Look Up...Way Up!
Exploding...out of Calgary, we shall soon feel the impact from this thunderous four piece! Keep your eyes on "These Raven Skies"...a funk fuelled straight up rock band that is about to release their self titled debut. The lads are not just a fantastic rock group, they are savvy business men as well! They formed their own label, secured a major distribution deal with Universal Music Group and are putting the pieces in place for a full scale attack on the nation!
The group did record under the name of "Dreams Of Reason", however their music was taking on a different direction, so much so that the four decided to change their name as well. "These Raven Skies" display some Progressive elements, but rooted in Rock and Blues, with a healthy dose of some, what I call, "Hardened Folk". Jeff Martin of "The Tea Party" heard what these amazing four were up to and was quick to offer his help! Assisting with the production, and finding a harmonious relationship with the group's song writing team, Jeff ended up co-writing several songs on the self-titled debut! Working from their hard-rock background, "These Raven Skies" have expanded their playing with some very interesting use of differing instruments, and building up their songs with a funky rock groove that actually opens up everything! One listen of their new album, and you will surely hear a depth seldom heard, an expertise in playing that would be attributed to a much older band! The structure of each song shows a musical maturity, but a freshness as well. Plus, there is nothing on this album that cannot be performed live--promising us that their live shows will be thunderous, yet intimate!
An album that is varied, yet united in that the group have successfully developed a "Signature Sound"--there is no mistaking "These Raven Skies"!
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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:
The Blue Gator: Young 'Uns: July 25th/26th Poppa Dawg: July 31st The Goods: Aug. 1st/2nd Zamboni Brothers: August 7th Jimmy LeGuillouxBand: August 8th/9th Rann Berry: August 15th & 16th
Doc Willoughby's: No Sinner: July 27th Wild Son: August 2nd The Mean Threes: August 8th
The Minstrel Café: Shannon Gay & Kristian Alexandrov: July 25th Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette: July 26th Drew Rouse: July 28th
South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton): Alice In Chains: August 8th
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