Review For The Shams Out Of Belgium

No surprise that even the Belgians are into Irish rockers The Shams. Music site RootsTime laid out a nice review for the band’s EP “One and All”.

Here is the translated review:

“‘The Shams’ is an alternative rock band from San Francisco, California, which in 2011 saw the light after lead singer Sean Daly, guitarist Joe Kennedy, lead guitarist Henry Moser, bassist Tommy O’Mahony and drummer and songwriter James Scragg had decided hands to store and to seek their success in the world of music together.

With the EP “One And All” join them for the first time with a record out. Six songs were put together for this release, after the band had managed to collect through the fundraising website ‘Kickstarter’ the necessary financing funds.

The sound of “The Shams” was clearly influenced by British and especially Irish rock formations such as The Pogues, “” The Cure and The Smiths’ and the reasons can be found in the fact that Joey Kennedy, Sean Daly and James Scragg all three from Ireland tribes. It is therefore mostly heard on the ‘Gaelic’-pronunciation of the English language by lead singer Sean Daly. The two other band members indeed have Irish roots from a previous generation.

There is a clear ‘speed’ in four of the six songs on “One And All”: opener “Sunset Paddy’s” boozer songs “Go On Homeboys” and “Drinks Are On Me” and punk-rock song “Sick To Death” at the end of the CD. An exception is the beautiful rock ballad “Not Bothered” and the album title track “One And All” (see video) as from the repertoire of The Pogues’ seems to have been picked, although or sung by Shane MacGowan clone or still has all his teeth.

This ep seems ideal to listen to a hearty crate of beer at the ready. You better find that everything goes much better sound and will invite them to sing irresistible as the empty bottles to be getting. Still here bear on the Irish accent. Cheers!


shams front cover final

Don’t forget to purchase the EP on iTunes here:

“Twisted Soul” Receives Review From Over Seas

The new album from Jessi Teich is no longer receiving praise from solely within the United States, with this latest review coming from out of Belgium.

Here is the translated version:

A masterful blend of jazz, blues and soul as Jessi Teich describes itself like her new album ‘Twisted Soul’ and what can we do then to add because she has to equal 100%. For the recording of this album drew this in Philly-based singer-songwriter to Madame Freak Studi in Paris. After a few difficult moments in her life as the process of separation of her parents or the loss of her voice is this Jessi Teich in a new turning point in her career and life.
Love and broken hearts are but a few items which Jessi can write smoothly and that weerspigelt smoothly into this album. In her home country she is often compared to Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Fiona Apple. When she writes her songs is as if her emotions run wild, and therefore there is so much depth to her songs.
ON this’ Twisted Soul ‘also found two covers there like’ Cry Me A River “by Justin Timberlake but also” Clap Hands “Master Tom Waits. Her own repertoire is varied as the ‘poppy’ ‘Think You Do’ with some French influences such as the accordion of Laurent Derache. On the opening track ‘The Haunting’ Jessie Teich choose again for her jazzy songs.
The support of one of the top pianists like Thierry Maillard do her powerful voice extra climb emotive heights. Also title track ‘Twisted Soul’ is a song she tries to maintain the togetherness between jazz and pop, as well as the dreamy sung ‘Lucid Lover’, a song with hit potential.
A well-received introduction to this Jessi Teich and its ‘Twisted Soul’ and ‘Someday’ I will also sometimes live can hear. Retrieval of the power in her voice is also part of the process of liberation that she can experience with this album.
Freddy Vandervelpen (4)
Line up:
Jessi Teich: vocals
Thierry Maillard: piano
Yoann Schmidt: Drums
Matyas Szandai: double bass
Laurent Derache: accordion
Dai Miyazaki: guitar
John Morgan Kimock: percussion
Track listing:
The Haunting
Think You Do
Clap Hands (Tom Waits)
Twisted Soul
Diggin ‘A Ditch
Lucid Lover
Sunday Morning
Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley & Scott Storch)
The Simple Life
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