pop/rock/alternative - songwriters and musicians from Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Hi guys. It's really good to hear a new track from you. Although it's quite a dark subject I think it's a bit different for your songwriting but your acoustic sound still has the Alive trademark. It's a sad and dark story which focuses on reality but I like your approach to this. This is a fine and thoughtful story song which makes the listener think of their own life. It's good to hear a new song from you guys. PJ
I love the tune and your vocals...Great!
Nah...no way corny. Interesting dark subject though...funny what we can get moved by. I thought the story -telling came over well actually...its just picture painting in mood-mode. Love that odd chord at 1 min...how the heck did ya do that? keith
Corny? Well you're a humble guy. I really like this story and tune. A sad journey that is drenched in reality and laid out in a wonderful blanket of your wonderful music.
Hi Guys, I think its a fantastic idea, and a fine, fine tune, I like your vocals here, nice and clear, very deep and haunting, but ultimately life affirming for a heavy subject, very trippy chord progressions here, I love it!
This is right on and in no way corny as you say! Sometimes it's the songs we're not sure about that are the ones that shine the brightest! I think this is one of those songs for you? Sounds like you really embraced it and came up with a winner like what happens when you take the time. Good work! -Mike
Its not corny in the least, its a sad story with a really good chord progression and vocal, well worth developing in my opinion but i know that sometimes a song just wont grow for whatever reason... frustrating. Enjoyed the demo James and Tony, thumbs. Gibbo
a tune as enigmatic as DB16..Alive at it's best..James' vocal in fine form...sweet melody...jangly guitars..a great demo of an idea that may remain as it is...or...? what are your plans for this James?
Good to you and Tony again. This is what I heard in the summer of 2011 when I first joined mp3u...Alive! Enjoyed!
Thanks Dave and Christy - will be listening to your latest cuts in a bit. I think DB16 is one of those sad cases where you get a great idea for a song but then cannot make it work for some reason. I remember sitting in a pub with Tony trying to rewrite the damn thing but to no avail. I'm glad we recorded this demo though - i like the simplicity and bits of the melody. James
nice vocal on here!!
After reading your comments on the story behind the song, I looked for the lyrics....turned out I didn't need 'em, getting the full gist of this on the first listen. Sad tale, and will agree about the slightly "corny" feel, stereotypical images of the "lost" woman and her tragic end crop up while listening due to the many, many times this story has been told. Can't find any fault with your performances and production, always a pleasure hearing you guys.
Like minded songwriters and musicians from the North East of England who enjoy writing and recording their own songs.
James Bell - lead vocals,guitar,bass,keyboards,tambourine
Anthony Ramanauskas - guitar,vocals,bass,keyboards
Grant Smith - lead guitar,vocals,bass
Andrew David - Drums