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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

{MUSIC REVIEW} HUDSON LIGHTS - release day of the self titled album!

And today...a little something different! I jumped at the opportunity of doing a music review!

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Hudson Lights

Hudson Lights

Composed of 4 vocal artists from the Rocky Mountains, Hudson Lights creates a fresh fusion of contemporary pop and jazz like you've never heard before! World-class harmonies and consummate showmanship make this an unforgettable music experience. Equal parts thrilling, inspiring, and effortlessly charming, Hudson Lights brings a classy edge back to mainstream pop.

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HUDSON LIGHTS will release their self-titled debut album November 12, 2013. They released a single, “Good to Me”, on iTunes in September.

The group is composed of four male vocal artists from around the country: McKay Crockett, Keith Evans, Joseph Moore and Ross Welch. Together they create a fresh fusion of contemporary pop and jazz music.
The upbeat album features classic covers of legends like Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. They also have several original songs.

Bob Ahlander, director of music at Shadow Mountain Records, says “Hudson Lights fills a void in the music scene.”

They have already had some notable performances. They debuted at the Marriot Center during the BYU Women’s Conference Concert in May, and placed 2nd in a contest to open for Kelly Clarkson at the STADIUM OF FIRE in June.
On November 22nd they’ll perform for a crowd of 10,000 as part of Deseret Book’s “Time Out for Women” event at the Maverik Center. Tickets are available here.

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I loved this CD in its entirety. I've always been a fan of collegiate a capella groups. I loved participating in my high school's singers group and the smaller a capella group, and though I did not continue it in college (definitely not talented enough!), I did attend as many of the concerts I could at Boston University to listen to the various groups who would visit, etc.

This CD exemplifies that kind of sound - clear, wonderful tonations, great harmonization, and an excellent choice of popular songs, contemporary and from the past, to cover! I don't know how else to describe it, so I'll just say what I'm thinking: this is definitely non-nasal/whiny kind of singing. This is clear and beautiful, peppy, jazzy, an excellent collection of songs that make you want to sing along. I wasn't familiar with all of the covers and had to look them up. Listening to the originals of some of them and then listening to HUDSON LIGHTS, I actually preferred HUDSON LIGHTS' rendition more! 

If you love singing groups, this CD is one you MUST get your hands on. It releases today. For a perfect example of the sound, check out the video a little ways down of their CALL ME MAYBE cover! 

"Call Me Maybe"

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Ends 11/24/13

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