tip: the debut album from PAY-TV, formerly known as the Rockhouse Brothers
As the Rockhouse Brothers they celebrated enormous success on Hamburg's
Reeperbahn. Concerts at the "Knust" or "Thomas Read"
became unforgettable music events.
Within a short time, Joey, Jamie, and "The Wolfman" earned
themselves huge popularity . Their repertoire comprised typical Rock'n'Roll
and Beat songs, while their outer appearance reminded us of a Rockabilly
band from the 50's.
But times change, old habits need to be broken, and new challenges lie
ahead. The Rockhouse Brothers became PAY-TV. Their music still remains
"handmade", but new songs were written by the guys themselves,
and harmonies have been honed. The first CD of this band was released
this past January, and the result is worth seeing.
"Spicy No.11", the title of this CD, connects the old with
the new perfectly. The half -acoustic guitar of Joey and the driving
beat of the band still set the tone for their music, but these three
guys have learned a lot. The changing tempos, the beautiful lyrics and
the three part vocal harmonies are reminiscent of "Ryan Adams and
"Coldplay". But this comparison does the young musicians no
justice, because PAY-TV is a new band with fresh ideas.
Cited: hamburg.de, January 2004
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