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"Abandon All Plans"


Hailing from Richmond, California, is the constantly inventive rock and
roll band called Iwori. The bands CD, entitled Abandon All
Plans is a innovative and refreshing mix of sounds influenced by iconic
music artists such as Led Zeppelin, Santana, Leslie West, Hendrix,
Wishbone Ash, Neil Young and Thin Lizzy, among many others.

What Iwori does so elegantly, is to take all these influences and meld
them together to create a distinct sound of their own. With crunching
guitars, unbridled rock riffs, inventive bass lines, stellar keyboards,
poignant lyrics and stalwart drumming, Iwori creates an intoxicating
pallette of sound that is progressive as well as classic.

One of the singles, the dynamic cut Sirens, may remind some of
Grand Funk Railroad, yet to others, it may sound like vintage Traffic,
but that is the beauty. The song flows seamlessly into a seductive
rocker, filled with imaginative guitar licks, echoing organ riffs, snappy
drum work and it exudes phenomenal creativity. Another song, the
Hendrix-like guitar work of River Song,? is a march-like progression
oozing with deft bass lines and passionate lyrics that all lead to an
intense refrain.

All in all, the CD Abandon All Plans is a masterpiece of
striking, well articulated music filled with disciplined and engaging rock and
roll that will have an overpowering impact, as Iwori captures the
essence of musical passion. - Robert Benson @ wwwdemm.com

"Hear 'em on MySpace, or at a club near you"

Richmond's Iwori plays San Francisco's Hotel Utah on May 23. The band exudes classic rock power on such tunes as "Sirens" and "River Song." They deliver a strong socio-political message on "As Blossoms Fall." Guitarist/vocalist Micah Charlot is a force to be reckoned with.

By Paul Freeman / Entertainment Writer - Palo Alto Daily News


Abandon All Plans
8 song Lp
Tracks are currently being played on various internet radio stations around the globe



IWORI was conceived in 2006 by singer songwriter/guitarist Micah Charlot.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Micah has been exposed to and played many different styles of music; from studying guitar with Joe Satriani and playing in Punk and Metal bands to playing reggae and spending many years studying and performing Afro Cuban percussion with such greats as Changuito of Cuba and Mingo Lewis of Santana and Al Di Meola.

Jack Passion is a veteran of Bay Area bands Morning
Theory, Betabel, and Hagen. He won "Best Bass Player" at a regional battle of the bands; The 2nd place bassist went on with his band to win 1st place at the world level.

Boston, Massachusetts native Art McConnell has been a drummer since age 10. He has performed extensively throughout The U.S. and U.K, and at sea aboard the Island Princess. A diverse and versatile musician, Art has performed with or opened for such artists as The Scissor Sisters, Third World, The B-52s, Boston music award winners Lovewhip, Accurate records recording artist A Fire In The Boathouse, Dr. Yusef Lateef and the Jody Grind.

The musicianship and collective experience of IWORI's members makes the live show a force to be reckoned with.