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Fools Paradise

Port Hueneme, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Port Hueneme, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Metal

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Fools Paradise @ Outlaws Grill and Saloon

California, United States

California, United States

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"Brian Vibberts - New Album Review 2012"

Great lyrically. Song after song, the album stays strong.
- Wasted Years: "It's a musical masterpiece, with all the complex time signatures, etc."
- War: "Hard-hitting ROCK!... Another highlight of the album..." - Brian Vibberts (Four Time Grammy Award Winner)


"Album Review by R. Scott Bolton"

In my review of the band's earlier demo, I said: "A full-length CD from these guys would be something to behold." Now, finally, "This World", the full-length CD by Fools Paradise is here and I am pleased to report that it is indeed something to behold.

"This World" starts out with a track (Why) that sounds a lot like Uriah Heap. It's got that classic, vintage rock sound that you used to hear on the radio all the time but can't find now no matter how hard you try. Track 2 (Midnight Lover) sounds like vintage Deep Purple. Do you see the theme here yet? This is an album for anybody who likes the classic hard rock era, but "This World" still has enough of a freshedge -- with its high production values, quality songwriting, etc, -- that it sounds new and just great.

Vocalist Nick Neilson still sounds a lot like Meat Loaf at times, which of course, is a good thing; Meat Loaf is one of the best vocalists in rock history. This is no more apparent than on track 6 "World's Burning". The solos on the CD are fiery and dynamic in the vein of Ted Nugent's style. And the songs are irresistible, hooking you from the beginning and getting those hooks in deeper with each and every listen.

"This World" is one of my favorite albums of last year, and this year, as well. It's fast, fun and a total blast to listen to.
- Rough Edge


"Demo Review: by R. Scott Bolton"

The three tracks on the demo we received are all well-written and very well executed tunes that delivered what the band promises: More than just rock'n'roll songs, more of a rock'n'roll story. A comparison to Styx and Meat Loaf isn't so much because Fools Paradise sounds like those bands, but because their songwriting style and sophisticated performance is similar. A full-length CD from these guys would be something to behold - like a music novel as opposed to a CD.

This demo was recorded at 2CarGarage Studio with the final mix-down done at Ventura's legendary Goldmine Recording Studio by Jeff Cowan and Nick Neilson.

FOOLS PARADISE: Nick Neilson - lead guitar, lead vocals; David Kurdelak - drums, backup vocals; Clarence "C" Eldridge - bass guitar, backup vocals.
- Rough Edge


""This World" (Self-produced; 2010) Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton"

In my review of the band's earlier demo, I said: "A full-length CD from these guys would be something to behold." Now, finally, "This World," the full-length CD by Fools Paradise is here and I am pleased to report that is indeed something to behold.

"This World" starts out with a track that sounds a lot like Uriah Heap. It's got that classic, vintage rock sound that you used to hear on the radio all the time but can't find now no matter how hard you try. Track 2 sounds like vintage Deep Purple. Do you see the theme here yet? This is an album for anybody who likes the classic hard rock era, but "This World" still has enough of a fresh edge -- with its high production values, quality songwriting, etc. -- that it sounds new and just great.

Vocalist Nick Neilson still sounds a lot like Meat Loaf at times, which of course, is a good thing; Meat Loaf is one of the best vocalists in rock history. This is no more apparent than on track 6, "World's Burning." The solos on the CD are fiery and dynamic in the vein of Ted Nugent's style. And the songs are irresistible, hooking you from the beginning and getting those hooks in deeper with each and every listen.

"This World" is one of my favorite albums of last year ... and this year, as well. It's fast, fun and a total blast to listen to. - Rough Edge


Discography

IN FOR THE KILL -- Self-Published/Released 7/14/2014.  

THIS WORLD -- Self-Published/Released on 4/1/2010. 

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Bio

One of the Best Original Hard Driving Kick Ass Hard Rock Bands
in
Southern California

Fools Paradise is progressive Hard Rock on the edge of Metal.

We strive for perfection and innovation in our music. We receive great responses for our originality, high quality and unforgettable live shows, because we believe in giving the audience what they came for, by delivering a performance worthy of the grandest venue, no matter its size or local.

Fools Paradise has performed at venues in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties including the Coach House, the Whisky A-Go-Go, Paladinos, The Arena and the Ventura Theatre. We have opened for UFO and the Lou Gramm band (former lead singer to Foreigner).

Fools Paradise is a High Energy, Hard Driving, Kick Ass Rock musical experience on the edge of Metal. We are available for bookings at clubs, theatres, festivals, fairs, events, colleges and arenas. Fools Paradise will consider filling a vacant slot on short notice. Check us out on the web at www.FoolsParadise.us and myspace/FoolsParadiseSoCal.

A High Energy, Hard Driving, Hard Rock Musical Experience on the Edge of Metal.

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