IWORI

IWORI

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Hailing from Richmond, California, is the constantly inventive rock and roll band called IWORI. With crunching guitars, unbridled rock riffs, inventive bass lines, poignant lyrics and stalwart drumming, IWORI creates an intoxicating pallette of sound that is progressive as well as classic.

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Abandon All Plans – Robert Benson @ wwwdemm.com

IWORI

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.

Hear 'em on MySpace, or at a club near you – Palo Alto Daily News

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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.
www.myspace.com/iwori

By Paul Freeman / Entertainment Writer