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The Night Crew show what they can do on debut CD

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“ Introducing the Night Crew” is a good introduction to the  London/ Ontario  ’60s/’70s inspired rock trio featuring frontman Tommy “Solo” Carriere.
The eight song CD is reminiscent of bands like CCR and the Doobie Brothers on songs like “ Baby Turns Me On.”

Click here to hear the Night Crew They come by their ’70s influence naturally as Tommy Solo was a familiar face in  the ’70s playing with numerous bands all over Ontario.

. Solo evened turned down the lead guitar spot in a band that was to become Honeymoon Suite.

 But they begin with a more of a roots rock feel on  “We Were Young” which they revisit  the catchy “ When I Call.” which reminds me of British rockers Sweet. “ Without You” combines the riffs along with touches of blues and soul, especially on  the big guitar solo, which really does step right out of the ’70s.
“Turn on the Light”  is a big riffed’70s style rocker but Carriere also shows some prodigious acoustic  guitar chops on “Lisa’s Song,” which is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
They also have a Can con ’70s feel along the lines of a more groovy Trooper.
To add to the ’70s feel they cover the BJ Thomas/ Blue Swede’s  hit  “Hooked on a Feeling.”
 So the eight songs really do provide an introduction to what the band can do and the different styles they can play.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
 CD: Introducing the Night Crew
Band: the Night Crew
Genre: rock/ blues
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