ROCKVILLE,MARYLAND (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


cool stuff
Its cool that someone as young as this cat sounds is into the blues. overall good production. the vocals are to far up in the mix and a bit corny but for the age group cool. keep up the good work man
- Snowconeforpresident from Carrollton, Georgia
Snowconeforpresident - CARROLLTON,GEORGIA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


Too Much Fun!
I would be interested to hear the story behind this one! Sounds like the kids took over the control room. Maybe a father/son project? Great job!

This song is refreshingly fun and on the lighter side!
- the_dr from La Pointe, Wisconsin
the doctor - La Pointe,Wisconsin (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


School House Rock
Well for a kid singer, I guess this is just killer. The school house blues, huh? Just semed perfect for one of those School House Rock cartoons.
- traumadolls from Norfolk, Virginia
TRAUMADOLLS - NORFOLK,VIRGINIA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


nice move
I'm a hoochie coochie man. vocals are a boy? just joking. It was good , maybe a movie soundtrack or something.
- jkoel_tuttle from Chicago, Illinois
jkoel_tuttle - CHICAGO,ILLINOIS (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


After School Special
First of all - this song is wild and fun and creative. Corny at times, funny at times. I know you didn't want production comments - but the spoken vocals are so far out in front of the mix that is sounds like a theme song for a tv show for kids and pre-teens. The performance of the band is very good - and I suspect that the drums are programmed. Otherwise that is an excellent drummer. So - kudos for the creativity. It sounds like you all had a fun time recording this. Kept my attention for 2 minutes and 56 seconds for sure. Now go shop this to Nickelodeon!
- blistur from Orange Park, Florida
blistur - ORANGE PARK,FLORIDA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


comedie blues
that`s a sassy, sexy track!
I love the smokey voice of the female singer.
Groove behind is great...there is some zappa comedie in here, too!
the voices are much too much in front in the sound mix!
- stromboli1 from Vienna, Austria
STROMBOLI1 - VIENNA,AUSTRIA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


Blues
I dig it, little man! Reminds me of the Blues Brothers. The lyrics are making me crack up.
- OO@20398624~VasudevaBand from Wexford, Pennsylvania
00@20398624-VASUDEVAbAND - WEXFORD,PENNSYLVANIA (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


weres the beef
Macaroni and cheese or was it osurmyer winner ? performance delivered effortless vocals recited this song with out skipping a beat alway welcome and encouRage young artist keep um coming young man

Extra Credit: Programming, Mood, Stupidest Song I've Ever Heard.



- madidarose
Bay Area, California
madidarose - GARAGEBAND (Jan 16, 2009)
BAD DAY AT SCHOOL


Acting the fool..........
Great sax and vocals....
I like the lyrics and overall feel...I also like the production it's great, nice and raw......
original.....You guys are allright. Lots of feeling!
- gypsynomad from Southport, Maine
gypsynomad - SOUTHPORT,MAINE (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT LOVER (SINGLE RELEASE)
author: zp
beautiful composition! Well written, dewy has a haunting, joplin like voice!

Time/Life
author: Dewy
missin you, no matter what happened it's way back there and still I do love you Rene, been friends too long to let unfair, unhappy, undone things, unwhatever block this at least for me...Life has been very hard for us both but we always keep pushing on and on ......... NO matter how you feel towards me doesn't matter in my mind & heart. I have ALWAYS wished you the best and still do. Hope your well and Jordan too. I hope he stayed w/ the drums and is doing real well. Just me stopping by, > Always,Dewy*

Time/Life
Author:Rene
Hey Dewy,Glad to hear from you! Yes baby,we were two different people into different things but both into the blues who were thrown together at random chance to do something.All of our hard work together is probably to real and too raw for people to deal with...Most people want to be spoon fed their entertainment by the mass media like ants being masticated.They cannot handle things outside of those boundaries,they believe music is a fashion and it is not that,it is a feeling.We worked so hard together holding nothing back and there was no one standing there to say "you can't do that!" Do you remember the sessions for "Just A Matter of Time"?For sixteen days we had no food and sat on the bed going over and over the song.When people heard it they though it was a joke.They never understood the personal homor we put behind everything we did,when our only escape from our hardship was to laugh at ourselves? And you became such a very dear,dear friend of mine,so easily we could have become lovers yet always maintained a professional stance and attitude towards our work.Knowing fully that the world was out to get us and the mass media was terrified by how we never held anything back.And all we wanted to do was play and sing and make a little money for it.the promoters said " you have four minutes to make it count." To make it count for who? It never counted for us.Oh so they say and what the fuck do they know? They are not willing to take any chances.I miss you too and hold you so dearly in my heart./Rene

Superb Musicianship, Superb Voice of Dewy Ellis, Superb lyrics
author: Tony
Stagelight Lover, best track, intro grabs your attenion straight away. Dewy Ellis has a beautiful voice.

great intro, vocals, intensity of expression .
author: Twin
I had seen this title then I saw the info on CDBABY I bought my first single in a dozen years-on CD. Great intro the song has flavor and style-They squeezed in just about everything with a delicious intensity of expression. Dewy and Rene are a celebration!

shes very real, and her emotions come right through the music. the songs are li
author: wish
i like how the music has emotion. the songs are like stories. musicianship is detailed and beautiful. it rocks!!!

author: Geo
I heard the sample on AOL, and am ordering the CD. Loved Stagelight Lover.

I loved Stagelight Lover. I would like to hear more songs by her.
author: Infinity
I listened to the songs from your group. My favorite song was Stagelight Lover. She has a unique voice. I liked the whole CD, in general, but Stagelight Lover is the BEST!
LAST NIGHT IN TIDIOUTE

Awards! Track of the Day on 6May2008 in Blues Rock

Best Male Vocals in Blues Rock, week of 16Jun2008
GARAGEBAND ADVISORY BOARD - REVIEWERS PICKS AWARDS 'LAST NIGHT IN TIDIOUTE" (Jan 11, 2009)
LAST NIGHT IN TIDIOUTE


Top Notch Performance
Long intro of talking and laughing, music doesn't start until 1:47
When the music starts it is full of intensity and pure energy. Live recording; sounds like it would have been amazing and full of raw energy to have seen live.
Song has a rockin Doors/Jim Morrison feel and sound. The lead singer really knows how to charge the audience.



- opnsrc
Currently..., Ontario, Canada
OPENSOURCE - TORONTO,ONTARIO (Jan 11, 2009)
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